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Noho Arts Center Presents THAT'S AMORE!, Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a musical revue that speaks to the Italian in all of us, THAT'S AMORE! AN AMERICAN ITALIAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lost Broadway Treasures - COME SUMMER
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 19, 2010

Los Angeles based Producer Robert McGarity recently started a label designed to record and preserve Broadway 'flops' from the 1950s and 1960s. Toronto based Actor Michael Lazarovitch was cast in the lead role of the label's second effort - the new Studio Broadway Cast Recording of COME SUMMER. Robert and Michael both sat down to talk with BWW about this unique new endeavour. (more...)

Noho Arts Center Presents THAT'S AMORE!, Closes 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to announce that THAT'S AMORE! AN AMERICAN ITALIAN SONGBOOK, a musical autobiographical revue, is EXTENDING through Sunday, November 13 at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. (more...)

Noho Arts Center Presents THAT'S AMORE!, Opens 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a musical revue that speaks to the Italian in all of us, THAT'S AMORE! AN AMERICAN ITALIAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

Irish Rep Theater Presents ST. NICHOLAS, Previews 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 23rd Season with Tony Award-nominated Irish playwright Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS - a modern-day Gothic tale about a theatre critic, a beautiful actress, and a coven of vampires -- starring John Martello and directed by Alex Dmitriev, with previews set to begin October 15, prior to its official press opening on October 20 at Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Broadway by the Year Concerts in 2006 Spotlight 1930, 1956, 1968 and 1978
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2005

In 2006, four new Broadway by the Year concerts will feature songs from the musicals of 1930, 1956, 1968 and 1978 (more...)

Priscilla Lopez to Star in Cruz' Beauty of the Father at MTC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2005

Priscilla Lopez has been cast in MTC's production of Nilo Cruz' Beauty of the Father; it will open on January 10th, 2006 (more...)

Irish Rep Theater Presents ST. NICHOLAS, Previews 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 23rd Season with Tony Award-nominated Irish playwright Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS - a modern-day Gothic tale about a theatre critic, a beautiful actress, and a coven of vampires -- starring John Martello and directed by Alex Dmitriev, with previews set to begin October 15, prior to its official press opening on October 20 at Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Theater Presents ST. NICHOLAS, Previews 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 23rd Season with Tony Award-nominated Irish playwright Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS - a modern-day Gothic tale about a theatre critic, a beautiful actress, and a coven of vampires -- starring John Martello and directed by Alex Dmitriev, with previews set to begin October 15, prior to its official press opening on October 20 at Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Extends ST. NICHOLAS Thru 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre announces a one-week extension of its hit revival of Tony Award-nominated Irish playwright Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS - a modern-day Gothic tale about a theatre critic, a beautiful actress, and a coven of vampires -- starring John Martello and directed by Alex Dmitriev, with performances now set to run through November 28 at Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Irish Rep Extends ST. NICHOLAS Thru 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2010

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre announces a one-week extension of its hit revival of Tony Award-nominated Irish playwright Conor McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS - a modern-day Gothic tale about a theatre critic, a beautiful actress, and a coven of vampires -- starring John Martello and directed by Alex Dmitriev, with performances now set to run through November 28 at Irish Repertory Theatre Company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Leslie Uggams' Uptown Downtown Succeeds in Pasadena
by Don Grigware - Nov 23, 2010

It's hard to find fault with Leslie Uggams. The immensely talented lady can act and sing up a storm. She didn't soar as Lena Horne in Stormy Weather for naught. Now in Uptown Downtown, her own musical journey, she excels once more, this time in the comfort of her own shoes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leslie Uggams Plays 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 16, 2012

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams makes her 54 Below debut forseven special performances only! Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond). Check out photos from her 54 Below concert below! (more...)

BEAUTY OF THE FATHER Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2005

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, artistic director; Barry Grove, executive producer) is pleased to announce the full cast for the upcoming New York premiere of BEAUTY OF THE FATHER by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) with direction by Michael Greif (Rent). (more...)

In the Heights w/ Lopez, Gonzalez, Olivo Opens Off-Bway 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2006

Priscilla Lopez, Mandy Gonzalez and Karen Olivo will star in In the Heights, which is now set to open Off-Broadway on February 8th (more...)

Len Cariou, Leslie Uggams and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru Nov 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Tony winners Len Cariou and Leslie Uggams, jazz brunch with jazz legend Barbara Carroll, singer/songwriter Samia Najimy Finnerty and Broadway star Elizabeth Stanley. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Leslie Uggams at Nov. 14 Gala Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2005

Leslie Uggams will be honored by Amas Musical Theatre at their November 14th Blast from the Past Gala Benefit which will also feature a concert presentation of Damn Yankees (more...)

