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BWW TV: Watch Amber Riley Perform 'I Am Changing' from the UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLSBWW TV: Watch Amber Riley Perform 'I Am Changing' from the UK Premiere of DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2016

An exclusive new video has been released in advance of the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing Week Two Kicks Off 6/28Midsummer Night Swing Week Two Kicks Off 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

New York's greatest outdoor dance party - Midsummer Night Swing - adds magic to summer evenings in the city with dancing under the stars in the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues). From June 21 through July 9, Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more. (more...)

Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!Ibinabo Jack and Liisi LaFontaine Join Amber Riley in DREAMGIRLS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which will have preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Kicks Off in JuneMidsummer Night Swing 2016 Kicks Off in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Three exciting nights of blues, rock 'n' roll, and rhythm and blues, including a special tribute to late music icon Allen Toussaint, will delight dancers at Midsummer Night Swing, New York's premier summer dance party, when it returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. Single tickets and multi-evening passes are now on sale. (more...)

Reality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLSReality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLS
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

GLEE's Amber Riley has quite the backup power for her nights off in DREAMGIRLS the West End. THE VOICE UK contestant Ruth Brown and THE X FACTOR's Karen Mav will alternate in the role of 'Effie' on Wednesdays in London, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets Midsummer Night Swing 2016 SeasonLincoln Center Sets Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

New York's premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. T (more...)

Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

A diverse can't-miss lineup blending sounds of the past and present will ignite the stage for 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' taking place Saturday, April 23, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Initial performers announced for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' include Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars, Lucrecia, Martina McBride, and JD Souther. (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDSRecording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Recording Academy will honor its 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Co. to Present One-Act Play Festival SHADOWS OF WARSouth Camden Theatre Co. to Present One-Act Play Festival SHADOWS OF WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey continues its eleventh season and second decade of theatre in the city with a one-act play festival titled SHADOWS OF WAR. Comprised of four different plays, these stories portray American veterans from World War II through Afghanistan. The festival opens March 18, 2016 at 8p.m. with four performances through Sunday March 20. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Careless Dynamic and Decadent in Company XIV's Erotic SNOW WHITEBWW Review: Laura Careless Dynamic and Decadent in Company XIV's Erotic SNOW WHITE
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

Brilliantly evocative director/choreographer Austin McCormick turns in another sensual delight. (more...)

John Minnock to Kick Off 2016 with Jazz and Blues at the Met RoomJohn Minnock to Kick Off 2016 with Jazz and Blues at the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

After closing out 2015 with a packed house and enjoying an all-too-brief holiday hiatus, John Minnock returns to the Metropolitan Room for a new season of high-energy jazz and blues on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Celia Cruz, Herbie Hancock Among Recording Academy  Special Merit Award RecipientsCelia Cruz, Herbie Hancock Among Recording Academy Special Merit Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Recording Academy® announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, and RUN DMC. (more...)

Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Harrisburg native jazz pianist Steve Rudolph will perform with exceptional veteran jazz musicians, vocalist Dred "Perky" Scott and bassist Hassan J.J. Shakur, in a program of jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites on December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Favorites will include "Let It Snow," Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "My Favorite Things," "Silent Night," and many more. All tickets include complimentary beverage service which begins at 7:00 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30 PM. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

Vocalist Carmen Bradford Joins the Capital Jazz Orchestra for Special Christmas PerformanceVocalist Carmen Bradford Joins the Capital Jazz Orchestra for Special Christmas Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Grammy-winning Count Basie vocalist Carmen Bradford joins the Capital Jazz Orchestra for A Carmen Bradford Christmas at the Concord City Auditorium “The Audi” Located at 2 Prince Street Concord, NH, on Sunday, December 13, at 4pm. Tickets for this festive performance start at $25 and are on sale now. (more...)

Jazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes AwayJazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Harold Lomax Ousley, born January 23, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., passed away yesterday, August 13, 2015. (more...)

Felix Hernandez's RHYTHM REVIEW DANCE PARTY Heads to Brooklyn Center, 4/9Felix Hernandez's RHYTHM REVIEW DANCE PARTY Heads to Brooklyn Center, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce the addition of renowned DJ/producer Felix Hernandez to its 2015-16 season, who will bring his legendary Rhythm Review Dance Party to Brooklyn Center on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Sets 2015 Summer Staged Reading SeriesSouth Camden Theatre Sets 2015 Summer Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will host a free staged reading series on Monday evenings this summer that features new works by Richard L. Gaw and J. Adam Russell. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret CriticsCABARET LIFE NYC: It's So Long, Farewell, Au Wiedersehen Reviewing For Me, But Meet & Greet BWW's New Team of Cabaret Critics
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 7, 2014

After four years reviewing cabaret shows, more than two for BroadwayWorld, our lead New York cabaret critic Stephen Hanks will be giving up reviewing shows to be the BWW Cabaret section's Editor and lead feature writer. Here's how he became a cabaret reviewer, why he's giving it up, and who he's brought on board to make up BWW's new cabaret reviewing team. (more...)

JD McPherson Comes to the Fox Theatre TonightJD McPherson Comes to the Fox Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present JD McPherson at the Fox Theatre tonight, November 12th, 2014. (more...)

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