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BWW Interview: Anais Reno of LOVESOME THING Photo BWW Interview: Anais Reno of LOVESOME THING
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2021

New-ness is always fun, and though she has already been around a few years and people know her, Anais Reno is as shiny as a new penny... and as seasoned as one of her jazz idols. Her debut album, Lovesome Thing, is getting some well deserved attention, and this chat with her goes a little deeper into where it all comes from.

Nicolas King's Album Release Party to Feature Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher, Max von E Photo Nicolas King's Album Release Party to Feature Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher, Max von Essen, Norm Lewis and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021

CLUB44 RECORDS will celebrate the new Nicolas King album Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings on Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern with an all-star online release party event. Nicolas will perform several songs with Mike Renzi at the piano.

President Bill Clinton, Anna Deavere Smith and More to Take Part in Jazz at Lincoln C Photo President Bill Clinton, Anna Deavere Smith and More to Take Part in Jazz at Lincoln Center's INNOVATION + SOUL Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021

On the occasion of National Jazz Appreciation Month, and to honor the music, as well as the artists and figures who have made outstanding contributions to jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the organization's 2021 gala, Innovation + Soul, with a virtual concert on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30p.m. ET.

THE ARTS, UNDISTANCED Launches Today With Wynton Marsalis & J'Nai Bridges Photo THE ARTS, UNDISTANCED Launches Today With Wynton Marsalis & J'Nai Bridges
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021

Pulitzer-winning composer, trumpet virtuoso, band leader, and educator Wynton Marsalis teams up with Washington Performing Arts in The Arts, Undistanced: Online Artist Conversations Beyond Boundaries, a series of video interviews to be offered free of charge. The online series launches today, March 12, on the Washington Performing Arts website.

Photo Coverage: Nicolas King at Wick Cabaret Photo Photo Coverage: Nicolas King at Wick Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 6, 2021

Imagine  a night club gig starring  Mel Torme, with Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald as his guest vocalist, and the Oscar Peterson Trio backing them up.  That’s the way it sounded in the Wick Theater’s Cabaret last night as the award winning singer Nicolas King had guest vocalist Veronica Swift and pianist Mike Renzi and trio on the stage with him.  It was a musically sophisticated audience at the dinner tables for this show.. Everyone in the elegant room had reserved well in advance.  

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 27-28- with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Newell Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 27-28- with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Newell and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 27, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 27-28, 2020.

Vocal Gumbo Celebrates Birdland with BIRD IS THE WORD Live Photo Vocal Gumbo Celebrates Birdland with BIRD IS THE WORD Live
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 22, 2021

The livelihoods of touring musicians, club owners, technicians, and venue staffers have been thwarted by the pandemic and Vocal Gumbo strives to keep the music happening, keep the bills paid, and keep the hope alive that one day we'll be venturing out to a clubs and experiencing the magic of live music together once again.

The Wick Theatre Dazzles with Jazz Sensation Gabrielle Lee This Weekend Photo The Wick Theatre Dazzles with Jazz Sensation Gabrielle Lee This Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 16, 2021

The Wick Theatre presents their newest schedule of shows featuring nationally-acclaimed artists. All Dinner Cabarets and Concerts are socially-distant and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

BWW Interview: Nicolas King of New CD ACT ONE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RECORDINGS Photo BWW Interview: Nicolas King of New CD ACT ONE: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RECORDINGS
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 29, 2021

Nicolas King dug into the vaults and found some treasures, then he made some new ones and he is sharing them with the world on a new album that celebrates his brief time already spent in show business.

VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Perform 'All That Jazz' During SAVE BIRD Photo VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Perform 'All That Jazz' During SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th¬†to ‚ÄúSave Birdland‚ÄĚ.¬† During the fundraising concert the Broadway community was treated to ‚ÄúAll That Jazz‚ÄĚ starring the original Velmas of¬†Chicago, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth.

Final Lineup Announced For SAVE BIRDLAND:  A Celebration Of Music, History, And Commu Photo Final Lineup Announced For SAVE BIRDLAND: A Celebration Of Music, History, And Community
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021

The fundraising campaign for Birdland Jazz Club will conclude on January 24th with a free streaming concert titled Save Birdland: A Celebration of Music, History and Community.

News:  Additional Cast Announced For SAVE BIRLDAND Benefit Concert January 24th Photo News: Additional Cast Announced For SAVE BIRLDAND Benefit Concert January 24th
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 20, 2021

And the hits just keep on coming!

Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, and More Join Starry SAVE BIRDLAND Concert Photo Audra McDonald, Stephanie J. Block, and More Join Starry SAVE BIRDLAND Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 19, 2021

The fundraising campaign for Birdland Jazz Club will conclude on January 24th with a free streaming concert titled Save Birdland: A Celebration of Music, History and Community.

BWW Feature: Birdland Jazz Club Plans Starry Benefit Concert Featuring Chita Rivera,  Photo BWW Feature: Birdland Jazz Club Plans Starry Benefit Concert Featuring Chita Rivera, Leslie Odom Jr., and Bill Clinton
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2021

Gianni Valenti, Jim Caruso and Tom D'Angora go into overtime trying to save Birdland from closure.

Leslie Odom, Jr., Matthew Broderick and More Set for Save Birdland Streaming Concert Photo Leslie Odom, Jr., Matthew Broderick and More Set for Save Birdland Streaming Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2021

Former President Bill Clinton, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels, Clive Davis, Elvis Costello, and more have signed on for a concert fundraiser to save iconic New York venue Birdland.

13 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week! Photo 13 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!

15 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week! Photo 15 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 14, 2020

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!

14 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week! Photo 14 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 7, 2020

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!

BWW Feature: Birdland To Reopen December 2nd Photo BWW Feature: Birdland To Reopen December 2nd
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2020

Nine months is too long to be dark, especially for an institution like Birdland.

17 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week! Photo 17 Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 30, 2020

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home!

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