Sylvia McNair News

Singer Ruth Carlin to Return to The Laurie Beechman, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at Westbank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St. NYC. For reservations, call: (212) 695-6909. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Anita Gillette Brings AFTER ALL To Feinstein's At The Nikko, 1/30
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anita Gillette returns to the West Coast with her solo show AFTER ALL this Friday with a gig scheduled for Feinstein's At The Nikko. (more...)

46 Writers Head to JMF Annual Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

A total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, CT this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing nearly 30 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Contreras, Cronin & More Set for INSPIRED 3 Benefit for Animal Rescue Orgs
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Jonathan Reid Gealt, McGuire & Simo, Michael Mott, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Brad Simmons will star in INSPIRED 3: A Benefit Concert for A PLACE TO BARK (TN) & SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC, on Sunday, January 26 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed tonight, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed today, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

INSPIRED 3 Benefit Concert with Bobby Cronin, Joey Contreras & More Set for 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 05, 2014

Produced and created by Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED is a benefit concert series for animal rescue organizations across the country that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work. The INSPIRED series hopes to spread the word about the 2.7 million adoptable animals that are euthanized each year in America. (more...)

Anita Gillette to Bring AFTER ALL to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will present Tony Award Nominated star of stage and screen, Anita Gillette, as she presents her new one-woman show, After All, a wonderful evening of music and memories that takes an intimate, touching, and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood on Thursday, January 30, 2014 (8 p.m.). An autobiographical work, After All takes audiences backstage with Gillette as a young showgirl starting out in the original cast of Gypsy with Ethel Merman onwards into the worlds of David Merrick and Gower Champion in Carnival through a building career that leads to a Tony nominated performance in the Neil Simon comedy Chapter Two. From major feature films playing roles such as Ms. Mona in 'Moonstruck,' co-starring in hit television shows like 'Quincy' and Game Show classics, to playing Tina Fey's mother in '30 Rock' and Annie Fitzsimmons in the multiple award winning hit 'Modern Family,' Gillette will surprise and delight in this production that is certain to entertain! Tickets for Anita Gillette range in price from $30-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard to Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

Spencer Theater Presents 3 REDNECK TENORS CHRISTMAS SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Those singing trailer park angels (and 2010 'America's Got Talent' finalists - appearing as the '3 Redneck Tenors' are packing their festive Christmas mullets and will be dashing through the snow just in time for some down-home holiday cheer with '3 Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR' at the Spencer Theater at 8 p.m., tonight, December 13. (more...)

Spencer Theater Presents 3 REDNECK TENORS CHRISTMAS SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

"Three Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar" Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. ($79-$76). These operatically-trained trailer park boys are dashing through the snow in time for down-home Christmas cheer. Packed with classic and pop holiday favorites and lots of deep-fried comedic delight, this comedy features the singing cousins Billy Joe, Billy Bob, and Billie Billee as they celebrate the holidays with down-home country laughs and big city music. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Sierra Boggess & More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce the upcoming lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko for January 2014. Artists include actor and singer Tom Wopat, star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess, Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, and more! Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Merola Opera and San Francisco Public Library Continue 'Merola Goes to the Movies' Series with OTELLO Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new, free series that presents great opera-themed movies. (more...)

Six-CD Box Set of Hy Zaret and Lou Singer's BALLADS FOR THE AGE OF SCIENCE Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

For the first time in over fifty years, Harbinger Records will release 'Ballads for the Age of Science,' the most successful educational recordings of all time, as a six-CD box set. Featuring more than four dozen original songs written by Hy Zaret, co-author of the iconic popular song 'Unchained Melody,' and Lou Singer between 1959 and 1961, the albums introduced scientific concepts and terms using catchy, easy-to-learn lyrics and music to grade school students across America in the early 1960s. (more...)

Merola Opera and San Francisco Public Library to Continue 'Merola Goes to the Movies' Series with OTELLO, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new, free series that presents great opera-themed movies. (more...)

ASO & Georgia Public Broadcasting to Partner for Robert Shaw Musical Tribute, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting and the producers of the documentary film, Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices, will host "Stars Shine on Shaw" - a musical tribute celebrating the life and legacy of former ASO Music Director Robert Shaw - on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

Six-CD Box Set of Hy Zaret and Lou Singer's BALLADS FOR THE AGE OF SCIENCE Set for 10/15 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

For the first time in over fifty years, Harbinger Records will release 'Ballads for the Age of Science,' the most successful educational recordings of all time, as a six-CD box set. Featuring more than four dozen original songs written by Hy Zaret, co-author of the iconic popular song 'Unchained Melody,' and Lou Singer between 1959 and 1961, the albums introduced scientific concepts and terms using catchy, easy-to-learn lyrics and music to grade school students across America in the early 1960s. (more...)

LA TRAVIATA Launches Merola Opera's MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new series that presents great opera-themed movies that have been captured on film. (more...)

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