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BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2015
by - Sep 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10 (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by Sophie Schulman - Oct 15, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays tonight, November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10. (more...)

Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway Panel 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Behind the Scenes: Careers On and Off Broadway, a free panel discussion highlighting backstage careers in theatre, will take place at the Apollo Theater, presented by the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, the Apollo Theater Education Program, and the Broadway League. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Jennifer Holiday Performs With The NSO Pops 11/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2010

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for three performances, November 26-27, 2010 in Jennifer Holliday in Concert. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the program which will include such Dreamgirls hits as 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' and 'Changing,' along with other audience favorites. The concerts will take place during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 26 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Play 5 Shows at 54 Below, 12/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday is set to return to the stage for five cabaret performances on December 26 - 29, at 54 Below. Tickets are $50-$75 and can be purchased at: http://54below.com/artist/jennifer-holliday/ (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse is currently presenting Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. The show began previews November 5 and will continue through December 1, 2013, officially opening tonight, November 10. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2010

Two-time Grammy awardee and Tony winner Jennifer Holliday brings her dynamic talent to the Saugatuck Center For the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, Michigan) on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to help retain Allegan Counties District Court Judge William Baillargeon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez & Jennifer Holliday Sing 'And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going' at American Idol Finale
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012

Jennifer Holliday sang her signature song 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' with 16 year-old Jessica Sanchez on the American Idol Season 11 Finale. Check out the video below. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday, Jessica Sanchez Duet on IDOL Finale Tonight, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie in Broadway's Dreamgirls, previously announced on her Twitter account that she would be duetting with Top 2 finalist, Jessica Sanchez on the season finale of AMERICAN IDOL tonight. (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: Jennifer Holliday & Michael Bennett!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gems of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we bring you DREAMGIRLS collaborators Jennifer Holliday and Michael Bennett in 1984. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Holliday to Perform on Tonight's IDOL Finale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

On tonight's AMERICAN IDOL season finale, Broadway vet Kristin Chenoweth and Top 2 finalist Jessica Sanchez will perform a duet of the late Donna Summer's hit single, 'Enough is Enough'. Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie in Broadway's Dreamgirls, will also take her turn duetting with Sanchez. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Duet with Jessica Sanchez on AMERICAN IDOL?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Earlier this month on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page immediately following the performance: 'Yes, I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday's 'God Is Faithful' Video Released!
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2012

Broadway veteran Jennifer Holliday, best known for starring in the original production of DREAMGIRLS, just released a music video for 'God Is Faithful,' from her Goodness & Mercy album. Check it out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Wows with DREAMGIRLS on AMERICAN IDOL!
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2012

Last night on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page: 'Yes,I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

Kathy Griffin's Hilarious PLAYBILL Bio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2011

Dishing on all pop culture and shining a light on inappropriate water cooler talk 'Kathy Griffin WANTS A TONY' will feature all new material about her hilarious observations and run-ins with celebrities. The show is subject to change nightly depending on what Kathy decides is the news of the day. Let's just say Broadway may never be the same again! Tickets are priced from $61.50 to $121.50 for all performances and are on sale now! (more...)

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday is said to be performing on the opening day of PrideFest St. Louis 2010 which runs from June 26th to the 27th. Holliday earned her Tony in 1982 for her portrayal of Effie in the musical, DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday To Perform at PrideFest, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday is said to be performing on the opening day of PrideFest St. Louis 2010 which runs from June 26th to the 27th. Holliday earned her Tony in 1982 for her portrayal of Effie in the musical, DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 2, 2010
by - Jun 2, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cres O'Neal Coming to the Metropolitan Room, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

It is said that music never leaves the soul. No one knows this more than jazz vocalist and radio personality, Cres O'Neal. On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 4 pm, Cres will make her long awaited return to the stage at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd Street, New York, New York. Joining Cres will be Grammy nominated percussionist, Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel; award winning pianist, Dawrin Noguera; acclaimed bassist, Paul Beaudry; and acclaimed drummer, Willie Martinez. (more...)

BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children. (more...)

Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The "Marvelous" Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Capitol Steps & More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC... (more...)

