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Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Bill Photo Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Billy Stritch Trio & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The Hot Sardines, and more.

Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And  The Star-Studd Photo Here's Lucie! LUCIE ARNAZ Joins Tomlin, Barrett, Callaway, Harris And The Star-Studded Cast Of ONE NIGHT ONLY
by David Green - Aug 16, 2021

The Desert's Premiere Concert Event just got starrier with the addition of Lucie Arnaz to the incredible cast of 26 celebrated Broadway Veterans! Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evenings.

Freda Payne Stars In Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald At Bucks County Playhouse Photo Freda Payne Stars In Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald At Bucks County Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021

Singer Freda Payne, the celebrated singer of the disco-era top-charter “Band of Gold,” will bring her acclaimed “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” to Bucks County Playhouse for ten concerts, August 26 through September 5.

Lily Tomlin Headlines An All-Star Cast As ONE NIGHT ONLY Roars Back At The McCallum T Photo Lily Tomlin Headlines An All-Star Cast As ONE NIGHT ONLY Roars Back At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jun 24, 2021

Michael Childers’ star-studded musical production of One Night Only “Back to the ’70s” will be presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year’s show benefits Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary. One Night Only is now in its 15th successful year as one of the Desert’s most thrilling theatrical evening.

WBTT's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Series Continues With 'Sistas In The Name Of Soul' Photo WBTT's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Series Continues With 'Sistas In The Name Of Soul'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to continue its “Light Up the Night!” open-air concert series with “Sistas in the Name of Soul.” This celebration of the female soul and R&B artists of the '70s (and some from the late '60s) will run from Saturday, May 8 through Sunday, June 6.

What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country! Photo What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country!
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021

We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Announces Holiday Celebration Photo Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Announces Holiday Celebration
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2020

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival presents a virtual (online) celebration of the holiday season on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Nikki M. James and Anthony Wayne Perform 'Memory Lane' From LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFOR Photo Nikki M. James and Anthony Wayne Perform 'Memory Lane' From LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Concept Album
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020

Today Patton Daye Slater Productions announced the release of 'Memory Lane,' the second single from the upcoming musical theatre concept album Love & Southern D!scomfort. 'Memory Lane' features vocals by Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) and Broadway veteran Anthony Wayne (Tootsie).

New Single 'Liquid Courage' From LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Featuring Ramona Keller t Photo New Single 'Liquid Courage' From LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Featuring Ramona Keller to be Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020

Today Patton Daye Slater Productions announced the forthcoming release of the haunting new single 'Liquid Courage,' a song from the upcoming musical theatre concept album Love & Southern D!scomfort. 'Liquid Courage' features music and lyrics by Bobby Daye, lyrics by Monica L. Patton, and vocals by Broadway veteran Ramona Keller.

Tamara Tunie Tapped To Direct New York-Bound Musical LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Photo Tamara Tunie Tapped To Direct New York-Bound Musical LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020

Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that Tony Award-winning producer, Obie Award-winning actor and renowned director Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar on Broadway with Denzel Washington, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit') has signed on to direct the company's New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort.

Barbara Morrison Presents The 3rd Annual California Jazz and Blues Hall Of Fame Induc Photo Barbara Morrison Presents The 3rd Annual California Jazz and Blues Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2020

Legendary Jazz & Blues Singer, Barbara Morrison, will present The 3rd Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert Fundraiser as a Viral Facebook Streaming Event from The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center.

VIDEO: Forest VanDyke, Darius-Anthony Robinson, and Kris Coleman Perform 'Quiet' as T Photo VIDEO: Forest VanDyke, Darius-Anthony Robinson, and Kris Coleman Perform 'Quiet' as Tribute to Black Lives Matter
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2020

Forest VanDyke, Darius-Anthony Robinson, and Kris Coleman performed 'Quiet' by Jonathan Reid Gealt as a tribute to Black Lives Matter.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Fr Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

Edmonton's Jazz Festival Returns Online From Around The World Photo Edmonton's Jazz Festival Returns Online From Around The World
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2020

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents the 2020 Festival from the comfort of your home. Join us online starting opening weekend June 19-21 and every weekend until July 31 to enjoy free performances and interviews from musicians locally and around the world.

