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Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Nick Ziobro to Debut New CD at Birdland, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, will release his debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do on Tuesday, May 20. The new disc, produced by Michael Feinstein - the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist - and available through Titanium Entertainment, will be available in stores and digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.com. The album's debut single 'This Guy's In Love with You' is now available on iTunes. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga Stars in Romantic Comedy AT MIDDLETON on Blu-ray and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Anchor Bay Films presents Academy Award nominees Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven, City Island) and Vera Farmiga (A&E's 'Bates Motel', Up in the Air) in, AT MIDDLETON, on Blu-ray and DVD today, April 1, 2014. (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga Stars in Romantic Comedy AT MIDDLETON on Blu-ray and DVD, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Anchor Bay Films presents Academy Award nominees Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven, City Island) and Vera Farmiga (A&E's 'Bates Motel', Up in the Air) in, AT MIDDLETON, on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1, 2014. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II today, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

Review Roundup: ROCKY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 13, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The Carlyle to Welcome Back Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, 4/6-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The upcoming performances will build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmanswith their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, April 6 - May 25. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shirley Jones Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 05, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, continuing through March 15. Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winner John McDaniel (Annie Get Your Gun, Patti Lupone: Live!, The Rosie O'Donnell Show) will serve as Music director and will accompany her on piano March 4-8; actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) will take his place for the performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. Check out photos from her first performance below! (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Guest Star in Ziegfeld Society's A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present A SALUTE TO ROCKETTE HISTORY II on Saturday, March 15th, an original musical revue which tells the history of the precision dance line founded in 1925 by choreographer Russell Markert, inspired by The Tiller Girls in THE ZIEFELD FOLLIES OF 1922, and their evolution from their early beginnings as The Missouri Rockets to the Roxyettes to the now legendary Rockettes. The production will have musical direction by Mark York (musical director of Jim Dale's upcoming Roundabout production JUST JIM DALE), written. directed and choreographed by former Rockettes Mary Six Rupert and Karyn Tomczak. (more...)

Joan Ryan Brings Solo Show To Catalina Jazz Club, 3/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 19, 2014

Recognizable screen star and stage performer Joan Ryan will bring her solo cabaret act to the Catalina Jazz Club later this month in a special performance also featuring popular Broadway and film star Eric McCormack in an evening benefiting the Trevor Project. (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. GOES TO THE MOVIES Event on 5/10 Features All-Star Cast
by Shari Barrett - Feb 19, 2014

Broadway, television and film star CHEYENNE JACKSON will make his first appearance in the 30th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) "S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies," being held on Saturday, May 10th at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. LAINIE KAZAN, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, MITZI GAYNOR, and JASON GOULD will also be making their first S.T.A.G.E. appearances and TonyŽ Award winner BETTY BUCKLEY will make her second S.T.A.G.E. turn. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Gets After Show Congratulations from Liza Minnelli, Clive Davis & More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 04, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below just featured a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York. Ms. Lee's new concert boasted an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Opens at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 31, 2014

Following her acclaimed concert 'Catch the Light,' 54 Below will feature a new show featuring the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only, continuing through February 1. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. Check out photos from her concert below! (more...)

Christopher Plummer Recreates Role as 'Barrymore' on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Plummer recreated his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name. Barrymore will air on Great Performances, tonight, January 31 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

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