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Tori Scott Returns to Joe's Pub with New Solo Show THIRSTY! TonightTori Scott Returns to Joe's Pub with New Solo Show THIRSTY! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

One of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists for 2013, Tori Scott, returns to Joe's Pub tonight, August 24, 2015 her new solo show, THIRSTY!, a celebration of poor life choices, a crippling need for attention, and a regrettable love of vodka. (more...)

Glory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre CompanyGlory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Arnold Mittelman and The National Jewish Theater Foundation, is pleased to announce that Glory Crampton will join previously announced Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli in the world premiere production of Rothschild & Sons, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Sherman Yellen, with direction by Jeffrey B. Moss.  Mr. Cuccioli will star as Mayer Rothschild, with Ms. Crampton in the pivotal role as his wife, Gutele.  Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway's Saunders Siblings on August 3 @ 9:30pm. Family never sounded so good! Alanna Saunders (NBC's Peter Pan Live!), Heath Saunders (Lennon: Through A Glass Onion), Claire Saunders (Nancy Meyers' The Intern) and Trent Saunders (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) will rock you with a mix of pop and contemporary Broadway. You won't stop smiling as these four take you on a comic journey into their surprising, mixed-up, close-knit family. Go on, challenge yourself to pick your favorite between identical twins Alanna and Claire. You've never heard songs from Adele, Anastasia (the movie), Sam Smith and Jason Robert Brown sung quite this way before. (more...)

Musical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pmMusical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of the New York nightclub and cabaret scene's most talented couple--Vocalist/Actress Nina Hennessey and Drummer Ray Marchica--have been booked by Birdland, New York's premier jazz club, for a special show on August 2 at 6 pm (doors open at 5 pm). The married musical team has put together a stellar band for this set of jazzy standards, including Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Bob Quaranta on piano. The show will also feature Award-Winning vocalist Marissa Mulder as a special guest. To purchase tickets, go to: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/919343 (more...)

August Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To StreamAugust Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To Stream
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

Relive the epic cycle by August Wilson! (more...)

Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame to Honor Joe DeerDayton Theatre Hall of Fame to Honor Joe Deer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

According to MostMetro.com, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame will honor Joe Deer, professor of musical theatre and director of Wright State University's Musical Theatre Initiative. He will be inducted during the DayTony Awards on August 8, 2015 at Sinclair Community College. (more...)

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...)

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