Peggy Lee News

Date of Birth: May 26, 1920
Date of Death: January 21, 2002 (81)
Birth Place: Jamestown, ND, USA
Gender: Female
Shelley Macarthur is 'the Maine Event' at the Vinegar Hill Music TheatreShelley Macarthur is 'the Maine Event' at the Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

SHELLEY MACARTHUR, featuring THE BRAD WILLIAMS TRIO, brings an evening of song that will be "MAINELY MAGICAL" to THE VINEGAR HILL MUSIC THEATRE, the Kennebunks' beautiful new state-of- the art entertainment venue featuring the finest in musical talent during the summer and fall months. She joins Vinegar Hills' great summer line-up, including Broadway's Linda Eder and Liz Callaway; along with pop stars Maureen McGovern and Maria Muldaur. (more...)

BWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed DownBWW Review: Lesli Margherita is All Brass and Belting in One-Woman Show 'Broad' at Birdland, Paying Tribute to the Women Who Never Backed Down
by Casey Mink - Jul 28, 2016

'Broad: A term originated in the 1930s meaning woman. Less respectable than 'lady,' but much more respectable than 'bitch.' Broad: An independent, aggressive, assertive woman, usually in show business. Broads sing loud, are sarcastic, and are in your face. Broads are generally moderately attractive or better, never seen without their best dresses and perfect makeup, and they know how to compete and win in a man's world.' This is how Lesli Margherita began her one-woman show at Birdland Jazz on July 25, the second of a two-performance return engagement at the club. Reading from a music stand so as not to mince words, Margherita recited the dictionary definition of her show's eponymous moniker, because if nothing else, through Broad, Margherita wanted to make sure her audience understood one thing: Broads like her will never be deterred. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 13th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2016-2017 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Set Sail with the Dazzling, New Entertainment of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer!BWW TV Exclusive: Set Sail with the Dazzling, New Entertainment of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge traveled to Tampa to check out the exciting, new line-up of entertainment, and we're taking you behind the scenes below! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Big Band 10 Year Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/11Tony Yazbeck, Big Band 10 Year Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 11-17, featuring Birdland Big Band Celebrates 10 Years at Birdland!, Tony Yazbeck, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JulyTony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tamra Hayden Coming to Feinsteins/54 Below, 7/6Tamra Hayden Coming to Feinsteins/54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?On July 6th, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamra Hayden's "Love Is . . ." celebrating the many facets of love with sexy jazz tunes such as: "Fever" and "Something's Gotta Give," rousing Broadway anthems such as: "It All Fades Away" from "Bridges of Madison County" and plenty of spontaneous hilarity to make for a perfect date night out.  You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again!  Hayden is accompanied by Musical Director Dan Riddle and her fabulous 6 piece orchestra, featuring songs off her latest CD, "Love Is…" (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. RichardsSPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in JulyCarol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Summer Residency at Pangea on Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, August 28. (more...)

Ladies Day Jazz Quartet Returning to the Metropolitan Room, 6/30Ladies Day Jazz Quartet Returning to the Metropolitan Room, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

On Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm the Ladies Day Jazz Quartet returns to New York City's Metropolitan Room to present the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. (more...)

Ladies Day Jazz Quartet Returns to The Metropolitan RoomLadies Day Jazz Quartet Returns to The Metropolitan Room
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

On Thursday, June 30 at 7pm the Ladies Day Jazz Quartet returns to New York City's Metropolitan Room to present the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. (more...)

Firehall Arts Centre Sets 34th SeasonFirehall Arts Centre Sets 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to announce its 34th season and Artistic Director Donna Spencer has proudly programmed a season that celebrates women and their connections to community and family. From one of Canada's funniest people on television, Cathy Jones, to the iconic music of Joni Mitchell; from the dream of women telling their own stories on stage in Shakespeare's time to the heart-rendering story of a refugee mother struggling to help her son become a Canadian; and from a new mom coping with the challenges of motherhood to a sixteenth century French noblewoman trying to survive abandonment on an island off the coast of Newfoundland, the stories are all rich, compelling, and highly entertaining. (more...)

St. Dunstan's Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens This WeekSt. Dunstan's Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Even if you've seen A Midsummer Night's Dream before, you've probably never seen it like this.  Because you can't get any closer to the play's natural setting than the outdoor Cranbrook Greek Theatre. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stacy Sullivan Brings IT'S A GOOD DAY Tribute To Peggy Lee To The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Stacy Sullivan Brings IT'S A GOOD DAY Tribute To Peggy Lee To The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 20, 2016

Award-winning vocalist, Stacy Sullivan brought her tribute to Peggy Lee to the Metropolitan Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, was honored at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This JulyTamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amazing Musician CORKY HALE Tells Us About I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Opening Tonight at the Ricardo Montalban TheatreBWW Interview: Amazing Musician CORKY HALE Tells Us About I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Opening Tonight at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre
by Don Grigware - May 13, 2016

The great musician Corky Hale needs no introduction. She and her husband composer Mike Stoller have worked with everyone in the music business including Sinatra and Steisand. She is currently producing a revue entitled I Only Have Eyes For You about the music of Al Dubin. It will open at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre Friday May 13. In our chat Hale talks about the show, Dubin and about her incomparable show business life. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOUBWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.   (more...)

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