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BWW Interview: Ann Hampton Callaway of FEVER!  THE PEGGY LEE CENTURY at 54 Below Photo BWW Interview: Ann Hampton Callaway of FEVER! THE PEGGY LEE CENTURY at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - May 14, 2022

As a part of her legacy series honoring great women in music, Ann Hampton Callaway focuses on Peggy Lee.

Photos: The New York Pops Present GET HAPPY: THAT NELSON RIDDLE SOUND Photo Photos: The New York Pops Present GET HAPPY: THAT NELSON RIDDLE SOUND
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2022

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, presented Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. 

BWW Review: NY Pops Enchants With GET HAPPY: THE NELSON RIDDLE SOUND at Carnegie Hall Photo BWW Review: NY Pops Enchants With GET HAPPY: THE NELSON RIDDLE SOUND at Carnegie Hall
by Ricky Pope - Mar 17, 2022

Nelson Riddle, the legendary arranger/orchestrator/composer is largely responsible for what we think of as the sound of The Great American Songbook. His arrangements and orchestrations for artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, and Doris Day, created for the Capitol label defined the sound of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. He is responsible for resuscitating Sinatra’s career and turning him into the legend he became. Riddle is the creator of the “Rat Pack” sound, composing scores for Robin and the Seven Hoods and Ocean’s 11 among dozens of other films. He won an Oscar for the score of 1974’s The Great Gatsby in addition to 3 Grammy awards, two of them for his album collaborations with Linda Ronstadt that revived his extraordinary career shortly before his death in 1985. It’s hard to overestimate his importance to American popular music.

Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala Photo Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

 The New York Pops today announced an initial line-up of guest artists for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Dylan Meek Releases Debut Album 'All I Need' Photo Dylan Meek Releases Debut Album 'All I Need'
by Michael Major - Feb 18, 2022

For years, Dylan Meek has made his presence felt as a gifted sideman. He has collaborated and performed with Post Malone, Quavo, Miguel, Stanaj, Questlove, and of course, his brother Buck Meek of Big Thief. The result is a gorgeous collection of soul infused R&B, the 7-song All I Need. Listen to the new album now!

The New York Pops Adds New Musicians To Its Roster Photo The New York Pops Adds New Musicians To Its Roster
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022

The New York Pops is welcoming seven new musicians to its orchestra: violinists Monica K. Davis, Keats Dieffenbach, Joshua Henderson, and Ashley Horne, and violists Amadi Azikiwe, Dana Kelley, and Ardith Holmgrain.

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook to The Ridgefield Playhouse i Photo Ann Hampton Callaway Brings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook to The Ridgefield Playhouse in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022

The music of Linda Ronstadt will co-star in a new show from Tony Award nominee and critically acclaimed jazz diva Ann Hampton Callaway at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 12th at 8:00pm. The platinum selling artist takes you on a musical journey through the songbook of one of America’s most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt.

Carnegie Hall Announces Februaryâ€"March 2022 Calendar Photo Carnegie Hall Announces Februaryâ€"March 2022 Calendar
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2022

The complete Carnegie Hall concert schedule for February and March has been announced.

ANASTASIA, RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, and More Announced at Kravis Center in Mar Photo ANASTASIA, RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, and More Announced at Kravis Center in March
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering nearly two dozen amazing and audience-wowing shows and events during the month of March.

February 4 Performance by The New York Pops Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16 Photo February 4 Performance by The New York Pops Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Carnegie Hall announced today that its upcoming performance by Steven Reineke and The New York Pops on Friday, February 4 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00PM due to COVID-related challenges for this specific event.

Nelson Riddle Videos

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1 VideoVocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat “King” Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, “This is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!”

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Nick Jonas, Celine Dion & More Perform on SINATRA 100 â€" AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 4, 2015

CBS, The Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will honor the remarkable legacy of nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Frank Sinatra with SINATRA 100 - AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY CONCERT

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEW
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 31, 2014

'Dreamgirls' star Jennifer Holliday stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and performed a song from her new solo album, 'The Song is You.' Check out the appearance below!

AUDIO: First Listen - Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU, Out Jan 21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

On January 21, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records will release Jennifer Holliday's highly anticipated label debut, The Song Is You, an enchanting collection of R&B and Jazz numbers that showcase Holliday at her best. Listen to a sampling of the album below!

BWW TV: Catching Up with COME FLY AWAY's Marceea Moreno!
by Audra Stafford - Nov 14, 2011

BroadwayWorld correspondant Audra Stafford caught up with COME FLY AWAY cast member (and San Diego native) Marceea Moreno for what it's like touring with the production.

STAGE TUBE: COME FLY AWAY National Tour Visits Detroit!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2011

Direct from the original Broadway cast of COME FLY AWAY and the Las Vegas production of Sinatra Dance With Me are principal dancers Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Cody Green, Laurie Kanyok, Marielys Molina, John Selya and Ron Todorowski- also starring in the tour as principals are Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Martin Harvey, Ramona Kelley and Christopher Vo. The production is currently playing Avery Fisher Hall in Detroit where the cast stopped by for a television performance. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: COME FLY AWAY Visits Detroit
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2011

Direct from the original Broadway cast of COME FLY AWAY and the Las Vegas production of Sinatra Dance With Me are principal dancers Matthew Stockwell Dibble, Cody Green, Laurie Kanyok, Marielys Molina, John Selya and Ron Todorowski- also starring in the tour as principals are Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Martin Harvey, Ramona Kelley and Christopher Vo. The production is currently playing Avery Fisher Hall in Detroit where the cast stopped by for a television performance. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: New Montage from COME FLY AWAY National Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2011

North American tour of COME FLY AWAY will launch at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, on August 2, 2011.

BWW TV Flashback: Opening Night of COME FLY AWAY!
by Robert Diamond - Sep 5, 2010

COME FLY AWAY will conclude its Broadway run on Sunday, September 5 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway at 46th Street) after 26 previews and 187 regular performances. Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp and featuring vocals by Frank Sinatra, COME FLY AWAY will launch a national tour in May, 2011 in Chicago. More details on this extensive, multi-city national tour will be announced at a later date.

STAGE TUBE: COME FLY AWAY Performs on SYTYCD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2010

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical COME FLY AWAY was be featured on the FOX television program 'So You Think You Can Dance' yesterday, June 17th. Tony Award nominees Karine Plantadit and Keith Roberts (nominated for Movin' Out) performed the show stopping number 'That's Life' during the program's first live results show of the season, which aired nationally at 9pm (8pm central).