Charl Brown News

Slacker Counts Down the 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time With the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

“The 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time is another example of the compelling, handcrafted experiences at the heart of Slacker Radio. This kind of storytelling just isn't possible with an algorithm alone,” said Jack Isquith, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Content Programming. “By teaming up with the cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, we're proud to be able to deliver a fresh spin on this incredible music that you won't hear anywhere else.” (more...)

BROADWAY'S CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOL. 15 in Theaters This Weekend - Faith Prince, Billy Porter, Krysta Rodriguez and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

The 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15 is available in theaters starting this weekend! Lovers of Broadway talent can do some early holiday shopping as well as support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) through the purchase of this 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music from the current 2013 Broadway line-up. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is taking pre-orders now for Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15, and will be mailing the CDs out beginning November 1st. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Brandon Victor Dixon and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2013

Motown'Fox & Friends' television host Anna Kooiman went backstage on Broadway at the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Tony Award nominated stars Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown and Bryan Terrell Clark, Raymond Luke Jr. and Darius Kaleb for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that aired this morning on the nationally syndicated morning show. Watch the segment below! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Appear Tomorrow on FOX & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Tune in to the Fox News Channel tomorrow morning to go behind the scenes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with 'Fox & Friends' host Anna Kooiman and stars of the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL including Tony Award nominees Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown and Bryan Terrell Clark, Raymond Luke Jr. and Darius Kaleb. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NY1 Goes Inside MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Open Call Audition
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL hosted a nationwide open call casting search inside the historic Lunt Fontanne Theatre for African American singers for both the flagship Broadway production and the upcoming national tour. NY1 anchor Cheryl Wills was on hand to capture the excitement as hopefuls lined up around the block to audition for the smash hit musical. In the segment below, Wills speaks with MOTOWN's own Broadway star Tony Award nominee Charl Brown, casting director Bernie Telsey, several auditionees, and even does a little singing of her own! Check out the segment below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Launches Casting Search at Lunt Fontanne Theatre!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 13, 2013

Earlier today, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL hosted "Makin' It Motown"- a nationwide open call casting search for African American singers for both the flagship Broadway production and the upcoming national tour, at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, home of the smash hit musical. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Valisia LeKae, Brandon Victor Dixon and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL was recently featured on "Culture List," the nationally syndicated weekly entertainment magazine show airing on BET's Centric TV. Host Erik Parker spent some time backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with stars Valisia LeKae, Brandon Victor Dixon and Charl Brown to get the inside scoop on performing for the real Diana Ross, collaborating on a new musical, and portraying the musical legends of MOTOWN on Broadway. Watch the segment below! (more...)

Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Felicia Boswell has stepped into the role of 'Diana Ross' in Broadway's MOTOWN, while Tony nominee Valisia LeKae is on vacation. Boswell first began performances earlier this week on August 13, and will remain through September 23 when LeKae returns to the Lunt-Fontanne. (more...)

MOTOWN Sings National Anthem At Yankees Game Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2013

The astoundingly talented company of performers from MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will convene to sing the national anthem at the Yankees versus Angels game tonight at Yankee Stadium. (more...)

Charl Brown, Jenn Colella, & More Join Ariana DeBose in ...THEY SAY I'M DIFFERENT at Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Broadway star Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On) makes her solo concert debut with '...they say I'm different' at Joe's Pub tonight, August 12th. (more...)

MOTOWN's Ariana DeBose to Play Solo Show at Joe's Pub, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

Broadway star Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On) will make her solo concert debut with '...they say I'm different' at Joe's Pub today, August 12th. Directed by Max Friedman, the 9:30pm concert will feature an eclectic mix of material, ranging from funk rock classics to new work from up-and-coming musical theater writers. (more...)

Charl Brown, Jenn Colella, & More to Join Ariana DeBose in ...THEY SAY I'M DIFFERENT at Joe's Pub, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

Broadway star Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On) will make her solo concert debut with '...they say I'm different' at Joe's Pub on Monday, August 12th. Directed by Max Friedman, the 9:30pm concert will feature an eclectic mix of material, ranging from funk rock classics to new work from up-and-coming musical theater writers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM with Rory O'Malley, Krysta Rodriguez, Kate Baldwin & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2013

'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,' the annual benefit concert of the New York Civil Liberties Union (the state affiliate of the ACLU), was presented last night, Monday, July 22 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage from the concert below! (more...)

Rodriguez, Rapp & More Set for NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,' the annual benefit concert of the New York Civil Liberties Union (the state affiliate of the ACLU), will be presented tonights, July 22 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, New York City. (more...)

Charl Brown, Andrew Lippa & Laren Molina Join NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Newly announced for the evening are Charl Brown (Tony nomination, Motown The Musical); Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd); and Andrew Lippa, Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and librettist of The Addams Family, The Wild Party, and Big Fish, opening on Broadway in October. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez & Tony Kushner Join NYCLU's BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Additional performers have been announced for 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,' the annual benefit concert of the New York Civil Liberties Union (the state affiliate of the ACLU), which will be presented Monday, July 22 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, New York City . (more...)

Photo Coverage: FOREVER TANGO's Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2013

DANCING WITH THE STARS duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy star in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO, which opened last night, July 14, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). Forever Tango, the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon began preview performances last week, and is slated to run through Sunday, August 11. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BARKS 15 - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2013

Yesterday was the 15th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Check out Part Two of our backstage photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Shows Some Puppy Love! Backstage at BROADWAY BARKS 15 - Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2013

Yesterday was the 15th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Check out Part One of our backstage photo coverage below. (more...)

Woof! BROADWAY BARKS! Takes Place Today, Starting at 3:30pm in Shubert Alley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters will host the 15th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, sponsored by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and additional sponsorship by the New York Times, BARKS will take place on Saturday, July 13 in Shubert Alley, the heart of the Broadway Theater District (located between 44th and 45thStreets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues). The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m.; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. This year, BARKS will open the show with a performance from the Jersey Boysfollowed by the Broadway debut of many adoptable animals presented by many stars from this season's 'hottest' shows. In addition, Peters will be in Shubert Alley with famed illustrator/ author, Hilary Knight, the designer of this year's BARKS poster and Playbill cover. The signing is from 12 noon - 2:00p.m. All proceeds benefit Broadway Barks! (more...)

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