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Paul Jost to Perform Jazzy BORN TO RUN at The Bitter End This OctoberPaul Jost to Perform Jazzy BORN TO RUN at The Bitter End This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When Bruce Springsteen debuted Born to Run live in 1975, it was at The Bottom Line in Greenwich Village, around the corner from The Bitter End.  And, now on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., vocalist/arranger Paul Jost is performing his jazz interpretation of Born to Run with a Live Recording at The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, NY. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win a Table for Two at Natalie Douglas at Birdland 10/3BWW Contest: Win a Table for Two at Natalie Douglas at Birdland 10/3
by BWW Contests - Sep 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to go to Natalie Douglas' Return Birdland at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (October 3th, 2016 / 7PM). The winners will be comped a table for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
by Tory Gates - Sep 23, 2016

“The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at BirdlandPharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGEOprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” (more...)

VIDEO: Anthony Anderson Talks 'Black-Ish', Playing B-Ball with Stevie WonderVIDEO: Anthony Anderson Talks 'Black-Ish', Playing B-Ball with Stevie Wonder
by - Sep 23, 2016

The star of 'Black-ish', Anthony Anderson, stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about the new season of the ABC comedy. Later, the actor shares that after losing a free throw contest to Stevie Wonder, he's convinced the legendary musician can actually see. (more...)

Party Motown Style MAGIC OF MOTOWN'S 10th BirthdayParty Motown Style MAGIC OF MOTOWN'S 10th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

???????The unstoppable Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour that also honours the 50th anniversary of chart-topping single Reach Out I'll Be There. Revel in hit after hit as the incredible, all-new for 2016, theatrical treat with a huge cast marks 50 years of Reach Out and a decade of continuing the legend of solid-gold artistes the Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more. (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President ObamaMotown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Presents October 2016 LineupBlue Note Hawaii Presents October 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

October promises to be one of the biggest yet at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. The month kicks off with architects of the Jamaican sound, Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang and the first time Hoku Award-winners Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K will perform together in the showroom. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

ABC added another collection of powerful voices to the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Stars will include John Batiste, Shirley Caesar, Chloe X Halle, Fantasia, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Brings Glitter and Magic to Birdland in STEVIE SONGSBWW Review: Natalie Douglas Brings Glitter and Magic to Birdland in STEVIE SONGS
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 15, 2016

For her soulful, imaginative rendering of jazz, pop, and R&B music, Los Angeles native and septuple MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas has earned raves for two decades from American and British critics alike. Superlatives like 'transcendent,' 'heart-stopping,' and '[the] greatest' pepper reviews both of her live performances and work in the studio. Douglas' new show, STEVIE SONGS, which marked her 50th performance at Birdland, made clear why Clive Davis of The New York Times wrote, 'By the end [of a show], you want to her to carry on into the small hours.' (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROESThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Following the success of last season's new DEMO series, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in a performance on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate their heroes and artistic inspirations. The cast of Heroes features soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and New York City Ballet star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Korbes, visual art curator, author, and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck (last seen as part of DEMO: Place), the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

ABC announced its lineup of exceptional talent to be seen at the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Stars will include Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl with Trouble Funk, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Common, NeYo, Patti Austin, The Alvin Ailey Dancers, Gary Clark Jr., Gladys Knight and The Howard Gospel Choir. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ian von Memerty's KEYBOARD KILLERS To Light Up Pieter Toerien's Montecasino TheatreIan von Memerty's KEYBOARD KILLERS To Light Up Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Take SA's king of the keyboard, Ian Von Memerty, and put him together with eight of the greatest songwriting piano stars and you have the recipe for KEYBOARD KILLERS, which will play a season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre this October. (more...)

Sony Music to Reissue George Michael's Iconic Album 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1'Sony Music to Reissue George Michael's Iconic Album 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In celebration of the album's reissue, Channel 4, BBC Worldwide and Sony Music have commissioned Freedom: George Michael (w/t), a stunning newfilm, narrated by George. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT IN MOTOWN Comes to the BPASTAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT IN MOTOWN Comes to the BPA
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016

What icons do you think of when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? The list goes on! Two stars of Broadway's 'Motown: The Musical' come together for a concert honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal VideoSTAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents SOUL UNLIMITED with Ellis Hall and Jeff TyzikUtah Symphony Presents SOUL UNLIMITED with Ellis Hall and Jeff Tyzik
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On September 23 and 24, vocalist and keyboardist Ellis Hall and the Utah Symphony will perform soul music favorites, including classics by Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and The Temptations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Sings Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Sings Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer Natalie Douglas on Monday, September 5 in 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder.' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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