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Charles Aznavour to Play Farewell Concert at Theater at MSG, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced today that legendary French singer Charles Aznavour will make his only area appearance performing a farewell concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, September 20. (more...)

BWW Interviews: I WISH YOU LOVE Actor Dennis Spears Talks the Mystique of Nat 'King' Cole
by Katricia Lang - Jul 21, 2014

For all his hard work and talent, Nat 'King' Cole was treated to segregated concert halls, burning crosses and slurs. We know what he did do. We know what he didn't do (ask the NAACP). We know Kimye's wedding menu. But we don't know Nat 'King' Cole. This is what I WISH YOU LOVE seeks. To push through the mystique of this enigmatic performer to discover the flesh and blood underneath. I had the privilege of speaking with actor Dennis Spears, Mr. Cole himself. (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Wynn Las Vegas Welcomes Vocalist Michael Monge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Wynn Las Vegas is pleased to welcome classic vocalist Michael Monge for his Las Vegas debut inside Eastside Lounge at Encore. (more...)

'THE RAT PACK', THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's Fall 2014 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the longest running professional dinner theater in the United States is quickly turning into one of its busiest venues. In additional to its traditional slate of Broadway-quality theatrical productions, the Alhambra will be host to two concerts, a two-day show starring Tina Lifford of NBC's Parenthood, which is a fundraiser for Generation W, and a fundraiser for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BROADWAY AT ITS BEST Travels from Las Vegas to Bradenton, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Las Vegas based production, Broadway at its Best, starring the highly-acclaimed musical group, "The Phat Pack" will make its Florida debut in the Bradenton Auditorium on August 2nd and 3rd. The Broadway-style, musical variety group was given the "Best of Las Vegas 2013 Award" for Best All Around Performers by the Las Vegas Review Journal. (more...)

MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON to Return to ABC, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

ABC has renewed its commitment to air the two-hour MDA Show of Strength Telethon on their stations across the country. As in the past, the entertainment event will raise funds and awareness and acknowledge partners who support MDA's mission (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, Adrienne Warren and Jane Monheit at FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

On Monday, June 30, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his regular series called 'Frank & Friends.' This particular show, 'Girls Night Out!' found Frank onstage with Broadway leading ladies Jackie Burns (If/Then), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On) and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit (Jane Monheit's Jazz Party at Birdland). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2014-2015 Theatre Season in the Lackland Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Classics and family favorites are mixed in with musical memoirs and two world premieres during the 2014-2015 theatre season at The Centenary Stage Company (CSC). This year will feature eight diverse theatre events with a touch of fantasy, magic, and drama in the Lackland Center providing something for everybody. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eric Jordan Young 'Once In A Lifetime'
by Ellen Sterling - Jul 01, 2014

Here is clearly a man who loves theater and for audience members like me, the set list - heavy on show tunes and made even more interesting with the inclusion of, for example, 'Downtown,' - was a terrific one. It was a wonderful evening. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Actor/Singer Bernard Dotson Brings Rollicking Unexpected Songs to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Jun 30, 2014

On Sunday June 29 handsome singer Bernard Dotson brought his unique friendly style and self-proclaimed big black man powerhouse voice to an SRO crowd at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal with his debut cabaret show Unexpected Songs, which recently played the Metropolitan Room in New York. This very talented Los Angeles-born man has a passion for the arts that stretches back 18 years when he was singing for Disney Cruises and eventually in 6 different Broadway shows. (more...)

Fleur Seule Comes to 54 Below with 1940s Jazz and Swing, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Fleur Seule in Fleur Seule: Swing Era Sophistication on Wednesday, July 16th at 7PM. After hit engagements at Swing 46, Row NYC Hotel, and Refinery Rooftop Hotel, Fleur Seule makes their 54 Below debut. Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits and Jazz standards that will transport you to the 1930s and 1940s: The times of hep cats and swingin' tunes. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming and tapping your feet along to classics, and enjoying songs from the vault that you've never heard before. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Perform Songs from 'I've Got Your Number' at Iridium Jazz Club, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

TOM WOPAT - the celebrated actor and vocalist - will perform at Iridium Jazz Club (1650 Broadway at 51st Street in Manhattan) with a new show 'Tom Wopat Swings the Rat Pack' for four performances only on July 11 and 12. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spot-On Impersonations in SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW at Theatre-By-The-Sea
by David De Almo - Jun 16, 2014

The premise is that God, as played by the disembodied voice of the legendary Buddy Hackett, has decided to send the Rat Pack back to earth for one final show. From there, it's an impersonation game, with standards and jokes straight through. (more...)

List of Events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Check below for a list of events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for 2014 WEST VILLAGE MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL, Opening 6/19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2014

The West Village Musical Theatre Festival is currently the largest short-musical theater festival in the country! Currently in its fourth year, the Festival will host 25 brand new original 15-minute musicals. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/708446. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAURICE HINES is TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
by Roy Berko - Jun 06, 2014

'Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,' 'Maestro: Leonard Bernstein,' 'The Devil's Music: The Life and Times of Bessie Smith,' 'One Night with Janice Joplin.' What do these all have in common? They are shows that Cleveland Play House has staged in the last several years, and they are productions that showcase the musical talents of a particular artist. (more...)

Shrek & Fiona haben sich gefunden! Andreas Lichtenberger und Bettina Mönch erwecken die Rollen der beliebten Charaktere in SHREK – Das Musical zum Leben
by Iris Moebius - Jun 04, 2014

Gar nicht mehr „weit, weit weg" ist die Premiere des preisgekronten Musicals SHREK am 19. Oktober 2014 im Capitol Theater Dusseldorf. Auf der Buhne werden dann die bekannten Musical-Darsteller Andreas Lichtenberger, Bettina Monch, Andreas Wolfram und Carsten Lepper stehen. Sie ubernehmen die Rollen der vier Hauptcharaktere Shrek, Fiona, Esel und Lord Farquaad. (more...)

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