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Broadway: Caroline, Or Change, Waitress (Norma), Violet, Priscilla (Diva), The Book of Mormon, Hair, Tarzan. Off-Broadway: The Secret Life of Bees (May), Mighty Real (Izora). West End: Close to You. TV/film: “The Good Fight,” “New Amsterdam,” “Daredevil,” “Madam Secretary,” “Public ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Broadway: Caroline, Or Change, Waitress (Norma), Violet, Priscilla (Diva), The Book of Mormon, Hair, Tarzan. Off-Broadway: The Secret Life of Bees (May), Mighty Real (Izora). West End: Close to You. TV/film: “The Good Fight,” “New Amsterdam,” “Daredevil,” “Madam Secretary,” “Public ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: Times Square Comes Alive with BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH Photo VIDEO: Times Square Comes Alive with BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 19, 2021

The Broadway League hosted a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that featured Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert with live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund.

WATCH: BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH Live on Our Instagram! Photo WATCH: BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH Live on Our Instagram!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 19, 2021

We'll be streaming live from Times Square today for Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that will feature Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert with live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund.

How Broadway Is Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 and How to Tune In Photo How Broadway Is Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 and How to Tune In
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 18, 2021

President Biden has just signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday, and while that news is enough to celebrate, there are plenty of theatrical festivities going on this weekend to keep the party going. BroadwayWorld has pulled together a list of what you can watch from home!

Jacqueline B. Arnold, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Kimber Elayne Sprawl & More Join BROADWA Photo Jacqueline B. Arnold, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Kimber Elayne Sprawl & More Join BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

The Broadway League has announced the performers for Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that will feature Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert with live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund.

Melissa Errico, Joe Iconis, Brenda Braxton, Bianca MarroquĂ­n & More to Take Part in  Photo Melissa Errico, Joe Iconis, Brenda Braxton, Bianca MarroquĂ­n & More to Take Part in BROADWAY LIVE CINEMA FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Broadway Live Cinema Festival, the new film and live performance event honoring Broadway and movie musicals, has announced the lineup of artists set to perform live at the inaugural festival this summer at AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square (234 W 42nd St, NYC). 

VIDEO: First Look at Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More in Pape Photo VIDEO: First Look at Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More in Paper Mill Playhouse's BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2021

Featuring such hits as 'My Boyfriend's Back,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' Beehive chronicles the dramatic transformations of a volatile decade, told from the perspective of six young women who live through it.

Photo Flash: Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More Star in Paper M Photo Photo Flash: Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021

Paper Mill Playhouse's Beehive: The '60s Musical, concluding the theater's 2020-2021 season of high-quality streaming productions, is available only to season subscribers June 12-26. Beehive stars Ashley Blanchet, Emma Degerstedt, Adrianna Hicks, Isabelle McCalla, Anastacia McCleskey, and Mary Kate Morrissey. 

Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More to Star in Paper Mill Playho Photo Isabelle McCalla, Adrianna Hicks, Ashley Blanchet & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's Virtual BEEHIVE: THE '60S MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting and creative staff for Beehive: The ’60s Musical, concluding the theater’s 2020–2021 season of high-quality streaming productions, available only to season subscribers June 12–26.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, February 11- with Kyle Taylor Parker, Renée Elise G Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, February 11- with Kyle Taylor Parker, Renée Elise Goldsberry and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2021

Today (February 11) in live streaming: a Love Boat reunion on Stars in the House, Kyle Taylor Parker visits Backstage Live, and more!

MCC Theater to Stream Mfoniso Udofia's ON LOVE, Featuring Keith David, Antwayn Hopper Photo MCC Theater to Stream Mfoniso Udofia's ON LOVE, Featuring Keith David, Antwayn Hopper, Anastacia McCleskey and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

MCC Theater announced today that MCC Theater’s next LiveLab will be On Love by Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners, runboyrun). Directed by Awoye Timpo (In Old Age, Good Grief), On Love will stream on MCC’s YouTube Channel on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 6:30PM EST before becoming available on MCC on Demand.

