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Micki Grant Receives 2009 Paul Robeson AwardMicki Grant Receives 2009 Paul Robeson Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Micki Grant, a multi-award winning actor, composer-lyricist and playwright, is the recipient of the 2009 Paul Robeson Award. The award will be presented on Oct. 9, 2009 at the General Membership Meeting at Actor's Equity Association's headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by Sophie Schulman - Oct 15, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday, Cheyenne Jackson, B.D. Wong and More Set for 2009 Emery Awards, 11/10Jennifer Holliday, Cheyenne Jackson, B.D. Wong and More Set for 2009 Emery Awards, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

Special guests have been announced for the 2009 Emery Awards, which will take place Tuesday, November 10th. The guests will include Dustin Lance Black, Cleve Jones, Ben Zebley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heather Matarazzo, B.D. Wong, Christine C. Quinn, Judy Gold, Jennifer Holliday, DJ Lina, and Mayor Cory Booker. The Hetrick-Martin Institute's 2009 Annual Emery Awards will take place at Cipriani Wall Street, beginning at 6:00pm. (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2010

Two-time Grammy awardee and Tony winner Jennifer Holliday brings her dynamic talent to the Saugatuck Center For the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, Michigan) on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to help retain Allegan Counties District Court Judge William Baillargeon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Wows with DREAMGIRLS on AMERICAN IDOL!STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Wows with DREAMGIRLS on AMERICAN IDOL!
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2012

Last night on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page: 'Yes,I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

BWW Nothing Like a Dame Special: Jennifer HollidayBWW Nothing Like a Dame Special: Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2007

BroadwayWorld.com presents the sixth in a series of Broadway profiles leading up to the 12th Annual 'Nothing Like a Dame' benefit, presented by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on March 19, 2007 at 8:00 PM at the Marquis Theatre (1565 Broadway). 'Nothing Like a Dame' benefits the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund of America (more...)

Kathy Griffin's Hilarious PLAYBILL BioKathy Griffin's Hilarious PLAYBILL Bio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2011

Dishing on all pop culture and shining a light on inappropriate water cooler talk 'Kathy Griffin WANTS A TONY' will feature all new material about her hilarious observations and run-ins with celebrities. The show is subject to change nightly depending on what Kathy decides is the news of the day. Let's just say Broadway may never be the same again! Tickets are priced from $61.50 to $121.50 for all performances and are on sale now! (more...)

Encores! Casting for Purlie Announced, Blair Underwood, Anika Noni Rose, Lillias White to StarEncores! Casting for Purlie Announced, Blair Underwood, Anika Noni Rose, Lillias White to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2005

Show runs 3/31-4/3, also stars John Cullum, and Doug E. Doug. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday is said to be performing on the opening day of PrideFest St. Louis 2010 which runs from June 26th to the 27th. Holliday earned her Tony in 1982 for her portrayal of Effie in the musical, DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday is said to be performing on the opening day of PrideFest St. Louis 2010 which runs from June 26th to the 27th. Holliday earned her Tony in 1982 for her portrayal of Effie in the musical, DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 2, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 2, 2010
by - Jun 2, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

En Vogue Star, Massey, Etc. Join Holliday in GA Dreamgirls
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2007

More casting has been announced for Atlanta's Theater of the Stars's 25th Anniversary production of Dreamgirls, with Jennifer Holliday reprising her iconic Tony-winning performance as Effie. (more...)

Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Now considered a prominent venue for award winning theatre, Culture Project had its humble beginnings in a former piano manufacturing factory on East 91st Street. It then moved to a lumberyard at 45 Bleecker Street which it converted into a two-theater performing arts center with Bombitty of Errors and And God Created Great Whales as its initial attractions. Now Culture Project has officially returned to 45 Bleecker making it its permanent home, and will present And God Created Great Whales, the innovative piece that launched the Culture Project into prominence over a decade ago. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Lends Talent to 'Grace in Winter Silverball' Jennifer Holliday Lends Talent to 'Grace in Winter Silverball'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2010

Jennifer Holliday will lend her talents to perform at the sixth annual Grace in Winter Silver Ball on February 8 at the Plaza Hotel. The ball is a benefit for the dance company, Evidence. (more...)

Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Now considered a prominent venue for award winning theatre, Culture Project had its humble beginnings in a former piano manufacturing factory on East 91st Street. It then moved to a lumberyard at 45 Bleecker Street which it converted into a two-theater performing arts center with Bombitty of Errors and And God Created Great Whales as its initial attractions. Now Culture Project has officially returned to 45 Bleecker making it its permanent home, and will present And God Created Great Whales, the innovative piece that launched the Culture Project into prominence over a decade ago. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Will Return to DREAMGIRLS, Playing Effie at the MunyJennifer Holliday Will Return to DREAMGIRLS, Playing Effie at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

Before Jennifer Hudson gave Effie White life on the big screen, Jennifer Holliday was playing her on the Broadway stage. This summer, Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the Muny in St. Louis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday in DREAMGIRLS Through the YearsSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday in DREAMGIRLS Through the Years
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, DREAMGIRLS' original Effie White, Jennifer Holliday, will return to the role for which she won a 1982 Tony Award this summer at the Muny in St. Louis. Take a look back at Holliday channeling DREAMGIRLS - all the way from her stellar 1982 Tony performance through a concert at the Apollo this month - below! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Entertains at Desert AIDS Project Humanitarian Awards, 2/27Jennifer Holliday Entertains at Desert AIDS Project Humanitarian Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2010

The Desert AIDS Project is hosting the 16th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 27 at Palm Springs Convention Center. The evening is hosted by Richard Chamberlain and Stefanie Powers. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Entertains at Desert AIDS Project Humanitarian Awards, 2/27Jennifer Holliday Entertains at Desert AIDS Project Humanitarian Awards, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2010

The Desert AIDS Project is hosting the 16th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 27 at Palm Springs Convention Center. The evening is hosted by Richard Chamberlain and Stefanie Powers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Sings DREAMGIRLS at the ApolloSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Sings DREAMGIRLS at the Apollo
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2012

Before Jennifer Hudson gave Effie White life on the big screen, Jennifer Holliday was playing her on the Broadway stage. This summer, Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the Muny in St. Louis. She recently performed the DREAMGIRLS anthem 'And I'm Telling You' at the Apollo Theatre, and you can catch it by clicking below! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Tickets Now On Sale for Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and CorthronDramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and Corthron
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and CorthronDramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and Corthron
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

Two-time Grammy awardee and Tony winner Jennifer Holliday brings her dynamic talent to the Saugatuck Center For the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, Michigan) on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to help retain Allegan Counties District Court Judge William Baillargeon. (more...)

Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

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