Whitney Houston News

FOREVER ANTi PoP To Drop Debut Single, Video & EPFOREVER ANTi PoP To Drop Debut Single, Video & EP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Echo Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCEEcho Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American HistoryPhoto Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American History
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (more...)

Lea Anderson Sings Whitney Houston: A Five-Year Anniversary Tribute Show at The Metropolitan RoomLea Anderson Sings Whitney Houston: A Five-Year Anniversary Tribute Show at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation.  Her countless hit singles will live forever in the songbook of our world.  I Believe In You And Me, I'm Every Woman, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me), I Have Nothing…the list goes on and on.  On the five-year anniversary of her tragic (and all too early) passing from this earth, New York based R&B singer Lea Anderson is gathering her band and special guest singers to pay tribute to one of the greatest voices pop music has ever known.  (more...)

'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records 2/24'Pickin' On The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Volume 2' Out On CMH Records 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Los Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release date for a second installment of their PICKIN' ON THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 1980'S release. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in FebruaryOld School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

BWW Review: The good, the bad, THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: The good, the bad, THE BODYGUARD
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 14, 2017

Based on 1992 film by the same name, THE BODYGUARD brings back Whitney Houston's pop-disco tunes and a thinner, somewhat modernized version of the movie's script. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This WinterLife Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals His Plans to Bring THE PREACHER'S WIFE to Broadway!VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Reveals His Plans to Bring THE PREACHER'S WIFE to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On today's 'LIVE with Kelly,' actor Tituss Burgess told Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jerry O'Connell that he's bringing the film THE PREACHER'S WIFE to the Broadway stage and is currently working on the score and lyrics for the musical. (more...)


by Troy Frisby - Jan 11, 2017

A woman of many talents, one of Sandra Bernhard's greatest gifts has been her finely-honed ability to satirize Hollywood from the inside. Luckily, her latest residency at Joe's Pub, the year-ending SANDRA MONICA BLVD: COAST TO COAST, gave her plenty of opportunities to keep sharpening that blade. (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Joan Osborne, PWR BTTM, Time for Three and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJoan Osborne, PWR BTTM, Time for Three and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 4-15, 2017. Scroll down and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4Public Theater's 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off January 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) begins performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Husband-Wife Duo Andy Karl and Orfeh Bring Unapologetic Holiday Fun to Feinstein's/54 Below in LEGALLY BOUNDBWW Review: Husband-Wife Duo Andy Karl and Orfeh Bring Unapologetic Holiday Fun to Feinstein's/54 Below in LEGALLY BOUND
by Casey Mink - Dec 23, 2016

Perhaps you have attended a wedding and, despite repeated refusal, you are forced by your date or young family member to get up on the dance floor. You moan and groan and detest at the cloying silliness that is boogying to some horn-heavy interpretations of Top 100 hits or a once-inescapable Whitney Houston number. However, when you do ultimately decide to embrace this strange human ritual (perhaps the urge comes after your fourth drink or a sugar rush from wedding cake), you realize there is actually quite a bit of admittedly silly fun to be mined from singing along to the staple “Macarena.” That long-winded analogy could, in some ways, describe the joint performance of husband and wife power couple Andy Karl and Orfeh, in their debut engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, which began December 8. (more...)

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Presents Original Motion Picture Soundtracks: The 90sThe Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn Presents Original Motion Picture Soundtracks: The 90s
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Grab your discmans, because this January the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn is celebrating the most iconic movie soundtracks from the 90s with a brand new screening series. Featuring everything from the Brit Pop of Trainspotting  to the angsty alt-rock of Pump Up the Volume to the hip hop classics of New Jack City, Motion Picture Soundtracks: The 90s begins January 2nd and will run through the end of the month. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Welcomes Rita Wilson & Friends in LINER NOTES, 2/10Segerstrom Center Welcomes Rita Wilson & Friends in LINER NOTES, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

producer and Broadway star, who brings her vocal and songwriting talents to Samueli Theater in her Center debut with Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music, on Friday, February 10, 2017. Special guests and notable songwriters Billy Steinberg, Holly Knight and Desmond Child join Wilson in this intimate evening performing songs and sharing stories behind their most memorable music. (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at  Mizner Park Cultural Arts CenterA JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Kicks Off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCEEcho Theater Company Kicks Off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Award-Winning Composer Comes to the Hamilton StageAward-Winning Composer Comes to the Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Award winning composer, Steve Dorff, will perform many of his hits songs on Thursday, December 22nd, at 8pm at the Hamilton Stage. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Announces LINER NOTES with Rita Wilson and FriendsThe Granada Theatre Announces LINER NOTES with Rita Wilson and Friends
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rita Wilson, the talented actress, film producer, and Broadway star, brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the stage at The Granada Theatre with Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music, on Saturday March 11, 2017. Special guests Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx and MoZellawill join Wilson for an intimate evening with talented songwriters performing and sharing the stories behind their music. (more...)

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