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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
New York, NY
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Based on the book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam

EDDIE to Premiere at Midtown International Theatre Festival, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Eddie is the story of a hard of hearing high-school student in an Inner City, poverty ridden, gang infested school. When he falls in love with Greg, the school bully, both of their lives take an unexpected turn. (more...)

VIDEO: All New Cast Featurette for Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Below, check out an all-new cast featurette from Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, now playing at New York's Palace Theatre! (more...)

MITF 2014 to Feature More Than 75 Shows, 7/14-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Midtown International Theater Festival has announced its 2014 lineup. Details below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Saul Williams Talks Playing the Lead in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME on CBS
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

'Holler If Ya Hear Me', the first show of the new Broadway season, is based on the music and lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. In the video below, CBS 2's Dana Tyler talks with the actor and poet who plays the lead character in Broadway's first Hip-Hop musical - Saul Williams! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Star Saul Williams Stops by MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Holler If Ya Hear Me is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). In the video below, Saul Williams, who stars in the new Broadway play, featuring the music of the late Tupac Shakur, joins Morning Joe to discuss the production! (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Williams, Pinkins, Sengbloh and Boone Set for Arise 30, Hot 97 FM This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tune in to see HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, on TV. (more...)

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Lines Up TV Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Tune in to see HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, on TV: Fox5 News interviews HOLLER cast members Christopher Jackson and Tonya Pinkins tonight, Thursday, June 26 at 5pm. 'NYC Arts' will feature a segment on HOLLER tonight, Thursday, June 26 at 8pm on WNET-TV, Channel 13. CBS2 News' Dana Tyler interviews HOLLER cast member Saul Williams this Sunday, June 29 at 8am. MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' will feature a live interview with Saul Williams this Monday, June 30 in the 7am hour. (more...)

First Look - Trailer & Poster Art for 4 MINUTE MILE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

4 MINUTE MILE will be in theaters on August 1st and stars Kelly Blatz, Academy Award-nominee Richard Jenkins, Cam Gigandet and Analeigh Tipton, with Rhys Coiro and Academy Award-winner Kim Basinger. (more...)

UPDATE - FlexPod Passes $3 Billion in Joint Sales for Cisco and NetApp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA - Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the FlexPod® integrated infrastructure solution has generated $3 billion in joint sales since its launch in 2010. FlexPod unit shipments have grown 81 percent year-over-year, with demand for FlexPod solutions now reaching a $2 billion annualized demand run rate. (more...)

FlexPod Passes $3 Billion in Joint Sales for Cisco and NetApp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA - Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the FlexPod® integrated infrastructure solution has generated $3 billion in joint sales since its launch in 2010. FlexPod unit shipments have grown 81 percent year-over-year, with demand for FlexPod solutions now reaching a $2 billion annualized demand run rate. (more...)

Bijou Theatre to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, Begin. 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Bijou Theatre, located in Downtown Bridgeport, has announced its Young Adult theatre program's performance of the Broadway smash hit, In the Heights. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Red Carpet Fashions of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner City lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened just last week, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture all of the opening night fashions! Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)


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NJTV to Premiere Town Hall Series STATE OF NJ'S HEALTH, 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, premieres the second program in its four-part town hall series, The State of NJ's Health. (more...)

Photo Flash: ASCAP Foundation Seeds THE LYRIC PROJECT at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Lucas Grabeel hosted the Skylight Theatre/ASCAP outreach event THE LYRIC PROJECT, last night at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. It was an outstanding presentation from professional singer/songwriters/composers/ASCAP members who mentored 15 'at risk' kids, chosen from hundreds, to write and publish a song. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Below, Richard Ridge chats with the company right after they took their first bows! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner City lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

BWW Review: Confrontational HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Channels Anger Into Art
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2014

Despite a weak book, director Kenny Leon's daring theatre piece utilizing the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is an exciting dramatic work. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to celebrate. Below, check out interviews with Valisia LeKae, Sam Rockwell, Condola Rashad, Constantine Maroulis and more! (more...)

This WEEK IN PICTURES: June 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 20, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the opening night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, rehearsal for Jane Lynch's debut solo concert at 54 Below, the CD release of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner City lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Broadway Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Shines Light on Music of Tupac Shakur
by Noah Kahan - Jun 20, 2014

Director Kenny Leon and the cast of characters do a fantastic job of adapting 2Pac's music to a fictional story without compromising the music's integrity. (more...)

Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, is now in previews and will open on Thursday, June 19. Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner City lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

Boston Midsummer Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDE, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Hidden identities, secret bargains and a dancing bear...can love possibly find its way? All will be revealed when Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents its ninth season production, The Bartered Bride. Bedich Smetana's comic masterpiece - with its infectious tunes, rollicking ensembles and inventive humor which have long made it an audience favorite - will be fully staged and costumed and presented at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University for three performances only, July 23, 25 and 27. (more...)

