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Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic MoviesLiza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for PRIVATE SCREENINGS: LIZA MINNELLI, an in-depth interview special slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, this special will take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's legendary parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. In conjunction with the premiere, TCM will pack two nights (Dec. 11-12) with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD, 10/15Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC), whose mission focuses on the preservation of musical theater through the restoration and presentation of obscure but artistically sound works, has announced programming for its 2013 season. A one-night-only benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad kicks off the season on October 15, 2012 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space. Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston, Christine Pedi, Noah Racey and Margaret Colin are among the cast. (more...)

Luigi to Receive 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in DanceLuigi to Receive 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announces dance innovator Eugene Louis Faccuito, known as 'Luigi,' as the recipient of the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. The award will be presented at the 29th Annual Bessie Awards ceremony at the legendary Apollo Theater on Monday, October 7th. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!American Classics Announces 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

For their 2013-2014 season American Classics brings three "firsts" to their programming. For the first time American Classics will present a guest performer in their own concert, acclaimed entertainer John O'Neil in his popular salute to Danny Kaye, 'So Kaye, a one man "tongue-twisting tour-de force" showcasing songs, stories and monologues culled from Kaye's illustrious career. 'So Kaye was nominated for the prestigious IRNE award in 2001; since that time O'Neil has performed the show up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. "Adding John O'Neil and 'So Kaye to our season is exciting for us. John has appeared with us in the past, but we are delighted to be able to showcase him in one of his most popular shows," says Producing Director Benjamin Sears, who notes, "this is Kaye's centenary year, so it's a perfect time to feature John in an American Classics season." (more...)

Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce preliminary details for "Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green," the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. "Nothing Like a Dame" is set for Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Released Today, 9/25Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Released Today, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

EMI Classics has announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Luigi Receives 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance TodayLuigi Receives 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announces dance innovator Eugene Louis Faccuito, known as 'Luigi,' as the recipient of the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. The award will be presented at the 29th Annual Bessie Awards ceremony at the legendary Apollo Theater today, October 7th. (more...)

Prince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney and More  Join 'Nothing Like a Dame' Benefit ConcertPrince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney and More Join 'Nothing Like a Dame' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Actors Fund announced the complete roster of performers for the 16th annual 'Nothing Like A Dame: A Party for Comden and Green.' The all-star concert, presented each year as a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, set for Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laura Pels Theater (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Prince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney Join NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit ConcertPrince, McKechnie, McGillin, Lazar, Murney Join NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce the complete roster of performers for the 16th annual 'Nothing Like A Dame: A Party for Comden and Green.' (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Emma Right Announces Book Blog Tours on 100 Blogging SitesEmma Right Announces Book Blog Tours on 100 Blogging Sites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Author and homeschool mother, Emma Right, (http://www. emmaright.com), an up and coming young adult book author of Kindle bestseller and Award Winner, adventure fantasy, Keeper of Reign, Book 1, and her latest young adult psychological thriller, Dead Dreams, announces the one hundred virtual book blog tours for Dead Dreams, on from October 20th until December 1st 2013. The list of blog tours hosted by book tour companies like Juniper Grove and Expresso Book Tours, just to name a few, also feature book bloggers and visitors to the different blog tours have the chance to win book prizes and Amazon gift cards. (more...)

 Liz Larsen,  KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch and More Join AT HOME ABROAD Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch and More Join AT HOME ABROAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s October 15, 2012 benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad. (more...)

Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD Tonight, 10/15Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD Tonight, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew Labanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann(A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad, set for tonight, October 15, 2012. Get a first look at the stars in rehearsal below! (more...)

Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News' Futuristic News Desk; 'Starshep Enterprise'Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News' Futuristic News Desk; 'Starshep Enterprise'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Comedian and talk show host, Stephen Colbert joined the band-wagon this week of those poking fun at Fox News introducing a futuristic looking News Desk for Shep Smith. 'It feels like you're surrounded by news, but it's all an illusion.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More in Rehearsal for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROADPhoto Flash: Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More in Rehearsal for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s October 15, 2012 benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad. Get a first look at the stars in rehearsal below! (more...)

