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by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

John Pizzarelli returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer, April 25 - May 6. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." Specifically, Jazz Weekly recently raved about John Pizzarelli's Johnny Mercer program: "A gig like this oozes with style, class and fun, with Pizzarelli being one of the best ambassadors for the Great American Songbook. One of his best."At the Cafe, he'll perform Johnny's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot." (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Is A Hollywood Fairy Tale Looking At The Choices We Make.  Love and Truth Or Money and Image?BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Is A Hollywood Fairy Tale Looking At The Choices We Make. Love and Truth Or Money and Image?
by Jade Kops - Feb 18, 2017

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USA Masters Track Championships Return To Albuquerque, 2/17USA Masters Track Championships Return To Albuquerque, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The USA Track & Field Masters Championship return to Albuquerque Friday through Sunday February 17-19 after last year's unprecedented forty-four world and American records set at the Albuquerque championship, with competitors 30-99 years old. Over 600 of the country's best older athletes include Olympians, world champions, NFL players, and entertainers including a jazz great (Nolan Shaheed, M65, Pasadena, CA, who has been the lead for Stevie Wonder and Count Basie and played in the Emmys and The Voice). (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIRJohn Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE ARC OF A LOVE AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage toCafe Carlyle with an all-new show, The Arc of a Love Affair, November 22-December 1. They return following last year's universally acclaimed show My Generation.  (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff AdditionKC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PAGEANT Cast Reunites at 54 Below to Launch Cast Recording!Photo Coverage: PAGEANT Cast Reunites at 54 Below to Launch Cast Recording!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 23, 2015

The first ever cast recording of the critically-acclaimed musical PAGEANT is now available digitally and on compact disc via select outlets. The cast of the recent revival - nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival - just reunited to launch the Original Cast Recording at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) last night, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special night. (more...)

PAGEANT Cast Album Gets Released Today; Launch Concert Tonight at 54 BelowPAGEANT Cast Album Gets Released Today; Launch Concert Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The first ever cast recording of the critically-acclaimed musical PAGEANT will be released today, June 22, 2015, digitally and on compact disc via select outlets. The cast of the recent revival - nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival - will reunite to launch the Original Cast Recording at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) tonight, June 22, 2015, at 9:30pm. (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented TonightJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Joe A. Callaway Awards will be presented alongside the Fichandler Award this year tonight, November 3 in New York City. (more...)

Off-Broadway's PAGEANT Welcomes Miss America at Final Performance TonightOff-Broadway's PAGEANT Welcomes Miss America at Final Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

PAGEANT will celebrate its final performance tonight, October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm, with special guests, including Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev (Miss New York) and other Miss America 2015 finalists. (more...)

Off-Broadway's PAGEANT to Welcome Miss America at Final Performance this WeekendOff-Broadway's PAGEANT to Welcome Miss America at Final Performance this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Producers have announced that the limited engagement of PAGEANT will celebrate its final performance on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm, with special guests, including Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev (Miss New York) and other Miss America 2015 finalists. All audience members in attendance on Sunday are invited to join the company immediately after the show at Boxers (742 9th Ave) for a free drink with ticket stub and $3 drink specials all night. (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway AwardsJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2013-2014 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to John Rando for his direction of The Heir Apparent, produced by Classic Stage Company, and Martha Clarke for her choreography of Cheri, produced by Signature Theatre. (more...)

AT&T South Carolina Unveils 26th Edition Of The African-American History CalendarAT&T South Carolina Unveils 26th Edition Of The African-American History Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ AT&T* will unveil its 2015 South Carolina African-American History Calendar in a celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014, at the Koger Center for Arts in Columbia, South Carolina at 7:00 pm. (more...)

PAGEANT to Host 'Miss America' Night This SundayPAGEANT to Host 'Miss America' Night This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Producers have announced that the limited engagement of PAGEANT will host a special Miss America night in honor of our nation's top beauty pageant, The 88th Annual Miss America Pageant, on Sunday, September 14. For the Sunday, September 14 at 7:30pm performance, all audience members, both male and female, who arrive in their best pageant attire will receive half-priced tickets, available on a first-come-first-served basis beginning one hour prior to curtain at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lakewood Playhouse's AND THEN THERE WERE NONEPhoto Flash: First Look at Lakewood Playhouse's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the OPENING SHOW of its 76th SEASON: "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" by Agatha Christie (Based on her famous Mystery "TEN LITTLE INDIANS". The Play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be September 12th - October 12th, 2014 with Special Showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, September 18th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, September 25th (Pay What You Can" Actor's Benefit). Ticket prices are $25.00 (General Admission), $22.00 (Military), $21.00 (Seniors) and $19.00 (Students/Educators). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT Visits GOOD DAY NEW YORKSTAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT Visits GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

The cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday for a two-part interview and performance - check out their appearance below! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-BroadwayPAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway TonightPAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (more...)

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