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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Kicks Off with NPR Music's Turning the Tables LiveLincoln Center Out of Doors Kicks Off with NPR Music's Turning the Tables Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, confirms the lineup of its collaboration with NPR Music for Turning the Tables Live, opening the festival July 26 at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. (more...)

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 BelowINNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance. (more...)

Sting and Wilco Among New Artists Added to Wolf Trap Summer 2017 SeasonSting and Wilco Among New Artists Added to Wolf Trap Summer 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces new Summer 2017 performances at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, including additional acts on the Filene Center stage, the complete Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods schedule, and a promotional events schedule. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Returns To Carnegie Hall To Debut REMAIN IN LIGHT, 5/5Angelique Kidjo Returns To Carnegie Hall To Debut REMAIN IN LIGHT, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Three-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m., for the world premiere performance of Remain in Light, her reimagined take on the Talking Heads' iconic album. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

Stanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This SpringStanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with GRAMMY-winning singer Patti Labelle Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:00 PM at Prudential Hall! Have the perfect Valentine's weekend! As a queen of rock and soul ("Lady Marmalade," "If Only You Knew," "On My Own"), Patti LaBelle's name is synonymous with style and elegance. "Ms. Patti" is known and revered for her versatility, whether she's belting out classic R&B renditions, pop standards or spiritual sonnets. This GRAMMY-winning singer is not only a three-time Emmy Award nominee, but also a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbooks. Her 50-plus-year career in the music industry has produced such hits as "When You Talk About Love," "New Attitude" and "If You Asked Me To." In 2009, she reunited with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for the first time in 30 years for the critically acclaimed Labelle reunion album, Back to Now.  (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' Makes World Premiere Tonight at Harlem StageMeshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' Makes World Premiere Tonight at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Harlem Stage presents the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, tonight, December 7, through December 11. (more...)

Meshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem StageMeshed Ndegeocello's 'CAN I GET A WITNESS?' to Make World Premiere at Harlem Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Meshell Ndegeocello's Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin, a new theatrical music and art work commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program, December 7-11. (more...)

BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPACBWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC
by Adam Cohen - Nov 21, 2016

A winning powerful tribute to James Brown from those who sang and played with him. (more...)

THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE Set for Musical Reading at Symphony SpaceTHE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE Set for Musical Reading at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Slave Coast: Live, an electrifying live musical reading from Ned and Constance Sublette's powerful new book The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, takes place at Symphony Space on Today, October 28 (8 pm). (more...)

Suzanne Vega, NY Comedy Festival and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This FallSuzanne Vega, NY Comedy Festival and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for October 26 - November 6, 2016. Scroll down and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE Set for Musical Reading at Symphony SpaceTHE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: LIVE Set for Musical Reading at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The American Slave Coast: Live, an electrifying live musical reading from Ned and Constance Sublette's powerful new book The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, takes place at Symphony Space on Friday, October 28 (8 pm). (more...)

Donald Harrison, Jonathan Demme, Nona Hendryx and More Present Reading of THE AMERICAN SLAVE COASTDonald Harrison, Jonathan Demme, Nona Hendryx and More Present Reading of THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The American Slave Coast: Live, an electrifying live musical reading from Ned and Constance Sublette's powerful new book The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry, takes place at Symphony Space on Friday, October 28 (8 pm). An exciting group of cutting-edge actors, vocalists, and musicians - including renowned film director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married), funk/R&B goddess Nona Hendryx of Labelle, acclaimed spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux, Native American country singer Kandia Crazy Horse, and jazz/soul vocalist Lezlie Harrison - will bring the book's many voices to life. The cast will interact with a live musical ensemble directed by renowned New Orleans composer and bandleader Donald Harrison, along with projected imagery. (more...)

Soul Clap Releases Track TIMESPENT Prior to 14 October's Album LaunchSoul Clap Releases Track TIMESPENT Prior to 14 October's Album Launch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Soul Clap's second and self-titled album comes full circle for the Boston bred duo, carving a trajectory of their collective experience and forging an authentic testament to their true selves. (more...)

Stanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This SpringStanley Jordon & Billy McLaughlin Return to NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with GRAMMY-winning singer Patti Labelle Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:00 PM at Prudential Hall! Have the perfect Valentine's weekend! As a queen of rock and soul ("Lady Marmalade," "If Only You Knew," "On My Own"), Patti LaBelle's name is synonymous with style and elegance. "Ms. Patti" is known and revered for her versatility, whether she's belting out classic R&B renditions, pop standards or spiritual sonnets. This GRAMMY-winning singer is not only a three-time Emmy Award nominee, but also a New York Times bestselling author for her cookbooks. Her 50-plus-year career in the music industry has produced such hits as "When You Talk About Love," "New Attitude" and "If You Asked Me To." In 2009, she reunited with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for the first time in 30 years for the critically acclaimed Labelle reunion album, Back to Now.  (more...)

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Coming to Joe's Pub, 6/17Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Coming to Joe's Pub, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

After packing The Cutting Room for the record release party of  STEREOPTICON by Gary Lucas & Jann Klose, the Urban Americana duo will be performing at Joe's Pub on Friday, June 17 at 7 PM. (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

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