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LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA BenefitLaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

BWW Review:  MARIE AND ROSETTA Pays Tribute To A Forgotten Music PioneerBWW Review: MARIE AND ROSETTA Pays Tribute To A Forgotten Music Pioneer
by Michael Dale - Sep 20, 2016

Long before the British invaded, Elvis swiveled his hips and Bill Haley rocked around the clock, the iconic vision of a rhythm and blues vocalist playing electric guitar was popularized in the 1940s by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer who crossed over into nightclubs with a hard-belting style that fused the secular with the sacred. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two WeeksAtlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-BroadwayMARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe this fall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the pair onstage below! (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to BroadwayONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Directed by Michael Arden, Sailing to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Producer Ken Davenport announced today he is bringing a new production of the Olivier Award-winning, Tony-Nominated musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, to Broadway. (more...)

Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More Broadway Faves Star in 'The Oz Project' Music VideoRob McClure, Joshua Henry & More Broadway Faves Star in 'The Oz Project' Music Video
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

'The Oz Project' is a love letter to THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE WIZ created by some of their diehard fans at heart. The stories are interwoven as the two classic versions are combined through their well-loved scores, and sung by some of the greatest voices on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kecia Lewis and More in Rehearsal for MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic TheaterPhoto Flash: Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kecia Lewis and More in Rehearsal for MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe this fall. Marie and Rosetta will begin previews Wednesday, August 24, officially open Monday, September 12, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, October 2, 2016, Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will star in the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic Artistic DirectorNeil Pepe this fall. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season, Dawn of a New DecadeBWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season, Dawn of a New Decade
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 12, 2016

Looking over The Ensemble Theatre's upcoming 40th anniversary season, entitled Dawn of a New Decade, Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris could only think one thing. 'Wow, this entire season really has the woman's voice at the helm!' (more...)

BWW Review: Disney Premieres Gorgeous FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONBWW Review: Disney Premieres Gorgeous FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Ellen Dostal - May 29, 2016

Frozen fans will be ecstatic with the way Disney has re-imagined its much-loved blockbuster film for the stage, now that the doors to FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION are open on the Hollywood backlot of Disney California Adventure. And with its stunning state-of-the-art visual technology and heart-opening theatricality, it's safe to say that even Uncle Walt would be proud of his studio's latest creation. (more...)

Photo Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure ParkPhoto Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California. (more...)

Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala TonightStars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club hosts its annual Spring Gala tonight, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERIONSTAGE TUBE: Inside the Music of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016. You can catch a sneak peek of the recording session with the show's musicians now by watching the video below! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42WestTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Bring CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Eighteen-year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, currently on the Great White Way in THE COLOR PURPLE, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show CHILDREN WILL LISTEN to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 SeasonThe Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director), will open its spring season with their 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser, April 11, 2016. An intimate evening of music featuring the breathtaking vocals of Mykal Kilgore, most recently seen at CTH as Benny Raindrop in The Classical Theatre of Harlem's original musical, The First Noel at The Apollo Theater, and NBC's The Wiz Live. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's 2016 season is rounded out with its yearly free Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth in the summer, a new production of Fit For the Queen by renowned playwright Betty Shamieh, its ongoing monthly Reading Series, and the Apollo Theater mainstage production of The First Noel.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo DebutTHE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb to Make 42West Solo Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Eighteen year Broadway veteran Rema Webb, will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show Children Will Listen to 42West for a one-night only engagement.  With original direction by Pittsburgh native and Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and presented by Rashad V. Chambers and Jacob Langfelder, Children Will Listen will be performed on Monday, April 25th at 7:30PM. (more...)

First Live Production of FROZEN Will Open at Disney California Adventure ParkFirst Live Production of FROZEN Will Open at Disney California Adventure Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Ahead of FROZEN's highly-anticipated Broadway debut, a new musical based on Disney's animated blockbuster film will open at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park on May 27, 2016, Disney announced today. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 BelowElizabeth A. Davis to Sing WILD & FREE with Cast of INDIAN JOE Musical at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Elizabeth A. Davis in WILD & FREE, Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th. (more...)

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