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Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSOprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Oprah Winfrey (“Selma,” “The Color Purple,” “Lee Daniels' The Butler”) will star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination PredictionsBWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For RecognitionBWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Review Roundup: SHUFFLE ALONG Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: SHUFFLE ALONG Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway CategoryVIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway Category
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The 6-time Tony Award winner gives the $1,000 answer in today's Broadway category. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Makes Profit-Sharing Strides with Workshop BenefitsSHUFFLE ALONG Makes Profit-Sharing Strides with Workshop Benefits
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Following the news that HAMILTON's original stars will see a share of the blockbuster musical's takings, the company of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG has won profit-sharing participation of its own. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens Tonight on BroadwaySHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's PubTHE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Travel Back to 1921 with the Star-Studded Company of SHUFFLE ALONG!Photo Flash: Travel Back to 1921 with the Star-Studded Company of SHUFFLE ALONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway + Meet the Young Cast in RehearsalVIDEO: First Look at SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway + Meet the Young Cast in Rehearsal
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way. Today on CBS, Maurice DuBois gave 'Sunday Morning' a peak backstage. (more...)

Will SHUFFLE ALONG Be Considered a Revival or New Musical for the Tony Awards?Will SHUFFLE ALONG Be Considered a Revival or New Musical for the Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

With the announcement of the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, awards season is now in full swing, and though many shows have already seen love, one has been noticeably excluded- Shuffle Along. And there is a reason... (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY: RSVP Now!BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY: RSVP Now!
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 20, 2016

THE WILD PARTY is exactly what it says it is, and Moonbox Productions invites you to be a voyeur for the Michael John Lachiusa version of Joseph Moncure March's 1928 risque narrative poem, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone. Katie Anne Clark and Todd Yard anchor a crazy-good, talented ensemble and you will be immersed in the Roaring Twenties zeitgeist. It's a wild ride that you won't want to miss. (more...)

Jameson Gilpatrick to Step Down as Bristol Riverside Theatre Managing DirectorJameson Gilpatrick to Step Down as Bristol Riverside Theatre Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) has announced that Jameson Gilpatrick will step down as Managing Director. Mr. Gilpatrick, who has been with the theatre since 2014, has accepted a position with Steps on Broadway in New York City to serve as the organization's Finance Director.  (more...)

Kennedy Center Veteran to Join Educational Theatre Association's National Board of DirectorsKennedy Center Veteran to Join Educational Theatre Association's National Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Jeanette S. McCune, who has led the Kennedy Center's programming partnerships with Washington, D.C. schools for fifteen years, has been appointed to a seat on the Board of Directors of the Educational Theatre Association. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/16- THE WILD PARTYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/13/16- THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2016

Today in 2000, The Wild Party opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season (1999-2000) as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material. Its plot centers on a party - fueled by bathtub gin, cocaine, and uninhibited sexual behavior - hosted by Queenie and Burrs, whose relationship is disintegrating. The cast included Toni Collette (making her Broadway debut) as Queenie, Mandy Patinkin as Burrs, and Yancey Arias as Black. (more...)

Laura Benanti & More Perform at Theatre Forward's Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson TonightLaura Benanti & More Perform at Theatre Forward's Gala Honoring Jesse Tyler Ferguson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

THEATRE FORWARD and Chairman JAMES S. TURLEY will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 11th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theatres. (more...)

VIDEO: Savion Glover Chats Significance of SHUFFLE ALONG; Tap Dances on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Savion Glover Chats Significance of SHUFFLE ALONG; Tap Dances on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Savion Glove talked about choreographing the new Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG. (more...)

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