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BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad StageBWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

The Madison Square Garden Company Announces New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes Will Take One-Year HiatusThe Madison Square Garden Company Announces New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes Will Take One-Year Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) has just made the following statement regarding the New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes taking a one-year hiatus.     (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVEDirectors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival Announces 2017 Rising StarGarden State Film Festival Announces 2017 Rising Star
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) is proud to announce this year's recipient of their annual Rising Star Award is actor Camrus Johnson. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie AwardAmas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Peek at The Rockettes Performance at the Trump Inaugural BallSTAGE TUBE: Take a Peek at The Rockettes Performance at the Trump Inaugural Ball
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2017

Following a saga of controversy, the Rockettes performed at the 2017 Liberty Ball as part of the inauguration of Donald Trump. Talk of this performance has been heated ever since the invitation was accepted only a few days after Christmas. The majority of the Rockettes expressed heady disinterest and intention to boycott. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump InaugurationBreaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump Inauguration
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2017

Less than a day after The New York Times reported that Jennifer Holliday would be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th, the star has now canceled her performance after an outcry from the theatre and LGBT communities.  (more...)

CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'
by Alan Henry - Jan 13, 2017

Confirmed: The New York Times reports that Jennifer Holliday will be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Body Positivity in TheatreBWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Body Positivity in Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 13, 2017

It's everywhere. Body Positive ads and videos work its way into the media on practically a daily basis. Stores are expanding the sizes they carry, girls are encouraged to embrace their curves, but all the same a photoshopped fantasy takes over our minds thinking what the ideal image is. I decided to take a look at how this affects the theatre world that I am so blessed to be a part of. I surveyed one hundred random, anonymous participants. The survey was distributed to several different theatre pages on social media where participants have a wide range of experiences and opinions. I also had the pleasure to interview Michael Kennedy (a student at the University of New Haven), Stephen Sheperd (a recent alumnus of the University of New Haven), and Diana Dart Harris (a professor at the University of New Haven whom has degrees in both dance education and exercise science). (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 BelowMolly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This SpringBroadway Legend Chita Rivera to Perform in Broadway @ The Nourse Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the Broadway roles of Anita in 'West Side Story,' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. Producer Mark Cortale announced today that she will be coming to San Francisco for one night only on April 29 at 8:00 PM, joining a stellar season that kicks off this week with two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

The Rockettes Saga Continues: MSG Fires Back at Marie Claire for Article on Private MeetingThe Rockettes Saga Continues: MSG Fires Back at Marie Claire for Article on Private Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the The Rockettes are performing for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th. Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan called an impromptu meeting with the Rockettes on December 27th to discuss - in a 'safe setting' - the controversy surrounding MSG's decision to have the dancers perform at the event. Marie Claire published Dolan's and several Rockettes' statements from the meeting in a new piece this morning. Now, Madison Square Garden Company has released a statement regarding Marie Claire's coverage of the private meeting. (more...)

Rockettes Dancer Gives Inside Perspective at the Prospect of Performing for Trump: 'It's A Basic Human-Rights Issue'Rockettes Dancer Gives Inside Perspective at the Prospect of Performing for Trump: 'It's A Basic Human-Rights Issue'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

In the midst of this maelstrom are the dancers themselves. Finally, in an anonymous interview with Marie Claire, one has spoken out. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Wants to Perform at Donald Trump's InaugurationAlec Baldwin Wants to Perform at Donald Trump's Inauguration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Alec Baldwin - who famously parodies Donald Trump's smooching face on Saturday Night Live - has a solution for the President-elect's inauguration performance lineup woes. (more...)

Updated: Madison Square Garden Responds to Rockettes; Inauguration Performance VoluntaryUpdated: Madison Square Garden Responds to Rockettes; Inauguration Performance Voluntary
by Alan Henry - Dec 23, 2016

Madison Square Garden has released a statement regarding the ongoing story that Rockettes are required to perform at the Presidential inauguration or risk being fired. (more...)

Update: Rockettes Union Calls Boycotting Inauguration 'Invalid'Update: Rockettes Union Calls Boycotting Inauguration 'Invalid'
by Alan Henry - Dec 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld has come across an email sent from the American Guild of Variety Artists to what appears to be Rockettes in its membership as a response to the announcement that some Rockettes do not want to participate in the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. (more...)

SOCIAL: Radio City Rockettes to Perform at Trump Inauguration; The Arts Community RespondsSOCIAL: Radio City Rockettes to Perform at Trump Inauguration; The Arts Community Responds
by Social Watch - Dec 22, 2016

The theatre community and others have taken to social media to express outrage at an announcement made earlier today that the Radio City Rockettes are scheduled to perform at the inauguration of President-elect, Donald Trump. (more...)

Radio City Rockettes to Perform at Trump InaugurationRadio City Rockettes to Perform at Trump Inauguration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Today, chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, made the announcement that the dance troupe would be joining the Mormon Tablernacle Choir and America's Got Talent runner-up, Jackie Evancho, at the inauguration of president-elect, Donald Trump. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Spectacular Beauties- Primp Backstage with the Radio City Rockettes!BWW Exclusive: Spectacular Beauties- Primp Backstage with the Radio City Rockettes!
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2016

So what does it take to achieve the iconic Rockettes look? BroadwayWorld met with Elizabeth Sousek and Tori Gregson for a behind the scenes peek! (more...)

Shop for a Cause with BroadwayGirlNYC's 2016 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide!Shop for a Cause with BroadwayGirlNYC's 2016 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 13, 2016

Ice skating in Bryant Park. The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. The holiday windows on 5th Avenue. Fighting crowds at the airport with the promise of family on the other side of a long flight. Curling up with hot chocolate to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the millionth time. The rich, familiar nuttiness of egg nog. (more...)

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