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Date Of Birth:
April 20, 1951
Date Of Death:
July 01, 2005 (54)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
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Holiday Music Channels Set to Launch on SiriusXMHoliday Music Channels Set to Launch on SiriusXM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

SiriusXM today announced its holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Jennifer Holliday is hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

On Monday, October 27, 2014, New Heritage presents A Season in an Evening: A Night to Remember in celebration of the theater's 50 years. Actors, musicians, friends and supporters will be treated to an exciting glimpse of history with theatre and music performances by a stellar cast of New Heritage alums and invited guests. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLEJennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Jennifer Holliday will soon be hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marc Shaiman Preps for THE 54 BELOW SHOW and Wraps Up ROCK BOTTOM! Plus- Will CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Arrive on Broadway?BWW Interview: Marc Shaiman Preps for THE 54 BELOW SHOW and Wraps Up ROCK BOTTOM! Plus- Will CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Arrive on Broadway?
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents its newest late night event, 'The 54 Below Show.' The new series launches on Friday, October 17 at 11:30PM with inaugural host, Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Catch Me if You Can). Cover starts at $20 with a $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

Comedian 'Nephew Tommy' to Make Suncoast Showroom Debut, 11/14-15Comedian 'Nephew Tommy' to Make Suncoast Showroom Debut, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Comedian Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles makes his Suncoast Showroom debut November 14 and 15. (more...)

AJae Set to Release Debut Single 'Just Do Me' 10/7; Check Out the PreviewAJae Set to Release Debut Single 'Just Do Me' 10/7; Check Out the Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

On Tuesday, AJae is set to release her first single, “Just Do Me,” on iTunes. AJae's sound is a mix of pop, R&B, hip hop and rap. Celebrating life and promoting positive messages are very important components of her music. AJae's music motivates challenging them to come to know their true self-worth. Check out a preview below. (more...)

Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'Stage Tube: Jennifer Holliday Covers Diana Ross: 'I Ain't Been Licked'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Need some motivation to get up on this early Fall, Saturday morning? Jennifer Holliday has it for you as she performs the Diana Ross classic 'I Ain't Been Licked' at her BB King Blues Club show this month. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPSBWW Interview: Kenyon Phillips Discusses THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 19, 2014

Kenyon Phillips will be returning to Joes Pub on Friday, October 24 to reprise his sold-out performance of The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Will Return to Joe's Pub on 10/24BWW Exclusive: THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Will Return to Joe's Pub on 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

After its sold-out, world-premiere performance at Joe's Pub this past spring, Kenyon Phillips's autobiographical 90-minute rock opera, The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, will return to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003) on Friday, October 24th, 2014, at 7:00PM. (more...)

En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and YOLA Choir Join THE BLACK MOVIE SOUNDTRACK at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM, hosted by actor and comedian Craig Robinson. Just added to the line-up are all-female R&B group En Vogue and soul and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Also joining the line-up to perform Pharell's "Happy" are sixty elementary-aged choir students from YOLA at HOLA and YOLA at LACHSA. (more...)

THE WIZ Screens Tonight at St. Nicholas Park as Part of Harlem Week FestivitiesTHE WIZ Screens Tonight at St. Nicholas Park as Part of Harlem Week Festivities
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar TonightShoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest over the top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DAME KIRI TE KANAWA - 70TH BIRTHDAY GALA TOUR a Complete DelightBWW Reviews: DAME KIRI TE KANAWA - 70TH BIRTHDAY GALA TOUR a Complete Delight
by Barry Lenny - May 20, 2014

One of the all time favourites with opera enthusiasts, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa more than fulfilled the expectations of her many admirers. (more...)

The American Museum of Natural History Presents ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/20The American Museum of Natural History Presents ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, concluding its seventh season, with the Martinez Brothers, Justin Strauss, and Stephen Silvestri. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 20. (more...)

Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund is proud to announce the 7th Annual "The Songs of Our Lives" concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. "The Songs of Our Lives" is a benefit concert showcasing award-winning songwriters performing the hit songs they have written over the course of their career. The Songs of Our Lives provides a unique opportunity to experience these pieces as the songwriter envisioned them. The intimate setting of this event gives guests the chance to be up close and personal with these artists. Award-winning songwriter Charles Fox, a longtime Fulfillment Fund board member along with his wife Joan Fox, created "The Songs of Our Lives" as an opportunity to combine entertainment and philanthropy in a meaningful way to support the Fulfillment Fund's important work in the community. Songwriters who have participated in The Songs of Our Lives include Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Hal David, Mac Davis, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, David Foster, Steve Karmen, Jerry Leiber, Kenny Loggins, Barry Mann, Alan Rich, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Paul Williams, Bill Withers, and many others. Freda Payne as well as Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes) have been added to the program as well. (more...)

Buck Creek Players to Present Indianapolis Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 5/30-6/15Buck Creek Players to Present Indianapolis Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with the Indianapolis premiere of Carrie: The Musical, opening Friday, May 30th, and continuing for a limited run three weekends through Sunday, June 15th. (more...)

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