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URBAN MOMFARE Extends Run in 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series, 9/21-28URBAN MOMFARE Extends Run in 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series, 9/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Urban Momfare has been selected to extend its run at the FringeNYC Encore Series after a critically acclaimed run at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival in August. Book by Pamela Weiler Grayson and Alice Jankell, music and lyrics by Pamela Weiler Grayson, directed by Alice Jankell and musical direction by Clare Cooper. Urban Momfare is being produced by Emerging Artists Theatre Company (EAT). A workshop performance of the musical was previously presented at EAT's New Work Series in March of 2013. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Begins Off-Broadway TonightMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real," "Dance (Disco Heat)," "Do Ya Wanna Funk," and "You Are My Friend." MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography by Anastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. Previews begin Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street) on Friday, September 5, 2014. The limited-engagement is scheduled through Sunday, October 5th. The Press Opening is Sunday, September 14th at 7PM. Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In The Hood Brings Down the House at the Nevada Sesquicentennial CelebrationPhoto Flash: Broadway In The Hood Brings Down the House at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Broadway In The Hood brought down the house during the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration at The Smith Center on Monday night, September 22 in Las Vegas. With performances by Jerry Lewis, Susan Anton, Human Nature, Cirque Du Soleil, Clint Holmes, the cast of Jersey Boys, and even 'Mr. Las Vegas' Wayne Newton himself, could not outshine their performance of 'Brand New Day' from the hit Broadway Musical 'The Wiz'. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey HolderPhoto Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey Holder
by Walter McBride - Oct 9, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderBroadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Awarda -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, a musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, will end its critically acclaimed, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Presented by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, the musical was written by and starred Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and was co-directed by Mr. Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, who also designed the show's costumes. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Bowman are currently planning a San Francisco engagement for the show, as well as a return to New York City in 2015. (more...)

Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

Second PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TV Series Now in the WorksSecond PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TV Series Now in the Works
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is heading to TV. The project, written by Tony Krantz and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the second project based on the classic french tale to be announced. (more...)

Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Creative Capital celebrates its 15th anniversary milestone with artist events, community gatherings and special programs across the country, including a Joe's Pub program spotlighting their New York artists. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Art Imitates Life in THE LOOK OF FEELINGBWW Reviews: Art Imitates Life in THE LOOK OF FEELING
by Ryan Kilpatrick - May 9, 2014

For hundreds of years, storytelling has been an essential part of African-American culture. Through both song and dance, they have passed down their struggles, their hopes, their history. When actress, dancer and singer Francesca Harper decided to pay homage to her mother the late dance pioneer Denise Jefferson (Alvin Ailey School Director) it only seemed appropriate she would do so by using her art. (more...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

Carmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow, 6/20-22Carmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Carmen de Lavallade's career as a dancer, choreographer, and stage and film actress spans more than six decades working with luminaries such as Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey, and many others. She already holds the distinction of the longest Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival performing career on record, having made her Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre in 1953 and performing at the Festival as recently as 2004 (with Paradigm), and she now extends that record by another decade. In the world premiere of her new solo show, As I Remember It, de Lavallade combines powerful movement and poignant storytelling to weave a theatrical memoir about her venerable life on stage. This exclusive engagement opens the 2014 Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre with a limited three-show run, June 20-22. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces the Full 2014 Schedule, 6/14-8/24
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the full 2014 Festival free and ticketed event schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly shows for March 11 - 22, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Speakeasy Dollhouse to Transform Times Square's Liberty Theater for ZIEGFELD'S MIDNIGHT FROLIC This SpringSpeakeasy Dollhouse to Transform Times Square's Liberty Theater for ZIEGFELD'S MIDNIGHT FROLIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

This spring, a former Broadway theater just off Times Square will be resurrected as the lavish and risque playground of Florenz Ziegfeld and his Follies for SPEAKEASY DOLLHOUSE: ZIEGFELD'S MIDNIGHT FROLIC, the third interactive show in the Speakeasy Dollhouse series from author, artist and playwright Cynthia von Buhler. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

