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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
In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on BroadwayIn a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Paul Iacono's  PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE  To Premiere at The Green Room 42Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

New Exhibit, 'Art with Watson: Hidden Portraits' Spotlights How Cognitive Computing Inspires CreativityNew Exhibit, 'Art with Watson: Hidden Portraits' Spotlights How Cognitive Computing Inspires Creativity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

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BWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The FutureBWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

Violet--The color and time of day named in T.S. Eliot's 1922 epic poem The Waste Land. This color permeates Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) season ending production figuratively and literally in the Studio Theatre titled The Violet Hour. Directed by Artistic Director Suzan Fete, the comedy infused with a surrealist happening sets a scene in 1919, a few years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The story tantalizes audiences with the question that is prophecy, knowing the future, a gift or a curse? Richard Greenberg's 2003 Broadway play explores this dilemma and models the period's hope and optimism after "a war to end all wars," on characters referencing Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and chanteuse Josephine Baker. All celebrities who reached a zenith in their careers, and then ended their lives in some despair. When the audience sits in the theater watching from the 2017 perspective, what do they make of these questions, lives and future? (more...)

Scoop: OWN May 2017 HighlightsScoop: OWN May 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on OWN May 2017 (more...)

Donny Osmond Lends Voice to THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Pioneer Theatre CompanyDonny Osmond Lends Voice to THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company announces Donny Osmond's involvement in the upcoming production of the musical The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review, running May 5 - 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIABWW Interview: Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway's ANASTASIA
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 5, 2017

ANASTASIA choreographer Peggy Hickey talks all things dance on her journey with the romantic and adventure-filled new musical...... (more...)

UPTOWN to Bring 1920s Harlem to St. Louis at COCA This SpringUPTOWN to Bring 1920s Harlem to St. Louis at COCA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Continuing the celebration of COCA's 30th Anniversary, COCA brings Uptown to life in a collaborative production between its five pre-professional dance, voice and theatre companies as well as with musicians from Jazz St. Louis in a showcase celebration of the power of the arts. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles WrightBroadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)

The Skivvies, Alice Ripley, GREAT COMET Cast and More Slated for Spring at The Green Room 42The Skivvies, Alice Ripley, GREAT COMET Cast and More Slated for Spring at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Green Room 42, Broadway's newest, funkiest, and most spacious club located on 42nd street and Tenth Ave inside YOTEL announces an all-star lineup for the spring. (more...)

Vivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC ReturnVivian Reed Releases New Album STANDARDS AND MORE, Slates Fall NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - has announced her new album 'Standards and More.' (more...)

Deborah Cox Records THE BODYGUARD Hits for I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Album, Out This MonthDeborah Cox Records THE BODYGUARD Hits for I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Album, Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway Records and Deco Recording Group have announced that Deborah Cox: I Will Always Love You will be released digitally and in stores on March 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Josephine Reigns Supreme in THE LAST NIGHT OF JOSEPHINE BAKER at Midtown Arts CenterBWW Review: Josephine Reigns Supreme in THE LAST NIGHT OF JOSEPHINE BAKER at Midtown Arts Center
by Gary Laird - Feb 27, 2017

Josephine reigns supreme in THE LAST NIGHT OF JOSEPHINE BAKER. (more...)


by Jay Irwin - Feb 27, 2017

Welcome to the world of Ernest Hemingway's Paris in the 1920's. Just like with any of the Cafe Nordo shows, the instant you walk into Nordo's Culinarium you're transported to another time and place but they seem to have outdone themselves with their current collaboration with Book-It Theatre with "A Moveable Feast" and the rich sensorial delights they've concocted. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lyricist Stew Visits SRO's PASSING STRANGE at the Obsidian TheaterPhoto Flash: Lyricist Stew Visits SRO's PASSING STRANGE at the Obsidian Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Stew, who wrote the book and lyrics for PASSING STRANGE, recently attended Standing Room Only Productions' presentation of PASSING STRANGE at the Obsidian Theater. BroadwayWorld has a peek at photos from his visit below! (more...)

Espi Frazier Announces Solo Show 'Married to Art' at Gallery CAEspi Frazier Announces Solo Show 'Married to Art' at Gallery CA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

As the nation pauses amidst the bloom of another spring to celebrate, honor and recognize the contributions of women throughout our collective history, March is Women's History Month, Gallery CA presents the work of artist, Espi Frazier. On view from March 17th through April 21, 2017, the exhibition is aptly titled Married to Art. M2A features a herstory of one woman's journey as presented through her art, while creatively commenting on our society, culture and history. In the 1980s the artist collective, Guerrilla Girls, asked, 'Do women have to be naked to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art?' Married to Art answers this question through Frazier's artistry and body of work, rather her anatomy. Creating in a range of materials including graphite on paper, acrylic, yarn and wood, Frazier's work has been displayed at galleries and museums throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, Reginald Lewis Museum, Artscape, Howard University, and Maryland Art Place. Featured artwork in M2A includes the stylish and majestic, Church Lady Hats; the iconic and groundbreaking, Josephine Baker; and, the reflective and personal, Self Portrait. Originally from Chicago and currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland, Frazier holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a BFA from the renown Art Institute of Chicago. An artist and educator, Frazier is an Art Instructor at Friends School of Baltimore. Frazier represents the best of whom America is capable of producing. She is humble, conscious, courageous, creative and dedicated to art. 'The show Married to Art is a fact of my life. I have been making art since age five. It has been a steady and dependable ground to stand on. Art has helped me through life's unpredictable journey. Today, I am happy to say, I have not sought a divorce in 60 plus years. Art has been a lifelong wonderful marriage.' Married to Art is curated by Kirk Shannon-Butts of Flickeria. Flickeria is a boutique production company and artist management agency. Shannon-Butts works directly with emerging artists to showcase their art, vision and voice on the local, national and international art scene. Founded in 2012, Gallery CA is a contemporary arts space showcasing local, regional, national and international artists. Gallery CA also serves as an agent for community engagement by offering regular programming and creating sustainable partnerships with local art institutions and community organizations. (more...)

Sarasota Native Stars As Title Role In ANNIESarasota Native Stars As Title Role In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Tony Award-winning favorite Annie comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for two performances on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at 7PM . Annie is back on its second U.S. National Tour, now entering its second smash year. (more...)

Cabaret Duo Nikki and Jules Will Perform 10 Concerts in IsraelCabaret Duo Nikki and Jules Will Perform 10 Concerts in Israel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The cabaret duo from France Nikki & Jules will perform 10 concerts in Israel as part of the 'Hot Jazz' series, along with the Israeli Hot Jazz Band, in homage to Paris's two jazz stars (more...)

OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer for Popular Drama Series GREENLEAFOWN Unveils Season Two Trailer for Popular Drama Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network debuted today the season two trailer for its acclaimed original drama series GREENLEAF from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”) and Oprah Winfrey. (more...)

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