Melissa Etheridge News

Billy Porter, Laverne Cox and More Will Join Sting and Patti LuPone for UPRISING OF LOVE Benefit Concert at Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz have announced additional performers and presenters for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on Monday, September 15th at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting and Patti LuPone to Headline UPRISING OF LOVE LGBT Benefit Concert at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Monday, September 15th, as the world converges upon New York City for the United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Executive Producers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playbook) will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). (more...)

Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 18, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony plays Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, WALL-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. and Brave through Sunday July 20 at the building with perfect acoustics, Davies Symphony Hall. Film clips accompany their counterparts, and even the few Pixar films that disappointed find new life and movement when highlighted with their scores. Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic. (more...)

ABC Announces Return of STAND UP TO CANCER, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (more...)

Star-Studded STAND UP TO CANCER Broadcast Set for 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arielle Jacobs Brings BACK TO FREE to The Triad!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jul 01, 2014

'Arielle Jacobs: Back to Free' just played last night, June 30, at Stage 72: The Triad. In her debut solo cabaret, Arielle Jacobs, star of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS and Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, went on a personal journey into the exploration of Freedom; wanting it, fighting it, and questioning what it is - through the music of inspiring female artists such as Sara Bareilles, Joni Mitchell, Linda Rondstadt, Ella Fitzgerald, Melissa Etheridge, India Arie and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Star Arielle Jacobs to Debut Solo Cabaret BACK TO FREE at Stage 72, 6/30; Comes to LA, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

'Arielle Jacobs: Back to Free' begins at 7 PM on Monday June 30, 2014, at Stage 72: The Triad, located at 158 West 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus. (more...)

Philip Sayce Announces New Album INFLUENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Provogue Records is pleased to announce the August 25th release of the new studio album from one of the most inspirational blues rock guitarists on the planet, Philip Sayce. Aptly entitled “Influence”, the album, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, California Breed), will be released on Ltd. Edition 180 gram double vinyl (1,000 copies only), CD and digital download. (more...)

SoundExchange Launches 'Project72' Campaign in Support of The RESPECT Act
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ SoundExchange was joined by dozens of recording artists today to launch 'Project72,' a campaign to ensure equal treatment for musicians and rights holders with sound recordings made prior to 1972 from digital radio. Project72 is launching in conjunction with today's introduction of The RESPECT Act, by Representatives George Holding (R-NC) and John Conyers (D-MI). Their legislation would require digital radio services to pay royalties to pre-1972 artists when their music is played by companies that use the statutory license administered by SoundExchange. (more...)

Jason Alexander & More Set for Nat Geo's THE '90'S: THE LAST GREAT DECADE?, 7/6
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

They had us singing, laughing, crying, cheering and reflecting, sometimes all at the same time. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Billy Porter and the 2014 Boston Pops Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 09, 2014

In a phone conversation, Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Billy Porter, Leonard Nimoy and the upcoming Pops season (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter, Jennifer Holliday & More Celebrate THE WIZARD OF OZ with 'Over the Rainbow' Tribute
by Stage Tube - May 09, 2014

Artists from their Spring 2014 season sing 'Over the Rainbow' to help the Boston Pops celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Artists include Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Porter, The Hot Sardines, Jennifer Holliday, and Leonard Nimoy. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at Capitol Center For The Arts, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 8, at 7:30pm as part of a limited run of live dates in an intimate theatre setting (more...)

The Grove Theatre Presents VENICE with Music from Members of the Lennon Sisters Family on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Trying to describe the music of Venice, the band created by and consisting of members of the Lennon Sisters family, is a little like trying to describe a perfect sunset or the feeling of first love. It transcends words -- you just know it's great. They will be at The Grove one night only - on May 18th at 6 pm. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) will celebrate its 25th annual Corporate Night on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Melissa Etheridge performing with members of the CSO, led by conductor Sean O'Loughlin. Over the course of more than two decades as a performer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge has earned her post as one of rock 'n' roll's most respected artists with numerous hits, such as 'I'm the Only One,' 'Come to My Window' and 'I Want to Come Over.' (more...)

GMCLA Announces Impressive Honoree Lineup For 3rd Annual Voice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (, whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music, announced an impressive lineup of honorees for the organizations 3 rd annual Voice Awards to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. India's Crown Prince Manvendra, the world's first openly gay royal; Southern California business leaders and community activists Brian Pendleton & Chad Goldman; Uprising of Love, a coalition raising international awareness about the violence faced by the worldwide LGBT community being represented by co-founder Bruce Cohen and Melissa Etheridge; and the Montgomerys, the subjects of the documentary Families Are Forever, which examines a Mormon family's journey to accept their gay son, will each receive top honors throughout the evening. The high-profile charity event will raise vital funds for GMCLA programs that encourage diversity and acceptance through the performing arts in schools across the United States. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Very few seats remain to see Melissa Etheridge in her 'This is ME Solo' concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. This limited engagement event with music icon and multiple Grammy Award winning Melissa Etheridge will captivate what is going to be a sold-out crowd. (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Performs Houston's 'I Have Nothing' at White House Event
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

TV star and Broadway vet Ariana Grande performed the classic Whitney Houston ballad 'I Have Nothing' at the White House for the Women of Soul event (more...)

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