Sammy Davis, Jr. News

Date of Birth: December 08, 1925
Date of Death: May 16, 1990 (64)
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing ExperienceBWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's PubHasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Calling Artists and Writers to Display Work at Leonia Arts' Sixth Annual MEET THE ARTISTSCalling Artists and Writers to Display Work at Leonia Arts' Sixth Annual MEET THE ARTISTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Leonia Arts, a nonprofit cultural arts alliance in the borough, is co-sponsoring with the Leonia Public Library the sixth annual 'Meet the Artists'.  The event will be held on Sunday, September 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 399 Broad Avenue in the town.  The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACKSHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Savion Glover's BRiNG TiME BaCK @ NJPAC, an original song-and-dance piece featuring a cast of 45 talented New Jersey youngsters ages 6-18, will premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in ChicagoTickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

BWW Review: Kevin Smith Kirkwood Embodies Whitney Houston In Dazzling CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's PubBWW Review: Kevin Smith Kirkwood Embodies Whitney Houston In Dazzling CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 8, 2016

Arriving on stage in a tear-away USA tracksuit to wow the crowd with 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' Kevin Smith Kirkwood looked every bit the part of Whitney Houston in the return of CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! at Joe's Pub on August 31. But as everyone knows, a diva is more than just clothes (although the jumpsuit underneath was admittedly stunning as well). In less adept hands, the show's concept--- that Houston came down on a cloud for a repeat performance--- might have felt awkward or, worse, exploitative. Fortunately, Kirkwood, who is no stranger to glam and larger-than-life performers following his run in KINKY BOOTS, truly embodied the late icon on every level. Opening the show, he addressed the audience with a coy, 'Ladies and gentlemen, it's so good to be back.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much MoreBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much More
by Mike Mekus - Aug 26, 2016

The legendary artist discusses everything from Steppin' Out and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pittsburgh, the political scene, Diabetes, and so much more. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This FallCassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Savion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPACSavion Glover's CHRONOLOGY OF A HOOFER Set For World Premiere at NJPAC
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

Tony Award winner Savion Glover, the tap master of Broadway's Shuffle Along, chronicles his lifework and pays tribute to his mentors in the world premiere of Savion Glover's Chronology of a HooFer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John ShiversBWW Interview: Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Fitz Patton (THE HUMANS) and John Shivers (KINKY BOOTS) explain the the art of designing sound for theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17BWW Preview: Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 32nd year as a performing artist in show business and will thrill his fans with a performance at BB Kings in Times Square on Wednesday evening, August 17th. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: DIVA LAS VEGAS, The Space, 12 AugustEDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: DIVA LAS VEGAS, The Space, 12 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 14, 2016

Diva Las Vegas delivers The Sundaes back to Edinburgh with their boldest show to date. Sassy, sexy and sensational, The Sundaes pay homage to the biggest divas on the planet with their trademark stunning vocals, coupled with a generous scoop of comedy and the outrageous costumes that they are known for. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2016 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough, a premier performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough College is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough aims to bring top notch performing arts to South Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. (more...)

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Announces August 2016 Shows, Special Events, Giveaways and TournamentsGolden Nugget Las Vegas Announces August 2016 Shows, Special Events, Giveaways and Tournaments
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Golden Nugget Las Vegas has announced its August 2016 entertainment, special events, giveaways and tournaments. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MOREVivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Sharon Hendrix Releases Her Retro-Summertime Fun 'Frazzelmatic' VideoSharon Hendrix Releases Her Retro-Summertime Fun 'Frazzelmatic' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon “Muffy” Hendrix has stepped into the spotlight. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on SaleTribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

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