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In a career spanning forty-seven years, André De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, choreographer and educator. Mr. De Shields is an esteemed alumnus of both the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004 Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa) and New York University’s ... (read more)
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In a career spanning forty-seven years, André De Shields has distinguished himself as an unparalleled actor, director, choreographer and educator. Mr. De Shields is an esteemed alumnus of both the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004 Doctor of Fine Arts honoris causa) and New York University’s ... (read more)
Photo Coverage: Go Way Down Inside the HADESTOWN Press Presentation!Photo Coverage: Go Way Down Inside the HADESTOWN Press Presentation!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2019

Later this week, on March 22, Hadestown will begin preview performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. The company recently gave a preview of the show to the press, and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos, and get a sneak peek at the show, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Way Down and Meet The Cast of HADESTOWN on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Go Way Down and Meet The Cast of HADESTOWN on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Mar 18, 2019

Later this week, on March 22,Hadestown will begin preview performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the big day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Nat Adderley, Jr. Joins NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Co-production Of SOPHISTICATED LADIES As Musical DirectorPhoto Flash: Nat Adderley, Jr. Joins NJPAC And Crossroads Theatre Co-production Of SOPHISTICATED LADIES As Musical Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, currently in rehearsal for the Broadway production of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, is simultaneously at the helm of Crossroads Theatre Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)'s co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies at NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019. Click here to purchase tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehearsal RoomPhoto Flash: Chatting With Director Andre De Shields In The SOPHISTICATED LADIES Rehearsal Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Crossroads Theatre Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) are presenting a co-production of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies at NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019. Click here to purchase tickets. (more...)

Photo Flash: N'Kenge Performs With the Houston Symphony OrchestraPhoto Flash: N'Kenge Performs With the Houston Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

MOTOWN: The Musical and Helen Hayes nominee N'Kenge, returned this season to Houston Symphony Orchestra for the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Concert under the baton of Maestro Steven Reineke. The show celebrates the great jazz era showcasing some of the most timeless musical gems like Stormy Weather, One for my Baby, Come Rain Come Shine and more. To complete the dazzling cast were Broadway favorites Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins. (more...)

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Signature TheatreBWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 1, 2019

It's hard to believe that it's been over 40 years now since a little revue that started at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club took Broadway by storm. The show was Ain't Misbehavin' and if you didn't know who composer Thomas Fats Waller was before, you did after seeing this show. It also made Nell Carter a star and garnered her a television series called Gimme a Break. Besides Carter the cast was comprised of Charlaine Woodard, Armelia McQueen, Andre De Shields, and Ken Page. When the original cast returned for a Broadway revival of the show in the 80's, Nell Carter received star billing even though the show is truly an ensemble piece. Ah, the power of television. (more...)

THE INHERITANCE Holds Special Performance For World AIDS DayTHE INHERITANCE Holds Special Performance For World AIDS Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The Inheritance, the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning 'Best Play' by Matthew Lopez, must end its strictly limited engagement at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 19th January. Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold present the Young Vic production which opened in the West End on Saturday 13th October to widespread critical acclaim, with reviews recognising it as a modern classic, and one of the most important plays for many years. (more...)

Review Roundup: HADESTOWN Opens at the National Theatre!Review Roundup: HADESTOWN Opens at the National Theatre!
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown just opened at the National Theatre prior to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National TheatrePhoto Flash: The Cast of HADESTOWN Celebrates Opening Night At National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

On Tuesday night, HADESTOWN opened in the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYTW Celebrates London Cast Of HADESTOWN At National TheatrePhoto Flash: NYTW Celebrates London Cast Of HADESTOWN At National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

HADESTOWNhas been playing to enthusiastic preview audiences in the Olivier Theatreat the National Theatre in London since November 2 and Press night is set forTuesday, November 13 at 7pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2018

The cast of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER have had many guests from the Broadway community throughout its run. Among those were Lori Tan Chinn, Baayork Lee, Paul Shaffer, Andre De Shields, Denise Burse, Tracie Thoms, Jose Llana, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Marsha Mason, Alex Newell, Daniel K. Isaac, the kids from SCHOOL OF ROCK, Eric William Morris and his cast members from KING KONG. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legend Andre De Shields Visits GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHERPhoto Flash: Broadway Legend Andre De Shields Visits GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Brief 8/14: Read the Reviews For GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and More!Brief 8/14: Read the Reviews For GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 14, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out all the reviews for Gettin' the Band Back Together, which opened last night on Broadway! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO'sTHE FULL MONTYwill take it all off at the Benedum Center this summerJuly 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit,Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2018

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, just presented the 8th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2017-2018 season. Winners included:Desperate Measures (Best New Musical),Transfers (Best New Play),The Government Inspector (Best Revival),KPOP (Best Unique Theatrical Experience),Billy Crudup,Harry Clarke (Best Solo Performance),Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical(Best Family Show). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Cast Party For HALF TIME at Paper MillPhoto Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Cast Party For HALF TIME at Paper Mill
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time began performances May 31, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Last night was the show's opening night. Check out photos from inside the cast's opening night cast party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of HALF TIME at Paper Mill Takes Their Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: The Cast of HALF TIME at Paper Mill Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Half Time, a new musical, with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean. Half Time began performances May 31, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Last night was the show's opening night. Check out photos of the cast's opening bows below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jerry Mitchell on Watching Broadway Veterans Still Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Jerry Mitchell on Watching Broadway Veterans Still Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 4, 2018

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell is going full out these days. Not only is he directing and choreographing the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, but he's also about to begin rehearsals as the director and choreographer for Broadway's Pretty Woman. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 25, 2018

As if there weren't enough scary things in the world right now, I've come to realize that I have been going to live theatrical productions for over 43 years. That means I have been sitting in the dark for a long time (no jokes please). (more...)

Porchlight's Final New Faces Sing Broadway Of The 2017 - 2018 SeasonPorchlight's Final New Faces Sing Broadway Of The 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in its 2017 - 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. New Faces Sing Broadway 1975, hosted by Donica Lynn with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by David Fiorello, is Tuesday, June 5 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6 at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, at 6:30 p.m. (The Arts Club presentation also includes a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m.). In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a "time-machine" journey from the start to the finish of an entire musical season from the classic days of Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran like Donica Lynn hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a vintage year on the Great White Way. General admission tickets at Skokie Theatre are $22 and at The Arts Club of Chicago are $35 and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or at the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

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