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BWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELY
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

I got the chance to talk to Costume Designer Katherine Snider, the woman who helped put the glitz in Stages Repertory Theatre's glitzy and fun production of PETE N' KEELY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER Improvises Sound and Motion with Happy Feet
by Pamela Roberts - Aug 25, 2014

"It's just like... singing, with your body," says Happy Feet film penguin Mumble. Savion Glover, who created the movement of that beloved character, needed no movie magic to show audiences exactly what it is like to unite motion and music in the first of three performances at Washington, DC's Howard Theatre. Throughout the night, Glover's feet conducted a conversation: percussive, playful, insistent. (more...)

SonyATV Music Signs James Blake to Worldwide- Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? THE SOUNDTRACK OF AN ERA, 8/22-9/28
by Carol Kassie - Aug 12, 2014

When Broward Stage Door Theatre's artistic director Derelle Bunn mentioned to director Michael Leeds and choreographer Kevin Black that she had an open time slot for a show, and asked them if they'd be interested in 'doing something', they jumped at the chance. "Kevin and I have wanted to work together for a while, and this was a terrific opportunity," says Leeds. "And then, of course, the question became - what should we do?!" (more...)

MOTOWN, Coming to the Marcus Center Next Year, Featured in BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Motown the Musical will be featured on Lifetime Television's award-winning morning show 'The Balancing Act' as part of the six part series 'Broadway Balances America.' Motown the Musical is being presented at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014/2015 BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series from July 7 to 12, 2015. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING & ANNIE to be Featured on Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Broadway Across America has announced that Dirty Dancing - the Classic Story on Stage and Annie will be featured on Lifetime Television's award-winning morning show 'The Balancing Act' as part of the six part series 'Broadway Balances America.' (more...)

Broadway Across America Partners with Lifetime Television on Behind-the-Scenes Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2014

Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on Lifetime has recently completed shooting a special six-part series “Broadway Balances America,” sponsored by Broadway Across America. The series is slated to begin airing in August, 2014. (more...)


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by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014


BWW Reviews: Inspiration Stage's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Bloody, Good Show
by Katricia Lang - Jul 30, 2014

Good job, Inspiration Stage. Good job. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Black Ensemble's THE STORY OF THE MARVELETTES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014

The World Premiere of The Story of The Marvelettes, Written by Reginald Williams, Directed by Rueben D. Echoles, runs July 18 - September 7, 2014. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces JAMES BROWN Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 - September 1). (more...)

Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theater Presents THE MARVELOUS MARVELETTES, Now Through 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical The Marvelous Marvelettes directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles. The Marvelous Marvelettes will be presented at the BlackEnsemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 18-September 7, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
by David Green - Jul 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and The Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine "After Dark" and Chicago Free Press "Pressie" awards. I had the chance to chat with Amy and Freddy about their upcoming engagement at THE COPA and more - here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Broadway By the Bay to Stage DREAMGIRLS at the Fox Theatre, 8/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The sensational musical DREAMGIRLS runs from August 15th through 31st at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

'Beach reading' usually means paperback, possibly serious but not too, and above all, a page-turner. We have some suggestions for the beach, or wherever: (more...)

LOVE MOTOWN! Comes to the Southbank Centre, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra return to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm to celebrate a sensational musical extravaganza - Love Motown! (more...)

Black Ensemble Theatre Presents THE STORY OF THE MARVELETTES, 7/18-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical The Story of The Marvelettes directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles. The Story of The Marvelettes will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 18-September 7, 2014. The press opening is Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/28- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Donald C. Shorter Talks GENDEROSITY
by David Clarke - Jun 14, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform? Are you curious what it is like when one becomes a drag queen? Are you curious about gender? If you answered yes or no to any of these questions, Donald C. Shorter's original one-man show GENDEROSITY is sure to entertain and enlighten you. Recently, I chatted with Shorter about his invigorating and fresh project and what audiences can expect from it. (more...)

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