Diana Ross News

Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1944 (70)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

Electric Youth to Give Free Concerts in Franklin and Norfolk, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO 2-CD Set Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 19, 2014

A new collection of songs tributing iconic Four Seasons songwriter Bob Gaudio titled AUDIO WITH A G: SOUNDS OF A JERSEY BOY, THE MUSIC OF BOB GAUDIO is now available to order. (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Ken Page & More Set for 54 SINGS THE WIZ on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz, with '54 Below Sings The Wiz,' part of the '54 Sings Series.' '54 Below Sings The Wiz' will play two performances only: Sunday, August 10 at 7PM and 9:30PM. To make a reservation, visit www.54below.com. Cover starts at $50. $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

THE MEETING to Return to Los Angeles at The Bootleg Theater, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to THE BOOTLEG THEATER on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 PM. After extended runs at 54 Below and Joe's Pub in New York, the show recently made its Los Angeles debut and is back for two more performances. The show will feature special guests to be announced. (more...)

Linda Miller to Bring THE LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC to Stage 72, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Legendary Ladies of Music Starring Linda Miller Sunday, July 13 @ 3pm Stage 72 @ The Triad 158 W. 72nd Street, 2nd Floor bet. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. Tickets:Available at Door $20, plus 2 Drink Min.(Cash Only) Reservations and to Purchase: 800-838-3006 www.brownpapertickets.com Trains: 1,2,3,B,C to 72nd St. www.stage72.com www.legendaryladiesofmusic.com. (more...)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RICK JAMES Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

In his own words, the late hit-making funk rocker reveals all in an honest chronicle of his life of sex, drugs, and masterful music (more...)

Cirque Eloize Extends 'iD' at the Teatro at Montecasino Through Sept 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

For 20 years now, Cirque Eloize has been taking the public and critics by storm in more than 440 cities around the world. Cirque Eloize's dazzling and energetic show entitled "iD" comes to South Africa for the very first time at the Teatro at Montecasino opening on Tuesday, 19 August. Showtime Management, SA promoters of this unique visual spectacular that combines contemporary circus arts and urban dance announced the show is extending by a week to accommodate public demand. "iD" must close on 14 September. With a limited season of only four weeks, patrons are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Hits Shea's Stage, 1/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

It began as one man's story…became everyone's music…and is now Broadway's musical! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Shea's Performing Arts Center January 20-25, 2015 as part of the M&T Bank Broadway Series presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

BWW Interviews: It's LESLIE UGGAMS Turn as Momma Rose in GYPSY
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 30, 2014

If anyone was destined for a career in the arts, it was Leslie Uggams. With a father who was a singer and a mother who was a dancer, it was appropriate that Leslie would be a professional by the age of six. She attended school with the composer, Marvin Hamlish and the son of Gypsy Rose Lee and Otto Preminger, Erik Lee Preminger. Ms. Uggams has worked with everyone from Ethel Waters to Kermit the frog. Yet, it is her latest venture that proves there are still many barriers to break for African Americans in the industry. (more...)

The Ensemblist Releases Audio from 1st Anniversary Birdland Show with Ariana Debose, Alysha Umphress & Daniel Watts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

On June 16, The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, celebrated its first anniversary with a live show at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club. The audio from the first half of the live show is now available free to download at theensemblist.com, as well as on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Kick Off $30 Ticket Lottery Tomorrow, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Beginning today, July 1st, a select number of $30 tickets will be sold through the MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ticket lottery for each performance. Beginning two-and-a-half hours before the performance, theatregoers are invited to enter the lottery at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and winners will be drawn two hours before each performance. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Cash only. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Celebrates 500th Performance at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Jun 27, 2014

Broadway's smash hit Motown the Musical just marked the production's 500th performance on Broadway last night, June 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, opened on Broadway on April 14th, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre On Sale 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, October 21 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anika Noni Rose & Andy Karl Honored at Inside Broadway Beacon Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 24, 2014

Last night at the JW Marriot Essex House, Inside Broadway held it's annual Broadway Beacon Awards benefit. This year the honorees included Neil Mazzella, the Chairman of Hudson Scenic Studio, Stephen Batta, General Manager of the JW Marriott Essex House, Tony Award nominated actress of A Raisin In The Sun, Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award nominated actor Andy Karl from ROCKY and the Tony Award show All The Way. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway, Thursday 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Broadway's smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is thrilled to mark the production's 500th performance on Broadway on Thursday, June 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2014 Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the enduring vitality of Shakespeare on Monday, June 16 with GALA 2014 at its home on Navy Pier, raising nearly $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefitting CST's civic engagement and education initiatives, including the citywide summer tradition Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and Team Shakespeare education programs. The evening culminated in the presentation of the fourth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, The Boeing Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith and his wife Denise, and Artistic Honoree, Chicago theater legend Mike Nussbaum. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and THE LAST SHIP Offer 1776 Half-Price Tickets, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and THE LAST SHIP will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program beginning Monday, June 23. Tickets will be available to select performances July 1-10, 2014, for purchase only through Hot Tix booth locations (72 E. Randolph St., 108 N State St., or 163 E. Pearson St.) or at www.HotTix.org while supplies last. Broadway In Chicago has developed this offer in conjunction with the League of Chicago Theatres which provides services and support to over 200 Chicagoland theaters. (more...)

The Wiggles Ready, Steady, Wiggle' North American Tour to Hit MA This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The all-new live show THE WIGGLES "READY, STEADY, WIGGLE" will come to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester for one performance on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:30PM (more...)

Comedian Kevin James Live on Stage at The Hanover Theatre This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

KEVIN JAMES producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul 'Blart: Mall Cop' (2009) and 'Zookeeper' (2011) will bring his hilarious stand-up comedy to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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