Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage runs today, September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Antonio Sabato Jr., Alfonso Ribeiro & More Set for ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS; Pairings Announced!
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The competition is heating up for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy as contestants for the 19th season of ABC's “Dancing with the Stars” were revealed live on this morning's 'Good Morning America.' (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Channels Austin Powers in DWTS' Quickstep Performance!
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Check out the Broadway vet and his partner Witney Carson perform the Quickstep to "Hey Goldmember" by Beyonce (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Touching Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss passed away in Manhattan on June 17, 2014. He was 74. A video tribute, created by Denise Pence and 'Broadway: The Golden Age' film trilogy filmmaker Rick McKay, honored the legendary casting director at a Memorial Tribute held in Moss's honor in New York City today, September 29th. The 12-minute video tribute includes an interview with 50-year friend John Rubinstein, who is on the road in the new PIPPIN and could not attend, and some rare footage of Lucie Arnaz performing 'They're Playing Our Song,' both shot by McKay. Watch below! (more...)

Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro to Join DANCING WITH THE STARS as Guest Judge
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

DANCING WITH THE STARS champ Alfonso Ribeiro will join the 21st season of ABC's celebrity dance competition as a guest judge.  (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Gets Jiggy With It on Last Night's DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Below, check out the actor with his professional partner Witney Carson performing the samba to Will Smith's 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It' (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiror Returns for New Season of Food Network's UNWRAPPED 2.0, 10/10
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, season two of Unwrapped 2.0 premieres on Saturday, October 10th (more...)

Finals of NEW YORK NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL Bring Out Broadway's Elite
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Broadway's elite turned out in style for the finals of the 2015 New York New Works Theatre Festival!  Industry leaders congregated at the sold out Elektra Theatre for a superb evening of performances that were mentored by the panel of Broadway Producers and Emmy Award winners.   (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro Receives Top Score on DWTS Premiere
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

You may know him best as Carlton on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air', but did you know talented actor Alfonso Ribeiro began his career on the Great White Way? (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Breaks Out 'The Carlton' & Earns a Perfect Score on DWTS!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro chose to bring back his iconic dance, 'The Carlton' from his days on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.' Below, watch the actor and his professional partner Witney Carson perform a jazz dance to the Tom Jones' classic, 'It's Not Unusual.' (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Savion Glover, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Savion Glover's Dance Holiday SPeCTaCULaR Part of the Wilmington Trust Cultural Arts Series - Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the sounds of the Tap Master at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Dances 'Proper' Rumba & Reveals Big News on DWTS!
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Fighting through a host of serious injuries, Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro joined professional dance partner Witney Carson for a Halloween Rumba set to the music of last night's special guest performer Ella Henderson. (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals Exciting News on Tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS Live!
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Following a 'proper' Rumba with his professional dance partner Witney Carson, Alfonso Ribeiro made an exciting announcement on tonight's DANCING WITH THE STARS - he and his wife, Angela Unkrich are expecting their second child! (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Performs Spicy Salsa on DANCING WITH THE STARS; Earns Near Perfect Score
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro joined professional dance partner Witney Carson for a spicy Salsa. The performance earned the couple a 39 out of 40 points and an unfortunate injury for the 'Fresh Prince' star. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro Burns Up the Floor with Hot Flamenco on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Alfonso Ribeiro, who finished up last week at the top of the leader board, joined professional dance partner Cheryl Burke for the Flamenco. The performance earned a 34 out of 40 points for the couple. (more...)

Alan Weeks, Star of Broadway's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', THE WIZ and More, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Alan Weeks, who took over for Andre De Shields in Broadway's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' as part of a lengthy career on the New York stage. (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiror Returns for New Season of Food Network's UNWRAPPED 2.0 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, season two of Unwrapped 2.0 premieres tonight, October 10th. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/7-11/8/2015
by - Nov 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 8, 2015 - Sunday, November 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: AFV's Alfonso Ribeiro Chats Growing to Appreciate 'The Carlton,' New Hosting Gig, Return to Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 8, 2015

Whether it was while making his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid, or on THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR as the up-tight Carlton, or while winning DANCING WITH THE STARS' 19th Mirror Ball Trophy, chances are pretty good that at some point over the past 30 years, Alfonso Ribeiro has made you smile. Since his DWTS success, the former child-star song-and-dance man has taken on yet another entertaining role, this time as the new host of ABC's long-running AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, a job that the father of three appreciates for what it provides on and off screen. (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Swoops Onto Dance Floor for Batman & Robin-Themed Cha-Cha on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro and professional dance partner Witney Carson swooped into the ballroom on zip lines to channel dynamic duo Bat and Robin for a lively Cha-Cha. (more...)

