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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Jazz Musical JELLY'S LAST JAM at Le Petit TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Jazz Musical JELLY'S LAST JAM at Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Director Jackie Alexander (The High Priestes s of Dark Alley) returns to Le Petit this winter to tackle the explosive musical, Jelly's Last Jam, celebrating the controversial and iconic figure that is New Orleans' jazz musician, Jelly Roll Morton. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

The Le Petit Theatre to Celebrate 100 Years with Ted Louis Levy in JELLY'S LAST JAMThe Le Petit Theatre to Celebrate 100 Years with Ted Louis Levy in JELLY'S LAST JAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

For the first time in New Orleans, Le Petit produces the Tony award-winning musical that tells the true story of Ferdinand Joseph LeMothe, a.k.a. Jelly Roll Morton. Born a Creole American in the Faubourg Marigny, Jelly Roll Morton took the music he found in the cribs of Storyville out into the wide world. He became a star in Harlem, Chicago, and Los Angeles, going so far as to proclaim himself as the 'creator of jazz.' Featuring explosive dance and an original score inspired by the best musical traditions of New Orleans, Jelly's Last Jam is the musical triumph that won't give you the blues. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces February EventsIrvine Barclay Theatre Announces February Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its events lineup for February. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Deena R. Harburg Takes Over as President of the Yip Harburg FoundationDeena R. Harburg Takes Over as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Ernie Harburg, son of the legendary lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, has stepped down as President of the Yip Harburg Foundation, to be succeeded by Yip's daughter-in-law, Deena Rosenberg Harburg, who is presently the foundation's Artistic Director. (more...)

Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!Audra McDonald Returns to the West End for 4 Nights!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Record-breaking 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is to return to London's West End in April for four concerts at Leicester Square Theatre, where she completely sold out her shows last year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC PremierePhoto Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC Premiere
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

Fences, starring Tony winners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, doesn't arrive in movie theatres until December 25, but the cast just gathered last night the celebrate the NYC premiere. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other PalaceDonna McKechnie and More Complete Cast of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. (more...)

Alan Menken, Larry Kramer and More Featured in Dramatists Guild Fund's THE LEGACY PROJECT: VOLUME III, Out on YouTube Today!Alan Menken, Larry Kramer and More Featured in Dramatists Guild Fund's THE LEGACY PROJECT: VOLUME III, Out on YouTube Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President, Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce The Legacy Project: Volume III will be available to the public on YouTube beginning today, December 6. Scroll down to watch some of the videos! (more...)

Photographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature BookstorePhotographer Susan Johann Book Signing Event at Signature Bookstore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The work of award-winning photographer Susan Johann has been featured in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States. (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULARMayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

Don Lemon, George C. Wolfe & DeRay McKesson Will Be Honored at 2016 Native Son AwardsDon Lemon, George C. Wolfe & DeRay McKesson Will Be Honored at 2016 Native Son Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30, journalist, content creator and LGBT activist Emil Wilbekin will host the inaugural Native Son Awards honoring Tony Award-winning director and playwright, George C. Wolfe; journalist and CNN Tonight Host, Don Lemon; and Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson at New York City's Cadillac House. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Annette Bening and David Rockwell Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter GalaAnnette Bening and David Rockwell Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New York Stage and Film has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. (more...)

Ted Louis Levy to Star in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Le Petit TheatreTed Louis Levy to Star in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

TED LOUIS LEVY steps into the past while looking to the future. Swinging, forward, into the lead roll of Jelly's Last Jam at La' Petit! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYCAlan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Audra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance LawsuitAudra McDonald at Center of SHUFFLE ALONG Insurance Lawsuit
by Jessica Khan - Nov 14, 2016

Powerhouse Broadway couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson just welcomed their new baby girl into the world, and the Broadway community can't wait to see what kind of star she'll grow into. But in the midst of this joy, the producers of SHUFFLE ALONG, which McDonald departed early due to her surprise pregnancy at the age of 45, has sued its insurer Lloyd's of London for refusing to cover the losses caused by the Tony winner's exit. (more...)

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