Jackie Wilson News

 
Date Of Birth:
June 09, 1934
Date Of Death:
January 21, 1984 (49)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
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Jackie Wilson News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1934
Date of Death: January 21, 1984 (49)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is Looking for a City for R&B Music LegendsRhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is Looking for a City for R&B Music Legends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is Looking for a City for R&B Music LegendsRhythm & Blues Hall of Fame is Looking for a City for R&B Music Legends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This AutumnStarvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting RoomLoudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Kemp Powers On ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...Guest Blog: Playwright Kemp Powers On ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
by Guest Blog: Kemp Powers - Oct 4, 2016

How does one put words into the mouths of titans? It was something I struggled with mightily as I was writing One Night in Miami… At times, I regretted even taking on the challenge of trying to speak in the voices of Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. But the importance of the special friendship between those men left me with a feeling of obligation to see my attempt through to fruition. (more...)

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 - Sep 14, 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 today, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (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...)

Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theater to Present The Jackie Wilson StoryPhoto Flash: Black Ensemble Theater to Present The Jackie Wilson Story
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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...)

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