Jimmy Slyde News

Date of Death: May 16, 2008
Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACKSHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Savion Glover's BRiNG TiME BaCK @ NJPAC, an original song-and-dance piece featuring a cast of 45 talented New Jersey youngsters ages 6-18, will premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Savion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPACSavion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPAC
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

Tony Award winner Savion Glover, the tap master of Broadway's Shuffle Along, chronicles his lifework and pays tribute to his mentors in the world premiere of Savion Glover's Chronology of a HooFer. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17BWW Preview: Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 32nd year as a performing artist in show business and will thrill his fans with a performance at BB Kings in Times Square on Wednesday evening, August 17th. (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Tap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of CongressTap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place today, February 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

INTRODUCING NEW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TAP DANCE ARCHIVE Set for 2/12INTRODUCING NEW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TAP DANCE ARCHIVE Set for 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place on Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

Tap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of CongressTap Dance Archive to be Published by Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

A reception in celebration of TAP DANCE IN AMERICA: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHRONOLOGY OF TAP PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, FILM, AND MEDIA, a new Library of Congress interactive archive by tap dance historian CONSTANCE VALIS HILL, will take place on Friday, February 12, 7:30pm, at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where Ms. Hill serves as Director of Preservation. The reception, at the Foundation's American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher St., NYC, will kick off a weekend of discussions, films, master classes, jams and concert performance in honor of the publication of this milestone collection. (more...)

Savion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic AdvisersSavion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic Advisers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three extraordinary voices and game-changing innovators as Artistic Advisers award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover (pictured, left), America's preeminent jazz bassist, Christian McBride, and nationally acclaimed poet Patricia Smith.   (more...)

Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Dr. Bunny Briggs, American tap dancer who was inducted into the American Tap Dancing Hall of Fame in 2006, has died at the age of 92. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cartier WilliamsBWW Interviews: Cartier Williams
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 29, 2014

Cartier Williams is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Cartier is currently working on a project that will bring the joy of tap dance back into the lives of people across the world. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Williams Davis Foundation for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing the joy of performing arts into the lives of people worldwide. Throughout his career, Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates, and the Nicholas Brothers. He has taught at Broadway Dance Center and American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC along with many other cities across the country and the world! (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC TonightSavion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center tonight, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. Tickets are $65, $80, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Savion Glover Searches for Enlightenment in OMBWW Reviews: Savion Glover Searches for Enlightenment in OM
by Frances Steiner - Jul 7, 2014

Can a man tap dance his way to Nirvana? Many critics, dance patrons, and hoofers have described Savion Glover performances as a "spiritual experience." In Savion Glover's OM, currently in performance at The Joyce, he attempts to create the literal embodiment of that hyperbole. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for TodayENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform today, May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for 5/31ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER'S STEPZ at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Looks to the Past for the Future of TapBWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER'S STEPZ at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Looks to the Past for the Future of Tap
by Frances Steiner - Nov 4, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College started off its 2013-2014 season with the bang of Savion Glover's tap shoes. The venue hosted a performance of Savion Glover's STePz on November 2nd. In the program, Glover listed himself simply as "hoofer, father, husband." Nevertheless, it is undeniable that Glover is a living icon. Glover first appeared on Broadway at the age of 12 in The Tap Dance Kid. By his early 20s, Glover was nominated for a Tony Award for his choreography Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Many millenials grew up watching Glover as a featured performer on Sesame Street and today's children see him as the man behind the tap-dancing penguin in Happy Feet. (more...)

Savion Glover to Perform at Jorgensen, 11/1Savion Glover to Perform at Jorgensen, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Savion Glover grew up dancing with the greats and now, as he closes in on 40, he handsomely fills their tap shoes. He will display his skills and reverence for the art of tap on Jorgensen's stage Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 8 p.m. in SoLe Sanctuary: A Hoofer's Meditation on the Art of Tap. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Joe Orrach in Odyssey Theatre's IN MY CORNERPhoto Flash: First Look at Joe Orrach in Odyssey Theatre's IN MY CORNER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

A universal story, uniquely told. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents In My Corner, a singular new play byLizbeth Hasse and Joe Orrach that works boxing, tap dance and music into the story of a street smart, wise guy Puerto Rican kid from New York City who comes of age in the ring and at the barre. Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon, Diabolique) directs Orrach in an exhilarating performance that takes off to the beat of an original score by Matthew Clark, performed live on stage by Clark on piano, Eugene Warren on bass and percussionist Ronnie Gutierrez. In My Corner opened for a nine-week run at the Odyssey Theatre on Sept. 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

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