Gladys Knight News

Date Of Birth:
May 28, 1944 (70)
Birth Place:
Atlanta, GA, USA

@MsGladysKnight - 7/22/14 12:22pm Rise and shine! Good morning #Knights!

@MsGladysKnight - 7/22/14 01:15am This is why we have to put our children in the arts earlier on. These youngsters are AMAZING #Repost from @iamdiddy

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

LOVE MOTOWN! Comes to the Southbank Centre, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra return to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm to celebrate a sensational musical extravaganza - Love Motown! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Asia's Nightingale Returns
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 03, 2014

After a four-year hiatus from the recording studio--busying herself in commercially successful and critically acclaimed performances and tours in the United States--Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha ventures boldly into her latest project as both artist and first-time executive producer in her first album under Star Records, “The Nightingale Returns,” co-executive produced by Malou Santos and Roxy Liquigan, and over-all produced by Jonathan Manalo. (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...)

Photo Coverage: AFTER MIDNIGHT Company Takes Final Bows at Brooks Atkinson Theatre
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2014

After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, closed last night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after 273 performances. BroadwayWorld was there for the final curtain call and you can check out photo coverage from the big night below! (more...)

Patti LaBelle 'Has Angels Working' to Save AFTER MIDNIGHT Before Early Closing on June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Patti LaBelle, who is currently guest starring in AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway, told ABC News Radio that she has a few connections up her sleeve that she hopes will save the show before its planned closing (and her final performance) on June 29th. And she says she's not beyond begging; the show is worth it to her. (more...)

Fantasia Barrino Comments on AFTER MIDNIGHT Closing: 'It Makes Me Sad'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Fantasia commented on the recent news that the Broadway musical, nominated for seven Tonys and a winner for choreography, would shutter at the end of the month. (more...)

Breaking News: AFTER MIDNIGHT to Close on Broadway in Late June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

This just in - as per the NY Times, a spokesman for the Broadway production of AFTER MIDNIGHT has confirmed that the show will close on June 29, 2014, 8 months into the show's run. The show, a $7 million dollar production will close at a loss, at the conclusion of current guest star Patti LaBelle's final performance. The production was hoping to shut down temporarily over the July 4th holiday, before the next star Gladys Knight was due to begin performances, but not all of the unions agreed to the proposal, making it impossible to continue running. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Human Nature Plays Apollo Theater's 80th Anniversary Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Las Vegas headliners and Australian singing sensations Human Nature were part of musical history last night, Tuesday, June 10, as they took the stage during The Apollo Theater's Spring Gala, which celebrated 80 years of iconic performers and legendary performances. Departing from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year's Gala celebrated the eight decades of artistic brilliance that have been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. Human Nature represented the Motown era during the star studded event, performing a 15-minute hit bound set featuring tracks such as “My Girl”, “Ooh Baby Baby” and “Ain't No Mountain High Enough.” The event was hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer Wayne Brady. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole & More Celebrate Patti LaBelle's First Performance in AFTER MIDNIGHT
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2014

The cast and creative team of the Tony Award-nominated smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight, just welcomed Grammy Award-winning legend Patti LaBelle as 'Special Guest Star.' BroadwayWorld was there for her big night and you can check out photos from the backstage, post-show celebration below! (more...)

ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2014

Now that we've all had a sufficient amount of time to recover from the excitement of the big night, treat yourself today to some highlights from ALL of the festivities. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a Mega-Roundup of 2014 Tonys coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part II
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. The event marked Jackman's fourth time hosting the Tonys. (more...)

SOUND OFF: The 2014 Tony Awards - Diva History Is Made, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Is Found & HEDWIG Really Rocks
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 09, 2014

'Wolverine in tap shoes,' and far beyond, Hugh Jackman brought the bravado and belted with some dynamite divas as amiable emcee of the 2014 Tony Awards, while A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER was the big Best Musical winner of the evening. Plus, newly crowned Tony king Neil Patrick Harris got lucky in front of an audience of millions in full crazypants HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH drag, while Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth statuette. And, Oz course, a WICKED 10th anniversary, too! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Fantasia Barrino, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle & the Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT Perform at Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 08, 2014

The cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT, including Fantasia Barrino and future stars Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle took the Tony Awards by storm earlier in the evening with their toe-tapping, showstopping number. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet - Part 2!
by Walter McBride - Jun 08, 2014

It's Tony Night and is all over the red carpet, and will be providing coverage throughout the night. Our own Walter McBride is there to capture the stars, the celebs, the creative teams and everyone else as they were 'dressed to the nines' for Tony night. (more...)

Cole Porter's YOU NEVER KNOW Graces Meadowbrook Stage
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 08, 2014

Now on stage at Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester is Cole Porter's 'You Never Know', a delightful musical from 1938. If you are like me, just say the words "Cole Porter" and I'll be there! This is the final production of the season, which has offered a wide variety of genres to fit everyone's taste. (more...)

Tonight's TONY AWARDS to Feature Stars, Shows and Sting!
by TV News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Late in the week, Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson were added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

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