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Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

Cab Calloway Orchestra to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/10Cab Calloway Orchestra to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

It was the jazz age. In Jay Gatsby's garden, "…men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in one of the greatest pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby. On Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. when the Cab Calloway Orchestra performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse, it will be possible to relive the past…. if just for one night…. through the silky smooth ensemble work, spicy brass harmonies and iconic "Hi-De-Ho" lyrics of one of the greatest American orchestras, now led by Cab's grandson, Calloway Brooks. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Red-hot jazz, wine and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read initiative when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Oct 6, 2014

I'm happy to confess that this piece was a total, happy accident. (more...)

TOKIO HOTEL to Release 'Kings Of Suburbia', 10/7; Album Debuts #1 In Over 20 CountriesTOKIO HOTEL to Release 'Kings Of Suburbia', 10/7; Album Debuts #1 In Over 20 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

TOKIO HOTEL is back in a big and bold way. The international superstars have sold 7 million records worldwide, performed for 500,000 people in front of the Eiffel Tower and gone platinum in 68 countries (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Prohibition cocktails - is that an oxymoron? What a way to kick-off the town-wide Big Read featuring The Great Gatsby! Live music, art, wine and cocktails reminiscent of the red-hot jazz age -- all at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m., (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLANDPenobscot Theatre Company Presents LEGENDS: THE MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Penobscot Theatre Company will cap off its much anticipated holiday production of The Wizard of Oz by taking audiences over the rainbow and into the world of the star who brought Dorothy to life on film. LEGENDS: The Music of Judy Garland will be at The Bangor Opera House for one evening only, December 31, New Year's Eve, with performances at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Part cabaret, part concert, the show will feature acclaimed vocalist Kelly Caufield singing new arrangements of beloved tunes including 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' 'Stormy Weather,' 'Johnny One Note,' and 'Come Rain or Come Shine.' (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT-Inspired Duke Ellington Album Hits iTunes TodayAFTER MIDNIGHT-Inspired Duke Ellington Album Hits iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, releases 'Duke Ellington: The Original Recordings That Inspired The Broadway Hit After Midnight' today, May 27th on iTunes (iTunes.com/DukeEllington) that other digital retailers. The CD version hits stores June 17th. (more...)

Johanna Allen's THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY to Play Sydney, Adelaide, June 2014Johanna Allen's THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY to Play Sydney, Adelaide, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Harold Arlen wrote over 400 songs from 1926 - 1974. His music was made famous by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and the iconic Judy Garland. Vocal powerhouse Johanna Allen showcases a catalogue of his most well known music: The Man that got Away, Blues in the Night, Get Happy, One for my baby, The Old Black Magic, Down With Love, Paper Moon, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and entwines stories from the women who loved him and the words of his other great musical work 'The Wizard of Oz'. (more...)

New-York Historical Society Announces June 2014 Talks and FilmsNew-York Historical Society Announces June 2014 Talks and Films
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New-York Historical Society has announced its June 2014 public programs, lectures, films and concerts. Details below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: The Power of the 'Pan' and Catch-Up Show Reviews from a Long Cabaret WinterCABARET LIFE NYC: The Power of the 'Pan' and Catch-Up Show Reviews from a Long Cabaret Winter
by Stephen Hanks - May 12, 2014

If you are even a semi-regular reader of this column of reviews, you know that about every three or four months, I post a compilation of observations of shows from the previous quarter of the year. This cabaret critiquing mash up happens for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I admittedly see too many cabaret shows for the amount of time I have to promptly review them (and then, of course, the usual writer's procrastination sets in). So I have to prioritize the timeliness of the reviews based on the prestige of the performer, the length of a show run, the strength (or lack thereof) of the performance, etc. The quality of the shows in these compilations—which can range from a half dozen to a dozen reviews in one shot—are usually a mixed bag of outright raves, qualified positives, and constructive pans (I'm not a fan of the word “negative” in the reviewer lexicon). With that in mind here are a collection of cabaret show reviews going back to the start of a very harsh winter. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Present GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014Lincoln Center to Present GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 3/31BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for Broadway World, will host the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

