Tina Turner News

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 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...)

Albert Hammond Coming to South Africa in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival and Charl van Heyningen Enterprises will present the forthcoming SA tour by chart-topping singer and songwriter, Albert Hammond, OBE who returns to South Africa for three concerts only this October. (more...)

New Boss Named on Season 2 of Fuse TV's BIG FREEDIA QUEEN OF BOUNCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A new 'Boss of Bounce Music and Twerkin' has been named on Season 2 of 'Big Freedia Queen of Bounce' on FUSE TV with the show's latest addition, producer/director/choreographer Wilberto, who works under his banner, the Bert Company. (more...)

Cheryl Barnes and Johnny Britt Set for HOT NIGHT OF COOL JAZZ, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

A fresh and powerful new voice on the contemporary jazz scene, Cheryl Barnes (www.cheryldbarnes.com) - whose new full-length album Listen To This is scoring airplay everywhere from KCRW in Los Angeles to WNVW (The Wave) in Cleveland - will be sharing a 'Hot Night of Cool Jazz" with renowned R&B/Jazz singer Johnny Britt on Saturday, August 16 in Port Hueneme, Calif. (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Centenary Stage to Welcome Alice Tan Ridley, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

With a star-studded concert series at Centenary Stage Company this summer, it is no surprise that they should now be celebrating the birth of a new Diva, Alice Tan Ridley. Audiences can spend an unforgettable evening with the singing sensation that People Magazine calls an 'Amazing Vocalist" on Saturday, July 19th at 8 pm at The Lackland Center. Ridley embodies a rare combination of raw power, charm, sensuality, spirituality and funk. Like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Tina Turner, Ridley is a long lasting Goddess of Soul, with enough personality, talent, and funk to become an enduring performer. (more...)

Premiere of Adam Enright's New Show to Play Joe's Pub, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

A high strung and apprehensive gay man picks up the pieces of a broken heart, lets go of a preconceived future and tries to overcome his prudish ways by embracing his dark side. 'The brain is tricky. The heart is sentimental, but dick... dick don't lie.' Witty original songs, stylized pop covers, and playful mash-ups tell tales of crushes gone wrong, Internet hook-ups gone right and unearths clues to finally reveal who he really is. Join one good bitch on his journey down to self discovery. (more...)

LOVE MOTOWN! Comes to the Southbank Centre, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra return to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm to celebrate a sensational musical extravaganza - Love Motown! (more...)

Linda Miller to Bring THE LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC to Stage 72, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Legendary Ladies of Music Starring Linda Miller Sunday, July 13 @ 3pm Stage 72 @ The Triad 158 W. 72nd Street, 2nd Floor bet. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. Tickets:Available at Door $20, plus 2 Drink Min.(Cash Only) Reservations and to Purchase: 800-838-3006 www.brownpapertickets.com Trains: 1,2,3,B,C to 72nd St. www.stage72.com www.legendaryladiesofmusic.com. (more...)

Suzanne Shaw Joins Paul Nicholas in BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL World Premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Sept 11; UK Tour Kicks Off Sept 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Suzanne Shaw is to join Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, featuring the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970's and 1980's. (more...)

BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! Raises Over $1.3 Million for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, a luscious, modern-day mix tape of sensual sights and sounds featuring 170 of New York's sexiest dancers, celebrated its move to a new home on Sunday, June 22 by raising $1,386,105 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Watch Jon Lovitz Transform into Billy Idol on ABC's SING YOUR FACE OFF
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

'Sing Your Face Off' is a talent variety competition featuring celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary musical icon. (more...)

PRIDE CELEBRATION to Kick Off Pride Week in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts PRIDE CELEBRATION, kicking off Pride Week in Philadelphia with a FREE concert in Commonwealth Plaza on Tuesday, June 3 at 6 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Athens in Greek
by Charles Shubow - Jun 02, 2014

What a hoot this Greek production of the Broadway musical was. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JOHN BARROWMAN Talks New ABC Talent Competition SING YOUR FACE OFF
by Danielle DeSisto - Jun 02, 2014

From battling monsters on BBC's 'Doctor Who' to appearing in numerous musicals on Broadway and the West End, John Barrowman has enjoyed success in many realms of the entertainment world. (more...)

Beautiful and Bodacious Blues Singer SARI SCHORR Set to Perform in Multiple NY Metro Area Venues Throughout June
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 01, 2014

When the legendary Blues artist Joe Louis Walker and his band played a terrific gig at B.B. King's Blues Club in August of 2012, it was their chick/babe front singer Sari Schorr who blew the roof off the club with power vocals. Now Schorr's voice will be busting out all over in June, as she is booked for performances this month throughout the metro area. On Thursday, June 5, her new Sari Schorr Band will be at Stanhope House in Stanhope, New Jersey, where the sensual Schorr will be performing a mix of classic Blues/Rock songs and her own original compositions. On Friday the 13th (7 pm) cabaret audiences will be very lucky to hear Schorr as one of the headliners in The Dana Lorge Variety Show at the Metropolitan Room. And then on Saturday June 21 (7:30 pm), Schorr will perform at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab. (more...)

Michael Jacksons American Music Award & Victory Tour Glove Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

In 1986 as a special award of appreciation for 'We Are The World' was presented to Michael Jackson for his role as one of the key composers and singers of the song which he sang along with a superstar cast of celebrities (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Delivers Fantastic Finale and Crowns a Worthy Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

A journey that started nearly a year ago officially ended tonight. From tens of thousands auditioning last summer to one being named the 13th American Idol. For my money, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene were not only the two most deserving contenders for this season's crown, but they were so by a wide margin. The contentment with knowing that either would be a worthy champion added to a show that returned to the bygone era when IDOL Finales were the highlight of each TV season. (more...)

The American Museum of Natural History Presents ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, concluding its seventh season, with the Martinez Brothers, Justin Strauss, and Stephen Silvestri. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 20. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Present THE LADIES OF ALDY STREET LATE NIGHT CABARET, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Late nights are back at TRUSTUS with the cabaret show, 'The Ladies of Lady Street Late Night Cabaret,' featuring the best in female impersonation on the Thigpen Main Stage!! Join a highly entertaining quartet of both local and guest performers today, June 27 at 11pm. The hour-long show features an entertaining mix of female impersonation, celebrity illusions, showgirl costumes, comedy, glamour and live singing. Vista Queen Emeritus Patti O'Furniture leads a cast that features Dorae Saunders (Tina Turner impersonator from 'America's Got Talent',) Chanel Stevens (The Cher of the South) and Blair Williams (Show Director of the world famous Club One Cabaret of Savannah, GA.) (more...)

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