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WORDS AND MUSIC - BY GERSHWIN presents a series of six vignettes in the vein of the classic movie musical, in which four actors explore the beautiful song catalog of George Gershwin. A cruise ship, a tenement flat and the Broadway stage all create wonderful backdrops for this exquisite music, including favorites such as “Embraceable You,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/09/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/09/2014
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David Beach, James Judy, Lora Lee Gayer & More to Star in Goodspeed's Red Sox Edition of DAMN YANKEES; Cast Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and pitting the storied Yanks against the beloved Boston Red Sox. This ace musical comedy will run from April 11 - June 21 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Damn Yankees will be sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. David F. Frankel and Bank of America. (more...)

Carol J. Oja to Present 'LEONARD BERNSTEIN EMERGES' Talk as Part of NY Phil's Insights Series, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series will continue Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with "Leonard Bernstein Emerges: Defying Boundaries and Challenging Racial Politics During World War II," when Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in- Residence Carol J. Oja speaks about the Philharmonic Laureate Conductor's emergence as a conductor, composer, and activist for racial justice during his 20s. (more...)

NYFOS Next Series Presents THE MUSIC OF JOHN MUSTO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

New York Festival of Song celebrates one of its oldest and closest friends with a special evening on its forward-looking NYFOS Next series: The Music of John Musto tonight, March 4, 2014, at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Oklahoma (more...)

BWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Mar 30, 2014

The Heartland Men's Chorus and the Gateway Men's Chorus from St. Louis, Mo. united on Friday night March 29 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The combined chorus presented I Am Harvey Milk, with Words and Music by Andrew Lippa. The production brought together three guest conductors, Dustin Stephen Cates, Al Fischer the Artistic Director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, and Dr. Tim Seelig the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

GMCLA Presents GOD SAVE THE QUEEN(S) This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

As same-sex marriages soon overtake churches and government halls in England and Wales, so too will British culture invade The Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Boulevard) in Beverly Hills as Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents 'God Save the Queen(s),' the second show of the Chorus's 35th season, tonight, March 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Shana Farr Brings IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the Words and Music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - tonight, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday With All-Shakespeare Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with an All-Shakespeare Season under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon. (more...)

Julie Taymor, Tyne Daly, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Spring Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Drama League has announced their Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony Award winners Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Donna Murphy, Julie Taymor, William Ivey Long and the composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Miami (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Available Now Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived and originally directed by James Lapine, is now available for licensing via Music Theatre International. (more...)

Shana Farr to Bring IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman, 3/26-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Award-winning performer Shana Farr will begin a four performance engagement of her new solo show In The Still Of The Night -- a musical and poetic journey through the Words and Music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets, Noel Coward and Cole Porter - on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, May 31. (more...)

Jason Graae Brings New One-Man Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced that Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award winner, Jason Graae, will bring his new one-man show, 49 ˝ Shades of Graae, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - tonight, March 20 (8 p.m.) (more...)

Cabaret Chanteuse BARB JUNGR's New CD Celebrating the Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen Being Released on 3/24
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 2, 2014

Barb Jungr has been called the UK's finest interpreter of song, especially the songs of singer/songwriting icons Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Jungr has also taken the New York cabaret scene by storm the last few years, having performed her celebrated Dylan tribute show, Man In the Long Black Coat (also available as a CD and called "the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far," by the Wall Street Journal) at the Metropolitan Room in 2011 and 2012. Now, Barb Jungr returns to the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen with the release on March 24 of her new CD, Hard Rain (from Kristalyn Records and distributed by Absolute via Universal), which will also be available for download. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

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Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

May and June sees some new artists and some returns at The Crazy Coqs, including: Harold Sanditen (May 2-3); Simon Green with David Shrubsole (May 6-10); Lauren Fox with Jon Weber (May 13 - 17); Gary Williams (May 20 -24); KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler (May 26-28); Opera Tottie (May 29 - 31); Bryan Batt (June 3 - 7); Judy Carmichael with Colin Oxley (June 10 -14); Elaine Delmar (June 17 - 21) and more. Details below! (more...)

BLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Miami (more...)

Animoto Survey Finds Pent-up Consumer Demand for Business Videos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Animoto, the leading online video creation application that empowers anyone to create and share extraordinary videos, today reported new survey results that detail the positive impact video has in influencing purchase decisions and driving brand engagement. The recent Animoto Online and Mobile Video Study surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers and revealed that nearly three quarters (73 percent) of respondents are more likely to purchase a product or service if they can watch a video explaining it beforehand. The company also published an infographic detailing these findings, available here. (more...)

Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Closes Season with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 89th MainStage Season with ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. directed and choreographed by Jay Goodlett. Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. (more...)

Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall. Directed by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order'). (more...)

The Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome Pianist Inna Faliks, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

For its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Concert, the Music Institute of Chicago presents pianist Inna Faliks Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Jacksons: Still Great In A Show That Retells (and Sings) Their Musical History
by Ellen Sterling - Mar 1, 2014

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Photo Flash: NJPAC and The Johnny Mercer Foundation Introduce 100 Newark and East Orange Middle School Students to the Magic of Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and The Johnny Mercer Foundation announced today a partnership on a unique new program, the only of its kind in the country, for 100 Newark and East Orange middle school students. In The Johnny Mercer Foundation /NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program, students from four schools - Maple Avenue School (Newark), LINK Community School (Newark), Marion P. Thomas Charter School (Newark), and Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts (East Orange) - will study the history of the American Musical and the creative, rehearsal and performance process. Each class will then individually create sections of a joint musical, coming together at the finale to perform the full, collaborative musical on May 21, 2014 at NJPAC. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS AND MUSIC is Viscerally Sultry
by David Clarke - Apr 9, 2014

When it comes to Southern playwrights, Tennessee Williams remains the quintessential example, and music is an inextricable element of both his cherished classics and lesser-known works. In a recent 90-minute concert, David Kaplan crafted a show that explores and celebrates the songbook of Tennessee Williams. Now, Ghostlight Records has released TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Words and Music, a CD that preserves the atmosphere and idea of the concert and features Alison Fraser's soulful and gravely alto. (more...)

Animoto Brings the Power of Video to Businesses of All Sizes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Animoto, the leading online video maker that empowers anyone to create and share extraordinary videos, today launched Animoto for Business to help organizations of all sizes tap into the power of video to raise brand awareness, increase customer engagement, create online marketing campaigns and drive sales. Animoto makes it easy for businesses to create cost-effective, professional videos within minutes - with no video editing experience required. (more...)

NY Phil's 'Insights Series' to Explore Beethoven's Piano Concertos with Yefim Bronfman, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series will continue Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with "The Pinnacle of Cycles: Pianist Yefim Bronfman Speaks on Beethoven's Piano Concertos," when The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman discusses Beethoven's piano concertos, which he will perform during The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, June 11-28, 2014. Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja will moderate. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died on Sunday at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen great below. (more...)

Alison Fraser's TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Stalwart Broadway star and noted concert performer Alison Fraser commits her recent musical experience TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WORDS & MUSIC to disc by way of a sparkling new recording, out today. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jonathan Groff kicks off AIDS Walk New York, BLITHE SPIRIT gets a new edition and more! (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Miami (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Closes Season with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., Beg Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 89th MainStage Season with ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. directed and choreographed by Jay Goodlett. Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. (more...)

Oliver Yank, Aimee Horwich and More Join Cast of Top Note Arts' ORDINARY DAYS; Show Runs June 16-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Exciting new theatre company Top Note Arts are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming professional fringe production of Adam Gwon's vibrant and heartfelt musical Ordinary Days. (more...)

Vickie Phillips Celebrates her Birthday with Songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour on 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Life is an emotional journey! For award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips, it is a musical journey as well. Join her as she celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes. (more...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shana Farr Brings IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2014

Shana Farr brought her solo show 'In The Still Of The Night' to the Laurie Beechman Theatre last night. Taking the audience on a musical and poetic journey through the Words and Music of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters and poets - Noel Coward and Cole Porter, it was an evening of wit, flamboyance, chic and cheek, urbanity and elegance! (more...)

Richard M. Sherman, Hollywood Christmas Parade & More to be Honored at 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 25, 2015 starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Blossom Room (the site for the first Academy Awards ceremony) at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at Orange Street); Hollywood, CA 90028. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome Pianist Inna Faliks, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

For its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Concert, the Music Institute of Chicago presents pianist Inna Faliks Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Catherine Russell, Bria Skonberg's Brass Kicker and More Set for New York Hot Jazz Festival at The Players Club, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE 2nd ANNUAL NEW YORK HOT JAZZ FESTIVAL is set for The Players Club - 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan on Sunday, May 18 - 1:00pm to 1:00am. (more...)

Limited Engagement of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE Set to Make US Premiere on 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE begins performances on Tuesday, May 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Closes Season with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati ends its 89th MainStage Season with ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. directed and choreographed by Jay Goodlett. Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. (more...)

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