Jackie Wilson News

 

Jackie Wilson News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1934
Date of Death: January 21, 1984 (49)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This AutumnStarvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Black Ensemble Theater, will be honored with the Fifth Star Award from the City of Chicago and Allstate Insurance Company, at Millennium Park tonight, September 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos of THE JACKIE WILSON STORY at Black Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Jackie Wilson Story returns to Chicago after an extremely successful opening in 2000 and remount in 2011, plus a national tour in 2002, which culminated at the famous Apollo Theater in New York City. This high-energy and touching story follows the career of one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.   (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in WisconsinTHE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

Bobby Brooks Wilson to Play at Metropolitan Room in AugustBobby Brooks Wilson to Play at Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Plateau Music Artist Bobby Brooks Wilson, son of Soul Legend Jackie Wilson, performs LIVE at Metropolitan Room NYC Aug 25th at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30 Gen admission to $115 V.I.P. and available NOW at http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Present THE JACKIE WILSON STORYBlack Ensemble Theater to Present THE JACKIE WILSON STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) with The Jackie Wilson Story, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. The Jackie Wilson Story will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 30-September 4, 2016.  The official press opening is Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  Preview dates for the production are July 30-31 and August 5-6, 2016.  (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...)

West End's MOTOWN on Track to Recoup Investment This YearWest End's MOTOWN on Track to Recoup Investment This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The West End production of Motown the Musical has proven its popularity in London. (more...)

Solomon Jaye Releases Music Video New Single 'Love You Now'Solomon Jaye Releases Music Video New Single 'Love You Now'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Following the successful release of his inaugural solo album Ordinary Man and first-time showcase as a solo artist at Florida Music Festival, multi-talented founding member of the groundbreaking vocal band The Edge Effect, Solomon Jaye is excited to announce the official debut of his “Love You Now” music video. T (more...)

BWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red CarpetBWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red Carpet
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017. Click below to watch the stars strut the red carpet, including Gordy, director Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of Motown the Musical. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy,Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night bash below! (more...)

Review Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Mar 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West EndMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICALis directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More OnstagePhoto Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More Onstage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The West End production of Motown the Musical is now in previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with press night on 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.   The show recently released a further 200,000 tickets for sale taking bookings to 18 February 2017. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 23, 2016

For Chester Gregory, the opportunity to portray the founder of the Motown record label, Berry Gordy, was the logical next step in his personal musical journey. "A lot of work has led me to this role. So, it is like a full circle moment for me," said Gregory, who plays Gordy in "Motown the Musical," set to be performed in Columbus Tuesday through Sunday at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in LondonMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Just in time for previews, which start tonight 11 February in the West End, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has announced an extension through 18 February 2017. The Daily Mail revealed this evening that 200,000 new tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West EndMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016. (more...)

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