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Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. Following its world premiere in 2015 on the Theater's soundstage, the Harlem-based holiday musical makes an unprecedented move to the Apollo's mainstage this year, as part of the institution's 'Holidays at the Apollo' programming. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Lifts the Spirit at the Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Lifts the Spirit at the Ensemble Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Heals and Steals the Heart at the Ensemble Theatre (more...)

Live from Lincoln Center Presents LANG LANG'S NEW YORK RHAPSODYLive from Lincoln Center Presents LANG LANG'S NEW YORK RHAPSODY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

This Thanksgiving, Live From Lincoln Centerpresents the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and his love letter to New York, the city he considers his adoptive home, set to the music that helped make this city so famous. This special multi-genre event pairs one of the world's greatest virtuosos with a star-studded list of guest artists, embracing a wide range of musical styles and voices capturing New York's magic. 'Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody' will air as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on PBS affiliates nationwide on Friday, November 25, at 9:00 pm (check local listings). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Apollo Launches Holiday Show- THE FIRST NOEL!Photo Coverage: The Apollo Launches Holiday Show- THE FIRST NOEL!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 16, 2016

The Apollo Theater will soon present The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. Following its world premiere in 2015 on the Theater's soundstage, the Harlem-based holiday musical makes an unprecedented move to the Apollo's mainstage this year, as part of the institution's "Holidays at the Apollo" programming. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan LaneChristine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Houston (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The ApolloClassical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Dances Into the Holidays with THE FIRST NOELThe Ensemble Theatre Dances Into the Holidays with THE FIRST NOEL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre dances a step further into its 40th anniversary season with the holiday musical, The First Noel, Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb, Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris, and Musical Direction by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde, Opening Night and media reception, Thursday, November 17, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next FallBreaking News: THE COLOR PURPLE Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; National Tour to Launch Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Upon closing, the production will have played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE to Welcome New 'Mister' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, Nathaniel Stampley will assume the role of Mister in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE. Isaiah Johnson, who originated the role, will give his final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Presents Holiday Musical THE FIRST NOELThe Ensemble Theatre Presents Holiday Musical THE FIRST NOEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre leaps further into its 40th anniversary season celebration with the regional premiere holiday musical, The First Noel, Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb, Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris, and Musical Direction by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde. (more...)

Carrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayCarrie Compere to Assume the Role of Sofia in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15, CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Tituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The TriadTituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been added to the starry lineup for Lee Summers' Just A Piano Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, October 10, at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

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...)

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