Photo Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer Iris Williams, who returned to the historic stage with "An Encore Evening with Iris Williams" on Monday, May 2.  The concert celebrated the Great American Songbook, concentrating on songs performed by Edith Piaf, and written by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and the Gershwins. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

PIAF! THE SHOW en los Veranos de la Villa de Madrid
by Felipe Velasco - May 4, 2016

Inspirado en la pelicula "La Mome", ganadora de numerosos premios internacionales, PIAF! THE SHOW cuenta la increible historia de Edith Piaf a traves de sus grandes exitos y con la asombrosa voz de la cantante y actriz francesa Anne Carrere. Habra un unico show el proximo 15 de julio en el Teatro Circo Price de Madrid. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

German TV Host, Singer and Actress Sylvia Brecko to Return to Adelaide Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

German former TV-host, singer and actress Sylvia Brecko is set for her second Adelaide Fringe - and again, she's doing it Her Way! A little bit Cabaret and a little bit Kabarett, her show will make you laugh about life, think about love, and wonder at what it means to be a woman. (more...)

Tony Nominee Vivian Reed to Perform STANDARDS & MORE Concerts in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York with a four-performance run of her show "Standards and More." She will appear at The Metropolitan Room on April 2, May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: SYLVIA BRECKO IS…DOING IT HER WAY!
by Barry Lenny - Mar 8, 2016

German cabaret personality returns to Adelaide Fringe! (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey to Perform at The Hippodrome in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Continuing with the new season of programming at The Hippodrome Theatre, Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are excited to bring you a night with West End star Anna-Jane Casey at 8pm on Friday April 15th, 2016. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Vivian Reed's New Show STANDARDS AND MORE Opens This Weekend at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room. Her special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also appear at The Metropolitan Room on May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

The Court Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Works and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The selection of outstanding plays we have chosen for The Meridian Energy 2016/17 Season give The Court Theatre the opportunity to create some genuinely great theatre and to present our audiences with memories that will be kept alive for a lifetime. (more...)

Ute Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. The album presents a song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, "After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy." Coelho himself is featured on two tracks-see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANCES RUFFELLE Brings A Little Bit of Paris to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 27, 2016

There's something to be said about Ms. Ruffelle embracing her own originality and zest for life, and selecting songs that emphasize she's very much her own person and does things her own way. Her cabaret was unlike any other you'd experience from most of the women who have graced the Broadway or West End stages. Uniqueness can be a good thing. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announces April-July 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall, today announces its exciting new season reflecting its music hall tradition with an imaginative and diverse programme of music, theatre, opera, literature and dance. (more...)

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Strong women are in the spotlight as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh announces its 2016 SummerFest season of opera, musical theater, concerts and cabarets, June 22-July 24. (more...)

Ron Gallo to Perform at This Weekend's Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Nashville-via-Philly guitar-wielding maniac Ron Gallo brings his volatile live performance to this weekend's Bonnaroo on Saturday, June 11, playing the “New Music on Tap” Club Stage at 9:30-10:15pm. (more...)

CABARET: Searing and Sexy Tale for our Times Now Thru July 17
by Linda Hodges - Jun 25, 2016

San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre plays host to the provocative and still darkly daring, Cabaret now through July 17. Set in 1931 Berlin, on the cusp of all that was to come with the rise of the Nazis, the Kander and Ebb musical revolves around the Kit Kat Club and its cast of characters who are determined to ignore the outside world. 'We have no troubles here! Here, life is beautiful,' shouts the garishly made-up emcee. He and the club's performers do their best to convince us that indeed, 'life is a cabaret' and, for a moment in time, it seems to be true. Yet they set aside the warning signs at their own peril. Coming directly from Broadway and originally directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, SHNSF's Cabaret is a spectacular sleight of hand, giving us sinfully sexy performances even as the real depravity lies in wait like spider outside the doors of the Kit Kat Club. (more...)

World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW Coming to America; Winter Stop Set for Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse - returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse - returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 10th. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017, at 8pm on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf's last performance at the famous venue. Tickets for this concert are $20-$125 and can be purchased through Carnegie Hall's website www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/1/6/0800/PM/Piaf-The-Show or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, beginning on June 10th, 2016. Peter Bogyo is the Executive Producer. (more...)

Adrienne Haan Returning to The Metropolitan Room, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 7pm.  The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York City. Tickets range from $24-$115 plus a two drink minimum and are available by phone at 212-206-0440 or www.MetropolitanRoom.com. (more...)

The Mustard and Blood Band Tackle Tarantino, John Barry and Chanson in Belgrade Festival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Following their acclaimed, sell-out performances recreating The Band's The Last Waltz concert at the Belgrade in 2011, the Mustard and Blood band return to the B2 auditorium in 2016 with three very special live shows this June. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jun 1, 2016

Vivian Reed and her consummate band—led by conductor and pianist Billy McDaniel, and joined by guest vocalists Janinah Burnett and Raun Ruffin—dazzled a packed Metropolitan Room on May 23 with her new show, An Evening with Vivian Reed: Standards and More. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Christina Bianco
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2016

We speak to star of the West End and Broadway, Christina Bianco about her Edinburgh Fringe run of Me, Myself and Everybody Else before heading out on her first UK tour! (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Lola Marsh Releases Debut 'You're Mine' EP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Since Yael Shoshana Cohen and Gil Landau formed Lola Marsh just a few years ago, the Tel Aviv-based indie pop band has experienced a remarkable—and distinctly 21st Century—rise. (more...)

