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Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella FitzgeraldHouston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Symphony will kick off the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series with Ella at 100, a celebration of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald during her 100th birthday year. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke in the first concert of his inaugural season, the program will feature Fitzgerald favorites including 'Dream a Little Dream of Me,' 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret JazzBWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

BWW Review:  Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA Pays Tribute To Her Legendary InfluenceBWW Review: Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA Pays Tribute To Her Legendary Influence
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2017

Even if you've never heard a note sung by Ella Fitzgerald (and if that's the case, you should stop reading this review immediately and look up some of her recordings on YouTube) Andrea Frierson's duo-bio solo show, ME & ELLA, can be related to by anyone whose life was influenced by a popular artist they've never met. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company 2017-18 Season Now On SaleCentenary Stage Company 2017-18 Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's exciting 2017 - 18 season of events are now available for purchase to the general public.  As Northwest New Jersey's premier regional theater, Centenary Stage Company's upcoming 2017 - 18 season boasts over 20 individual events ranging from self-produced professional plays and musicals to a host of explosive concert, dance and special events. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. Announces 2017-18 SeasonCentenary Stage Co. Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

                Music, dance and special events fill the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 full season line up of events.  In addition to CSC's theatrical events the 2017 - 18 season will see the return of audience favorite series, such as, the January Thaw Music Festival and the annual Dance Fest all while hosting an array of exciting guest artists. (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this WeekendConnecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels TheatreTRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

BWW Top Picks for Connecticut Theater May 2017BWW Top Picks for Connecticut Theater May 2017
by Lauren Yarger - May 2, 2017

Connecticut Shows Enjoying Awards Season on Broadway. Here's What's happening and Top Picks Coming Up in May. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 CelebrationElla Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global CelebrationElla Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. T (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPsElla Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve's 60 th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends the peerless Ella Fitzgerald's Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith's Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!. (more...)

Immigration Panic: Why Statue of Liberty's Poetess Welcomed RefugeesImmigration Panic: Why Statue of Liberty's Poetess Welcomed Refugees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/19/2015 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/12/2015 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 7/05/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/05/2015 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/28/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/28/2015 for Houston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/21/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/21/2015 for Houston (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents TRAV'LIN THE 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL, Now thru 7/26Ensemble Theatre Presents TRAV'LIN THE 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas, is offering Trav'lin - the 1930s Harlem Musical as its season finale, Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris has announced. Official opening is June 25, 2015 with performances from tonight,  June 20 through July 26. The new staging follows a sold-out run of the show at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and a successful 2013 production at the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/14/2015Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 6/14/2015
by BWW - Jun 14, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/14/2015 for Houston (more...)

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