On Friday, March 6, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announced that it will present the world premiere of JOSEPHINE, an original Broadway-bound musical, in April and May 2016. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29. Chronicling a dynamic chapter in the life of the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker, from 1939-1945, this exquisite new musical stars Grammy nominated, multi-talented, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox, who recently provided the vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie: Whitney. Ms. Cox starred on Broadway in the title role of Aida and as the female lead in the recent revival of Jekyll & Hyde. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cush Jumbo in JOSEPHINE AND I at the PublicPhoto Flash: First Look at Cush Jumbo in JOSEPHINE AND I at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Public Theater will officially open the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I on Tuesday, March 10. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I began previews on Friday, March 27 and runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Jumbo onstage below! (more...)

Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-4/5Gavin Creel, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running March 25 - April 5, 2015. Details below! (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Breaker, Chinese Music & More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/18-29Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Breaker, Chinese Music & More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/18-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances running March 18 - 29, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!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...)

BWW Reviews:  JOSEPHINE AND I Compares 20th Century Racism With Today's Subtler VarietyBWW Reviews: JOSEPHINE AND I Compares 20th Century Racism With Today's Subtler Variety
by Michael Dale - Mar 12, 2015

Cush Jumbo is a thrilling talent and her solo play about Josephine Baker is beautifully done. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of JOSEPHINE AND I at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of JOSEPHINE AND I at the Public Theater
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2015

The New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I opened at the Public Theater last night, March 10. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public. Check out pictures from opening night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: JOSEPHINE AND I Opens at the PublicReview Roundup: JOSEPHINE AND I Opens at the Public
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2015

The Public Theater officially opens the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I tonight, March 10. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

2014 New York Fringe Festival to Premiere URBAN MOMFARE2014 New York Fringe Festival to Premiere URBAN MOMFARE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Why don't we ever hear songs about moms not actually liking their kids? This romp through motherhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side spans 17 years: 'Music For Gifted and Talented Babies' to bra straps and Bellinis. Sling on your stilettos! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Carmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow This WeekendCarmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Carmen de Lavallade's career as a dancer, choreographer, and stage and film actress spans more than six decades working with luminaries such as Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey, and many others. She already holds the distinction of the longest Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival performing career on record, having made her Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre in 1953 and performing at the Festival as recently as 2004 (with Paradigm), and she now extends that record by another decade. In the world premiere of her new solo show, As I Remember It, de Lavallade combines powerful movement and poignant storytelling to weave a theatrical memoir about her venerable life on stage. This exclusive engagement opens the 2014 Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre with a limited three-show run, this weekend, June 20-22. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHAPMAN ROBERTS Shares the Inspiration Behind THE BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAYBWW 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...)

The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2The 23rd Annual HOT!, NYC Celebration of Queer Culture to Play Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Artistic Director) presents the 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud the HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. This year's HOT!, featuring hundreds of participating artists presenting their newest creations, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place, located at 161A Chrystie Street in New York City. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host 'OFF BROADWAY SHARK TANK' PanelOff Broadway Alliance to Host 'OFF BROADWAY SHARK TANK' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold a special edition of its Sunday Seminars series, focusing on how to pitch producers, barrowing from the format of the popular TV show SHARK TANK. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Jean-Claude BakerPhoto Flashback: Remembering Jean-Claude Baker
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Jean-Claude Baker, cable-television pioneer, biographer, historian and internationally known restaurateur of Theatre District hotspot Chez Josephine, died on January 15, 2015. He was 71. His death was a suicide. BroadwayWorld remembers Baker below. (more...)

Jean-Claude Baker, Owner of Theatre District Restaurant Chez Josephine, Dies at 71Jean-Claude Baker, Owner of Theatre District Restaurant Chez Josephine, Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Jean-Claude Baker, owner of Chez Josephine, passed away earlier this morning at the age of 71. Chez Josephine is a French restaurant that is well-known amongst the Broadway community and was referred to as a 'Cocktail of human beings' by Baker. (more...)

