Leslie Odom Jr News

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Watch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This OctoberWatch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Leslie Odom Jr & More Stars Appear in Anti-Trump PSAVIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris, Leslie Odom Jr & More Stars Appear in Anti-Trump PSA
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In a new video released today, the world's biggest celebrities explain why it is Important that you vote on November 8th. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. and The Roots to Headline The Journey Home Benefit in BaltimoreLeslie Odom, Jr. and The Roots to Headline The Journey Home Benefit in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Jewel, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth and Vanessa Williams have surprised attendees over the past five years as part of the annual 'An Evening of Unexpected Delights' fundraiser benefiting The Journey Home, Baltimore City's plan to make homelessness rare and brief. For the event's sixth year, there is no more guessing. The organization has let the cat out of the bag, announcing The Roots will take the stage with special guest, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. of 'Hamilton' on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. (more...)

BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Is The Master Parodist's MasterpieceBWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Is The Master Parodist's Masterpiece
by Michael Dale - Sep 9, 2016

'I am not gonna let Broadway rot,' raps a rising musical theatre artist who describes himself as being 'just like a savior / With Mobb Deep misbehavior,' in Gerard Alessandrini's positively brilliant spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer winner, repackaged as SPAMILTON. (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Hamilton Parody SPAMILTONReview Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Hamilton Parody SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spamilton, a sneak peek into Forbidden Broadway creator, Gerard Alessandrini's ongoing obsession with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, much like its source material, has taken off-Broadway by storm. The musical, which promises an evening that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, celebrates its official opening night tonight. (more...)

Bid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand AuctionBid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts, rejoice - the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is less than three weeks away. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight GalaLeslie Odom, Jr., Cynthia Erivo and More to Headline Women's Association of NJPAC Spotlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Tony Award winners Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton) and Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Kenny Lattimore will bring their powerful voices and dynamic stage presence to NJPAC's 21st Annual Spotlight Gala of the Women's Association of NJPAC on Saturday, October 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Sep 2, 2016

2016 is one of Broadway's most diverse seasons, so much so it spawned a Twitter trending hashtag #TonysSoDiverse following the nominations for this past weekend's awards ceremony. 12 Black and non-Black actors of color were nominated for a Tony Award. For the first time in the Tonys' history, all four musical acting categories were won by Black actors, and if you walk down 45th Street, as soprano Paula Dione Ingram has, the block is lit up by 'Black Broadway.' It's a laudable moment in a theatre history that has not always been so and still continues to have a long way to go, the subject of Ingram's Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway, her debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 4. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & Phil Collins Perform at 2016 U.S. OpenVIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & Phil Collins Perform at 2016 U.S. Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

HAMILTON star and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. returned to his native Queens, NY to perform a special duet with cultural legend Phil Collins during last night's Opening Night Ceremony for the 2016 US Open. (more...)

ESPN Coverage of U.S. OPEN Begins Today With First-Round MatchupsESPN Coverage of U.S. OPEN Begins Today With First-Round Matchups
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The all-ESPN US Open starts Monday, Aug. 29 – rain or shine thanks to the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium – with a slate full of intriguing first-round matchups (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Why Did HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Turn Down Aaron Burr Role Three Times? Find Out!Why Did HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Turn Down Aaron Burr Role Three Times? Find Out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In today's New York Post, the SHUFFLE ALONG star reveals that he turned down the role three times, before finally saying yes to HAMILTON director Tommy Kail. (more...)


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Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Hollywood Stars to Celebrate World Humanitarian DayLeslie Odom Jr. Joins Hollywood Stars to Celebrate World Humanitarian Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr.'s been busy since he left Hamilton earlier this summer, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon! Broadway fans know him to be just as kind and generous as he is talented, and on Friday, August 19th, he teamed up with several Hollywood stars, including Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer, to perform at a United Nations benefit to celebrate World Humanitarian Day and encourage people around the world to take action for humanitarian efforts.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

Burr on the Court! Leslie Odom Jr. Launch 2016 US Open with Phil Collins DuetBurr on the Court! Leslie Odom Jr. Launch 2016 US Open with Phil Collins Duet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The USTA today announced that 'Hamilton' star and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. will return to his native Queens, NY to perform a special duet with cultural legend Phil Collins during the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2016 US Open on the evening of Monday, August 29, in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Headline LIVE! from the Rainbow Room SeriesTony Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Headline LIVE! from the Rainbow Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Tony and Grammy Award winning performer Leslie Odom, Jr. will kick off LIVE! from the Rainbow Room, a series of intimate, live performances inside one of New York's most glamourous and iconic settings. Set 65 stories above the landmark Rockefeller Center with panoramic views in every direction, Odom, Jr. will host a one-night only performance for 250 guests. (more...)

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