Leslie Uggams Uptown Downtown Makes Glorious CD
by Don Grigware - May 29, 2012

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Beth Leavel, Leslie Uggams, and Tari Kelly to Lead THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the MUNY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

The Muny will present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE as a part of the 94th season in Forest Park. Set to star in the production are Broadway favorites Beth Leavel, Leslie Uggams, and Tari Kelly as Mrs. Meers, Muzzy, and Millie respectively. The production, running June 18-24, will be directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Chris Bailey. (more...)

Broadway by the Year: 1968
by Jena Tesse Fox - May 10, 2006

1968 was a year of great transition (ask your parents!), and nowhere was that change better reflected than on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leslie Uggams Opens at the Cafe Carlyle
by Monica Simoes - Mar 31, 2010

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) opened her exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years - at the Cafe Carlyle last night, March 30. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' will play through Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the famed night spot. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night celebration, as were friends Celisse Henderson, Capathia Jenkins, Chuck Cooper, Tommy Tune, Karen Akers and more. (more...)

Uggams and Rosetta LeNoire Academy Students Featured in Amas Benefit, March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2006

On March 29th, Tony-winner Leslie Uggams and students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will be featured in a benefit for Amas Musical Theatre (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Encores! PIPE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Casting is complete for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, the second Encores! production of the 2011-12 season, running March 28 - April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay. It will play for seven performances at New York City Center, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: Leslie Uggams Talks UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN, PIPE DREAM, MILLIE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 21, 2012

Today we are talking to an iconic Tony Award-winning star who made her name as a teenager singing on TV variety shows - THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW and SING ALONG WITH MITCH included - and then went on to a multimedia career in film and theatre, conquering Broadway with her Tony-winning turn in the Jule Styne/Arthur Laurents musical HALLELUJAH, BABY! in 1967 and returning to the stage in the subsequent decades in a host of Broadway productions, such as BLUES IN THE NIGHT, JERRY'S GIRLS, ANYTHING GOES, August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II and her celebrated Muzzy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - a role she reprises in the new Muny production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical beginning this week - the one and only Leslie Uggams. Taking a thorough look back at her career thus far, Uggams opens up about her many successes and how she has endured for fifty years in show business and shares recollections of many of her most noted co-stars and collaborators, all the way up to the recent 2012 Encores! PIPE DREAM. Additionally, Uggams comments on her film and TV appearances over the years, speaking about her work in INHERIT THE WIND, TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, ROOTS and beyond. Plus, she shares her candid opinions on GLEE, SMASH, Broadway then versus now, future plans for her Lena Horne solo show and thoughts on other roles she would enjoy pursuing - and much, much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of MUNY's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE with Beth Leavel, Leslie Uggams, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

The Muny presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE as a part of the 94th season in Forest Park. Set to star in the production are Broadway favorites Beth Leavel, Leslie Uggams, and Tari Kelly as Mrs. Meers, Muzzy, and Millie respectively. The production, running through June 24, is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Chris Bailey. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

American Theatre Wing To Interview Priscilla Lopez This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with Tony-winning actress Priscilla Lopez, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). (more...)

Peter Howard and Alvin Colt: An Intimate Examination
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2008

Peter Howard and Alvin Colt, two friends of mine, have now walked through that great stage door in the sky. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Perform at Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Benefit Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

Town Hall Announces New Broadway by the Years and Other Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2006

The Broadway by the Year series will showcase musicals from 1930, 1956, 1968 and 1978 in 2006, and other events will also be featured at Town Hall (more...)

Photo Coverage: MILLIE
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Leslie Uggams Comes To The Cafe Carlyle 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Erich Steinbock (Managing Director) is pleased to welcome Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) to the Café Carlyle in an exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' will begin performances on Tuesday, March 30 and play through Saturday, April 17, 2010. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Performs Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series. Making her debut at the Bucks County Playhouse is Tony and Emmy Award-winning Leslie Uggams, whose career has spanned Broadway, Hollywood and concert stages around the world. In AN EVENING WITH Leslie Uggams directed by Michael Bush, Leslie will perform a variety of her classic, signature songs all in one evening audiences won't forget. One performance only: tonight, February 22nd at 8pm. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Joins Cast of Encores! PIPE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams has joined the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, to be presented by New York City Center Encores! series, March 28 - April 1. Ms. Uggams will play Fauna, the proprietress of the Bear Flag Cafe, the local brothel. (more...)

