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Uzo Aduba, Christopher Jackson and Auli'i Cravalho to Headline Opening Act's A NIGHT OF YES! BenefitUzo Aduba, Christopher Jackson and Auli'i Cravalho to Headline Opening Act's A NIGHT OF YES! Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Opening Act, which for more than a decade has provided free after-school theater programming to New York City's most under-served public high schools, announced today that Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), and Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) will headline a night of performance and song for Opening Act's 11th Annual Benefit Play Reading at New World Stages on April 25th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Eliza Dushku Joins CBS's Hit Legal Series BULL, Beginning This MayEliza Dushku Joins CBS's Hit Legal Series BULL, Beginning This May
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Eliza Dushku joins the #1 new series BULL beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor AwardChita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 - 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's "Woman of Valor Award." The program, entitled From This Movement On will also include a world premiere choreographed by Jordan, as well pieces from the company's repertory. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York PopsJessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24 (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

First Listen: Billy Porter Duets with India.Arie on New Richard Rodgers AlbumFirst Listen: Billy Porter Duets with India.Arie on New Richard Rodgers Album
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

Billy Porter has released the track 'Carefully Taught' off of his album Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers. This song is a duet between Porter and India.Arie. Listen to the full track below. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny LeonChristopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS AlbumBilly Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Disney's Most Unusual BalladLin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Disney's Most Unusual Ballad
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In musical theater, it's called the "I Want" song. Typically a ballad found within a musical's first few scenes, the tune is an opportunity for composers to put into words the leading character's desires and motivations so that the audience can have a clear sense of where the story is going. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 20, 2017

Just yesterday, host Michael Urie was joined by Emmy® Award winners Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston and Margo Martingale, Tony® winner Jayne Houdyshell, and many more at the NYC Artios Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Says Goodbye to Obama with 'One Last Time' White House PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Says Goodbye to Obama with 'One Last Time' White House Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

Last night, the nation took the first steps in acknowledging the departure of President Barack Obama. As the current Commander in Chief took to the stage to deliver his farewell address, Twitter exploded with messages of admiration, sorrow, and solidarity for the man and his administration. BroadwayWorld collected the Broadway community's response HERE, and today Hamilton posted throwback footage of their 'One Last Time' performance at the White House as their own farewell. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON & More on 'Live'VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christopher Jackson stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss his new CBS drama series BULL and explains what first inspired him to move to New York to pursue a career in theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/7/2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/7/2017. (more...)

DVR Alert: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Stop by Live with Kelly This WeekDVR Alert: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Stop by Live with Kelly This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Tony Award-nominee for 'Hamilton', Christopher Jackson, will be swinging by Live with Kelly, Monday, January 9th to discuss his role on the CBS television drama, 'Bull.'  (more...)

James Corden, Billy Eichner, and More Mourn George MichaelJames Corden, Billy Eichner, and More Mourn George Michael
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

Pop icon and LGBT activist George Michael passed away over the weekend at the age of 53, and fans and friend have begun to share memories of the beloved singer-songwriter in tribute to his memory and the legacy that he leaves behind. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Baseball Legend Derek Jeter visits HAMILTONPhoto Coverage: Baseball Legend Derek Jeter visits HAMILTON
by Walter McBride - Dec 24, 2016

Baseball legend Derek Jeter visited Hamilton yesterday, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture photos of the athlete meeting Hamilton creator of both the musical and the title role, Lin-Manuel Miranda; original cast members Christopher Jackson and Thayne Jasperson; current Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, and Cate Blanchett Judge HAMILTON Door Decorating Competition 2016Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, and Cate Blanchett Judge HAMILTON Door Decorating Competition 2016
by Walter McBride - Dec 24, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by Hamilton yesterday with pals Josh Groban and Cate Blanchett to judge the all-important holiday door-decorating contest, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the highlights.  (more...)

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