Irene Cara

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Irene Cara STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Cassette

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Storyteller

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1970
Lillie Mae

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1970
Little Mae

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Iris


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Amber Gray, Carolina Rial, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Listen: Sharon Catherine Brown Shares Broadway Stories On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast

Listen to Broadway and television actress Sharon Catherine Brown (Dreamgirls, Caroline or Change) with Why I'll Never Make It host Patrick Oliver Jones as they talk about her long family line of performers as well as when she knew she was born to be a drama queen.

FLASHDANCE Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 4K Ultra HD Debut

Originally released on April 15, 1983, FLASHDANCE was a massive hit—becoming the third highest-grossing film of the year in the U.S.—as well as a pop culture sensation. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and Irene Cara won for her iconic song “Flashdance…What a Feeling.”   The film is filled with music, drama, and, of course, and dance.

Original FAME Movie Cast Members Laura Dean & Antonia Franceschi to Join Celebration at 54 Below

54 BELOW will present an evening commemorating one of the most acclaimed the coming-of-age films of all time with 54 Celebrates the Movie Fame.

The Best Movies About Plays and Backstage Stories

Whether it’s a musical, drama, horror, or comedy, BroadwayWorld is pulling back the curtain on some of the best movies about backstage stories!

Actress and FAME Singer Irene Cara Passes Away at 63

According to a post on her official Twitter account, Broadway and film actress Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the movie FAME, has passed away at age 63 in her home in Florida. The cause of death has not yet been released.

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

BWW Interview: Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre

Dennis DeYoung is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1970 until June, 1999. Styx has sold 30 million records worldwide and is the only band to have four triple platinum albums in a row. His song 'Babe' went to number one on the Billboard charts, won Songwriter Magazine's song of the year and was also rewarded the People's Choice award for best song in 1980. He has also penned eight top ten singles in America and had four number ones in Canada. They include 'Come Sail Away', 'Lady', 'Best of Times', 'Mr. Roboto', 'Desert Moon', 'Show Me the Way', and 'Don't Let it End'. He starred in the 20th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Irene Cara for which he received a Joseph Jefferson nomination in Chicago for Best Supporting Actor. He has not only written the score for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but also composed a new score for a version of 101 Dalmatians that toured in 2009 directed by Tony Award winning director Jerry Zaks. His Hunchback also won a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Musical in 2009.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Broadway Veteran Tiffany Cooper

Tiffany is an Broadway and film actress, singer, dancer and arts educator with a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than two decades. In addition, she is a certified Life Coach practitioner (The Soulful Life Coach) and Executive Speech Coach (Abundant Leadership Speaking).

Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the partial cast, creative team and a one-day sale for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June

Ain't Misbehavin' is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Thomas 'Fats' Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat of swing music.

BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Fallen Five

Just yesterday, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Fallen Five.

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Sixties Music Legends The Cyrkle to Release New Recordings of Their Greatest Hits

Lightyear Entertainment announces a new agreement with The Cyrkle to release new 2020 recordings of their huge pop hits of the 1960’s. 

Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Kurt Yaghjian

ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Lesli Margherita, Alex Newell and More!

To all theater people out there who have suddenly found themselves spending endless amounts of time scrolling through TikTok... you are not alone! If you are a fellow theater nerd looking for the most amusing theater-related TikToks, look no further! We're rounding up our top ten favorite theater TikToks from this week!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

ESPECIAL: FLASHDANCE trae la música de los 80 al Nuevo Apolo

El próximo 23 de enero el musical FLASHDANCE abrirá sus puertas en el Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid, y qué mejor momento para repasar el camino que ha seguido esta mítica historia desde sus orígenes cinematográficos hasta hora.

Irene Cara FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Irene Cara has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Irene Cara has not appeared in the West End.

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