Jennifer Holliday News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA
Gender: Female
Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops ConcertBroadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley Confirmed to Perform at Trump's Inauguration'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley Confirmed to Perform at Trump's Inauguration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley is confirmed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration tomorrow. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Gives Moving Tribute to Civil Rights on The ViewSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Gives Moving Tribute to Civil Rights on The View
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Jennifer Holliday stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC and opened up about why she accepted the invitation to perform at Trump's inauguration and the decision to ultimately back out. 'I'm an artist and I love America,' she said on her initial choice to take part. The singer didn't expect all the backlash and instant bullying that followed. She canceled her performance calling it a 'lapse in judgement.' Following the segment with the panel. the singer took to the stage to perform a moving tribute to the Civil Rights movement, reflecting on our nation's history and sending a message of hope for the future. See video of the performance below: (more...)

Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Effie might indeed be going... to Broadway. According to the New York Post, London producer Sonia Friedman is already looking for a Broadway Theater to transfer the West End production, which has been bringing audiences to their feet nightly. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Releases Track to Benefit BC/EFAJennifer Holliday Releases Track to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Jennifer Holliday was recently thrust into the national spotlight by her refusal to sing at an Inaugural event for President-elect Donald Trump. Her struggle with the decision articulated the desire to be a patriotic voice of hope in these troubling times while not condoning the normalization of Trump's views and behavior. We all know the outcome and applaud her bravery. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Opens Up About Inauguration Decision on THE VIEWVIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Opens Up About Inauguration Decision on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Jennifer Holliday stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC and opened up about why she accepted the invitation to perform at Trump's inauguration and the decision to ultimately back out. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017
by - Jan 17, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Confronts Jennifer Holliday About Inauguration DramaSTAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Confronts Jennifer Holliday About Inauguration Drama
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Jennifer Holliday has been headline news the past week, as the Broadway star decided to (then not to) perform at the Inauguration. Below, watch as Randy Rainbow gets to the bottom of it... Dreamgirls style. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Withdraws from Inaugural EventBruce Springsteen Tribute Band Withdraws from Inaugural Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The B STREET BAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that was scheduled to perform at the upcoming Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala, will no longer appear at the event. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump InaugurationBreaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump Inauguration
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2017

Less than a day after The New York Times reported that Jennifer Holliday would be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th, the star has now canceled her performance after an outcry from the theatre and LGBT communities.  (more...)

CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'
by Alan Henry - Jan 13, 2017

Confirmed: The New York Times reports that Jennifer Holliday will be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th. (more...)

UPDATE: Paul Anka Pulls Out of Presidential Inauguration PerformanceUPDATE: Paul Anka Pulls Out of Presidential Inauguration Performance
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Anka spoke to TMZ and revealed he would not be appearing at the January 20th event due to personal issues. (more...)

UPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration ConcertUPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: Despite an official announcement from the President-elect's team, Jennifer Holliday's publicist says the DREAMGIRLS and COLOR PURPLE Broadway star has not agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial this month. (more...)

Amber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia DiagnosisAmber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Producers of the West End revival of DREAMGIRLS turned to Twitter today to announce that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

Omar Phoenix in Concert! Celebrated Austin Violinist, Singer and Entertainer 1/6 - 8Omar Phoenix in Concert! Celebrated Austin Violinist, Singer and Entertainer 1/6 - 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

In January 2017, 'world-jazz' electric violinist, singer and entertainer OMAR PHOENIX will return to performing after a five year absence with a three-night engagement at the City Theatre in Austin, Texas.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Will Be Home for Christmas at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Norm Lewis Will Be Home for Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2016

Norm Lewis begins his 2nd Holiday Residency at Feinstein's/54 Below on December 19th, for SIX performances, through Christmas Eve. This year, he's calling it I'll Be Home For Christmas. Like last year, he will be joined by a special guest each night, and it promises to be the hottest holiday bash in the  heart of Manhattan. Norm will be singing holiday favorites, putting his unique spin on material and doing some career favorites that have come to make him one of the most sought-after leading men on Broadway. Come celebrate with Norm and his talented friends. We've got a swingin' band, led by Joseph Joubert and the party, once again, is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Just like last year … there will be plenty of surprises! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS, Savoy TheatreBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS, Savoy Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2016

For UK audiences, Dreamgirls will be more familiar from the critically acclaimed 2006 film, but incredibly, the iconic musical started life on Broadway all the way back in 1981. The UK debut of the stage show has been a long time coming, but is resolutely worth the wait. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

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