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BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Joan River's Worst Dressed ListBWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Joan River's Worst Dressed List
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 28, 2014

Last week was a pretty great one on the Barricuda. We survived another snow storm (Why, oh why, oh why-o? Why did I ever leave Southern California...) and luckily New York did not stand us up. We had a great audience who trekked out into the grossness to laugh at us. Even pianist and late night sidekick extraordinaire, Paul Shaffer, endured the Polar Vortex. Fun Fact! He played on the original track for Barry Manilow's 'Daybreak' which happens to be our closing number. Full circle. (more...)

City Winery at Napa Valley Opera House Announces Initial LineupCity Winery at Napa Valley Opera House Announces Initial Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

City Winery Napa at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House hased announce the much-anticipated artist lineup from the soft launch in April through June 2014. Over the next few weeks ten new concert dates a week will be released until the complete schedule of approximately twenty shows per month is announced. All shows begin at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets available at citywinery.com. (more...)

Donna Vivino Celebrates BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below TonightDonna Vivino Celebrates BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Donna Vivino, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 Below tonight, January 23 at 9:30 PM. The veteran of Broadway's 'Wicked' and 'Les Miserables,' Vivino will reprise her solo concert 'It's Not Easy Being Green' with special numbers from the new recording. (more...)

Donna Vivino to Celebrate BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below, 1/23Donna Vivino to Celebrate BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

DONNA VIVINO, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 Below on Thursday, January 23 at 9:30 PM. The veteran of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Les Miserables," Vivino will reprise her solo concert "It's Not Easy Being Green" with special numbers from the new recording. She will be joined by Musical Director Ken Levinsky on piano and Jeff Ganz on bass. The album was released in stores and via online outlets December 10, 2013. (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Roll Into the Grand, 2/15THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Roll Into the Grand, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Celebrate an evening of music and fun as The Official Blues Brothers Revue rolls into The Grand for one not-to-miss performance Saturday, February 15 at 8pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Darlene Love Returns to 'LETTERMAN' for Annual Performance of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'STAGE TUBE: Darlene Love Returns to 'LETTERMAN' for Annual Performance of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2013

The legendary Darlene Love, who's become a Late Show with David Letterman holiday staple, returned to the hit show this week for her annual performance of 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' with Paul Shaffer. Love, who's appeared in Broadway's HAIRSPRAY and GREASE, first took to Letterman's stage in 1986. Check it out below! (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Holiday Concerts, Doo Wop, and Kenny Vance For 2014Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Holiday Concerts, Doo Wop, and Kenny Vance For 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents special shows honoring the holidays and shows into 2014. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Holiday Concerts, Doo Wop, and Kenny Vance For 2014Westchester Broadway Theatre Announces Holiday Concerts, Doo Wop, and Kenny Vance For 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents special shows honoring the holidays and shows into 2014. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Club Moves to New Home in Harvard SquareHasty Pudding Club Moves to New Home in Harvard Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 has announced the relocation of The Hasty Pudding Clubhouse to the historic Hyde-Taylor House in Harvard Square located at 96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA. The Pudding will make its official move at the end of this month with a celebratory unveiling in January 2014. The inauguration of the new Clubhouse will take place after the holiday break - just in time to host part of the traditional and renowned Woman of the Year award festivities on January 30th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Tributes Mike Stoller for 80th BirthdayPhoto Coverage: 92Y Tributes Mike Stoller for 80th Birthday
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 10, 2013

Last night, 92Y celebrated songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night withJanis Joplin). Performers included: legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers,Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino,Sally Kellerman, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists performed some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Scoop: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS - Today, December 9, 2013Scoop: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS - Today, December 9, 2013
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2013

Get all the scoop on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, airing on CBS today, December 9, 2013! (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Hit Over 30 Cities in 2014THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Hit Over 30 Cities in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE—produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and original Blues Brothers musical director Paul Shaffer—recently wrapped a 31-date fall tour to critical praise. (more...)

LA SOIREE's English Gents Perform on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMANLA SOIREE's English Gents Perform on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

LA SOIREE, the new hit at New York's Union Square Theatre, is officially something. Last night on "The Late Show with David Letterman," LA SOIREE's jaw dropping English Gents appeared in an "Is This Anything?" segment and were deemed "magnificent" by Paul Shaffer, "stupendous" by Martha Stewart and "tremendous" by Dave, who definitively stated, "Absolutely, that was anything." Watch it here: LA SOIREE on "The Late Show with David Letterman". The appearance is at 31:18. The triumphant appearance was capped off by a "selfie" with Martha Stewart, which was used as the closing image on the broadcast. (more...)

Scoop: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS - Monday, December 9, 2013Scoop: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on CBS - Monday, December 9, 2013
by TV Scoop - Nov 18, 2013

Get all the scoop on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, airing on CBS on Monday, December 9, 2013! (more...)

MPAC to Welcome Darlene Love, New Jersey Ballet in DecemberMPAC to Welcome Darlene Love, New Jersey Ballet in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Celebrate the holidays with one of pop music's iconic voices when Darlene Love performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8 pm. Tickets are $59-39. (more...)

Donna Vivino Releases BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Album on 12/10Donna Vivino Releases BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Album on 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Ghostlight Records will release Beautiful Dreamer, the debut solo album from rising Broadway and vocal star DONNA VIVINO, in stores and via online outlets December 10, 2013. Beautiful Dreamer weaves 13 diverse songs into a thematically-cohesive collection from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley. Jerry Vivino - the veteran New York musician and longtime member of the Conan O'Brien house band - leads the disc's all-star jazz quartet and serves as producer. Taking a break from performing on Broadway in the smash hit Wicked, Donna will star Off Broadway inStars of David - a new song cycle celebrating Jewish identity, based on the bestselling book, with original music by the theater's top songwriters - fromNovember 13 to December 15. To pre-order Beautiful Dreamer, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/donnavivino-beautifuldreamer.html. (more...)

92Y to Celebrate Mike Stoller with Bettye LaVette, The Coasters & More, 12/992Y to Celebrate Mike Stoller with Bettye LaVette, The Coasters & More, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

On December 9, 2013 92Y celebrates songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night with Janis Joplin). Confirmed artists performing expected and unexpected interpretations from Stoller's genre-spanning career in blues, R&B, rock 'n' roll and jazz include legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers, Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino, Sally Kellerman, Bettye LaVette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists perform some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Leiber will be the subject of a special tribute during the evening. Stoller is planning to be in attendance for the celebration. (more...)

Official Blues Brothers Revue to Play Harris Center, 10/30Official Blues Brothers Revue to Play Harris Center, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

In an energetic salute to the gifted comedy of the late John Belushi and his partner in mischief, Dan Aykroyd, Harris Center/Three Stages proudly presents The Official Blues Brothers Revue for one performance only. The Chicago Sun-Times praises the Revue enthusiastically, "Infectious and unbridled energy.... it blows the roof off!' (more...)

CBS Late Night Posts Year-to-Year Increases in ViewersCBS Late Night Posts Year-to-Year Increases in Viewers
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

CBS's LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON posted year-to-year gains in viewers for the second consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 4. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Meyers Receives Late Night Hosting Advice on LETTERMANVIDEO: Seth Meyers Receives Late Night Hosting Advice on LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Seth Meyers stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS and received some advice about what to name his new late night talk show on NBC. 'I'm giving this [advice] to you free,' said Letterman. 'I'm putting the nail in my own coffin.' Find out what the suggestion was below! (more...)

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