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Zellerbach Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

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Ken Roht Brings ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW to NYC, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2015

Los Angeles sensation Ken Roht is arriving in New York City, along with his musical extravaganza ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW. There are three performances only: September 27th, 28th, and 29th (8:00) at 3Legged Dog (80 Greenwich St). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2015
by - Sep 18, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Presents Tribute to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2015) Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT -  Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will bring to Los Angeles Fagan's tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, "Dance for/With Geoffrey." Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 16-18, 2015. www.ebonyrep.org (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Tributes to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will bring to Los Angeles Fagan's tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, 'Dance for/With Geoffrey.' Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run this weekend, October 16-18, 2015. (more...)

Garth Fagan to Present Two World Premieres at The Joyce Theater, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Two world premieres, one by the “Lion King,” Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and the other by Fagan's muse, rehearsal director and “Bessie Award” winner Norwood Pennewell, are among the highlights of Garth Fagan Dance's 45th anniversary celebration that takes place at The Joyce Theater, November 3-8. (more...)

Garth Fagan to Present Two World Premieres at The Joyce Theater, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Two world premieres, one by the “Lion King,” Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and the other by Fagan's muse, rehearsal director and “Bessie Award” winner Norwood Pennewell, are among the highlights of Garth Fagan Dance's 45th anniversary celebration that takes place at The Joyce Theater, November 3-8. (more...)

Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Harrisburg native jazz pianist Steve Rudolph will perform with exceptional veteran jazz musicians, vocalist Dred "Perky" Scott and bassist Hassan J.J. Shakur, in a program of jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites on December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Favorites will include "Let It Snow," Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "My Favorite Things," "Silent Night," and many more. All tickets include complimentary beverage service which begins at 7:00 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30 PM. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. (more...)

Duke Ellington, Ernest Bloch and Two German Operas Set for Chicago Opera Theater's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) General Director Andreas Mitisek announces programming for COT's 2014 season, including two operas and a double-bill of one-acts. Mitisek comments, 'It's a season that is 100% 20th century and 150% COT. New, rare and with contemporary relevance for a curious audience that is hungry for new theatrical experiences.' (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) General Director Andreas Mitisek today announces programming for COT's 2014 season, including two operas and a double-bill of one-acts. Mitisek comments, "It's a season that is 100% 20th century and 150% COT. New, rare and with contemporary relevance for a curious audience that is hungry for new theatrical experiences." The season opens with the Chicago Premiere of Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie, February 15 - 23, 2014. In the spring, COT presents a double-bill of Carl Orff's Die Kluge and Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, May 31 - June 8, 2014. The season wraps in the fall with the Chicago Premiere of Ernest Bloch's Macbeth, September 13 - 21, 2014. Mitisek also comments "We increased our subscriber family by 18.5% in 2013. COT is THE place for adventure and discovery. We invite our audience on a journey into the good and evil of ambition." (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present THE WIZ, 3/28-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

South Bend Civic Theatre commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" by presenting The Wiz, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, this original take of the journey of Dorothy through the Land of Oz will entertain and delight audience members of all ages. (more...)

Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE to Make Chicago Premiere, 2/15-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

In one of its most ambitious projects to date, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will collaborate with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) to present the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera "Queenie Pie," running February 15 - March 5 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street. Tickets ($35 - $125) are now on sale. (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...)

Geva Theatre Center to Honor Garth Fagan, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Garth Fagan, founder and artistic director of the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance and the Tony Award-winning choreographer of The Lion King, will be honored with the 2012 Essie Calhoun Diversity in the Arts Award at a benefit celebrating community engagement and diversity in the arts at Geva Theatre Center on Monday, March 19th. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Honor Garth Fagan, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Garth Fagan, founder and artistic director of the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance and the Tony Award-winning choreographer of The Lion King, will be honored with the 2012 Essie Calhoun Diversity in the Arts Award at a benefit celebrating community engagement and diversity in the arts at Geva Theatre Center on Monday, March 19th. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's ETHEL! Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 brings back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Marion Cowings To Perform Jazz Gigs in Brooklyn and West Village on June 21 and Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Legendary jazz singer Marion Cowings, whose smooth baritone voice and considerable range has been delighting audiences all over the world for decades, will be performing the next two Today nights at clubs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present the next season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. (more...)

