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The Venetian Las Vegas to Feature 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles', 9/18-10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Venetian Las Vegas will GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles. Starring award-winning artists Clint Holmes, TAKE 6, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, with special guests The Las Vegas Mass Choir and Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, the show runs September 18 through October 29. (more...)

12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could not be more excited about the upcoming September 16 release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export, Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand new duets, we are counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. Today we are focusing our attention on the starry collection of collaborators on the new album from the recording icon. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Recording Academy has issued a statement on the passsing of jazz legend Gerald Wilson. The composer, arranger, big-band leader and musician passed away on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. (more...)

The Women's Radio Network, WRNW1's Host, Dr. Joyce Buckner, Thanks Oprah Winfrey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

For nearly 50 years, Dr. Joyce Buckner has dedicated extensive hours to researching love and relationships. Successfully for 30 years she has been a psychologist at her own private practice located in Arlington, TX. Throughout her career, Dr. Buckner has made many guest appearances on internet radio and television talk shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show. (more...)

6th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chase Padgett Kicks It Up in NASHVILLE HURRICANE
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 06, 2014

BWW Interviews: Chase Padgett Kicks It Up in NASHVILLE HURRICANE (more...)

Chili Challis to Star in THE UNCLE HIPPIE SHOW at The Mix Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Chili Challis, nationally known comic and former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will headline The Uncle Hippie Show, a night of standup at The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with featured guest Thaddeus Nathaniel Challis and local comedienne Germaine Gebhard, one night only, September 20, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors and Students with ID, and are available on-line at www.emergentarts.com. (more...)

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Set to Release 'Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The richly harmonic, deeply melodic music of pianist and composer/arranger Clare Fischer (1928-2012) has proven to be fertile terrain for many jazz and pop artists over the last half-century. (more...)

Bryan Adams Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Bryan Adams has announced he will bring his highly successful solo-acoustic “Bare Bones” tour to Detroit with a special, intimate concert at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, October 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

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...)

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