Retail Sees a Bad Case of Frostbite in February According to Newest Monthly U.S. Retail Benchmarks Report From Euclid Retail Sees a Bad Case of Frostbite in February According to Newest Monthly U.S. Retail Benchmarks Report From Euclid
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2014) -  Euclid, the leader of in-store retail analytics, today releases its monthly retail benchmarks report to analyze shopper activity and behavior during the month of February. This month's report measured data from tens of millions of domestic shopping sessions to reveal that shopper activity cooled off in February as a result of extremely cold weather across the country. Based on the findings, Euclid asserts that these metrics illustrate a weak outlook for industry revenues, estimating general merchandise, apparel, furniture and other (GAFO) retail sales grew by a modest 0.7 percent year-over-year. (more...)

BWW's Richard Ridge Hosts Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala TonightBWW's Richard Ridge Hosts Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for the popular theatrical web site Broadway World, will host the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

k.d. Lang: Broadway Debut in AFTER MIDNIGHT Was 'A Dream Come True'k.d. Lang: Broadway Debut in AFTER MIDNIGHT Was 'A Dream Come True'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Grammy Award-winning artist k.d. lang, who made her Broadway debut in the new musical 'After Midnight', shared that the experience has been 'a dream come true' (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss & More Set for TCM Star-Studded Film Festival Line-UpRichard Dreyfuss & More Set for TCM Star-Studded Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

As the countdown continues toward the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled the lineup for Club TCM, the central gathering point for festival passholders. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HARMONY Is Discordant in LA DebutBWW Reviews: HARMONY Is Discordant in LA Debut
by Timothy Kuryak - Mar 13, 2014

The Comedian Harmonists, an internationally famous, all-male German harmony ensemble that performed between 1928 and 1934, who became one of the most successful musical groups in Europe before World War II, is the basis for this original musical from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Lead GYPSY as 'Mama Rose' at Connecticut Rep, 7/10-20Leslie Uggams to Lead GYPSY as 'Mama Rose' at Connecticut Rep, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

BWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated MusicalsBWW Crash Course: Your Study Guide to the Tony Nominated Musicals
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 3, 2014

Look, we get it, whether due to budget or geography, you didn't see every show of the Broadway season, but that doesn't mean you can't be fully up-to-date for this Sunday's Tony Awards. To help get you prepared for theatre's biggest night, BroadwayWorld has put together the ultimate Tonys Crash Course. We've outlined all of the shows nominated in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, and provided you 'study materials' as only BWW can, by mining our one-of-a-kind archives. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Three Exciting ProductionsThe Pasadena Playhouse Announces Three Exciting Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE - Music, Mayhem and Madness, three exciting productions playing this July. A Judy Garland Concert with Joey Luft features Judy Garland's son Joey Luft making a rare public appearance (July 10-13) followed by PLAYHOUSE ROCKS! with Tony Nominee Powerhouse MARY BRIDGET DAVIES, a Tony Award nominee for A Night With Janis Joplin which was presented last season at The Pasadena Playhouse and was the venue's highest grossing show in its history (July 17-20). The month will end with Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow with The Jim Henson Company's renowned puppeteers (July 24-26). The Playhouse continues its tradition of distinctive and entertaining summer programming. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Welcome Mary Bridget Davies, Joey Luft & Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! for SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE, 7/10-26Pasadena Playhouse to Welcome Mary Bridget Davies, Joey Luft & Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! for SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents SUMMER AT THE PLAYHOUSE - Music, Mayhem and Madness, three exciting productions playing this July. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory TheatreScott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN Presents Songs of a Forgotten ManBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN Presents Songs of a Forgotten Man
by Barry Lenny - Jun 23, 2014

