Ethel Waters News

Date Of Birth:
October 31, 1900
Date Of Death:
September 01, 1977 (76)
Birth Place:
Chester, PA, USA
Gender:
Female
The Adobe Theater to Present Drama MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, 10/24-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

James Cady has directed stunning productions of plays by Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, and most recently his own vision of 'Hamlet'. His next project at The ADOBE Theater is Carson McCullers' drama, 'The Member of the Wedding' (which she adapted from her novella published in 1946), which opens October 24th. (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (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...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY: THE MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN Presents Songs of a Forgotten Man
by Barry Lenny - Jun 23, 2014

Johanna Allen makes another very welcome trip home to Adelaide to present the marvellous music of Harold Arlen, and her many fans were out in force to see her latest cabaret show, (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA to Offer Talkbacks at 13th Street Rep, Now thru 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer audience talkbacks after the following performances of Chip Deffaa's new musical play 'Irving Berlin's America': Sunday, June 22nd at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 26th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 29th at 8 p.m.; Monday, June 30th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 6th at 8 p.m.; and Thursday, July 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein, Ann Callaway, and More Join Vince Giordano at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 13, 2014

On June 11, Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Kevin Mahogany, and Charenee Wade joined Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Lincoln Center. Together, they explored the music of Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Sophie Tucker, Fats Waller, Ethel Waters, and Lee Wiley. BroadwayWorld was there for the evening- check below for photos! (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Vince Giordano's Performance Schedule for June-July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Below, find the performance schedule for Vince Giordano, Grammy Award Winner, and the Nighthawks. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Lead GYPSY as 'Mama Rose' at Connecticut Rep, 7/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Official: Leslie Uggams to Star as 'Mama Rose' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal has announced that Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable onstage July 10-20. GYPSY, is the third show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes A CHORUS LINE (June 5-14) and THE SUNSHINE BOYS (June 19-29) starring Jerry Adler and Richard Kline. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Runs Now thru 3/30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will perform today, March 25-30, 2014 at the Ordway. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Performs Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series. Making her debut at the Bucks County Playhouse is Tony and Emmy Award-winning Leslie Uggams, whose career has spanned Broadway, Hollywood and concert stages around the world. In AN EVENING WITH Leslie Uggams directed by Michael Bush, Leslie will perform a variety of her classic, signature songs all in one evening audiences won't forget. One performance only: tonight, February 22nd at 8pm. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour to Run 3/25-30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Based on DuBose Heyward's novel 'Porgy' and the play of the same name, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23-piece orchestra, including such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty of Nothing.' (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Perform at Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Benefit Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Tony Plana & Ada Maris to Perform Music of Paul Cozby at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

Award-winning Broadway, film and TV actor Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and actor-singer-comedian Ada Maris are among singers slated to perform the songs of writer/composer Paul Cozby Monday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Lone Star Theatre Co. presents the evening in its "Texas Music/New York Stages" series-Only Humans Like My Music-The Songs of Paul Cozby. (more...)

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