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Mark Taper Forum

( Los Angeles, CA)
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2019
Single Carrot Theatre kicks off Season 12 with Rajiv Joseph's powerful play Mr. Wolf, which opens on Friday, September 13. The cast brings together multiple new faces to Single Carrot from the Baltimore theatre community, as well as reunites a creative team from past seasons.
by Chris Struck - Sep 29, 2019
Alexa Ray Joel brings a blend of classics and new originals to her latest stint at Cafe Carlyle. She combines tributes to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, and Billy Joel, alongside her latest new songs.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2020
The Rhode Island Philharmonic returns with new, innovative virtual and live offerings for the Orchestra and Music School.  In these unprecedented times, the presence of music in people's lives is more important than ever.  For this reason, The Rhode Island Philharmonic will continue its mission to enrich and transform the state and the region through great music performance and education. 
by Steve Murray - Sep 12, 2021
Re-starting theatre after the pandemic shutdown is a bit of a challenge; theatregoers are still wary of live performances and seating is limited. Not a sustainable outlook, but it is encouraging that companies are proceeding and hopefully the outlook will improve. SF Playhouse's choice of presenting a reworking of David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jrs. 1976 musical revue Starting Here, Starting Now is successful in its modern gender bending embellishments and economy of scale.
by Joe Lombardi - Oct 3, 2019
'If you want to know what's wrong with this country, go ask a jazz musician.'  Jaymes Jorsling's new play (A)loft Modulation is a lot like jazz.  Some sections are scintillating, magical and transporting while others are elongated and incongruous.  Patience, however, will reward those who travel this path.  A fascinating time capsule view into a vivid and complicated world of artists, dreams, demons and drugs awaits.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Award winner Anika Larsen teams up with her husband and jazz trumpet player Freddie Maxwell for their Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City debut of MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: The Musical Romance of a Jazz Cat and a Broadway Baby. Best known for her Tony nominated role as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Anika also performed on Broadway in Avenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Up and Rent. Freddie toured with luminaries such as Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Recounting memorable moments in their careers, this show is the musical story of how their worlds came together. It's a jazzy, sexy spin on Broadway, pop and Latin tunes that were pivotal in their lives, featuring songs from Anika's album Sing You To Sleep.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2018
The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the inspired Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, has been selected to receive the 25th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in recognition of his ongoing achievements as a conductor and an advocate for music education. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000.
by David Green - Nov 7, 2018
JFS Desert is proud to present an incredible afternoon with Emmy® Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comic Monica Piper for one performance only. This dynamic comedian who has written for Roseanne, Mad About You, Veronica's Closet and was the head writer of the #1 children's animated series Rugrats will perform her One Woman Show Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. The American Comedy Awards deemed her one of the top five female comics in America. She has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Neil Sedaka and The Smothers Brothers. I had the chance to catch up with Ms. Piper as she was preparing to make her way to Palm Springs for her show this weekend. Here are a few excerpts from that interview:
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2019
DACAMERA's 2019a?"20 season continues its jazz series with saxophonist Branford Marsalis at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 8 p.m. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award- nominee returns to the DACAMERA stage alongside the quartet he has led for the past three decades. 
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 20, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse will present 'Holiday Inn' from November 21 through December 30. This spectacular musical has a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge; choreography by Denis Jones; direction by Gordon Greenberg; and musical direction by Shawn Gough. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Shawn Gough to chat about his career and the upcoming show.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Nov 19, 2019
Teamwork Arts' Jazz India Circuit is back with its 2019 edition featuring path-breaking contemporary jazz musicians from India and around the world
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 16, 2020
Musical artistry at its best, this holiday cd isn't about any one religion, faith, or cultural upbringing. It's about humanity and hope, be it for the holiday or the upcoming year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron has announced the premiere of a collection of short dance films by Cara Hagan (Boone, NC/Australia) and her artistic collaborators as part of NCCAkron's Community Commissioning Residency..=
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 20, 2020
New York based American - Ecuadorean singer & actor Cristina Morrison, went back to Ecuador in December to spend some time there and develop new projects but since March she has been caught living under a strict Covid 19 country lockdown installed by the government, including a curfew which starts daily at 2pm.
by Steve Murray - May 2, 2019
BWW Review: JAZZ at Marin Theatre Company is Nambi E. Kelley's ambitious adaptation of Toni Morrison's tribute to the musical genre and African-American culture.
