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Vocalist Marilyn Maye to Grace Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel RoomVocalist Marilyn Maye to Grace Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Iconic entertainer Marilyn Maye, accompanied by The Tedd Firth Big Band, will perform in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on October 27-28 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Maye is one of the remaining geniuses from the golden age of show business, and offers an American Songbook experience like none other. (more...)

LOST TEMPO Comes to Boston Playwrights' TheatreLOST TEMPO Comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2017-18 season with Lost Tempo by Cliff Odle. Running from October 5-22, the drama is directed by Diego Arciniegas. (more...)

Composers Toshi Reagon & Daniel Bernard Roumain to Headline 'BLACK CREATIVITY' at The Greene SpaceComposers Toshi Reagon & Daniel Bernard Roumain to Headline 'BLACK CREATIVITY' at The Greene Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Thursday, September 28 at 7pm, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC - in partnership with Apollo Theater - presents 'Black Creativity,' a special evening of conversation and performance with composers Toshi Reagon and Daniel Bernard Roumain. (more...)

[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro
by Erica Miner - Sep 8, 2017

Will Liverman is a true 'crossover' artist with a distinctive range of roles (more...)

Genius of Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie to Kick Off The Nash's 'JAZZ Meets POETRY' SeriesGenius of Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie to Kick Off The Nash's 'JAZZ Meets POETRY' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The genius of jazz masters Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie will be celebrated in words and sounds as poets and jazz musicians converge on The Nash stage Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 pm for the first show of The Nash's new JAZZ Meets POETRY series. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA and More! (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 28-September 3, including a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Veronica Swift, Adam Larson Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

25th Anniversary Charlie Parker Jazz Festival to Return to NYC25th Anniversary Charlie Parker Jazz Festival to Return to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

City Parks Foundation has announced the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. The festival is New York City's annual salute to the legendary late saxophonist, featuring storied veteran players as well as young jazz musicians who continue to shape and drive the art form. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival  O17 9/14Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival O17 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

September 14 marks the launch of O17, the first edition of Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival. Featuring seven operatic happenings, six city venues, three world premieres, many already sold-out performances, and one superstar Festival Artist, this twelve- day immersion will transform the City of Brotherly Love into an urban stage for diverse audiences to gather and connect through the shared experience of opera (Sep 14-25). O17 shines a contemporary light on the genre, tackling daring subject matter, offering cutting-edge takes on the classics, and providing extraordinary artists with the chance to create their most imaginative and inspired work. (more...)

HERMAN LEONARD: THE RHYTHM OF OLD NEW YORK Exhibition to Open This Fall at Robert Mann GalleryHERMAN LEONARD: THE RHYTHM OF OLD NEW YORK Exhibition to Open This Fall at Robert Mann Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery September 7 - October 14, 2017, with an opening reception set for September 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Former Tonight Show Band Leader Kevin Eubanks Headlining Guitar FestivalFormer Tonight Show Band Leader Kevin Eubanks Headlining Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Former music director of The Tonight Show Band and modern-day jazz prophet Kevin Eubanks will headline a celebration of the greatest guitarists of today and tomorrow at the fifth annual Wilson Center Guitar Festival (Festival) on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center). (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere Chamber Opera ELIZABETH CREE at O17Opera Philadelphia to Premiere Chamber Opera ELIZABETH CREE at O17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

This September, highlighting O17 - the first edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival - Opera Philadelphia presents the world premiere of Elizabeth Cree in collaboration with London's Hackney Empire (Sep 14-23). (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERSLyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

Applications Now Open for BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop.Applications Now Open for BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc.  (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, is now accepting applications for its 30th annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15th, and is now available on bmi.com. This prestigious workshop runs from September 2017 through May 2018 and meets weekly at BMI's headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Daniel Reichard, Count Basie Orchestra and More Slated for August at BirdlandDaniel Reichard, Count Basie Orchestra and More Slated for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2017 lineup, featuring The Birdland Big Band, John Pizzarelli, Borislav Strulev, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Benny Green Trio, Michelle Lordi, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of  THE WAKE WORLDOpera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program.  (more...)

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This FallWE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to Park Slope's Old Stone House & Washington Park this July, the perfect respite on a hot summer night. Directed by Piper Theatre co-founder John P. McEneny, this fabulous, gender-bending musical is a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Hot Stuff," and "I Love the Nightlife," that will make it impossible for you to remain sitting.  (more...)

Parker Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season LineupParker Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Parker Arts is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 Season, which features the most exciting roster of shows yet. They invite patrons to enjoy musicals like the rowdy Full Monty and the classic South Pacific, and experience heart-pounding concerts from 10,000 Maniacs, Scotty McCreery, Wilson Phillips, and Christopher Cross. (more...)

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