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Josephine Baker News

Date Of Birth:
June 03, 1906
Date Of Death:
April 12, 1975 (68)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender:
Female
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Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Creative Capital celebrates its 15th anniversary milestone with artist events, community gatherings and special programs across the country, including a Joe's Pub program spotlighting their New York artists. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

Second PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TV Series Now in the WorksSecond PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TV Series Now in the Works
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is heading to TV. The project, written by Tony Krantz and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the second project based on the classic french tale to be announced. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

?Joe's Pub at The Public joins Creative Capital's15th anniversary celebration with a slate of performances by some of New York's most adventurous and exciting artists Lisa Kron, Danny Hoch, Kalup Linzy, Jomama Jones & Samora Pinderhughes, and Champagne Jerry. Running Monday Wednesday, November 24-26, the program of shows exemplifies the shared goal of both organizations to support innovative artists making inter-disciplinary work. Tickets ($15-20) are now available online, by phone (212-967-7555) and in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

Photo Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey HolderPhoto Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey Holder
by Walter McBride - Oct 9, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderBroadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Awarda -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, a musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, will end its critically acclaimed, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Presented by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, the musical was written by and starred Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and was co-directed by Mr. Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, who also designed the show's costumes. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Bowman are currently planning a San Francisco engagement for the show, as well as a return to New York City in 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San DiegoBWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San Diego
by Erica Miner - Sep 30, 2014

Jessie Chang is known for her virtuosity, lovely tone, and unique, distinctive piano style. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In The Hood Brings Down the House at the Nevada Sesquicentennial CelebrationPhoto Flash: Broadway In The Hood Brings Down the House at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Broadway In The Hood brought down the house during the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration at The Smith Center on Monday night, September 22 in Las Vegas. With performances by Jerry Lewis, Susan Anton, Human Nature, Cirque Du Soleil, Clint Holmes, the cast of Jersey Boys, and even 'Mr. Las Vegas' Wayne Newton himself, could not outshine their performance of 'Brand New Day' from the hit Broadway Musical 'The Wiz'. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

URBAN MOMFARE Extends Run in 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series, 9/21-28URBAN MOMFARE Extends Run in 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Urban Momfare has been selected to extend its run at the FringeNYC Encore Series after a critically acclaimed run at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival in August. Book by Pamela Weiler Grayson and Alice Jankell, music and lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson, directed by Alice Jankell and musical direction by Clare Cooper. Urban Momfare is being produced by Emerging Artists Theatre Company (EAT). A workshop performance of the musical was previously presented at EAT's New Work Series in March of 2013. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Begins Off-Broadway TonightMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real," "Dance (Disco Heat)," "Do Ya Wanna Funk," and "You Are My Friend." MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography by Anastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. Previews begin Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street) on Friday, September 5, 2014. The limited-engagement is scheduled through Sunday, October 5th. The Press Opening is Sunday, September 14th at 7PM. Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the AtticBWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS SeriesFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce "City Singers," a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Wednesday at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

2014 New York Fringe Festival to Premiere URBAN MOMFARE2014 New York Fringe Festival to Premiere URBAN MOMFARE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Why don't we ever hear songs about moms not actually liking their kids? This romp through motherhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side spans 17 years: 'Music For Gifted and Talented Babies' to bra straps and Bellinis. Sling on your stilettos! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHAPMAN ROBERTS Shares the Inspiration Behind THE BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAYBWW Interviews: CHAPMAN ROBERTS Shares the Inspiration Behind THE BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 18, 2014

It was the great Marcus Garvey who said 'Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.' (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

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