Laiona Michelle News

Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater ConferenceAdam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for the new musicals in development at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference later this month. Among the actors premiering new work are Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon, Kevin Mambo, Matt Von Roderick, Christina Sajous, and Remy Zaken. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Timothy Ware's THE PRIDE PROJECT, Episode 4 - 'The T-Word'STAGE TUBE: Timothy Ware's THE PRIDE PROJECT, Episode 4 - 'The T-Word'
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Accidental Pictures presents the online poetry miniseries entitled THE PRIDE PROJECT. They release seven poems every Monday for seven consecutive weeks through June 27th, 2016 on Facebook and YouTube. These poems, written by Timothy Ware (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS), are performed by 10 American actors of African, Latin, Asian, and European descent. Click below to watch Episode 4, 'The T-Word', starring starring Laiona Michelle and Kimberly Marable. (more...)

THE PRIDE PROJECT Miniseries to Showcase Poetry by KINKY BOOTS' Timothy WareTHE PRIDE PROJECT Miniseries to Showcase Poetry by KINKY BOOTS' Timothy Ware
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Accidental Pictures is proud to introduce an online poetry miniseries entitled THE PRIDE PROJECT. They will release seven poems every Monday for seven consecutive weeks from May 16th- June 27th, 2016 on Facebook and YouTube. These poems, written by Timothy Ware (Broadway's KINKY BOOTS), are performed by 10 American actors of African, Latin, Asian, and European descent. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Becker Celebrates Release of New Single 'Slow Burn' at The Vanity in NYCPhoto Flash: Leslie Becker Celebrates Release of New Single 'Slow Burn' at The Vanity in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dozens of Broadway and music celebs joined Leslie Becker last Thursday at The Vanity in NYC for the celebration of her debut single release SLOW BURN. Guests were treated to a live performance by Leslie which included 'Slow Burn' and the first performance of her new single 'Confidential,' featuring dancers Timothy Wilson and Anthony Alfaro. (Choreographed by Yoav Levin). (more...)

Broadway's Discoettes to Debut Sunday, May 1 Singing Disco Hits at Carson Kressley Hosted BenefitBroadway's Discoettes to Debut Sunday, May 1 Singing Disco Hits at Carson Kressley Hosted Benefit
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2016

This coming Sunday, May 1, 2016, will mark the debut of Broadway's Discoettes, a group made up of theater favorites Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy and Laiona Michelle. The group will strut their stuff, and sing some great disco hits, at the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event, hosted by Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), will feature hours of bowling, free sangria, beer and bites, before the fabulous concert. (more...)

Carmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy & Laiona Michelle Will Take Part in ADRLF DISCO BOWL SPRING FLINGCarmen Ruby Floyd, Harriett D. Foy & Laiona Michelle Will Take Part in ADRLF DISCO BOWL SPRING FLING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Sunday May 1, 2016, to kick off National Hepatitis Awareness month, the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation (ADRLF) will host The Disco Bowl Spring Fling Benefit. The event will be hosted by the Emmy Award-winning television personality, Carson Kressley (Dancing with the Stars, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy); and will feature a disco-inspired musical performance by Broadway's sizzling Discoettes: After Midnight's Carmen Ruby Floyd, Amazing Grace's Harriett D. Foy, and Amazing Grace's Laiona Michelle. The Total Bent's Kenny Brawner will also perform with the Discoettes, including taking the lead on "YMCA." (more...)

At Last! AMAZING GRACE Cast Album Will Arrive on 2/26At Last! AMAZING GRACE Cast Album Will Arrive on 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

DMI Soundtracks announced today that the Broadway cast album of Amazing Grace will be released on February 26; with digital download pre-orders available on February 12. Amazing Grace will be available to purchase on all digital download and streaming services, as well as in-store. The recording was co-produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti and co-produced and arranged by Joseph Church. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

BWW Flashback: AMAZING GRACE Sings Final Song on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: AMAZING GRACE Sings Final Song on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

To celebrate the show's time on Broadway, we're flashing back to its road to the Great White Way! (more...)

