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Photo Flash: Steve Ross Salutes Long Career and Legendary Songwriters at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Steve Ross Salutes Long Career and Legendary Songwriters at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to host the return of pianist/singer Steve Ross in "An Evening With Steve Ross" on Monday, May 25 at 7pm. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical 'Hamilton') addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25Mercedes Ellington to Celebrate Duke Ellington's 116th Birthday at Ellington Statue, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA), headed by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, the Duke's granddaughter, will celebrate Ellington's 116th birthday this year on Saturday, April 25, with a musical tribute to five other legendary jazz performers from 1 to 3 PM in front of the towering Duke Ellington Statue in the Plaza at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington & Lee Roy Reams Set for ON TAP!, 3/14Mercedes Ellington & Lee Roy Reams Set for ON TAP!, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Legacy 36, LLC in association with The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ON TAP!: From Broadway To The Silver Screen, a song and dance show celebrating tap dancing stars, styles and traditions starring The Legacy Dancers: A Line of Former Rockettes with guest stars Mercedes Ellington and Lee Roy Reams on Saturday, March 14th. ON TAP! is co-produced, directed and choreographed by Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Next month Juilliard Dances Repertory presents masterworks by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Juilliard dancers perform Martha Graham's Dark Meadow and Merce Cunningham's BIPED. Aaron Sherber will conduct the Juilliard musicians performing the music live with the dancers for Dark Meadow. (more...)

Candido to Receive Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement AwardCandido to Receive Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The legendary Latin and Jazz percussionist Candido, now 103 years young, will be presented with the Duke Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, at DECFA's annual “Ring Dem Bells” holiday party and concert Monday, December 8 (5:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West (at 76th Street), it was announced by Mercedes Ellington, the noted dancer/choreographer, who is Duke Ellington's granddaughter and founder and artistic director of DECFA. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center's 2014 RING DEM BELLS Holiday Party and Concert Set for Dec 8Duke Ellington Center's 2014 RING DEM BELLS Holiday Party and Concert Set for Dec 8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

This year's "Ring Dem Bells" holiday party will take place on Monday evening, December 8, 2014, at Landmark On the Park, a popular event venue at 160 Central Park West (at 76th Street). (more...)

Stage 72 Presents HIDDEN TREASURES III, 11/30Stage 72 Presents HIDDEN TREASURES III, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

Noted composer/lyricist/arranger and two-time Grammy Award nominee Larry Kerchner will be celebrated on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 7 PM at Stage 72 at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, in Manhattan. More than a dozen stellar music performers from New York's theatre, cabaret and jazz stages will perform songs with melodies, lyrics and/or arrangements created by Kerchner, at this third annual tribute performance, titled "Hidden Treasures III: More Songs of Larry Kerchner." (more...)

John Bolton, Natalie Douglas and More Set for HIDDEN TREASURES III - MORE SONGS OF LARRY KERCHNER at The Triad, 11/30John Bolton, Natalie Douglas and More Set for HIDDEN TREASURES III - MORE SONGS OF LARRY KERCHNER at The Triad, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

'Hidden Treasures III - More Songs of Larry Kerchner' is set for Sunday, November 30 at 7pm at the Triad Theater (158 West 72 St.). (more...)

Winners of First Annual Duke Ellington Center's Vocal Jazz Competition RevealedWinners of First Annual Duke Ellington Center's Vocal Jazz Competition Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) launched its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Performing under sunny skies on a beautiful fall afternoon in New York City, the 23 competing singers demonstrated their unique vocal talents in front of an appreciative crowd who cheered them on with great enthusiasm. In the end, the three winners were: (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Introduces Jazz Vocal Competition TodayDuke Ellington Center for the Arts Introduces Jazz Vocal Competition Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will introduce its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival today, October 25, 2014, it was announced by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, founder and artistic director of DECFA. (more...)

26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will launch its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Competition, which will take place between 1:00 and 4:00 PM in the Performance Area at the southeast corner of 52nd Street and Avenue of Americas,, will feature 26 talented up-and-coming jazz vocalists who will be vying for cash prizes and opportunities to perform at future concerts and musical events presented by the Ellington Center for the Arts. . (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will introduce its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014, it was announced here today by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, founder and artistic director of DECFA (more...)

ONCE THE MUSIC PLAYED to Star Broadway's Lawrence Leritz & MoreONCE THE MUSIC PLAYED to Star Broadway's Lawrence Leritz & More
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Once The Music Played, a new film by writer/director J. Niles, has just released an IndieGoGo campaign to partially fund the upcoming film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary JubileePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Career Transition for Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 7, 2014

Just last night, ROLEX presented NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at New York City Center. Angela Lansbury received the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

'Open a New Window': Angela Lansbury Receives Honor Tonight'Open a New Window': Angela Lansbury Receives Honor Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Dame Angela Lansbury tonight receives the 2014 Rolex Dance Award from the Career Tranisition for Dancers', during their 29th Anniversary Jubilee tonight. (more...)

Career Transition For Dancers Hosts 'NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWN' 29th Jubilee TonightCareer Transition For Dancers Hosts 'NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWN' 29th Jubilee Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee tonight, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. Special performance is added. (more...)

ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWNCareer Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee, 10/06ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWNCareer Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee, 10/06
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at the Hilton New York Hotel 6th Ave (bet 54 & 55 Sts) on Monday, Oct. 6th. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Michael Dameski Joins Career Transition For Dancers' 29th JubileeBILLY ELLIOT's Michael Dameski Joins Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.), NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. Special performance is added. (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Offer TalkbacksTHEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm. (more...)

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