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Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, Wayne Brady Celebrates His Opening Night!Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, Wayne Brady Celebrates His Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2015

Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee†Wayne Brady†officially took over the coveted role of 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical†Kinky Boots†at the†Al Hirschfeld†Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on November 21, 2015. The show celebrated his opening night yesterday, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special night. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Eyes Broadway; Launches KickstarterSTAGE TUBE: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Eyes Broadway; Launches Kickstarter
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

The producers (AnthonyKen, LLC/Sheryl Lee Ralph & The DIVA Foundation) of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, have started a Kickstarter campaign to bring MIGHTY REAL to Broadway. Watch exclusive video of†Sylvester's sister, Bernadine Holley, promoting†the campaign below! (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Nabs Five AUDELCO Award NominationsMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Nabs Five AUDELCO Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that†MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, has been nominated for five AUDELCO Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production of the Year. (more...)

Broadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINEBroadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

In the early 1980s, despite their previously long-running friendship, Broadway director, producer and choreographer Michael Bennett and fellow jack-of-all-trades on the Great White Way Tommy Tune, entered into what many consider the greatest face-off in Tony Awards history. Michael Riedel, writing for Vanity Fair, examines this rivalry between DREAMGIRLS and NINE in an adapted excerpt from his book RAZZLE DAZZLE for the magazine's October 2015 issue. (more...)

TUTS Welcomes New Chairman of the Board and Board MembersTUTS Welcomes New Chairman of the Board and Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new members to the Board of Directors for the 2015/16 season.† (more...)

Walter Newkirk Chats GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical & HBO Film at Short Stories in NJ TonightWalter Newkirk Chats GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical & HBO Film at Short Stories in NJ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Tonight, September 25 at 7pm veteran publicist and author Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia: A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens will appear at SHORT STORIES Bookstore in Madison, NJ. He will talk about GREY GARDENS: the critically acclaimed documentary, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' Tune Set for Season 2 Premiere of EMPIRE on Fox Tonight'MIGHTY REAL' Tune Set for Season 2 Premiere of EMPIRE on Fox Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life and music of Sylvester (born Sylvester James, Jr.; September 6, 1947 - December 16, 1988), the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' continues to keep the musical icon's legacy alive as it tours the country following its Off-Broadway premiere last September. (more...)

Broadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINEBroadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

In the early 1980s, despite their previously long-running friendship, Broadway director, producer and choreographer Michael Bennett and fellow jack-of-all-trades on the Great White Way Tommy Tune, entered into what many consider the greatest face-off in Tony Awards history. Michael Riedel, writing for Vanity Fair, examines this rivalry between DREAMGIRLS and NINE in an adapted excerpt from his book RAZZLE DAZZLE for the magazine's October 2015 issue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCEPhoto Flash: Karen Mason Launches Philadelphia's RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Broadway powerhouse Karen Mason opened Philadelphia's new RRAZZ ROOM AT THE PRINCE THEATRE this past Friday, September 18, 2015. Scroll down for photos and highlights from the concert! (more...)

Walter Newkirk to Chat GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical & HBO Film at Short Stories in NJWalter Newkirk to Chat GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical & HBO Film at Short Stories in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

On Friday ,September†25 at 7pm†veteran publicist and author Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia: A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens†will appear at†SHORT STORIES†Bookstore in Madison, NJ.†He will talk about GREY GARDENS: the critically acclaimed documentary, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO film starring†Drew Barrymore and†Jessica Lange. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' Tune Set for Season 2 Premiere of EMPIRE on Fox'MIGHTY REAL' Tune Set for Season 2 Premiere of EMPIRE on Fox
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life and music of Sylvester (born Sylvester James, Jr.; September 6, 1947 - December 16, 1988), the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' continues to keep the musical icon's legacy alive as it tours the country following its Off-Broadway premiere last September. (more...)

GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and Movie To Be Discussed at WORDS Bookstore 9/13GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and Movie To Be Discussed at WORDS Bookstore 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

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MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next MonthMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, continues to spread 'DISCO HEAT' across America, and will next play a special one-night-only performance on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at The Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). Tickets ($65.00 - $75.00) will go on sale this Friday, August 7th. Visit www.FabulousSylvester.com for tickets and information. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' Returns to The Gramercy Theater Tonight'MIGHTY REAL' Returns to The Gramercy Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City for a special one-night-only performance at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) tonight, July 31st, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TVOne's UNSUNG Features 'MIGHTY REAL', Heading to NYC This MonthSTAGE TUBE: TVOne's UNSUNG Features 'MIGHTY REAL', Heading to NYC This Month
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, was†featured on TV One's award-winning series 'Unsung.' The musical's creators†Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, along with co-producer Sheryl Lee Ralph, appeared on 'Unsung Revisted' on July 1st†-- featuring a follow-up to the series' profile of Sylvester, which inspired Wayne and Bowman to create the musical.†Click below to watch the full segment! (more...)

JACKIE & RYAN, Starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, Hits Theaters TodayJACKIE & RYAN, Starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

EntertainmentOne†presents†JACKIE & RYAN, starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes. The†film by Ami Canaan Mann will hit theaters and on demand today, July 3, 2015 (NYC Theater: Village East/ LA Theater: Laemmle Music Hall). (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators Appear on TV One's UNSUNG Tonight'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators Appear on TV One's UNSUNG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, will be featured on TV One's award-winning series 'Unsung.'† (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, will be featured on TV One's award-winning series "Unsung."† (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words is a gripping one hour play that uses real suicide notes and performed by four actors in the vein of The Vagina Monologues and Love Letters. Stan Zimmerman, a TV†and film veteran and award winning theatre writer/director, returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival for his three straight year. But this time, he departs from his usual comedy ventures to create this unique theatrical piece after loosing a close friend to suicide three years ago. (more...)

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