AMAZING GRACE Cast Will Reunite in November to Record Cast Album; Hits Shelves in JanuaryAMAZING GRACE Cast Will Reunite in November to Record Cast Album; Hits Shelves in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The producers of Amazing Grace just announced that DMI Soundtracks will record the Broadway cast album of Amazing Grace on Monday, November 2nd. The album will be available in January, 2016. The recording will be produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. The tracklist for the digital album and CD is as follows: (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- AMAZING GRACE's Laiona MichelleTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- AMAZING GRACE's Laiona Michelle
by BWW Staff - Oct 9, 2015

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Laiona Michelle, who stars as 'Nanna' in Amazing Grace, currently playing at the NederlanderTheatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AMAZING GRACE's Laiona Michelle Shares A Moment of GraceSTAGE TUBE: AMAZING GRACE's Laiona Michelle Shares A Moment of Grace
by Michael Dale - Oct 8, 2015

'There's nothing like going to the stage door and meeting all of the other 'Nannas' out there and knowing that I gave a voice to so many people who don't have a voice.' (more...)

AMAZING GRACE Sets Fall Closing on Broadway; Will Take Its 'Sweet Sound' on TourAMAZING GRACE Sets Fall Closing on Broadway; Will Take Its 'Sweet Sound' on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that AMAZING GRACE, the new musical playing at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, October 25. On that date, the show will have played 24 preview performances and 114 regular performances. Good news, though -- a national tour of the production is being planned by Troika Entertainment, with more details to be announced! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Joshua Henry Sings a Bit of AMAZING GRACETWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Joshua Henry Sings a Bit of AMAZING GRACE
by Michael Dale - Sep 11, 2015

A lovely moment for this day of remembrance. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Music Legend Judy Collins Visits AMAZING GRACEPHOTO FLASH: Music Legend Judy Collins Visits AMAZING GRACE
by Michael Dale - Sep 11, 2015

Folk star Judy Collins, who had a hit single of its title song 45 years ago, visits Broadway's AMAZING GRACE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stanley Bahorek Quizzes New Yorkers On Their AMAZING GRACE KnowledgeSTAGE TUBE: Stanley Bahorek Quizzes New Yorkers On Their AMAZING GRACE Knowledge
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

Can Times Square visitors name the most popular song in history? Do they know who wrote it? Find out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ABC News Tracks Beginning of New Broadway Musical AMAZING GRACESTAGE TUBE: ABC News Tracks Beginning of New Broadway Musical AMAZING GRACE
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2015

Broadway's new musical AMAZING GRACE began previews on June 25, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) and officially opened on Thursday, July 16. In honor of the show's opening, ABC News has gone inside the show's long journey to New York - check out the segment below! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of Broadway's AMAZING GRACE Performs Title Song on 'Tonight'VIDEO: The Cast of Broadway's AMAZING GRACE Performs Title Song on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, the cast of Broadway's AMAZING GRACE performed the show's eponymous tune. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch AMAZING GRACE Company Sing an Anthem in Bryant Park!BWW TV: Watch AMAZING GRACE Company Sing an Anthem in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park continued its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the first day. This week's line-up included performances from the casts of ALLEGIANCE, AMAZING GRACE, Something Rotten!, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and RUTHLESS!. Below, watch as Amazing Grace's Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Laiona Michelle and company perform 'Testimony,' 'I Still Believe,' 'Daybreak,' and 'Amazing Grace.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALLEGIANCE, AMAZING GRACE, SOMETHING ROTTEN & More Take Over Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: ALLEGIANCE, AMAZING GRACE, SOMETHING ROTTEN & More Take Over Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 7, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park continued its 2015 program this week - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the first day. This week's line-up included performances from the casts of ALLEGIANCE, Amazing Grace, Something Rotten!, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and RUTHLESS!. Check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

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