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BWW Exclusive: GAY LIKE ME Author Richie Jackson Picks Top 10 Theatrical Experiences Photo BWW Exclusive: GAY LIKE ME Author Richie Jackson Picks Top 10 Theatrical Experiences
by BWW Special - Feb 3, 2020

Now available from Harper Collins is Richie Jackson's Gay Like Me- a poignant and urgent love letter to his son. In the new book, the award-winning Broadway, TV and film producer reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years.

Progressive Theater Will Host The 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala Photo Progressive Theater Will Host The 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019

On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Progressive Theater in Maplewood, NJ will host the 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala at The Woodland: Great Hall from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Catalina Jazz Club Will Host California Jazz And Blues Museum Hall Of Fame Induction  Photo Catalina Jazz Club Will Host California Jazz And Blues Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2018

1st Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony Fundraiser and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Celebration Concert, a fundraiser for the Museum to develop their digital arts program, to introduce basic coding, Android development, organizational structures, basic computer competencies and create an interactive section in the Museum which will give visitors an open source digital portal to the vast historical collection of Jazz & Blues available at the Museum and throughout Los Angeles.  The museum's goal is to raise $25,000.00.  The purpose of the Inductee Ceremony is to recognize local, national and international Jazz & Blues legends for their contributions to the music industry.

California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Induction Fundraiser and Barbara Morrison Photo California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Induction Fundraiser and Barbara Morrison's Birthday Concert at Catalina Jazz Club
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2018

Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in C Photo Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Tom O'Horgan's controversial 1971 Broadway musical INNER CITY, originally produced by Harvey Milk, will be presented in concert tonight, August 17th, at Feinstein's/54 Below, with shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!

Annie Golden, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allen Nichols and More Set for INNER CITY in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tom O'Horgan's controversial 1971 Broadway musical INNER CITY will be presented in concert on August 17th at Feinstein's/54 Below, with shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year.

INNER CITY Reunion Concert Announced for Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be hosting a Reunion Concert of the 1971 Broadway musical, INNER CITY. The original Broadway production, directed by Tom O'Horgan, featured music by Helen Miller and lyrics by Eve Merriam.  The show was based on Merriam's book "The Inner City Mother Goose," a collection of updated nursery rhymes reflecting life of the disenfranchised inhabitants of America's urban inner cities circa 1970. The production ran at Broadway's Barrymore Theater from December 1971 to March 1972. Featured cast member, Linda Hopkins, was awarded a 1972 Tony Award for her performance.

Tony Winner Linda Hopkins Passes Away at 92
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 12, 2017

BroadwayWord is saddened to report that Linda Hopkins, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Inner City, passed away on April 10. She was 92 years old.

Jazz Musicians Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Harrisburg native jazz pianist Steve Rudolph will perform with exceptional veteran jazz musicians, vocalist Dred 'Perky' Scott and bassist Hassan J.J. Shakur, in a program of jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites tonight, December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Favorites will include 'Let It Snow,' Mel Torme's 'Christmas Song,' 'Little Drummer Boy,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Silent Night,' and many more. All tickets include complimentary beverage service which begins at 7:00 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30 PM. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.

VIDEOS: Broadway's Road To THE WIZ; Five Early-70s Musicals About Black Urban Life
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2015

THE WIZ was part of a growing trend of the 1970s when urban black stories and music were making their way to Broadway.

Jazz Musicians to Perform Christmas Favorites at Ware Center, 12/4
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 23, 2015

Harrisburg native jazz pianist Steve Rudolph will perform with exceptional veteran jazz musicians, vocalist Dred "Perky" Scott and bassist Hassan J.J. Shakur, in a program of jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites on December 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Favorites will include "Let It Snow," Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," "Little Drummer Boy," "My Favorite Things," "Silent Night," and many more. All tickets include complimentary beverage service which begins at 7:00 PM with the concert beginning at 7:30 PM. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage.

Mark Baker, Katherine & Kimberly Corp and More Set for HDSA's 2013 CURTAIN'S UP FOR A CURE Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

The Huntington's Disease Society of America ~ Greater New York Chapter (HDSA) hosts its seventh annual CURTAIN'S UP FOR A CURE: A Broadway Holiday Concert, a celebration of life featuring songs by Broadway's greatest songwriters as well as holiday favorites, today, December 9, 2013.

HADIYA World Premiere and More Set for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's GENERATIONS Project Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African Diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, kicks off Generations, a five-year multigenerational repertory project premiering tonight, November 1 at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park in Chicago.

HADIYA World Premiere and More Set for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's GENERATIONS Project, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African Diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, kicks off Generations, a five-year multigenerational repertory project premiering November 1 at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park in Chicago.

Mary Bogue Presents BOUDOIRS, BORDELLOS & THE BLUES at the Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Mary Bogue will bring BOUDOIRS, BORDELLOS & THE BLUES to The Metropolitan Room tonight, July 31 at 9:30 PM (Doors open at 09:00 PM.)

Mary Bogue to Present BOUDOIRS, BORDELLOS & THE BLUES at the Metropolitan Room, 7/31
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 6, 2013

Mary Bogue will bring BOUDOIRS, BORDELLOS & THE BLUES to The Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, July 31 at 9:30 PM (Doors open at 09:00 PM.)

Mike Stoller Appears at 35th Anniversary Tribute to Elvis Presley at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

Mike Stoller, of the legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller, will appear for a book signing of "Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography" at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer Session and screening of the 1957 Warner Bros. classic film (originally made by MGM), "Jailhouse Rock" starring Elvis Presley at 2:00 p.m. today, August 19, 2012 at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif. The screening will celebrate the life of The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, while simultaneously commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the late singer's passing.

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