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Kate Baldwin, Alysha Umphress & More Feature On New Album ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKYKate Baldwin, Alysha Umphress & More Feature On New Album ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

With lead vocals by a dozen Broadway stars, Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the debut album of eleven original songs by award-winning songwriter and Berklee College of Music Professor Michael Wartofsky, in digital, streaming and physical formats, today, Friday, January 4. (more...)

The Norm Lewis Christmas Album Will Be Released This MonthThe Norm Lewis Christmas Album Will Be Released This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

Tony nominee Norm Lewis will release his Christmas album this month! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Close Up: When Broadway Went To HollywoodPhoto Flash: Broadway Close Up: When Broadway Went To Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

On November 12 at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall, Broadway Close Up host SEAN HARTLEY interviewed ETHAN MORDDEN, author of When Broadway Went to Hollywood, exploring how songwriters like Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Yip Harburg, Irving Berlin and the Gershwin brothers navigated the often antagonistic culture of Hollywood with different degrees of success - and why they ultimately returned to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Schimmel Center Presents SALON SONGBOOKPhoto Coverage: The Schimmel Center Presents SALON SONGBOOK
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 4, 2018

Last night, Schimmel Center presented the first of two Salon Songbook concerts this season, Feeling Wicked: The Magical Side of the American Songbook. The concert, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer-formerly the artistic director of the acclaimed 92Y series Lyrics and Lyricists-explored the mysterious, magical, and miraculous side of the American Songbook with songs by Harold Arlen, Lerner and Loewe, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney classics, and more. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre Honors The Life Of The Legendary Aretha Franklin with QUEEN OF SOULPatchogue Theatre Honors The Life Of The Legendary Aretha Franklin with QUEEN OF SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is proud to present an original concert production, "Queen of Soul: A Musical Tribute to Aretha Franklin," on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. that will be directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel. (more...)

BWW Review: The Night and the Music Belong to Clooney, Cook, and Wilson on Night Two of the 29th New York Cabaret ConventionBWW Review: The Night and the Music Belong to Clooney, Cook, and Wilson on Night Two of the 29th New York Cabaret Convention
by Troy Frisby - Oct 12, 2018

If necessity is the mother of invention, that scrappy lineage certainly continued with Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, and Julie Wilson. (more...)

Birdland Presents Ron Carter's Great Big Band And More Week Of October 15Birdland Presents Ron Carter's Great Big Band And More Week Of October 15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with week one of the "Second Annual Celebration of Ron Carter" with Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Billy Stritch 'Autumn in the City,' Pasquale Grasso Trio, and more! (more...)

Birdland Announces October 2018 Schedule; Anita Gillette, Max von Essen, and MoreBirdland Announces October 2018 Schedule; Anita Gillette, Max von Essen, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Theo Croker Quintet, Kevin Eubanks Quartet, Anita Gillette, Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Quartet and Golden Striker Trio, Alan Broadbent Trio, Capathia Jenkins & Louis Rosen, Jay Leonhart, Pasquale Grasso Trio, Ken Peplowski with Special Guest Sinne Eeg, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of TWELFTH NIGHT in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 1, 2018

The Public Theater's production of Public Works' TWELFTH NIGHT, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Choreography by Lorin Latarro, and directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei-Armah, opened just last night, July 31, running through Sunday, August 19. (more...)

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12thLegendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's THE WIZ?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's THE WIZ?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Based on L. Frank Baum's nostalgic classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz is considered a feel-good favorite sparkling with heart-pounding soul, unforgettable gospel and infectious rock rhythms. Grammy Award-winner for Best Cast Show Album and ranked as one of the highest watched live television musicals, this reimagined familiar favorite will have you ready to 'Ease on Down the Road' to meet The Wiz for yourself! (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Backstage With the Cast of The Muny's THE WIZPhoto Flash: Go Backstage With the Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Wiz rocked its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, through yesterday, June 25. The cast has released photos from backstage during the run. Check them out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's InstagramVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

On Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld took our Instagram followers behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ with Jared Grimes on two-show day! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It'VIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It'
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, through tonight, June 25. Watch a video of the cast performing 'Y'all Got It' below! (more...)

BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's InstagramBWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

Tomorrow Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ when Jared Grimes takes us behind the scenes of a two-show day! (more...)

BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of The Muny's THE WIZ on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Tomorrow Saturday, June 23rd BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of THE WIZ when Jared Grimes takes us behind the scenes of a two-show day! (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Yellow Brick Road with The Muny's THE WIZPhoto Flash: On the Yellow Brick Road with The Muny's THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Based on L. Frank Baum's nostalgic classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz is considered a feel-good favorite sparkling with heart-pounding soul, unforgettable gospel and infectious rock rhythms. Grammy Award-winner for Best Cast Show Album and ranked as one of the highest watched live television musicals, this reimagined familiar favorite will have you ready to 'Ease on Down the Road' to meet The Wiz for yourself! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ!VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look! Check out the video below! (more...)

Brief 5/31: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens Tonight, and More!Brief 5/31: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Boys in the Band officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for THE WIZ; Darius de Haas, E. Faye Butler, and MoreMuny Announces Full Cast and Creative for THE WIZ; Darius de Haas, E. Faye Butler, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production team for the theatre's centennial season production of The Wiz, June 19 - 25.  (more...)

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