Stephanie Mills News

Adriane Lenox, Ken Page & More Set for 54 SINGS THE WIZ on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz, with '54 Below Sings The Wiz,' part of the '54 Sings Series.' '54 Below Sings The Wiz' will play two performances only: Sunday, August 10 at 7PM and 9:30PM. To make a reservation, visit www.54below.com. Cover starts at $50. $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

Upcoming '54 Sings' Summer Concerts to Feature 1776, 'DOLLY,' THE WIZ & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

54 Below has announced the latest musical scores to be featured in its acclaimed '54 Sings' concert series this summer: (more...)

Melba Moore to Play Metropolitan Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Melba Moore will play two shows at New York's Metropolitan Room on June 20, 2014, at 7pm & 9:30pm. Price $35.00 - $115.00. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/24- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2014

Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne THeatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Launches Kickstarter Campaign for GREAT JOY II: AROUND THE WORLD
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Grammy award and Tony award nominee Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) are gearing up for their second holiday album 'Great Joy II: Around the World'. They are kicking off their fundraising with a Kickstarter campaign, running from May 15th through June 15th. BIV members and friends from the Broadway community who have supported in the campaign include BIV board president Phylicia Rashad, Mario Cantone, Lin Ma˝uel Miranda, Stephanie J. Block, Leslie Uggams, Angela Robinson, Billy Porter, Adriane Lenox, Alice Ripley, Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Montego Glover, Tom Kitt and many more. Watch the pitch video below! (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

The Soul 70's Super Jam Returns to the Fox Theatre for Mother's Day Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Soul 70's Super Jam will return to the Fox Theatre tonight, May 10 for a special Mother's Day concert at 8 p.m. Bringing together a classic lineup of R&B, soul and romantic hit-makers, the evening will include performances by The O'Jays and special guests Stephanie Mills, Enchantment and The Floaters. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The schedule for this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 20 to August 10, was announced today by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programming. Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years. Complete festival details and a chronological listing of events follow. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

2014 ESSENCE Festival Reveals Its Highly Anticipated Night-By-Night Headliners!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The annual ESSENCE Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the country serving a community of 543,000, is excited to announce the all-star night-by-night line-up of performers for its 20 th anniversary celebration in New Orleans, LA, from July 3-6. (more...)

The Soul 70's Super Jam to Return to the Fox Theatre for Mother's Day Concert, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Soul 70's Super Jam will return to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 10 for a special Mother's Day concert at 8 p.m. Bringing together a classic lineup of R&B, soul and romantic hit-makers, the evening will include performances by The O'Jays and special guests Stephanie Mills, Enchantment and The Floaters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amanda McBroom Plays the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 26, 2014

This week at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach Florida, Rob Russell entertainment director is presenting Amanda McBroom. Appearing with Amanda, is her long time collaborator and music director pianist/composer Michele Brourman. (more...)

Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu Added to ESSENCE Festival
by Richard Best - Jan 08, 2014

According to Essence.com, The ESSENCE Festival has added new talent to their increasing lineup. Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu will join previously announced headliner, Prince in the upcoming ESSENCE Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/26 - Stephanie Mills
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2013

Today in 1989, original THE WIZ star Stephanie Mills brought her solo show to Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre- 'Stephanie Mills Comes 'Home' to Broadway.' In honor of this special day, we celebrate the show with Mill's signature song- THE WIZ's 'Home.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

Donna Kane Hosts 2013 'Broadway Loves Shriners' Benefit Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, December 9, 2013 stars from your favorite Broadway shows perform a one-night-only New York concert event to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The show begins at 7pm at the beautiful and historic Grand Lodge Masonic Hall located in the heart of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. (more...)

Two Brother Duos Set for Arena Stage's MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A co-production with ALLIANCE THEATRE at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life runs tonight, November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Donna Kane to Host 2013 'Broadway Loves Shriners' Benefit Concert, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 stars from your favorite Broadway shows will perform a one-night-only New York concert event to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The show begins at 7pm at the beautiful and historic Grand Lodge Masonic Hall located in the heart of Manhattan at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. (more...)

Two Brother Duos Set for Arena Stage's MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A co-production with Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life runs November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Singing With The Stars - An Audience Participation Extravaganza With Kristin Chenoweth & Sarah Horn, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 30, 2013

The inspirational and true story of fan Sarah Horn and her remarkable impromptu duet with idol Kristin Chenoweth has become a sensation and today we look at some highlights of stars singing with their fans and the magic that can result. (more...)

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