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SCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitSCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, now being co-hosted by film/TV/theater star Joe Morton, Emmy Award winner for Scandal, fondly remembered for TV's Eureka and the acclaimed off-Broadway's Turn Me Loose. He joins Tony nominated Valisia LeKae (Motown the Musical) and previously announced performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Breaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next FallBreaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Carrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayCarrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Musical ALICE WONDER 10/21Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Musical ALICE WONDER 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ALICE WONDER' in concert on October 21st. This new musical comedy tells the story of Alice Wonder, a stressed out and overworked widow who's life takes an unexpected turn when she falls down a manhole into a magical, outrageous and uproarious, soul-filled wonderland. There are a lot of changes from the Wonderland we all know and love. The Cheshire Cat becomes Cat Daddy and the Queen of Hearts is an evil Drag Queen searching for soul. Alice is redrawn from a curious and imaginative girl who has to make her way through a series of bizarre obstacles, to a woman who has to do the same thing just to be reminded that life is a Wonderland, and singing your blues can sometimes be the very thing that sets you free. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMichael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly shows, running August 17-28. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Laura Osnes and Julia Murney Join Line Up for ONEORLANDO BENEFIT at Joe's PubLaura Osnes and Julia Murney Join Line Up for ONEORLANDO BENEFIT at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

? Liz Byrne ('Baby It's You') and Christopher Rice ('The Book of Mormon', Youtube's #TAPPY) will host a bevy or beloved Broadway performers for a fun-filled cabaret where they reveal the most ridiculous songs from their pasts and rock out to the most embarrassing songs in their iTunes! With lots of laughter and lots of love, these artists come together to raise money for the OneOrlando Fund to provide aid to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning actress Heather Headley was honored by Sardi's with her very own caricature, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage CompanySonnet Repertory Theatre Presents THE OTHER SHORE at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Sonnet Repertory Theatre celebrates classic theatre for a modern planet with a production of a new musical, The Other Shore, directed by Wade McCollum. The Other Shore is being staged at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street, NYC) and performances are Monday, August 15 at 3:00pm and Tuesday, August 16 at 3:00pm. (more...)

BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Takes BROADWAY SESSIONS to Church!BWW TV: THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Takes BROADWAY SESSIONS to Church!
by Ben Cameron - Jun 6, 2016

Cast members from the Tony-nominated revival of The Color Purple made their way to The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday evening for Broadway Sessions. It became clear pretty darn quick that we were no longer in a theater- we were at CHURCH! These cats can sing like nobody's business. And that's just what they did. They SANG!!! Cast members Rema Webb, Antoine L. Smith, J. Daughtry, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Phoenix Best, Akron Watson and Carla R. Stewart were greeted with standing ovation after standing ovation. The cast also shared insights into their audition experiences, told us their favorite 'audience reactions', played a round of 'The Color Purple Pyramid' and joined their voices together for an unforgettable group performance of the show's 11 o'clock number, 'I'm Here.' (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Set For Broadway SessionsTHE COLOR PURPLE Cast Set For Broadway Sessions
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

This Thursday night, June 2nd, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the Tony nominated Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple. Color Purple cast members scheduled to perform include Antoine L. Smith, Rema Webb, Akron Watson, Carla R. Stewart, Phoenix Best, Adrianna Hicks, J. Daughtry, Bre Jackson, D'Wayne Clark and more. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 4-10, Featuring Paulo Szot, Nick Adams, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Adams Hosts Broadway for Africa; Greg Hildreth at 54 Below; 54 Sings Chaka Khan Featuring LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, and More; Paulo Szot at 54 Below; and The Cast of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Sings the Music of Frank Wildhorn. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekPaulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez & More Set for 54 SINGS CHAKA KHAN, 4/4LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez & More Set for 54 SINGS CHAKA KHAN, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

On Monday, April 4, an all-star cast of Broadway stars and musicians will come together at Feinstein's/54 Below to present: 54 Sings Chaka Khan. (more...)

Understudies for FIDDLER, THE COLOR PURPLE, SCHOOL OF ROCK & More Set for Monday's AT THIS PERFORMANCE...Understudies for FIDDLER, THE COLOR PURPLE, SCHOOL OF ROCK & More Set for Monday's AT THIS PERFORMANCE...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to be held on Monday, March 28th, at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. On this evening, a milestone is reached over 800 different performers will have participated in the series to date. (more...)

VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and explained how her Broadway musical inspired her to pursue acting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company GalaPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber(Fiddler on the Roof). Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)

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