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by Jessica Khan - Sep 7, 2016
Today's big news: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016
This week, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reported on the brand-new Donna Summer musical currently being in workshopped in New York City.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2011
Today is the last chance to catch the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, starring Broadway veteran Mike Burstyn as Al Jolson. The show closes at the historic El Portal Theatre; 5269 Lankershim Bouelvard (at Weddington Street), North Hollywood, CA 91601 on Sunday, September 25, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011
This week is the last chance to catch the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, starring Broadway veteran MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON. The show is currently playing at the historic El Portal Theatre; 5269 Lankershim Bouelvard (at Weddington Street), North Hollywood, CA 91601 through this Sunday, September 25, 2011.
by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2011
Vaudeville is a bygone era. Much of its music is forgotten. Seems a pity, since it provided the roots of musical theatre as we know it. Bill Castellino and Mike Burstyn have created Al Jolson at the Winter Garden not only to pay homage to the great entertainer but to keep the memory of this time period vibrantly alive. Now on stage at the El Portal in North Hollywood, Jolson is somewhat illuminating as well as highly satisfying entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011
The new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN starring Broadway veteran, MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON, made it's Los Angeles debut to a prolonged standing ovation on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011
The new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN starring Broadway veteran, MIKE BURSTYN as AL JOLSON, made it's Los Angeles debut to a prolonged standing ovation on Thursday evening, September 8, 2011 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.
by Movies News Desk - Oct 3, 2012
The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length film with completely synchronized dialogue and musical sequences, will mark another milestone January 8 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the Blu-ray™ commencing the 2013 year-long 90thAnniversary of Warner Bros. Studios. The landmark film, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson "alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the history of the motion picture industry. It earned Alfred Cohn an Academy Award®* (1927/28) nomination for Best Writing (Adaptation) and Warner Bros. received an Oscar® as a Special Award -- for producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which revolutionized the industry. In 1996 the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. Library of Congress's National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016
Annette Warren, the 'secret' singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic 'Show Boat,' and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, 'I Ain't Done Yet' at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM.
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016
The Cafe Carlyle is one of most renowned venues for cabaret in the country, seeped in history so rich it could fill a PBS special. In no way, though, does its historical significance relegate a show to seriousness. Take, for example, two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (42ND STREET, GREY GARDENS), who returned to the Cafe Carlyle for the start of what is her impressive sixth engagement at the supper club on October 11. Buoyant and self-effacing, Ebersole made it quite clear to her audience, through both her song selections and banter, that silliness and poignancy can walk hand in hand, often times to a more moving effect than either component on its own. Additionally, the very title of Ebersole's show, AFTER THE BALL, encapsulates a duality of its own, of both the specific relief and now-what sadness which accompanies the turning of life's pages. That page for Ebersole currently refers to her now-empty nest, having recently sent the last of her three children off to college. Fittingly, Ebersole kicked off her set with the song from which she got her show's moniker, "After the Ball," by Charles K. Harris. Melancholic and lilt, the song was prescient in underlining the evening's intent to investigate---with humor, introspection, and splendid tunes---this new chapter of Ebersole's life.
by Chris Gibson - Oct 14, 2011
The Missouri History Museum is a perfect venue for Chuck Lavazzi's retooled cabaret show JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT, since it allows a number of slides to be projected (courtesy of Marjorie Williamson) which give life to Lavazzi's recollections of the golden age of vaudeville. There is also a very personal element to this presentation since Lavazzi explains that these classic, and largely forgotten tunes, were sung to him and his brother by his mother as lullabies. This combined with the informative nature of the show make for a uniquely pleasant, at times melancholy, and often amusing production by the West End Players Guild.
