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Eubie! was a revue featuring the music of Eubie Blake, with lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller, and Jim Europe.

Parker Posey to Narrate Thirteen's THE '80'S TRUSTED VOICE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

In the 1980s, 100 million Americans were tuning into public television every week, and over a third of that primetime programming was being created by New York's THIRTEEN, the PBS flagship station. (more...)

Baryshnikov & More Featured on THIRTEEN's THE 80's-TRUSTED VOICE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

In the 1980s, 100 million Americans were tuning into public television every week, and over a third of that primetime programming was being created by New York's THIRTEEN, the PBS flagship station. (more...)

Baryshnikov & More Featured on THIRTEEN's THE 80's-TRUSTED VOICE, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

In the 1980s, 100 million Americans were tuning into public television every week, and over a third of that primetime programming was being created by New York's THIRTEEN, the PBS flagship station. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway; Performances Begin. Oct. 11 at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced the New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd. (more...)

Parker Posey to Narrate Thirteen's THE '80'S TRUSTED VOICE, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

In the 1980s, 100 million Americans were tuning into public television every week, and over a third of that primetime programming was being created by New York's THIRTEEN, the PBS flagship station. (more...)

Big Block Theatrical to Present INAPPROPRIATE at Odyssey Theatre, 11/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Big Block Theatrical (Heathers)to present INAPPROPRIATE, a pop-rock musical with a book by Michael Sottile andLonnie McNeil (Eubie!, Ain't Misbehavin', Bubbling Brown Sugar); music and lyrics by Michael Sottile (Torch Song Trilogy, JOAN.,Snowman In The Dunes), co- directed by Michael Sottile & Ray Leeper, choreography by Ray Leeper ("So You Think You Can Dance," "The X Factor") and musical direction by Keith Harrison(The Boys From Syracuse, Million Dollar Quartet). Performances will begin on November 14 through November 24 at LA's Odyssey Theatre (2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd) tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting Plays411.com. (more...)

MAKE HERstory To Play Simple Wellness October 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

"MAKE HERstory: A Work in Progress", Sponsored by: Simple Wellness Day Spa will run at 519 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, MD 21201 on October 25th and 26th at 8pm. Tickets will be $20 Online $25 at the door (more...)

VIDEO: Big Block Theatrical's INAPPROPRIATE Musical Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2013

13 years ago a musical entitled INAPPROPRIATE with a book by Michael Sottile and Lonnie McNeil, premiered Off-Broadway. Created from the journal entries and poetry of teenagers, INAPPROPRIATE is a pop-rock musical that deals with current issues that teenagers face. Click below to watch the Kickstarter video! (more...)

Two Brother Duos Set for Arena Stage's MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A co-production with Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life runs November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Faith Prince, Kathleen Marshall, Rob McClure & More Set for 92Y's 2014 Lyrics & Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

92Y announces casting for the 2014 season of Lyrics & Lyricists. Faith Prince, Rob McClure, Christiane Noll and Rachel York are among the performers from the worlds of Broadway, jazz and cabaret presenting a panoramic journey through the American Songbook via Broadway, Hollywood and Second Avenue. L&L's shows this season explore MGM Musicals, tunes that swept away the Great Depression, an insider's look at Rodgers & Hammerstein, iconic funny girl Fanny Brice and the glorious songs salvaged from Flop Shows. The season is curated by series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer and a line-up of guest artistic directors that includes three Tony Award winners-director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall (in her L&L debut); music director Ted Sperling; and lyricist David Zippel- musical theater historian Robert Kimball, and Rodgers & Hammerstein oracle Ted Chapin. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Scroll down for photos from the opening night reception, featuring Maurice Hines, cast members and brothers John & Leo Manzari and Max & Sam Heimowitz, director Jeff Calhoun, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton! (more...)

Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL to Premiere at Theater for the New City, 12/19-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

This winter, Andrea J. Fulton's new stage play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will premiere at Theater for the New City (Executive Producer Crystal Field, TNC Artistic Director) from 12/19-1/12. Directed by Broadway veteran performer Leslie Dockery (Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid and Eubie!), this dark comedy featuring music and movement is set against the backdrop of heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual relationships in modern urban culture. (more...)

