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Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida. Grew up in Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts. After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986. (more...)

Robert Kelley to be Honored by City of Palo AltoRobert Kelley to be Honored by City of Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The City of Palo Alto has announced that Monday, August 22nd, Mayor Pat Burt will honor TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley for his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella at Birdland!Photo Flash: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella at Birdland!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella back on the Birdland stage, with the sixth episode of his new talk show, 'Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.'  Frank's very special guests were Nikki M. James ('BrainDead,' Book of Mormon), Max von Essen (An American in Paris), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys) and the vocal group 'Range.'  (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway DownloadTony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Hayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOWHayes Theatre Announces Cast for Australian Premiere of SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the cast of SIDE SHOW, due to play a strictly limited four-week season at Hayes Theatre Co from September 23. This will be the Australian premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical that tells a stunning tale of sisterhood. With music from the composer of Dreamgirls, SIDE SHOW is based on the remarkable real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their transition from 'circus freaks' to megastars. (more...)

Official: 42ND STREET To Open At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In March 2017Official: 42ND STREET To Open At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In March 2017
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

42nd STREET, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets go on-sale today, Friday 5th August. (more...)

Lily Frazer to Join DREAMGIRLS Revival at the Savoy TheatreLily Frazer to Join DREAMGIRLS Revival at the Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that actress Lily Frazer will be joining the cast of Casey Nicholaw's upcoming premiere UK production of Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's, Dreamgirls. (more...)

Montego Glover & Harbor Lights Theater Directors Set for BROADWAY DOWNLOADMontego Glover & Harbor Lights Theater Directors Set for BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 1, 2016

Broadway Download, the live, weekly digital radio show, is set to welcome Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover as well as the company directors of Staten Islands' Harbor Lights Theatre Company to its broadcast. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksDamian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio ShowLillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

The Media Theatre Announces 2016/2017 SeasonThe Media Theatre Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Broadway Series at The Media Theatre is stronger than ever as it leads audiences through its 22nd season from September 2016 to June of 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia RepPhoto Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Courtney Jamison to Star in DREAMGIRLS at Virginia RepCourtney Jamison to Star in DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Virginia Rep announces that beginning July 14, Courtney Jamison will replace Zuri Washington in the role of Deena in the current production of Dreamgirls. Jamison opened the show in the ensemble and as the understudy for Washington. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOADNathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download welcomes Nathan Lee Graham; the ubiquitous, unique, singular, multi-talented star of stage, screen, and film. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/2-7/3/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/2-7/3/2016
by - Jul 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Sunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Nearly 20 years ago Broadway fell in love with the spellbinding Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley as Daisy and Violet Hilton; conjoined twins and unlikely starlets in the moody and romantic original 1997 production of SIDE SHOW by Bill Russell and Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger, directed by Robert Longbottom.  Skinner and Ripley have enjoyed Broadway success and acclaim, each in their own right, as well as thriving concert and recording careers. The ladies will talk work, play, friendship, family and the phenomenon that led to their remarkable joint Tony Nomination. (more...)

Sally Mayes, Lacretta and More to Star in UNEXPECTED JOY World Premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors TheaterSally Mayes, Lacretta and More to Star in UNEXPECTED JOY World Premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY: Sally Mayes, Lacretta, Michele Duffy, and Charity Farrell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride BenefitSTAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/16- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/16- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016N'Kenge to Perform at NYC Pridefest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Broadway and Symphony Pop Siren N'Kenge joins the All Star Lineup of Performers for this year's PRIDEFEST! Singing Broadway and Pop Hits from 3:00-3:30PM, N'Kenge is thrilled to be included in the celebration of LGBT Pride! The Stage is located on Hudson Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. N'Kenge was recently seen performing last week with BeBe Neuwirth, Henry Krieger, Frenchie Davis and more in the Broadway Sings For Pride Ovation Gala held at the JCC Manhattan to a sold out show. (more...)

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