by Macon Prickett - May 18, 2018
Hulu releases June Highlights: The Bold Type: Season 2 Pre-Premiere (Freeform) (6/5) (Watch The Bold Type season 2 premiere episode early exclusively on Hulu!):
by Christine Swerczek - May 16, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska is teeming with talent. And once in awhile you come across a person who is more than a performer in the spotlight; she is a light. Camille Metoyer Moten is a singer, actress, author, and inspirational human being. She will appear in her own show at the Omaha Community Playhouse on June 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm and on June 10 at 2:00 pm.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018
Montalvo Arts Center continues its acclaimed Carriage House Concert Series with two musical sensations. May 17 will see a performance by one of New York's most exciting up-and-coming singer/songwriters Matt Beilis followed on May 22 with Pulitzer-Prize-winning artist Henry Threadgill, one of the premier composers, thinkers, and reedmen of this era, and his brand new powerhouse ensemble, the Threadgill-Iyer-Prieto Trio.
by Tory Gates - Mar 5, 2018
'I try to take people to a place that they really can't get to by themselves.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021
Outside in Music has announced the release of esteemed guitarist Adam Moezinia's first album as a bandleader, Folk Element Trio. A celebration of global folk traditions and the influence that the composer derives from them, this exciting new release features elements of Beninese, Malian, Welsh and American folk music in a jazz context.
by Tory Gates - Mar 2, 2020
'When I get inspired to write something, or a I see something interesting, or a topic strikes me, I just dig into it, and whatever comes out comes out.' -- Dave Goddess
by Chris Struck - Mar 2, 2020
After seeing her show at 54 Below, Chris Struck set up an interview with Helen Park to discuss KPOP, a high energy musical destined for Broadway!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018
Riverside Art Museum Artist in Residence, Master storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, and Emmy award winning composer Mark Izu, will conclude their 2018 Residency with a final performance, The People of the Tags, a work interacting with the Wendy Maruyama: E.O. 9066 exhibition on Saturday, March 17th at 1pm at the Riverside Art Museum
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018
West Philadelphia Orchestra has teamed up with Simpatico Theatre Company to host a special benefit concert and dance party on Tuesday, March 20 at Franky Bradleys in Center City. The show begins at 9PM and admission is a sliding scale of only $7-$10 at the door.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 12, 2019
The World's Largest Bourbon Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, will make its anticipated return to Louisville, KY Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, expanding to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region's best distilleries at the new Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. In addition to an unforgettable lineup of bourbon and chefs, music performers include a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts headlined by Foo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (returning after originally being scheduled to appear in 2018) and the Zac Brown Band. Additional acts include John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ Top(celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, among many others. In total, more than 45 artists will play on three stages, including the side-by-side Oak and Barrel main stages and a bluegrass stage that will be curated by the genre's leading authority, The Bluegrass Situation.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Chicago Human Rhythm Project is paving a post-pandemic path forward following its 2019 strategic plan with Jumaane Taylor leading a re-imagined 30th Anniversary tap festival - Rhythm World.
by Student Blogger: Allison Kephart - Jun 26, 2020
You may think that you don't have time for anything else by rehearsals, but I promise you that with the proper time management you can play a sport and be the lead in your high school musical. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021
Music Education plays a key role in the Santa Barbara Symphony's mission to inspire a passion for symphonic music in the next generation, and so despite the pandemic, the organization committed to continuing all music education programs, which in the case of the popular Music Van program and Concerts for Young People, meant producing virtual programs this year.
