by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Thanks to generous donor support, Hoff-Barthelson Music School has purchased a new, state-of-the art keyboard lab. The lab, consisting of nine, 88-key, weighted keyboards has been installed and is ready for use!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Turning 100 is a rare thing in this world and is definitely something to be celebrated - even if you're a piano. This September Tortoise Supper Club (TSC) owners Keene & Megan Addington will be hosting an epic celebration inspired by one very special musical instrument. While the River North restaurant is primarily known for its critically acclaimed food and outstanding hospitality, it's also a destination for after-dinner entertainment. On weekends, the Lounge at TSC is transformed into a classic cabaret, where Sinatra-style jazz music is performed live on a beautiful Grand Piano. The Steinway Concert Grand Piano that sits in TSC's Lounge has been in the Addington family since 1919 and, over the course of the past 100 years, become a piece of Chicago history. Keene's grandmother, Sarah Armour, received the impressive instrument for her 10th birthday and went on to become an accomplished musician as well as passionate supporter of Ravinia Festival, Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Chicago-based family's philanthropic support of Ravinia Festival has resulted in a multi-generational friendship between the family and the organization: Welz Kauffman, President/CEO of Ravinia, actually played the family's Steinway Concert Grand Piano at the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Armour and Keene is a third-generation board member of Ravinia. In honor of the piano's 100th birthday, Tortoise Supper Club will be hosting a week-long celebration of music, food, drinks and Windy City history. In addition to six nights of dazzling musical performances from some of Chicago's most talented artists, guests will also enjoy a variety of dinner and drink specials that hearken back to 1919 (the year the TSC piano was made.) The week's festivities will be as follows: Monday, September 16 Entertainment: Performance by Ravinia Festival's President/CEO Welz Kauffman and Soprano Michelle Areyzaga Plus Father & Son Duo Leo Radosavljevic (baritone & Julliard Graduate) George Radosavljevic (pianist) Show Time: 6:45pm - 9:00 pm with a 30-minute break between acts. Menu: Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu Cost: $89.95/person for dinner and show. Reservations required. ***A portion of proceeds benefit Ravina's Reach, Teach, Play program, which works to ensure that music education remains accessible to ALL children.*** Tuesday, September 17 Entertainment: Performance by The Ladies of Lyric Opera Stage Artists Ensemble Show Time: 6:45pm - 9:00pm Menu: Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu Cost: $89.95/person for dinner and show. Reservations required. Wednesday, September 18 Entertainment: The Marshall Vente Trio Show Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Menu: A La Carte. Cost: A La Carte. No minimum spend. Thursday, September 19 Entertainment: Frank Lamphere and his Trio Show Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Menu: A La Carte. Cost: Reservations - $50/person minimum (food & beverage spend.) Bar seats are first come, first serve with no minimum spend. Friday, September 20 Entertainment: The Tom Muellner Trio with Jim Cox and Phil Gratteau Show Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm Menu: A La Carte. Cost: A La Carte. No Minimum Spend. Saturday, September 21 Entertainment: The Mark Burnell Trio Show Time: 8:30 pm - Midnight Menu: A La Carte. Cost: A La Carte. No Minimum Spend.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Music, cake, and an evening of entertainment. After a sold out run of performances in July, Bon Appétit!The Julia Child Operettareturns to Belltown's historicJewelbox Theater at The Rendezvousfor five additional performances, to bake cake, and reminisce about one of the world's most talented chefs. a?oeJulia Child is an icon.a?? said director Jane Kaplan. a?oeHer television show, as well as her cookbook, revolutionized the way Americans thought about cooking. We're thrilled to be sharing this show with Seattle audiences.a??  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Experience true Southern hospitality at Celie's Southern Tea before the matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple on October 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy scrumptious Southern comfort food like fried green tomatoes, cornbread muffins, and hummingbird cake, and meet a?oeCeliea?? and her sister a?oeNettie,a?? played by Eben K. Logan and Kyrie Courter. Celie's Southern Tea is $37.00 for adults and $27.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Actress/playwright/stand-up comedian Nancy Redman returns to the United Solo Theatre Festival with her new one-woman show At Wit's End: A Home for Retired Comics, directed by Bill Cosgriff, Saturday October 19 at 2 PM at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Nancy is delighted to have as director of her new show the multi-talented Bill Cosgriff, an award winning playwright, actor, and director. Nancy's past three appearances on the United Solo Theatre Festival - the world's largest solo theatre festival currently in its 10th anniversary season - earned her three special awards. For her one-woman shows: The Doctor Is Not In and CLUTTER: I'm Saving My Life and It's Killing Me, she was honored with the Best Comedian Award. For her EMERGENCY A La Carte, she was named Best Stand-Up.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre proudly recognizes National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place October 10a?"13, 2019 across Planet Ant's performance venues in Hamtramck, MI: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall, and Ghost Light Bar.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 28, 2019 had the pleasure of interviewing AJ Capella about his career and Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen in Morristown, NJ for our 'Chef Spotlight.'