by Alix Cohen - Nov 4, 2016
Jarrod Spector began performing at three years old. A film of his singing 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie' with emphatic gestures shows the talented artist preternaturally polished. We're then treated to a clip from Ed McMahon's Star Search in which the six-year-old, pint-sized pretender performs Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill's 'Mack the Knife.' His parents, he explains, favored Bobby Darin to the extent that they overlooked the song's subject was 'a serial killer.' Tonight's version is brass-centric, Las Vegas swing. JUKEBOX LIFE, presented at Feinstein's 54/Below, is the most recent iteration in a series of biographical shows. ('Time to move on.') It adds Spector's marriage and his role as songwriter Barry Mann in the Carole King musical BEAUTIFUL to that of playing Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS and early aspirations. (Interestingly, he was unaware of both the men into whose shoes he has stepped.) Its title was inspired by a fan who asked, 'What's it like to have this incredible jukebox life?'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Pacific Symphony's initial December concert hints at holiday celebrations to come with a program entitled Holiday Classics: Nutcracker Sweet, (Dec. 6, 7 and 8). Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with Markus Groh as soloist opens the program. The rest of the program includes Vaughan Williams' majestic work for string orchestra, 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis' and selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker alongside arrangements of Tchaikovsky's music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. These concerts include image magnification for audiences to get a closer look at the music making projected onto big screens in the concert hall. Concerts begin at 8 p.m., with a preview talk hosted by Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. This program, sponsored by Michelle F. Rohe Distinguished Piano Fund, is presented by the Hal & Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation, The Westin South Coast Plaza Costa Meza, PBS SoCal and Classical KUSC. Tickets start at $25. For more information or to purchase tickets call the box office at (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
This December, Chicago Philharmonic and the Marcus Roberts Trio turn up the heat at Harris Theater with a hot take on George Gershwin's Concerto in F. The Marcus Roberts jazz trio (Marcus Roberts, piano; Jason Marsalis, drums; Rodney Jordan, bass) is renowned for its new approach to jazz performance with each of the talented musicians contributing equally to the trio's musical texture, form, and direction.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017
Annette Warren will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special one-night-only engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. 'I Ain't Done Yet' traces her illustrious 70-year career in songs and reminiscences from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles. Warren will be joined on stage by Grammy and two-time Emmy winner John McDaniel at piano; and Warren's protege, rising opera star Aaron Blake, who makes his Metropolitan Opera debut earlier that week in La Traviata.
by Beau Higgins - Mar 31, 2012
Reel Music is a sweeping journey through the heart of movies. Celebrate the songs that provided a soundtrack to the last century, with songs like 'MoonRiver,' 'Toot-Toot-Tootsie,' 'Fame,' 'Flashdance,' 'As Time Goes By,' and 'The Way We Were.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet".
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015
The Subtle Approach is the definitive introduction to Castro's own sonic universe, where a profound understanding of genres and scenes like Zouk Bass, Moombah, UK Funky or Bass Music provides him with t
by Beau Higgins - Mar 21, 2012
Reel Music is a sweeping journey through the heart of movies. Celebrate the songs that provided a soundtrack to the last century, with songs like 'MoonRiver,' 'Toot-Toot-Tootsie,' 'Fame,' 'Flashdance,' 'As Time Goes By,' and 'The Way We Were.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012
FST announces its final Cabaret show of the Winter season, Reel Music, opening in the Goldstein Cabaret on March 28 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the music revue are on sale through June 17 and can be purchased online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting the Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011
There's a lot to love on stage in February at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016
Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star who career spans the past 70 years, will celebrate her 94th birthday with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., July 13 at 8:30 PM.  The show will trace her life with songs and stories from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The world's most popular children's group The Wiggles have just released their brand-new studio album, Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017
Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet".
