Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date Of Birth:
December 08, 1925
Date Of Death:
May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

MUSIC AT THE MANSION Announces Performance with Craig Pomranz, Celia Berk, and Jamie Hartmann on 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, August 31, at 3pm. Performers include Jamie Hartmann, Celia Berk and Craig Pomranz. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be Talia Wynzel. (more...)

Viewers to Vote for Favorite MDA TELETHON Moment for 49th Annual Telecast
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show to air this Labor Day weekend. (more...)

Scoop: MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON on ABC - Sunday, August 31, 2014
by - Aug 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 31, 2014! (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. Tickets are $65, $80, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW to Return to THEATRE BY THE SEA, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Experience the timeless charm of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop once again, as Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW returns to Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea following their record-breaking run in June. Tickets are on sale now by phone (401-782-8587), online at theatrebythesea.com or in person at the Box Office window located at 364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI. Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW play 4 shows from Friday, September 12 to Sunday, September 14. (more...)

Single Ticket Saturday Set for 8/16 at RiverCenter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

RiverCenter will hold its ninth annual Single Ticket Saturday event on August 16th from 10am to 3pm. Last year hundreds of patrons enjoyed Single Ticket Saturday and this year's season is bigger than ever. (more...)

El Portal Theatre to Welcome Arthur Duncan, 9/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents "ONE MORE TIME!" An intimate evening of song, dance and memories with living legend Arthur Duncan, and Musical Direction by Lenny LaCroix with the Lenny LaCroix Trio at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 5 show only engagement will be presented September 12, 13, & 14. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OBBA BABATUNDE Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by Don Grigware - Aug 01, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

Charles Aznavour to Play Farewell Concert at Theater at MSG, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced today that legendary French singer Charles Aznavour will make his only area appearance performing a farewell concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, September 20. (more...)

BWW Interviews: I WISH YOU LOVE Actor Dennis Spears Talks the Mystique of Nat 'King' Cole
by Katricia Lang - Jul 21, 2014

For all his hard work and talent, Nat 'King' Cole was treated to segregated concert halls, burning crosses and slurs. We know what he did do. We know what he didn't do (ask the NAACP). We know Kimye's wedding menu. But we don't know Nat 'King' Cole. This is what I WISH YOU LOVE seeks. To push through the mystique of this enigmatic performer to discover the flesh and blood underneath. I had the privilege of speaking with actor Dennis Spears, Mr. Cole himself. (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Wynn Las Vegas Welcomes Vocalist Michael Monge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Wynn Las Vegas is pleased to welcome classic vocalist Michael Monge for his Las Vegas debut inside Eastside Lounge at Encore. (more...)

'THE RAT PACK', THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Alhambra Theatre & Dining's Fall 2014 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the longest running professional dinner theater in the United States is quickly turning into one of its busiest venues. In additional to its traditional slate of Broadway-quality theatrical productions, the Alhambra will be host to two concerts, a two-day show starring Tina Lifford of NBC's Parenthood, which is a fundraiser for Generation W, and a fundraiser for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BROADWAY AT ITS BEST Travels from Las Vegas to Bradenton, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Las Vegas based production, Broadway at its Best, starring the highly-acclaimed musical group, "The Phat Pack" will make its Florida debut in the Bradenton Auditorium on August 2nd and 3rd. The Broadway-style, musical variety group was given the "Best of Las Vegas 2013 Award" for Best All Around Performers by the Las Vegas Review Journal. (more...)

MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON to Return to ABC, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

ABC has renewed its commitment to air the two-hour MDA Show of Strength Telethon on their stations across the country. As in the past, the entertainment event will raise funds and awareness and acknowledge partners who support MDA's mission (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, Adrienne Warren and Jane Monheit at FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

On Monday, June 30, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his regular series called 'Frank & Friends.' This particular show, 'Girls Night Out!' found Frank onstage with Broadway leading ladies Jackie Burns (If/Then), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On) and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit (Jane Monheit's Jazz Party at Birdland). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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