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BESSIE Starring Queen Latifah Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/1BESSIE Starring Queen Latifah Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/1
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Queen Latifah is Bessie Smith! (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Mary Bridget Davies to Return in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today full casting for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN.  Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.   (more...)

Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hop audience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, coming to the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 24 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2015
by - Jun 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre Announces 33rd Season OfferingsClarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre Announces 33rd Season Offerings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2015

In 1983 an abandoned movie house was saved from the wrecking ball, and on November 3, what has become the cornerstone of arts and entertainment in Clarksville-Montgomery County opened to a grand ovation.  Now in 2015, the Roxy Regional Theatre is poised to celebrate 33 years of providing an educational and artistic outlet for the Southeast, beginning with the first production of their 33rd year: Lionel Bart's Oliver! (more...)

OLIVER! to Open Roxy Regional Theatre's 33rd SeasonOLIVER! to Open Roxy Regional Theatre's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

In 1983 an abandoned movie house was saved from the wrecking ball, and on November 3, what has become the cornerstone of arts and entertainment in Clarksville-Montgomery County opened to a grand ovation. Through grit, determination and support from likeminded individuals, the Roxy Regional Theatre is now poised to celebrate 33 years of providing an educational and artistic outlet for the Southeast. (more...)

Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Bay Area vocalist, Denise Perrier, will bring her acclaimed one-woman show, Bessie, Dinah and Me... to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Backed by the Tammy Hall Quartet, Perrier will perform a night of soulful standards from the sultry, heartfelt blues and ballads of Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington, as well as songs from the contemporary American Songbook. Tickets for Denise Perrier range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonBMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - HoustonSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 2, 2015

Summer is coming and luckily for you, here in Houston there is no shortage of nice, air-conditioned theaters for you to choose from. With so many choices it can be a daunting task, so let the BWW Houston editors give you their picks for the upcoming summer season. (more...)

BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Queen Latifah is Bessie Smith! (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting TodayDirector & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIEVIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

Queen Latifah sings the blude in her new film BESSIE. The multi-talented actress and singer, who produced and stars in the new HBO film, stopped by ABC's Good Morning America to talk about the film. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated LadiesZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

'Bessie' Star Queen Latifah to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 5/3'Bessie' Star Queen Latifah to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 5/3
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2015

Playing scenes portraying racism are difficult for actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah, she tells Mark Strassmann in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast May 3 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 season officially begins May 15, 2015, with the New York premiere of Small World by Frederick Stroppel, directed by artistic director Joe Brancato. (more...)

South Florida JAZZ to Present Cecile McLorin Salvant in Concert This MaySouth Florida JAZZ to Present Cecile McLorin Salvant in Concert This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

South Florida JAZZ, the area's premier modern jazz organization, is thrilled to present Cecile McLorin Salvant on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Official Soundtrack for HBO's BESSIE to Be Released This JuneOfficial Soundtrack for HBO's BESSIE to Be Released This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the digital release of Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) on Tuesday, May 12. The official soundtrack for the upcoming HBO film will also be released on CD on Tuesday, June 2. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 SeasonMilwaukee Rep Announces First Round of Casting, Creative Teams for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces directors, creative teams, and initial casting for 2015/16, a season featuring a Tony Award-winning musical, a play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee playwright Ayad Akthar, and three world premieres. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/2613th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will present a teach-in on the history of gay musical theater, and gay songs in pop music, following the performances next Sunday (April 26th) at 2 pm and 7 pm of its current hit musical 'Mad About the Boy.' The presentation will be moderated by ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa (creator of 'Mad About the Boy'), and will feature members of the cast, joined by a special surprise guest. (more...)

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