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Louis Jordan Headshot
Date Of Birth:
July 08, 1908
Date Of Death:
February 04, 1975 (66)
Birth Place:
Brinkley, AR, USA
 
Louis Jordan Headshot
Date of Birth: July 08, 1908
Date of Death: February 04, 1975 (66)

Birth Place: Brinkley, AR, USA
Cast Announced for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Playhouse on Park Photo Cast Announced for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Playhouse on Park
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will run at Playhouse on Park from January 26 - February 27, 2022. Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin. Associate Choreographer: Darius Barnes. Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway.

Playhouse On Park's 13th Main Stage Season Continues With FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Photo Playhouse On Park's 13th Main Stage Season Continues With FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2021

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, written by Clarke Peters, with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, will run at Playhouse on Park from January 26 - February 27, 2022.  Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin. Associate Choreographer: Darius Barnes. Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway.

Catherine Russell to Release SEND FOR ME April 2022 Photo Catherine Russell to Release SEND FOR ME April 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021

GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, when asked to characterize her new album, Send For Me, replied, 'I love romance that swings.' Due out on April 1, 2022 via Dot Time Records, Send For Me features a baker's dozen of newly recorded tunes on her eighth album as a leader, meeting a simple exacting standard.

HUMBUG JITTERBUG to be Performed By The CompCord Big Band at City Winery Photo HUMBUG JITTERBUG to be Performed By The CompCord Big Band at City Winery
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Humbug Jitterbug - The CompCord Big Band featuring guest soloist Valery Ponomarev, Tumpet (Jazz Messengers) and Gerry Brown, Drums (Stevie Wonder) is coming to City Winery, The Loft on Monday, November 29 at 7:30pm ET. 

BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Is a Lesson in Showmanship at Feinst Photo BWW Review: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: SUMMERTIME SWING! Is a Lesson in Showmanship at Feinstein's 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 28, 2021

I’m happy to report that SUMMERTIME SWING! is perfectly on-brand. Mr. Feinstein delivers some finely crafted gems from the Great American Songbook with his trademark energy and showmanship. I have seen Feinstein mostly in larger venues, and so the surprising element in this show was to see how intimately he engaged his audience in the cozier quarters of 54 Below. It was truly like being invited into his home. He had some expert help with the party. Mark McClean on drums and David Finck on bass are fantastic musicians. Tedd Firth on the piano was positively on fire in his creativity. The trio was a jazz lover's dream. It is a delight to hear musicians of this caliber do what they do.

New Dates Announced For FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Vintage Theatre in Aurora Photo New Dates Announced For FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Vintage Theatre in Aurora
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021

Michael Bateman (Big Moe), Josiah Peters (Eat Moe) and Brandon Metoyer (Nomax) return to Vintage having last been seen in ‚ÄúThe Scottsboro Boys.‚ÄĚ Making their Vintage stage debut are Kenyan Bernard (No Moe), Jalen Gregory (Four Eyed Moe) and Ronald McQueen (Little Moe).¬†

Playhouse on Park Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Playhouse on Park Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

Playhouse on Park's 2021-22 productions will mark the organization’s 13th Main Stage season! Playhouse on Park offers a wide range of thought provoking, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable productions that leave audiences often smiling, sometimes crying, and always talking about what they have just experienced.

Vintage Theatre Productions Announces The Return Of Live Performances With FIVE GUYS  Photo Vintage Theatre Productions Announces The Return Of Live Performances With FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2021

Vintage Theatre Productions announces the return of live performances with ‚ÄúFive Guys Named Moe‚ÄĚ July 23 through August 22.

BWW Previews: DO I MOVE YOU? at The Black Rep Photo BWW Previews: DO I MOVE YOU? at The Black Rep
by James Lindhorst - Jun 2, 2021

The St. Louis Black Rep concludes its season of virtual programming with a mainstage production of an original work, Do I Move You?  It is based on a collection of poetry by Dr. Jonathan Smith I the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Saint Louis University.  He is also the President of The Black Rep Board of Directors. The performance will stream on Vimeo June 15-30.

RACHAEL & VILRAY Announced at Boulder Theater Photo RACHAEL & VILRAY Announced at Boulder Theater
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2021

RACHAEL & VILRAY come to Boulder Theater, Sunday, July 11, 2021. Tickets on sale on Friday, May 21 at 10am.

The Fulton Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo The Fulton Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021

A year ago, it was ‚ÄúThe Impossible Dream,‚ÄĚ now, the nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to announce a marquee season in the theatre's 169th year. The Fulton invites audiences to ‚ÄúReturn to LIVE,‚ÄĚ beginning this summer with a concert series that will ease back into full audiences.

Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Vintage Theatre Productions Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Vintage Theatre Productions announces the return of live performances with eleven shows scheduled for the 2021 - 2022 season. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora..

Arts Centre Melbourne Welcomes Back Morning Melodies Photo Arts Centre Melbourne Welcomes Back Morning Melodies
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2021

Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies returns to Hamer Hall to delight audiences with a stellar line-up of music theatre, cabaret, opera, jazz and dance from May to December 2021.    

The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 24 Photo The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 24
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 15, 2020

We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!

Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March Photo Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 13, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club has adjusted its schedule for March. See below for the changes: 

Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announce Lineup for March 16 - 29 Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announce Lineup for March 16 - 29
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their lineup of artists for March 16 through March 29: 

Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced listing for March 9 through March 22: 

BWW Review: At Westchester Broadway Theatre, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Got Mucho Mojo Photo BWW Review: At Westchester Broadway Theatre, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Got Mucho Mojo
by Bruce Apar - Feb 4, 2020

I don't remember a show moving with such energy, grace, Moe-mentum, musicality and sheer fun. From the moment the Moes materialize until the moment they Moe-sey off stage, this musical is magical, with just the right mix of mayhem, mugging and music.

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Photo Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, we pay tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, and bandleader, whose new approach to jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s.

The Winter Park Playhouse Announces Their 2020 - 2021 Series Of Professional Musicals Photo The Winter Park Playhouse Announces Their 2020 - 2021 Series Of Professional Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2020

The Winter Park Playhouse continues to delight audiences with its new 2020-21 Series of professional Mainstage musicals. The following are the show selections being produced by The Playhouse for the upcoming theatre season:  

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