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The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (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...)

USA Network Pilot UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE AND TUPAC Announces Additional CastingUSA Network Pilot UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE AND TUPAC Announces Additional Casting
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The new pilot from Universal Cable Productions has filled the roles of Sean “Puffy” Combs, Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace, and wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Sharitha Golden. LUKE JAMES is set to play Sean “Puffy” Combs, the young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below cast of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING IN CONCERT To Appear on Sirius XM's SETH SPEAKSFeinstein's/54 Below cast of JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING IN CONCERT To Appear on Sirius XM's SETH SPEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast of Feinstein's/54 Below concert version of the new musical parody Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating will be interviewed by acclaimed Radio Host/Author/Producer Seth Rudetsky on "Seth Speaks" on the Sirus XM Radio. (more...)

Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, with Special Guest Seth Rudetsky, Comes to The Wallis 5/11Six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, with Special Guest Seth Rudetsky, Comes to The Wallis 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald makes her greatly anticipated debut, as part of the acclaimed Broadway @ series, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, a one-night-only event featuring two intimate concerts at 7:00pm and 9:30pm on Thursday, May 11. Produced by Mark Cortale, the Broadway legend will be joined on stage by Broadway @ series host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who recently starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical Disaster! (more...)

Steppenwolf's Lookout Series and Mark Cortale present AUDRA McDONALD IN CONCERTSteppenwolf's Lookout Series and Mark Cortale present AUDRA McDONALD IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Record-breaking six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will perform at Steppenwolf as a part of the LookOut Series on Monday, May 22 for one night only. McDonald will be joined on stage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster!   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 7th, 2017 - New Stars in BEAUTIFUL, WAR PAINT Begins and More!BWW Morning Brief March 7th, 2017 - New Stars in BEAUTIFUL, WAR PAINT Begins and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Abby Mueller and Evan Todd take over the leads in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL tonight, and WAR PAINT, starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, starts previews on Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Slays New Single 'Remember Me' on THE VOICE UKVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Slays New Single 'Remember Me' on THE VOICE UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, premiered 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, last night on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK, where she is currently in her first season as a coach. (more...)

Adele, Justin Timberlake Among Winners of 2017 iHeartRadio Awards; Full List!Adele, Justin Timberlake Among Winners of 2017 iHeartRadio Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Last night's 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards featured live performances and first-time duets and collaborations by today's biggest artists, including Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 6th, 2017 - J. Harrison Ghee in KINKY BOOTS, Blackburn Prize and More!BWW Morning Brief March 6th, 2017 - J. Harrison Ghee in KINKY BOOTS, Blackburn Prize and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tour star J. Harrison Ghee reprises his role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway, starting tonight, and Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and more are up for the 2017 Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize, announced today! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'Remember Me'FIRST LISTEN: Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, will premiere 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, this Sunday night, March 5th, on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK (more...)

Jennifer Hudson To Premiere New Epic Records Single 'Remember Me' On The Voice UK Sunday Night, March 5th, Single Available Now At All Digital And Streaming PlatformsJennifer Hudson To Premiere New Epic Records Single 'Remember Me' On The Voice UK Sunday Night, March 5th, Single Available Now At All Digital And Streaming Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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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...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterNick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVECasting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

J-Bella Releases Debut Album 'All For Nothin' 3/24J-Bella Releases Debut Album 'All For Nothin' 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Three 2 Go Music is thrilled to announce the release of All For Nothin, the debut album from J-Bella, available in stores and online worldwide on March 24, 2017. (more...)

THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

Swarovski Celebrates 10th Year Illuminating OSCARS Stage With Over 300,000 Crystals In Spectacular SetSwarovski Celebrates 10th Year Illuminating OSCARS Stage With Over 300,000 Crystals In Spectacular Set
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

This year Swarovski celebrates its 10th year adding glamour to the Oscars stage. Since 2007, Swarovski has provided over a million Swarovski crystals to the stage at the annual Academy Awards, with this year promising to be the most spectacular to date. (more...)

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