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BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!
by Guest Blogger: Nick Dalton - Jun 26, 2015

To quote Leslie Uggams, 'June is bustin' out all over..all the lidda bidda dridges and they hucka the bejeepers...' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's GraduationSTAGE TUBE: See Dr. Leslie Uggams' Full Speech at UConn's Graduation
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Click below to listen to her full address! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/15- Leslie UggamsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/15- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConnPhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at UConn
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the School's 2015 commencement ceremonies. Dr. Uggams then delivered the commencement address to the graduating class, sharing industry insights gleaned from her decades-spanning career. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

The Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online NowThe Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

In the fall of 2013, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR undertook a historic undertaking: to record -- for the first time -- all 10 plays from August Wilson's lauded American Century Cycle. Those audio recordings, along with exclusive video excerpts and photographs from the readings, are now being made available for online streaming on a time-limited basis here until August 26, 2015. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening TonightAndrea McArdle Stars in Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre tonight, April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Tori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This SummerTori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

One of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists for 2013, Tori Scott, returns to Joe's Pub May 4, May 18, and June 1 with her new solo show, THIRSTY!, a celebration of poor life choices, a crippling need for attention, and a regrettable love of vodka. (more...)

Andrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! CastAndrea McArdle Set to Lead Media Theatre's HELLO DOLLY! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

She's back where she belongs! 'Hello Dolly' starring Andrea McArdle is at The Media Theatre April 22 to May 24. Andrea McArdle returns to the award-winning professional music theatre venue after winning accolades as 'Mame' two years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, BRIGHT HALF LIFE, MAN AND SUPERMAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 25, 2015

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: BROOKLYNITE and BRIGHT HALF LIFE open off-Broadway, Ralph Fiennes stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN at the National and more! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

Danny Burstein Launches The Drama League's 2015 'Up Close' Series TodayDanny Burstein Launches The Drama League's 2015 'Up Close' Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Drama League launches its Winter 2015 Season of events at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. (more...)

BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!BWW TV: Drama League Honors James Earl Jones- Watch Highlights from Inside the Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2015

On Monday night, the Drama League's 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honored legendary Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® Award (EGOT) winner James Earl Jones at The Pierre Hotel. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the ceremony! (more...)

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