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Casting Announced For Signature Theatre's Production of  THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLDCasting Announced For Signature Theatre's Production of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winnerSuzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Parks is Signature's current Residency One playwright; her plays Venus, directed by Lear deBessonet, and The Red Letter Plays: In the Bloodand Fucking A, directed by Jo Bonney, will be presented in 2017. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cynthia Erivo, Christopher Jackson, & More Circle Up for JusticeSTAGE TUBE: Cynthia Erivo, Christopher Jackson, & More Circle Up for Justice
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

This week, 'Hamilton' actor, Daniel J. Watts, 'Shuffle Along' Tony- nominee, Brandon Victor Dixon, and 'Motown' actor, Warren Adams, partnered up to organize 'Broadway Circle Up- This Is How We Shoot Back' a video project that saw more than 100 members of the Broadway community meeting under the lights of the Minskoff Theatre to raise their voices in protest of the continuous cycle of prejudice and violence toward black citizens. (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With LoveBWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 26, 2016

The poet/performer/activist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTERAudra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The event will take place August 1st at Columbia University's Lerner Hall. The event The show will begin at 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio ShowLillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOADNathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download welcomes Nathan Lee Graham; the ubiquitous, unique, singular, multi-talented star of stage, screen, and film. (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE W to Launch in Times Square This Weekend with Brandon Victor Dixon and MoreBROADWAY AT THE W to Launch in Times Square This Weekend with Brandon Victor Dixon and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

On July 10, Broadway Beyond Productions, the producers who brought you BROADWAY AT THE W, will debut a new series in New York at the W in Times Square. (more...)

Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Nearly 20 years ago Broadway fell in love with the spellbinding Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley as Daisy and Violet Hilton; conjoined twins and unlikely starlets in the moody and romantic original 1997 production of SIDE SHOW by Bill Russell and Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger, directed by Robert Longbottom.  Skinner and Ripley have enjoyed Broadway success and acclaim, each in their own right, as well as thriving concert and recording careers. The ladies will talk work, play, friendship, family and the phenomenon that led to their remarkable joint Tony Nomination. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK SPECTACULAR Starring the RockettesBWW Review: NEW YORK SPECTACULAR Starring the Rockettes
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2016

The Radio City Rockettes star in the new summer show at the Radio City Music Hall, 'New York Spectacular,' but don't expect the traditional razor precision ensemble work that you may be accustomed to seeing. This new show has the personalized stamp of popular So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Mia Michaels, who is also credited as the director. Fans of Michaels' signature contemporary dance style will find a lot to like in this production: from the Rockettes gesticulating and grooving to her edgy vibe, to the wildly talented male ensemble that turn, jump, and twitch out to her stylized dance vocabulary. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 6/29Capathia Jenkins Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Capathia Jenkins is a Brooklyn-born actress who most recently starred as 'Medda' in the hit Disney production of Newsies' on Broadway. She made her debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of 'Turn Back, O Man'. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of 'The Washing Machine' in Caroline, Or Change and 'Frieda May' in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang 'Stop the Show' and brought the house down every night. (more...)

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kathy Brier Set for Broadway Download on 6/22Sheryl Lee Ralph and Kathy Brier Set for Broadway Download on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The original 'Dream' Sheryl Lee Ralph and Hairspray's Kathy Brier are the guests for this week's TRENT ARMAND KENDALL Broadway Download, a new entertainment based digital radio show co-hosted by Richard E. Waits, every Wednesday, 5:00-5:55 PM. www.cityworldradio.com (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This MonthBROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On June 24, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W triumphantly returns to The Loft stage at W Hollywood. The 2015 debut BROADWAY AT THE W show was a sold-out success with a line of ticket holders stretching down Hollywood Blvd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It Must Be Nice... The HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 11 Tony Wins!Photo Coverage: It Must Be Nice... The HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 11 Tony Wins!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 13, 2016

Could there have been a happier bunch last night than the cast and creative team of HAMILTON? The show took home a whopping eleven Tony Awards, giving the company plenty to celebrate after the festivities concluded at the Beacon Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show's after party and you can check out some photos from the special night below! (more...)

HAMILTON Cast Members to Guest on New Season of Bravo's ODD MOM OUTHAMILTON Cast Members to Guest on New Season of Bravo's ODD MOM OUT
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

This season features an episode guest starring several cast members from the Broadway phenomenon HAMILTON including Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Sydney James Harcourt, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Daniel J. Watts, and Austin Smith. (more...)

MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A private industry reading of Whorl Inside A Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott will be held on April 29, it was announced today. MAD MEN's Emmy-nominated star Christina Hendricks will lead the reading, which is being presented in advance of an anticipated Broadway run, according to producers. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Hamilton to Hannibal on VINYL, Daniel J Watts is Non-StopBWW Interview: From Hamilton to Hannibal on VINYL, Daniel J Watts is Non-Stop
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 14, 2016

After making his rounds in NY's Broadway Scene, Daniel J. Watts has stormed onto VINYL as the incomparable funk singer, Hannibal. I had the chance to speak to him last week. Pardon me, while I swoon. (more...)

Scoop: VINYL - March Episodes on HBOScoop: VINYL - March Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - Mar 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on VINYL - March Episodes, airing on HBO (more...)

Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Bring Spoken Word to Webster Hall This FebDaniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Bring Spoken Word to Webster Hall This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, WattsWords Productions presents Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: Spoken Word Preserves. Fresh off the heels of a sold out performance in November, Daniel J. Watts (HAMILTON, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, HBO's VINYL) will remount his original JAM for one night only at The Studio at Webster Hall, Monday, February 15th at 8pm (7:30pm doors). (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve BlowoutPhoto Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve Blowout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

On Thursday, Dec 31, 2015, hundreds gathered for an uptown New Year's event for the ages -- An 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve blowout. The star-studded soiree was hosted by nationally recognized motivational speaker and engagement expert Shaun Derik and TV/film actor and Broadway performer Ephraim Sykes (Vinyl, Leave It On the Floor, Hamilton). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

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