Marion Cowings Performs Jazz Gig in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Legendary jazz singer Marion Cowings, whose smooth baritone voice and considerable range has been delighting audiences all over the world for decades, will be performing the next two Today nights at clubs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. (more...)

Katrina Lenk & Eric B. Anthony Set for TN Shakespeare Company's MIDSUMMER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its second developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Midsummer Night by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn on June 27 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Marion Cowings To Perform Jazz Gigs in Brooklyn and West Village on June 21 and June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Legendary jazz singer Marion Cowings, whose smooth baritone voice and considerable range has been delighting audiences all over the world for decades, will be performing the next two Friday nights at clubs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces 2014 Season: QUEENIE PIE, THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Long Beach Opera's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announces the company's 2014 plans to produce five rarely performed 20th and 21st century, "Out Of Bounds," operas. The new season includes the Southern California premieres of Duke Ellington's "street opera" Queenie Pie and John Adams' controversial The Death of Klinghoffer; An American Soldier's Tale, Kurt Vonnegut 's provocative remake of Igor Stravinsky'sThe Soldier's Tale paired with Wynton Marsalis' jazz-driven A Fiddler's Tale; and a reprise of LBO audience favorite, David Lang's haunting The Difficulty of Crossing a Field. Three of the five composers-Adams, Marsalis and Lang-are actively contributing to today's music scene, while Stravinsky and Ellington made indelible marks on 20th century music. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces Revised Dates for PETER LIEBERSON'S KING GESAR and DUKE ELLINGTON'S QUEENIE PIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013

Long Beach Opera's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announces the company's 2014 plans to produce five rarely performed 20th and 21st century, “Out Of Bounds,” operas. The new season includes the Southern California premieres of Duke Ellington's “street opera” Queenie Pie and John Adams' controversial The Death of Klinghoffer; An American Soldier's Tale, Kurt Vonnegut 's provocative remake of Igor Stravinsky'sThe Soldier's Tale paired with Wynton Marsalis' jazz-driven A Fiddler's Tale; and a reprise of LBO audience favorite, David Lang's haunting The Difficulty of Crossing a Field. Three of the five composers–Adams, Marsalis and Lang–are actively contributing to today's music scene, while Stravinsky and Ellington made indelible marks on 20th century music. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Announces Revised Dates for Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, 2/15-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The 2014 season opens with the Chicago Premiere of Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie. Original dates announced were February 15-23, 2014. REVISED dates are February 15- March 5, 2014. Specific dates are February 15, 21, 23 and March 5, 2014. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present THERESE RAQUIN, 1/24-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Long Beach Opera's 2015 Season of “Desire. Passion. Corruption” opens with the Los Angeles Premiere of composer Tobias Picker's sensual adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, Thérèse Raquin. LBO's new production takes place January 24 and February 1, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' the Chicago Musical Theater Festival, new music for Tom Stoppard, Rob Ashford to direct Lyric's 'Carousel,' Ellington's 'Queenie Pie,' 'Love Story,' NU's 'Shrek,' my Grammy and Oscar views, and more! (more...)

Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE to Make Chicago Premiere, 2/15-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

In one of its most ambitious projects to date, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will collaborate with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) to present the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera "Queenie Pie," running February 15 - March 5 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street. Tickets ($35 - $125) are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES at Reilly Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES: A SALUTE TO ELLA, JUDY, AND PATSY starring Karen Marie Richardson, Angela Ingersoll, and Katie Deal on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St, Ocala, Florida, 34470. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, Begin. 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

In one of its most ambitious projects to date, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will collaborate with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) to present the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera 'Queenie Pie,' running February 15 - March 5 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street. Tickets ($35 - $125) are now on sale. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ring Of Fire' opens, 'Road Show' readies, 'Gypsy' and 'Chicago' thrive, 'Carnival' prepares, 'Queenie Pie' reschedules, Boho brings the Mozart, plus the new musicals 'Period Piece' and 'Shining Lives,' and more! (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...)

