Jennifer Hudson News

Adam Pascal to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ The Art House Series, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster 'Rent,' as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. On July 26 and 27 he returns to the acclaimed, original Broadway @ The Art House series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. This marks his first return to Provincetown stages since debuting with the Art House series in its inaugural season of 2011. Adam also originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' and was featured as the Emcee in the critically acclaimed revival of 'Cabaret' directed by Sam Mendes. Most recently he's starred on Broadway in 'Memphis' and in 'Chicago.' For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Alice Ripley Set for Broadway @ The Art House, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Alice Ripley won a Tony Award for her leading role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Next to Normal," and was a Tony-nominee for the musical "Side Show" on Broadway. This summer, on August 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, she joins the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Jessica Means joining her at piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Diane Warren To Be Honored By Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy and Golden Globe awards and multiple Academy Award nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community. The 'It Gets Better' musical theater project that is touring the U.S. in support of LGBTQ youth includes songs of Warren's alongside those of Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette. (more...)

Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)

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...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Mraz Rocks TODAY Show Plaza on NBC
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Singer and songwriter Jason Mraz brought a huge crowd to the plaza for a specialTODAYconcert on Friday, July 18th as part of the show's Toyota Concert Series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs the Late, Great Elaine Stritch
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2014

In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Now he's back with more. Check out his most recent Deconstruction of Elaine Stritch, the broadway legend that died yesterday morning at the age of 89. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Mraz Performs 'I'm Yours', 'Love Someone' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Singer and songwriter Jason Mraz brought a huge crowd to the plaza for a special TODAYconcert on Friday, July 18th as part of the show's Toyota Concert Series. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kate Pazakis Talks Innovations at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2014

Belting songstress Kate Pazakis was recently named executive producer of Rockwell Table and Stage in Hollywood. In our chat she talks about her past successes and gives us a glimpse of her big plans for Rockwell's immediate future. Kate, you have an amazing voice and have become known as one of the theatre's best kept secrets. How do you react to that? Tell me a few of the shows you have been involved with. I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' with Ann Hampton Callaway
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Now he's back with more. Check out his most recent Deconstruction of Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind,' sung by Ann Hampton Callaway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs RENT, DREAMGIRLS and FUNNY GIRL!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2014

In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Now he's back with more. Check out his most recent Deconstruction of popular musicals RENT, DREAMGIRLS, and FUNNY GIRL as he examines melodies that have been altered over time in these shows! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Liz Callaway Singing CARRIE
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2014

In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Broadway favorite Seth will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Now he's back with more. Check out his most recent Deconstruction of Liz Callaway in an initial reading of Carrie below and check back daily for his latest installments! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Barbra Streisand, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

Broadway favorite Seth Rudetsky is at it again! In honor of his upcoming show, Deconstructing Broadway (which plays at the Leicester Square Theatre on August 10), Seth will be releasing one of his famous Deconstructions every day leading up to the big night. Check out some of his most recent Deconstructions below and check back daily for his latest installments! (more...)

VIDEO: Fifth Harmony Perform 'Miss Movin On', 'Boss' & More on TODAY!
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

All female pop band Fifth Harmony, who sing about girl power and finding confidence in your own skin, performed their hit tune 'Miss Movin' On' as part of TODAY's Toyota Concert Series. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Performs 'Sing', 'Thinking Out Loud' & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Below, watch Sheeran perform 'Sing', "Thinking Out Loud" and more from his new album "X." (more...)

Grammy Award-Winner Jennifer Hudson in the Spotlight at Fallsview Casino
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Best known for her Academy Award-winning role in 'Dreamgirls' (2006) and her Grammy Award-winning self-titled album, Jennifer Hudson, performs live at Fallsview Casino in October. For two nights only, experience the widely known hits 'Spotlight', 'One Night Only' and her breakthrough song 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'. And be among the first to hear Ms. Hudson perform songs from her brand new album, featuring tracks produced by Pharrell, Timbaland and more. (more...)

Coco Amo is a Hit with Celebs at the BET Awards 2014 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

New and upcoming hair care brand, Coco Amo participated as a sponsor during the BET Awards 2014 weekend celebrating the annual music ceremony. Coco Amo hair care brand has been featured in national media to celebrity and high profile events. Fans of the brand include celebrities, models, stylists, musicians to fashion designers. (more...)

Ed Sheeran's New Album 'X' Enters Billboard 200 at #1!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

x, the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran, has made a spectacular chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1. (more...)

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