LL Cool J News

The Hit Men to Play Guild Hall in the Hamptons, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartney…THE HIT MEN have worked with them all and many more mega-star acts, both in the studio and on tour. After decades behind the scenes, these immensely talented artists united to form THE HIT MEN, a brotherhood of musicians whose friendships date back nearly 50 years: Lee Shapiro (musical director & member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Gerry Polci (drummer/member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Jimmy Ryan (founder of The Critters, lead guitarist with Carly Simon for 21 years; has worked with Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger), Larry Gates (Carole King, Phoebe Snow), and Russ Velazquez (4-time Emmy-nominated composer; has worked with Sting, Carole King, The Ramones, LL Cool J). (more...)

CBS to Launch THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Thursday Night Football launches its first-ever Network television coverage with a primetime special, UNDER THE LIGHTS, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and also on NFL Network on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET). (more...)

CBS Sports to Air Prime Time Special UNDER THE LIGHTS, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Thursday Night Football launches its first-ever Network television coverage with a primetime special, UNDER THE LIGHTS, on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network (more...)

'Hit the Floor's' Jonathan McDaniel Releases Two New Singles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Jonathan 'Lil J' McDaniel continues to inspire fans with his two new singles, 'Like Me' featuring Bobby Luv, and 'Dance Is on the House,' (more...)

VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: Music from the Series to Be Released 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES, is available everywhere on August 19th (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Opens at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Hugh Jackman & Alan Cumming Share Selfie With Rap Stars Backstage At 2014 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 08, 2014

International stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman has revealed a new backstage glimpse at the starry mise en scene at Radio City Music Hall during the 2014 Tony Awards, including a selfie shared with fellow Broadway and Hollywood standout Alan Cumming. (more...)

THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT to Run 7/12-8/24 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2014

Frank Military the legendary music publisher whose imprint was on many of the hit songs over the last 45 years was memorialized by his son at the Friars Club yesterday. It was an emotional afternoon as many of the icons of the music world attended. (more...)

ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2014

Now that we've all had a sufficient amount of time to recover from the excitement of the big night, treat yourself today to some highlights from ALL of the festivities. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a Mega-Roundup of 2014 Tonys coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/9/14 - Tonys Hangover, FIDDLER at Folksbiene, Lerner & Loewe, Broadway in Drag & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 09, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's the day after the Tonys, and we're feeling it -- but it was worth it! There's still TONS of new content coming your way from Sunday evening's festivities. Plus, get your tickets to THE LAST SHIP, and celebrate FIDDLER, Lerner & Loewe, drag queens and more! (more...)

SOUND OFF: The 2014 Tony Awards - Diva History Is Made, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Is Found & HEDWIG Really Rocks
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 09, 2014

'Wolverine in tap shoes,' and far beyond, Hugh Jackman brought the bravado and belted with some dynamite divas as amiable emcee of the 2014 Tony Awards, while A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER was the big Best Musical winner of the evening. Plus, newly crowned Tony king Neil Patrick Harris got lucky in front of an audience of millions in full crazypants HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH drag, while Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth statuette. And, Oz course, a WICKED 10th anniversary, too! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/7-6/8/2014
by - Jun 08, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 8, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J & T.I. Rap THE MUSIC MAN at 2014 Tony Awards
by Stage Tube - Jun 08, 2014

Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman was joined onstage tonight by LL Cool J and T.I. for a surprise rapped rendition of THE MUSIC MAN's opening song - check it out below! (more...)

The Pillow Presents Exclusive UNREAL HIP-HOP, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff brings together some of today's most innovative hip-hop dancemakers for a new, Pillow-exclusive production. Unreal Hip-Hop features the diverse styles of Brooklyn-based crew Decadancetheatre, b-girl Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, freestyle and pop 'n' lock duo The Wondertwins, plus the musical stylings of DJ Boo. These artists can only be seen together at the Pillow, June 25-29 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Tonight's TONY AWARDS to Feature Stars, Shows and Sting!
by TV News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Late in the week, Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson were added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Orlando Bloom, Rosie O'Donnell & More Join TONY AWARDS Presenters Line-Up!
by TV News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson have been added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises' 'ICON Continues with New Releases in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues its popular ICON series with a brand-new selection of collections available today, including a hit-stacked 2-CD collection from American legends (more...)

Jermaine Dupri & Ne-Yo to Receive Special Honors at 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

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