Savion Glover & Jack DeJohnette to Bring Evening of Music, Rhythm to Kingsbury Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

UtahPresents brings two legendary performers to the University of Utah campus, in the final performance of the series in 2015.  A tour de force of percussion and rhythm, this once in a lifetime session brings together tap dance legend Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette, the foremost jazz drummer of our time. Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette will perform at Kingsbury Hall on Monday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $19-$45, with a $5 ticket for U of U students and a $10 ticket for non-U students and youth 18 and under, and are available at 801-581-7100 or utahpresents.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro Wins Season 19 of DANCING WITH THE STARS!
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The public voted from Monday night was combined with the judges' scores from both nights to crown Broadway's Alfonso Ribeiro and his professional dance partner Witney Carson the Season 19 Champions. (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Tap Dances His Way to a Perfect Score on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

In the Judges Pick round, Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro and his professional dance partner Witney Carson performed The Jive, which they danced in Week 1 of the competition. This time around, the couple earned a perfect score. (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro Dances Through Injury & Pain to Move On to DWTS' Finals
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Despite suffering numerous injuries and fighting through pain, Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro was able to perform an Argentine Tango and Contemporary dance on last night's show. (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiro Withdrawing from DANCING WITH THE STARS Due to Back Injury?
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

DANCING WITH THE STARS contestant Alfonso Ribeiro, considered a frontrunner in this year's competition, may not be able to perform in Monday night's semifinal round. (more...)

The Barn Stage Company Announces 2016 Summer Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The Barn Stage Company's artistic director J. Scott Lapp and Executive director Jordan Beck announced the company's 2016 Summer season lineup today. Featuring two original productions in The Truax's intimate 120-seat theatre, the season includes the world premiere of Biting Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro's Passionate Paso Doble Earns Perfect Score on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

In the Trio round, Ribeiro danced a passionate Paso Doble with Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold and earned a perfect score of 40. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/3/2016 - 2016 Tony Nominations and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 3, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Tony nominations will be announced bright and early this morning, and we're streaming them live! (more...)

'Tap Dance Kid's Alfonso Ribeiro Named New Host of ABC's AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Broadway actor and 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, has been named the new host of ABC's 'America's Funniest Home Videos.' (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Tickets to Boyz II Men, En Vogue & Savion Glover at NJPAC on Sale 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey announces two new shows that go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10am. Don't miss multi-platinum selling recording artists and Grammy Award winners BOYZ II MEN who remain as one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. (more...)

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...)

Emmy-Winning Choreographer Phil Black Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

On the morning of June 5 at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood NJ, the Jazz and Tap teacher Phil Black passed away after fighting Parkinson's disease for over 20 years. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival Announces 2015 Participants; Broadway Producers Among Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Some of Broadway's most prominent players are donating their time to mentor the next generation of industry writers and those writers have been announced! (more...)

Savion Glover, Patricia Smith and Christian McBride Named NJPAC Artistic Advisers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three extraordinary voices and game-changing innovators as Artistic Advisers award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover (pictured, left), America's preeminent jazz bassist, Christian McBride, and nationally acclaimed poet Patricia Smith.   (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel with UNWRAPPED 2.0 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Ever wonder where some of your favorite foods come from? Alfonso Ribeiro will help answer viewers' most pressing questions and offer behind-the-scenes details on classic American treats in Unwrapped 2.0 (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 21, 2015
by - Dec 21, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiro Coming to Cooking Channel with UNWRAPPED 2.0
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ever wonder where some of your favorite foods come from? Alfonso Ribeiro will help answer viewers' most pressing questions and offer behind-the-scenes details on classic American treats in Unwrapped 2.0 (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. Tickets are $65, $80, $95 and are available online at www.whbpac.org. (more...)

Music Academy of the West to Host Cabaret Gala Tonight, Headlined by Marilyn Horne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala tonight, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which takes place tonight, Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 4, 2015
by - Aug 4, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME Set for WHBPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Jill Newman Productions presents Savion Glover's SoLo iN TiME at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center tonight, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. Starring internationally renowned tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover & The SaiNtz, the performance is produced by The HooFeRzCLuB with improvography by Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde. (more...)

Tap Dancer Savion Glover Plays the Howard Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Washington, DC audiences will have the pleasure of seeing tap dancer, actor, choreographer Savion Glover this weekend (August 23-25 at 8pm) at The Howard Theatre [620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001]. Glover will spend three nights at the famed theatre in the historic Shaw neighborhood. Tickets are $35-55 and available at www.thehowardtheatre.com or by calling 202-803-2899. (more...)

Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals Origin of 'The Carlton' Dance
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

In a new interview with Variety, the Broadway vet explains the origin of unique dance move (more...)

Tap Dancer Savion Glover to Play the Howard Theatre, 8/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Washington, DC audiences will have the pleasure of seeing tap dancer, actor, choreographer Savion Glover this weekend (August 23-25 at 8pm) at The Howard Theatre [620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001]. Glover will spend three nights at the famed theatre in the historic Shaw neighborhood. Tickets are $35-55 and available at www.thehowardtheatre.com or by calling 202-803-2899. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

DWTS' Champ Alfonso Ribeiro Welcomes Baby Boy Anders
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Alfonso Ribeiro and his wife Angela welcomed a baby boy named Anders Reyn Thursday morning. According to the report, the 'Fresh Prince' star is 'over the moon.' (more...)

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