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Date Of Birth:
February 19, 1940 (75)
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Julio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of MusicJulio Iglesias to Receive Honorary Degree from Berklee College of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Stage 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES', 6/2-4Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Stage 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES', 6/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will stage a three-day festival June 2-4 exploring renewal in Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchange. The festival, entitled 'A Musical Tale of Two Cities: Motown Meets The Big Easy,' will examine how these two cities have used their legacy of unique musical and artistic culture to heal and renew themselves after economic and natural disaster. (more...)

New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

White House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This JuneWhite House to Host PBS Concert Celebrating Gospel Music This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

"The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" showcases an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, 4/18Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform at the Catalina Bar & Grill on April 18. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play the Fox Theatre This Aug; Tickets on Sale 4/12MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play the Fox Theatre This Aug; Tickets on Sale 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Tom Dreesen to Bring AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF FRANK SINATRA to Theatre at the Center, 6/13Tom Dreesen to Bring AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF FRANK SINATRA to Theatre at the Center, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Fresh off his appearance on one of David Letterman's final shows April 16, nationally known stand-up comedian and actor Tom Dreesen brings his exceptional talent to Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, with An Evening of Laughter and Memories of Sinatra, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth on Saturday, June 13 at 4 and 8 p.m. Drawing inspiration from his early days on the comedy scene, Dreesen uses his down-to-earth and warm comic style to take audiences on a journey from his childhood in Harvey, Illinois listening to Sinatra on the jukebox, to touring the nation as his opening act and staying up all night with the musical legend. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/05/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Hit the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre Next SpringMOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Hit the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

After hinting at a summer run in London, it looks like MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be shakin' it in the West End next spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN at the Denver Center's Buell TheatreBWW Reviews: MOTOWN at the Denver Center's Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Apr 2, 2015

Motown the Musical, currently playing at the Buell Theatre, provides a bit of a history lesson for the record label, but mostly it feels like a really impressive tribute concert. (more...)

ASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music AwardsASCAP to Honor Influential Music Icons at 2015 Pop Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present rock heavyweights KISS with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, What's Going On?BWW Reviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, What's Going On?
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 27, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL recently opened at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, taking the packed house captive for 2 hours and 45 minutes with nonstop songs covering 25 years of emerging superstars. (more...)

OWN Announces New Original Programming & MoreOWN Announces New Original Programming & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today two new series joining its primetime lineup, in addition to new seasons and episodes of its popular returning series, and a star-studded lineup for its fifth season of “Oprah's Master Class.” (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

MOTOWN Coming to Segerstrom Center, 6/16-28MOTOWN Coming to Segerstrom Center, 6/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that single tickets for the Orange County engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Single tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 27, 2015 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Breaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill PlayhouseBreaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Recoups InvestmentMOTOWN National Tour Recoups Investment
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has recouped its $8.5 million dollar capitalization cost in less than ten months on the road. (more...)

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Commissions Musical Based on Anne Rice Novel CRY TO HEAVENSeattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Commissions Musical Based on Anne Rice Novel CRY TO HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced a major new musical commission. Based on the spell-binding novel by Anne Rice, Cry to Heaven is a dramatic new musical with music and lyrics by three-time Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Wilder and a book by Roy Freirich and Debrah Neal. The show will be developed through The 5th Avenue's New Works Program focusing on early stage cultivation of new musicals, one of seven musicals in various stages of development. (more...)

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