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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
Holly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/15Holly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Following a sold-out engagement at London's Hippodrome, San Francisco native Holly Penfield makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her acclaimed show, HOLLY PENFIELD SINGS JUDY GARLAND on Thursday, October 15 at 8 p.m. Penfield will present the songs of the legendary Judy Garland in her own inimitable style. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENSChicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 26th Fall Festival, 130 events which will explore the theme of Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Return to Stage 72 for One Night Only This MonthON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Return to Stage 72 for One Night Only This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The critically acclaimed musical revue On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Club Harlem, starring Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and recording artists Ty Stephens and Rosalind Brown, will return to its original theatrical home, Stage 72/The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), for one performance only on Sunday, August 23, at 7 PM. (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next MonthMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, continues to spread 'DISCO HEAT' across America, and will next play a special one-night-only performance on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at The Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). Tickets ($65.00 - $75.00) will go on sale this Friday, August 7th. Visit www.FabulousSylvester.com for tickets and information. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold out run,Colin Quinn The New York Storythe new comedy written by and starringColin Quinn,based on his bookThe Coloring Book(Grand Central Publishing) and directed byJerry Seinfeldwill returnThe Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginningOctober 20th.Colin Quinn The New York Story, is presented by Brian Stern, Mike Lavoie and Mike Berkowitz. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rite of Summer Music Festival concludes its fifth, most musically and culturally diverse season yet with Imani Winds performing two free shows at 1 & 3pm on Saturday, August 1st. (more...)

Banks Brothers Productions to Present THEY DON'T WANT TO HEAR HATTI SING!Banks Brothers Productions to Present THEY DON'T WANT TO HEAR HATTI SING!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Banks Brothers Productions will be presenting the satirical musical 'They Don't Want to Hear Hattie Sing!' a timely production using Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award, as the main character. Set dually in 1939 and 2009, the musical will explore old and new stereotypes of Blacks in the media by focusing on some of the most polarizing African American Actors in history such as Sleep N Eat, Steppin' Fetchit, Butterfly McQueen and Buckwheat Thomas. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, will be featured on TV One's award-winning series "Unsung." (more...)

McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29McKnight Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert to Present Works in Progress, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

2014-15 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Austene Van and Sally Wingert, along with their collaborators, will present selections from works in progress on June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Illusion Theater. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City for a special one-night-only performance at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Deborah Cox Heads Back to the Stage in THE BODYGUARD!STAGE TUBE: Deborah Cox Heads Back to the Stage in THE BODYGUARD!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star,Amelia Lily(playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musicalAmerican Idiot,as it blasts into the UK for its West Endpremiere from the 17July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until27 September 2015, with press night on22 July,American Idiot - The Musicalfeatures the music ofGreen Daywith the lyrics of its lead singerBillie Joe Armstrong, and book byBillie Joe ArmstrongandMichael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed byRacky Plews, with sound byChris Whybrow, design bySara Perksand lighting byTim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

E.A.T to Offer A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON Benefit at Players Theatre This WeekendE.A.T to Offer A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON Benefit at Players Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The critically acclaimed comedic duo, The Calamari Sisters will perform a benefit performance of A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON on Sunday, April 19th for Emerging Artists Theatre in support of their mission to be an incubator for new voices from page to stage. Emerging Artists previous productions include Urban Momfare (FringeNYC Encores 2014), The Sensational Josephine Baker (Theatre Row), and the NY Times acclaimed Penny Penniworth. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis to Premiere TYPHOID MARY, 4/30-5/24Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis to Premiere TYPHOID MARY, 4/30-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the World Premiere production of Typhoid Mary opening April 30, 2015 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through May 24, 2015, with Bill Simmons serving as director. Tom Horan wrote Typhoid Mary in 2013 during his first season as the Phoenix Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Coming to Washington, D.C.MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Coming to Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, returns to Washington, D.C. for one special performance at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street, NW; Washington, D.C. 20001) on Monday, May 25th, 2015 (doors open at 6:00pm; 7:00pm curtain). Tickets are priced from $69.50 - $89.50 and are now on sale online at www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

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