Jackie Wilson News

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley and More in Highlights of RENT at Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2014

Artistic Director Jim Corti and his team of incredible theater artists close out the company's third Broadway musical series with a daring production of the popular rock musical RENT. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENTis a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates. Check out highlights of the show below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale 12/7 for A Spring Doo Wop, The Skyliners, The Crystals, Lenny Welch and More at Tarrytown Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Rrazz Entertainment presents A Spring Rockin Doo Wop Spectacular at Tarrytown Music Hall located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown New York… (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's RENT, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Performances continue through April 6, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL. Show times are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only $36.90 to $49.90. To purchase, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 2 hours prior to evening performances. Note:RENT is rated R for strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 17. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chester Gregory of SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - Mar 13, 2014

Chester Gregory is currently in Nashville with the national tour of Sister Act: The Musical. He plays Sweaty Eddie, one of the lead characters in the show. Chester originated the role of Sweaty Eddie on Broadway, and has joined the touring cast to revisit the role. Despite his busy schedule, Chester took some time from his day to answer a few questions for us here at Broadway World, and to share a little about himself and about Sister Act: The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Michaels & Adaeze Kelley Featured in Promo Photos for Paramount Theater's RENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

It's already been quite a season at the gorgeous Paramount Theater in downtown Aurora, with audiences flocking to see three consecutive hit productions of In the Heights, Miss Saigon and 42nd Street. (more...)

Round Hill Music Signs Ryan Shaw to a Publishing Administration Deal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

RHM has signed Grammy nominated artist Ryan Shaw to an exclusive publishing deal. Due to Shaw's signature soulful stylings and Grammy-nominated work, he is an exciting new addition to Round Hill's expansive roster of talented songwriters. (more...)

Chester Gregory Brings THE EVE OF JACKIE to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Cabaret celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show The Eve of Jackie. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded over 50 hit singles from 1957-1975 from 'Lonely Teardrops' to '(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher and Higher' and inspired generations of entertainers from Elvis Presley to Al Green to Michael Jackson. (more...)

Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley, Adam Michaels & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's RENT, Begin. 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Performances are March 12-April 6, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL. Show times are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only $36.90 to $49.90. To purchase, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 2 hours prior to evening performances. Note: RENT is rated R for strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 17. (more...)

Chester Gregory to Bring THE EVE OF JACKIE to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 2/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

The Cabaret celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show The Eve of Jackie. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded over 50 hit singles from 1957-1975 from "Lonely Teardrops" to "(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher and Higher" and inspired generations of entertainers from Elvis Presley to Al Green to Michael Jackson. (more...)

Off Center Festival Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Off Center Festival returns for its third consecutive year today, January 23 - February 2. This year's festival will showcase an entirely new lineup of wonderfully creative and innovative contemporary performance companies and artists. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SEVEN GUITARS Through Feb 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Court Theatre announces the extension of Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will now run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets for the week-long extension are now on sale. (more...)

Kelvin Roston Jr. and More Star in Court Theatre's SEVEN GUITARS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Seven Guitars will run tonight, January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Off Center Festival and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its upcoming shows for January 2014. Details below! (more...)

Off Center Festival and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its upcoming shows for January 2014. Details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/20- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2013

Today in 1981, Dreamgirls opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1521 performances. 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. It 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. (more...)

Kelvin Roston Jr. and More to Star in Court Theatre's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Seven Guitars will run January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

BWW Interviews: SISTER ACT's Chester Gregory
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 17, 2013

With it's catchy tunes (including the ever popular rendition of "My Guy"), fun-loving nuns, and a bit of crime on the side, this movie became a household favorite. Much to our pleasure, the movie was turned into SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL, and made its debut on Broadway in 2011. The show is currently touring North America, and makes its way to New Orleans this week. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for The Cabaret's 2014 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

'The Cabaret is thrilled to be celebrating its 5th Anniversary,' says Shannon Forsell, The Cabaret's Executive Director. 'This season we are celebrating with a cocktail of cabaret created for even the most discerning of cabaret connoisseurs; a mixture of classic and contemporary, high-brow and low-brow, European and American with a splash of Broadway, popular music and Jazz.' (more...)

Tickets on Sale 12/7 for A Spring Doo Wop, The Skyliners, The Crystals, Lenny Welch and More at Tarrytown Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Rrazz Entertainment presents A Spring Rockin Doo Wop Spectacular at Tarrytown Music Hall located at 13 Main Street in Tarrytown New York… (more...)

Off Center Festival to Return to Segerstrom Center, 1/23-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Segerstrom Center's Off Center Festival returns for its third consecutive year January 23 - February 2. This year's festival will showcase an entirely new lineup of wonderfully creative and innovative contemporary performance companies and artists. (more...)

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