Stew & Heidi Perform One Night Only Concert June 18 To Launch New CDs Photo Stew & Heidi Perform One Night Only Concert June 18 To Launch New CDs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

STEW & THE NEGRO PROBLEM - the powerhouse indie rock band fronted by longtime collaborators Stew and Heidi Rodewald - will perform a one-night-only concert at THE TOTAL BENT/NATIVE SONG DOUBLE RECORD RELEASE PARTY, featuring selections from the duo's two most recent recordings, on Monday, June 18 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) in Manhattan.  Doors open at 7 pm for the concert beginning at 8 pm.

BWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 16, 2016

December 13, 2016 continued the favorite return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their joyous annual five-week holiday engagement at the New York City Center. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, the company continues to reach audiences of all ages, while using dance as a platform to unify and educate. This evening's program did just that!

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend an additional week through Sunday, June 26. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. THE TOTAL BENT officially opened on Wednesday, May 25 and was originally extended to Sunday, June 19. It has now been extended an additional week to Sunday, June 26.

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 25. Check out a first look below!

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend one week through Sunday, June 19. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin today, Tuesday, May 10 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25.

Broadway's Discoettes to Debut Sunday, May 1 Singing Disco Hits at Carson Kressley Hosted Benefit
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2016

This coming Sunday, May 1, 2016, will mark the debut of Broadway's Discoettes, a group made up of theater favorites Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy and Laiona Michelle. The group will strut their stuff, and sing some great disco hits, at the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event, hosted by Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), will feature hours of bowling, free sangria, beer and bites, before the fabulous concert.

Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy & Laiona Michelle Will Take Part in ADRLF DISCO BOWL SPRING FLING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Sunday May 1, 2016, to kick off National Hepatitis Awareness month, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) will host The Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event will be hosted by the Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy); and will feature a disco-inspired musical performance by Broadway's sizzling Discoettes: After Midnight's Carmen Ruby Floyd, Amazing Grace's Harriett D. Foy, and Amazing Grace's Laiona Michelle. The Total Bent's Kenny Brawner will also perform with the Discoettes, including taking the lead on "YMCA."

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center continues this week with the return of Alvin Ailey's original masterpiece BLUES SUITE tonight, December 16th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the piece!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting 12/16 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center continues this week with the return of Alvin Ailey's original masterpiece BLUES SUITE on Wednesday, December 16th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the piece!

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Hosts WRITERS IN PERFORMANCE 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment.

Centenary Stage Company Continues with RAY CHARLES ON MY MIND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

   The name Ray Charles is a Star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. The name Ray Charles designates a superstar worldwide whose legacy shaped and forever changed the face of American music.  Fellow musicians called Charles 'The Genius,' an appropriate title for the ramblin' musician, who never worked in just one style, but blended and beautified all that he touched.  He also earned the nickname 'Father of Soul'.   In just about every Hall of Fame that has anything to do with music, be it Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Gospel or Country & Western, Ray's name is very prominently displayed. 

Centenary Stage's SUMMER JAMFEST Heats Up With Legendary Music of Ray Charles, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Kenny Brawner brings this music icon to life on the Sitnik stage July 11 at 8pm in "Ray Charles on My Mind" as part of Centenary Stage Company's 2015 Summer Jamfest. 

Centenary Stage Company Continues with RAY CHARLES ON MY MIND, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

   The name Ray Charles is a Star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. The name Ray Charles designates a superstar worldwide whose legacy shaped and forever changed the face of American music.  Fellow musicians called Charles 'The Genius,' an appropriate title for the ramblin' musician, who never worked in just one style, but blended and beautified all that he touched.  He also earned the nickname 'Father of Soul'.   In just about every Hall of Fame that has anything to do with music, be it Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Gospel or Country & Western, Ray's name is very prominently displayed. 

Centenary Stage's SUMMER JAMFEST Heats Up With Legendary Music of Ray Charles, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Kenny Brawner brings this music icon to life on the Sitnik stage July 11 at 8pm in "Ray Charles on My Mind" as part of Centenary Stage Company's 2015 Summer Jamfest. 

Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Kicks Off 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's ever popular Summer Jamfest will 'raise the roof' of the Sitnik Theater during the summer months with a variety of high-energy musical guests perfect for all tastes. Running July 11 through August 8, CSC will host an array of talented musicians paying tribute to some of America's greatest musical artists.

Centenary Stage Company to Host 2015 SUMMER JAMFEST, 7/11-8/8
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's ever popular Summer Jamfest will "raise the roof" of the Sitnik Theater during the summer months with a variety of high-energy musical guests perfect for all tastes.  Running July 11 through August 8, CSC will host an array of talented musicians paying tribute to some of America's greatest musical artists.

BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 22, 2014

While reviewing What Makes a Man (WMAM), now playing at the Berkley Street Theatre, it's tempting to comment on what's not there, what could and should be there, rather than what is there. What is on display is a marvelous musical stage portrait of Charles Aznavour, the world renowned French singer/songwriter, actor and political activist/diplomat. A man of the world, he is capable of singing in five languages. One of the last surviving 'showmen,' he still is capable of filling the world's most prestigious concert halls. For example, a year ago he performed for the first time in 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall. Demand was so great, a second concert was booked there for this past June.

Francine Reed, Gabriel Rios & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, August 19-25, will feature FRANCINE REED, LATRELL LIVE TONIGHT, KAYLYN MARIE / SIMON PYLES, TATIANA EVA-MARIE AND THE AVALON JAZZ BAND, TRIBUTE TO LES PAUL, GABRIEL RIOS, BROMANCE IN CONCERT, NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE, THE LOOKING, FRANK BANG & THE SECRET STASH, THE TEKTONIC BY DANA LEONG, ECHOES OF ETTA, KENNY BRAWNER IS RAY CHARLES, and OUR LADY J.

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