Two Brother Duos Set for Arena Stage's MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A co-production with ALLIANCE THEATRE at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life runs tonight, November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Maurice Hines in Arena Stage's TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines(Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A co-production with ALLIANCE THEATRE at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life runs November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out the photos below! (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH at TheaterWorks, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Debra Jo Rupp stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. The comedy will run tonight, May 31 through July 7, 2013. (more...)

92nd Street Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2014 Lineup: MGM Musicals, Fanny Brice, & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

92nd Street Y announces the 2014 line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists, with Deborah Grace Winer in her sixth season as series artistic director. To offer their unique perspectives on the American Songbook, L&L guest artistic directors this year feature three Tony Award winners-a director (Kathleen Marshall, in her L&L debut), music director (Ted Sperling) and lyricist (David Zippel)--a top musical theater historian (Robert Kimball), and Broadway royalty (Ted Chapin of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization). (more...)

DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY Comes to TheaterWorks, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Direct from its sold-out World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company, Dr. Ruth, All The Way will be directed by Julianne Boyd co-founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC). TheaterWorks' production will be a revised version of BSC's production starring stage, film and television actress Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman on That 70's Show). Dr. Ruth, All the Way will run tonight, May 31st through July 7th, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mabel & Bobby at Town Hall
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 17, 2013

Town Hall was the setting in 1968 of the legendary dual concert of America's leading cabaret performers, the great international club and recording artist Mabel Mercer and the reigning prince of cabaret Bobby Short. In a tribute to these great artists, The Mabel Mercer Foundation presented a lineup of today's leading practitioners of the intimate and enduring art of cabaret. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

KT Sullivan and More Appear at REMEMBERING MABEL & BOBBY Concert at Town Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Town Hall was the setting in 1968 of the legendary dual concert of America's leading cabaret performers, the great international club and recording artist Mabel Mercer and the reigning prince of cabaret Bobby Short. In a tribute to these great artists, The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present a lineup of today's leading practitioners of the intimate and enduring art of cabaret. KT Sullivan, Artistic Director of the Foundation, will host the evening. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

MAGIC AT CONEY!!! - VAUDEVILLE REVISITED Set for Coney Island Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Over 100 years ago, Coney Island was the Mecca of magicians, comedians and artists from around the world. The local sideshows at Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park, as well as the dance halls and theaters were a proving ground for those performing artists looking to hone their skills. There were usually a dozen or more acts in every vaudeville performance. The performances ranged from the truly talented to the simply quirky. Aside from the magicians, there were musicians, such as the piano player Eubie Blake, and the child star, Baby Rose Marie. There were great acts of physical talent, everything from contortionists, to tumblers to dancers. Actors performed plays and jugglers juggled. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH at TheaterWorks, 5/31-7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Debra Jo Rupp stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. The comedy will run May 31 through July 7, 2013. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour Runs Now thru 3/30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will perform today, March 25-30, 2014 at the Ordway. (more...)

Los Lobos, a Night of Broadway & Rolling Stones & Queen Tributes Coming to ArtsQuest Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

GRAMMY winners Los Lobos, bluesman John Mayall, a night of Broadway music with Robert Creighton and Lynnie Godfrey, and Queen tribute Almost Queen are among the new performances announced for the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the shows go on sale March 18, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and March 21, 10 a.m., to the public at www.artsquest.org and 610-332-3378. (more...)

Scot Albertson to Host URGE TO CROON CD Release Concert at Symphony Space, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

Scot Albertson (Vocalist - Performer - Producer - Recording Artist) - www.scotalbertson.com) announces his sixth CD release concert, set for Monday June 17, 2013 at 7:30p.m. at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, located at 2537 Broadway & West 95th Street, New York City, NY. (more...)

Becky Gulsvig & Sally Struthers to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Running 6/12-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, is thrilled to announce the opening of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie on stage June 12 to July 6. Becky Gulsvig, plays small-town girl Millie Dillmount, who heads to New York City in 1922 to start a new life in a city filled with intrigue, jazz and a whole new set of rules for love! Her new flapper lifestyle leads to a series of madcap adventures when she checks into a hotel owned by a dragon-lady villainess audiences are sure to love to hate - played by none other than Ogunquit's favorite, Sally Struthers. This musical-comedy, based on the Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing film, opened on Broadway in 2002 and garnered six Tony Awards including Best Musical. A new glittering set design, along with the Tony Award-winning costumes and show-stopping dance numbers will be featured in the Ogunquit production. Musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages - Thoroughly Modern Millie! (more...)