Harris Theater Announces New Dates for QUEENIE PIE, HANDEL & BACH-ITALIAN STYLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance has announced new dates for previously scheduled performances, including Chicago Opera Theater's production of Queenie Pie and Music of the Baroque's Handel & Bach-Italian Style. The Joffrey Ballet's Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards will now take place on March 1 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut Street). New dates for the Harris Theater Presents performances of Alonzo King LINES Ballet are still to be determined. Patrons who hold tickets for the LINES Ballet performances previously scheduled for February 27 and 28 will be contacted by a Box Office representative once new dates are confirmed. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, 2/23-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 will bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! Written by and starring Broadway's Terry Burrell, this world premiere begins with previews on February 21st, opens February 23rd and runs through March 11th in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Reschedules All Performances of QUEENIE PIE After Harris Center Fire
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Performances of Chicago Opera Theater's 'Queenie Pie' have been rescheduled due to an electrical fire that damaged a portion of the Harris Theater's operational and mechanical equipment in the late afternoon of February 19, 2014. The Chicago Opera Theater Box Office will be contacting patrons who purchased tickets with rescheduling options. The new 'Queenie Pie' performance date and times are: (more...)

Harris Theater to Remain Closed Through 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 to repair damaged operational and mechanical equipment caused by an electrical fire that occurred yesterday afternoon. Patrons will be contacted by a Harris Theater representative with further information regarding ticket purchases and upcoming performances. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Last Ship' sails, 'Chicago' and 'The Heartbeat Of Home' stop by, 'Chicago's Golden Soul,' and 'Ain't Misbehavin' pack 'em in, catch 'Dessa Rose,' 'Love Story' and 'A New Brain,' and the Waa-Mu Show announces 2014, plus more! (more...)

Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE Makes Chicago Premiere, Now thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

In one of its most ambitious projects to date, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) will collaborate with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) to present the Chicago premiere of Duke Ellington's only opera 'Queenie Pie,' running today, February 15 - March 5 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street. Tickets ($35 - $125) are now on sale. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Announces Revised Dates for Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE, 2/15-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The 2014 season opens with the Chicago Premiere of Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie. Original dates announced were February 15-23, 2014. REVISED dates are February 15- March 5, 2014. Specific dates are February 15, 21, 23 and March 5, 2014. (more...)

LBO and Museum of African American Art Team for DUKE AND THE RENAISSANCE, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Long Beach Opera (LBO) and the Museum of African American Art come together for an afternoon devoted to the Harlem Renaissance. As a lead-in to LBO's production of Duke Ellington's rarely performed opera Queenie Pie, "Duke and the Renaissance" will explore the rich variety of art, music and literature that came out of 1920s-1930s Harlem. Highlights include a guided tour of the museum, an all-Ellington live performance, bubbly drinks and pie (what else?) in a memorable tribute to an American icon and Harlem's era of cultural brilliance. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE at Warner Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Opera heads to Harlem for a Big Band makeover in Long Beach Opera's (LBO) production of Duke Ellington's only opera, Queenie Pie, running January 26 through February 2 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro. Left unfinished at the composer's death in 1974 and originally composed for Lena Horne, this “street opera” is the story of two powerful women vying for control of the beauty industry during the Harlem Renaissance. (more...)

Terry Burrell & Lawrence Leritz Set for THEATRE CHAT, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guests are actress and playwright Terry Burrell and actor, producer, and choreographer Lawrence Leritz. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson tonight, August 6, 2015. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's Annual Underground Cruise Set for 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

Continuing its tradition of offering unique and adventurous operatic experiences throughout Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents its Auxiliary Council's annual Opera Underground Cruise. This unique cruise will whisk guests down the Chicago River and onto Lake Michigan as they are serenaded by opera's most beloved arias. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's Annual Underground Cruise Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Continuing its tradition of offering unique and adventurous operatic experiences throughout Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents its Auxiliary Council's annual Opera Underground Cruise. This unique cruise will whisk guests down the Chicago River and onto Lake Michigan as they are serenaded by opera's most beloved arias. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/02/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/02/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Garth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka 'Kwikstep' street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female hip-hop and break dancer, are headlining as Grand Marshals at the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. (more...)

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