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2021
A pair of introspective lo-fi cuts released in June like “Tobago” ft. Chester Watson and “Sentinel” ft. UK rapper Lord Apex have further cemented James’ status as an ascendant global talent not to be missed.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2020
Theatre artist, composer, and musician Gary Grundei welcomes the first guest instructor to his virtual community for songwriters: Janet Feder, as seen on Tiny Desk Concert with NPR, will teach the next installment of the course Compose Yourself.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced WeBop, the award-winning early-childhood jazz education program for little ones ages eight-months to five-years old and their parents or caregivers, will be available as live virtual classes throughout August.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 10, 2019
Violent Femmes have unveiled another song from their much-anticipated new album, HOTEL LAST RESORT, due via [PIAS] on Friday, July 26. A rambunctious new rendition of the band's classic 'I'm Nothing' featuring pro skateboarder Stefan Janoski is available now.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 5, 2018
The combo, all in their 30s vocalist Foley, Jesse Elder on piano, Chris Tordini on bass, and Devin Gray on drums can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like jazz/rock/chant.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2018
Get ready to celebrate with a carnival of music that you can't find anywhere else in Philly. West Philadelphia Orchestra (WPO) is transforming their weekly Balkan Dance Party at Franky Bradley's (1320 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia) into a special Mardi Gras concert on Tuesday, February 13 starting at 9PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2020
Linda Eder indisputably has one of the greatest voices of our time. As a masterful interpreter of song with an awe-inspiring belt, Eder - who was launched into Broadway fame originating the role of Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde -has recorded an incredible 17 solo albums, and has been wowing audiences from concert stages since she began performing professionally at 19.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jan 25, 2019
The Fulton's Chicago is sexy and sultry. It is going to get you hot and bothered. So much so that exit doors were opened during intermission to cool down both actors and audience.
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 23, 2018
The Lyric Stage Company continues to meander through the works of Stephen Sondheim with ROAD SHOW, his most recent collaboration with librettist John Weidman. While not in the upper echelon of Sondheim's works, the score and the Lyric production make it worthwhile. This musical travelogue about the Mizner Brothers, a pair of entrepreneurs and con men who sought their fortunes in escapades from Alaska to New York to Florida in the early 20th century, is the story of their successes, failures, and the art of the deal, fitting right in with our American zeitgeist.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 17, 2018
One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City's youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo, all in their 30s vocalist Foley, Jesse Elder on piano, Chris Tordini on bass, and Devin Gray on drums can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like jazz/rock/chant.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 12, 2018
One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City's youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 3, 2019
BWW Review: GRUPO CORPO's BACH & GIRA Brings Inexhaustible Ecstatic Exuberance to BAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2019
The Broadway-aimed musical Americano!, inspired by the life of DREAMer and political strategist Tony Valdovinos, will premiere at Phoenix, Arizona's The Phoenix Theatre Company, January 29 - February 23. Opening night is January 31. Americano! is presented by The Phoenix Theatre Company and Quixote Productions (Jason Rose, producer), Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, Godspell, Kinky Boots and Once on This Island) is the executive producer.
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018
Award winner Anika Larsen teams up with her husband and jazz trumpet player Freddie Maxwell for their Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City debut of MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE: The Musical Romance of a Jazz Cat and a Broadway Baby. Best known for her Tony nominated role as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Anika also performed on Broadway in Avenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Up and Rent. Freddie toured with luminaries such as Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Recounting memorable moments in their careers, this show is the musical story of how their worlds came together. It's a jazzy, sexy spin on Broadway, pop and Latin tunes that were pivotal in their lives, featuring songs from Anika's album Sing You To Sleep.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 26, 2019
Broadway actor Joshua Castille brings his solo ASL Cabaret On The Stage With Josh to New York before taking it on the road to California and Florida.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2018
Cuba's rich musical traditions explode onstage as three next-generation Cuban jazz artists converge for the first time on the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts Stage (The Soraya) on Saturday, April 21 for one performance only. Grammy-nominated, Afro-Latin percussionist-singer Pedrito Martinez brings his earth-shaking drumming, vocalist Dayme Arocena lets loose her powerful voice that breaks free like a cry from Havana, and Grammy-nominated, composer and producer Roberto Fonseca demonstrates why The New York Times called him "a charismatic spark plug of a pianist."
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2021
Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Melissa Crespo, “I and You” marks a return of artists and actors to performance on stage at Syracuse Stage. The approximately 90 minute play will be performed in the Arthur Storch Theatre on a fully realized set and captured on video by Black Cub Productions.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 15, 2020
Today, this star-studded band shares new track “This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me)” featuring Nic Cester on lead vocals. T
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2019
Geva Theatre Center's 46th Season concludes with the world premiere of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, written and directed by Keith Glover, with music by Son House, Billy Thompson and Keith Glover, musical direction by Billy Thompson and choreography by Norwood Pennewell, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 1 through June 2, 2019.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019
Da Camera of Houston announces its 2019/2020 season, which features a lineup spanning a multitude of styles and genres.