Eric LaJuan Summers News

Cutting Edge Composers Concert, The Skivvies, Sondheim Unplugged & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Susan Blackwell Set to Host Cutting-Edge Composers Concert at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Title of Show's Susan Blackwell will host Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm! She will be joined by Broadway performers Ben Platt (Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal) and many more as they present material from new musicals by up-and-coming composers. Tickets are available at http://54below.com/artist/cutting-edge-composers. (more...)

Nic Rouleau & Donna Vivino Join Julia Murney, Nick Blaemire & More in CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS Concert at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Nic Rouleau, currently starring in The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and Donna Vivino, who played Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, will sing songs from brand new musicals in the Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below on 2/17 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Julia Murney, Van Hughes & More Set for Cutting-Edge Composers at 54 Below, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

On February 17th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their fifth concert at 54 Below! Committed to showcasing up-and-coming musical theatre writers by providing them with concert venues, Broadway performers and musicians, Cutting-Edge Composers has an exclusive video spotlight on Broadwayworld.com. The concert, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, with Musical Direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala, will feature songs from new musicals in the works. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as 'Diana Ross' on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL just announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish, Leap of Faith) will assume the role of “Diana Ross” beginning Thursday, January 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 17, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat just premiered a special concert version of the show at Joe's Publast night, December 16th. The performers included Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown: The Musical) as well as Lena Hall (Kinky Boots) and Felicia Finley(Mama Mia, The Wedding Singer). Other performers include Ken Robinson (Memphis), Julius Thomas III (Motown: The Musical) Chad Carstarphen (In the Heights), Benjamin Mapp, Jimmy Lambert, Roger DeWitt, Eddie Varley andNikki Kimbrough (A Night with Janis Joplin). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Tituss Burgess to Appear as BASQUIAT Concert at Joe's Pub, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat will be premiering a special concert version of the show at Joe's Pub, December 16th and 7:30pm (more...)

Brenda Braxton's Salon Named Official Barber of Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Tony Award nominated Broadway veteran Brenda Braxton's (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Chicago) gentlemen's grooming company BBRAXTON has been named the official barber for Broadway's smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Cast of MOTOWN Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, October 24th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Motown The Musical and more. (more...)

Cast of MOTOWN Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, October 24th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Motown The Musical and more. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Aug 18, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 18, 2013 - Sunday, August 18, 2013. (more...)

BWW TV: The Infectious Music of MOTOWN Takes Over Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Motown (Brandon Victor Dixon, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston Dugger III, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan Jackson, Darius Kaleb, Krisha Marcano, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, Rickey Tripp), performing 'Stop In the Name of Love,' 'Can I Just Close the Door on Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Jackson 5 Medley,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing in the Streets.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ONCE, MOTOWN, MAMMA MIA! & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 18, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Mamma Mia! (Deanna Aguinaga, Natalie Bradshaw, Allyson Carr, Felicity Claire, Daniel Cooney, Stacia Fernandez, Felicia Finley, AJ Fisher, Jon Erik Goldberg, Thomasina Gross, Albert Guerzon, John Hemphill, Judy McLane, Corrine Melancon, Christopher Hudson Myers, Jennifer Noth, Jacob Pinion, Elena Ricardo, Gerard Salvador, Lauren Sambataro, Laurie Veldheer, Traci Victoria, Victor Wallace), FOREVER TANGO (Sebastian Ripoll, Maria Bojanich, Hernan Lazart, Florencia Blanco, Zumo Leguizamon and Belen Bartolome), MOTOWN ((Brandon Victor Dixon, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston Dugger III, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan Jackson, Darius Kaleb, Krisha Marcano, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, Rickey Tripp), and ONCE (Arthur Darvill and Joanna Christie).Check out photos below! (more...)

Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Felicia Boswell has stepped into the role of 'Diana Ross' in Broadway's MOTOWN, while Tony nominee Valisia LeKae is on vacation. Boswell first began performances earlier this week on August 13, and will remain through September 23 when LeKae returns to the Lunt-Fontanne. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: An Extended Look Inside BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA- Jerry Mitchell, Adam Lambert, Andy Cohen & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 27, 2013

BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA, a randy road trip of modern-day burlesque featuring 220 of New York's sexiest dancers, raised an all-time record high for the fourth year in a row on Sunday, hitting $1,430,241 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an extend look at what went on inside this year's event! (more...)

BROADWAY BARES 23 Raises Record-Breaking $1.4 Million!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA, a randy road trip of modern-day burlesque featuring 220 of New York's sexiest dancers, raised an all-time record high for the fourth year in a row on Sunday, hitting $1,430,241 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: More More More! Backstage at BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA - Part 2
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 24, 2013

We've got TONS more photos and coverage coming throughout the day. Below, check out PART TWO of our sexy backstage photo gallery. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sexy Alert! Backstage at BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA - Part 1
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 24, 2013

We've got TONS more photos and coverage coming throughout the day. Below, check out PART ONE of our sexy backstage photo gallery. (more...)

Eric LaJuan Summers and Felicia Finley Star in BASQUIAT THE MUSICAL Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical based on the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean-Michel Basquiat will get a private reading today, June 24th. (more...)

Tony Winners Judith Light, Billy Porter & Alan Cumming to Appear at BROADWAY BARES this Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

This year's BROADWAY BARES will feature special appearances by 2013 Tony Award winners Judith Light (The Assembled Parties) and Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony and Olivier Award winner Alan Cumming (Macbeth), and musical performers The Skivvies (Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina). Bravo TV host and executive Andy Cohen will announce the winners of this year's Strip-a-thon online fundraiser at the midnight performance. (more...)

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