Stephanie Mills News

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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/24- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

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...)

Patti Austin, Mary Wilson Join Tena Clark in MUSE/IQUE Uncorked Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

MUSE/IQUE, an innovative cross-genre music organization curated by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, continues its popular Uncorked Series with 'Powerhouse from the Firehouse: The Legendary Tena Clark Backstage,' including special guests Patti Austin and Mary Wilson, tonight, March 11, 2013, 7 pm, in an intimate setting on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium stage. (more...)

Patti Austin, Mary Wilson Join Tena Clark in MUSE/IQUE Uncorked Series, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2013

MUSE/IQUE, an innovative cross-genre music organization curated by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, continues its popular Uncorked Series with 'Powerhouse from the Firehouse: The Legendary Tena Clark Backstage,' including special guests Patti Austin and Mary Wilson, on Monday, March 11, 2013, 7 pm, in an intimate setting on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium stage. (more...)

Tony Winner Melba Moore to Star in GOOD GOD A'MIGHTY! at 14th Street Playhouse, 2/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

'I'm delighted to bring the hit comedy play Good God A'Mighty! to Atlanta for a special two-week engagement,' states playwright Lolita Snipes. 'It's my Valentine's gift to the city. Starring Tony Award winning actress and legendary singer Melba Moore, this electrifying comedy will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look inside an African-American church in the midst of change. Featured in the cast of memorable characters are nationally known comedians Just June and Dante Carter. Make plans to bring your family and friends to join us at the intimate 14th Street Playhouse from February 14-24.' (more...)

Application Submission Deadline for Stamford Center for the Arts' Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Set for 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

For the 4th consecutive year, Stamford Center for the Arts will be awarding its Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Award to a talented vocalist, in honor of Liza Minnelli. The deadline to submit the completed audition form, resume and CD is February 25th. The recipient of this award will receive a $2,000 scholarship to pursue his/her musical education and will receive the award at the 4th annual Palace Theatre Gala on June 21st. The criteria and audition process for the scholarship is outlined on SCA's website at www.SCAlive.org on the Education page. (more...)

BWW's 2013 Valentine's Day Spectacular! 750+ Stars Tell Us 'What is the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever?'
by BWW - Feb 14, 2013

From Kristin Chenoweth to Deborah Cox to Idina Menzel to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to the Ladies of THE VIEW to Adam Pascal, Patti LuPone, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2013 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! (more...)

Tony Winner Melba Moore Stars in GOOD GOD A'MIGHTY! at 14th Street Playhouse, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

'I'm delighted to bring the hit comedy play Good God A'Mighty! to Atlanta for a special two-week engagement,' states playwright Lolita Snipes. 'It's my Valentine's gift to the city. Starring Tony Award winning actress and legendary singer Melba Moore, this electrifying comedy will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look inside an African-American church in the midst of change. Featured in the cast of memorable characters are nationally known comedians Just June and Dante Carter. Make plans to bring your family and friends to join us at the intimate 14th Street Playhouse from, February 14-24.' (more...)

Tony Winner Melba Moore to Star in GOOD GOD A'MIGHTY! at 14th Street Playhouse, 2/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

'I'm delighted to bring the hit comedy play Good God A'Mighty! to Atlanta for a special two-week engagement,' states playwright Lolita Snipes. 'It's my Valentine's gift to the city. Starring Tony Award winning actress and legendary singer Melba Moore, this electrifying comedy will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look inside an African-American church in the midst of change. Featured in the cast of memorable characters are nationally known comedians Just June and Dante Carter. Make plans to bring your family and friends to join us at the intimate 14th Street Playhouse from February 14-24.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARTHA SWOPE: THE REHEARSAL EXHIBITION By Trudy Garfunkel
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 03, 2013

For nearly four decades (1957-1994), Martha Swope was America's pre-eminent photographer of theater and dance, her discerning eye chronicling hundreds of classical ballets, modern dance, and Broadway performances and performers. But she also went behind-the-scenes, documenting what audiences never get to experience-the creative collaborations that make the magic on stage possible: rehearsals. (more...)

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