Tom Waits News

Date Of Birth:
December 07, 1949 (64)
Birth Place:
Pomona, CA, USA
A Debut Album Produced By Steely Dan's Gary Katz, A Top Five Single, A Growing Fanbase And Upcoming Live Shows Pave The Way For The Release Of Frank Shiner's CD The Rea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Frank Shiner is a unique new singer whose vocals evoke a certain sound associated with the old school American Songbook era. But all comparisons end there, as is clearly evident on Shiner's debut album, The Real Me, set for release on Bakerson/Pyramid Records, Universal Music Group on June 24th 2014. To celebrate the release of the CD, Shiner will perform at 54 Below in New York City on June 25 th and at The Winery At St. George in Mohegan Lake, New York on July 8 th. He will also be signing albums and performing songs from the upcoming release at Barnes & Noble in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 27 th. The debut single from the album entitled 'Feels Like Home' is currently Top 5 on the AC Radio Charts. (more...)

San Francisco Mime Troupe to Present RIPPLE EFFECT at Bay Area Parks, 7/4-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Evictions, Google Glass wearing nouveau riche, The War on the Poor. What is The City coming to? The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) opens its 55th season with RIPPLE EFFECT, a musical comedic tale of intersecting lives and cultures that reflect the familiar neighborhood tensions that are polarizing San Franciscans today. (more...)

by Jan Nargi - Jun 02, 2014

Tom Waits tunes and Teller magic create a haunting and ethereal mood for THE TEMPEST at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., but despite its brilliant execution, this inventive and entertaining adaptation doesn't quite deliver the perfect storm. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, 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...)

Arts Brookfield Presents Jen Chapin and Life in a Blender at One New York Plaza, 7/2 & 30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Acclaimed urban folk singer-songwriter JEN CHAPIN and the chamber rock-pop indie band, Life in a Blender will be performing this summer as a part of Arts Brookfield's upcoming lunchtime concert series. On July 2, Chapin will perform tunes from her catalogue, including her "lush" (Los Angeles Times) new album Reckoning. Jen's performances are powerful, spotlighting the world-class musicianship and rare chemistry of Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump, "unflappable melodist" (New York Times), Jamie Fox (guitar) and "highly regarded" (All Music) drummer Dan Rieser. (more...)

THE TEMPEST, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MR. WOLF and More Set for South Coast Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

South Coast Repertory's 2014-15 season moves from the Mediterranean island in Shakespeare's The Tempest to Cornwall in a new take on the classic Tristan & Yseult, from Mecca in Zealot by Theresa Rebeck to an updated look at the Land of Oz in OZ 2.5 by Catherine Trieschmann. SCR will present classic, contemporary and new works, including Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph, Of Good Stock by Melissa Ross and Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. Season subscriptions are available now; single tickets will go on sale on Aug. 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annette Bening in RUTH DRAPER'S MONOLOGUES at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening returns to the Geffen Playhouse for the world premiere of Ruth Draper's Monologues. A pioneer in 20th century drama, Ruth Draper was described as, "the greatest individual performer that America has ever given us." BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Nelis, Diane Paulus, Aaron Posner and More in Opening Night of ART's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; present the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

Pam Ann, Allison Moorer & More Among Joe's Pub's Leading Ladies for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public is known for the most eclectic and diverse programming in New York City. Coming up at the Pub is a slate of extraordinary women performers and artists that span the gambit of genre and style - from the irreverent and explosive alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett to the visionary jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah to the prolific and singular singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. See below for a full list of their leading ladies through June 2014. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe to Star in THE OLD WOMAN at BAM, 6/22-29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Oscar-nominated actor and founding Wooster Group member Willem Dafoe and legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov are a dapperly dressed odd couple, forced to deal with the most inconsiderate of corpses in this surreal melding of absurdism, pitch- black comedy, and vaudeville from iconic director Robert Wilson, THE OLD WOMAN. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Helmed by Aaron Posner and Teller, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 07, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

John Hammond to Perform at Bridge Street Live, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

John Hammond will perform at Bridge Street Live on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $27 GA, $40 VIP, and available at (more...)

VIDEO: Amanda Shires's New Music Video for 'Look Like a Bird'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal Speakeasy premiered Amanda Shires' new video for 'Look Like A Bird' from her lastest album, Down Fell The Doves. Check out the video below! (more...)

Erin Markey, Reverend Billy, Mara Wilson, Villalobos Bros and More to Play Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, April 30 - May 11, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT: A VIDEO MUSIC MIXTAPE Premieres Tonight at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Will Friedwald's 'Clip Joint: A Video Music Mixtape' will premiere on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM at Stage 72 / The Triad (Green Room. (more...)

Tickets for Joe Bonamassa at Fox Theater On Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa will play with the Fabulous Fox on Saturday, November 15th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10am online at, by calling (more...)

David Neumann Premieres New Solo Works at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an evening of solos tonight, April 26 at 8pm at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center for the Performing Arts. A co-presentation by Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA, the retrospective evening spans Neumann's career from his first choreographic endeavor, DOSE, to his current work-in-progress, I Understand Everything Better. The program, also including tough the tough (redux) (2008) and You Are In Control (2009), captures Neumann's exploration of lines between theatre and dance, audience and performer, movement and voice, mundane and theatrical. (more...)

Stewart D'Arrietta Performs A CONCERT OF TOM WAITS SONGS at Arts Centre Melbourne Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The vaudevillian characters of Tom Waits music will come to life on stage in A Concert of Tom Waits Songs presented by Arts Centre Melbourne tonight 24 and Saturday 26 April 8pm, 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. After a nine-month sell-out run in New York, international cabaret star Stewart D'Arrietta will take audiences on a rollicking journey through Waits' legendary songs, accompanied by renowned Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool / the Black Sorrows / Goanna), double bassist Philip Rex and drummer Danny Fischer. (more...)

Tom Petty, fun. and Other Top Names in Music Honored at 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA -  The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 31st annual Pop Music Awards tonight at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The star-studded event, which was attended by hundreds of songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to rock legend Tom Petty and Grammy-winning band fun., and honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 pop charts. (more...)

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