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THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Coming to Athenaeum Theatre in 2015THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL - THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Coming to Athenaeum Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

In a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All - The Whitney Houston Show celebrates Whitney Houston's most loved songs with the breathtaking voice of South African singer Belinda Davids (pictured above). (more...)

Aretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her BiopicAretha Franklin Wants Audra McDonald to 'Bring It Home' as Star of Her Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

In an all-new interview with Rolling Stone, music legend Aretha Franklin revealed that she has been in talks with producers to bring her life story to the big screen, with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald taking the lead role. (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Chats New 'My Dream Duets' Album on THE TALKVIDEO: Barry Manilow Chats New 'My Dream Duets' Album on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Music icon Barry Manilow stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss his latest album, 'My Dream Duets,' which features collaborations with late music legends like Whitney Houston, John Denver and Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary SeasonNai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, including both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. (more...)

NE-YO to Release New Album 'Non-Fiction' 1/27, Now Available for Pre-OrderNE-YO to Release New Album 'Non-Fiction' 1/27, Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Superstar hitmaker NE-YO returns with his first album in two years, Non-Fiction, which will be released in the U.S. on January 27, 2015 by Motown Records/Compound Entertainment. The international release will follow on February 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAYVIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Barry Manilow stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new album 'Dream Duets' in which modern technology enabled him to team up with legendary singers Whitney Houston and Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA, Wolverhampton Grand, December 12 2014BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA, Wolverhampton Grand, December 12 2014
by Jenny Antill - Dec 13, 2014

Cinderella is probably the most popular pantomime of all and QDOS have many productions of this around the country as well as other favourites. Last night I went to see Wolverhampton's version of the classic and it was as lavish and flamboyant as you would expect…and that isn't even taking into account Julian Clary's costumes! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS!BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS!
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 12, 2014

Ho, ho, ho and Hallelujah! The Gold Dust Orphans are back in Boston with an all-new holiday joyride, exclaiming JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS! Based on the 1947 classic film THE BISHOP'S WIFE, Ryan Landry's sendup of the romantic comedy is overflowing with winking biblical references and musical numbers that make the season merry. Put tickets for this in your stocking, but do not bring the kids! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Shoshana Bean Releases Music Video for 'This War'STAGE TUBE: Shoshana Bean Releases Music Video for 'This War'
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2014

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/6-12/7/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/6-12/7/2014
by - Dec 7, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn with Leslie Odom, Jr. Janet Dacal, Andrienne Warren and Jane MonheitPhoto Coverage: 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn with Leslie Odom, Jr. Janet Dacal, Andrienne Warren and Jane Monheit
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 7, 2014

This week, 54 Below is celebrating the music of Frank Wildhorn with some of Broadway's best singers, a reunion of one of his Broadway shows, and songs from a catalog that goes from Whitney Houston to Julie Andrews, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Johnny Mathis, and from Sammy Davis, Jr. to The Moody Blues. The performances on Dec. 5 and 6 starred Leslie Odom, Jr., Brandi Burkhardt, Janet Dacal, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adrienne Warren, and Jane Monheit (12-5 only). Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch First Trailer for WHITNEY, from Angela BassettVIDEO: Watch First Trailer for WHITNEY, from Angela Bassett
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Lifetime has just released the first trailer for the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic, WHITNEY, directed by Angela Bassett. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

ANTONIQUE SMITH Receives First Grammy NominationANTONIQUE SMITH Receives First Grammy Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Film and Broadway Star and now 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE ANTONIQUE SMITH is celebrating her first GRAMMY NOMINATION in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category, in addition to the ascent of her debut single “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)”. This is ANTONIQUE SMITH's first nomination. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELBRATES WILDHORN's 'Frank and Friends' is Bluesy, Jazz PerfectionBWW Reviews: 54 BELOW CELBRATES WILDHORN's 'Frank and Friends' is Bluesy, Jazz Perfection
by David Clarke - Dec 6, 2014

54 BELOW kicked off the "Frank and Friends" portion of 54 BELOW Celebrates Frank Wildhorn concerts last night with Wildhorn at the piano as a handful of his friends, new and old, take the stage to sing his classic hits. Keeping true to the cabaret setting, many of the songs were re-orchestrated to be bluesy, jazz masterpieces that perfectly filled the snug venue and gave the numbers a new life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn and Bonnie & ClydePhoto Coverage: 54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn and Bonnie & Clyde
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2014

This week, 54 Below is celebrating the music of Frank Wildhorn with some of Broadway's best singers, a reunion of one of his Broadway shows, and songs from a catalog that goes from Whitney Houston to Julie Andrews, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Johnny Mathis, and from Sammy Davis, Jr. to The Moody Blues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview 54 BELOW CELEBRATES FRANK WILDHORN!Photo Coverage: Preview 54 BELOW CELEBRATES FRANK WILDHORN!
by Walter McBride - Dec 3, 2014

Over the past two decades, Frank Wildhorn has given us timeless stories and countless classics set to soaring scores. 54 Below is proud to present a week in celebration of the acclaimed composer of Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, and Victor/Victoria. With eight Broadway shows, twenty original international shows, and almost 100 million records sold of his songs, Frank is one of this generation's most important songwriters. (more...)

Angela Bassett to Direct Lifetime Original Movie WHITNEYAngela Bassett to Direct Lifetime Original Movie WHITNEY
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Golden Globe® Award winner and Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett makes her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney, featuring Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels' The Butler) in the lead role with Arlen Escarpeta (more...)

Ken Ehrlich to Serve as Executive Producer of GRAMMY AWARDS Telecast Through 2017Ken Ehrlich to Serve as Executive Producer of GRAMMY AWARDS Telecast Through 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Veteran music and television producer Ken Ehrlich will executive produce and write the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, it was announced today by The Recording Academy. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This WinterAnnaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

This December and January 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, 54 Celebrates Frank Wildhorn & More Set for 54 Below this WeekAnnaleigh Ashford, 54 Celebrates Frank Wildhorn & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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