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The Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy RainbowThe Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy Rainbow
by Randy Rainbow - May 24, 2015

What's more exciting than the Tony Awards? Your wedding day, perhaps? The birth of your first child, you say? WRONG! The answer is, in fact, nothing. The Tonys are the most exciting thing ever to happen in life, and they are just weeks away! So, to celebrate Tonys season and to help get you pumped for the big day, I've comprised an official list of the Greatest Tony Awards Moments Ever, according to me (and therefore according to you, too.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: The 2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala - 'It Don't Mean a Thing...A Celebration of Swing' PerformanceBWW Reviews: The 2015 Kennedy Center Spring Gala - 'It Don't Mean a Thing...A Celebration of Swing' Performance
by Benjamin Reiser - May 4, 2015

In its 23rd incarnation, the Kennedy Center Spring Gala was a triumph. This year's edition of the Gala — titled “It Don't Mean a Thing…” — paid homage to the big-band music, extraordinary tunes, and iconic dancing of the Swing Era. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated LadiesZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

Kathy Griffin & Charles Busch Join 2015 Broadway Series at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor LineupKathy Griffin & Charles Busch Join 2015 Broadway Series at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Producer Rick Murray announced two additional superstar headliners for the 2015 Broadway Series in Provincetown, MA this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets go on sale today for just-added shows by Kathy Griffin August 23 at Town Hall and Charles Busch August 31 and September 1 at the Paramount. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Casey Nicholaw to Helm DREAMGIRLS in the West End; Open Casting Call in MaySOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Casey Nicholaw to Helm DREAMGIRLS in the West End; Open Casting Call in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that SOMETHING ROTTEN! director Casey Nicholaw will officially be directing DREAMGIRLS in its UK debut. (more...)

Erich Bergen Coming to Catalina Bar & Grill in HollywoodErich Bergen Coming to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced Erich Bergen-Live! for two shows only at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 at 8:30pm. Just prior to these Los Angeles shows, Bergen will be appearing on Monday, May 18 for one show only at Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego. (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson & More Set for OWN Television Event TOO DARN HOT PARTYSneak Peek - Jennifer Hudson & More Set for OWN Television Event TOO DARN HOT PARTY
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

In the upcoming OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network primetime television event, Tyler Perry hosts a star-studded evening at his home to celebrate the success of his historic programming partnership with Oprah Winfrey (more...)

Sonia Friedman Bringing DREAMGIRLS to the West End; Casey Nicholaw to Direct?Sonia Friedman Bringing DREAMGIRLS to the West End; Casey Nicholaw to Direct?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

DREAMGIRLS is headed to the West End! According to the Daily Mail, producer Sonia Friedman has the rights to tackle a full West End production, with BOOK OF MORMON and ALADDIN helmer Casey Nicholaw in talks for the director's chair. (more...)

TOO DARN HOT PARTY Airs 3/17 on OWNTOO DARN HOT PARTY Airs 3/17 on OWN
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Los Angeles - In the upcoming OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network primetime television event, Tyler Perry hosts a star-studded evening at his home to celebrate the success of his historic programming partnership with Oprah Winfrey and to honor the talented and hardworking actors that bring all four of his popular television series to life week after week. The “Too Darn Hot Party” special airs Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, immediately following “The Haves and the Have Nots.” (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Jason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

?The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are delighted to announce the Pops' 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Music Hall, the fifth under the direction of Mr. Russell. The season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, features exciting guest artist debuts, alongside the return of the best genres and artists that have built the Pops into an American icon. (more...)

Molly Ringwald Coming to Catalina Bar & Grill in MarchMolly Ringwald Coming to Catalina Bar & Grill in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced the final concerts of Molly Ringwald's West Coast Tour on Sunday, March 8 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. The tour, which has included more than 160 performances in seven countries and is now on its way home to Los Angeles with upcoming appearances in San Francisco, San Diego, and Palm Springs, will play two shows at Catalina at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA, Joining Hearts in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 3/2WICKED National Tour Cast to Benefit BC/EFA, Joining Hearts in WITCHES' NIGHT OFF, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Joining Hearts, Inc. and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "Witches' Night Off," an evening of song and dance at the Ferst Center for the Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, March 2nd. The performance will begin at 7:30pm and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy award winner, Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc. (more...)

Jake Simpson to Bring LOVE IS IN THE AIR (SUPPLY) to Martinis Above Fourth TableJake Simpson to Bring LOVE IS IN THE AIR (SUPPLY) to Martinis Above Fourth Table
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego presents R&B Soul Singer, Star Search Winner and "Oprah Discovered" Jake Simpson in his new show, Love is in the Air (Supply) on Thursday, February 5. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Join Cast of WICKED National Tour for BC/EFA Benefit in AtlantaJennifer Holliday to Join Cast of WICKED National Tour for BC/EFA Benefit in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Joining Hearts, Inc. and Members of the National Touring Company of WICKED will host "Witches' Night Off," an evening of song and dance at the Ferst Center for the Arts of the Georgia Institute of Technology on Monday, March 2nd. The performance will begin at 7:30pm and also include a very special guest performance by Tony and Grammy award winner, Jennifer Holliday. The Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Joining Hearts, Inc. (more...)

Rogelio Douglas, Jr. to Join Mandy Gonzalez at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/27-28Rogelio Douglas, Jr. to Join Mandy Gonzalez at Catalina Bar & Grill, 1/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Rogelio Douglas, Jr. will join native Angeleno and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez for Love, All Ways, her Los Angeles solo concert debut. There will be two shows only on today, January 27, and Wednesday, January 28, at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

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