Diana Ross News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1944 (71)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Believe! Craig Zadan Shares Several Updates On THE WIZ LIVE!Believe! Craig Zadan Shares Several Updates On THE WIZ LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2015

New information on THE WIZ LIVE! (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Post Pic Of Kenny Leon & Fatima Robinson From THE WIZ LIVE! Dorothy AuditionsCraig Zadan & Neil Meron Post Pic Of Kenny Leon & Fatima Robinson From THE WIZ LIVE! Dorothy Auditions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2015

The men behind the magic audition Dorothys! (more...)

Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30Jimmy James to Play San Diego's Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

On Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage presents Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Visual/Vocal Impersonator Jimmy James in his award-winning show, Hearing is Believing. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.
by Kyle West - Jul 21, 2015

Last week, I had the opportunity of speaking with Jarvis B. Manning Jr., a Texas native from the national tour of MOTOWN The Musical. In addition to speaking about returning to his hometown as a professional performer, Jarvis spoke about the unique experience of touring the country during the Michael Brown trials, and the emotion the cast has felt while performing in different cities. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Electric Motown Music Relived at the Federal by MARK ARTHUR MILLERBWW Reviews: Electric Motown Music Relived at the Federal by MARK ARTHUR MILLER
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2015

On Sunday, July 19 pop/ rock/soul balladeer Mark Arthur Miller brought his uber entertaining show Soul Searching to an SRO crowd at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. The man tells his story about growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 60s via the tunes that shaped him, notably those of Motown and his dad Ron Miller who became one of the few very successful white lyricists/composers at Motown Records. Ron Miller wrote 'Touch Me in the Morning', 'For Once In My Life' and 'If I Could' among many other hits. Mark Arthur Miller's show is not only a reflection of his passion for the unforgettable rhythms of that era but also a loving ode to his father. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN the Musical at Memphis OrpheumBWW Reviews: MOTOWN the Musical at Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - Jul 16, 2015

I grew up on vinyl records, 'hit parades' and transistor radios tuned to the AM dial. I love Motown Music. But I felt skeptical about a breezy staged extravaganza about Berry Gordy's mercurial career. Five minutes into the opening medley, this stunning production won me over. This is NOT your assembly line jukebox musical! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN at Aronoff Center on Sale TomorrowTickets to MOTOWN at Aronoff Center on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Cincinnati, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 10 at 9am.  Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Chicago Sings The Best of Motown, Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. Single tickets are on sale now at citywinery.com or by calling the City Winery Box Office at 312.733.9463. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Holds Open Auditions for West End RunPhoto Flash: MOTOWN Holds Open Auditions for West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February next year, held open casting auditions in London today (7 July 2015).  Almost 200 people attended and auditioned for the opportunity to portray the iconic artists of Motown in the musical. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. (more...)

Diana Ross to Launch New Las Vegas Residency at The Venetian TheatreDiana Ross to Launch New Las Vegas Residency at The Venetian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Back by popular demand, the legendary Diana Ross once again takes the stage and returns to The Venetian Theatre for another residency in November.  The exciting encore performances, by one of the greatest entertainers in the world, were announced today by AEG Live and The Venetian Las Vegas. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastJustin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the eighth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Justin Vivian Bond. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actress/Singer CANDI MILO Slays at the FederalBWW Reviews: Actress/Singer CANDI MILO Slays at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jun 30, 2015

On Sunday June 28, actress/singer Candi Milo brought her one.of.a.kind comedic cabaret to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal and boy, oh boy, is she funny. 'How funny?' you may query. This little lady grew up in a mental institution - well, her father ran one in their home, so she was exposed to craziness at a tender age...and on top of that, she's Italian...and a voice-over artist who does many, many cartoon voices to amazing perfection, starting with Sweetie Pie. She was also a member of 'The Mighty Carson Art Players' on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. What fabulous improvisational training! So it's no surprise that the lady knows how to get a laugh. Humor comes gushing out of her the minute she opens her mouth, and it's never forced. It's all natural and with a multitude of sarcastic asides, it works deliciously on a cabaret stage. (more...)

Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in TorontoReview Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opened on June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Hold Open AuditionsMOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Hold Open Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, will hold open casting auditions next month for the opportunity to portray the iconic artists of Motown in the musical. (more...)

Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29Electric Youth to Play Free Summer Concerts in Norfolk and Franklin, 7/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Following a two-and-a-half week summer concert tour of England and France, Electric Youth (EY) will perform two free outdoor concerts on Thursday, July 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Norfolk Town Hill and on Wednesday, July 29, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common. (more...)

BWW Reviews: High-Energy MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Entertains O.C. with Non-Stop HitsBWW Reviews: High-Energy MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Entertains O.C. with Non-Stop Hits
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 22, 2015

For nearly three vigorous hours, MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL provides one helluva show. More like a CONCERT rather than your typical book musical, this dazzling, high-octane extravaganza of music and dance is a visual and aural feast that gamely crams in more than 60 hits from the groundbreaking record company's discography. The story---penned by Motown founder Berry Gordy himself---may be its lone weak spot, but there's no denying how fun it is to see and hear this impressive cast of quintuple-threats recreate these greatest hits live on stage. The rousingly entertaining, exuberantly-performed stage spectacular continues at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through June 28. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/19; MY FAIR LADY at the Muny, ON YOUR FEET! and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/19; MY FAIR LADY at the Muny, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, Italy, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include FAME at Maine State Music Theatre, a 'risky' FUNNY GIRL in Italy, and full coverage of Gloria Estafan's Broadway-bound ON YOUR FEET!, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Playwright Rory Sheriff, 'Be A Lion'BWW Interview: Playwright Rory Sheriff, 'Be A Lion'
by Vickie Evans - Jun 17, 2015

Playwright Rory Sheriff penned the stage play, 'Be A Lion', a delightful spinoff to the Broadway musical and film, 'The Wiz', an adaptation of the television classic, 'The Wizard of Oz'. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Coming to The Orpheum, 7/14-19MOTOWN National Tour Coming to The Orpheum, 7/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and The Orpheum Theatre, are proud to announce that performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin July 14, 2015.  Tickets are on sale and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at The Orpheum Theatre, July 14 - 19, 2015.  Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 901.529.4226.      (more...)

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