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BWW Review: Kevin Smith Kirkwood Embodies Whitney Houston In Dazzling CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 8, 2016

Arriving on stage in a tear-away USA tracksuit to wow the crowd with 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' Kevin Smith Kirkwood looked every bit the part of Whitney Houston in the return of CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub on August 31. But as everyone knows, a diva is more than just clothes (although the jumpsuit underneath was admittedly stunning as well). In less adept hands, the show's concept--- that Houston came down on a cloud for a repeat performance--- might have felt awkward or, worse, exploitative. Fortunately, Kirkwood, who is no stranger to glam and larger-than-life performers following his run in KINKY BOOTS, truly embodied the late icon on every level. Opening the show, he addressed the audience with a coy, 'Ladies and gentlemen, it's so good to be back.' (more...)

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND AND FRIENDS Concert Album to Celebrate 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, available as a CD or as a CD/DVD combo, due out September 30th on the band's own NGDB Records, LLC, distributed by Warner Music Nashville. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Memphis (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Indycar Grand Prix & Formula One Italian Grand Prix This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's motorsports coverage on NBCSN includes a live presentation of the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen, the penultimate race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, as well as live coverage of the Formula One Italian Grand Prix on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project Returns with CURTAIN UP AT THE COTTON CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Back by popular demand after last season's sold out performances at Playhouse Square, The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will co-produce "Curtain Up at The Cotton Club - An Encore Presentation" for two performances: Saturday, October 15 (3pm) at Lakeland Community College (Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center) and Sunday, October 16 (2pm) at Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center, (Hoke Theater). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Memphis (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2016 schedule, featuring CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Big Band, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Cookers, Coltrane Revisited, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Memphis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Memphis (more...)

The Musical Theater Project Returns with CURTAIN UP AT THE COTTON CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Back by popular demand after last season's sold out performances at Playhouse Square, The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will co-produce "Curtain Up at The Cotton Club - An Encore Presentation" for two performances: Today, October 15 (3pm) at Lakeland Community College (Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center) and Sunday, October 16 (2pm) at Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center, (Hoke Theater). (more...)

Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Today, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)

bergenPAC Welcomes Guest Choreographer Tyce Diorio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood NJ welcomes So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Tyce Diorio. (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

This Sunday TAP ATTACK Celebrates National Tap Dance Day
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Tap Attack, a free, public, outdoor event presented by the American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), will return this year to Hudson River Park (Christopher Street and the Hudson River) to celebrate the 28th anniversary of National Tap Dance Day. Tap Attack 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 1-2pm. (more...)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson to Direct Reading of MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

An invitation-only reading of Ed Schmidt's Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting will take place on May 4 and 5, 2017 in NYC. The reading will be directed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Movement Afoot's Tap Concert COUNT US IN Celebrates National Tap Dance Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Movement Afoot, Columbus' professional tap dance company, presents its second full-length concert with Count Us In, for two performances at the Shedd Theatre, May 26-27. The show features tap choreography, improvisation, live music, and guest dance artists performing hip-hop, kathak, and West African drum and dance. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Ben Vereen Performs at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Join us for Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen - a show of song and dance, filled with entertainment and laughter, stories and inspiration! (more...)

Milestone's Award-Winning Dance Films Restored; Will Receive Theatrical Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Milestone Films announces the restoration from the original camera negatives and the theatrical release of No Maps on My Taps and About Tap, two seminal documentaries by George T. Nierenberg that helped revitalize tap dancing in the early 1980s. The films will premiere July 7 at the Quad Cinema to coincide with New York's annual citywide Tap City festival. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON Slated for Tap City 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre Lineup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 8, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA has gone from last year's 40th anniversary geniality to its customary edginess, and Druid Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT wonderfully keynotes that shift at Dock Street Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY IN BLACK at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 27, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Inspirational Original Musical Revue (more...)

Tap City to Present TAP ELLINGTON at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

Ben Vereen is STEPPIN' OUT at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Currently, Ben Vereen stars as Porter in the American crime drama series, Sneaky Pete on Amazon. (more...)

The Boys Are Back In Town! Olivier-Nominated THE RAT PACK Returns To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

At the start of the 60s, The Rat Pack led by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. were the toast of Las Vegas. (more...)

T.A. Burrows to Return to Theater Works with LEGENDS OF SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

T.A. Burrows has created, written and produced a totally original production, Legends of Song showing August 11-13. (more...)

Sony/ATV & Estate of Michael Jackson Extend Mijac Administration Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV's worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's extraordinary Mijac Music catalog. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: William Daniels Sneak-Peeks Cover For His Upcoming Memoir
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway's John Adams and TV's Mr Feeny's new book will be released in 2017. (more...)

Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)

Company of Fools Artist John Glenn Receives Excellence in the Arts Governor's Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist John Glenn is among the 2016 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August.  Glenn received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.  This is the third award from Idaho's Governors in Company of Fools' 21 year history - Denise Simone, Core Company Artist, received the 2014 Excellence in the Arts and in 2004 Company of Fools was awarded the same distinction. (more...)

BWW Review: TAP TREASURES SHOWCASE Pays Tribute to the History of Tap
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 15, 2016

According to Artistic Director/Producer Tony Waag, Tap Treasures Showcase "reinvestigates and revisits eight historic locations in Manhattan that contributed to the evolution of tap dance." The hour-long show was performed at The Duke on 42nd Street on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

One Catches Light Festival Kicks Off JACK's 2017 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Brooklyn Gypsies presents the second-annual One Catches Light Festival, celebrating new solo work of five writers associated with the company, hosted by Olander 'Big O' Wilson. Icarus in the L.E.S. is a kaleidoscopic performance-poem by Nic Adams, with the wax-winged hero chasing his destiny and scouting out the divide between artistic achievement and personal happiness. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Presents World Premiere of MY BROTHER'S KEEPER—THE STORY OF THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor opens the 2017 Season (The Dance Theater Season) with the world premiere musical My Brother's Keeper-The Story of The Nicholas Brothers, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben Echoles. My Brother's Keeper (The Story of The Nicholas Brothers) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 11 - March 26, 2017.   (more...)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band come to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 27th at 8PM. Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, the band celebrates their Golden (50th) Anniversary together as they continue to add to their legendary status. (more...)

Blues and Roots Master David Bromberg to Return to SOPAC This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate pays a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 11 at 7:30 p.m., along with his quintet. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS Open Black Ensemble Theatre's Dynamic 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor opens the 2017 Season (The Dance Theater Season) with the world premiere musical My Brother's Keeper-The Story of The Nicholas Brothers, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben Echoles. My Brother's Keeper (The Story of The Nicholas Brothers) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 11 - March 26, 2017.  The official press opening is Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm.  (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Presents World Premiere of MY BROTHER'S KEEPER—THE STORY OF THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor opens the 2017 Season (The Dance Theater Season) with the world premiere musical My Brother's Keeper-The Story of The Nicholas Brothers, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben Echoles. My Brother's Keeper (The Story of The Nicholas Brothers) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 11 - March 26, 2017.   (more...)

One Catches Light Festival, Marguerite Hemmings, Ensemble Pamplemousse and More Set for JACK's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

JACK has announced its winter/spring 2017 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bojangles' Selects NCR Vitalcast Digital Signage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Original Special SOUTHERN SPEED: THE LEGEND OF DARLINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Produced in partnership with NASCAR Productions, SOUTHERN SPEED: THE LEGEND OF DARLINGTON premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. (more...)

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND AND FRIENDS Concert Album to Celebrate 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, available as a CD or as a CD/DVD combo, due out September 30th on the band's own NGDB Records, LLC, distributed by Warner Music Nashville. (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2016 schedule, featuring CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Big Band, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Cookers, Coltrane Revisited, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. (more...)

Chris Young to Headline 'Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated country artist Chris Young will headline Nashville's July 4 celebration (#NashvilleJuly4), which will take place near Riverfront Park with a stage on Broadway, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. (more...)

Joshua Lance Dixon Brings his New Act PACK OF ONE to The Gardenia; Portion of Proceeds Donated to Jamie deRoy Cabaret Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In PACK OF ONE, Joshua Lance Dixon pays tribute to the infamous Rat Pack. From the Hollywood beginnings to the swingin' lounges of Atlantic City and Las Vegas, The Rat Pack dominated show business for over 3 decades. (more...)

TAP ATTACK to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day at Hudson River Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Tap Attack, a free, public, outdoor event presented by the American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), will return this year to Hudson River Park (Christopher Street and the Hudson River) to celebrate the 28th anniversary of National Tap Dance Day. Tap Attack 2017 will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 1-2pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy-Award Winner William Daniels Talks Playing Mr. Feeny, KITT & Dr. Craig
by Kevin Pollack - Apr 20, 2017

Many fans may remember William Daniels from TV on shows like Boy Meets World (Mr. George Feeny), St. Elsewhere (Dr. Craig), Night Rider (KITT) and the Broadway cast and film of the first historical musical of our founding fathers, 1776 (John Adams). (more...)

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