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Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR MEPalace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins RehearsalsBroadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR MESaul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS' Killian Donnelly to Join Beverley Knight in MEMPHIS in the West EndTHE COMMITMENTS' Killian Donnelly to Join Beverley Knight in MEMPHIS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Killian Donnelly will be joining Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) in MEMPHIS when it opens in the West End this fall. Donnelly is currently starring in The Commitments at the Palace Theatre through September 14. MEMPHIS begins previews October 9 at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, with an opening slated for October 23. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 4/7 for Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR METickets Go on Sale 4/7 for Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 7 at 10am for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

CBS News' FACE THE NATIONS is #1 in Viewers and Adults 25-54CBS News' FACE THE NATIONS is #1 in Viewers and Adults 25-54
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

CBS News' FACE THE NATION posted a 2.6/07 with 3.94m viewers and 1.0/05 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news (more...)

Beverley Knight to Star in West End's MEMPHISBeverley Knight to Star in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The producers of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS are delighted to officially announce that multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight will star as club singer 'Felicia' when the show comes to London's West End this autumn. MEMPHIS, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical has Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Plays Saenger Theatre, Now thru 3/16MEMPHIS National Tour Plays Saenger Theatre, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Saenger Theatre today, March 11 - 16, for a limited engagement! (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Close at the Royal George, March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Producers announced today that the hit off-Broadway comedy, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, which has entertained Chicago audiences for more than five months, will close at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Sunday evening, March 2, at 5pm. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Opens 2/25 at Broward Center For The Performing ArtsMEMPHIS National Tour Opens 2/25 at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at Broward Center For The Performing Arts February 25th for a limited two week engagement! (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour to Play Saenger Theatre, 3/11-16MEMPHIS National Tour to Play Saenger Theatre, 3/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Single tickets start at $26 and will go on sale, Friday, Jan 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and are available by calling (504) 287-0372. (more...)

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Set to Open at Palace Theatre on 6/19; Kenny Leon to DirectTupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Set to Open at Palace Theatre on 6/19; Kenny Leon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, written by Todd Kreidler, directed by Kenny Leon, will begin performances on May 26, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Best of 2013: Chicago's Ten Best!Best of 2013: Chicago's Ten Best!
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 30, 2013

Elee Schrock and Paul W. Thompson pick the ten best theater productions in Chicago for 2013. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Dale Calandra Leads!BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Dale Calandra Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Dale Calandra Leads!BroadwayWorld Chicago Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Dale Calandra Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Chicago Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - Hans Fleischmann Ahead!Chicago Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - Hans Fleischmann Ahead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS Is An Electric, Rousing Must-SeeBWW Reviews: MEMPHIS Is An Electric, Rousing Must-See
by Jeff Davis - Dec 11, 2013

Original musicals are tough to come by nowadays. For every mammoth hit like Wicked or Book of Mormon, there's a short-lived flop like First Date or Glory Days. And then there are shows like Memphis that wind up somewhere in the middle. The show picked up 4 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, and had a nearly three year run on Broadway. That's not bad, but judging by the current national tour currently playing Bass Concert Hall, Memphis deserved much better. With an exhilarating blues and rock score, breathtaking choreography, and more than a few astounding performers, Memphis is a massive crowd-pleaser. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 12/6 - Rob Scharlow Big Lead!BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 12/6 - Rob Scharlow Big Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/29 - Andre De Shields in Lead!Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/29 - Andre De Shields in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?Tony-Winning MEMPHIS Headed to West End in 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

When the Tony-winning MEMPHIS closed on Broadway in 2012, producers announced that a West End production was coming soon. According to the UK Daily Mail, soon could be in 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End, following a scheduled run of THE PAJAMA GAME. (more...)

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