Metropolitan Room Welcomes Denise Spann Morgan & The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Now thru Jan 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' tonight, Jan. 9-13. (more...)

Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Now considered a prominent venue for award winning theatre, Culture Project had its humble beginnings in a former piano manufacturing factory on East 91st Street. It then moved to a lumberyard at 45 Bleecker Street which it converted into a two-theater performing arts center with Bombitty of Errors and And God Created Great Whales as its initial attractions. Now Culture Project has officially returned to 45 Bleecker making it its permanent home, and will present And God Created Great Whales, the innovative piece that launched the Culture Project into prominence over a decade ago. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Jan 9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' Jan. 9-13. (more...)

Culture Project Presents 'And God Created Great Whales,' Beginning 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Now considered a prominent venue for award winning theatre, Culture Project had its humble beginnings in a former piano manufacturing factory on East 91st Street. It then moved to a lumberyard at 45 Bleecker Street which it converted into a two-theater performing arts center with Bombitty of Errors and And God Created Great Whales as its initial attractions. Now Culture Project has officially returned to 45 Bleecker making it its permanent home, and will present And God Created Great Whales, the innovative piece that launched the Culture Project into prominence over a decade ago. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Will Return to DREAMGIRLS, Playing Effie at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

Before Jennifer Hudson gave Effie White life on the big screen, Jennifer Holliday was playing her on the Broadway stage. This summer, Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the Muny in St. Louis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday in DREAMGIRLS Through the Years
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, DREAMGIRLS' original Effie White, Jennifer Holliday, will return to the role for which she won a 1982 Tony Award this summer at the Muny in St. Louis. Take a look back at Holliday channeling DREAMGIRLS - all the way from her stellar 1982 Tony performance through a concert at the Apollo this month - below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Sings DREAMGIRLS at the Apollo
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2012

Before Jennifer Hudson gave Effie White life on the big screen, Jennifer Holliday was playing her on the Broadway stage. This summer, Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the Muny in St. Louis. She recently performed the DREAMGIRLS anthem 'And I'm Telling You' at the Apollo Theatre, and you can catch it by clicking below! (more...)

Motowon Tribute Coming to bergenPAC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents So Good For The Soul, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at  www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and Corthron
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Continues Shows at 54 Below Through Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday returns to the cabaret stage through tomorrow, Sunday, December 29, at 54 Below. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 22, 2015
by - Dec 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dramatists Guild of America Continues DUOLOGUES With Grant and Corthron
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

The Dramatists Guild of America continues their successful DuoLogues seminar series, featuring a conversation between celebrated authors Micki Grant and Kia Corthron, occurring Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Jan 9-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' Jan. 9-13. (more...)

Tickets to Brian Wilson, So Good For The Soul and Mike Super at bergenPAC on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Brian Wilson, Co-Founder of the Beach Boys with Special Guest Al Jardine – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8PM; So Good For The Soul! A Tribute To The Music of Motown – Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8PM; Mike Super: Magic & Illusion – Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Patti LaBelle Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaBelle is following Steve Nicks' lead, and joining the cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, appearing in the four episodes of the upcoming 'FREAK SHOW' anthology. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OBBA BABATUNDE Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by Don Grigware - Aug 1, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Patti LaBelle Set to Return to Broadway as AFTER MIDNIGHT's Next Guest Star?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

According to Out.com, music legend Patti LaBelle just attended a performance of Broadway's After Midnight, and will be the next star to join the guest lineup at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Current guest star Vanessa Williams will end her limited run on May 11, and will be followed by Fantasia, who returns on May 13. (more...)

FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron Among League of Professional Theatre Women 2016 Award Winners
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

The FUN HOME author's join Micki Grant, Jane Cox, Ari Laura Kreith, Lear deBessonet, and Elsa Rael as honorees. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Comes To Saugatuck Center For the Arts 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

Two-time Grammy awardee and Tony winner Jennifer Holliday brings her dynamic talent to the Saugatuck Center For the Arts (400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, Michigan) on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to help retain Allegan Counties District Court Judge William Baillargeon. (more...)

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