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Victor Goines to Perform with the NYYS Jazz Band at Lincoln CenterVictor Goines to Perform with the NYYS Jazz Band at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines joins director Andy Clausen and the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band for its season finale on Sunday, May 7th at the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 3:30pm. (more...)

John Minnock to Continue The Metropolitan Room Residency with EVERY DAY BLUESJohn Minnock to Continue The Metropolitan Room Residency with EVERY DAY BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

John Minnock continues the second year of his residency at the Metropolitan Room with 'Every Day Blues' on Saturday, April 1, at 9:30. (more...)

23rd Annual 'Skate with the Greats' Event Raises More Than $800,000 for Ronald McDonald House23rd Annual 'Skate with the Greats' Event Raises More Than $800,000 for Ronald McDonald House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, February 24, New York Rangers' Hall of Fame Hockey legends took the ice for the 23 rd annual 'Skate with the Greats' event at Rockefeller Center. The highly attended, celebrity-studded event was held in support of the Ronald McDonald House of New York, which provides a refuge for families and children who are battling pediatric cancer. Employees from the Ronald McDonald House, families the House supports and star-struck NHL fans had the opportunity to skate alongside celebrated NHL players and alumni, in support of the House's mission. (more...)

Granny's Blue-Mers to Kick Off Series of NYC Concerts at Freddy's BarGranny's Blue-Mers to Kick Off Series of NYC Concerts at Freddy's Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Granny's Blue-Mers, featuring Rev. Mary and her Ladies of Lustful Lyrics begin a series of concerts at some of New York's hottest hot-spots. First stop on this tour is a 10:30 p.m. show on Saturday, February 18 at the trendy Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, heralded by the New York Times and Esquire, among others. (more...)

GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS II: DOWN IN THE ALLEY to Debut at the DuplexGRANNY'S BLUE-MERS II: DOWN IN THE ALLEY to Debut at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Granny's Blue-mers II: Down in the Alley premieres at the Duplex Cabaret Theater on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Chris Colfer & More At DREAMGIRLS London OpeningPhoto Flash: Chris Colfer & More At DREAMGIRLS London Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions presents the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls, opening tonight 14 December 2016 and running at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. Below, watch highlights just in time for this evening's premiere, plus click here for a new batch of production shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Discover the Easter Eggs of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Discover the Easter Eggs of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, BWW's own Richie Ridge comes to you directly from the set of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! in Los Angeles, CA and shares first look images of Tony Award winning set designer Derek McLane's recreation of 1960's Baltimore. McLane has hidden plenty of easter eggs on the streets of Baltimore. Check some of them out below! (more...)

Los Lobos, Lalah Hathaway and More to Bring Holiday Shows to City Winery ChicagoLos Lobos, Lalah Hathaway and More to Bring Holiday Shows to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, has announced its 2016 holiday lineup.  (more...)

Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES TodayGrammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In collaboration with PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES series, The Recording Academy will air 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends' - a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to release more tickets for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  With the first few weeks selling out fast, the new booking period will extend performances at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. These tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 14 October 2016. (more...)

GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS to Premiere at The Duplex This OctoberGRANNY'S BLUE-MERS to Premiere at The Duplex This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Join Rev. Mary, Courteney, and Liz ... and Dan for a night of Raunchy, Naughty, Saucy, Bawdy Blues from 'back in the day' with GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS World Premiere at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street @ 7th Avenue) in the heart of Greenwich Village! (more...)

GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Comes to Great Performances This MonthGRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Comes to Great Performances This Month
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In collaboration with The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients.The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions by those they've inspired. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins RehearsalsPhoto Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls has preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. On Monday October 3rd, Sonia Friedman Productions were delighted to assemble the full company for the first day of rehearsals. (more...)

2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION2016 Town Hall Gala to Honor Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Sunday, October 23 at 4pm at the Princeton Club of New York (15 West 43rd Street), The Town Hall will hold its Annual Gala where they will honor Grammy & Peabody Award-winner Garrison Keillor's acclaimed program A Prairie Home Companion with The Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award (over 150 shows were broadcast live from The Town Hall stage). (more...)

New Jersey Photo Forum Returns with Annual COLORIFIC ExhibitNew Jersey Photo Forum Returns with Annual COLORIFIC Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The New Jersey Photography Forum's annual 'Colorific' exhibit returns to the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, from September 13, 2016 to October 24, 2016. (more...)

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