African American Art Exhibition ANCIENT RHYTHMS REMIXED to Open 1/23 at NJ's Atrium GalleryAfrican American Art Exhibition ANCIENT RHYTHMS REMIXED to Open 1/23 at NJ's Atrium Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Join Morris Arts and Art in the Atrium at the free public opening of New Jersey's largest exhibition of African-American art, curated and assembled by Art in the Atrium. The reception will be held on January 23 from 6-9pm at the Atrium Gallery, floors 2-5 of the Morris County Administration & Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ. (more...)

Carmen de Lavallade's AS I REMEMBER IT to Run 2/19-25 at Baryshnikov Arts CenterCarmen de Lavallade's AS I REMEMBER IT to Run 2/19-25 at Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

As part its 10th Anniversary Spring 2015 season, Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) proudly presents the New York Premiere of Carmen de Lavallade's As I Remember It, February 19-21 and 24 at 8PM, and February 25 at 1PM in the Jerome Robbins Theater. This intimate autobiographical performance combines movement and storytelling to weave a poignant memoir of Carmen de Lavallade's extraordinary career, highlighting the legendary artist's singular place in cultural history. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and AprilFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces Lineup for CITY SINGERS for March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the lineup for their "City Singers" series for the months of March and April. The lineup includes jazz singer Opie Bellas, San Francisco's favorite crooner, Russ Lorenson and French chanteuse Betty Roi. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I tonight, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, will come to Philadelphia for one weekend only, performing at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) for five shows only: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 8pm; Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday, April 5th, 2015 @ 3pm & 7:30pm. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's DaySan Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

?The city of San Francisco will honor the legendary disco singer Sylvester, along with the opening of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL -- the acclaimed celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" -- with San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Weiner, set to present a proclamation for "Mighty Real Day: Honoring Sylvester & His Music" on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Sylvester's star on the Castro Rainbow Honor Walk. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL began performances at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) on Wednesday, February 11th and will open on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. The limited San Francisco engagement is scheduled through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

JOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Later This Month at The Public TheaterJOSEPHINE AND I with Cush Jumbo Begins Later This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I on Friday, February 27. Written by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, JOSEPHINE AND I runs through Sunday, April 5 at Joe's Pub at The Public, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessye Norman, Vivian Reed, KT Sullivan at Requiem Mass for Jean-Claude BakerPhoto Coverage: Jessye Norman, Vivian Reed, KT Sullivan at Requiem Mass for Jean-Claude Baker
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 1, 2015

Some of the best musical experiences have taken place in houses of worship. Sadly, Holy Cross Church in Times Square was the location of such an occurrence on Saturday as a Requiem Mass for Jean-Claude Baker who committed suicide on January 15th 2015 was held at the historic church. The Romanesque Revival style building was constructed in 1870 and is the oldest building on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the performances below! (more...)

Gema Castaño y Meme Solís en el Ateneo de MadridGema Castaño y Meme Solís en el Ateneo de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 12, 2014

El maestro Meme Solís ofrecerá mañana un concierto en el Ateneo de Madrid (C/ Prado, 21) a las 20.30h acompañado de la actriz Gema Castaño. Solís, cantante, pianista y compositor, es una de las figuras más reconocidas e importantes de la música cubana, y con este concierto continúa su gira 2014. (more...)

Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I Added to Public Theater's Spring 2015 SeasonCush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I Added to Public Theater's Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The Public Theater announced today that JOSEPHINE AND I, the London hit by Olivier nominated actress and writer Cush Jumbo, has been added to The Public's downtown spring season. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the New York premiere of JOSEPHINE AND I will begin performances at Joe's Pub at The Public on Friday, February 27 and run through Sunday, April 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 10. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS SeriesFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce "City Singers," a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Wednesday at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the AtticBWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series TonightFeinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce 'City Singers,' a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Today at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

BWW Previews: Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly at Philadelphia Museum of ArtBWW Previews: Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly at Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Stephen Raskauskas - Apr 28, 2014

This weekend past weekend, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opened an important retrospective featuring the life and works of fashion designer Patrick Kelly. Almost 25 years after Kelly's untimely death of AIDS in 1990, we continue to experience his profound impact on fashion. Yet, 'Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love' is the first of its kind to comprehensively display the breadth and diversity of this designer's influential work. (more...)

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