Emma Right Announces Virtual Book Blog Tours for Her New Book DEAD DREAMSEmma Right Announces Virtual Book Blog Tours for Her New Book DEAD DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Author and homeschool mother, Emma Right, an up and coming young adult book author of Kindle bestseller and Award Winner, adventure fantasy, Keeper of Reign, Book 1, and her latest young adult psychological thriller, Dead Dreams, announces the one hundred virtual book blog tours for Dead Dreams, on from October 20th until December 1st 2013. The list of blog tours hosted by book tour companies like Juniper Grove and Expresso Book Tours, just to name a few, also feature book bloggers and visitors to the different blog tours have the chance to win book prizes and Amazon gift cards. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Now in its 16 year, New England's critically-acclaimed presenter of American Music, American Classics (www.amclass.org), announces its 2011 - 2012 Season which will musically pay tribute to the 150 anniversary of the Civil War, baseball and the 100 birthday of Boston's beloved Fenway Park, and the glory days of America's Girl Groups. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - After PartyPhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 7:30 p.m. at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan 111 W. 46th St. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the after party and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part OnePhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part One
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: NOTHING LIKE A DAME - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Nov 3, 2010

'Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green' the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative took place on Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

TCM & Sony Masterworks Celebrate FRED ASTAIRE w/ 2-CD SetTCM & Sony Masterworks Celebrate FRED ASTAIRE w/ 2-CD Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sony Masterworks team up to celebrate one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Fred Astaire. The new 2-CD set from Sony Masterworks, Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, is available November 19 and TCM names Astaire their “Star of the Month” for December. (more...)

Turner Classic Movies & Sony Masterworks Join Forces to Honor Legendary Fred AstaireTurner Classic Movies & Sony Masterworks Join Forces to Honor Legendary Fred Astaire
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sony Masterworks team up to celebrate one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Fred Astaire. (more...)

American Classics Kicks Off 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!American Classics Kicks Off 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

For their 2013-2014 season American Classics brings three 'firsts' to their programming. For the first time American Classics will present a guest performer in their own concert, acclaimed entertainer John O'Neil in his popular salute to Danny Kaye, 'So Kaye, a one man 'tongue-twisting tour-de force' showcasing songs, stories and monologues culled from Kaye's illustrious career. 'So Kaye was nominated for the prestigious IRNE award in 2001; since that time O'Neil has performed the show up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. 'Adding John O'Neil and 'So Kaye to our season is exciting for us. John has appeared with us in the past, but we are delighted to be able to showcase him in one of his most popular shows,' says Producing Director Benjamin Sears, who notes, 'this is Kaye's centenary year, so it's a perfect time to feature John in an American Classics season.' (more...)

Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1Busch, Cantone, Bergen Lead NOTHING LIKE A DAME Benefit 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

The Actors Fund is pleased to announce preliminary details for "Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden and Green," the annual all-star concert benefiting the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. "Nothing Like a Dame" is set for Monday, November 1, 2010 (7:30 p.m.) at The Laura Pels Theater in midtown Manhattan (111 W. 46th St.). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Concert Musicals' ALONE TOGETHER: THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ is a Magically Enchanting CabaretBWW Reviews: Bayou City Concert Musicals' ALONE TOGETHER: THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ is a Magically Enchanting Cabaret
by David Clarke - May 8, 2013

Paul Hope's Bayou City Concert Musicals (BCCM) is proudly continuing their mission of bringing to Houston the best of the best from show business' yesteryears. Sometimes it is in the form of a forgotten or neglected musical, like their concert stagings of ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, THE SECRET GARDEN, and FINNAN'S RAINBOW. At other events, Paul Hope stages a cabaret of a composer's hits and erstwhile gems. Last Monday, BCCM premiered their cabaret entitled ALONE TOGETHER: THE SONGS OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ. Arthur Schwartz composed for the Broadway productions The Band Wagon, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, and others. He was also a celebrated Hollywood composer, writing music for THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS, the film adaptation of The Band Wagon, and others. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to PresentNominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to Present
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Nominations for the 2009 Astaire Awards were announced last night at Elaine?s Restaurant by Michael Riedel of the New York Post. These selections were made by this year?s Nominating Committee; Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet). The producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, which recognizes excellence in dance on stage and in film, are Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman. (more...)

92nd Street Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2014 Lineup: MGM Musicals, Fanny Brice, & More!92nd Street Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2014 Lineup: MGM Musicals, Fanny Brice, & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

92nd Street Y announces the 2014 line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists, with Deborah Grace Winer in her sixth season as series artistic director. To offer their unique perspectives on the American Songbook, L&L guest artistic directors this year feature three Tony Award winners-a director (Kathleen Marshall, in her L&L debut), music director (Ted Sperling) and lyricist (David Zippel)--a top musical theater historian (Robert Kimball), and Broadway royalty (Ted Chapin of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd CharisseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Rob Marshall, Joel Grey, et al. Head 2011 Astaire Awards Honorary Committee Rob Marshall, Joel Grey, et al. Head 2011 Astaire Awards Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Ava Astaire and Patricia Watt have announced the nominating committee for the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, the only awards that recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective, Ends 3/20Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective, Ends 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, closing March 20, 2011. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010
by - Jun 3, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PBS to Air A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALSPBS to Air A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS premieres Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal in Los Angeles and Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN in New York (check local listings nationally August 2012). (more...)

