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Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars Honoured at the 2014 Polar Music Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LONDON, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

WRNW1's KC Armstrong Expresses Thanks and Appreciation to Howard Stern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Recently nominated as the Women's Radio Network's “Top Host”, KC Armstrong has been on quite the journey to be the man he is today. Growing up, KC was greatly influenced by his mother and has always had a positive look on women, respecting them as professionals and individuals. Through his struggles to come out on top, KC owes gratefulness and thanks to a man who he had the pleasure of working very closely to for a number of years, Howard Stern. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh, Marty Thomas and More to Celebrate N'Kenge at MOTOWN's First Baby Shower
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There is No Town Like Motown! Saycon Sengbloh (Hollar If Ya Hear Me, Motown, Fela), Marty Thomas (Pageant:The Musical, Xanadu, Wicked) and more are set to perform for Motown's First Baby Shower, honoring N'Kenge 'Mary Wells' (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim). (more...)

Walt Frasier to Play Room 53, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There is a hot new room in town for music and cabaret. Room 53 (314 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019) is a no cover, no drink minimum wine bar (great beers on tap too!) with amazing food influenced by French and Moroccan Cuisine. On August 29, piano / singer, Walt Frasier delivers a wide variety of music with special guests from Broadway and cabaret. From 8pm until midnight, Mr Frasier will play and sing rock, blues, Broadway, Jazz and even some Opera. (more...)

Wendy Williams Returns to LA in LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP on 10/31011/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP is excited to welcome TV's Queen of all Media, Wendy Williams back to the stage, following her sold-out show in July. Williams will return to The Sands Showroom for two special performances, Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

VIVA LAS VEGAS 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 17, 2014

A 50th anniversary deluxe Blu-ray edition of popular movie musical VIVA LAS VEGAS starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret is now available to order. (more...)

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret to Present 'UNFORGETTABLE,' 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Unforgettable - The Songs of Nat King Cole, Mathis, Marvin and more!, starring Leonard E. Barrett, Jr., opens at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret on Friday, August 15th at 8 p.m. Created by Lannie Garrett, the show features a collection of hit songs from some of America's most beloved music legends, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, James Brown, and more. Along with the songs, are stories and anecdotes about these legendary entertainers. Unforgettable continues on Fridays, August 22nd and 29th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? THE SOUNDTRACK OF AN ERA, 8/22-9/28
by Carol Kassie - Aug 12, 2014

When Broward Stage Door Theatre's artistic director Derelle Bunn mentioned to director Michael Leeds and choreographer Kevin Black that she had an open time slot for a show, and asked them if they'd be interested in 'doing something', they jumped at the chance. "Kevin and I have wanted to work together for a while, and this was a terrific opportunity," says Leeds. "And then, of course, the question became - what should we do?!" (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

U.S. Postal Service Honors Groundbreaking Singer Janis Joplin on Limited-Edition Forever Stamp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The U.S. Postal Service today added legendary singer Janis Joplin to its Music Icons Forever Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park. (more...)

First Look - Legendary Singer Janis Joplin Honored with USPS Music Icon Forever Stamp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

U.S. Postal Service Honors Groundbreaking Singer Janis Joplin on Limited-Edition Forever Stamp (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

The Earls of Leicester, Feat. Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien and More, to Play the Boulder Theater, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Jerry Douglas and the Boulder Theater are proud to present The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Shawn Camp, Barry Bales, Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman to the Boulder Theater on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 8th at 10 AM for $20.00 for general admission, $25.00 for reserved seating and $27.50 for gold circle seating. (more...)

Isabel Rose to Release New CD 'Trouble In Paradise' 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Trouble in Paradise, the new CD from acclaimed singer Isabel Rose is a top-drawer musical event. Produced by Bob Rock (Michael Buble, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Cher), it will be released on September 16th by BDG/RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. (more...)

Announcing CCM's 2014-15 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced initial details on its 2014-15 Concert Series. Encompassing over 50 different concerts, this series begins with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet with legendary guest artist Menahem Pressler on Sept. 9, 2014, and concludes with a number of performances by CCM's Preparatory Department running May 1 - 9, 2015. (more...)

Chicago's The Claudettes to Perform Free Shows 8/10 & 8/20 at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

After making their rousing NYC live debut in October, The Claudettes will be returning to the area for two special free shows on 8/10 (9:15 show) and 8/20 (11PM show) at The Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th St) at the conclusion of each night's performance of the acclaimed 'Sleep No More'. This time the duo will be joined by new band member, the bewitching Nigerian-American dancer/singer Yana Atim, who sings in French. (more...)

ANNIE's Jamie Foxx to Headline Mike Tyson Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

According to Variety, the upcoming ANNIE film's Jamie Foxx will star in a new biographical movie about the life of boxer Mike Tyson. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Michael McDonald and Toto, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014


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