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    Date of Birth: March 18, 1963 (52)
    Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
    Gender: Female
    N'Kenge to Join Jacksonville Symphony for 'BABY BOOMERS' ConcertN'Kenge to Join Jacksonville Symphony for 'BABY BOOMERS' Concert
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

    Symphony siren and Broadway diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) is making her debut appearance at Jacksonville Symphony's Baby Boomers: Music of the 60s show. (more...)

    VIDEO: Check Out All-New Season 3 Trailer for BROAD CITYVIDEO: Check Out All-New Season 3 Trailer for BROAD CITY
    by - Feb 10, 2016

    On February 17, Abbi and Ilana are back with new adventures, new special guests and the same unbreakable bond on Comedy Central's BROAD CITY. (more...)

    Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

    Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

    LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert LineupLaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

    Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

    Anthony Anderson & More Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINSAnthony Anderson & More Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS
    by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

    Anthony Anderson (ABC's 'black-ish'), Molly Ringwald ('Sixteen Candles'), Ellen Pompeo (ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'), Gabourey Sidibe ('Empire') and Vanessa Williams ('The Good Wife') will guest star on Disney Junior's critically acclaimed DOC MCSTUFFINS (more...)

    Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

    Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Cincinnati Pops be celebrating his FIFTIETH Academy Award Nomination March 4-6 with an all-Williams first half as part of An Evening of Comedy & Song with Jason Alexander. For more information, visit: cincinnatipops.org (more...)

    Syracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This MonthSyracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

    Syracuse University's Department of Drama tackles the volatile combination of adolescence and anxiety in Simon Stephens' 2009 play Punk Rock. Directed by Robert Moss, this production from one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary playwrights runs at the Storch Theatre February 19-28, 2016 in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. Opening night performance is Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (more...)

    Satirist Al Yankovic to Voice Title Role in Disney XD's Animated Comedy Series MILO MURPHY'S LAWSatirist Al Yankovic to Voice Title Role in Disney XD's Animated Comedy Series MILO MURPHY'S LAW
    by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

    Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as 'Weird Al') will voice the title role in Disney XD's MILO MURPHY'S LAW (more...)

    Lady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super BowlLady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super Bowl
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

    /LADY GAGA will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl 50 pregame festivities at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, February 7, the NFL and CBS announced today. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff. (more...)

    N'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples PhilharmonicN'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples Philharmonic
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

    Naples Philharmonic presents symphony siren and Broadway diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) in their Classic FM - Four Decades of Radio Hits show. (more...)

    Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and MoreNorm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

    Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

    SISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts CenterSISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts Center
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

    The multi award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a world premiere play, SissyBoy, written and performed by James Mellon and directed by Kevin Bailey. SissyBoy will begin previews on Friday, February 5 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 12 at 8pm and run for eleven performances through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim Blvd.) in North Hollywood. (more...)

    Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

     "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale, for one show only on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM, joined by special guest host drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. The series is curated by SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, referred to as "The Mayor of Broadway" by the New York Times." Next up in the series will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on March 22, and Darren Criss, star of TV's Glee on April 19, both hosted by Rudetsky. For tickets and information, please visit www.ParkerPlayhouse.com, or call 954-462-0222; or in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office, and at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2016 - OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2016 - OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR and More!
    by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

    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: Linda Lavin returns to Broadway in an affair to remember, LAZARUS takes its final bow and more! (more...)

    Vanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season TonightVanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

    Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. The Appel Room series opens with Vanessa Williams performing in the breathtaking space in Frederick P. Rose Hall tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

    MOTOWN's N'Kenge Set for BROADWAY DIVAS with the Ottawa SymphonyMOTOWN's N'Kenge Set for BROADWAY DIVAS with the Ottawa Symphony
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

    Back by Popular Demand, Broadway Diva N'Kenge (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM) returns to National Arts Centre. She will grace the stage in the BROADWAY DIVAS concert with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for three nights; Thursday January 21, Friday January 22 and Saturday January 23, 2016 at 8:00PM. (more...)

    BWW Exclusive: Broadway Inspirational Voices' Michael McElroy Picks 5 Performances That Stir and Inspire HimBWW Exclusive: Broadway Inspirational Voices' Michael McElroy Picks 5 Performances That Stir and Inspire Him
    by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

    In honor of Broadway Inspirational Voices' upcoming event, McElroy took a moment to reflect on five performances he finds personally inspirational. BroadwayWorld brings you his selections, from Barbra Streisand to Lady Gaga, below! (more...)

    BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17
    by David Green - Jan 15, 2016

    Singer/Actress Frenchie Davis brings her brash wit and iconic vocal style to The Copa in Palm Springs for two intimate performances, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. Davis auditioned for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show "American Idol" and her tremendous success on the show launched a career that has taken her to Broadway (Rent, Dreamgirls and eventually becoming a Grammy-nominated artist for the revival of Ain't Misbehavin') and, perhaps, her highest profile gig as one of the top four finalists in the first season of The Voice. Her cover of 'When Love Takes Over' landed at #3 on the iTunes Dance Chart. I had the chance to chat with French as she was preparing for her Palm Springs engagement. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

    VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of Comedy Central's BROAD CITY, Premiering 2/17VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of Comedy Central's BROAD CITY, Premiering 2/17
    by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

    BROAD CITY is back bb! Season three of the hit Comedy Central series returns with ten all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

    Broadway's N'Kenge to Lead Master Classes, Perform at Cranbrook SchoolsBroadway's N'Kenge to Lead Master Classes, Perform at Cranbrook Schools
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

    Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will bring Motown hits and more in a series of performances and master classes on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. (more...)

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