Leslie Odom Jr News

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Perform; Alan Menken to Premiere New Music at Boston Pops July 4th ConcertLeslie Odom Jr. to Perform; Alan Menken to Premiere New Music at Boston Pops July 4th Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Boston Pops announced today that Tony Award winner and former HAMILTON star Leslie Odom, Jr.  will join previously announced guest artists Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge as headliners for the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Keith Lockhart. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Kelli O'Hara and More In Summer Line-UpWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces Kelli O'Hara and More In Summer Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced Make Someone Happy with Kelli O'Hara, a benefit concert supporting musical theatre development at WTF, for one night only, Monday, July 24 on the Main Stage. Established as one of Broadway's contemporary leading ladies, Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara returns to the Williamstown Theatre Festival for an unforgettable evening of song. (more...)

HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Picks Up Billboard Music AwardHAMILTON Original Cast Recording Picks Up Billboard Music Award
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Almost two years after its release, the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording is still raking in awards! dick clark productions has released the names of the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD winners from categories which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

Aretha Franklin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jordan Donica Sign on for WNO Opera GalaAretha Franklin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jordan Donica Sign on for WNO Opera Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces additional performers for its star-studded 2017 WNO Opera Gala, Trading Voices, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2017 SeasonBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2017 Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 16, 2017

Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Sondheim, Latifah, John Williams and more! (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/1560th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Community Activities, MOONLIGHT X AILEY and More Added to Ailey's Lincoln Center SeasonCommunity Activities, MOONLIGHT X AILEY and More Added to Ailey's Lincoln Center Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 - 18.  (more...)

Photo: First Look - Leslie Odom Jr. Stars in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS RebootPhoto: First Look - Leslie Odom Jr. Stars in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Reboot
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

EW has shared an exclusive first look at character portraits from the upcoming reboot of the Agatha Christie classic, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY MuseumBilly Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum will welcome Billy Porter to the Clive Davis Theater on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00pm for an intimate discussion on his distinguished career and latest album, followed by a special performance. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/160th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17 go on sale Monday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

BWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTONBWW Album Review: Raise a Glass to SPAMILTON
by Remy Holzer - Apr 27, 2017

One would have to have a heart of stone not to like Lin-Manuel Miranda. No, love Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is not only tremendously talented but one of the most endearing figures on Broadway. Devoted to his wife, son, and parents; committed to raising money for worthy causes; a pop-singing child, a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-dancing groom, and an endlessly versatile professional; author of Disney's latest girl-power anthem; Tweeter of endless kind words to his fans and the general public...how could Gerard Alessandrini, the impresario behind FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, hold him up for mockery, making 'Lin-Manuel as Hamilton' the subject of his latest spoof, SPAMILTON? Well, the monolith called HAMILTON has a life of its own, and with its well-deserved status as not just a Broadway sensation but an American cultural landmark comes an invitation to parody. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl!Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and wife Nicolette Kloe Robinson welcomed baby girl Lucille Ruby on Sunday morning. (more...)

WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3WNO Announces Star-Studded Gala With Renee Fleming, Denyce Graves, and Leslie Odom Jr., 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces an exciting conclusion to its 2016–2017 season: the 2017 WNO Opera Gala, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, who will step down as Chairman this summer. The Gala, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, will include a concert in the Kennedy Center Opera House featuring the WNO Orchestra and an array of musical stars who will pay special tribute to Jacqueline Mars's visionary leadership of WNO: legendary soprano Rene?e Fleming, superstar mezzo-soprano and D.C. native Denyce Graves, and Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr. The Gala is presented as part of JFKC, the Kennedy Center's season-long celebration of John F. Kennedy's centennial, and explores the themes of service and gratitude, which are often associated with President Kennedy. (more...)

Watch Ledisi Sing 'Bewitched' in the Studio for Billy Porter's 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' AlbumWatch Ledisi Sing 'Bewitched' in the Studio for Billy Porter's 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released an inside-the-studio video for Bewitched (Ledisi featuring Zaire Park) from his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway - available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins Line-Up of Tony-Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins Line-Up of Tony-Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit HAMILTON, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. to Bring Jazz Chops to BLUE NOTE AT SEAHAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. to Bring Jazz Chops to BLUE NOTE AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLANTPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

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