Rufus Wainwright News

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel to Make Provincetown Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Two-time Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel will make his long-awaited Provincetown debut with the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series on September 5 and 6 at 7:00 PM featuring series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky on the piano. (more...)

Storm Large to Play McCullough Theatre, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Singer, actor, author, and playwright Storm Large is a unique talent whose charms and remarkable voice are quickly creating a buzz within the performing arts world. As the singer in the band Pink Martini, a finalist in the reality show Rock Star Supernova, and as a critically acclaimed performer, Storm Large has taken her voice from rock clubs along the west coast to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing with The Detroit Symphony. (more...)

Renee Fleming's CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 10/14
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 20, 2014

A new holiday collection from world renowned soprano Renee Fleming titled CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK is now available for pre-order. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project. (more...)

Leonard Cohen to Release Album of New Songs 'Popular Problems', 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

In Popular Problems, his thrilling new studio album, Leonard Cohen gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. (more...)

Rachael Sage to Release New Studio Album 'Blue Roses' 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Rachael Sage announces the release of her new studio album, Blue Roses, out November 4, 2014 on MPress Records. (more...)

Julian Fleisher Sets Fall Shows in New York
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Julian Fleisher, New York City's favorite multi-hyphenate, will return to Joe's Pub this fall in support of his recently released album, Finally. The 10-track album was written and produced by Julian and follows his critically acclaimed Rather Bigalbum. Julian will be mixing material from both of his releases when he hits the stage, once again, at Joe's Pub on September 17. Julian was also asked to host a conversation series with his father, the legendary pianist and Kennedy Center honoree Leon Fleisher at the 92nd St Y this fall. The series includes three intimate conversations with the master, the first taking place on October 26, the second on December 14 and the final conversation will take place on February 8, 2015. The series will explore the elder Fleisher's life and career throug the lens of the music he loves. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse's October Lineup to Include Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Madigan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2014

Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut presents a variety of performances in October, including an appearance from Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Madigan, and more. (more...)

Rubicon's Youth Production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Run 8/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program presents The Drowsy Chaperone, the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison based on a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. With direction by Brian McDonald, musical direction by Miriam Arichea and choreography by Carolanne Marano, The Drowsy Chaperone features over 25 local youth performers in a production well suited for children, adults and families. Opening Wednesday, August 13th and running through Saturday, August 16th, performances of The Drowsy Chaperone begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and continue 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

Johnny Partridge Debut Album 'Dames Dudes + Cowboys Too' Out 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Johnny Partridge, who is best known for having played the role of Christian Clarke in EastEnders for the past five years and who last year celebrated 30 years in the business, is proud to announce his debut album (more...)

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program to Open BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR., 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Rubicon's Summer Youth Program opens BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature. This stage version of the beloved Disney classic includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Directed by Carolanne Marano with musical direction by Miriam Arichea, the one hour long production features many local youth performers in a production perfect for all ages. (more...)

Staged Version of Gabriel Kahane's THE AMBASSADOR Travels the U.S.; Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Gabriel Kahane's critically acclaimed new album The Ambassador draws its inspiration from a multitude of sources to tell intimate, human stories against the backdrop of Los Angeles architecture and popular culture. Released on June 3 via Sony Music Masterworks, The Ambassador is a collection of ten songs for ten buildings in Los Angeles. A fully staged version of The Ambassador starring Kahane, directed by Tony-winner John Tiffany (Once, Black Watch) will be presented this season at BAM, UCLA, and Carolina Performing Arts. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Captain Calvin Spalding from M*A*S*H (the singing surgeon) and the singer of "Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)" is going to light up the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, September 12, at 8 p.m. Loudon Wainwright III is a critically acclaimed songwriter who won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. Legendary artists including Johnny Cash and Bonnie Raitt have covered his songs --from folk, rock and blues to comedy. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Singer/Songwriter Series. (more...)

Clyde Wagner Named New Executive Producer of Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Luminato Festival announced today that Clyde Wagner has been named Executive Producer for the Festival. Mr. Wagner will commence in the role at the beginning of August. (more...)

WHBPAC Presents the Fab Faux, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

"Come Together" for an unforgettable evening with the acclaimed Beatles' tribute band, the Fab Faux featuring the Hogshead Horns and Creme Tangerine Strings, at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50, $75, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Overtone Industries to Present ICELAND at REDCAT's NOW Festival 2014, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the stage at REDCAT, CalArt's downtown center for contemporary arts, with two other Los Angeles-based arts organizations during the kick-off weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2014 (NOW Festival), Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, July 26, 2014. (more...)

The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)

David Aaron Carpenter to Launch New London Series, July 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

David Aaron Carpenter To Launch Central Synagogue's International Concerts Series, July 8th- London debut for 'the hottest violist of the 21st century' and his Salome Chamber Orchestra soloists, with Music Of The Jewish Diaspora. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Byrne, Boy George & More Sing 'Summer Nights' from GREASE
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2014

On Saturday June 14th, pop, jazz, and musical theatre stars from all over the world joined forces at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto to perform in 'If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway,' a concert showcasing and redefining love songs from classic Broadway musicals. For the finale, the cast, which included David Byrne, Boy George, Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Josh Groban, Brent Carver, Steven Page, Brennan Hall and concert organizer Rufus Wainwright, sang their own rendition of 'Summer Nights' from Grease. (more...)

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