Vincente Minnelli to be Honored by Locarno Film FestivalVincente Minnelli to be Honored by Locarno Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

Vincente Minnelli - the late stage and film director best known for his musical films such as 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis (during which he dated and later married its star, legendary actress and singer Judy Garland), 1951's An American in Paris, 1955's Kismet, and 1958's Gigi (for which he won an Oscar) - is set to be honored by the Locarno Film Festival in August. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective 2/25-3/20Moving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective 2/25-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from February 25 through March 20, 2011. (more...)

Moving Image Present Alain Resnais RetrospectiveMoving Image Present Alain Resnais Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Alain Resnais (b. 1922), the French New Wave director whose distinctive films explore themes of time, memory, history, and desire, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from February 25 through March 20, 2011. (more...)

OpenClose Successfully Implements QM and ATR Rules, Clients Laud AutomationOpenClose Successfully Implements QM and ATR Rules, Clients Laud Automation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, today announced that is has implemented the functionality necessary for lenders to adhere to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Ability-to-Replay (ATR) rules. The company's client base is successfully processing QM loans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tye Blue's HERE. is a Stellar Showcase of TalentBWW Reviews: Tye Blue's HERE. is a Stellar Showcase of Talent
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2013

On November 1, 2012, Tye Blue, who has been listed as 'Houston's Best Male Entertainer' for the past three years and just finished a Stellar run as Frank in Houston Grand Opera's production of Francesca Zambello's SHOW BOAT, released his mesmerizing debut solo album entitled Here. On the three track masterpiece, Tye Blue exposes listeners to his wide range of crooning skills, taking us on a Journey through his versatility as he sings in the styles of gospel, jazz, and showtunes. (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic MoviesLiza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for PRIVATE SCREENINGS: LIZA MINNELLI, an in-depth interview special slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, this special will take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's legendary parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. In conjunction with the premiere, TCM will pack two nights (Dec. 11-12) with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4American Classics Announces 2011-12 Season, Begins 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Now in its 16 year, New England's critically-acclaimed presenter of American Music, American Classics (www.amclass.org), announces its 2011 - 2012 Season which will musically pay tribute to the 150 anniversary of the Civil War, baseball and the 100 birthday of Boston's beloved Fenway Park, and the glory days of America's Girl Groups. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

EMI Classics has announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2012

EMI Classics has just announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy® Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. This is the first time the songs, including "Singin' in the Rain", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "The Trolley Song", and title track "That's Entertainment", have been recorded in their intended orchestration since the films' original soundtrack recordings. That's Entertainment, also features a world-class cast of singers including Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) and Curtis Stigers. The Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD of the 2009 BBC Proms, which launched John Wilson to fame in his native UK, is currently featured as part of a major national PBS pledge drive in August and September, will be available through all stores and online retailers on September 25th, 2012. (more...)

PBS Airs A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS Today, 8/18PBS Airs A CELEBRATION OF MGM FILM MUSICALS Today, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS premieres tonight, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN in New York (check local listings nationally August 2012). (more...)

Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman, Producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, have announced that this year's Nominating Committee, Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet), will announce this year's nominees from the best of Broadway and film performances and choreography this season on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm at Elaine's Restaurant (1703 2nd Avenue at 88th Street). The Astaire Awards recognize excellence in dance on stage and in film. (more...)

Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), called by The New York Times 'A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,' will present musical stars Tyne Daly, Amanda Green, Walter Bobbie, Darius de Haas, Jason Danieley and surprise guests in its 21st-Season Gala, titled CARRIED AWAY (with the Lyrics of Comden & Green), a celebration of legendary musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Benjamin Sears's THE IRVING BERLIN READER Published by OUP this AprilBenjamin Sears's THE IRVING BERLIN READER Published by OUP this April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Noted performer and music historian, Benjamin Sears has an unprecedented familiarity with both Irving Berlin's work and the writings about him, much of which he has brought together in the new, The Irving Berlin Reader, part of the Readers on American Music Series from Oxford University Press, available in stores on April 6, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town HallPhoto Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2009

roadway Musicals of 1931 on Monday, March 31st, and was presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

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