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The leading live music platform for concert recordings and live streams,, will live stream Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit's first night performance of his seven-night, sold-out run at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on Friday October 18, 2019.
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 8, 2019
Chola on the Upper East Side is an impressive and accessible gourmet dining experience that presents coastal Indian cuisine.
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 5, 2019
It's not too early to make reservations for Thanksgiving. Restaurants all around the city are open and their Executive Chefs are making plans for outstanding menus.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
NANCY REDMAN RETURNS - AGAIN - TO THE UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL as The Best Of The Festival's First Decade with a repeat performance of 'AT WIT'S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS'.
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2019
Mother's Day is an opportunity to celebrate our moms and many others who have affected our lives in a positive way. Plan a meal out, one that allows you to relax and enjoy the company of the people you love.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
The latest addition to New York City's steakhouse brigade, Atto (act in Italian) just debuted at 120 E. 39 St. in the heart of Murray Hill with two intriguing attractions that distinguish the 108-seat restaurant from its bovine centric brethren.
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2019
National Wine Day is Saturday, May 25th. Here are two restaurants that have top wine programs in New York City where you can enjoy a nice selection of wines.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Senso Unico, an undiscovered authentic Italian osteria nestled in Sunnyside, is now serving brunch.
by Marina Kennedy - May 16, 2019
There are some meals that reach the level of perfection. That's just what we recently experienced at Bar Boulud, the casual, yet stylish French bistro on Broadway just across the street from Lincoln Center.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
THE OLD GOLD CLUB LIVE on Friday 7 June is a weekly multi-platform podcast and television show that features a different former Wolves player interviewed about their career at Molineux this will be the first opportunity to see it live this summer and on the Grand Theatre stage.
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 31, 2019
Nai Tapas in the East Village is worth a trip from anywhere in the city. This authentic, welcoming restaurant is one of a kind. The attractive, rustic setting makes you feel like you have found an intimate spot in the heart of Barcelona.
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 22, 2019
The brackets are in. Now it's time to gather your group and pick some locations to kick back, and take in the excitement of the games. Here are some spots in NYC and beyond that are catering to basketball fans with delicious food and drink.
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 9, 2019
Relax, kick back and plan a meal with the most significant men in your life. Dads and many more deserve to be honored on Father's Day. Here's a nice selection of destinations with a variety of cuisine, neighborhoods, and price points in New York City. Gather your group and enjoy!
