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EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic ConventionEXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National ConventionSeth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites have each announced on social media that they will be performing at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Star Opposite Adam Sandler in Netflix's Original Film SANDY WEXLERJennifer Hudson to Star Opposite Adam Sandler in Netflix's Original Film SANDY WEXLER
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film SANDY WEXLER (more...)


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Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2016

Although she has gone on to achieve international fame as a pop star, the award-winning singer has never forgotten her musical theater roots. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will introduce a new evening celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, July 13 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. In addition to well-known standards by Mercer ("Dream") and Carmichael ("Stardust") and compositions they wrote together ("Skylark," "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening"), the show includes collaborations with other composers and lyricists. The evening also features rare material by the pair from their Broadway Show I Walk With Music and movies from the 1950s and 60s. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible best friend. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Appear at Time Inc.'s 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New OrleansOprah Winfrey to Appear at Time Inc.'s 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Organizers of Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE Festival today announced that world renowned television host, actress, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will appear at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans (more...)

Over 7 Million Viewers Tuned In for 2016 BET AWARDS; Now #1 Cable Awards ShowOver 7 Million Viewers Tuned In for 2016 BET AWARDS; Now #1 Cable Awards Show
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The LIVE premiere of the 2016 'BET AWARDS' on Sunday, June 26, is now the #1 Cable Awards Show among P18-49 for the 2015/2016 Broadcast Season, claiming the #1 spot for the 2nd consecutive year. (more...)

Oscar Winner & COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Hudson Signs with Epic RecordsOscar Winner & COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Hudson Signs with Epic Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Jennifer Hudson, who recently made her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, has signed an exclusive contract with Epic Records. The news was announced by Epic Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' in Tribute to Prince on 2016 BET AWARDSVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' in Tribute to Prince on 2016 BET AWARDS
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2016

During last night's 2016 BET AWARDS, Jennifer Hudson joined an all-star roster of artists who paid tribut to the late singer Prince. Below, watch video from her moving performance of the Prince classic 'Purple Rain.' (more...)

VIDEO: Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 2016 BET AWARDSVIDEO: Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder & More Pay Tribute to Prince at 2016 BET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The 2016 BET AWARDS took place at Microsoft Theater last night, Sunday, June 26. This year's broadcast marked 16 years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent, including an all-star tribute to the late artist Prince. (more...)

George Lopez, Ne-Yo & More to Guest Judge on Season 11 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENTGeorge Lopez, Ne-Yo & More to Guest Judge on Season 11 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Internationally known celebrities George Lopez, Reba McEntire, NE-YO and Louis Tomlinson join the AMERICA'S GOT TALENT panel for The Judge Cuts, slated to begin Tuesday, July 12 (more...)

Stevie Wonder Added to BET AWARDS' Star-Studded Celebration of Prince, 6/26Stevie Wonder Added to BET AWARDS' Star-Studded Celebration of Prince, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

BET Networks is keeping their word that "they got you." The network revealed this morning that multi Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Stevie Wonder, will bring the house down during one of the multiple show-stopping performances spread throughout the show paying homage to Prince at the 16th annual "BET Awards". (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

Breaking: Kristin Chenoweth to Portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking: Kristin Chenoweth to Portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter today to announce the exciting news that she will portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's live broadcast of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a MusicalTHE COLOR PURPLE Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The original production ran on Broadway in 2005 and earned eleven 2006 Tony Awards nominations. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Cast of THE COLOR PURPLE Perform on TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Cynthia Erivo and the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE knocked it out of the park on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

PHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie BaillioPHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway's original Tracy Turnblad, and Maddie Baillio, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad, have met, and both actresses took to Instagram to share it!  (more...)

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