Josephine Baker News

 

Josephine Baker News

Date of Birth: June 03, 1906
Date of Death: April 12, 1975 (68)
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

Esurient Arts and Vincent Victoria to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF JOSEPHINE BAKEREsurient Arts and Vincent Victoria to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF JOSEPHINE BAKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Esurient Arts and Vincent Victoria Presents collaborate to present the world premiere of The Last Night Josephine Baker by Vincent Victoria will run February 24- March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passion, Music, and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEASTPhoto Flash: Passion, Music, and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. (more...)

OWN to Premiere Season 2 of Popular Drama Series GREENLEAF, 3/15OWN to Premiere Season 2 of Popular Drama Series GREENLEAF, 3/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the season two premiere date for its acclaimed original drama series GREENLEAF from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American HistoryPhoto Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American History
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (more...)

Photo Flash: Obsidian Theater Presents PASSING STRANGEPhoto Flash: Obsidian Theater Presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

A young black man leaves his California home to find his art and what is real in Europe. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour LaunchTHE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. (more...)

Vivian Reed Hits the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE TonightVivian Reed Hits the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year tonight, November 10, at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Vivian Reed to Hit the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE; Compilation Out Next MonthVivian Reed to Hit the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE; Compilation Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year on Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox and Judson Mills, in San JoseTickets on Sale for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox and Judson Mills, in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from April 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Judson Mills to Join Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Launching at Paper Mill This FallJudson Mills to Join Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Launching at Paper Mill This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus) and with choreography by Karen Bruce (Strictly Come Dancing). (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2017 Season: A THEATRE SEASON OF DANCEBlack Ensemble Theater Announces 2017 Season: A THEATRE SEASON OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2017 Season: A Theater Season of Dance. All productions will spotlight African American dance and artists in different times in history including The Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, The Harlem Renaissance, and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as an historical look at Hip Hop. Performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. (more...)

Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade  to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER ITLegendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

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