Jennifer Holliday News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA
Gender: Female
American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8pmwith ACO Parables at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The concert inaugurates a new partnership between American Composers Orchestra and Symphony Space, and is part of Symphony Space's FUSE Project. ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov, explores music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales. (more...)

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLAOriginal 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theater and music lovers alike are eagerly awaiting Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) 5th annual An Unforgettable Evening on May 7. The event will feature an intimate performance by Broadway Legend, Jennifer Holliday. Best known as the original Dreamgirl, Holliday is also known for show-stopping performances in Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Chicago, Grease, and The Color Purple. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Mandy Gonzalez and Brandon Victor Dixon Take on BRIDGES at Miscast!VIDEO: Watch Mandy Gonzalez and Brandon Victor Dixon Take on BRIDGES at Miscast!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2017

MCC Theater celebrated three decades as one of NYC's leading Off-Broadway theater companies at its annual Miscast gala last week, April 3 atHammerstein Ballroom in NYC. An annual highlight of the spring season, Miscast welcomed special guests-and friends of MCC-such as MCC board member and Emmy winner Julianna Margulies plus stars of stage and screen including Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges, Piper Perabo, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Justice Smith, Sebastian Arcelus, Michael Greif, Ana Villafane and many more. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTSBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTS
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 9, 2017

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTS (more...)

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Isn't Going at Miscast 2017!VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Isn't Going at Miscast 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Check out Norbert Leo Butz performing 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' at Miscast 2017! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Video: Stephanie J. Block Steals the Show with 'What Is It About Her?' from THE WILD PARTY at Miscast 2017BWW Exclusive Video: Stephanie J. Block Steals the Show with 'What Is It About Her?' from THE WILD PARTY at Miscast 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

MCC Theater celebrated three decades as one of NYC's leading Off-Broadway theater companies at its annual Miscast gala on Monday, April 3, at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. BroadwayWorld is excited to share exclusive footage of Stephanie J. Block's performance of 'What Is It About Her?' from THE WILD PARTY. Check it out below! (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson PresentsShoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Ben Platt & More Strut the Red Carpet for MCC's Miscast!Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Ben Platt & More Strut the Red Carpet for MCC's Miscast!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night, MCC Theater presented their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater. The performers included: Tony winners Norbert Leo Butz, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jennifer Holliday and Kelli O'Hara; Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block, Carmen Cusack, Brian d'Arcy James and Brandon Victor Dixon; plus Dear Evan Hansen breakout Ben Platt and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

The Best of the Worst- Look Back on Our Favorite Moments of MCC's MiscastThe Best of the Worst- Look Back on Our Favorite Moments of MCC's Miscast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

In anticipation of the big night, we've rounded up our ten favorite, most miscast, past performances below! (more...)

MCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent HomeMCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

MCC Theater announced today the launch of a matching gift challenge made possible by The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows OnlyBroadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell RobinsonAsmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

BWW Review: Salty Brine Brings DEAN. MAYBE FRANK. MAYBE SAMMY. to PangeaBWW Review: Salty Brine Brings DEAN. MAYBE FRANK. MAYBE SAMMY. to Pangea
by Troy Frisby - Mar 6, 2017

Stumbling onstage, Salty Brine was divinely off-kilter as the reincarnation of Dean Martin in DEAN. MAYBE FRANK. MAYBE SAMMY. at Pangea. Newly returned from Vegas and looking worse for wear in the role, the performer was sporting bandages and a neck brace from a recent car crash, he later explained. For the latest in Brine's LIVING RECORD COLLECTION, in which he covers a full album in its entirety, he selected Radiohead's OK COMPUTER. Despite channeling Rat Pack vibes in both his patter and his aesthetic, musically, he didn't stray far from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's Gen X nasal whine, with an added boost from Brine's trademark theatricality and a few snippets from Ol' Blue Eyes thrown in here and there. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of the new, hit West End musical Dreamgirls, will be released on Sony Classical mid-April and is available to pre-order today via Amazon. (more...)

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight TheatreDrag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Visit Feinstein's/ 54 Below for an evening featuring songs from the original musical 5th Republic to celebrate the return of the Paris-based company Broadway au Carre which features contemporary American Musical Theater writers in France every month. (more...)

Ben Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCASTBen Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Gushes on Broadway's WICKED on 'Wendy Williams'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Legendary DREAMGIRL Sheryl Lee Ralph stopped by this week's WENDY WILLIAMS to talk about starring in the hit Broadway musical, WICKED. (more...)

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