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BWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92YBWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Mar 18, 2017

Though all of Harvey Granat's midday events are illuminating and entertaining, his most recent SONGS AND STORIES on March 16 at 92Y could've easily continued at least another half hour buoyed by audience enthusiasm. The event's special guests, author/producer/journalist Will Friedwald (who has his own 92Y series), and President of Jimmy Van Heusen's catalog, his great nephew, Brook Babcock, were both knowledgeable, engaging raconteurs. It was also a great pleasure to watch the two men join infectiously enjoying the afternoon. (more...)

BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch!BWW Review: THAT GIRL/THAT BOY - That Amazing Charles Busch!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 14, 2017

The award-winning playwright/drag legend/cabaret artiste Charles Busch displayed the reasons why he's such a creative force to be reckoned with as he had the Rockwell audience easily eating out of his outstretched hands in his THAT GIRL/THAT BOY cabaret show. Busch and his adoring fans most deservingly experienced a two-way love affair with each witty bon mot or sobering lyric Busch casually or dramatically tossed. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at BirdlandKaren Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Broadway Duo Sings Ode to Music's Best Marriages at Wharton CenterBroadway Duo Sings Ode to Music's Best Marriages at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special night of music! (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters ProjectTony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announce Stephen Bray, Tony, and Grammy-nominated songwriter for The Color Purple, will join the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project as a Master Teacher. (more...)

Multiple Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley to Bring Michel Legrand Tribute Show to Don't Tell MamaMultiple Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley to Bring Michel Legrand Tribute Show to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

In what he has been calling the third part of a 'Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,' 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2016 and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his most recent show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at Don't Tell Mama (W 46th St., between 8th & 9th Ave) on March 17 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass. After performing his Legrand Tribute show at the Metropolitan Room last August, BistroAwards.com called it ' . . . smart, funny, and well constructed . . . a good mix of classic and rarer material . . .' (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents A Stunning Night Of Disney, Broadway And Re-Imagined Pop Songs with LEA SALONGA IN CONCERTBWW REVIEW: The SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents A Stunning Night Of Disney, Broadway And Re-Imagined Pop Songs with LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT
by Jade Kops - Feb 3, 2017

Darling of stage and voice of Disney Princesses, Lea Salonga, with the help of the SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, under the baton of Gerard Salonga, brought the Sydney Opera House audience to its feet in a flawless performance. (more...)

Karen Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIMEKaren Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will release her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records on March 3, 2017. (more...)

Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Sing About Marriage on Valentine's Day at Wharton CenterJarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Sing About Marriage on Valentine's Day at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special night of music! Newly- married Broadway vets Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett are often asked, 'What's it like to be married to a fellow artist?' Bringing to life the greatest songs birthed from the greatest marriages, the two attempt to answer that question. (more...)

12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented songwriters, aged 18 to 30 years, for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Bruce Hornsby to Perform at Sedona International Film Festival; Tickets on Sale MondayMichael Feinstein, Bruce Hornsby to Perform at Sedona International Film Festival; Tickets on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tickets for three-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaker's Sedona International Film Festival opening concert on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein's performance of the Great American Songbook on Friday, Feb. 24 go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.  (more...)

TOOTSIE Stage Adaptation Headed to Broadway in 2018?TOOTSIE Stage Adaptation Headed to Broadway in 2018?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

As reported back in 2012, the 1982 comedy film TOOTSIE, which starred Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman, is being adapted for Broadway by Scott Sanders, producer behind THE COLOR PURPLE and more. Now, according to an interview with the Australian, TOOTSIE 'is about a year away.' (more...)


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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March EventsScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its lineup for March events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Rebecca Spencer Debuts New Concert at The Wallis Sorting RoomRebecca Spencer Debuts New Concert at The Wallis Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her return to the Los Angeles concert scene when she headlines at The Sorting Room at The Wallis, LA's newest nightclub, at 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 13. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo CenterAndrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW & MAC Award Nominee JEFF MACAULEY To Celebrate The Music of Michel Legrand in LE GRAND TOUR at Metropolitan Room, 11/19 at 7 pmBWW & MAC Award Nominee JEFF MACAULEY To Celebrate The Music of Michel Legrand in LE GRAND TOUR at Metropolitan Room, 11/19 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In what he is calling the third part of a 'Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,' 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will continue the run of his new show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on November 19 at 7 pm. Macauley's Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Tex Arnold and Jon Burr is on bass. (more...)


by Troy Frisby - Oct 18, 2016

Invoking Barbra, Judy and a host of other mononymous musical divas, Anneliese van der Pol came to play during her solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 29. Winningly self-deprecating, van der Pol (VANITIES) kept the show moving and refreshingly loose, joking after the first number, 'So I'm Laura Benanti...' (more...)

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