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Five Guys Named Moe uses the music of Louis Jordan and other r&b/blues/jazz artists from the 1940s-1950s. Jordan, known as "The King of the Jukebox," was one of music's first crossover artists, topping both the R&B and mainstream pop charts numerous times throughout his career. Jordan is also known for pioneering "jump blues," a mix of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie music.



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WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

MSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/31/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time on April 24-26, 2015 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Experience the magic of Disney as guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads the orchestra and vocalists Lisa Livesay, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, and Andrew Johnson in a concert of memorable melodies and Disney visuals. Scenes include movie favorites such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and more. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter to Play the Colony Theater, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Billy Porter whose role as "Lola" shook up Broadway when he starred in "Kinky Boots" and took both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actor in a Musical, has been nabbed by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray to wrap up their inaugural South Beach Broadway Series, Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 P.M at the Colony Theater. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Star in KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Performances begin tonight, Friday, March 20 and run through Sunday, April 12. Press night is scheduled for Opening Night Friday, March 27. Appropriate for ages 17 +. As a concert production, there will be no live nudity, though documentary photographs of the original production will be projected. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Plays Colony Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Billy Porter whose role as 'Lola' shook up Broadway when he starred in 'Kinky Boots' and took both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Actor in a Musical, wraps up the inaugural South Beach Broadway Series, today, Friday and tomorrow, Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 P.M at the Colony Theater. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents DETROIT '67, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Disney Tunes in Concert, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The wonderful world of Disney joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with high-resolution film clips and  beloved music and songs for PNC Pops: Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time, June 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents TRAV'LIN THE 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas, is offering Trav'lin - the 1930s Harlem Musical as its season finale, Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris has announced. Official opening is June 25, 2015 with performances from tonight,  June 20 through July 26. The new staging follows a sold-out run of the show at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and a successful 2013 production at the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Disney Tunes in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The wonderful world of Disney joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with high-resolution film clips and  beloved music and songs for PNC Pops: Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time, this weekend, June 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: SOUL SESSIONS Comes to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 6-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

A dazzling new show called Nina Simone: Soul Sessions will be performed at Assembly Checkpoint from Thursday 6 - Sunday 30 August, 20.50. The concert is devised and performed by Apphia Campbell, creator and star of  2014's Fringe hit Black Is The Color Of My Voice. (more...)

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE to Return to Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 5-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

By popular demand Black is the Color Of My Voice returns Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from Wednesday 5 - Monday 31 August, 13.15. This one woman show is inspired by a poiniant time in the life of singing legend Nina Simone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Hooligans of VILLAIN: DEBLANKS' Next Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Brenda Braxton and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Performs This Weekend at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - tonight, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, 'Billy's Back on Broadway,' as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, STORY LIGHT, Musically Big at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Jan 29, 2015

Cleveland Play House has in its recent history included small cast musicals in its offerings. Those shows included TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE (Maurice Hines), BREATH AND IMAGINATION (Roland Hayes), WOODY SEZ; LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE (Woody Guthrie), THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BESSIE SMITH (Bessie Smith), and ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Janis Joplin). Each told a story about the person through their own words, their music, or from the mouths of those who knew them. Often they have been tied to Black History Month. (more...)

2015 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 150 theatre makers and theatre lovers, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Watch the full announcement below, and scroll down for the list of nominees! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/08/2015
by BWW - Feb 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/08/2015 for Cleveland (more...)

Tony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Muny announced today that one of Broadway's premier sound designers, Tony Meola, will serve as Sound Designer for The Muny's 2015 summer season. With credits on more than twenty-six Broadway shows, as well as countless national tours and international productions, Tony is excited to make his Muny debut. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Cast of WICKED National Tour Set for BC/EFA Benefit at The E Spot, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The highly acclaimed Los Angeles concert series TRIPLE THREAT starts its 2015 season on Monday Feb 16 in its new home at The E Spot in Studio City. Now in its second year, Michael-Leon Wooley will once again be the host and creative force behind the series that showcases the best of Broadway as performed by 'triple threat' Broadway performers who are now living and working in L.A. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/01/2015
by BWW - Feb 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/01/2015 for Cleveland (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: SOUL SESSIONS Comes to Edinburgh Fringe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

A dazzling new show called Nina Simone: Soul Sessions will be performed at Assembly Checkpoint from tonight 6 - Sunday 30 August, 20.50. The concert is devised and performed by Apphia Campbell, creator and star of 2014's Fringe hit Black Is The Color Of My Voice. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS - Up to Some Starry, Bi-Coastal Shenanigans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Villain: DeBlanks has (VERB)_____-ed both coasts in a week! Starring Emmy winners, Tony winners, and an array of the funniest people in show biz, these benefit shows have had audiences (and casts) literally breathless from laughing. Scroll down for photos from last night's performance at 54 Below and last week's show at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles! (more...)

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE Returns to Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

By popular demand Black is the Color Of My Voice returns Gilded Balloon (Billiard Room) from tonight 5 - Monday 31 August, 13.15. This one woman show is inspired by a poiniant time in the life of singing legend Nina Simone. (more...)

Brenda Braxton and More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS BC/EFA Benefit at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, a fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:30 pm tonight, August 4, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

LaChanze, Brenda Braxton & More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The Triad, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off at a very special performance of Villain: DeBlanks, the fill-in-the-blanks whodunnit, at 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 3, at The Triad, to benefit Broadway Barks. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School's HANDS ON A HARDBODY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing tonight, August 11, through August 23. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. theatreWashington will host The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony tonight, April 6, 2015 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. (more...)

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below! (more...)

Billy Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY AND SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its exhilarating 29th season: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, and The Full Monty. This season's exceptional talent voyages through songs and stories of diverse relationships, the bonds of friendship, and strength found in community. STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the purrrrr-fect family classic, Disney's The Aristocats. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

MSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/31/2015 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time on April 24-26, 2015 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Experience the magic of Disney as guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads the orchestra and vocalists Lisa Livesay, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, and Andrew Johnson in a concert of memorable melodies and Disney visuals. Scenes include movie favorites such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and more. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur 'Genius' Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, April 10, opens today, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held today, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek Lead WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN, Starting Tonight at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview today, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is May 16, 2015. To enroll, contact: broadwaybasics@gmail.com (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur 'Genius' Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, April 10, opens today, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held today, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Billy Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

Billy Porter looks back and looks forward! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with 'Billy Porter: Broadway and Soul' Friday, April 3, 2015. (more...)

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