Jennifer Holliday News

Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1960 (53)
Birth Place:
Houston, TX, USA
Gender:
Female
Capathia Jenkins Performs 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 23, 2014

Broadway star and renowned vocalist Capathia Jenkins gives her all to the powerhouse performance showpiece 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from DREAMGIRLS in a live clip recently captured at a BROADWAY ROCKS show in Connecticut. (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Discusses Her Recent Comeback
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

On January 21, Jennifer Holliday released her first solo album in over 20 years. In a recent interview with Travis Smiley, Holliday talked about her recent comeback and past struggles. (more...)

Captivating Photos Of Original Broadway DREAMGIRLS Rehearsal & Production Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

A captivating and compelling collection of photos depicting the original Broadway production of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's multi-Tony Award-winning music industry musical DREAMGIRLS are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday to Headline BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following up the triumphant 'Night After the Tonys With Linda Eder', Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Cyndi Lauper Interviews Rosie O'Donnell About the TONYS, the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award, Who She's Rooting For, Rosie's Theatre Kids & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 06, 2014

Two legends came together today with BroadwayWorld.com in honor of this Sunday's Tony Awards. Rosie O'Donnell (while en route to Parker's graduation), who will be receiving the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award and Grammy, Tony, Emmy award-winner Cyndi Lauper chatted by phone (while on tour with Cher) about the Tonys, Rosie's Theatre Kids, her theatrical favorites, and of course about LAST year's big winner - KINKY BOOTS! The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. If that doesn't describe Rosie, we don't know what does. O'Donnell will be presented with the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award for her commitment to arts education for New York City's public school children. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #5 - NINE Vs. DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 04, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with NINE versus DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Sings 'At Last' on KTLA
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014

In January 2014, Broadway star Jennifer Holliday released her first full-length album of brand new material in 22 years, THE SONG IS YOU. She recently stopped by KTLA in support of the new CD; click below to watch her perform 'At Last' on the show! (more...)

Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Performs at NYC's 'Back To The Eighties Show' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Jennifer Holliday-the original Dreamgirl-is scheduled to make a special appearance with the Back To The Eighties Show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. Tonight, May 17th, Ms. Holliday will join the fun live on stage with Jessie's Girl-the world's ultimate 80's tribute band-as she performs her signature ballad, 'And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going,' in addition to several other classic 80's hits alongside the band. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #24 - Rosie & The Divas
by Pat Cerasaro - May 16, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special spotlight on 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Billy Porter and the 2014 Boston Pops Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 09, 2014

In a phone conversation, Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Billy Porter, Leonard Nimoy and the upcoming Pops season (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter, Jennifer Holliday & More Celebrate THE WIZARD OF OZ with 'Over the Rainbow' Tribute
by Stage Tube - May 09, 2014

Artists from their Spring 2014 season sing 'Over the Rainbow' to help the Boston Pops celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Artists include Jason Alexander, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Porter, The Hot Sardines, Jennifer Holliday, and Leonard Nimoy. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Host STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by star of stage and screen Norm Lewis, who takes over the legendary title role in Broadway's record-breaking The Phantom of the Opera beginning May 12th. (more...)

Tony Winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY to Perform at NYC's Back To The Eighties Show, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Jennifer Holliday-the original Dreamgirl-is scheduled to make a special appearance with the Back To The Eighties Show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. (more...)

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...)

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