Jennifer Holliday News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1960 (53)
Birth Place:
Houston, TX, USA
Gender:
Female
Tony Winner and KINKY BOOTS Star Billy Porter Releases BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY Solo Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. Today, April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE 100 - The Sequel!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2014

Last night's second part of the celebratory 100th episode, titled “New Directions”, written and directed by co-creator Brad Falchuk, delivered a recognizable vibe and welcome feeling of the first season of the show - as is all too apt considering the series is transitioning before our very eyes and ears to a predominantly New York City-set storyline. McKinley Goodbyes! (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Runs Now thru 3/30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will perform today, March 25-30, 2014 at the Ordway. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Tony Winner and KINKY BOOTS Star Billy Porter to Release BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY Solo Album, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist, who grew up singing in the Pentecostal church. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. He released his first solo album, Untitled, on A&M Records, and a second album, At The Corner of Broadway + Soul, on Sh-K-Boom Records. On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour to Run 3/25-30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Based on DuBose Heyward's novel 'Porgy' and the play of the same name, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23-piece orchestra, including such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty of Nothing.' (more...)

InDepth InterView: Andrea McArdle Talks 54 Below Show DREAM ROLES, Plus New Album, ANNIE Memories, BWW VISITS OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat diva known for her legendary Broadway performance as the title character in the iconic original production of ANNIE as well as notable appearances on Broadway since in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, LES MISERABLES, STATE FAIR and more - the engaging and passionate Andrea McArdle. Opening up about her life after 'Tomorrow' as well as sharing memories of her time in ANNIE, McArdle sheds some light on her idiosyncratic showbiz career and shares sensational stories from her past and present while also looking ahead to the future. Additionally, McArdle looks back on many of her most famous roles to date, including her roller skating days in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and her recent stint as MAME herself, as well as her various Judy Garland-related properties, too - the TV biopic RAINBOW and the stage adaptation of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS among them, not to mention her sensational star turn as the opener of the recent sold-out series of 10th anniversary concerts at Joe's Pub, BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and MaryBeth Abel, where she exquisitely performed 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'. Plus, McArdle comments on her recent Broadway Records live album 70'S & SUNNY and the material and decade that inspired it. Most importantly, McArdle looks ahead to her new series of solo shows kicking off at 54 Below this week titled DREAM ROLES and previews some of the stupendous song selections she has chosen for the show - with material by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and more included! All of that and much, much more awaits in this career-spanning chat with one of Broadway's best and best-loved leading ladies. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

'Dreamgirls' star Jennifer Holliday stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and performed a song from her new solo album, 'The Song is You.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Signs Copies of THE SONG IS YOU at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

According to a post on Jennifer Holliday's Facebook page, the Broadway star and singer will appear at the Barnes & Noble Upper East Side (86th and Lexington in NYC) to sign copies and celebrate the release of her new album 'The Song Is You' today, January 24, 2014. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 23, 2014

Iconic Tony Award-winning DREAMGIRLS originator and notable recording artist Jennifer Holliday performs 'At Last' along with a number of other memorable standards such as 'The Look Of Love', 'Love Dance' and more on her new album, THE SONG IS YOU, which is now available on CD and digital download. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 20, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of January 20, 2014! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Performs 'At Last' On THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 16, 2014

Iconic Tony Award-winning DREAMGIRLS originator and notable recording artist Jennifer Holliday performs the legendary Etta James classic 'At Last' in a new clip available from her appearance on THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW earlier this week. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of January 20, 2014! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Sign Copies of THE SONG IS YOU at Barnes & Noble, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

According to a post on Jennifer Holliday's Facebook page, the Broadway star and singer will appear at the Barnes & Noble Upper East Side (86th and Lexington) to sign copies and celebrate the release of her new album 'The Song Is You' on Friday, January 24, 2014. (more...)

LYSISTRATA JONES to Make West Coast Premiere at Chance Theatre; Opens 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Chance Theater presents the first show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the hilarious modern musical adaptation of Aristophanes' classic comedy, Lysistrata Jones, with music by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn, and direction by Kari Hayter. Lysistrata Jones will preview from February 7 through 14, open February 15 and continue through March 9 at the new Chance Theater. (more...)

Billy Drummond, 'Harlem in the Himalayas' and More Set for The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has announced its January 2014 schedule. Details below! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen - Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU, Out Jan 21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

On January 21, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records will release Jennifer Holliday's highly anticipated label debut, The Song Is You, an enchanting collection of R&B and Jazz numbers that showcase Holliday at her best. Listen to a sampling of the album below! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Continues Shows at 54 Below Through Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday returns to the cabaret stage through tomorrow, Sunday, December 29, at 54 Below. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Steve Kazee and More Set for 54 Below for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Jennifer Holliday, Chita Rivera, Jeff Daniels, Steve Kazee, After Midnight Swings the Holiday and more. Details below! (more...)

X FACTOR Winner Sam Bailey & Nicole Scherzinger Duet On DREAMGIRLS Showstopper
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2013

2013 competition winner of THE X FACTOR along with former judge and popular performer Nicole Scherzinger joined in song onstage of the big finale show of the UK edition of the hit reality series last night to sing one of Broadway's best-loved diva anthems - the iconic DREAMGIRLS show-stopper 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'. (more...)

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