Capathia Jenkins News

Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell to Tribute Fanny Brice at 92Y, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. On May 3, 4, and 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like "Second Hand Rose" and "My Man"-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Laura Bell Bundy, Aaron Tveit & More Join Lineup for New York Pops Gala on 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. (more...)

The MITF Commercial Division Salon Evening a Great Success
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The 15th anniversary season of the Midtown International Theatre Festival continued with the opening of the Commercial Division, Monday, March 31, 2014, at The Barrow Group's TBG Theatre with a get-together featuring excerpts from a repertory of plays and musicals whose production values are designed for Off-Broadway, a regional theatre run ... or better. Each show gave the enthusiastic audience 25 minutes of material starting with a stunning star turn by the talented Capathia Jenkins as Hattie McDaniel in Joan Ross Sorkin's Understanding Mammy. (more...)

New York Pops to Celebrate the Works of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman (more...)

ERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Krajewski, the nationally recognized Pops conductor who performs with orchestras throughout the country, brings back his innovative programming and lighthearted approach with the 2014-2015 concert season of The Philly POPS. Encore Series, Inc, the presenter of The Philly POPS, is pleased to introduce this exciting series of concerts which begins in October, 2014 with the Era of ABBA, followed by Classic Soul. It continues with a salute to the American Songbook Then and Now and a visit to the movies with Epic Hollywood Soundtracks. The season ends with the Legends of Rock. (more...)

Katharine McPhee, Kerry Butler & More Set for New York Pops' Gala Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. (more...)

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Now Available On Blu-ray & DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2014

Spectacular Sandy Hook benefit concert FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray this September and you can now pre-order the star-studded one night only event.Spectacular Sandy Hook benefit concert FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE is now available on DVD and Blu-ray and you can now own the star-studded one night only event yourself. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Christian Borle & More Set for New York Pops' Gala Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of musical honoree Marc Shaiman and musical honoree Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Dear DISASTER!, I Love You
by Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha - Jan 24, 2014

So, my blogs are usually kind of sassy and silly, but I'm about to get real, y'all! If you don't mind, indulge my sentimental side for a moment. Last night, I missed my first performance of Disaster! which was slightly heartbreaking, but it was for a good reason. I was actually swung out of the show which means that our swing goes on for my track and I get to sit in the audience and watch. A few blogs ago, I told you about my role in the show and how I understudy three principles. We have limited time for understudy rehearsals so being swung out is a way for me to watch, learn, and take notes. I came prepared with track sheets for the roles and a list of moments I really needed to focus on. My BroadwayWorld peeps, I had to actively tell myself to do my job! I was having such a great time as an audience member that I had to force myself to pay attention as an actor. (more...)

Faith Prince, Kathleen Marshall, Rob McClure & More Set for 92Y's 2014 Lyrics & Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

92Y announces casting for the 2014 season of Lyrics & Lyricists. Faith Prince, Rob McClure, Christiane Noll and Rachel York are among the performers from the worlds of Broadway, jazz and cabaret presenting a panoramic journey through the American Songbook via Broadway, Hollywood and Second Avenue. L&L's shows this season explore MGM Musicals, tunes that swept away the Great Depression, an insider's look at Rodgers & Hammerstein, iconic funny girl Fanny Brice and the glorious songs salvaged from Flop Shows. The season is curated by series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer and a line-up of guest artistic directors that includes three Tony Award winners-director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall (in her L&L debut); music director Ted Sperling; and lyricist David Zippel- musical theater historian Robert Kimball, and Rodgers & Hammerstein oracle Ted Chapin. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran, Steve Kazee, Billy Porter & More Set for Paul Rudd's 2013 All-Star Bowling Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Paul Rudd's 2nd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit takes place today, Monday, October 21st, 2013 with a 7pm Cocktail Reception, followed by bowling, billiards, an open bar, dinner, and a special performance at Lucky Strike Lanes, 624-660 W. 42nd St. & 12th Ave, NYC. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins & Darius de Haas Join Houston Symphony for Pops Concert, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Tonight, October 4 and October 5 & 6, Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski alongside superstar guest vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas will join the Houston Symphony for an evening of smooth grooves, easy rhythms and timeless top 40 hits. (more...)

