National Treasure News

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

'BEYOND WORDS: Tanya Tagaq and Severn Cullis-Suzuki' Set for the Chan Centre in Vancouver, Oct 16-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki and celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq on October 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. This original collaboration masterfully combines words and music -- Tagaq will be joined on stage by acclaimed violinist, Jesse Zubot - to address a pressing range of political, ecological, and cultural issues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 07, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

Academy Award-Winner Olympia Dukais to Voice Role in Enda Wash's MISTERMAN, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

"Misterman" enjoyed sold-out runs and glowing reviews from audiences and critics when it premiered at the 2011 Galway Arts Festival, followed by the New York premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse. "Misterman" is headed to Colorado with the news that Mr. Walsh's critically acclaimed hit play, will feature Olympia Dukakis voicing the role of Mammy. The play will be directed by Melissa Firlit and the role of Thomas Magill will be played by New York actor Craig MacArthur. "Misterman" opens at the Thingamajig Theatre Company's 99-seat black box on September 26th and runs through October 12th. The production will then relocate to Denver this fall before returning to New York in spring of 2015. (more...)

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson to Executive Produce Action Thriller LEFT BEHIND
by Movies News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson announces his involvement with this apocalyptic action-thriller feature film based on the New York Times best-selling book series starring Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller & More Set for Broadway at Birdland this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the Season lineup for Broadway at Birdland, featuring Chita Rivera, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O'Donnell, James Snyder, Andrew Lippa, Jim Caruso, Trevor McQueen and more! (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

Japan Society to Welcome Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Akiko Yano, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists Hiromitsu Agatsuma (on tsugaru-shamisen) and Akiko Yano (on piano) perform together for one night only on September 27 in the first show of Japan Society's 2014-15 Performing Arts Season's multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. While Yano's 'unpredictable' (Japan Times) sold-out New York shows generally feature her with New York musician friends; for this show she brings her inimitable talents to bear in symphony with Agatsuma, acknowledged as a 'fierce virtuoso' (Billboard) and 'Japan's leader in the shamisen trend' (Baltimore Sun). United by their ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool, pop-jazz tunes, these renowned, Japanese-born musicians share a stage for the first time to improvise, explore and engage with Japan's musical past, present and future. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Cinema movement, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes and an elliptical approach to storytelling, can be seen in such widely acclaimed films as Flowers of Shanghai, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. His modernist formalism was complemented by a humanist touch expressed most strongly in films that addressed Taiwan's history and identity, often laced with Hou's own memories. From September 12 through October 17, 2014, Museum of the Moving Image will present Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien—the first comprehensive Hou retrospective in New York since 1999. It includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films as director, presented on film (including two new 35mm prints), as well as rare shorts, and a selection of related films, among them Olivier Assayas's documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang's seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and Wu Nien-jen's rarely shown A Borrowed Life. (more...)

Merseyside First World War Commemoration Set for 12-14 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

This September the city will be taken back in time to 1914 for the Merseyside First World War Commemoration, a special weekend programme of events to mark the 100 year anniversary since Britain entered in to the First World War, brought by The First World War Commemoration Task Group from Fri 12 – Sun 14 September. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Box Musicals' NEXT TO NORMAL Stands Next to Greatness
by Katricia Lang - Aug 13, 2014

NEXT TO NORMAL chronicles one family's struggles with its demons and the specter of Bipolar disorder. It gives some comic relief and a rock music soundtrack to the untenable situation that people with a mental illness and their loved ones find themselves in. That alone is enough reason to see Music Box Musicals' production. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Harvey Fierstein & More React to Passing of Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

As the world continues to mourn the tragic loss of stage and screen star Robin Williams, tributes from many of his colleagues continue to pour in on Twitter and personal statements (more...)

Caleb Deschanel to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd. (more...)

THE SHAMISEN SESSIONS, 'STORIES FROM THE WAR', Contemporary Dance Showcase and More Highlight Japan Society's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Japan Society announces its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in music, dance and theater. In this season, the Performing Arts Program presents two large-scale series of events: in music, The Shamisen Sessions in Fall 2014; and in Spring 2015, Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII through Theater, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII; in addition to long-running programs such as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Annual Play Reading Series, a commission premiere and related events. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Peggy King, one of the most popular TV and recording stars of the 1950's, will make her first Los Angeles appearance in more than 30 years on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Joining her will be acclaimed pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale, leading an all-star quartet including Lymon Medeiros on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and John Chiodini on guitar. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House with Billy Stritch, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House three summers ago, and again each year since. She returns to The Art House by popular demand this summer on August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM featuring Billy Stritch on the piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton - for seventeen performances only, tonight, July 8 to July 26 (press opening July 13). Scroll down for a first look at the star-crossed lovers in action! (more...)

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