Mel Johnson News

Tom Dugan Brings FREDERICK DOUGLASS - IN THE SHADOW OF SLAVERY to Zeiterion Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Acclaimed playwright Tom Dugan brings Frederick Douglass back to New Bedford, Douglass' hometown, in the one person show, 'Frederick Douglass - In the Shadow of Slavery,' starring Broadway actor Mel Johnson Jr., in two performances at the Zeiterion Theatre located at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, tonight, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. EST and 8 p.m. EST. (more...)

MetroStage to Present ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG, 1/23-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the musical Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song, conceived and directed by Maurice Hines, with book by Lee Summers, Jan. 23-Mar. 16, 2014. Ella Fitzgerald, her cousin and traveling companion Georgiana, and her manager and jazz impresario Norman Granz tell her story both backstage and onstage. From a homeless street dancer to winning amateur night at the Apollo Theatre at the age of 15, from headlining with Chick Webb and his Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom to performing Live at the Cote D'Azur, from discovering she could "scat" to mastering a new art form called "bebop," this musical tells the fascinating journey of this legendary artist. Maurice Hines is the director. Mel Johnson Jr. is the associate director, and William Knowles is the music director, arranger, and orchestrator. (more...)

Tom Dugan to Bring FREDERICK DOUGLASS - IN THE SHADOW OF SLAVERY to Zeiterion Theatre, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Acclaimed playwright Tom Dugan brings Frederick Douglass back to New Bedford, Douglass' hometown, in the one person show, "Frederick Douglass - In the Shadow of Slavery,' starring Broadway actor Mel Johnson Jr., in two performances at the Zeiterion Theatre located at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA, on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. EST and 8 p.m. EST. Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/ (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Cuccioli, Teal Wicks and More Join Frank Wildhorn for FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

On Monday, November 4, the Broadway at Birdland partnership with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continued with another 'Frank & Friends' concert. This very special evening was an on-stage reunion for performers from sixteen years of Jekyll & Hyde Broadway and touring companies, including Robert Cuccioli, Craig Schulman, Luba Mason, Anastasia Barzee, Andrea Rivette, Coleen Sexton, Jodi Stevens?, Teal Wicks, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Courtney Markowitz, Dana Costello, Sean Jenness, Doug Storm & Mel Johnson, Jr. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Frank Wildhorn, Robert Cuccioli, Teal Wicks and More Set for JEKYLL & HYDE Reunion Concert at Birdland, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the Broadway at Birdland return of Frank Wildhorn in 'Frank and Friends' - Jekyll & Hyde Reunion Concert - featuring Robert Cuccioli, Teal Wicks, Luba Mason, Anastasia Barzee and surprise guests today, November 4 at 7pm. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn, Robert Cuccioli, Teal Wicks and More Set for JEKYLL & HYDE Reunion Concert at Birdland, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the Broadway at Birdland return of Frank Wildhorn in 'Frank and Friends' - Jekyll & Hyde Reunion Concert - featuring Robert Cuccioli, Teal Wicks, Luba Mason, Anastasia Barzee and surprise guests on Monday, November 4 at 7pm. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Natalie Venetia Belcon & More Join NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced final casting for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Tom Dugan Plays to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary with 'What Is Your Real Face?' Facebook Contest; Deadline 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Celebrating ten years of one-person-shows with insight into history's most famed figures, Tom Dugan Plays will commemorate the 10-year anniversary with a ticket giveaway in the four upcoming locations where Tom Dugan Plays will be performing, to those who offer a personal answer to the question 'What is your real face?' by November 16 via creative works including drawing, writing, photo, video or other creative piece to the Tom Dugan Plays Facebook page (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre's ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, Opening 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

Rubicon Theatre Company commemorates these historic events with the presentation of ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, a compelling and dramatic portrait of one of U.S. history's most enigmatic figures. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Co. to Present Tom Dugan's One-Man Show ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, 9/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, opens at Rubicon on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. and closes on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m., with low-priced previews starting Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. For tickets and information, go towww.rubicontheatre.org or call (805) 667-2900. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Dugan in Rubicon Theatre's ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

Last month marked the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the decisive battles of the Civil War. The anniversaries of the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's Gettysburg address take place over the next few months. Rubicon Theatre Company commemorates these historic events with the presentation of ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, a compelling and dramatic portrait of one of U.S. history's most enigmatic figures. Scroll down for a first look at star Tom Dugan in action! (more...)

2013 Helpmann Award Nominations Announced Today in Six Cities!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Live Performance Australia (LPA) have confirmed that the nominations for the 2013 Helpmann Awards will be announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. This is the first time the Nominations events are being held in 6 different cities and a first for Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

Teri Roiger Brings Music of Abbey Lincoln to The Falcon Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Teri Roiger sings the music of Abbey Lincoln celebrating JUNETEENTH and the release of Teri's new recording DEAR ABBEY: THE MUSIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN at THE FALCON, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY, tonight, June 19, 2013 - 7:00 pm (speakers); 8:00 pm (music). (more...)

2013 Helpmann Award Nominations to Be Announced in Six Cities, June 24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Live Performance Australia (LPA) have confirmed that the nominations for the 2013 Helpmann Awards will be announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. This is the first time the Nominations events are being held in 6 different cities and a first for Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

Teri Roiger to Bring Music of Abbey Lincoln to The Falcon, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2013

Teri Roiger sings the music of Abbey Lincoln celebrating JUNETEENTH and the release of Teri's new recording DEAR ABBEY: THE MUSIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN at THE FALCON, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:00 pm (speakers); 8:00 pm (music). (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Here's to the Night' - A Toast to JEKYLL & HYDE, Closing on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2013

The new Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE, starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, plays its final performance today, May 12, 2013, after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre. Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway on April 5 and opened on April 18, 2013. The production was originally scheduled to run through June. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's journey across the country and onto the Great White Way! (more...)

Breaking News: JEKYLL & HYDE to Close on May 12 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

It was announced today that the new Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE -starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox - will play the final performance of its limited Broadway engagement on Sunday, May 12, 2013, after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre.Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway Friday, April 5, 2013 and opened on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Back on Broadway - Opening Night Party
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 19, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the entire night. Check out photos of the cast and creative at the opening night party. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: JEKYLL & HYDE Tour Celebrates 200th Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2013

The four-time Tony nominated musical sensation JEKYLL & HYDE is celebrating its 200th performance at Chicago's Cadillac Palace as part of the show's pre-Broadway tour. Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis stars in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, alongside Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox as Lucy. Watch an exclusive video toast from the cast and creative team below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Frank Wildhorn and More at JEKYLL & HYDE's Pantages Theatre Opening in LA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2013

Broadway World Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were once again on the red carpet Tuesday, February 12, 2013 for the much anticipated Los Angeles opening of the Four-time Tony Nominated Musical Sensation JEKYLL & HYDE. Watch BWW's opening night interviews below! (more...)

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