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Photo Flash: THE WIZ LIVE's Cast & Creative (& Toto Too!) Meet the Press
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The cast and creative team of NBC's The Wiz LIVE! participated in a press junket today from Grumman Studios in Bethpage, NY. Below, check out photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley & More in WIZ LIVE Costumes!
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

NBC has shared a first look at The Wiz LIVE! stars Stephanie Mills, Amber Riley, Uzo Aduba and more in full costume for the highly anticipated December 3rd live telecast. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre School at DePaul Honors GOTTA DANCE Star Andre De Shields in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

In Chicago last night (November 9), two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Andre De Shields was honored by The Theatre School at DePaul University with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts. The 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts Gala, which also honored Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin and Theatre School alumna Karen Aldridge, was held in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Visits 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier and Elijah Kelley stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about the upcoming television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' based on the Tony-winning Broadway hit. (more...)

Photo: Twitter Tease from THE WIZ LIVE's First Week of Rehearsals
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

As excitement builds for the live broadcast of NBC's The Wiz LIVE! on Thursday December 3rd, check out images which were part of a twitter tease from the first days of rehearsal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields and More Celebrate 15 Years of Marcia Pendelton's Walk Tall Girl Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Marcia Pendelton, founder and president of Walk Tall Girl Productions, celebrated the 15th anniversary of her company on Monday, September 28, 2015. Pendelton and her friends from the performing arts, fashion and media joined forces to celebrate her company's work to bring diverse audiences to the arts, on Broadway and beyond. A TASTE OF MY WORLD: An Anniversary Celebration in Two Acts took place in the Herbert Cave Auditorium of the Harlem Hospital Center in Harlem, New York. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Entertainment Executives Pose with Talent at the NBC Universal Pre-Emmy Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

Below, check out some shots of Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment), Jennifer Salke (President, NBC Entertainment) and Bela Bajaria (President, Universal Television) with talent at Saturday night's NBCUniversal Pre-Emmy Party held at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM: AN ODE TO BAYARD RUSTIN at La Jolla Playhouse/KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). Tiberghien replaced Phylicia Rashad, who had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Several original cast members from the iconic Broadway premiere production of The Wiz convened last night in honor of the show's 40th anniversary in a series of special performances. Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more will joined to celebrate the musical in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park with a series of special outdoor celebrations featuring song, story and dance titled The Wiz: A CELEBRATION IN DANCE & MUSIC. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive - THE WIZ Shanice Williams' HS Drama Teacher Shares Photos from Early Days
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 7, 2015

Today, BWW speaks with Alison Dooley, Williams' drama teacher from New Jersey's Rahway High School, who shares her thoughts on the exciting casting news as well as exclusive production photos featuring the talented actress. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Photos & Video - THE WIZ's Shanice Williams Performs at Paper Mill's 2014 Rising Star Concert!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2015

BWW has obtained exclusive photos of Williams performing at Paper Mill's 2013 New Voices Concert and 2014 Rising Star Awards Ceremony. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Under the Stars Shines with Roz Ryan & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Development Wing presented its fourth annual Broadway Under the Stars benefit concert on Saturday, June 6, 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Dorothy' Hopefuls from Across the U.S. Audition for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2015

NBC's holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' is set for Thursday, Dec. 3. Today, the network hosted an open casting call for the role of  'Dorothy' at New York's Telsey + Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2015 Triangle Rising Stars Awards at DPAC; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company, ABC 11 and Durham Arts Council, DPAC hosted this year's Triangle Rising Stars Awards onstage on Tuesday evening, May 19. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LES MISERABLES at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Experience the passion of Les Miserables. For four weeks only (March 10 - April 5), the epic Broadway blockbuster will transform the stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre into 19th century France. Survival of the human spirit prevails in this larger-than-life tale of compassion and destruction. Seen by over 70 million people in more than 42 countries, Les Miserables has received over 76 awards internationally, including eight Tony Awards and five Drama Desk awards. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Wives are Back! First Look at Broadway-Bound Musical THE FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club opens tonight, March 11, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tituss Burgess, Lena Hall, Florence Henderson, Norm Lewis, Rob McClure, Lily Tomlin and More Raise Over $460K in BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards capped off an exuberant, exhilarating and emotional evening of performances on Monday, March 9, 2015 with news that this year's event raised a record $466,717 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS andThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Interviews: One Legend Tackles Another in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 30, 2015

When Andre De Shields steps onto the stage next week in Arena Stage's revival of August Wilson's King Hedley II, it will mark another in a series of firsts in a remarkable career. (more...)


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