Alan Onickel to Make Debut at The Green Room 42 with THAT INSTANT Photo Alan Onickel to Make Debut at The Green Room 42 with THAT INSTANT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

Performer, teacher, and choreographer Alan Onickel will be making his Green Room 42 debut in That Instant. Beginning in South Africa with a life-altering near-fatal car crash, this autobiographical show follows Alan from his visit to 'Coma Land' through multiple surgeries, therapies, doctors, pharmaceuticals, recuperation and finally his return to New York City. Music composed by the incomparable Drama Desk and Helen Hayes award winner Ed Dixon and played by gifted Musical Director Chip Prince. Everyone deals with obstacles in life. That Instant tells of Alan Onickel's unpredictable journey surviving those hurdles.

THAT INSTANT Starring Alan Onickel Announced at The Green Room 42 Photo THAT INSTANT Starring Alan Onickel Announced at The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2020

Performer, teacher, and choreographer Alan Onickel is thrilled to be making his Green Room 42 debut in That Instant.

BWW Interview: Scott Coulter Helms The Latest Iteration Of Michael Childers' One Nigh Photo BWW Interview: Scott Coulter Helms The Latest Iteration Of Michael Childers' One Night Only
by David Green - Feb 10, 2020

Michael Childers' presents One Night Only benefitting the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. a?oeThe Way We Were: Songs of the '70'sa?? features the best of Broadway and pop music from that era, for one performance only on April 22 at 6:30 pm, at The McCallum Theatre. With Direction & Choreography by Scott Coulter and Music Direction by Todd Schroeder, the cast features the best of Broadway and Hollywood performers. I had the chance to catch up with director, Scott Coulter, as he was preparing the production for rehearsal. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:

BACK TO THE BACKLOT Will Be Held at The Factory/Ultra Suede on Saturday, November 9 Photo BACK TO THE BACKLOT Will Be Held at The Factory/Ultra Suede on Saturday, November 9
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019

Back to the Backlot, a live musical comedy variety show, will bring back many of West Hollywood's famed Backlot Theatre's original showcase stars to commemorate the end of an era of one of the country's most famous venues for live entertainment. The event will mark the beginning of the preservation project known as Robertson Lane, which will re-build the venue formally known as The Factory and the famous Studio One Nightclub. The historic building opened in 1929 as the home of Mitchell Cameras, an early and important movie camera maker for the large movie studios. It was then the Studio One nightclub/Backlot Theatre from the late 1970s through the 1990s.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Welcomes the Cornell Jazz Ensembles Photo Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Welcomes the Cornell Jazz Ensembles
by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland is proud to present The Jazz Ensembles from Cornell University with a unique and exciting concert on Friday October 25 at 7:30 PM. Directed by Paul Merrill, the talented student musicians will present a concert entitled 'Mythology, Folklore, and Freedom: Train Imagery in Early Blues, Folk, Jazz and Pop.' With a central theme of songs about trains and a?oeriding the railsa??, the concert features music by Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington, Bob Marley, Arlo Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Lead Belly, Elizabeth Cotton, Henry Thomas, Mary Lou Williams, and The O'Jays.  Special guest musician/singer Miché Fambro will also join the group, bringing his own unique sound to the concert.  Tickets for $10.00 for adults and seniors, and $8.00 for youth under 22.

Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKI Photo Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKIN' IN PARADISE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

Broadway star Eden Espinosa, recording legend Freda Payne, and Newsies star Dillon Klena have joined the cast of Rockin' in Paradise, a concert to support the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, it was announced today by Ronn Goswick Entertainment.

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