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Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk is a musical that debuted Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater in 1995 and moved to Broadway in 1996. The show was conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe, and featured music by Daryl Waters, Zane Mark and Ann Duquesnay; lyrics by Reg E. Gaines, George C. Wolfe and Ann Duquesnay; and a book by Reg E. Gaines.



SHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Savion Glover's BRiNG TiME BaCK @ NJPAC, an original song-and-dance piece featuring a cast of 45 talented New Jersey youngsters ages 6-18, will premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Ted Louis Levy to SWING THE VOTE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

This September 23rd, Tony nominated, Emmy, Helen Hays and Outer Critics Award-Winning tap dancer and choreographer Ted Louis Levy ('Black and Blue,' 'Jelly's Last Jam,' 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk') will present 'Swing the Vote,' a 90-minute tap dance production at the Roulette Theater in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-Changer
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Seewald - Sep 16, 2016

Who comes to mind when I think of a talented, intelligent and influential person? Ayodele Casel. This powerhouse tap dancer, actor and teacher has broken boundaries and shown how an interest can help you discover a talent and even transform into a lifestyle and career. (more...)

Ted Louis Levy to SWING THE VOTE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This September 23rd, Tony nominated, Emmy, Helen Hays and Outer Critics Award-Winning tap dancer and choreographer Ted Louis Levy ('Black and Blue,' 'Jelly's Last Jam,' 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk') will present 'Swing the Vote,' a 90-minute tap dance production at the Roulette Theater in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn at 8:00pm. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for $5 tickets to 1st Preview of RANCHO VIEJO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, October 31, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of RANCHO VIEJO. (more...)

Theatre Vets to Hit the Stage for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the stellar line up of rockers set to perform at the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette to Bring Evening of Music, Rhythm to Kingsbury Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

UtahPresents brings two legendary performers to the University of Utah campus, in the final performance of the series in 2015.  A tour de force of percussion and rhythm, this once in a lifetime session brings together tap dance legend Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette, the foremost jazz drummer of our time. Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette will perform at Kingsbury Hall on Monday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $19-$45, with a $5 ticket for U of U students and a $10 ticket for non-U students and youth 18 and under, and are available at 801-581-7100 or utahpresents.org. (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE FIRST NOEL, 12/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

This holiday season, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents the world premiere of The First Noel. This Harlem- based holiday musical features music that crosses genres-from pop to jazz to gospel - to tell a universal story of love and belonging. Book, lyrics and music by Jason Michael Webb (Motown: The Musical, Violetand The Color Purple) and Lelund Durond Thompson (founder, YellaFella Entertainment and CTH Artistic Associate). Steve H. Broadnax III (Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root) serves as director and Brian Harlan Brooks (Motown: The Musical) as choreographer for this holiday presentation, which will take place in the Apollo's soundstage. The First Noel, commissioned by The Classical Theatre of Harlem and in association with Penn State Centre Stage, has been in development for three years and is intended to become a Harlem holiday classic.  (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel and More in CURVY WIDOW at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse presents Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in The Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs now through May 21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

ZACH Theatre Casts Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday in Sophisticated Ladies
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

With much excitement, ZACH Theatre announces that Broadway's Original Dreamgirl, Grammy and Tony award-winning JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will star in this summer's Duke Ellington musical revue Sophisticated Ladies. For its premiere production in Austin, the show will play on the Topfer Stage from July 15 - August 23, 2015 under the direction of ABE REYBOLD. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City today, May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 5/13-30 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Downtown Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) proudly announces that its 13th annual season will take place in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 5/13-30 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Downtown Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) proudly announces that its 13th annual season will take place in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

HOMAGE TO ELEANORA Feat. Billie Holiday Songbook Set for Manna House Workshops, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual celebration of Billie Holiday at 'Homage To Eleanora'  on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9th at Manna House Workshops  (338 E. 106th Street)  in East Harlem at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and can be ordered via: http://homagetoeleanora.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Special Event RADICAL VOICES: THEN & NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On Her Shoulders will present a special event on Monday, April 3, 2017 celebrating its theatrical heritage as agents of change. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Comes to New Victory Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

