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Cooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & MoreCooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cooperstown, NY -- An award-winning string quartet known for 'guerilla chamber music' and a hand-picked quintet of jazz all-stars kick off an eventful August for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. (more...)

Marcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTSMarcus Nance, Hunter Foster and Nina Et Cetera Featured on this Week's STATE OF THE ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Actor MARCUS NANCE from Shaw Festival, Actor/Director HUNTER FOSTER and Singer/Songwriter NINA ET CETERA Are Special Guests on This Week (Friday, July 22) on the LIVE Broadcast of State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM (89.5) (more...)

Spotlight On: Philly's Own THE ORIGINAL ORLONSSpotlight On: Philly's Own THE ORIGINAL ORLONS
by Pati Buehler - Jul 18, 2016

Fun filled dance tunes were "The Orlons" specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia in the 50's and they are still going strong. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will star in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic DirectorNeil Pepe this fall. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 SeasonMajor Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway StarsPerez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on SaleTribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Broadway and Symphony Pop Siren N'Kenge joins the All Star Lineup of Performers for this year's PRIDEFEST! Singing Broadway and Pop Hits from 3:00-3:30PM, N'Kenge is thrilled to be included in the celebration of LGBT Pride! The Stage is located on Hudson Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. N'Kenge was recently seen performing last week with BeBe Neuwirth, Henry Krieger, Frenchie Davis and more in the Broadway Sings For Pride Ovation Gala held at the JCC Manhattan to a sold out show. (more...)

Al Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER HonoreesAl Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2016 will be Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor. (more...)

MoMA to Present BRUCE CONNER: IT'S ALL TRUE ExhibitionMoMA to Present BRUCE CONNER: IT'S ALL TRUE Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

From July 3 to October 2, 2016, The Museum of Modern Art presents BRUCE CONNER: IT'S ALL TRUE, the first monographic museum exhibition in New York of the artist Bruce Conner, the first large survey of his work in 16 years, and the first comprehensive retrospective. (more...)

E.D.G.E. Theatre to Stage 1776 This SeptemberE.D.G.E. Theatre to Stage 1776 This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?E.D.G.E. Theatre has announced, in honor of the November elections, 1776. The production features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone and direction by Melissa Crabtree with musical direction by Linnea Carrera, September 1 - 17, at Mary's Attic, 5400 N Clark Ave. Opening night is Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and maybe be purchased at www.edgeoforion.com.  (more...)

N'Kenge Set for 54: THE MUSICAL 'Funk-Raiser' at Axelrod Performing Arts Center This WeekN'Kenge Set for 54: THE MUSICAL 'Funk-Raiser' at Axelrod Performing Arts Center This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Broadway and Symphony Pop Siren N'Kenge joins the All Star Cast at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) which will host a Funk-Raising evening to benefit the development of 54: the musical, the first project selected for its new works initiative. The evening, featuring selections from 54, will be held June 17 at 8 PM at The House of Independents (HOI) in Asbury Park, NJ. Directed by Rachel Klein with choreography by Liz Piccoli, 54:the musical features a book by playwright and actress Renee Bang Allen. (more...)

Eric Burdon and The Animals & The Edgar Winter Band Set for MPAC, 7/17Eric Burdon and The Animals & The Edgar Winter Band Set for MPAC, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

A double bill of classic rock! Legendary artists Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Edgar Winter Band come to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $39 - $79. (more...)

Lisa Dawn Miller and Son Oliver Richman Release Duet, Available NowLisa Dawn Miller and Son Oliver Richman Release Duet, Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

With the passage of time, we're faced with the inevitable reality of someday letting go of a loved one, whether an aging parent or sending a child off to college. In either case, the beauty of a parent's love endures. Veteran producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller(www.lisadawnmiller.com) has teamed with her son, 15-year-old actor and recording artist Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com), on “Today” - a poignant, soaring ballad that marks the artists' first ever recorded vocal collaboration. The song is now available on iTunes and Amazon. (more...)

Showtime Orders WHITE FAMOUS Pilot from Jamie Foxx & Tom KapinosShowtime Orders WHITE FAMOUS Pilot from Jamie Foxx & Tom Kapinos
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

 SHOWTIME has given a pilot order to WHITE FAMOUS, a half-hour comedy executive produced by Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos.  (more...)

Kix, Tommy James/Felix Cavaliere, and Mutts Gone Nuts at bergenPAC on Sale 6/3Kix, Tommy James/Felix Cavaliere, and Mutts Gone Nuts at bergenPAC on Sale 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Kix-Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8PM; Tommy James and The Shondells and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals-September 16, 2016 at 8PM; and Mutts Gone Nuts: Canine Cabaret-Sunday November 6, 2016 at 1PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)


by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company announced its 2016-17 season today, comprised of six production by award-winning composers and playwrights. (more...)

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