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Photo Flash: 'Dorothy' Hopefuls from Across the U.S. Audition for NBC's THE WIZ LIVEPhoto Flash: 'Dorothy' Hopefuls from Across the U.S. Audition for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2015

NBC's holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' is set for Thursday, Dec. 3. Today, the network hostedáan open casting call for the role of á'Dorothy' at New York's Telsey + Company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/15- THE WIZSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/15- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2015

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...)

Regina Belle to Light Up the Stage at SOPAC, 5/29Regina Belle to Light Up the Stage at SOPAC, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Former Englewood resident and Grammy Award-winner, Regina Belle, comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 29, 2015 for an 8PM performance (more...)

NBC to Host Open Call for 'Dorothy' in THE WIZ LIVE!NBC to Host Open Call for 'Dorothy' in THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

BWW has confirmed today that NBC will host an open casting call for 'Dorothy' in THE WIZ LIVE in NYC next month. (more...)

Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!Choreographer Fatima Robinson to Help NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Ease On Down the Road!
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

NBC has announced that Fatima Robinson ('The Voice,' 'Dreamgirls' film, 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors') will serve as choreographer for the highly anticipated THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE!SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Oz-Tastic Casting Suggestions For THE WIZ LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

In honor of this week's big casting coup coming in the form of original Dorothy Stephanie Mills joining the cast of NBC's live musical presentation of THE WIZ later this year, titled THE WIZ LIVE!, today we are posing some possible casting suggestions that line up with the thoughtful and affectionate choice of Mills as Auntie Em by taking a look at some of the other original leads and stars associated with the property who could be perfect fits for the live telecast as well as some familiar faces who would be ideally cast in the Oz-centric musical spectacular. Tony Award-winning Broadway divas to Hollywood superstars and beyond, this list has more potential than munchkins in Oz! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/2015 - Paige's STILL HERE, Agron in London, CABARET in D.C., Mazzie's Album and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Elaine Paige's goodbye concert screens stateside, McQUEEN with GLEE's Dianna Agron starts in London, CABARET begins in D.C. and more! (more...)

BREAKING: Original Dorothy, Stephanie Mills, to Star as Aunt Em in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!BREAKING: Original Dorothy, Stephanie Mills, to Star as Aunt Em in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2015

Craig Zadan has revealed the news that Stephanie Mills, the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of THE WIZ, will star as 'Aunt Em' in NBC's live broadcast of THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)

Chaka Khan, Boy George & More Added to NJPAC's Summer Music LineupChaka Khan, Boy George & More Added to NJPAC's Summer Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Get ready for a spectacular summer at New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey announces new shows! See Ten-time Grammy Award winner and international icon Chaka Khan ('Ain't Nobody,' 'I Feel for You') with special guest, Grammy Award winner and Broadway star Stephanie Mills 'Never Knew Love Like This Before' 'Home' perform Sunday, May 31 at 7PM. On Saturday, June 6th at 8PM it's acclaimed fado-singer, Nathalie Pires with special guest Danšas Ocultas. Don't miss internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum selling Boy George and Culture Club have announced its first North American tour in 14 years with all four original members and included NJPAC as one of the first venues on their tour on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Reserve your tickets for these two great shows now at NJPAC.org or by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Chaka Khan, Stephanie Mills, Culture Club and More Set for NJPAC This SummerChaka Khan, Stephanie Mills, Culture Club and More Set for NJPAC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Get ready for a spectacular summer at New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey announces new shows! (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2015

NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical 'The Wiz' on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

Todd Hunter to Star in UM's PIPPIN, Choreographed by Joy French, Running 3/17-28Todd Hunter to Star in UM's PIPPIN, Choreographed by Joy French, Running 3/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Schools of Theatre & Dance and Music are hard at work on their upcoming musical production of the Tony-Award winning Pippin. (more...)

The Soul 70s Super Jam Returning to the Fox Theatre, 5/10The Soul 70s Super Jam Returning to the Fox Theatre, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

After a sold-out performance in 2014, The Soul 70's Super Jam will return to the Fox Theatre on Sunday, May 10 for a special Mother's Day concert at 7 p.m.; presented locally by AT&T. 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, The Dramatics and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. (more...)

Dance Council of North Texas to Present DANCE PLANET 19, Featuring LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, This SpringDance Council of North Texas to Present DANCE PLANET 19, Featuring LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Dance Council North Texas presents Dance Planet 19 -- the fantastic feast of dance featuring triple-threat Broadway star and Dallas native LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, guest artist of this FREE, community-oriented, weekend dance festival. Dance Planet is now in its 19th year. (more...)

BREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV BroadcastBREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2015

NBC's entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has just revealed that the network's next live musical broadcast will be either 1957's THE MUSIC MAN or an updated version of 1978's THE WIZ. (more...)

Erie Theater Company Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN TonightErie Theater Company Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Erie Theater Company (ETC) is Erie, PA's newest theatrical entity. It was created this summer, to provide artists the opportunity to develop and perform in a venue that offers diverse, interesting favorites, and new works, to the wide variety of theater goers of Erie and the surrounding areas. They open tonight, November 6th. (more...)

Erie Theater Company to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 11/6Erie Theater Company to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Erie Theater Company (ETC) is Erie, PA's newest theatrical entity. It was created this summer, to provide artists the opportunity to develop and perform in a venue that offers diverse, interesting favorites, and new works, to the wide variety of theater goers of Erie and the surrounding areas. They open on November 6th. (more...)

Great American Songbook, Carole King Tribute, Open Mic and THE BUS STOPS HERE Set for MusicalFare's Cabaret Lineup This MonthGreat American Songbook, Carole King Tribute, Open Mic and THE BUS STOPS HERE Set for MusicalFare's Cabaret Lineup This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

MusicalFare Theatre is proud to announce four October events in their Premier Center Cabaret. (more...)

Amanda McBroom and George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below TonightAmanda McBroom and George Ball Bring SOME ENCHANTED EVENING to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Golden Globe winner, Amanda McBroom - the international nightclub and theater performer and composer of the hit song 'The Rose,' joins with her husband -- multi-award winning theater actor George Ball -- to present the New York debut of their show, SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- An Evening of Love Songs for Grownups, at 54 Below. The second show is set for tonight, October 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this WeekSierra Boggess, Marc Shaiman, SIMPLY STREISAND & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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