Sophisticated Ladies
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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
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The musical legacy of Duke Ellington, considered amongst the world's greatest composers and musicians, is celebrated in this stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world. Memorable music and incredible dancing transport you into the Grand Duke's world. Sophisticated Ladies is a glorious recreation of the Duke Ellington big band sound, featuring his most famous numbers from the infamous speakeasy era of the Cotton Club, the Harlem Renaissance, art deco, and high society, including:

"It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Take the 'A' Train," "Satin Doll," and the haunting "In a Sentimental Mood." This is the eye-­?popping, foot-­?stomping, Tony Award-­?winning musical extravaganza that will send you into jazz heaven. It's an unforgettable celebration of the genius of Duke Ellington, brought to vibrant life with amazing talent, a sensational big band orchestra, sparkling staging, and all the lights and colors of Broadway!

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present SOPHISTICATED LADIES, Begin. 10/25
by Carol Kassie - Oct 8, 2013

The Broward Stage Door Theatre will reverberate with the music of the legendary Duke Ellington when Sophisticated Ladies opens on October 25th. Ellington's musical legacy will be celebrated in style in this brassy and classy tribute to one of America's greatest musicians and composers. (more...)

PUTTING IT TOGETHER Starring Carol Burnett Set For SpectiCast Cinema Release, 11/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 24, 2013

Stephen Sondheim fans around the world may still be reeling from the simply stupendous screening of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG held earlier this week thanks to Fathom Events, and, now, yet another spectacular theatrical treat has been announced for this Fall: a special movie theater showing of Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER, starring legendary comedienne Carol Burnett. (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...)

Maurice Hines Leads Master Class at Howard University; Holds Open Dance Auditions at Arena Stage, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Star of stage and screen Maurice Hines returns to D.C. to teach a free master class at Howard University and hold open dance auditions at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to connect with the D.C.-area dance community and search for the next young tap star to appear in Arena Stage's Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life, running November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Welcome Back Sanders Family Christmas, 12/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has announced a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring the beloved original Theatre in the Square cast, plays December 13-22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents BREATH AND IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, 9/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of BREATH AND IMAGINATION: The Story of Roland Hayes, a true story by Daniel Beaty, directed by Saundra McClain, with Musical Direction by Rahn Coleman. BREATH AND IMAGINATION will preview on Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; and Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Today, October 13. (more...)

Melis Aker, Khris Davis and More Star in Arena Stage's LOVE IN AFGHANISTAN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Charles Randolph-Wright's world premiere drama Love in Afghanistan. Randolph-Wright, a Resident Playwright through Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute and director of Motown the Musical currently on Broadway, joins forces with director Lucie Tiberghien (MCC Theater's Don't Go Gentle) to bring to life the tale of two fantastically different people discovering love in the most unlikely of places: war-torn Afghanistan. One, an emerging hip-hop artist, the other, a high-level Afghan interpreter, both fight to navigate the pitfalls of romance, religious differences and political unrest. Love in Afghanistan runs tonight, October 11-November 17, 2013 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Maurice Hines Leads Master Class at Howard University; Holds Open Dance Auditions at Arena Stage, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Star of stage and screen Maurice Hines returns to D.C. to teach a free master class at Howard University and hold open dance auditions at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to connect with the D.C.-area dance community and search for the next young tap star to appear in Arena Stage's Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life, running November 15-December 29, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/24/2013
by BWW - Nov 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/24/2013 for Washington, DC (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/17/2013
by BWW - Nov 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/17/2013 for Washington, DC (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge to Host Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for Broadway World, will host the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, 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...)

BWW's Richard Ridge Hosts Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for the popular theatrical web site Broadway World, will host the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, 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...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: THE CLUB HARLEM REVUE Plays Stage 72 at The Triad Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Tonight, March 27th at 7:00pm Stage72/The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts On Kentucky Avenue: The Club Harlem Revue - an homage to Atlantic City's now defunct historical 'Club Harlem,' a performance venue, which hosted all 'the greats' such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall and features the shows creator, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: THE CLUB HARLEM REVUE to Play Stage 72 at The Triad, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

On Thursday, March 27th at 7:00pm Stage72/The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts On Kentucky Avenue: The Club Harlem Revue - an homage to Atlantic City's now defunct historical "Club Harlem," a performance venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. On Kentucky Avenue stars Broadway and recording artist Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies), Cheryl Freeman (The Who's Tommy), recording artist Andricka Hall and features the shows creator, Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black.' (more...)

The Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, 4/2-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (UptownIt's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. to Direct Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/05/2014
by BWW - Jan 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/05/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Stages SOPHISTICATED LADIES, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Atlanta Lyric Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical extravaganza Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, running today, January 3 - 19, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta). (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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Atlanta (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Last Ship' sails, 'Chicago' and 'The Heartbeat Of Home' stop by, 'Chicago's Golden Soul,' and 'Ain't Misbehavin' pack 'em in, catch 'Dessa Rose,' 'Love Story' and 'A New Brain,' and the Waa-Mu Show announces 2014, plus more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 8, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 12/29/2013
by BWW - Dec 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/29/2013 for Atlanta (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - Dec 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

Canadian Opera Company's April 2014 Listings Include HERCULES and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

One of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts world today, director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company with an already acclaimed new COC production of Handel's Hercules, based on Sophocles' timeless tragedy. Sellars propels the Greek myth of Hercules into the modern day, directing the same star-studded cast that premiered this production to unanimous praise at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2011: American bass-baritone Eric Owens as Hercules (COC debut); British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Hercules' wife Dejanira; American countertenor David Daniels as Hercules' trusted aide, Lichas; American tenor Richard Croft as Hercules' son, Hyllus; and British soprano Lucy Crowe as the princess Iole (COC debut). Internationally renowned Baroque specialist Harry Bicket leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Handel's glorious music. The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas facing returning veterans. With Hercules Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice. (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...)

Hotel Rex Salon Series to Continue with Play Readings, Cabaret Showcase and More This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Hotel Rex, a boutique hotel right in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco takes its inspiration from European art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s (think bohemian Paris-book & poetry readings, literary salons, conversation, art shows, cabaret music paired with good wine & food). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Welcomes Back Sanders Family Christmas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has announced a holiday addition to its lineup! They're back! The SanctifiEd Sanders Family Singers return to the Marietta Square to celebrate the holidays with faith, family, and old-fashioned fun. Sanders Family Christmas, starring the beloved original Theatre in the Square cast, plays tonight, December 13-22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta's Family Life Hall (56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta). (more...)

Hotel Rex Salon Series to Continue with Play Readings, Cabaret Showcase and More This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Hotel Rex, a boutique hotel right in the heart of Union Square in San Francisco takes its inspiration from European art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s (think bohemian Paris-book & poetry readings, literary salons, conversation, art shows, cabaret music paired with good wine & food). (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre to Stage SOPHISTICATED LADIES, 1/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Atlanta Lyric Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning musical extravaganza Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, running January 3 - 19, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta). (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/01/2013
by BWW - Dec 1, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/01/2013 for Washington, DC (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW's Richard Ridge, Broadway's Natalie Toro, Leslie Uggams and More at Amas Musical Theatre's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Richard Ridge, lead correspondent for BroadwayWorld, hosted the 45th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event was veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. Directs Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Life-long performer and Tony nominee Maurice Hines (UptownIt's Hot!; Sophisticated Ladies) narrates his glamorous career through tap as he inspires love and appreciation of this amazing art form. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, his family, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. A charming storyteller, Hines will turn the expanse of the Alliance Stage into a place of intimate story-telling and dance moves that will make you realize you are in the presence of a song-and-dance legend. A once-in-a-lifetime stage experience you will remember for years. MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a co-production with Arena Stage and Cleveland Play House. For tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/tappin or call 404.733.5000. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Over fifty years ago, a bespectacled kid from Lubbock, Texas changed the face of popular music. Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to stardom was cut short when at the age of just 22 he died tragically in a plane crash. Fulton Theatre's production of Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story tells the tale of the three years in which he became the world's top recording artist. (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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