Celtic Connections' PIAF! THE SHOW Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The perfect complement to Celtic Connections' 2016 partnership with France, during the final weekend's Showcase Scotland programme, Piaf! The Show celebrates the centenary of French music's ultimate grande dame, bringing to life her extraordinary career and character, and above all the voice and the songs, featuring 'La Vie en Rose', 'L'Hymne a L'Amour', 'Milord' and of course 'Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien' - with which she triumphed over adversity. (more...)

Adrienne Haan Set for Metropolitan Room Cabaret Festival, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00pm as part of Cabaret Scenes International Cabaret Festival. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York City. Tickets range from $24 - $115 plus a two drink minimum and are available by phone at 212-206-0440 or www.MetropolitanRoom.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call212-265-8500. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kurt Elling Celebrates Release of New Album at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 14, 2016

Kurt Elling, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, celebrated Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records at Birdland last night and BroadwayWorld was there - check out photos below (more...)

Myriam Phiro to Bring 'Encore' Celebration of PIAF AT 100 to the Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

On Jan 26th, Myriam Phiro will guide us through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer. After successful performances of her debut cabaret show at 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room and Drom, Ms. Phiro, accompanied by a traditional musette band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, will recreate the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know, this time at the Iridium. (more...)

Myriam Phiro to Celebrate Edith Piaf's Centennial at Metropolitan Room, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Myriam Phiro, a NYC-based french songstress wrote a cabaret show celebrating Edith Piaf's centennial. After performing it at 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room, the Iridium & Drom, she is inviting you to a very special performance of it at the Metropolitan Room on March 3rd (9.30pm). In the context of a MAC Awards nomination for her latest album 'Voyages' in the 'Best 2015 recording' category, she put together a 'for your consideration' rendition of her 'Piaf at 100' show with an added snippet of her her latest Jazz album. A not-to-be-missed event! (more...)

Ute Lemper to Celebrate THE 9 SECRETS at Symphony Space This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is available now via Steinway & Sons. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Ute Lemper and Paulo Coelho Release New Album, THE 9 SECRETS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, “After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy.” Coelho himself is featured on two tracks—see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Ute Lemper's collab. w/ Paulo Coelho 'The 9 Secrets' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 (more...)

AS DROME VLERKE KRY Takes Flight at Atterbury Theatre and Roodepoort Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

AS DROME VLERKE KRY teams up well-known actor and stage personality Hennie Smit with popular singer and actress Arina de Witt in a new production presented with the proud support of Christo Strydom Nutrition, Stuttaford Van Lines, RSG, Sounds Good and McCarthy Volkswagen Arcadia. (more...)

BWW Review: Dael Orlandersmith Explores the Impact of Family -- Both Biological and Chosen -- in FOREVER, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Feb 10, 2016

As soon as Dael Orlandersmith walks into the room, you feel the force of her presence. This is despite, or perhaps because of, the fact that she's not even facing the audience, but rather examining a series of old photographs pinned to the wall. She makes her way around the room, eventually climbing onto the stage, looking out into the audience, and welcoming you to the theatre. And at that point, you're pretty much done for. Ms. Orlandersmith is a performer of the highest order, and you'd be best to take a deep breath now, because you might forget to for the next 80 minutes. (more...)

Charles Aznavour at the Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday, October 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Announces New Events for 2016–2017 Arts & Ideas Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Today, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced new events for their 2016-2017 Arts & Ideas series, featuring dynamic conversations with thought-provoking leaders, acclaimed authors and entertainers, as well as performances from locally and internationally recognized artists. The lineup will continue to expand as new events are announced throughout the series. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Vivian Reed Premieres New Show 'Standards and More' at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called 'remarkable and ferocious' by The New York Times, returned to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look below! (more...)

French Singer Floanne to Bring APRIL IN PARIS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The French singer and actress Floanne shines a fresh new light on Paris in her musical tribute to the French spirit at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday April 22 at 9:30pm.   (more...)

Patti LuPone, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled its 2016-17 season of music, dance, theater, comedy and more. The Center's star-studded lineup spans virtually every genre of the performing arts and highlights talent from around the globe, including Australia, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Additional events will be announced later in the summer. (more...)

Lefra Productions to Host Mini-Festival at Roodeport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Lefra Productions will host a mini-festival at the Roodepoort Theatre with four top productions on stage from 12 April - 7 May. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard and More Set for First Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 2-May 8, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard, Iris Williams, and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2016 schedule, featuring: BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Iris Williams, Laura Osnes, Eliane Elias, Bill Charlap Trio, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 7:00pm. (more...)

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