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Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The story of Scrooge with Scrooge as a modern-day Harlem slumlord.


Stanley and Von Essen to Star in Xanadu Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2008

Casting is announced for the anticipated Chicago and Midwest premiere of the surprise hit Broadway musical XANADU at the Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place. Performances are scheduled to begin January 16, 2009 and individual tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Loretta Devine & More Set for UNSPEAKABLE Reading, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Creative Mind Entertainment & OBC DreamTheatre in association with Randolph Sturrup and Mike Muse present a by-invitation-only reading of the new play UNSPEAKABLE: a dramatic fantasia, which explores the 'tragic genius of comedian Richard Pryor' in Los Angeles on November 9th. (more...)

Isaiah Washington to Join Loretta Devine in Richard Pryor-Based UNSPEAKABLE
by BWW - Nov 8, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Isaiah Washington is set to join Loretta Devine and cast of Unspeakable in LA in a new reading. Creative Mind Entertainment & OBC DreamTheatre in association with Randolph Sturrup and Mike Muse will present a by-invitation-only reading of the new play UNSPEAKABLE: a dramatic fantasia, which explores the 'tragic genius of comedian Richard Pryor' in Los Angeles on November 9th. (more...)

Loretta Devine & More Set for UNSPEAKABLE Reading, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Creative Mind Entertainment & OBC DreamTheatre in association with Randolph Sturrup and Mike Muse present a by-invitation-only reading of the new play UNSPEAKABLE: a dramatic fantasia, which explores the 'tragic genius of comedian Richard Pryor' in Los Angeles on November 9th. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

New Orleans Ballet Presents THANK YOU GREGORY: A Tribute To The Legends Of Tap 11/20, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

New Orleans Ballet Association and The NOCCA Institute present Thank You, Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!!! (more...)

New Orleans Ballet Presents THANK YOU GREGORY: A Tribute To The Legends Of Tap 11/20, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2009

New Orleans Ballet Association and The NOCCA Institute present Thank You, Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!!! (more...)

New Orleans Ballet Presents THANK YOU GREGORY: A Tribute To The Legends Of Tap 11/20, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

New Orleans Ballet Association and The NOCCA Institute present Thank You, Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap ALL PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!!! (more...)

Devine & Lewis to Co-Host Epps Diversity Celebration, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2007

Original Dreamgirls star Loretta Devine, as well as Jenifer Lewis, will co-host the second annual Sheldon Epps Theatrical Diversity Project Celebration at the Pasadena Playhouse on March 13th. (more...)

Jenifer Lewis Joins 'Hairspray' Cast 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2008

The producers of Hairspray have announced that Jenifer Lewis will join the Broadway company on Tuesday, April 22, in the role of Motormouth Maybelle at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52 Street. (more...)

Smith, Ivory, Butler and Devine Cast in Bway-Bound Purlie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2005

Jacques C. Smith, Paulette Ivory, E. Faye Butler and Loretta Devine have all been cast in the Broadway-bound revival of Purlie, which will start performances at the Pasadena Playhouse on June 24th (more...)

Weller, Noseworthy, Etc. Join Cast of Mother Courage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2006

Full casting is complete for the Delacorte Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage, which will run from August 8th through September 3rd in Central Park (more...)

Loretta Devine Joins Cast of Lifetime's THE CLIENT LIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

According to Deadline.com, Broadway veteran Loretta Devine has joined the cast of Lifetime's 'The Client List' as a series regular. The series is about 'a Texas housewife who, after being deserted by her husband, ends up running a massage parlor which serves as a front for a call girl service.' (more...)

La MaMa e.t.c Presents Leslie Lee's THE BOOK OF LAMBERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009

La MaMa e.t.c. proudly presents the World Premiere of The Book of Lambert, written by Tony Award nominated and Obie Award winning playwright Leslie Lee. The play, directed by Cyndy A. Marion, features Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winning actor Arthur French, who recently performed on Broadway in Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate. The Book of Lambert runs from February 13th to March 1st, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. Lambert previews on February 13th and officially opens on February 14th, Valentines Day. Founded by the venerable Ellen Stewart, La MaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & Bowery in NYC. Performances take place in the First Floor Theatre and run Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm with an added performance on Wed 2/18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling 212-475-7710 or visiting www.LaMaMa.org. The Book of Lambert depicts the lives of six lost souls hiding from society in the subterranean depths of an abandoned NYC subway tunnel. Their leader is Lambert, an African-American man who has been hurt - possibly beyond repair - by his former love, a beautiful Caucasian woman. A bright but disillusioned ex-college professor, Lambert begins writing a prophetic book on life. In an effort to guide and re-focus this wayward flock, Lambert unleashes his own identity issues while coming face to face with the demons of his past. The Book of Lambert is a telling story of how our histories can haunt us, and how we may or may not recover from them. (more...)

Robin Wagner, Lewis Brown, et al. Win TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Three-time Tony Award-winning scenic designer ROBIN WAGNER and esteemed costume designer LEWIS BROWN are among the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Brown was selected to receive the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Sadly, Mr. Brown passed away in January of 2011. His award will be accepted by his long-time colleague and friend, Albert Wolsky, who was the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at The Book of Lambert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

The Book of Lambert opened on February 14 and continues through March 1, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Lee's The Book of Lambert At La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2009

La MaMa e.t.c. proudly presents the World Premiere of The Book of Lambert, written by Tony Award nominated and Obie/Audelco Award winning playwright Leslie Lee. The play, directed by Cyndy A. Marion, features Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winning actor Arthur French, who recently performed on Broadway in Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate. The Book of Lambert runs from February 13th to March 1st, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. Lambert previews on February 13th and officially opens on February 14th, Valentines Day. (more...)

Loretta Devine Will Return to 'Grey's Anatomy'
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

Broadway vet Loretta Devine will return to to the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy in the role of Adele Webber for five episodes, beginning on February 17, according to EW.com. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

Orange County Performing Arts Center Pays Tribute to Cy Coleman, 12/9 - 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

Four of musical theater's brightest talents offer behind-the-scenes tales and the magical music of a true legend in Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman. Beloved songs from Cy Coleman's award-winning shows including Sweet Charity, City of Angels and The Will Rogers Follies and songs such as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best is Yet to Come' will be performed at the Orange County Performing Arts Center December 9 - 12 in this heartfelt and personal tribute to the life and incredible work of this great American artist. The show features Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel, who collaborated with Coleman on City of Angels; Center favorite Jason Graae, whose special way around a song has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, Birdland and the Rainbow Room; Jenifer Lewis, who has starred in numerous Broadway productions as well as movies and television and the multi-talented Tami Tappan Damiano, who has appeared on stages all over the world. (more...)

Robin Wagner, Lewis Brown, et al. Win TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Three-time Tony Award-winning scenic designer ROBIN WAGNER and esteemed costume designer LEWIS BROWN are among the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Brown was selected to receive the 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Sadly, Mr. Brown passed away in January of 2011. His award will be accepted by his long-time colleague and friend, Albert Wolsky, who was the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Loretta Devine Talks WAITING TO EXHALE, CLIENT LIST, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2012

Stage and screen star Loretta Devine recently visited ABC's 'What's the Buzz,' where she chatted about her current projects, which include GREY'S ANATOMY, THE CLIENT LIST, and more. Additionally, Devine revealed that there is talk about making a sequel to 1995's 'Waiting to Exhale,' which she starred in with Whitney Houston. (more...)

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