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Bio:
Broadway: West Side Story, Hadestown, Carousel, Cats. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO. Concert dance: Parsons Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Television: "Dirty Dancing" (ABC). Bachelor of Fine Arts from Point Park University. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: West Side Story, Hadestown, Carousel, Cats. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO. Concert dance: Parsons Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Television: "Dirty Dancing" (ABC). Bachelor of Fine Arts from Point Park University. (read complete bio)
Jenn Colella, Derek Klena, Ciara Renée, and More Will Lead SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in  Photo Jenn Colella, Derek Klena, Ciara Renée, and More Will Lead SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in Radial Park This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

Songs for a New World¬†is set to receive a New York production that reimagines each song to speak directly to our current cultural climate. As its premiere production following a rebranding, renaming, and relocation,¬†New City Music Theatre‚ÄĒformerly Cleveland Musical Theatre‚ÄĒcelebrates its new home in New York City by paying tribute to the thriving communities who have seen and been through it all in the last year and a half.

LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction a Photo LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction and Additional Archival Footage Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

Learn more about all of the additional archival footage added to the event, including Ariana Grande (at age 15 making her Broadway debut) and Brynn Williams in 13; Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman, Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime, Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more!

Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HER Photo Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME Photo Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Photo Flash: Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs & More Celebrate Opening of  Photo Photo Flash: Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs & More Celebrate Opening of THE BLUES BROTHERS at Radial Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

Radial Park opened its latest cinemersive experience last night with the iconic, blockbuster, fan-favorite film, The Blues Brothers! The Blues Brothers, features a live band and theatrical performances seamless timed in-sync with the movie in a one-of-a-kind hybrid mashup. The Blues Brothers, is directed by Kristine Bendul and Waldemar QuinonesVillanueva, and features a cast that includes Broadway's Charity Angel Dawson, Nick Rashad Burroughs, F. Michael Haynie, Brian Charles Johnson, and Antoine L. Smith, along with Ladonna Burns and Anne Fraser Thomas.

NYPL Billy Rose Theatre Division Will Celebrate 90 Years with I'M STILL HERE Virtual  Photo NYPL Billy Rose Theatre Division Will Celebrate 90 Years with I'M STILL HERE Virtual Benefit
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 

Britt Stewart, The First Black Female Pro On ‚ÄúDancing With The Stars‚ÄĚ, Launches S Photo Britt Stewart, The First Black Female Pro On ‚ÄúDancing With The Stars‚ÄĚ, Launches Share The Movement
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 27, 2021

Britt Stewart, best known as the first Black female pro on ‚ÄúDancing With the Stars,‚ÄĚ has announced a new non-profit organization benefiting dancers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

VIDEO: Live It Up with HADESTOWN to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring Photo VIDEO: Live It Up with HADESTOWN to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021

To celebrate the first day of spring, we're raising our cups to the season and heading way down with some clips from the show.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 11- with Emily Skinner, Brandon Victor Dixon,  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, March 11- with Emily Skinner, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2021

Today (March 11) in live streaming: Emily Skinner visits Backstage Live, Brandon Victor Dixon joins Black Broadway Men, and more!

Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear in Conversation with Black Broadway Men Photo Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear in Conversation with Black Broadway Men
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 9, 2021

This Thursday evening, Tony & Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the nonprofit organization Black Broadway Men for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his inspirations, trials, triumphs and his deep philanthropic call to the culture using his art and talent.

VIDEO: Seth Sikes Collaborates With David Cromer and Eamon Foley for 'Home' Photo VIDEO: Seth Sikes Collaborates With David Cromer and Eamon Foley for 'Home'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021

To mark the one-year closure of Broadway due to Covid, singer Seth Sikes has collaborated with director David Cromer and Choreographer Eamon Foley to release his latest music video. Home is a love letter to the theater. The tune was written by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Susan Birkenhead for the musical Minsky’s. 

VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Di Photo VIDEO: Dancers Perform COOL From WEST SIDE STORY Around New York City in New Video Directed by Josh Bergasse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

American Dance Machine for the 21st¬†Century has¬†released its next virtual video, ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ from¬†West Side Story, performed by 10 extraordinary dancers around New York City. ‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua¬†Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

Tituss Burgess Will Join Black Broadway Men For An Exclusive Conversation On Clubhous Photo Tituss Burgess Will Join Black Broadway Men For An Exclusive Conversation On Clubhouse App
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021

This Thursday evening, Emmy Award Nominee and Broadway Star TITUSS BURGESS will join the Nonprofit Organization BLACK BROADWAY MEN for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his journey from Broadway to Hollywood on the CLUBHOUSE app February 11th at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & M Photo Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Susan Stroman, Sascha Radetsky, Deb Monk and Priscilla Lopez Celebrate 20th Anniversa Photo Susan Stroman, Sascha Radetsky, Deb Monk and Priscilla Lopez Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of CENTER STAGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020

One of the most iconic dance films of the modern day, Center Stage, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Broadway Dance Center and Open Jar Studios are partnering to host the 20th Reunion of the cast and a master class open to the public on December 10th to learn the iconic choreography from the film.

Stream of I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Raises $239,241 for Broadway Care/Equity Fights Aids Photo Stream of I PUT A SPELL ON YOU Raises $239,241 for Broadway Care/Equity Fights Aids
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2020

The spooktacular, fantastical stream of I Put a Spell on You, an over-the-top and cinematic homage to Hocus Pocus, raised $239,241 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS over the Halloween weekend.

Celebrate CENTER STAGE's 20th Anniversary With Susan Stroman and James Gray Photo Celebrate CENTER STAGE's 20th Anniversary With Susan Stroman and James Gray
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Center Stage December 10 with choreographer Susan Stroman, James Gray, and original cast members from the hit 2000 dance movie!

Jay Armstrong Johnson and More to Appear on Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour Photo Jay Armstrong Johnson and More to Appear on Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020

Equity One: Broadway's Happy Hour has announced their Spooky Special. The podcast co-hosted by Caleb Dicke (Broadway Backwards, Goodspeed Opera House, Music Theatre Wichita) and Elliott Mattox (Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will be having a virtual Happy Hour with guests from I Put a Spell On You including: Jay Armstrong Johnson!

Todrick Hall, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson and More Star in HOCUS POCUS Spoof Benefit  Photo Todrick Hall, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson and More Star in HOCUS POCUS Spoof Benefit Concert, I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2020

A bewitchingly cinematic extravaganza awaits when I Put a Spell on You, the annual sold-out Halloween concert-meets-party, moves online Thursday, October 29, 2020, in a fully produced spectacle streaming at 8 pm Eastern. The virtual Halloween blowout, presented by Con Limón Productions and Jay Armstrong Johnson, will benefit BC/EFA.

Anthony Wayne, James T. Lane, Terence Archie and More Create 'Black Broadway Men' Photo Anthony Wayne, James T. Lane, Terence Archie and More Create 'Black Broadway Men'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2020

BLACK BROADWAY MEN is a new and exciting non-profit organization which utilizes social and educational opportunities to strengthen the bond of healing and unity for ALL Black men in both the Broadway and theatre community.

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