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Jennifer Mudge, Anita Gillette and More Set for IHI Therapy Center's A MODERN LOVE Gala, 11/10Jennifer Mudge, Anita Gillette and More Set for IHI Therapy Center's A MODERN LOVE Gala, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

IHI Therapy Center, NYC's leading psychotherapy center for the LGBTQ community, has announced its cast for their Broadway Cabaret Gala: A Modern Love, which will take place on Monday, November 10th, 2014, at The Out NYC Hotel (510 W 42nd St). (more...)

2014 Bessie Award Winners Announced2014 Bessie Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced tonight the complete list of 2013-14 season award recipients. The Bessies, produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, were held at the legendary Apollo Theater at 7:30 p.m., following red carpet interviews and photographs with the nominees in attendance. NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray gave opening remarks, and Lisa Kron, whose hit musical Fun Home will make its Broadway debut this year, hosted the evening. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Fantasia, Philip Bailey & More Set for NJPAC's JAZZ AND SOUL, 11/13Fantasia, Philip Bailey & More Set for NJPAC's JAZZ AND SOUL, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Hear Fantasia, Philip Bailey, JosÚ James, Jazzmeia Horn and the Christian McBride Big Band at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8PM in the Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN, 10/27HBO to Debut Documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN, 10/27
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN features rare and previously unseen footage, interviews and photographs (more...)

BROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Norm Lewis & Directed by Richard Jay Alexander, Opens Walt Disney Theater in NovemberBROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Norm Lewis & Directed by Richard Jay Alexander, Opens Walt Disney Theater in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

Action Hero's HOKE'S BLUFF to Kick Off UK Tour Tomorrow; Plays London Nov 18-29Action Hero's HOKE'S BLUFF to Kick Off UK Tour Tomorrow; Plays London Nov 18-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Action Hero: Hoke's Bluff kicks off a UK Tour tomorrow, Wednesday 8th October and continues through Wednesday 10th December. London dates: Tuesday 18th November - Saturday 29th November (London Press Night: Wednesday 19th November, 7.30pm). (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN, 10/27HBO to Debut Documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN, 10/27
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian TV rights to the feature-length documentary MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN, directed by Oscar« winner Alex Gibney and produced by Mick Jagger, with debut scheduled for MONDAY, OCT. 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

NBC's PETER PAN Finds Its Pirates, Lost Boys and Darling Children; Complete Casting Announced!NBC's PETER PAN Finds Its Pirates, Lost Boys and Darling Children; Complete Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, the network special from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will air on December 4. Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents a bold new LIVE television production of the classic Broadway musical that will gather friends, families and anyone who refuses to ever grow up. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the special will star Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman and Alanna Saunders for the live production. (more...)

Poker Player Phil Ivey to Appear on 60 MINUTES SPORTS TomorrowPoker Player Phil Ivey to Appear on 60 MINUTES SPORTS Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Phil Ivey says the casinos accusing him of cheating them out of over $20 million simply bet against him and lost. The man considered by many to be the world's best poker player defends his reputation in an interview with James Brown on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS premiering Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT only on SHOWTIME. (more...)

She's Your Queen To Be''She's Your Queen To Be''
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CENTRIC today announced that media mogul Wendy Williams will host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, celebrating and honoring R&B legends and soul music's brightest new stars. The show will be held on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with tickets on sale to the public. The show promises to engage fans with unforgettable performances, iconic tributes and special appearances by today's leading musicians. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also AnnouncedLisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

REVOLT Announces Berto Guzman as New VP of Content DistributionREVOLT Announces Berto Guzman as New VP of Content Distribution
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ REVOLT Senior Vice President of Content Distribution & Marketing James Brown announced today the hire of Berto Guzman as Vice President of Content Distribution (West Coast) to help achieve the network's distribution efforts. Guzman, an industry veteran with more than twenty years experience in distribution, sales and marketing of premium, basic, and VOD programming, will be critical in driving sales and demand for REVOLT across key markets and prospect systems. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS Hits Some of the Right Notes at Portland Center StageBWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS Hits Some of the Right Notes at Portland Center Stage
by Patrick Brassell - Sep 28, 2014

There's so much plot crammed into the show, and so many songs (many of them performance pieces that have little to do with story or character), that it hurtles by too quickly for us to get to know the people we're watching. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters Set for Boulder Theater, 12/27Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters Set for Boulder Theater, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

97.3 KBCO and the Boulder Theater will present an Evening with Big Head Todd & the Monsters to the Boulder Theater on Saturday, December 27th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, September 19th for $45.00 for general admission tickets. (more...)

Hotel California A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES Returns to the Suncoast Showroom 10/25-26Hotel California A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES Returns to the Suncoast Showroom 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Hotel California will present 'A Salute to the Eagles,' reproducing the Grammy« Award-winning sounds of the legendary band, at the Suncoast Showroom, October 25 and 26. (more...)

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