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013
Club Spiegel in Melbourne's most-loved pop-up venue The Famous Spiegeltent is once again set to become the city's night-time hotspot this summer. Located on Arts Centre Melbourne's forecourt, which also includes the iconic W-Class Tram Bar and Curve Bar, Club Spiegel offers visitors late-night entertainment and risqué revelry on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm inside The Famous Spiegeltent from a revolving roster of special guests from circus, cabaret, theatre, burlesque and barnstorming bands.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2013
CURIOUS GEORGE, television's number one series for preschoolers[1], continues its seventh season with a special episode about animal shelters premiering Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013
Arts Centre Melbourne will be centrestage at White Night Melbourne from 7pm-7am Saturday 23 February with shows on all five mainstages, a sub-sub-culture sound experience five floors down, ghostly backstage tours, puppets on show, burlesque and revelry in The Famous Spiegeltent, sights and sounds in the popular Sound Lounge, and sustenance throughout at Arts Centre Melbourne's bars and cafés.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2019
It's the final countdown! In a matter of days the ultimate throwback pop concert So Pop will land in Australia and New Zealand, bringing the hottest acts of the 90s and 00s with it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011
The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) New York's landmark concert venue presents the 11th season of its acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall on Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14th at 8PM. Kicking off the 90th Anniversary of The Town Hall, the Broadway By The Year® season will begin with THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921, celebrating the great music that was performed the same year the historic building came to be.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011
There's a lot to love on stage in February at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016
Noted author and playwright Mitch Albom dives into the world of musical comedy with the irresistible new show 'Hockey, The Musical!' a show Albom laughingly describes as 'Spamalot - with hockey sticks.' The musical makes its debut at the City Theatre Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, June 19.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011
Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), join the cast of The Town Hall's (123 West 43rd Street) THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921 on Monday, February 14th at 8PM, kicking off The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with a the premiere performance of her new show, Professor Bob and the Old Broad, joined by accompanist Bob Remstein. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017
Back by popular demand, productions by noted author and playwright Mitch Albom, Ernie and Hockey - The Musical!, will return to the City Theatre inside Hockeytown Cafe for the Mitch Albom Summer Series. Ernie will play Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 25 and Hockey - The Musical! will play Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, August 6. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2013
CURIOUS GEORGE, television's number one series for preschoolers[1], continues its seventh season with a special episode about animal shelters premiering today, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011
Al Jolson was once the most famous and highest-paid entertainer in the world - singer, dancer, actor, comedian, impresario, rebel, businessman, and star.
by Jena Tesse Fox - Feb 25, 2011
If 1921 was not a memorable year in terms of shows on Broadway, it certainly had plenty of memorable songs...
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017
Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013
Arts Centre Melbourne will be centrestage at White Night Melbourne from 7pm-7am tonight, 23 February with shows on all five mainstages, a sub-sub-culture sound experience five floors down, ghostly backstage tours, puppets on show, burlesque and revelry in The Famous Spiegeltent, sights and sounds in the popular Sound Lounge, and sustenance throughout at Arts Centre Melbourne's bars and cafes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011
Al Jolson was once the most famous and highest-paid entertainer in the world - singer, dancer, actor, comedian, impresario, rebel, businessman, and star.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 15, 2011
Last night, February 14, Town Hall continued its 'Broadway by the Year' series with the Musicals of 1921, licking off the series 90th anniversary season. Written, created and hosted by Scott Siegel, the cast featured Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), Tony Award nominees Bobby Steggert (Ragtime), Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow), Jeffry Denman (Drama Desk Nominee, Yank!), Erin Denman (42nd Street), and KendRick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys). Also featured were the 10 'Siegfeld' Follies Girls that will help recreate the look and style of a Broadway that existed 90 years ago, the year when Town Hall, itself, was built. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the concert and brings you photo coverage below.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011
Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie (A Little Night Music), Stephen Mo Hanan (Cats) Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Liz Lark-Brown (2011 Nightlife Award Winner), join the cast of The Town Hall's (123 West 43rd Street) THE BROADWAY MUSICALS of 1921 on Monday, February 14th at 8PM, kicking off The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary Season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2011
AL JOLSON, once dubbed as The World's Greatest Entertainer, will return to North Hollywood at the historic El Portal Theatre in the person of critically acclaimed Broadway actor, MIKE BURSTYN (Winner of Two Israeli 'Oscars'; Broadway: Barnum; Off-Broadway: Lansky) starring in the titular role as Al Jolson. The Los Angeles Premiere of the new musical, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, will be backed by a live on stage band and three back-up singers.