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Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre On Sale 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, October 21 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Performers of BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The 24th annual edition of Broadway Bares will blow the roof off its new home at Hammerstein Ballroom with Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!, an amped up celebration on Sunday, June 22, 2014, honoring the best of rock and pop music. (more...)

Nicholas Christopher, Jarran Muse, Reed L. Shannon & More Join MOTOWN National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

As previously announced, Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Nicholas Christopher will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy's boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as 'Diana Ross' on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL just announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish, Leap of Faith) will assume the role of “Diana Ross” beginning Thursday, January 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 16 - 22
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 22, 2013

Highlights this week include 24 Hour Broadway, the opening of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and The Commons of Pensacola, as well as Chicago's 17th birthday! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside A BED AND A CHAIR's Closing Night Cast Party with Peters, Lewis, Jordan and Aimee
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 18, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee just concluded their run in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra withWynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Vierteland John Doyle. BroadwayWorld was there for last night's closing night cast party and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR - Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Nov 16, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Vierteland John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, now through November 17 at City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Review: Marsalis and Doyle Brilliantly Jazz Up Sondheim in A BED AND A CHAIR
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2013

Winton Marsalis adds jazz arrangements and John Doyle whips up a narrative for an evening that vividly showcases the great dramatist's songs at fresh angles. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra withWynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Vierteland John Doyle, and opened last night, November 13 at City Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee in Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, tonight, November 13 - 17 at City Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan & Cyrille Aimee in Highlights from Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, tonight, November 13 - 17 at City Center. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show in the video below! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' A BED AND A CHAIR Begins Performances Tonight at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Vierteland John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, beginning tonight, through November 17 at City Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! A BED AND A CHAIR - Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan, Cyrille Aimee and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis, Jeremy Jordan and Cyrille Aimee star in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle, and will run for seven performances, November 13 - 17 at City Center. Scroll down for a first look at the company! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Spotlight On Stephen Sondheim's A BED AND A CHAIR, Jazzing Up City Center With Wynton Marsalis
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2013

Today we are spotlighting one of the most hotly anticipated theatrical happenings of 2013, the new musical event A BED AND A CHAIR: A NEW YORK LOVE AFFAIR, showcasing the spectacular songs of Stephen Sondheim in new arrangements by jazz great Wynton Marsalis, served up by some of Broadway's best - Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Jordan and Norm Lewis included. (more...)

MOTOWN's Grasan Kingsberry Debuts SOLO:SHOWCASE at Stage 72/Triad Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

In a special one-night-only performance, Broadway veteran Grasan Kingsberry (Nice Work..., Catch Me If You Can, Color Purple, Aida) will debut his concertsolo:sharecase, a personal and intimate evening of jazz, soul, r&b, folk, and pop covers, tonight, Monday, October 14th at Stage 72/Triad Theater (158 W. 72nd St., 2nd floor). (more...)

Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan Join Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim & Wynton Marsalis' A BED AND A CHAIR: A NEW YORK LOVE AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Norm Lewis and Jeremy Jordan will join Cyrille Aimée and Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis's A BED AND A CHAIR: A New York Love Affair, a new musical event featuring Sondheim's music arranged and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This Encores! Special Event, directed by frequent Sondheim collaborator John Doyle, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical supervision by David Loud, was conceived by Peter Gethers, Jack Viertel and John Doyle,and will run for seven performances, November 13 – 17 at City Center. (more...)

MOTOWN's Grasan Kingsberry to Debut SOLO:SHOWCASE at Stage 72/Triad Theater, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

In a special one-night-only performance, Broadway veteran Grasan Kingsberry (Nice Work…, Catch Me If You Can, Color Purple, Aida) will debut his concertsolo:sharecase, a personal and intimate evening of jazz, soul, r&b, folk, and pop covers, on Monday, October 14th at Stage 72/Triad Theater (158 W. 72nd St., 2nd floor). (more...)

MOTOWN's Daniel J. Watts to Bring THE JAM to Canal Room, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

The Jam, an innovative, soul revealing 'play on words' jam session, woven together by original pieces written by Daniel J. Watts (Motown, In The Heights, Memphis, The Color Purple) will take place on Monday, September 9th at Canal Room located at 285 W. Broadway (just south of Canal St.). (more...)

Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Felicia Boswell has stepped into the role of 'Diana Ross' in Broadway's MOTOWN, while Tony nominee Valisia LeKae is on vacation. Boswell first began performances earlier this week on August 13, and will remain through September 23 when LeKae returns to the Lunt-Fontanne. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Get Ready for Tonight's BROADWAY BARES with a Look Back at 2012's!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 23, 2013

It was a storybook night of your favorite fairy tales as more than 200 of New York's sexiest dancers brought BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS to life for two performances (9:30 PM and midnight) on Sunday, June 17. BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was held at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all the excitement, fun and sexiness backstage! (more...)

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