Nimble Storage Named 'Top Workplace' By the Bay Area News Group for the Second Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that the company has been selected as a 'Top Workplace' by the Bay Area News Group. For the second consecutive year, Nimble Storage has ranked in the top 10, placing seventh this year and up two spots from the previous listing. In addition, Nimble's chief executive officer, Suresh Vasudevan, was selected as the winner of the Special Recognition Award for Leadership for mid-size companies in the Bay Area. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, is now in previews and will open on Thursday, June 19. Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner City lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

Madonna Checks Out New Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Pop legend Madonna attended last night's performance of the new Broadway musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, now in previews at New York's Palace Theater (more...)

Mariah Carey Announces Go N'Syde's Newest Flavor 'Butterfly' Beverage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Powerhouse entertainment executive, former CEO of Def Jam and Founder of KWL Enterprises Kevin Liles is pleased to announce the launch of Go N'Syde's newest flavor 'Butterfly' beverage in collaboration with Mariah Carey. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Lineup for 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF and John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way. Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For much of that time, his brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre becoming a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. The once bachelor MITF now has a full family of arts programs: The Short Play Lab, which will be part of this year's festivities; Cabaret MITF - featuring Broadway and cabaret performers - also be part of this summer's festivities; and the Commercial Division spotlighting works whose production values and subject matter are the stuff for Off- [and on] Broadway; and, of course, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival and the MITF Children's Theatre Festival shared in the fun earlier this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'Unconditional Love' on Good Day NY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'Unconditional Love' on this morning's 'Good Day New York.' (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Perform on Today's GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from the cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will perform on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' tomorrow, today, July 9 in the 9am hour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs on GMA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 8, 2014

The cast of Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'California Love' on this morning's 'Good Morning America' on ABC. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

Photo: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Tweets from GMA!
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's ABC's 'Good Morning America'. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'California Love' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's 'Good Morning America'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

CALL ME CRAZY Opens 7/10 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

This Thursday, July 10, New Jersey-based playwright/actress Helena D. Lewis will be opening her long-awaited off-off-Broadway debut of her award-winning solo play Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker at the Theater @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe?. This much-anticipated three-week engagement runs through July 27th. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)

George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM to be Staged on an Actual London Inner City Farm, Aug 19-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

In a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, When Chaplin Met Gandhi writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest Inner City farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Walter McBride - Jul 5, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and you can check out photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Now, 20 years later, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the Southern California premiere, performed by Long Beach Opera. LBO artistic director Andreas Mitisek conducts a concert staging at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ford's Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series. (more...)

'EGO' by Ormond Curl is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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Win Chance for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Set Visit
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is auctioning off a rare opportunity to visit the production set of the groundbreaking Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (more...)

DVR ALERT: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' this Tuesday, July 8 in the 8am hour. (more...)

New 52nd Street Project to Present WHAT'S MY LINE: THE PROFESSIONAL PLAYS, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. For its cornerstone acting program, the One-on-One series takes a group of ten Project kids out of town to a country retreat for a week in the summer. Each child is assigned a playwright who is charged to write a musical specifically for that child. The shows are rehearsed over the course of the week and performed informally for the community in the retreat setting. Upon returning to Manhattan, the plays are performed at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC), supported by professional designers and crews who volunteer their services. (more...)

NO ONE ASKED ME Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play by Kate Ballen, inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students. Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine including Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. Performances will be stated at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey). *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs, Ronni Ancona, Michael Schaeffer and More to Star in LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Imogen Stubbs, Clare Perkins, Ronni Ancona, Lucian Msamati, Barry McCarthy, Michael Shaeffer, Rez Kempton and Bayo Gbadamosi will star in the new play LITTLE REVOLUTION by Alecky Blythe at the Almeida Theatre from August 26, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Tyler Perry Drama IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG Coming to OWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On the heels of OWN's popular series “The Haves and the Have Nots” comes Tyler Perry's new primetime drama “If Loving You is Wrong,” premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Producer Raising $5M to Keep Show Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me opened to mixed reviews last month, but lead producer Eric L. Gold won't let that affect the show's open-ended run at the Palace Theatre. He recently told Variety that he hopes to raise another $5 million to keep the new musical open until ticket sales improve. When asked how long the show will remain, Gold told Variety: 'It's week to week right now. It can't tell you if it'll be two weeks or two months. It's an expensive game, and I'm the guy carrying the load financially. I made a rookie mistake by underestimating how much capital was necessary, but I'm tenacious.' (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Celebrate Members of the Military with Free Tickets, July 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, has donated tickets to performances on July 4th and 5th to the USO of Metropolitan New York. These tickets will be given to members of the military from bases in the New York area in recognition of their generous service to the community and the work they do all year long. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Docu-Series THE SINGLES PROJECT, 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Tuesday night is date night as Bravo Media invites viewers to join the social conversation for “The Singles Project,” which debuts Tuesday, August 12 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

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