"Sharing Our Blessings" to Benefit Aspiring Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

"Sharing Our Blessings," an upcoming fundraising event benefitting performing arts education, will be held on Saturday, June 15. (more...)

Devron T. Young to Open Red Branch Summer Cabaret Series, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Devron T. Young will open the summer cabaret series on July 13th with his musical evening entitled 'One Night Only.' The cabaret loosely chronicles pivotal moments in the performer's life through song and spoken word. Red Branch Managing Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes will accompany Mr. Young on the keyboard, and surprise special guests will join him on stage for select numbers. The program includes, but is not limited to songs such as 'Maybe' from Annie, 'God Bless the Child,' 'Memories of You' by Eubie Blake, 'Family' and 'One Night Only' from Dreamgirls, and many more. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHAPMAN ROBERTS Shares the Inspiration Behind THE BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 18, 2014

It was the great Marcus Garvey who said 'Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in days of yore. We have beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.' (more...)

Scot Albertson Hosts URGE TO CROON CD Release Concert at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Scot Albertson (Vocalist - Performer - Producer - Recording Artist) - www.scotalbertson.com) announces his sixth CD release concert, set for tonight June 17, 2013 at 7:30p.m. at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, located at 2537 Broadway & West 95th Street, New York City, NY. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Co. to Launch New Summer Cabaret Series, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Red Branch Theatre Company will hold its first series of one-night only cabaret performances this summer at Drama Learning Center in Columbia, MD. Each cabaret will consist of a solo or group headliner that regales audiences with a themed evening of songs and stories in a cabaret setting. Food and beverage will be available for sale before the show each night and during intermission. A cash bar will also be available for select performances. (more...)

DR. RUTH, ALL THE WAY Comes to TheaterWorks, 5/31-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

Direct from its sold-out World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company, Dr. Ruth, All The Way will be directed by Julianne Boyd co-founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC). TheaterWorks' production will be a revised version of BSC's production starring stage, film and television actress Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman on That 70's Show). Dr. Ruth, All the Way will run May 31st through July 7th, 2013. (more...)

Paige Davis & John Cariani to Lead Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS, Running 8/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. Opening night is August 13 at 7pm. (more...)

Broadway Lights to Dim Tomorrow in Memory of Producer Ashton Springer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

The Broadway community mourns the loss of prominent producer Ashton Springer, who passed away on July 15th at age 92. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 24th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

ALL FOR A SONG Musical Begins Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

“All For A Song,” is a new musical based on the life and career of Kansas City Jazz Legend Myra Taylor, who wrote such hits as “Spider and the Fly,””Take It Easy Greasy” and “Still Water.” She was also the first person to record the perennial classic “I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire,” with Harlan Leonard and His Rockets. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Martin Charnin Talks New ANNIE Movie & National Tour, Plus ANNIE WARBUCKS Broadway Plans, Vivid Mary Rodgers Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2014

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished writer and director who has amassed numerous top entertainment trophies over the course of his long and distinguished career, including multiple Emmy Awards, Tony Awards and even a Grammy - the uniquely talented Martin Charnin. Sharing his thoughts on the forthcoming big screen adaptation of his hit musical property ANNIE as well as previewing what we can expect from the forthcoming 2014-2015 national tour, Charnin also reflects on the original production of the classic Depression-era musical and analyzes why it remains a continual cultural touchstone for generations new and old while also looking ahead to a potential Broadway production of the sequel, written with original composer Charles Strouse, ANNIE WARBUCKS. Also, Charnin touches upon his time as a member of the original cast of iconic musical WEST SIDE STORY and recounts working alongside legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and more. Additionally, Charnin sheds some light on his illustrious string of collaborations with recently deceased composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, ranging from more than 50 songs written as a team to a string of special TV musicals as well as working together on the stage musicals HOT SPOT and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST. Besides of all of that, Charnin also looks back to his heyday as a TV variety special helmer, having created award-winning tributes to a slew of Broadway's best composers and lyricists including George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and many more. Plus, Charnin shares his thoughts on GLEE, how show business has changed, the possible future life for TWO BY TWO and much, much more in this wide-ranging chat with a major Broadway notable. (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Co. Launches New Summer Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Red Branch Theatre Company will hold its first series of one-night only cabaret performances this summer at Drama Learning Center in Columbia, MD. Each cabaret will consist of a solo or group headliner that regales audiences with a themed evening of songs and stories in a cabaret setting. Food and beverage will be available for sale before the show each night and during intermission. A cash bar will also be available for select performances. (more...)

