Lillias White News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1951 (64)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Lillias White Will Perform in BC/EFA Benefit Cabaret at Bucks County PlayhouseLillias White Will Perform in BC/EFA Benefit Cabaret at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White will bring her delicious, showstopping, once-in-a-generation song stylings to this year's Bucks County Cabaret (#buckscountycabaret), a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening of song will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This FallAnn Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS is a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, with lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio and more. The recording will be released on Friday, October 9 by the MCG Jazz record label (Marty Ashby, producer). (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for 13th Annual New York Musical Theatre FestivalSubmissions Now Being Accepted for 13th Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is now accepting submissions for new musicals for its 2016 Festival. Also announced was the selection of panelists for the 2016 Grand Jury who will help to choose shows for acceptance into the Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer-service program. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside Carly Hughes' Solo Show at 54 Below!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside Carly Hughes' Solo Show at 54 Below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 10, 2015

'If Dinah Washington & Nancy Wilson met up with Jessie J & Amy Winehouse for cocktails...' you'd get Carly Live at 54! With eight Broadway shows to her name, Carly Hughes has quickly established herself as a recognizable talent, both onstage and off. Carly most recently starred on Broadway as Velma Kelly in Chicago and as The Leading Player in Pippin. A recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Awards, her other Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Ghost, Ragtime, 25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee and The Grinch. Carly is also featured in the upcoming movie adaptation of Ahrens & Flaherty's musical, Lucky Stiff. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming BackFLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming Back
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

Today we celebrate this week's hot news of the forthcoming West End revival of Broadway classic FUNNY GIRL! (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Friday, July 31, 2015Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Friday, July 31, 2015
by - Jul 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Friday, July 31, 2015! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/2015 - INTO THE WOODS, MACK & MABEL, LOVE LETTERS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 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: INTO THE WOODS comes to Forest Park, MACK & MABEL take over Chichester, LOVE LETTERS heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the AMAZING GRACE's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside the AMAZING GRACE's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Jul 17, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opened last night, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch,Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/23/2015 - 6/30/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 6/23/2015 - 6/30/2015
by - Jun 30, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/23/2015 - 6/30/2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 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: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Meet the Team! All You Need to Know About the Documentary & Cast Behind the New Musical GOTTA DANCEMeet the Team! All You Need to Know About the Documentary & Cast Behind the New Musical GOTTA DANCE
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The initial casting for Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical based on the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, was announced earlier today, including Tony Award nominee Andre De Shields, five-time Emmy Award nominee Georgia Engel, Tony Award-winner Lillias White, television and film icon Stefanie Powers (making her Broadway debut), Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, and Nancy Ticotin are set to star in the pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance this winter at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. Gotta Dance begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016. (more...)

Andre De Shields, Haven Burton, Lillias White & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE in ChicagoAndre De Shields, Haven Burton, Lillias White & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE in Chicago
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The new musical GOTTA DANCE will take its first steps with an all-star cast. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/15- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: JEFFRY DENMANBWW Interviews: JEFFRY DENMAN
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 15, 2015

A good reason for a family vacation (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 15-21, Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 15-21, Featuring Ann Hampton Callaway and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: 'Merman's Apprentice' In Concert, Starring: Klea Blackhurst & Anita Gillette; BLAME CANADA! Featuring Broadway's Canadian Talent; Ann Hampton Callaway: On My Way to You; Sara Chase at 54 Below; and The Melody Lingers On: A 'Benefit' for Victims of Earworm. (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

Sara Chase Will Tribute Broadway with Nick Cordero at 54 Below!Sara Chase Will Tribute Broadway with Nick Cordero at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Sara Chase loves Broadway! Join her for a loving and slightly inappropriate tribute to the Great White Way. While her friends were doing normal things, Sara was stalking Lillias White, hocking a couch for Barbra Streisand tickets, and rubbing elbows with future Broadway stars when they still went by their birth names.  Tony Award nominee, Nick Cordero will be joining Sara for some Broadway debauchery on June 19! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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