Lillias White News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1951 (65)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los AngelesLillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Darren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit ConcertDarren Criss and More Sign on for 'FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE' Orlando Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando today announced new additions to the sold-out concert line-up. The benefit concert, which sold out within two hours of tickets going on-sale, will take place on July 25th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30pm. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio ShowLillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

For each share or challenge, Stagedoor will donate $10 to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, up to $5,000, because love is love is love. (more...)

VIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing ChallengeVIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Catskills theatre camp has released their own version of the #BroadwayForOrlando love anthem to raise funds for the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance StudentsPhoto Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOADNathan Lee Graham to Appear on Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download welcomes Nathan Lee Graham; the ubiquitous, unique, singular, multi-talented star of stage, screen, and film. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O'Hara & Many More Will Unite for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Benefit Concert in OrlandoChita Rivera, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O'Hara & Many More Will Unite for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Benefit Concert in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando - a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims - on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Ace Young to Join Valisia LeKae & More in SINGLE at NYMFAce Young to Join Valisia LeKae & More in SINGLE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Executive Producer Aaron Grant has announced that American Idol Finalist Ace Young will star in the new musical SINGLE as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Nearly 20 years ago Broadway fell in love with the spellbinding Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley as Daisy and Violet Hilton; conjoined twins and unlikely starlets in the moody and romantic original 1997 production of SIDE SHOW by Bill Russell and Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger, directed by Robert Longbottom.  Skinner and Ripley have enjoyed Broadway success and acclaim, each in their own right, as well as thriving concert and recording careers. The ladies will talk work, play, friendship, family and the phenomenon that led to their remarkable joint Tony Nomination. (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in AugustLeanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/16- DREAMGIRLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/16- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

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...)

Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2016 New York Musical FestivalTony Winner Jessie Mueller to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2016 New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) as the 2016 NYMF Honorary Chair. The 2016 New York Musical Festival will be presented from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 6/29Capathia Jenkins Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download on 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Capathia Jenkins is a Brooklyn-born actress who most recently starred as 'Medda' in the hit Disney production of Newsies' on Broadway. She made her debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of 'Turn Back, O Man'. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of 'The Washing Machine' in Caroline, Or Change and 'Frieda May' in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang 'Stop the Show' and brought the house down every night. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando ProjectVIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community. (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White to Celebrate 65th Birthday with Series of Concerts in JulyTony Winner Lillias White to Celebrate 65th Birthday with Series of Concerts in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

?Tony Award-winner LILLIAS WHITE (Dreamgirls, Barnum, Chicago, The Life and Fela!) is set to return to The Triad (158 W. 72nd St.) on the Upper West Side for three special performances of "The Birthday Show" - celebrating White's 65th Birthday on Friday, July 22nd at 9PM, Saturday, July 23rd at 11PM and Sunday, July 24th at 7PM. Lillias White is also featured in 'The Get Down', the new Netflix series, executive produced by the legendary Baz Luhrmann (scheduled to begin streaming on Netflix on August 12th, 2016). (more...)

Photo Flash: Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline & More Guest on MAYA & MARTYPhoto Flash: Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline & More Guest on MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Cecily Strong and Kevin Kline were among the guest stars on last night's episode of MAYA & MARTY on NBC. (more...)

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunesBroadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

According to the official iTunes charts, the Broadway Records recording of 'What the World Needs Now is Love', which benefits the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre, is currently the No. 2 most down-loaded song. (more...)

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