Crystal Monee Hall Releases 'A Beautiful Noise' Cover Photo Crystal Monee Hall Releases 'A Beautiful Noise' Cover
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 28, 2020

Monday December 28th, just ahead of the Georgia Run-Off elections, singer-songwriter Crystal Monee Hall releases a poignant video of her gospel inspired, activating arrangement of “A Beautiful Noise” originally written by multi-Grammy winning Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile.

Enjoy Broadway, Belting & Burlesque At TIS THE SEASON Concert Photo Enjoy Broadway, Belting & Burlesque At TIS THE SEASON Concert
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 4, 2020

Tis the Season, a Night of Belting & Burlesque bringing audiences the Naughty side of Christmas, will stream on Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM EST live from The Club Room at The Liberty NYC. Geared to adults out there sitting at home missing their annual holiday parties, this is a night of serious vocals from Broadway Veterans and Newcomers paired with some of New York City's best Burlesque Dancers.

On The Spot Keeps Their Weekly Improv Musical Alive Online! Photo On The Spot Keeps Their Weekly Improv Musical Alive Online!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 27, 2020

On The Spot, the 'always new' musical comedy show, is running every Monday night, live-streamed (via Zoom) on YouTube. Running Off-Broadway every week since 2015, the show is thrilled to be able to help keep comedy and the arts alive in this difficult time.

ALL ARTS to Premiere WOMEN OF COLOR ON BROADWAY Honoring Melba Moore and LaChanze Photo ALL ARTS to Premiere WOMEN OF COLOR ON BROADWAY Honoring Melba Moore and LaChanze
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

On Wednesday, October 21, ALL ARTS will premiere Women of Color on Broadway as part of its House Seats series. With theater doors remaining closed for months to come, this new House Seats concert special features songs from popular Broadway musicals, including “Hamilton,” “The Wiz,” “The Band’s Visit,” “Once On This Island,” and many more.

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters, Kelli O'Hara, Sierra Boggess & More Sing SUNDAY IN THE PARK Photo VIDEO: Bernadette Peters, Kelli O'Hara, Sierra Boggess & More Sing SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE in Times Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2020

The theater community is coming together in Times Square today for the first time since Broadway was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The event, 'A Moment for Broadway,' is organized by volunteer organization NYCNext as part of a series of pop-up performances designed to bring renewed vibrancy to New York City.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Stars Unite in Times Square to Sing SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEO Photo VIDEO: Watch Broadway Stars Unite in Times Square to Sing SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 7, 2020

The theater community is coming together in Times Square today for the first time since Broadway was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The event, 'A Moment for Broadway,' is organized by volunteer organization NYCNext as part of a series of pop-up performances designed to bring renewed vibrancy to New York City.

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Third S.I.T.K.O.M. Summer Photo VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Third S.I.T.K.O.M. Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2020

This month S.I.T.K.O.M. Summer Series continues, highlighting BIV's work at Ronald McDonald House New York. 

Jenna Ushkowitz & Darnell Abraham to Join MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS: LIVE AT HOME Photo Jenna Ushkowitz & Darnell Abraham to Join MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS: LIVE AT HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020

On Wednesday, July 1st at 6pm EST, composer/lyricist, Michael Mott (In The Light, A Faustian Tale, Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy, and studio albums, Where The Sky Ends and Abandoned Heart) continues his Michael Mott & Friends: Live at Home concert series.

Jordan & Michelle's LIVE Pride Concert To Feature Pixie Aventura, Anastacia McCleskey Photo Jordan & Michelle's LIVE Pride Concert To Feature Pixie Aventura, Anastacia McCleskey, Jason Veasey
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2020

On Saturday 6/27 at 8pm (EST), New York duo Jordan & Michelle presents a massive live streamed Pride concert extravaganza celebrating the music of LGBTQ artists and icons!

VIDEOS: Watch Highlights From the Antonyo Awards, Featuring Amber Iman, Donald Webber Photo VIDEOS: Watch Highlights From the Antonyo Awards, Featuring Amber Iman, Donald Webber Jr., Charity Angel Dawson, Antoine L. Smith, Aisha Jackson, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists presented the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community. Check out highlights from the event!

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