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Date Of Birth:
October 31, 1900
Date Of Death:
September 01, 1977 (76)
Birth Place:
Chester, PA, USA
Gender: Female
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Ethel Waters News

Date of Birth: October 31, 1900
Date of Death: September 01, 1977 (76)
Birth Place: Chester, PA, USA
Gender: Female
Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1Alliance Theatre Extends ETHEL Through May 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Alliance Theatre has announced its a final extension of the smash hit, ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star ETHEL Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre. The show was scheduled to close on April 17, and had already extended once to April 24. This is a final extension and the show MUST CLOSE on May 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Terry Burrell's ETHEL at Alliance TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Terry Burrell's ETHEL at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Alliance Theatre's production of ETHEL, written by and starring accomplished Atlanta performer Terry Burrell. ETHEL is a glimpse into the magnificent and very complicated life of the legendary stage and film star Ethel Waters. ETHEL will close the Alliance's Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre, running March 25 through April 17, 2016. Opening night is Wednesday, March 30, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKYBWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

The 1940 musical will most likely never be fully revived, but the Encores! concert mounting features a wonderful cast and sweet Vernon Duke music. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, now through February 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Choreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKYChoreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The Encores! production will replicate the style of the era, rather than the style as represented by the white-controlled entertainment of the era. (more...)

VIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On RacismVIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On Racism
by Michael Dale - Jan 18, 2016

Five moments when Broadway songwriters risked shocking and angering patrons with discomforting truths. (more...)

Paula West Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Four-Week Engagement in 2016Paula West Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Four-Week Engagement in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

After a sold-out engagement last February, renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist, Paula West, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - February 11 - March 6, 2016.  Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs by Bob Dylan, Glen Campbell, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Waters, and more!  Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages.  Tickets for Paula West range in price from $40-$60 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.  (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKYVIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

The landmark musical with a score by Vernon Duke and John Latouche is the next offering from City Center's Encores! (more...)

Melba Moore to Portray Ethel Waters in New Play with Music, STILL WATERSMelba Moore to Portray Ethel Waters in New Play with Music, STILL WATERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

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Broadway at Good Theater Concerts Set for December 2-6 with Kenita R. Miller, Nicolas Callaway Foster & MoreBroadway at Good Theater Concerts Set for December 2-6 with Kenita R. Miller, Nicolas Callaway Foster & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Good Theater has announced the annual presentation of its Broadway at Good Theater concerts December 2-6.  These fundraising events feature two special guests, Broadway star Kenita R. Miller, singing sensation Nicolas Callaway Foster and a dozen Good Theater performers.  (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Sets 2016 SeasonGlen Street Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce their 2016 season of entertainment at the beautiful Belrose venue. A diverse programme of drama, music, satire and comedy plus a series of kids shows promises something for everyone. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekKerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthKerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

This October, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2015
by - Sep 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Swinging Catherine Russell is Sultry and Sublime at Dizzy's Club Coca-ColaBWW Review: Swinging Catherine Russell is Sultry and Sublime at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
by Alix Cohen - Aug 15, 2015

Catherine Russell levels the playing field. With a connoisseur's passion for primarily 1930s-40s music, preternatural comprehension, and protean musical talent, this artist personifies the enduring relevance of vintage numbers with a freshness that makes the material feel immediate. Russell is never less than fully committed and infectiously entertaining. Thursday night at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), with city lights twinkling as a backdrop, she and her blue-chip band (Music Director Matt Munisteri on guitar; Mark Shane on piano, Mark McLean on percussion, and Tal Ronan on bass) played Russell's show Sultry Summer Swing to two sold-out houses of faithful and burgeoning fans. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConn TodayLeslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConn Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs today, May 9 during the school's 2015 commencement ceremonies. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConnLeslie Uggams to Receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the school's 2015 commencement ceremonies. (more...)

Charles Randolph-Wright's BORN FOR THIS, TIGER STYLE! & More Will Premiere in 2015-16 Season for Atlanta's Alliance TheatreCharles Randolph-Wright's BORN FOR THIS, TIGER STYLE! & More Will Premiere in 2015-16 Season for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the 2015/16 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and Theatre for the Very Young series. The 47th season includes five world premieres, a musical by BeBe Winans and Charles Randolph-Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a literary classic featuring an all-Atlanta cast, and exceptional productions for youth and families. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBen Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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