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Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The true definition of a musical prodigy, 16-year old Ethan Bortnick discovered he had the uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back verbatim when he first started learning the piano at the tender age of three. Nowadays rubbing shoulders with Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey!  Ethan Bortnick also holds the Guinness World Record for 'The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour'.  His latest tour will make a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Ethan Bortnick performs on Saturday, April 8th at 8 p.m.  (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Quincy Jones and Mel Brooks Honored At 15th Annual BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN FundraiserPhoto Flash: Quincy Jones and Mel Brooks Honored At 15th Annual BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Legendary Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning artists Quincy Jones and Mel Brooks were honored Sunday, March 19 at the Geffen Playhouse's 15th annual fundraiser, Backstage at the Geffen, which honors the accomplishments of leaders in the artistic community and supports the theater's mission to produce original, quality works and engage the community in the live arts. (more...)

Vivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC ReturnVivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - has announced her new album 'Standards and More.' (more...)

George Benson & Kenny G Announce Breezin' & Breathless Co-Headlining TourGeorge Benson & Kenny G Announce Breezin' & Breathless Co-Headlining Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

World renowned Jazz superstars, George Benson and Kenny G, are teaming up for a historic co-headline touring event where each will perform songs from their career defining album plus greatest hits. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment Presents A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALDThe Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment Presents A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present a special, one day only concert, 'A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald' featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA.  Tickets for the event are $12 each, all seats reserved, are currently on sale at the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 or online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org .  The Box Office is open from 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to show. The theatre is located at 159 S. Main Street in Chambersburg, PA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns To The Royal Room in Palm BeachPhoto Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns To The Royal Room in Palm Beach
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 8, 2017

The sign at The Colony Hotel for Steve Tyrell's engagement says "Back By Popular Demand" and no truer words are spoken about one of the most beloved performers of American Popular Music.  (more...)

Live @ Benaroya Hall Announces 2017 Spring Concert LineupLive @ Benaroya Hall Announces 2017 Spring Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Live @ Benaroya Hall announces an exciting roster of spring performances for 2017 featuring artists and musicians from around the world. Additional shows will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for all the concerts listed above are on sale now, prices vary. Visitwww.benaroyahall.org or call (206) 215-4747. The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office is on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Phone interviews and in-person appearances (when the touring schedule allows) are available by contacting Jennifer Rice at the number listed above. Details on the individual concerts listed below. (more...)

Bid for a Luxury Vacation, THE VOICE Taping and More with BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN AuctionBid for a Luxury Vacation, THE VOICE Taping and More with BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Backstage at the Geffen, the Geffen Playhouse's 15th annual fundraiser event, has launched its online auction featuring luxury vacations, one-of-a-kind artwork and VIP experiences. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THENBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

LOVE SICK Announces Additional Performances in Mountain ViewLOVE SICK Announces Additional Performances in Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Due to popular demand, Berkeley's Jewish Circle Theatre, in association with John Gertz Productions, announced the extension of Love Sick, a passionate new musical play based on the ancient Hebrew text, 'The Song of Songs,' at SecondStage at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The production, which the San Francisco Chronicle gives its 'Highest Rating' and calls 'Extraordinary,' is helmed by internationally-acclaimed director Christopher Renshaw (Broadway: The King and I [Best Revival Tony Award, 1996], Taboo; West End We Will Rock You, Zorro: The Musical), the production features the Bay Area's Ofra Daniel in this original story of one woman's journey through a relentless and fervent love affair-and her gradual descent into madness. Single tickets and low-priced preview performances (ranging from $28-$57) are available online at www.mvcpa.com. (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra to present KOOL KATS ConcertHershey Symphony Orchestra to present KOOL KATS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Musical greats Chris Vadala and Allen Vizzutti will take the stage at The Hershey Theatre with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and Hershey Big Band on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jonny P's 'It's Our Time' Acoustic Video Premieres at All Things GoJonny P's 'It's Our Time' Acoustic Video Premieres at All Things Go
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A new acoustic video from emerging singer, songwriter, and performer Jonny P for his song “It's Our Time” recently premiered at All Things Go and can now be viewed/shared HERE. (more...)

12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced12th Annual Final Draft Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Final Draft, a unit of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, now in its 26th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the selection of Robert McKee as its Hall of Fame Award honoree for the 12th annual Final Draft Awards. (more...)

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is 1st Album Certified 33x Million; 'Bad' Certified 10 MillionMichael Jackson's 'Thriller' is 1st Album Certified 33x Million; 'Bad' Certified 10 Million
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Michael Jackson's Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams (more...)

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles Come to the Fox Theatre this AprilCory Henry and the Funk Apostles Come to the Fox Theatre this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Cory Henry, Brooklyn NY native, is telling everybody he is on his way. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winning keyboardist with musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Musician Najee Comes to Access Showroom 4/1Grammy-Nominated Jazz Musician Najee Comes to Access Showroom 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Multi-talented jazz musician Najee will bring his Grammy Award-nominated music to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa on Saturday, April 1. (more...)

Cage The Elephant to Perform at 2017 Musicares Person of the Year Tribute in Honor of Tom PettyCage The Elephant to Perform at 2017 Musicares Person of the Year Tribute in Honor of Tom Petty
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Cage the Elephant will perform at the 2017 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR tribute in honor of Tom Petty. (more...)

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