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 28, 2019
The party of the summer is happening in New York City with tempting food options, drinks and fireworks. Check out some places that are open and ready for their guests. Indulge in a great meal, visit a rooftop bar, enjoy BBQ or an outdoor experience. Gather your group to celebrate Independence Day 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar presents the one and only "Gypsy's Dream" by renowned actor, model, singer, and dancer duo Tatiana & Alexander Fursenko. The pair, who are winners of the Russian President's National Award for Contribution to the Theatre and Film Industry, premiers with their first show  on Friday, June 28 at 9:00pm. A show will be held every Friday until Labor Day weekend. The one-hour show will include classic Gypsy ballads and dancers, as well as a guitarist, violinist, and an accordionpiano player from the Gypsy Fun Trio (Andrey Solodenko, Valery Zhmud and Sergey Pobedinsky). Said Russian Samovar manager Vlada Von Shats, "The incredible sound of the gypsies will touch your soul."
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 18, 2019
Experience a superb meal. The finest Japanese cuisine awaits you in at MIFUNE New York. The midtown location on East 44th Street is ideal for luncheons or relaxed dinners.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Raleigh is the new epicenter for addressing issues of equity in the theatre, and Women's Theatre Festival 2019 will be the largest weekend event of its kind in the country. With multiple programming tracks integrated through the Sched platform, the perfect weekend awaits every theatre-lover!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Casting is announced for a new production of Agatha Christie's classic whodunit thriller Towards Zero, to be directed by Brian Blessed at The Mill at Sonning.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 29, 2019
Last year, in 2018, the third annual Dancers For Good Benefit supporting the Actors Fund Dancers Resource in East Hampton was so impressive that I challenged the founders to 'high-kick it up a notch even higher next year'. I'm thrilled to announce that not only did they clearly accept that challenge, they superseded all expectations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
This Saturday July 27, Valerie Smaldone, New York's 5x Billboard Award winning broadcaster and go-to a?oevoice of god announcer,' presents another exceptional group of interviews on her weekly radio broadcast and podcast, Bagels and Broadway. The show recently celebrated its one year anniversary, presenting Broadway and entertainment movers and shakers, as well as cutting edge thinkers from the international food scene.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Actress/playwright/stand-up comedian Nancy Redman returns to the United Solo Theatre Festival with her new one-woman show At Wit's End: A Home for Retired Comics, directed by Bill Cosgriff, Saturday October 19 at 2 PM at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 31, 2019
Valentine's Day is a great time to make a date with your bestie, a beloved family member, or your significant other. Check out some of our ideas for a day or night on the town in New York City.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 30, 2019
BWW Review: Theatre de la Ville's IONESCO SUITE at BAM's Fishman Space is Absurdly Engaging and Existentially Freeing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 29, 2019
Ring in Chinese New Year with a pig-alicious feast- it's the 'Year of the Pig' after all! Both TAO Downtown and TAO Uptown, two Asian inspired hot spots, are offering a four-course pig-centric menu.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Does your child dream of seeing their name in lights? Why not have them learn from the best at Goodspeed Musicals! Aspiring young performers ages 8 and older are invited to register for up to eight different Master Classes taught by professional artists who have performed on the Goodspeed stage, on Broadway and around the country. Classes will include Acting Through Song, Comedy Acting, Vocal Performance, Audition Technique and Musical Theatre Dance among others.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 22, 2019
The Super Bowl is coming up soon so now's the time to make your game day plans. No matter who you are rooting for, the Rams or the Patriots, you'll certainly be cheering about the great food and drink at these restaurants.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, the East Coast's premier luxury beach resort located on Florida's northeastern shore, is welcoming guests eager to experience romance this Valentine's Day. From escapist getaways that will always be remembered to intimate dinners and decadent spa treatments, you're sure to fall in love with our picks for Top Ten romantic experiences:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