Devron T. Young Opens Red Branch Summer Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Devron T. Young will open the summer cabaret series on July 13th with his musical evening entitled 'One Night Only.' The cabaret loosely chronicles pivotal moments in the performer's life through song and spoken word. Red Branch Managing Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes will accompany Mr. Young on the keyboard, and surprise special guests will join him on stage for select numbers. The program includes, but is not limited to songs such as 'Maybe' from Annie, 'God Bless the Child,' 'Memories of You' by Eubie Blake, 'Family' and 'One Night Only' from Dreamgirls, and many more. (more...)

MetroStage to Present ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG, 1/23-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the musical Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song, conceived and directed by Maurice Hines, with book by Lee Summers, Jan. 23-Mar. 16, 2014. Ella Fitzgerald, her cousin and traveling companion Georgiana, and her manager and jazz impresario Norman Granz tell her story both backstage and onstage. From a homeless street dancer to winning amateur night at the Apollo Theatre at the age of 15, from headlining with Chick Webb and his Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom to performing Live at the Cote D'Azur, from discovering she could "scat" to mastering a new art form called "bebop," this musical tells the fascinating journey of this legendary artist. Maurice Hines is the director. Mel Johnson Jr. is the associate director, and William Knowles is the music director, arranger, and orchestrator. (more...)

Production Underway on Psychological Thriller A PLACE IN HELL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Cufflink Productions has begun production of a pulse-pounding psychological thriller in the horror genre. The full-length feature film, 'A Place in Hell,' was inspired by a real serial killer and will be filmed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS National Tour to Run 3/25-30 at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Based on DuBose Heyward's novel 'Porgy' and the play of the same name, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward, the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is a stunning and stirring new staging with a magnificent 23-piece orchestra, including such legendary songs as 'Summertime,' 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' and 'I Got Plenty of Nothing.' (more...)

Save 25% at Lyrics & Lyricists next weekend with Erin Dilly and more
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 14, 2014

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Terry Burrell & Lawrence Leritz Set for THEATRE CHAT, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guests are actress and playwright Terry Burrell and actor, producer, and choreographer Lawrence Leritz. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

Andrea J. Fulton's UGLY IS A HARD PILL Premieres at Theater for the New City, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

This winter, Andrea J. Fulton's new stage play UGLY IS A HARD PILL will premiere at Theater for the New City (Executive Producer Crystal Field, TNC Artistic Director) from today, December 19 through January 12, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Maurice Hines in TAPPIN THRU LIFE
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2013

Lifelong performer and Tony Award nominee Maurice Hines (Broadway's Sophisticated Ladies and Eubie!) captivates audiences with stories, songs and smooth choreography for his return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Hines, who started performing at five years old, brings the history of American tap to life and pays tribute to his brother Gregory and the singers who inspired him, from Frank SinatratoLena Horne. A co-production with ALLIANCE THEATRE at the Woodruff and Cleveland Play House, Maurice Hinesis Tappin' Thru Life runs now through December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. Watch a preview of Hines in action below! (more...)

Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

MAGIC AT CONEY!!! - VAUDEVILLE REVISITED Set for Coney Island, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Over 100 years ago, Coney Island was the Mecca of magicians, comedians and artists from around the world. The local sideshows at Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park, as well as the dance halls and theaters were a proving ground for those performing artists looking to hone their skills. There were usually a dozen or more acts in every vaudeville performance. The performances ranged from the truly talented to the simply quirky. Aside from the magicians, there were musicians, such as the piano player Eubie Blake, and the child star, Baby Rose Marie. There were great acts of physical talent, everything from contortionists, to tumblers to dancers. Actors performed plays and jugglers juggled. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

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