Yvette Williams News

Brandon Victor Dixon, Natasha Yvette Williams & More to Honor Linda Twine at Stage 72, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Some of Broadway's brightest stars will join host Colman Domingo (Tony nominee THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, PASSING STRANGE) in a tribute to the beloved Broadway music director Linda Twine - who has served as music director for numerous shows including THE COLOR PURPLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, BIG RIVER and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD - at the first-ever SINGERS ALWAYS DELIVER concert on Monday, March 10 at 7 pm at Stage 72 (158 W. 72 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh to Star in THE MUSIC MAN: IN CONCERT at Two River Theater and NJPAC; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (President and CEO John Schreiber) and Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst) announced today the full cast of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, a concert version of the classic Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara, with music direction by Kenny J. Seymour. America's favorite musical about big brass bands and small-town spirit will be performed by an African-American cast. The River City, Iowa setting will be based on historical accounts of black communities established during the Great Migration as former slaves moved across the U.S. following the Civil War. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this February (exact date will be announced shortly), prior to moving to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate Joplin's Birthday on 1/19 with Cupcakes, a Photo Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, is celebrating Joplin's birthday with special activities at the theatre and online on Sunday, January 19.At the theatre for both the matinee and evening performances, there will be a special photo booth, supplied by Top Hat Photo Booths, where audience members can write special messages in honor of Joplin's birthday and take photos with the messages. Following the performance the cast will give a special birthday salute to Joplin. For the evening performance only, there will be custom Joplin birthday cupcakes for audience members as they leave the theatre supplied by Sugarush in Red Bank. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Cast Album Gets 1/17 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Broadway Records just announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the critically acclaimed, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on the occasion of the iconic musician's birthday celebration. The album will be available digitally on January 17, and the CD is currently available at the Lyceum Theatre. The album is also available for pre-orders at Amazon.com and the official show website. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Tomorrow evening, January 4, A Night With Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical, will celebrate its 100th regular performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mary Bridget Davies Talks A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2013

Mary Bridget Davies, star of the new Broadway musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, appeared on ABC's "World News Now" late last night. In a backstage interview, she chatted about preparing for the role of a lifetime and teaching Broadway audiences through her performance about the blues singers who influenced Janis's music so deeply. Check out her interview below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Set for ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW Late Tonight, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

A backstage interview with Mary Bridget Davies, star of the new Broadway musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will appear on ABC's "World News Now" late tonight, December 18 (early Thursday morning, December 19), between 2:30-4:00am. "World News Now" airs from 2:30-4:00am EST on channel 7 (WABC). Check local listings. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Performs 'Spirit in the Dark' on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, performed live on "THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW" on Tuesday, December 10. Mary Bridget Davies, critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis, was joined by Taprena Michelle Augustine,De'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Aretha Franklin to perform the show-stopping Act One finale "Spirit in the Dark." Check out their performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Tributes Mike Stoller for 80th Birthday
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 10, 2013

Last night, 92Y celebrated songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night withJanis Joplin). Performers included: legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers,Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino,Sally Kellerman, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists performed some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, will perform live on 'THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW' tomorrow morning, December 10 between 10-11am. Mary Bridget Davies, critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis, is joined by Taprena Michelle Augustine, De'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, and NaTasha Yvette Williams to perform the show-stopping Act One finale 'Spirit in the Dark.' (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Natasha Yvette Williams Set for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a cast of Alexa Green (WICKED, COMPANY), Kelly King (Babyface, Michael Bolton) and Marissa Rosen (MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING), it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). DIVA celebrates fabulous female vocalists paying tribute to some of histories most over the top icons! The cast performs a brand new show every week with exciting new guests rotating. (more...)

Margo Seibert & Natasha Yvette Williams Set for Broadway Ballyhoo this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Broadway Ballyhoo, now in its fifth month at The Laurie Beechman Theater, will welcome Margo Seibert, the talented young lady that will be playing Adrian in the much-anticipated musical version of ROCKY that begins performances on Broadway in February at the Winter Garden Theater. Margo was last seen Off-Broadway winning critical acclaim in the title role of Tamar of the River. She will be joined at the Ballyhoo by Natasha Yvette Williams who rose to Broadway prominence in THE COLOR PURPLE and PORGY & BESS. Additional star performers will be announced (or will just appear!) because there are always surprises at the Broadway Ballyhoo! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Katie Rose Clarke & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Natasha Yvette Williams, Michael Winther & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events, featuring no cover charges and low minimums: (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Cast of Dreams! Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Victoria Clark, Jill Paice & More Set to Lead MCP's TITANIC Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced the full cast for the second installment of its Broadway Series, with a concert performance of, Titanic The Musical. This concert performance will feature almost all of the cast members from the original Tony Award winning Broadway production. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Avery Fisher Hall - Don Stephenson, Kevin Stites & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions presents the second installment of its Broadway Series in 2014 with a concert performance of the Tony Award winning musical, Titanic The Musical, from a Book by Peter Stone and Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston, at renowned Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on Monday, February 17, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by Walter McBride - Oct 13, 2013

The company of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, lead by Mary Bridget Davies, just celebrated their Oct. 10 opening night with the famed Gypsy Robe ritual. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

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