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Cast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUMCast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Pulse Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of its production of The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, September 23- October 23, 2016 at eta Creative Arts Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky AffairBWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBOLeslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Courtney B. Vance and Leslie Uggams are the latest stars to join the cast of HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARSCynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

áIt was announced today Tony Award-WinneráCynthia Erivoáand Tony Award nomineeáJoshua Henryáwill star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version ofáJason Robert Brown's seminal musical,áThe Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced byáSubCultureáandáJason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rdáSt), and 100% of the proceeds will benefitáThe Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic DirectoráMatthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed byáJared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena StageGregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62Tony Award Honored Entertainment Attorney Seth Gelblum Dies at 62
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

Gelblum was a Partner and Chair of the Theater department at Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he practiced in the live stage, motion picture, television and documentary film areas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic DirectoráMatthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed byJared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Broadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's VineyardBroadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Audra McDonald, the historic six-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway'sá"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," "Porgy and Bess," "Ragtime," "Master Class" and TV's "Private Practice," will perform for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 21 for one show only at 8:00 pm, and will also perform for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 22 at 8:00 pm for one show only. (more...)

NYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland ParkNYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Musically Human Theatre (MHT), a professional not-for-profit company focusing on musical theatre, has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Road, Producing Artistic Director David Norwood announced today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Below, check outáthe cast of Jelly's Last Jam in the rehearsal room, plus watch Signature's talented, hardworking tech crew transform the MAX Theatre from a drag club on the French Riviera in La Cage aux Folles to the Jungle Inn, a 1920s jazz club, for Jelly's Last Jam! (more...)

B-Side Productions to Present Lachuisa's THE WILD PARTYB-Side Productions to Present Lachuisa's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for B-Side Productions' returnáof Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadwayámusical The Wild Party that will begin performancesáSeptember 6th at the TBG Theatre for a run through Septemberá17th. (more...)

BWW Review: SPUNK - A Wonderful Celebration In The Key of the BluesBWW Review: SPUNK - A Wonderful Celebration In The Key of the Blues
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 28, 2016

SPUNK, three tales by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, produced by Spectrum Theatre Company and currently playing at Austin Playhouse, is an evening filled with laughter, love and the blues. (more...)

BWW: Enrique Cruz DeJesus Paints The Future and Honors The PastBWW: Enrique Cruz DeJesus Paints The Future and Honors The Past
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 28, 2016

There may be 'no second acts in American lives' - thank you, Fitzgerald - and yetáEnrique Cruz DeJesus has livedáso many exciting chapters thatáseven or eight books could beádevoted to his journey. Mr. DeJesus has been the Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company since 1998, inheriting directorship of this nearly 45 years old company from Andy Torres during a time when the future was anything but certain. Having led a successful concert dance career - that saw him working with Eleo Pomare, Talley Beatty, Gary Deloatch, Martial Roumain and George Faison - Mr. DeJesus transitioned in to a highly successful theatre career with hisástage debut at Shakespeare in the Park's production of 'Measure for Measure' under the direction of George C. Wolfe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fully Commits to HAMILTON Audition at #Ham4Ham!STAGE TUBE: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fully Commits to HAMILTON Audition at #Ham4Ham!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

What happens when star of stage an screen Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on Hamilton. Below watch as he fully commits to and 'audition' to be the show's next 'Lafayette/Jefferson'. (more...)

Tony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Oprah Winfrey in HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSTony Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Oprah Winfrey in HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to BlackFilm, Tony winner and Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry will join previously announced Oprah Winfrey in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. DGA winner, Emmy« nominee and veteran Broadway director-producer George C. Wolfe (Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, HBO's 'Lackawanna Blues'; Tony winner for 'Angels in America') will direct from his screenplay. (more...)

BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow TonightBWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at theáMusic Box Theatre.áIt will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre'sáJELLY'S LAST JAM,ádirected by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight),áruns August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.áThe musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury TheaterTHE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony KushnerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

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