ALIBI Ultra Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino, LEVEL UP at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio Resort & Casino gear up for the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 3 with dedicated food and beverage specials in a vibrant atmosphere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Calling all chocoholics! From April 1 - 21, Velas Resorts pays tribute to one of Mexico's most traditional ancestral delights - cacao - during it Sabor Cacao festival. Offerings dedicated to the main ingredient range from themed menus and cocktails to special resort activities and an over-the-top Easter Brunch. Master Chocolatier Jean Marie Auboine has designed 14 chocolate candies unique to Velas Resorts that will be delivered nightly on turndown. Special spa treatments are also on tap such as Coffee & Cocoa Experience that features a coffee exfoliation followed by an antioxidant massage with cocoa oil and a Chocolate Mole Massage that employs the main ingredients of mole in a unique treatment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
With dining experiences helmed by masters of their crafts, Grand Velas Los Cabos features diverse cuisine and techniques from around the globe. At Lucca, Executive Chef Antonio La Monica of Salerno, Italy showcases a cultural collaboration of traditional Italian ingredients and techniques alongside what is available fresh in the destination. During the winter season, Lucca's gourmet menu of fresh Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is blessed with fresh winter Black Truffles from Italy. With the restaurant's Fettuccine with Black Truffle, the black truffle gently complements the local extra virgin olive oil from Ensenada in the north of the Baja California Peninsula. Below the resort shares its recipe to make at home.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
Amazon Original Stories presents This Can't Be Happening, a collection of four original short stories from the creators of the hit storytelling live show and podcast RISK!, available starting today in ebook and audiobook format and free for all Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members. A collection of four true, fearless memoirs told by the people who lived them, these stories are a poignant and captivating look into the human condition revealing embarrassment, humility, heart and humor. The series starts with RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison sharing 'Two Henrys', his true story of growing up gay in the Midwest and the personal loss and ultimate redemption that came with it.
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 27, 2019
Staycation alert! If you're going to be in New York City over Labor Day weekend, there's a lot of fun events happening. And here are some food and drink experiences that you can work into your schedule Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 26, 2019
Founded in 1970 as the first pub theatre since Shakespeare's time, the 110-seat King's Head Theatre on Islington's Upper Street has played host to everyone from Joanna Lumley to Richard E Grant. In 2020, the theatre is hoping to move down the road to Islington Square, but meanwhile, here is everything you need to know if you're travelling there.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Today Brooklyn's premier queer club, 3 Dollar Bill, announces a number of special events a?" 3DB Live a?"lined up for fall 2019. The following list is in formation and does not include 3DB's regular events and parties produced by other promoters, which are also listed at
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 9, 2019
Easter weekend is coming up soon and there are wonderful restaurants in NYC ready to host your family and friends. Or maybe you're out and about in the city and want to enjoy a festive meal that's just right for the spring season. These great choices suit every taste, style and budget. We suggest that you make your reservations soon!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Win or lose....B-I-N-G-O is a blast with the wacky and witty Babette Schwartz, and nobody calls those little numbered balls one bit better. Join us for Babette's Cinco de Mayo Bingo Brunch featuring more giggles than a gaggle of queens in a roomful of whoopie cushions.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 16, 2019
Jones Wood Foundry on 76th Street (between 1st and York Avenues) has covered all the Easter culinary bases with one refreshingly a la carte menu for Easter Brunch, Supper or Dinner. So whichever meal celebrants crave for Easter - whether driven by family tradition or personal taste - Jones Wood Foundry's menu for Easter 2019 offers appropriate dishes at modest prices.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
The iconic NYC Jewish delicatessen, Pastrami Queen, which just opened a new location in Times Square, has partnered with the popular Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, to offer special discounted tickets during the upcoming Passover holiday (420) through the end of April (428)!
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 11, 2019
Weekender alert! There's a new brunch in town that has everyone talking. Scarpetta, the fine Italian restaurant in Nomad, is presenting a jazz brunch every Sunday in their beautiful and elegant dining room.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
LimonCarr Desert Theatricals, in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage, is excited to present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE May 17-18, 2019. We are excited to announce that in addition to the general admission seating, we will add limited reserved table seating. 12 tables of 8 will be available for purchase in the front section and WALLY'S DESERT TURTLE will be catering tables if ordered and providing food and beverage on site. Anyone may pre-order off their Broadway In The Park Menu or order a la carte at the amphitheater.