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  • Vanessa L. Williams

  • Date Of Birth:
    March 18, 1963 (51)
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    The Column to Host VIP Reception of BUYER & CELLAR Star Michael Urie, 9/3
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    John Garcia's THE COLUMN is very honored to announce today that they will be hosting a very special homecoming/VIP reception for TV/Stage/Film star Michael Urie on the opening night of his critically acclaimed one man show, Buyer & Cellar, which opens Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, Buyer & Cellar is part of the Off Broadway On Flora Series with AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

    Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

    #KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

    Saycon Sengbloh, Marty Thomas and More to Celebrate N'Kenge at MOTOWN's First Baby Shower
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    There is No Town Like Motown! Saycon Sengbloh (Hollar If Ya Hear Me, Motown, Fela), Marty Thomas (Pageant:The Musical, Xanadu, Wicked) and more are set to perform for Motown's First Baby Shower, honoring N'Kenge 'Mary Wells' (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim). (more...)

    Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

    Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "The Will Rogers Follies." The show runs from Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

    WITNESS UGANDA Creators to Perform in Weston Playhouse Benefit Concert, 8/31
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

    When Griffin Matthews, a young black American from New York City, ventured to Uganda in 2005 to help build a village school, he had no idea what a life-changing journey it would be. His six-week experience, in the company of a group of orphaned teenagers compelled the young writer/director/actor to want to do something to improve their quality of life. First he formed a non-profit aid organization, the Uganda Project, and later, after returning to the village year after year, Matthews, in a collaboration with Matt Gould, wrote the award-winning musical Witness Uganda which has brought new funding to the project. Having its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater earlier this year, the two men will perform a concert version of the musical at a Sunday, August 31st special Weston Playhouse event. (more...)

    Seventh Annual LIVING FOR TODAY Set for Joe's Pub, 10/27
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

    Head on downtown for the seventh annual Living for Today: "Shing-a-Ling: A Night with the Broadway Urchins" at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, October 27 at 7pm for a concert that will make you "feel the sturm und drang in the air!' (more...)

    BWW Interview: CHAD KIMBALL Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
    by Don Grigware - Aug 11, 2014

    Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

    Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Talks Once-in-a-Lifetime Role in A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
    by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

    Ms Tyson spoke exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter about her award-winning role, which she shared was one she always wanted to take on. (more...)

    THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL 2014 Movie Now Available On DVD
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 06, 2014

    Recent small screen adaptation of acclaimed Horton Foote drama THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is now available on DVD. (more...)

    Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

    FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen
    by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 01, 2014

    Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos. (more...)

    VIDEO: First Look - Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Featured on OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Season Finale
    by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    The season finale of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning living legend Cicely Tyson airs Sunday, August 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

    Sneak Peek - Sharon Stone Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS on OWN
    by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

    An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series “Oprah's Master Class” with award-winning actress Sharon Stone airs Sunday, July 27 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

    Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

    The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

    The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

    Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 2014–15 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include: (more...)

    N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES Concert Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

    N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunites with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. The Orchestra will take audiences on a musical journey through four decades of hits up and down the FM dial - from Elton John and Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, Chicago and more! The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its 33rd annual Marsh Symphony on the Prairie summer season at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. (more...)

    Sneak Peek - Vanessa Williams Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS, 7/13
    by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

    An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams airs Sunday, July 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

    Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of July 14, 2014
    by TV Scoop - Jul 09, 2014

    Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of July 14, 2014! (more...)

    THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Christopher Jackson
    by BWW Staff - Jul 04, 2014

    In this week's edition, we caught up with Christopher Jackson, who is starring as 'Vertus' in Holler If Ya Hear Me- currently playing at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

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