MIDORI PLAYS MENDELSSOHN, Mozart and More Set for Houston Symphony, Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

The Houston Symphony's October calendar has something for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Classical music enthusiasts will have an opportunity to come to both Jones Hall and Sugar Land Baptist Church to see the Symphony's Music Director Designate Andres Orozco-Estrada conduct the concert Midori Plays Mendelssohnfeaturing Japanese American violin superstar Midori on October 17-20. Then, on October 24, 26 and 27, the Symphony's newly appointed Principal Oboist Jonathan Fischer will take the solo spotlight in Mozart and Schumann to perform Mozart's tuneful Oboe Concerto. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins & Darius de Haas to Join Houston Symphony for Pops Concert, 10/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

On October 4, 5 and 6, Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski alongside superstar guest vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Darius de Haas will join the Houston Symphony for an evening of smooth grooves, easy rhythms and timeless top 40 hits. Audiences will hear music from the kings and queens of classic soul, including Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, James Brown, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. With songs like 'Natural Woman,' 'You are Everything,' 'Respect,' 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours' and 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine,' Jones Hall is sure to be full of rhythm from this iconic musical era. Showcasing local talent, Houston-based vocalists Kam Franklin, Lisa Harris and Lucas Gorham will perform as back-up singers on many of the evening's hit songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins, N'Kenge and More at POP SHOW's Michael Jackson Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

John Capo's fabulous Pop Show is in the business of celebrating the world's most iconic entertainers, and after the success of odes to Adele, Billy Joel and Elton John, Monday's Broadway at Birdland concert was a tribute to the songs of Michael Jackson. Scroll down for a look at the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins and More at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

You never know who will show up at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland! The award-winning open mic/variety show has been the place for show folk to strut their stuff for the past ten years, with no let-up in sight. Scroll down for a look at this week's star-studded concert! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Capathia Jenkins & More to Perform the Songs of Michael Jackson at THE POP SHOW, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

William Blake (Echoes of Etta, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show), John Duff (Bayside! The Musical!, Rent), Billboard recording artist and three-time Showtime at the Apollo winner Matt Cusson, Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline, or Change, Godspell, The Civil War), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, The Michael Jackson World Tour Tribute), Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (A Time To Kill, Carole, or Change, Radio Golf, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam, Play On!), two-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw(Motown The Musical), A. J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Unlock'd, February House) Rachel Valdati (My Big Gay Italian Wedding) and American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt will sing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog at The Pop Show Presents…Michael Jackson! on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Birdland Jazz Club. (more...)

MIDORI PLAYS MENDELSSOHN, Mozart and More Set for Houston Symphony, Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

The Houston Symphony's October calendar has something for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Classical music enthusiasts will have an opportunity to come to both Jones Hall and Sugar Land Baptist Church to see the Symphony's Music Director Designate Andres Orozco-Estrada conduct the concert Midori Plays Mendelssohnfeaturing Japanese American violin superstar Midori on October 17-20. Then, on October 24, 26 and 27, the Symphony's newly appointed Principal Oboist Jonathan Fischer will take the solo spotlight in Mozart and Schumann to perform Mozart's tuneful Oboe Concerto. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Finneran, Steve Kazee, Billy Porter and More Set for Paul Rudd's 2013 All-Star Bowling Benefit, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Paul Rudd's 2nd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit is set for Monday, October 21st, 2013 with a 7pm Cocktail Reception, followed by bowling, billiards, an open bar, dinner, and a special performance at Lucky Strike Lanes, 624-660 W. 42nd St. & 12th Ave, NYC. Among the Broadway names in attendance are veteran songstress Kristin Chenoweth, ANNIE's Katie Finneran, CINDERELLA's Ann Harada, ONCE's Steve Kazee, FIRST DATE's Zachary Levi, KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter and many more! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins & More Sleep Out for Covenant House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Fifty-three of Broadway's brightest and most compassionate stars spent last night sleeping on the streets outside the Covenant House crisis shelter in Manhattan in solidarity with the 300 homeless young people living inside.The first-ever Covenant House Broadway Sleep Out raised over $136,000 to provide food, clothing, shelter, and hope for homeless youth. (more...)

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