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John Minnock's Innovative Show EVERY DAY BLUES Set for Year-Long Residency at The Metropolitan RoomJohn Minnock's Innovative Show EVERY DAY BLUES Set for Year-Long Residency at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on jazz cabaret classics, is proud to bring his 'Every Day Blues' series to The Metropolitan Room, located at 34 West 22nd St., on four separate dates between May and December of 2017: May 27th, 2017; August 12th, 2017; October 14th, 2017; and December 9th, 2017. (more...)

Liisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live LoungeLiisi LaFontaine, Ian Mcintosh and More to Bring Icons to Life at West End Live Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Sunday 11th June, West End Live Lounge returns with 'Icons and Legends'- an evening celebrating work from some of the the most Iconic and influential names in the world of music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: Matthew Morrison Visits Amber Riley at DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

There was a gleeful reunion this weekend when Matthew Morrison visited his former Glee co-star Amber Riley in London at Dreamgirls! (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs InReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs In
by Review Roundups - Apr 30, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened on Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London. The New York Times has just had the opportunity to weigh in on the production, check out what critic Ben Brantley had to say! (more...)

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 - Feb 18, 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 today, 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 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...)

DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, Officially Opens Tonight in LondonDREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, Officially Opens Tonight in London
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...)

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...)

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 - Dec 1, 2016

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

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 - Nov 19, 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...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 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...)

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