Justin Guarini and Leslie Uggams Set for Bucks County Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced the launch of a 2014 winter concert series, kicking off with the World Premiere of JUSTIN GUARINI LOVESICK, a new show from Justin Guarini and directed by Gordon Greenberg. (more...)

Uggams to Star in Feb. 27 Boston Reading of Raisin in the Sun
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2006

Leslie Uggams will headline a reading of the classic drama A Raisin in the Sun in Boston on February 27th (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Star in STORMY WEATHER: THE LENA HORNE STORY on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

According to Leslie Uggams' website, she will be playing Lena Horne in STORMY WEATHER: THE LENA HORNE STORY on Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vanessa Williams and Leslie Uggams At Darius de Haas' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2006

Vanessa Williams and Leslie Uggams turned out for Darius de Haas' January 30th concert at Birdland (more...)

VIDEO: Leslie Uggams Records New Single 'Wishing You a Happy New Year'
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2013

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams (Roots, King Headley II, Hallelujah, Baby!) is ringing in the holidays with the release of a new single 'Wishing You a Happy New Year' written by renowned film, television, and concert composer-orchestrator Curtis McKonly. Available online at iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and other major digital music outlets, this elegant new tune features the 41-piece Curtis McKonly Orchestra. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes video of Uggams in the recording studio! (more...)

Musical Mondays Honor Ervin & Edith Drake on February 10, 2008
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2007

On Sunday, February 10 2008 at 12:30 pm Musical Mondays honors songwriter Ervin Drake and his wife Edith ( the 'Love Couple' ) at a Luncheon and Silent Auction at Sardi's. (more...)

A Revised What Makes Sammy Run? Heads Off-Bway, Jan. 19-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2005

A revised production of the musical What Makes Sammy Run? will be seen off-Broadway from January 19th through 29th (more...)

Cardenas, Rua et al. Lead Old Globe's SOMEWHERE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Somewhere, a new play by Old Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez. Lopez's play The Whipping Man was a critical success in New York last season after receiving its West Coast Premiere at the Globe in a production directed by Giovanna Sardelli. Sardelli returns to direct Somewhere, which will run in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 24 - Oct. 30. Preview performances run Sept. 24 - Sept. 28. Opening night is Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets will go on sale on Sunday, Sept. 4. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Doug Liman directs Tony Shalhoub and Priscilla Lopez In A CHILDPROOF ROOM 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

The Vineyard Playhouse and Andrew Asnes present a staged reading on August 2, 2010 of a new play by Johanna Baldwin directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). (more...)

In The Heights Character Card #9: Camila
by Craig Brockman - Apr 5, 2008

The ninth IN THE HEIGHTS interactive character card features Priscilla Lopez as Camila! Learn all about her here.... (more...)

Leslie Uggams UPTOWN DOWNTOWN CD Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams (On Golden Pond, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, Jerry's Girls, Her First Roman, Hallelujah, Baby! and television's Roots) has launched her new CD Uptown Downtown, now available online at CDBaby.com. This 2-CD cast album includes 21 tracks (24 songs) from her one-woman autobiographical musical that charts her career from Harlem (Uptown) to Broadway (Downtown), and everywhere in between. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Leslie Uggams' UPTOWN DOWNTOWN Album Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Uptown Downtown, the new CD by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams (On Golden Pond, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, Jerry's Girls, Her First Roman, Hallelujah, Baby! and television's Roots) is now available for download at iTunes, CDBaby.com, and Amazon.com. This 2-CD cast album includes 21 tracks (24 songs) from her critically acclaimed one-woman musical autobiography that charts her historic career from Harlem (Uptown) to Broadway (Downtown), and everywhere in between. (more...)

Bart, d'Arcy James, Lopez & Scott on "Performing Musicals"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2008

Roger Bart, Brian d'Arcy James, Priscilla Lopez, and Sherie Rene Scott will be on 'Working in the Theatre- Performing Musicals' on CUNY TV on Sunday, April 27th at 5pm. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Concludes Run At The Cafe Carlyle 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) concludes an exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years - at the Café Carlyle April 17. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' began performances on Tuesday, March 30. (more...)

Oscar Directs Bway Musicals of 1968 on 5/1, Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2006

Oscar to Direct All-Star Cast that includes Himself, Scott Coulter, Annie Golden, Lisa Howard, Lorinda Lisitza, Jack Noseworthy, Jonny Peterson, Chip Zien, and MORE! (more...)

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