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Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home. Her concert, Four Women, celebrated the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday. Check out photos below! (more...)

David Burnham Departs Garner Center's BROADWAY VOICES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

David Burnham, a favorite with the Garner audience, was just cast and will open an exciting show in Vegas. This is an incredible opportunity for Burnham, but prevents him from kicking off the Broadway Voices season in December. (more...)

David Burnham, Capathia Jenkins & Alli Mauzey Set for Broadway Voices 2014-15 at Garner Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The fifth annual Broadway Voices season is bringing a fun-filled season of Broadway stars to Garner Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows at Nederlander Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2014

Just last night, the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES bowed for the last time at the Nederlander Theatre. NEWSIES featured a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES was directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. NEWSIES enjoyed almost two and a half years on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the big night below! (more...)

The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

The sad has finally arrived. After over two years at the Nederlander Theatre, Disney's NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight, August 24. All this week we've been bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. Miss any of our Special Editions? Check out a recap of all the Newsies love by clicking the links below! (more...)

'The World Will Know!' The Original Cast of NEWSIES - Where Are They Now?
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

In honor of the beloved show's final week of performances, BWW is taking a look at where the original NEWSIES principal cast members and creative team have landed after carrying the banner for a final time! (more...)

'Seize the Day!' A Look Back at NEWSIES' Opening Night on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway this coming Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! All this week we're bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. (more...)

NEWSIES to Offer Free Lottery to Final Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award winning 'Critics' Pick,' enters its final week on Broadway today, prior to launching its national tour in October. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces World Premiere of THE 12 as Final Show of Season, 3/27 - 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

New Robert Schenkkan-Neil Berg Musical THE 12 to Premiere in Denver in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the Theatre Company's world premiere of The 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. (more...)

World Premiere of Contemporary Opera White Witch Set for This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

White Witch, a new contemporary American opera, will have its world premiere in October 2014 in New York City. The work, with music by Brian Schober and libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, is a one-act monodrama for voice and percussion (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Performs 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 23, 2014

Broadway star and renowned vocalist Capathia Jenkins gives her all to the powerhouse performance showpiece 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from DREAMGIRLS in a live clip recently captured at a BROADWAY ROCKS show in Connecticut. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/15/14 - Jenkins Back in NEWSIES, LADY DAY & HEDWIG on the Shelves, Menzel Goes MLB and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 15, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Capathia Jenkins returns to NEWSIES as 'Medda', we can add two new Original Cast Recordings to our collection -- LADY DAY and HEDWIG -- and Idina Menzel performs at tonight's MBL All-Star Game! (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Caissie Levy and More Set for 2014 Covenant House SLEEP OUT: BROADWAY EDITION, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Covenant House has announced the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition on Sunday, August 17, 2014, where members of the Broadway community will spend the night sleeping on the streets outside the Covenant House to raise much needed funds for homeless youth. The Executive Committee Members of Covenant House's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition is made up of Stephanie J. Block, Jeff Calhoun, Capathia Jenkins, Denis O'Hare, Tom Schumacher and Keala Settle. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

Original NEWSIES Star Capathia Jenkins Set to Return as 'Medda' on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Newsies, the Tony Award® winning 'Critics' Pick,' just announced that original cast member Capathia Jenkins will return to the show in the role of Medda Larkin. Jenkins, who originated the role on Broadway, begins performances onTuesday, July 15 and will remain with the hit musical through its final performance on August 24. (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White, Amber Iman, and More to Star in NYMF Musical About Harriet Tubman, 7/16 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

A reading of Harriet, a musical based on the life of Harriet Tubman, will be presented on Wednesday, July 16, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, July 20 at 12 p.m. in The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th Avenue & Dyer Avenue). Harriet is an official selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

The Philly POPS Brings Patriotic Music to Wawa Welcome America! Festival on 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

On July 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. in front of Independence Hall, The Philly POPS® is proud to present Conductor Larry Blank, who will be standing in for Peter Nero, with guest soloist Capathia Jenkins to perform a free, patriotic celebration in honor of America's birthday. The concert is part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival -- the nation's largest, free 4th of July festival. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Claybourne Elder, Capathia Jenkins & More to Lead UMC's Reading of PEGGY-ANN, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts with a special presentation of Peggy-Ann, the hit 1926 musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Herbert Fields (Annie Get Your Gun) and a score by the legendary songwriting team of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Pal Joey, On Your Toes). The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Coming to The Triad, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

From Brooklyn to Broadway The 'Just a Piano Concert Series" presents an evening with one of Broadway's most dynamic talents, Capathia Jenkins. (more...)

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