Brenda Braxton News

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2013

With over 100 performances, Donna Moore's Off-Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical, is offering a new block of tickets through June 2, 2013. Directed and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical plays Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM; Today at 2PM. (more...)

Brenda Braxton Will Return to COUGAR THE MUSICAL; COUGAR Extends Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Tony Nominee Ms. Brenda Braxton originated the role of Clarity Jones in Donna Moore's surprise Off-Broadway hit Cougar the Musical and will reprise her role now that her successful tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie has come to an end. Now in its ninth month, Cougar the Musical, continues to offer new blocks of tickets for the summer, now through July 27, 2013. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

This Week in Pictures: April 20-26
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 26, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: The gyspy robe gets passed again, Alan Cumming leads the Scottish play, and PIPPIN comes back to Braodway, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and More Visit Rita Wilson at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

As Rita Wilson continued her week-long engagement at 54 Below, a starry audience came to cheer her on. Attendees included Elvis Costello, Rosie O'Donnell, Julianne Moore, Kristin Chenoweth, Allison Williams, Brian Williams, Jane Stoddard Williams, Kathy Najimy, Natasha Lyonne, Bart Freundlich, Bryan Cranston, Peter Scolari and more. Scroll below for photos of the guests backstage with Wilson! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laurie Veldheer, Brenda Braxton and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This show features Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch More Highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. BroadwayWorld more highlights from the production below! (more...)

Laurie Veldheer Stars in Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Star in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

Rehearsals begin Tuesday for Thoroughly Modern Millie, a co-production that will originate at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., March 5 - 24, and continue at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, April 10 - May 5. (more...)

BWW TV: Beat the Drum! Here Comes THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Paper Mill Playhouse- Watch a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 07, 2013

The cast met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and bring you a special performance preview. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denis Jones, Choreographer of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Shares Impressive Career
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 04, 2013

Denis Jones, the well-known choreographer, shares his thoughts about his career and the production of 'Millie' at Paper Mill Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Apr 04, 2013

The cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out photos from the special performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Apr 04, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. The cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL Opens Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Following development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Regional Premiere at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, the original home of African-American theater in North Texas,beginning Friday, March 29, 2013. Opening Night is Friday, April 5, and the show runs through April 28, 2013. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs tonight, March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Laurie Veldheer, Ashley Kate Adams and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Magic at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by Michelle Petrucci - Mar 10, 2013

Thoroughly Modern Millie, a classic piece of musical theatre in its own right, brings a prohibition-era energy and crispness to the lively set while keeping focus on a simple story of a small-town girl. Whether you go to the theatre for the love of music, dance, story or spectacle, it was all there in perfect harmony on opening night March 7th in Jupiter. (more...)

Jeff Kready and More to to Join Laurie Veldheer in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast for Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brenda Braxton Stars in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE thru 3/24 in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

A co-production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will originate at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., today, March 5 - 24, and continue at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, April 10 - May 5. (more...)

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