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Marilyn Michaels Releases New Album LET THERE BE NIGHT Photo Marilyn Michaels Releases New Album LET THERE BE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020

Singer Comedienne, Marilyn Michaels has released a new Album---Let There Be Night, 70th Anniversary CD.

CLIP JOINT Livestream Events Feature Judy Garland, THE BROADWAY MIXTAPE SOUTH PACIFIC Photo CLIP JOINT Livestream Events Feature Judy Garland, THE BROADWAY MIXTAPE SOUTH PACIFIC & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020

BWW Review: Profoundly Moving CHESTER BAILEY at Contemporary American Theater Festiva Photo BWW Review: Profoundly Moving CHESTER BAILEY at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 11, 2019

Dougherty unspools the stories of Chester and Dr. Cotton, his treating physician, with novelistic skill. The feeling of truly being in the World War II period never lifts. The stories reel us in: Chester's of the way he deals with his injury, and Cotton's of hospital life in wartime, with its politics, scandals, and sexual misbehavior. This show is the whole package: a polished, intriguing, thematically-consistent but otherwise dissimilar pair of stories well-told, leaving one profoundly moved.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN SINGS HIS GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK PERFORMS LIVE IN BALTIMORE Photo MICHAEL FEINSTEIN SINGS HIS GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK PERFORMS LIVE IN BALTIMORE
by Charles Shubow - Apr 11, 2019

Feinstein is superb in concert at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD.

Margi Gianquinto Sings A Centennial Tribute To Jo Stafford At Birdland Jazz Club Photo Margi Gianquinto Sings A Centennial Tribute To Jo Stafford At Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Jo Stafford, dubbed 'America's most versatile singing star' was a performer who Judy Collins called "…one of the greatest singers of all time." To celebrate her amazing legacy and body of work in her centenary year, rising jazz star Margi Gianquinto is presenting A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford at Birdland today, November 1 at 5:30 pm.

BWW Review: Kiki Ebsen Presents a Rich Tribute to Her Dad Buddy Ebsen Photo BWW Review: Kiki Ebsen Presents a Rich Tribute to Her Dad Buddy Ebsen
by Don Grigware - Oct 15, 2018

To Dad With Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsenwritten & performed by Kiki EbsenTheatre West12, 13, 14 ONLYCLOSED A one person show in honor of a parent is from experience full of  vengeful loathing or in reverse complete adulation. My father raped and abused me as a girl; I cannot bear the torment any longer...or   My father led an exemplary life; it is not easy to live up to his high standards. Many fall in the middle...my dad did have his flaws but persevered with stamina and an unforgettably joyous spirit. The latter is the case with Buddy Ebsen. His daughter Kiki Ebsen looks back fondly and peppers her fascinating anecdotes  with the music of her father's era, as well as a myriad of photos and film clips from his checkered film career and more successful TV shows. To Dad with Love, A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen played Theatre West this past weekend to packed enthusiastic houses.

Margi Gianquinto Sings A Centennial Tribute To Jo Stafford At Birdland Jazz Club Photo Margi Gianquinto Sings A Centennial Tribute To Jo Stafford At Birdland Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Jo Stafford, dubbed 'America's most versatile singing star' was a performer who Judy Collins called "…one of the greatest singers of all time." To celebrate her amazing legacy and body of work in her centenary year, rising jazz star Margi Gianquinto is presenting A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford at Birdland on Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 pm.

Laura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan Room Photo Laura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive in a style critics have dubbed 'new vintage.'

Laura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive in a style critics have dubbed 'new vintage.'

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops.

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike.

COME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season will present the best of Sammy Cahn in 'Come Fly With Me!' The Sammy Cahn Songbook, the interactive sleight of hand show, The CardShark, and the energetic and inventive female trio, The GiGi's.

FST to Celebrate Songs of Sammy Cahn This Summer with COME FLY WITH ME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The legendary lyrical talent of Sammy Cahn takes center stage in FST's first Summer Cabaret production, "Come Fly With Me!" The Sammy Cahn Songbook. With lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne & Jimmy Van Heusen, this dynamic cast of four will perform from June 14 through July 17 in the John C. Court Cabaret. Subscriptions are available for $39 and may be purchased online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by phone at 941-366-9000.

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).

COME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season will present the best of Sammy Cahn in 'Come Fly With Me!' The Sammy Cahn Songbook, the interactive sleight of hand show, The CardShark, and the energetic and inventive female trio, The GiGi's.

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose.

Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo-Wop Concert to Feature The Drifters & More at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert.

Critic's Choice: People to See, Shows to Do
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and Fiddler on the Roof is back onstage for Actors Pointe Theatre Company while Tom Sawyer takes a bow at Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna! Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose.

BWW Review: Chaffin's Barn's TAFFETAS Blends Nostalgia and Sentiment to Musical Perfection
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2016

There's nothing quite so entertaining - and nothing goes down more easily after a trip to the groaning board at Nashville's iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - than a musical revue that is sure to whisk you away to yesterday. Not the day before today, necessarily, but 'yesterday' as in a sentimental journey back to a time when life was somehow more innocent and somehow less complicated than what we experience in the day-to-day of 2016.

Audrey Silver Appearing At Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Audrey Silver to sing Jazz and French songs at Cornelia Street Cafe on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. There is a $10 cover with a $10 minimum.

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