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ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to The Metropolitan RoomPorter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the '70s and '80s, Porter Carroll, Jr. with Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band are bringing 'The Evolution of Cabaret' to The Metropolitan Room on February 25, 2017 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Ariana Grande & John Legend Perform BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Title Track!FIRST LISTEN: Ariana Grande & John Legend Perform BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Title Track!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar-winning and multi-platinum selling musician John Legend perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet 'Beauty and the Beast' (more...)

Deon Cole & Nicole Ari Parker to Host 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS on Bounce, 1/29Deon Cole & Nicole Ari Parker to Host 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS on Bounce, 1/29
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Black-ish, Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker host an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances at the 25 th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS (more...)

Photo Flash: Celine Dion to Perform Original Tune by Menken & Rice for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Soundtrack; Art Unveiled!Photo Flash: Celine Dion to Perform Original Tune by Menken & Rice for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Soundtrack; Art Unveiled!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Five-time GRAMMY-winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, 'How Does A Moment Last Forever,' for Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast.' The song will also be included on the film's soundtrack. Scroll down for a peek at the official artwork for the album! (more...)

Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDSLou Gossett, Jr., Bill Withers & More Added to 25th Annual TRUMPET AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Bounce will world premiere the 25 th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET. (more...)

Major Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDINMajor Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to announce that Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over the role full-time beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Michael Bolton For A Night Of Romantic Hits, 2/10-11Pacific Symphony Presents Michael Bolton For A Night Of Romantic Hits, 2/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Get ready for a wonderfully romantic and memorable evening when Pacific Symphony Pops welcomes the iconic, multi-Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter-Michael Bolton-for a special Valentine's Day weekend celebration! (more...)

Confirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTConfirmed! Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Track for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/ musician John Legend are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet "Beauty and the Beast" as the title track for Disney's upcoming soundtrack (more...)

Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Song for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?Ariana Grande & John Legend to Perform Title Song for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

According to Hits Daily Double, Ariana Grande and John Legend will team up for an epic duet to be featured in Disney's highly-anticipated live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho to Play Blue Note Hawaii 3/19/2017Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho to Play Blue Note Hawaii 3/19/2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2016

Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, welcomes world-renowned guitarists Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho for one night only, March 19, 2017. Tickets are on sale now for this special event. (more...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLActors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMABroadway's ALADDIN to Perform New Version of 'Friend Like Me' Live on GMA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The cast of Disney's Aladdin, led by Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), will perform a never-before-seen version of the show-stopping production number "Friend Like Me" live from the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (more...)

ALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next MondayALADDIN Individual Tickets On Sale Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Monday, December 5.  The hit Broadway musical will launch its North American tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre with performances beginning on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.   (more...)

Over 400 HBCU Students Attend TMCF 28th Annual Awards GalaOver 400 HBCU Students Attend TMCF 28th Annual Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Broadway's Reva Rice to Bring SONG BIRD to the Smith CenterBroadway's Reva Rice to Bring SONG BIRD to the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The incomparable Reva Rice will make her solo debut at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center with her all new show Song Bird, a musical journey through the American songbook for two performances only today, October 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Broadway's Reva Rice to Bring SONG BIRD to the Smith CenterBroadway's Reva Rice to Bring SONG BIRD to the Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The incomparable Reva Rice will make her solo debut at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center with her all new show Song Bird, a musical journey through the American songbook for two performances only on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: The Life and Times of BEAUTY AND THE BEASTAnatomy of a Showtune: The Life and Times of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2016

It all starts very simple. A steady piano, a lilting flute. A young woman descending a staircase in the ballgown of every little girl's dreams, meeting her intended at the base. They beam at one another; she curtsies, he bows. As the iconic voice of Angela Lansbury enters the equation through an enchanted teapot, infusing the sequence with warmth and wisdom, the woman and her very unlikely suitor enter the ballroom. Finally having learned to ignore their differences, the two sway and twirl their way into happily ever after. (more...)

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