Rufus Wainwright News

Jussie Smollett Added to Performance Lineup for Langston Hughes Celebration 1/1Jussie Smollett Added to Performance Lineup for Langston Hughes Celebration 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St, presents a star-studded celebration for legendary American author, activist and thinker Langston Hughes' 115th birthday on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. which is also the first day of Black History Month. Performances include readings of poetry by Hughes plus music that he wrote, inspired and/or enjoyed. (more...)

Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoTaylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

Grammy Award-Winning Judy Collins Comes to Boise!Grammy Award-Winning Judy Collins Comes to Boise!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Looming Large! STORM LARGE Brings Sublime And Subversive American Songbook To The McCallum TheatreLooming Large! STORM LARGE Brings Sublime And Subversive American Songbook To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 12, 2017

The McCallum Theatre and Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald present Storm Large and Le Bonheur, as part of the Fitz's Jazz Cafe series, for two performances on Wednesday, January 25, at 8:00pm and Thursday, January 26, at 8:00pm.Storm Large - musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome.  She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show "Rock Star: Supernova," where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. (more...)

Wanda Jackson, Jim Messina, Colin Hay Doc and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoWanda Jackson, Jim Messina, Colin Hay Doc and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of "Queen of Rock" Wanda Jackson, Jim Peterik with The Ides of March, a screening of the first-ever feature-length documentary film about Colin Hay, solo artist and former lead singer of Men At Work, and more. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Kris Kristofferson and More to Return to City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Kris Kristofferson and More to Return to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright for three back-to-back shows, two nights with Kris Kristofferson and more. (more...)

Landmark on Main Street Presents Rufus Wainwright in Concert at The Jeanne Rimsky TheaterLandmark on Main Street Presents Rufus Wainwright in Concert at The Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Landmark on Main Street presents Rufus Wainwright in concert at The Jeanne Rimsky Theater on Friday, April 21 at 8 PM.   (more...)

Stephen Petronio Company Buys 'Crows Nest' Catskill Mountains Property for $1.3 MillionStephen Petronio Company Buys 'Crows Nest' Catskill Mountains Property for $1.3 Million
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

In an act that will secure the Company's legacy and provide a creative home for dance, Stephen Petronio Company has purchased Crows Nest, a 175-acre property in the Catskill Mountains. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at People's Light This WinterLoudon Wainwright III to Perform at People's Light This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin. Created and performed by the Grammy Award-winner as a 'posthumous collaboration' with his late father, an esteemed writer and Life Magazine columnist, the production serves as both a moving homage, and 'a pointed musical meditation on the complexities of familial relationships' (Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek -  RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This FridaySTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Will Screen on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME to Celebrate Legendary Singer This TuesdayTONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME to Celebrate Legendary Singer This Tuesday
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come,” on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a NightmareBWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look -  Leslie Odom Jr, Lady Gaga & More Perform on NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90Photo Flash: First Look - Leslie Odom Jr, Lady Gaga & More Perform on NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt To Join Made For Online Opera VIREOOpera Star Deborah Voigt To Join Made For Online Opera VIREO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Composer Lisa Bielawa's Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will feature world-renowned opera star Deborah Voigt singing a role created for her in Vireo's Episode Eleven, "Circus," to be shot on January 20, 2017 at the 16th Street Oakland Train Station in Oakland, California.  (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr & More Set for NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90 Special, 12/20Leslie Odom Jr & More Set for NBC's TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90 Special, 12/20
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90: THE BEST IS YET TO COME on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group AnnouncedWinter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Barrie Kosky's SAUL Becomes First Sold Out Show of the 2017 Adelaide FestivalBarrie Kosky's SAUL Becomes First Sold Out Show of the 2017 Adelaide Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

With just 13 weeks until the opening of the 2017 Adelaide Festival the last remaining tickets to the Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky's masterpiece Saul have been snapped up, making it the first show of the program to officially sell out.  (more...)

Pink Martini's New Album 'Je dis oui!' Out Now; U.S. Tour Dates ConfirmedPink Martini's New Album 'Je dis oui!' Out Now; U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Beloved Oregon-based group Pink Martini's new album, Je dis oui!, is out now via Heinz Records. (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

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