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NJPAC Presents Paul Anka- Friday, August 5thNJPAC Presents Paul Anka- Friday, August 5th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present Paul Anka one of the greatest songwriters in pop-music history with over seven decades of creating lifetime hits including 'In the Still of the Night,' 'Sincerely,' '(You're) Having My Baby,' 'Times of Your Life' and so much more. (more...)

The Motown Sound Lives On With the Houston SymphonyThe Motown Sound Lives On With the Houston Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

In a one-night-only performance, the Houston Symphony will recreate the legendary sounds of the Motor City with The Men of Motown at 7:30 p.m. July 16 as part of the Bank of America Summer Series at Jones Hall. (more...)

David Bowie Tribute Set for Spencer Theatre, 7/7David Bowie Tribute Set for Spencer Theatre, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?David Brighton is the world's best David Bowie impersonator and performer with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage. His "Space Oddity" is a brilliant and astounding tribute, perfectly mirroring the electrifying superstar, an avante guard musician, composer, lyricist, actor and dramatist who was always ahead of what came next! >From pop/rock legend and mime dancer to space alien Ziggy Stardust, David Brighton and his stellar five-man band chronicle all of David Bowie's Ch-Ch-Changes in electrifying Technicolor. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 SeasonOld School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: Apollo Theater Hosts Spring Gala, Featuring LL Cool J, Prince Tribute & MorePhoto Flash: Apollo Theater Hosts Spring Gala, Featuring LL Cool J, Prince Tribute & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

 Last evening, the Apollo Theater celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Gala raising $1.7M for its year-round artistic and community programming initiatives.  The concert portion of the evening was hosted by LL COOL J, and opened with the dynamic dancing duo Laurent & Larry Bourgeois of Les Twins.  The concert also featured performances by legendary R&B group, The O'Jays including rousing version of Love Train, The Backstabbers, For the Love of Money and more.  Rising star vocalist, Leon Bridges brought the crowd to its feet with a performance of Mustang Sally and vocalist Andra Day performed her hit song City Burns,followed by a touching performance of Unforgettable in tribute to legendary songstress Natalie Cole. Host LL COOL J also joined DJ D-Nice for a tribute to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest - one of several iconic artists lost in 2016.  (more...)

The Children's Acting Company Presents GREASE at American Theatre of Actors Opening 5/20The Children's Acting Company Presents GREASE at American Theatre of Actors Opening 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

The Children's Acting Company production of 'Grease: School Version', opens Friday, May 20 at American Theatre of Actors, located at 314 West 54 Street.  Performances are Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

KING JOHN Cast Announced at Rose Theatre KingstonKING JOHN Cast Announced at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces cast for King John. Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose to direct Jamie Ballard as King John, Howard Charles as Philip the Bastard, Lisa Dillon as Constance and Maggie Steed as Queen Eleanor. (more...)

Nazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance to Present GREASENazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance to Present GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League are pleased to present Grease - the three-time Tony Award-nominated musical about 10 working-class high school seniors, that is as popular today as when it premiered in 1971 - as the fourth and final show in the department's 2015-2016 production season. The show will run for one weekend only: April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.; in the Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

The Charlie Daniels Band to Perform at bergenPAC, 4/28The Charlie Daniels Band to Perform at bergenPAC, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents: The Charlie Daniels Band-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jarrod Spector, Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform on New Series THE KATEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jarrod Spector, Ana Gasteyer & More to Perform on New Series THE KATE
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

A lively and original new national music series, THE KATE, pays homage to the series' muse and namesake, Katharine Hepburn, evoking the high-spirited charisma and iconoclastic essence of the cultural icon by featuring a dynamic lineup of vibrant artists who have something to say and share it during their performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE NAP with Jack O'Connell and More at the CruciblePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE NAP with Jack O'Connell and More at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP, directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson, recently announced a one-week extension through 2 April at the Crucible Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos of the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!AMERICAN MASTERS to Celebrate Rock'n'Roll Legend Fats Domino 2/26; Watch Sneak Peek!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. (more...)

JD McPherson Plays the Fox Theatre TonightJD McPherson Plays the Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Z2 Entertainment will present JD McPherson with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre tonight, November 14th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $18 advanced or $20 day of show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jarrod Spector and THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC on 10/25BWW Interview: Jarrod Spector and THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC on 10/25
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 22, 2015

Jarrod Spector will appear at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in 'The American Songbook' performance on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Stevie Wonder Tribute Set for CCPA TonightStevie Wonder Tribute Set for CCPA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Byron 'BK ' Davis Steinway International Artist is returning to Coralville to perform a ninety minute Stevie Wonder tribute. Performances will take place tonight, October 10 at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM. (more...)

Stevie Wonder Tribute Set for CCPA, 10/10Stevie Wonder Tribute Set for CCPA, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Byron 'BK ' Davis Steinway International Artist is returning to Coralville to perform a ninety minute Stevie Wonder tribute. Performances will take place Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM. Tickets are $12-$27, and are available through the CCPA Box Office at 319-248-9370, and online at www.coralvillearts.org. (more...)

Broadway Buddies Ambler & Brandt to Premiere New Duo Act at Feinstein's at the NikkoBroadway Buddies Ambler & Brandt to Premiere New Duo Act at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Singers and actors Jim Ambler [Footloose (original Broadway cast), Saturday Night Fever, The Producers, Cats] and Pierce Peter Brandt (Les Miserables, Martin Guerre, Jesus Christ Superstar) are making their cabaret debut as a duo in 'Two on the Boards' at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (7pm, doors open 5:30). (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that writer and director Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin -- Broadway and currently at Pasadena Playhouse) has obtained the stage rights to Gayle Wald's biography SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK-AND-ROLL TRAILBLAZER ROSETTA THARPE (Beacon Press, 2007). Johnson is currently in discussion with producers and regional theatres to present and produce SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

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