COMMON THREADS a New Production from Team Two Entertainment, Filmed in Tucson, Captures Soul of Southwest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

From Team Two Entertainment, the production company behind successful films including "Ambush at Dark Canyon," "A Country Christmas" and "Born Wild," music videos with millions of views for country music star Randy Houser ("Like a Cowboy" and "We Went") and the forthcoming feature film "You're Gonna Miss Me" (starring country superstar Kix Brooks and John Schneider), comes "Common Threads," a heartfelt story set in the Old West, filmed at the one-of-a-kind locations of Old Tucson.  (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces February Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its events lineup for February. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton' Returns Musical Theater to the GRAMMY Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton' Returns Musical Theater to the GRAMMY Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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BREAKING: HAMILTON Cast to Perform Live at the Grammy Awards via Satellite!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2016

The cast of Broadway's hit musical HAMILTON gathered together in the video below to announce that they will be performing via satellite at the 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In the video below, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit, speaks on his musical influences, inspiration, Grammy Award nomination and how he hopes the show will expose hip-hop and musical theater to new audiences. (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Today, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

HAMILTON, Lady Gaga Performances Help GRAMMY AWARD Ratings Hold Steady
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The broadcast, which featured a live performance from the cast of Broadway's HAMILTON and a moving David Bowie tribute by Grammy nominated singer Lady Gaga delivered strong numbers for the CBS network. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushered Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast performed the opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Click below to watch them 'Blow Us All Away' in their appearance at the awards show! (more...)

And the Grammy for Musical Theater Album Goes to... (Wait For It)...HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Following a live performance of the show's opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' telecast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers theater, presenter Seth MacFarland announced that the hip hop musical was the winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage and Ready to Bring It - HAMILTON Cast Preps for the GRAMMYS
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The broadcast begins at 8/7c on CBS. In the meantime, check out Lin-Manuel's behind-the-scenes view of the company getting ready backstage below! (more...)

The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL at The Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. Following its world premiere in 2015 on the Theater's soundstage, the Harlem-based holiday musical makes an unprecedented move to the Apollo's mainstage this year, as part of the institution's 'Holidays at the Apollo' programming. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer Roars
by Gil Kaan - Dec 19, 2016

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has been sharing his most recent creation - his autobiographical, one-man show THE LION playing in various cities in the US (and the UK) the last two-plus years. Benjamin will be completing his current tour with his Los Angeles premiere performances at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present THE FIRST NOEL, 12/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

This holiday season, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents the world premiere of The First Noel. This Harlem- based holiday musical features music that crosses genres-from pop to jazz to gospel - to tell a universal story of love and belonging. Book, lyrics and music by Jason Michael Webb (Motown: The Musical, Violetand The Color Purple) and Lelund Durond Thompson (founder, YellaFella Entertainment and CTH Artistic Associate). Steve H. Broadnax III (Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root) serves as director and Brian Harlan Brooks (Motown: The Musical) as choreographer for this holiday presentation, which will take place in the Apollo's soundstage. The First Noel, commissioned by The Classical Theatre of Harlem and in association with Penn State Centre Stage, has been in development for three years and is intended to become a Harlem holiday classic.  (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL Starts Holiday Tradition at The Apollo Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from tonight, December 10, through December 18, 2016. (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Fresh Off SHUFFLE ALONG, Savion Glover Returns to B.B King's
by Ashlee Latimer - Aug 4, 2016

According to their official website, Tony-winner Savion Glover returns to B.B King's Blues Club and Grill on August 17, 2016 for a solo performance showcasing his signature style, demonstrating tap as both an instrumental and a visual art form. (more...)

HOMAGE TO ELEANORA Set for Manna House Tonight, Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Entertainer, vocalist and jazz aficionado Keith A. Dames presents his annual celebration of Billie Holiday at 'Homage To Eleanora'  on Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9th at Manna House Workshops  (338 E. 106th Street)  in East Harlem at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and can be ordered via: http://homagetoeleanora.brownpapertickets.com (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

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