Jackie Wilson News

Date of Birth: June 09, 1934
Date of Death: January 21, 1984 (49)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Performances for the Miami premiere of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 2 for a limited one-week run through Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. (more...)

Solomon Jaye's Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Ordinary Man' Now AvailableSolomon Jaye's Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Ordinary Man' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

After months of anticipation, multi-talented founding member of the groundbreaking vocal band “The Edge Effect” Solomon Jaye is excited to announce the official debut of his inaugural solo album Ordinary Man now available on iTunes, Google Play, CDBaby and more. (more...)

Black Ensemble Sets 40th Anniversary Season of Greatest HitsBlack Ensemble Sets 40th Anniversary Season of Greatest Hits
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 40th Anniversary Season: The Season of Greatest Hits. The season opens with audience-favorites Doo Wop Shoo Bop and Those Sensational Soulful '60s, running in repertory. The 40th Anniversary Season continues with popular tributes to musical legends including Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, and Teddy Pendergrass and will close with the Black Ensemble Theater holiday classic The Other Cinderella. (more...)

Chester Gregory to Join MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour as Berry GordyChester Gregory to Join MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour as Berry Gordy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are thrilled to announce that Broadway veteran Chester Gregory will join the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in the leading role of Berry Gordy. Mr. Gregory's first performance will be tonight in Richmond, VA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lucy St. Louis, Cherelle Williams, Tanya Nicole Edwards in MOTOWN THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lucy St. Louis, Cherelle Williams, Tanya Nicole Edwards in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

As rehearsals begin for the West End production of Motown the Musical, full casting is announced  led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson andSifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/19-12/20/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/19-12/20/2015
by - Dec 20, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 20, 2015 - Sunday, December 20, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/20/15- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/20/15- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2015

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...)

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center Series to Present WHAT'S GOING ON: THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCEOff Broadway at the Marcus Center Series to Present WHAT'S GOING ON: THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, proudly announces Brian Owen's What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience. The show comes to the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on February 18-20. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 4 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by phone at 414-273-7206. Groups 10 or more SAVE! and should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds to West End CastMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds to West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

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Tickets for Marcus Center's THE EVE OF JACKIE WILSON on Sale SundayTickets for Marcus Center's THE EVE OF JACKIE WILSON on Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, has announced an addition to its season with The Eve of Jackie: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson starring Chester Gregory. The show comes to the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on February 18-20. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 15 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

Music Legend Sam Moore Celebrates Birthday With Benefit EventMusic Legend Sam Moore Celebrates Birthday With Benefit Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Sam Moore comes home to Miami to celebrate his 80th birthday with some adoring superstar friends for benefit event “Salute the Soul Man” on Saturday, November 21 at 8:00pm at the Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theatre. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith CenterLiza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, and More to Play the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes world-renowned performers, family programming and returning favorites as part of the 2016 winter/spring season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End Launch Event of MOTOWN THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look at West End Launch Event of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Yesterday (5 October), at the launch event in London for Motown the Musical, Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) were announced to lead the cast in the West End production, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 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.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016. (more...)

Cedric Neal & Lucy St. Louis to Lead West End's MOTOWN; Performances Begin in Feb. 2016Cedric Neal & Lucy St. Louis to Lead West End's MOTOWN; Performances Begin in Feb. 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) will lead the cast in the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 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.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL... SPECTACULAR AND SUPREMEBWW REVIEW: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL... SPECTACULAR AND SUPREME
by Vickie Evans - Aug 27, 2015

Motown: The Musical - a snapshot of one of the most successful musical era driven by one man with big dreams: Berry Gordy (more...)

Chester Gregory Hosts 'Manifest Your Inner Shine' MasterClass in Chicago TodayChester Gregory Hosts 'Manifest Your Inner Shine' MasterClass in Chicago Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Award-winning Broadway actor Dr. Chester Gregory will be presenting Manifest Your Inner Shine: The Performing Artist's MasterClass for Singers & Actors in Chicago today, July 25, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.
by Kyle West - Jul 21, 2015

Last week, I had the opportunity of speaking with Jarvis B. Manning Jr., a Texas native from the national tour of MOTOWN The Musical. In addition to speaking about returning to his hometown as a professional performer, Jarvis spoke about the unique experience of touring the country during the Michael Brown trials, and the emotion the cast has felt while performing in different cities. (more...)

Chester Gregory to Host 'Manifest Your Inner Shine' MasterClass in Chicago, 7/25Chester Gregory to Host 'Manifest Your Inner Shine' MasterClass in Chicago, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Award-winning Broadway actor Dr. Chester Gregory will be presenting Manifest Your Inner Shine: The Performing Artist's MasterClass for Singers & Actors in Chicago on July 25, 2015. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

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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