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Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Crystal Johnson's THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN Musical Comes to BrooklynCrystal Johnson's THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN Musical Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN, a dramatic, autobiographical musical chronicles the journey of Crystal Johnson as she goes from early developmental stages as a vocalist and thespian on Off-Broadway blossoming into a Broadway actress, singer and songwriter signed to a major record label. (more...)

Mariah Carey to Be Honored at GLAAD Media AwardsMariah Carey to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

GLAAD announced this morning that it will honor Grammy winning recording artist Mariah Carey at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. (more...)

BET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal YearBET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 sides, $65 Center, $75 with VIP Reception and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  (more...)

Michael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring GalaMichael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?In one of D.C.'s social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's immortal Motown hit-maker, the late singer Marvin Gaye, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The evening's program celebrates Gaye's enigmatic and innovative contributions to the Motown sound during the peak of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, and his musical influence that spans generations. Hosted by actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg, the gala performance is headlined by multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Buble, and features a talented, all-star cast including Andra Day, Ledisi, and Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX hit show, Empire. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Vivian Reed Premieres New Show 'Standards and More' at the Metropolitan RoomPhoto Flash Exclusive: Vivian Reed Premieres New Show 'Standards and More' at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called 'remarkable and ferocious' by The New York Times, returned to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look below! (more...)

Vivian Reed's New Show STANDARDS AND MORE Opens This Weekend at The Metropolitan RoomVivian Reed's New Show STANDARDS AND MORE Opens This Weekend at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room. Her special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also appear at The Metropolitan Room on May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia and Apollo Theater to Present YARDBIRD, 4/1Opera Philadelphia and Apollo Theater to Present YARDBIRD, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia announced today that Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, composed by Daniel Schnyder with a libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly, will have its New York premiere in a co-production between the two institutions, April 1 and 3, 2016.  The engagement marks the first time opera will be performed on the Apollo Theater stage, and the first time Opera Philadelphia will produce in New York. The opera will also be recorded for broadcast in November 2016 on New York City's classical music station 105.9 WQXR, at wqxr.org, and distributed nationally by the WFMT Radio Network. (more...)

Patrick Rinn's I NEVER PROMISED YOU...ROSE GARDEN Set for The Triad This AprilPatrick Rinn's I NEVER PROMISED YOU...ROSE GARDEN Set for The Triad This April
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

This April, Patrick Rinn (HBO's "Angels in America") will debut his one-man show. "I NEVER PROMISED YOU … ROSE GARDEN" at NYC's famed Stage 72 at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd St.) for four performances only. (more...)

QPAC to Welcome Lisa Fischer to the SpotlightQPAC to Welcome Lisa Fischer to the Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

After four decades of performing with icons like Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. (more...)

Christon Gray Releases Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Solo Project 'THE GLORY ALBUM'Christon Gray Releases Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Solo Project 'THE GLORY ALBUM'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Today, acclaimed Christian hip-hop and R&B artist, songwriter and producer Christon Gray releases his highly-anticipated sophomore solo project and major label debut, THE GLORY ALBUM (more...)

Tony Nominee Vivian Reed to Perform STANDARDS & MORE Concerts in NYCTony Nominee Vivian Reed to Perform STANDARDS & MORE Concerts in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York with a four-performance run of her show "Standards and More." She will appear at The Metropolitan Room on April 2, May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Patrice CovingtonTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Patrice Covington
by BWW Staff - Mar 4, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Patrice Covington, who stars as 'Squeak' in THE COLOR PURPLE, playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Ballets with a Twist to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse in AprilBallets with a Twist to Perform at Bucks County Playhouse in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

This spring, New York City's Ballets with a Twist brings a fresh floorshow-to-stage experience to Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street) with four performances of Cocktail Hour: The Show: (more...)

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret FestivalLisa Fischer & Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to Perform at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 18-19
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to announce that Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton will be performing three shows in the Dunstan Playhouse across 18 and 19 June. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Reprise Comedy Hit SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM for SpecialMichael Crawford to Reprise Comedy Hit SOME MOTHERS DO 'AVE 'EM for Special
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Tonight, the BBC has announced that the star will also reprise his television role of 'Frank Spencer', opposite Michele Dotrice for a one-off TV special on March 18th. Dotrice was also recently seen on the stage in THE LADYKILLERS. (more...)

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