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Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

2K Announces WWE 2K15 Soundtrack Curated By WWE Superstar John Cena2K Announces WWE 2K15 Soundtrack Curated By WWE Superstar John Cena
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

One of the most recognizable WWE Superstars of all time, Cena is also a mainstream fixture known for his film, television and music accomplishments. Cena's rap album, “YOU CAN'T SEE ME,” debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. Through the WWE 2K15 soundtrack, Cena has lent his artistic vision and style while creating a unique pop-culture fusion with Khalifa, whose recently released, fifth studio album, “BLACC HOLLYWOOD,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Cena and Khalifa recording their original songs in studio may be viewed at http://youtu.be/hUo1R3hCYzk. (more...)

Singer Barbara Morrison to Perform at the Roswell Jazz FestivalSinger Barbara Morrison to Perform at the Roswell Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

?Singer Barbara Morrison will perform with an illustrious group of musicians including piano players Bill Cunliffe, Michael Francis and Dr. Roger Dickerson and trumpeter Ray Vega Friday through Sunday at the Roswell Jazz Festival. (more...)

Kerry Washington to Star in New Romantic Comedy IS HE THE ONEKerry Washington to Star in New Romantic Comedy IS HE THE ONE
by Movies News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

According to Deadline, SCANDAL's Kerry Washington has signed on to lead MGM's upcoming romantic comedy IS HE THE ONE. DJ Richardson and Michelle Morgan penned the script. (more...)

Randy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

The Venetian Las Vegas' GEORGIA ON MY MIND Celebrates the Music of Ray CharlesThe Venetian Las Vegas' GEORGIA ON MY MIND Celebrates the Music of Ray Charles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

It seems that these days everybody has Georgia on their minds. In fact, those lucky enough to be named 'Georgia' have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian Las Vegas box office. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pamela Bob Discusses HAT, HAT CHAPEAU at 54 BelowBWW Interview: Pamela Bob Discusses HAT, HAT CHAPEAU at 54 Below
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 1, 2014

Pamela Bob, from the cast of the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will perform a solo show at 54 Below on Monday, October 6 featuring the songs of Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon. Directed by DJ Salisbury, the theatrical evening, entitled Hat, Hat Chapeau will tell the story of three women through jazzy ballads, lyrical settings of modern poetry, and bluesy funk. Pamela will also go on in the role of Sibela in A Gentleman's Guide for the full week leading up to her performance at 54 Below. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND' Launches at The Venetian Las VegasPhoto Flash: 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND' Launches at The Venetian Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

5BMF to Present Baroque Specialists AERIS in Three Boroughs, 10/24-265BMF to Present Baroque Specialists AERIS in Three Boroughs, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Five Boroughs Music Festival's 2014-2015 Season continues in late October with baroque specialists AERIS (www.aerismusic.com), to be presented in three different boroughs over three days. (more...)

Daniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This AutumnDaniel Boys, David Burt, Eve Polycarpou and Gina Beck to Star in 'JACQUES BREL' at Charing Cross This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run from 16 October to 22 November 2014. Press night is set for Saturday 18 October at 7.45pm. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story - also well-known from BBC's Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt (The Merchant of Venice, The Beggars People, Plague Over England), Eve Polycarpou (In The Heights, Mother Courage, Jacques Brel - National Theatre, 1970s) and Gina Beck (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mise?rables). (more...)

Tim Hockenberry Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/25-26Tim Hockenberry Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

After a successful run on 'America's Got Talent,' Tim Hockenberry is back home in San Francisco making his debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 25 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 26 (7 p.m.). Hockenberry will present an intimate concert of both original material and beautifully re-imagined covers. Tickets for Tim Hockenberry range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Venetian Las Vegas to Feature 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles', 9/18-10/29The 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 & Now12 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 WilsonThe 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 WinfreyThe 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 20156th Annual Fire This Time Festival Set for January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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 HURRICANEBWW Interviews: Chase Padgett Kicks It Up in NASHVILLE HURRICANE
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 6, 2014

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

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