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BWW TV: Sneak Peek at COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!BWW TV: Sneak Peek at COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
by Broadway Beat - Nov 13, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, opening November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center! BWW TV Exclusive: COTTON CLUB PARADE at City Center!
by Broadway Beat - Nov 21, 2011

Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, which opened November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got an exclusive look at the show on stage! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 1!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there, and we bring you red carpet interviews with the evening's attendees below. Click below to check out Part 1! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 2!BWW TV: Inside the 2012 Drama Desk Awards- Part 2!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2012

Yesterday, June 3, The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were held at The Town Hall, celebrating this year's big winners. The festivities were presided over by star of stage and screen Brooke Shields and Broadway favorite - and previous Drama Desk winner - Brian d'Arcy James. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was there, and we bring you red carpet interviews with the evening's attendees below. Click below to check out Part 2! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrea Maulella, Andy Prosky and More Talk Penguin Rep's HOW THE WORLD BEGANSTAGE TUBE: Andrea Maulella, Andy Prosky and More Talk Penguin Rep's HOW THE WORLD BEGAN
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2013

Penguin Rep Theatre presents How the World Began, Catherine Trieschmann's thought-provoking new play examining contemporary America where religion, science and irreconcilable beliefs collide, beginning last night, June 28 in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York, directed by Penguin Rep founder and Artistic Director Joe Brancato will direct. Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team! (more...)

BWW TV: Mary Bridget Davies Talks JANIS JOPLIN on 'Katie'BWW TV: Mary Bridget Davies Talks JANIS JOPLIN on 'Katie'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN star Mary Bridget Davies stopped by today's 'Katie' to talk about making her Broadway debut in the new production now in previews at the Lyceum Theatre. Check out a clip from the appearance below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Mary Bridget Davies in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Mary Bridget Davies in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and will open October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Opening Night!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened last night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat wit hthe evning's big guests, including Claybourne Elder, Melissa van der Schyff, Linda Ramone and more, and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on Opening Night!BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2013

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened on Thursday night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party to chat with the full company and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Rocks GOOD DAY NEW YORKSTAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Rocks GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2013

Mary Bridget Davies of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, performed live on FOX5's "Good Day New York" this morning, November 14. Davies wowed co-hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scott with stories of growing up on Janis's music and a live in-studio performance of "Me and Bobby McGee' - check out her interview and peformance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Performs 'Spirit in the Dark' on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'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...)

STAGE TUBE: Mary Bridget Davies Talks A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on ABC's WORLD NEWS NOWSTAGE 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...)

AUDIO: First Listen - Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU, Out Jan 21AUDIO: First Listen - Jennifer Holliday's THE SONG IS YOU, Out Jan 21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

On January 21, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records will release Jennifer Holliday's highly anticipated label debut, The Song Is You, an enchanting collection of R&B and Jazz numbers that showcase Holliday at her best. Listen to a sampling of the album below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEWVIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Performs New Song 'Nobody Does It Better' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

'Dreamgirls' star Jennifer Holliday stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and performed a song from her new solo album, 'The Song is You.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Mary Bridget Davies on Crying 'Happy Tears' Over Her NominationBWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Mary Bridget Davies on Crying 'Happy Tears' Over Her Nomination
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2014

Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Mary Bridget Davies, a nominee for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for A Night with Janis Joplin, who chats about the honor of bringing Janis back to the stage, getting to take a group picture with her fellow nominees, and more. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Teaser for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen LatifahSTAGE TUBE: First Teaser for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2015

The HBO film BESSIE is scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. This marks a return to the network for Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah following her Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning performance in HBO Films' “Life Support.” (more...)

VIDEO: First Trailer for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen LatifahVIDEO: First Trailer for HBO's Bessie Smith Biopic, Starring Queen Latifah
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Starring Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") in the title role, BESSIE focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. Check out the first trailer for the film below! (more...)

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIEVIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks Singing the Blues in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

Queen Latifah sings the blude in her new film BESSIE. The multi-talented actress and singer, who produced and stars in the new HBO film, stopped by ABC's Good Morning America to talk about the film. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LASTAGE TUBE: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies on Good Day LA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run. Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies. Check out Mary Bridget Davies and the Joplinaires on Good Day LA!  (more...)

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Playing Bessie Smith on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVEVIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Playing Bessie Smith on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, Queen talks about playing legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. (more...)