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The Smith Center to Launch National Tour of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Photo The Smith Center to Launch National Tour of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts just announced it will launch the national tour and world premiere of new musical AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, opening October 26 with performances through October 31.

BWW Blog: Ivy Austin - A Woman of Many Voices and Many Hats Photo BWW Blog: Ivy Austin - A Woman of Many Voices and Many Hats
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge - Feb 19, 2021

There are few performers who can be declared a “triple threat” talent. Ivy Austin is undoubtedly one of them. Austin is a star of stage, radio, and the recording studio, and has been involved with smash hits including “Grease 2,”“A Prairie Home Companion,” and “Sesame Street” where she has recorded with The Muppets since the show’s inception!

THE (LITTLE) BIG BROADCAST! Streams From Mount Holyoke Photo THE (LITTLE) BIG BROADCAST! Streams From Mount Holyoke
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 16th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM, in a free streaming version of what would have appeared on the stage of Chapin Auditorium on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, MA.

At Home Artists Project Presents A SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL Photo At Home Artists Project Presents A SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021

At Home Artist Project Presents: A Short Play Festival, featuring three short length plays. At Home Artists Project is a virtual space for new work.

PIANO BAR LIVE! Streams This Tuesday, October 6 Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! Streams This Tuesday, October 6
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 2, 2020

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is proud to continue the long-established tradition of the piano bara?"that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.

PIANO BAR LIVE! Presents KT Sullivan, Jon Weber, Hannah Jane Peterson and More Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! Presents KT Sullivan, Jon Weber, Hannah Jane Peterson and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support, create, and connect with live music.

BWW Feature: The 92Y School of Music Expands Cabaret Course Offerings With Michael Ki Photo BWW Feature: The 92Y School of Music Expands Cabaret Course Offerings With Michael Kirk Lane Instructing New Classes
by Stephen Mosher - May 14, 2020

The 92Y School of Music Expands Cabaret Course Offerings With Michael Kirk Lane Instructing New Classes

Richard Skipper Will Interview Cabaret Star KT Sullivan On Facebook Live Today Photo Richard Skipper Will Interview Cabaret Star KT Sullivan On Facebook Live Today
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2020

Today, April 13th at 5 pm, Richard Skipper interviews cabaret star KT Sullivan for an intimate chat on how the coronavirus has affected her, and on her advice to her many fans. Plus, they'll be responding to your comments and questions. Imagine a?oeInside the Actor's Studio,a?? but with Skipper's own personal style.

BWW Review: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at New Theatre & Restaurant Photo BWW Review: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at New Theatre & Restaurant
by Alan Portner - Feb 15, 2020

It doesn't much matter whether you happen to be Lutheran, Catholic, another flavor of Protestant, Jewish, or Muslim. All places of worship surely have CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES like these.

THE BIG BROADCAST Returns To Chapin Auditorium In South Hadley Photo THE BIG BROADCAST Returns To Chapin Auditorium In South Hadley
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 15th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 7 at 2PM & 7:30PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Snow date is Sunday, March 8.. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as a?oeMatt Morgana??, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee a?oeFred Kelleya?? for his 13th consecutive season. Mount Holyoke alum, bassist and singer Caitlin Jaene Mercer, will join The Big Broadcast! as special guest.

BENNY MEETS ARTIE Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo BENNY MEETS ARTIE Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

Grammy-winning identical twins and Juilliard grads Peter and Will Anderson present 'Benny Meets Artie' at Feinstein's/54 Below. The Andersons will explore the lives and music of two American cultural icons, clarinetists Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw, featuring their jazz sextet of vocalist Molly Ryan, pianist Rossano Sportiello, drummer Phil Stewart, and bassist Clovis Nicolas. Songs will include swing era hits a?oeSing, Sing Sing,a?? a?oeBegin the Beguine,a?? a?oeStardust,a?? and a?oeMoonglow.a?? Raised in poverty in Chicago, Benny Goodman was a classical clarinet prodigy who soon sparked an international swing craze in the 1930s, and premiered the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Artie Shaw was a composer, author, and master clarinetist, pushing musical boundaries by blending American swing with European and Latin styles.

The Anderson Brothers Presents A JAZZY CHRISTMAS Photo The Anderson Brothers Presents A JAZZY CHRISTMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019

Twin brothers and Juilliard graduates Peter & Will Anderson swing the songs of the holidays with their six-piece ensemble featuring vocalist Molly Ryan. 

Holiday Events and Shows Announced For The Hennepin Theatre District In Downtown Minn Photo Holiday Events and Shows Announced For The Hennepin Theatre District In Downtown Minneapolis
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2019

Hennepin Theatre Trust is presenting a variety of holiday shows this year to celebrate the Twin Cities holiday season at the Orpheum, State, and Pantages Theatres. The season starts Twin Cities-favorite The New Standards who will once again bring jazz, humor and special guests to their annual holiday show. Best-selling pianist Jim Brickman performs holiday favorites and number-one songs in A Christmas Celebration. The Minneapolis-based vocal group The Blenders celebrate 30 years with their Holiday Soul Tour. Finally, Sounds of Blackness: The Night Before Christmas will showcase the Grammy Award-winning vocal group's talents with a festive, family-friendly performance.

Karen MacDonald Stars as Erma Bombeck in AT WIT'S END at MRT Photo Karen MacDonald Stars as Erma Bombeck in AT WIT'S END at MRT
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announced today that critically acclaimed Boston actress Karen MacDonald will star next April in Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, and Terry Berliner, MRT's Interim Artistic Director, will direct.

Birdland Presents Anita Gillette, Garrison Keillor, and More Next Week Photo Birdland Presents Anita Gillette, Garrison Keillor, and More Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Sep 27, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with week two of the a?oeThird Annual Celebration of Ron Cartera?? with Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio, Anita Gillette, An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Heather Masse, and more!

Diana Degarmo & Ace Young, Julie Halston, And More Come To Birdland In October Photo Diana Degarmo & Ace Young, Julie Halston, And More Come To Birdland In October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:

MRT Announces ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END For a Full Season Written by Women Photo MRT Announces ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END For a Full Season Written by Women
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) today announced a lineup change to the 2019-20 Season with the addition of Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel. A one-woman tour-de-force, At Wit's End celebrates the life of one of the 20th Century's most beloved humorists, who wrote more than 4,000 columns for 900 newspapers and 30 million readers.

SHREK Next Up At Danbury's Musicals At RIchter, July 26-August 10 Photo SHREK Next Up At Danbury's Musicals At RIchter, July 26-August 10
by Julie Musbach - Jul 17, 2019

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 35 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its main stage season with 'Shrek the Musical,' a hilarious fairy tale adventure based on the beloved animated film and children's book, playing July 26 to August 10. Staged on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center, 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings, with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday August 1 and 8.

Birdland Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith And More Week Of May 20 Photo Birdland Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith And More Week Of May 20
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Willi Photo Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Williams, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

Birdland has announced its upcoming May program!

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