Johanna Allen makes another very welcome trip home to Adelaide to present the marvellous music of Harold Arlen, and her many fans were out in force to see her latest cabaret show, (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maura Hanlon Smith in LIFE, LOVE AND ALL THAT COMES WITH ITBWW Reviews: Maura Hanlon Smith in LIFE, LOVE AND ALL THAT COMES WITH IT
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 10, 2014

Michael Sterling celebrated the 8th anniversary of his popular Supper Club, Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, on Monday, June 9th, continuing a tradition he began in 2006 to honor his dear friend and mentor, Rosemary Clooney. Sterling promised her that he would make sure future generations would be able to hear the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook in LA. A man of his word, he has presented over 600 shows since closing his doors at his original venue at Vitello's and opening at The Federal in 2012. (more...)

A JUDY GARLAND CONCERT with Joey Luft Set for the Pasadena Playhouse, 7/11-13A JUDY GARLAND CONCERT with Joey Luft Set for the Pasadena Playhouse, 7/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A John Kimble and Phil Sandhaus Presentation 'A JUDY GARLAND CONCERT with Joey Luft', running July 11 - 13, 2014. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. WattsGYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

Maya Rudolph, Craig Robinson & More to Bring THE BLACK MOVIE Soundtrack to Life at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3Maya Rudolph, Craig Robinson & More to Bring THE BLACK MOVIE Soundtrack to Life at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM. Just announced special guests include soul singer Bilal; Prince cover-band Princess, featuring SNL alum Maya Rudolph and singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum; and hip-hop group Public Enemy. The special evening will be hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson. (more...)

INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 LineupINCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)

Syfy Announces SHARKNADO Immersive Lighting ExperienceSyfy Announces SHARKNADO Immersive Lighting Experience
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Just in time for the world premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One, Syfy and Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announced the first ever television content-focused immersive lighting experience (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 SeasonPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

A who's who of Hollywood's music elite is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS' August 16th Hooray for Hollywood concert, presented in partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the LA Arboretum. Four of ASCAP's top film composers and lyricists will perform their hit music with the POPS: Alan Bergman ('Windmills of Your Mind,' with Marilyn Bergman and co-written with Michel Legrand, 1968 Oscar winner from The Thomas Crown Affair), Michael Giacchino (music from Up, winner of the 2010 Oscar for best original score), Bruce Broughton (music from Silverado, 1986 Oscar nominee for best original score) and Paul Williams ('Evergreen,' co-written with Barbra Streisand, 1976 Oscar winner from A Star Is Born). (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory TheatreScott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off JAZZ AT THE BOWL CONCERTS on 7/9Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off JAZZ AT THE BOWL CONCERTS on 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The 2014 Jazz at the Bowl Series begins July 9, 2014 as The Count Basie Orchestra and special guests celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald. The series also features, among others, Boz Scaggs, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herbie Hancock, a Christian McBride-directed James Brown Celebration, John Legend recreating Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Peter Frampton, Marcus Miller, and more. The season marks Herbie Hancock's fifth year as Creative Chair for Jazz. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the third play of our 2014/2015 Season, a dark comedy by playwright Jordan Harrison that explores our absurd adoration of yesteryear and the lengths we will go to escape our present-day realities. Maple & Vine opens January 29 and runs through February 22 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Billy Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New TributeBilly Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New Tribute
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the passing of his long-time friend and fellow comedic legend, Billy Crystal has penned a script, imagining the late Robin Williams in heaven. You can read it in full below, via Entertainment Weekly: (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 LineupStephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

Last Edition: Original and Current NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories!Last Edition: Original and Current NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we've been spreading the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show. Check out a roundup of the submissions below! (more...)

En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson. Just added to the line-up are all-female R&B group En Vogue and soul and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Also joining the line-up to perform Pharell's "Happy" are sixty elementary-aged choir students from YOLA at HOLA and YOLA at LACHSA. (more...)

