Wilkie Ferguson News

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next WeekendProspect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next WeekendProspect Theater to Present TAKE ON ME Musical Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

On October 14 and 15, Prospect Theater will be filled with the joyous sounds of a live big band, and 80s songs that defined your life. Take On Me will send audiences back to the 1950's New Orleans in this musical revue featuring four couples struggling with the highs and lows of love! All told with 80's pop hit, the four couples promise a swinging good time "all night long." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stu James and More in RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Stu James and More in RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews began July 8, with the press opening was held on July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Smoothly Revised RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns to LA at Kirk Douglas TheatreBWW Review: Smoothly Revised RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns to LA at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jul 18, 2016

The name of the game in show biz is never to settle for greatness, but rather to go that extra mile and make it better. Such is the case with Recorded in Hollywood. In its transferal from a smaller Hollywood space to the Kirk Douglas Theatre,  the show provides a book by Matt Donnelly and Jamelle Dolphin that opens up even more than before to tell the true story of record producer John Dolphin. The story takes place from 1948 to 1958 in South Central, Los Angeles, when blacks were arrested for the slightest infractions of the law. Since I did not see the initial production, I am basing my opinions on this newer version. It is slick, a very slick show with a dynamic, triple threat ensemble headed by Stu James, directed superbly by Denise Dowse and choreographed to the max by Cassie Crump. The bad feature is that it only runs through August 7. (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This MonthBROADWAY AT THE W Returns to The Loft Stage at W Hollywood This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On June 24, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W triumphantly returns to The Loft stage at W Hollywood. The 2015 debut BROADWAY AT THE W show was a sold-out success with a line of ticket holders stretching down Hollywood Blvd. (more...)

RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Run This Summer at Kirk Douglas TheatreRECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Run This Summer at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical Recorded in Hollywood gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin July 8, with the press opening set for July 16. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel J. Watts, Wilkie Ferguson & Nicholas Christopher Release 'Another One'STAGE TUBE: Daniel J. Watts, Wilkie Ferguson & Nicholas Christopher Release 'Another One'
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

When artists get together, magic happens. When they get together for social issues, change happens. That is what Daniel J. Watts (Whorl Inside A Loop, After Midnight), Wilkie Ferguson (Porgy n' Bess, Post Modern Jukebox), and Nicholas Christopher (Motown, Whorl Inside A Loop) hope to achieve upon the release of a new track and concept video entitled Another One. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Tokyo Premiere of Wildhorn's WONDERLANDSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Tokyo Premiere of Wildhorn's WONDERLAND
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2014

Highlight footage of the Tokyo premiere of Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND has just been released. Check it out below! (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as  'Diana Ross' on 1/23Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as 'Diana Ross' on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL just announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish, Leap of Faith) will assume the role of “Diana Ross” beginning Thursday, January 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN's Daniel J. Watts to Bring THE JAM to Canal Room, 9/9MOTOWN's Daniel J. Watts to Bring THE JAM to Canal Room, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

The Jam, an innovative, soul revealing 'play on words' jam session, woven together by original pieces written by Daniel J. Watts (Motown, In The Heights, Memphis, The Color Purple) will take place on Monday, September 9th at Canal Room located at 285 W. Broadway (just south of Canal St.). (more...)

Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23Felicia Boswell to Sub for Valisia LeKae in MOTOWN Through 9/23
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Felicia Boswell has stepped into the role of 'Diana Ross' in Broadway's MOTOWN, while Tony nominee Valisia LeKae is on vacation. Boswell first began performances earlier this week on August 13, and will remain through September 23 when LeKae returns to the Lunt-Fontanne. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN's Jackson 5 Perform on WENDY WILLIAMSSTAGE TUBE: MOTOWN's Jackson 5 Perform on WENDY WILLIAMS
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's "Jackson 5," led by Raymond Luke Jr. as Michael Jackson, visited Wendy Williams' hit daytime show for a live performance of a medley of Jackson 5 songs and to give Wendy some advice for her upcoming Broadway debut in Chicago. Check out their performance and interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Contours from MOTOWN Perform 'Do You Love Me' on KATIESTAGE TUBE: The Contours from MOTOWN Perform 'Do You Love Me' on KATIE
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's 'The Contours,' led by Broadway triple threat Eric LaJuan Summers, visited Katie Couric's new nationally syndicated afternoon talk show 'Katie' for a special performance of the Motown hit song 'Do You Love Me,' and to teach America's sweetheart 'The Mashed Potato!' Click below to watch the performance! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording Released TodayMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of 'MOTOWN THE MUSICAL,' a show nominated for four TONY Awards, is released today, June 4, 2013, by Motown/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). (more...)

MOTOWN's Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae Set for MSNBC's MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, 6/2MOTOWN's Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae Set for MSNBC's MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL stars Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae and director Charles Randolph Wright will visit MSNBC's acclaimed nationally syndicated live weekly show "Melissa Harris-Perry" on Sunday morning, June 2 in the 11:30am half hour. (more...)

MOTOWN's Valisia Le Kae & Charl Brown Set for NY-1's ON STAGE TomorrowMOTOWN's Valisia Le Kae & Charl Brown Set for NY-1's ON STAGE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tony Award nominees, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown, now starring in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, will be featured on NY1 News "On Stage" this weekend beginning Saturday morning, June 1 at 9:30am as they sit down with host Frank DiLellato discuss originating the roles of Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony-Nominee Valisia LeKae Talks MOTOWN on NBC's THE GRIOVIDEO: Tony-Nominee Valisia LeKae Talks MOTOWN on NBC's THE GRIO
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Tony Award nominated leading lady Valisia LeKae, who stars in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, recently sat down with NBC's "The Grio" host Chris Witherspoon for a special segment on portraying the legendary Diana Ross for the first time ever on a Broadway stage and playing to standing ovations in the biggest box office hit of the season. Check out LeKae's interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - WNBC to Air MOTOWN 'Making Of' Special TomorrowSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - WNBC to Air MOTOWN 'Making Of' Special Tomorrow
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2013

MOTOWNGo behind the scenes of the hit new Broadway show MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. WNBC will air a thirty minute "making of" special this Saturday, May 18that 7:00PM, featuring interviews with the stars and creative team, as well as exclusive opening night and backstage footage from the show. Tune into WNBC Channel 4 in the New York metropolitan area. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording to Be Released 6/4MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording to Be Released 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL," a show nominated for four TONY Awards, is to be released June 4, 2013, by Motown/Universal Music Enterprises (more...)

MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae to Appear on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE TonightMOTOWN's Valisia LeKae to Appear on Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL leading lady Valisia LeKae, who stars as Diana Ross in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, will visit Bravo host Andy Cohen live tonight in the 'Watch What Happens Live' clubhouse following being nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical today. (more...)

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