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Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Tommy Tune and More to Celebrate Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th AnniversaryTommy Tune and More to Celebrate Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) celebrates 25 years of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs with a series of exciting programs in 2015, including STOMPING GROUNDS, a free concert sampler April 14­-May 8; the Chicago Rhythm Fest finale concert May 13 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University; and special guest Tony Award winner Tommy Tune receiving CHRP's JUBA! Award at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee July 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINTony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present Winter Tap JAMboree, 2/13-15Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present Winter Tap JAMboree, 2/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and international contemporary percussive arts, welcomes students and performers to its annual Winter Tap JAMboree February 13-15, 2015, featuring master classes, auditions for the Tap Scholar Program and Nicholas Young's Institute For The Rhythmic Arts (IFTRA), a panel discussion and several Tap JAMs at the American Rhythm Center, Chicago's collaborative arts space in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cartier WilliamsBWW Interviews: Cartier Williams
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 2, 2014

Cartier Williams is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Throughout his career, Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates and the Nicholas Brothers. He has appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' 'The Tonight Show,' 'Good Morning America' and CNN. Cartier has performed for President Clinton, co-starring with Bebe Neuwirth in the PBS special 'In Performance at The White House.' He also performed for President George W. Bush at the 2006 Congressional Picnic at the White House. Cartier is currently continuing to develop multiple musical productions and workshops. (more...)

McCoy Tyner Honored Tonight at Giants of Jazz ConcertMcCoy Tyner Honored Tonight at Giants of Jazz Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner will be the Jazz Master Honoree at this year's annual Giants of Jazz Concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, NJ. The concert will take place tonight, November 29 at 8pm at 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079, and will feature an unparalleled gathering of jazz artists who will play in tribute to McCoy Tyner. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This WeekendCaminos Flamencos Present CANCIONES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: It's Official! Katy Perry to Headline SUPER BOWL XLIX Halftime ShowVIDEO: It's Official! Katy Perry to Headline SUPER BOWL XLIX Halftime Show
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Global superstar KATY PERRY will headline the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW on NBC in University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015, it was confirmed last night in an unprecedented multi-media, global announcement. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This WeekendCornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

McCoy Tyner to be Honored at Giants of Jazz Concert, 11/29McCoy Tyner to be Honored at Giants of Jazz Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner will be the Jazz Master Honoree at this year's annual Giants of Jazz Concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, NJ. The concert will take place Sat., November 29 at 8pm at 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079, and will feature an unparalleled gathering of jazz artists who will play in tribute to McCoy Tyner. Last minute additions to the roster of artists are expected and highly anticipated. The tribute will be a celebratory event as renowned jazz artists come together to honor one of their own. Tickets are priced from $40- $60. To purchase, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS (2787) or visit www.SOPACnow.org. Proceeds help to support South Orange Free Summer Concerts. (more...)

Savion Glover's STePz Set for Merrill Auditorium TonightSavion Glover's STePz Set for Merrill Auditorium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Portland Ovations will present Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover in his new production STePz at Merrill Auditorium tonight, November 6th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse on Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

Savion Glover's STePz Set for Merrill Auditorium, 11/6Savion Glover's STePz Set for Merrill Auditorium, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Portland Ovations will present Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover in his new production STePz at Merrill Auditorium on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30Caminos Flamencos to Present CANCIONES, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos are delighted to announce the revival of one of their most popular programs, Canciones, featuring flamenco dance set to traditional and popular songs. Guest artists Marina Elana, Manuel Gutierrez and Jesus Montoya join the ensemble in interpretations of music by Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, The Police and many more. Canciones runs for only two performances over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 - 30, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cartier WilliamsBWW Interviews: Cartier Williams
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 29, 2014

Cartier Williams is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Cartier is currently working on a project that will bring the joy of tap dance back into the lives of people across the world. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Williams Davis Foundation for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing the joy of performing arts into the lives of people worldwide. Throughout his career, Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates, and the Nicholas Brothers. He has taught at Broadway Dance Center and American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC along with many other cities across the country and the world! (more...)

NJTAP Ensemble to Celebrate 20 Years with 'XX' on Sept 21NJTAP Ensemble to Celebrate 20 Years with 'XX' on Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The New Jersey Tap Ensemble (NJTAP), Jersey's premiere tap dance company known for their traditional approach and precise rhythmic expression, presents XX: A Celebration of 20 Years, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Savion Glover Returns to the Portland Stage in STePz - Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Savion Glover Returns to the Portland Stage in STePz - Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) Savion Glover returns to scorch the Merrill stage in his fi rst Portland appearance in over a decade. His new production, STePz, is an exuberant celebration of tap dance that pays homage to tap masters, while cementing Glover's own place in history. “There is nothing boring about his dancemaking…watching his latest piece is like going on every ride at the carnival” (The New Yorker). In STePz Glover not only exhibits his mastery, he also reveals his wit and his joy in performing. Backed by an electrifying soundtrack that includes the music of Prince, Stevie Wonder and John Coltrane, Glover and his ensemble of virtuosic dancers take tap dance to new heights — and levels. (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC TonightSavion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center tonight, 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. (more...)

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