Last Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Julian DeGuzmanLast Edition: NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories- Julian DeGuzman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we continue the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rare FIFTH DIMENSION Concert Rocks Los AngelesBWW Reviews: Rare FIFTH DIMENSION Concert Rocks Los Angeles
by Don Grigware - Aug 11, 2014

'Up, Up and Away' is not only the signature tune of the Fifth Dimension but it expressed the overall uplifting feeling Saturday night when the group made a rare Los Angeles concert appearance at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Their positive energy made the entire audience want to fly right along with them as they soared through a thrilling 90 minute odyssey of their hits as well as a bevy of Motown pop standards and other great tunes from the past. It was indeed a walk down memory lane, a dandy one, with gorgeous Florence LaRue, one the original founders of the Fifth Dimension, and her current partners Willie Williams, Patrice Morris, Leonard Tucker and Floyd Smith. Every one just oozed personality, charm, warmth and pizzaz and are still in super dynamic vocal form. LaRue sounds every bit as good as she did back in 1965 when the group started out, with an incredible range and sultry delivery that will not quit. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Announces 2014 Cabaret SeasonHayes Theatre Co Announces 2014 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to be hosting experienced masters of the craft of cabaret , such as Mark Nadler, David Campbell and John Bucchino, Rhonda Burchmore and Donna Lee; up-and-coming young stars like Tom Sharah, Gillian Cosgriff, Brendan Hay, Matt Gilbertson, and Hilary Cole; and even a show where the two worlds meet - Phil Scott's collaboration with Blake Bowden, Mario. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIVIAN REED Signs, Seals and Delivers a Soulful and Powerful Performance at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: VIVIAN REED Signs, Seals and Delivers a Soulful and Powerful Performance at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 3, 2014

In the late '70s, Vivian Reed captured a Tony Award nomination and won a Drama Desk Award for her work in the Broadway musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, and although Reed has delivered some critically-acclaimed work in the many years since (a Tony nomination for the 1992 musical The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club and a star turn in the revue Three Mo' Divas), during the last decade she had gone and stayed away too long, mainly to take care of her ailing mother. Last November, she dipped a toe in the New York nightclub waters, producing a one-night show at 54 Below that was highly praised and offered hints of great things to come. But this past Monday night—the first of what will ultimately be a four-show run of “An Evening With Vivian Reed” (the next three dates are April 14, May 20 and June 19)—this performing powerhouse established her return in earnest. With Reed's still expressive voice tackling musical genres ranging from R & B to Jazz to Great American Songbook standards to Gospel (even a dash of Opera), her electric and passionate show was cabaret/nightclub performing as revival meeting in more ways than one. Reed is not only reviving her singing career, she is inspiring impassioned converts at the same time. (more...)

BCCM to Present 'The Songs of Harold Arlen,' Begin. 5/5BCCM to Present 'The Songs of Harold Arlen,' Begin. 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

BAYOU CITY CONCERT MUSICALS continues its popular cabaret series with Let's Fall in Love: The Songs of Harold Arlen, on three consecutive Monday nights in May, beginning Monday, May 5, and continuing on May 12 and May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The evening of song will again be presented at the Performance Centre of the Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main between Holman and Berry Street, in the heart of Midtown. (Entrance to The Centre is located on the corner of Fannin and Berry directly behind the theatre and has convenient free parking, courtesy of the Houston Community College.) (more...)

Official: Leslie Uggams to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY This SummerOfficial: Leslie Uggams to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal has announced that Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable onstage July 10-20. GYPSY, is the third show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes A CHORUS LINE (June 5-14) and THE SUNSHINE BOYS (June 19-29) starring Jerry Adler and Richard Kline. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's TheatreAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy Weather' on 'Today'VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy Weather' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams, accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra, performed the jazz standard "Stormy Weather" from the new Broadway show AFTER MIDNIGHT (more...)

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams Sings 'Stormy Weather' in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!BWW TV: Vanessa Williams Sings 'Stormy Weather' in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight on April 2nd as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed byWarren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Williams' performance of 'Stormy Weather.' (more...)

Lincoln Center Presents GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014Lincoln Center Presents GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. (more...)

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