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Brenda starred as Velma Kelly opposite Usher in Broadway’s hit musical Chicago. Prior to that, she was featured on Broadway in the musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe, that earned her a 1995 Tony Award nomination, the NAACP Theater Award, the city of Chicago’s Jefferson Award and a ... (read more)
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Bio:
Brenda starred as Velma Kelly opposite Usher in Broadway’s hit musical Chicago. Prior to that, she was featured on Broadway in the musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe, that earned her a 1995 Tony Award nomination, the NAACP Theater Award, the city of Chicago’s Jefferson Award and a ... (read more)
Theater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams Honoring James Morgan And Haley SwindalTheater Resources Unlimited Presents TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams Honoring James Morgan And Haley Swindal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/. (more...)

VIDEO: Beth Leavel Sings 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' at BEST IN SHOWS BenefitVIDEO: Beth Leavel Sings 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' at BEST IN SHOWS Benefit
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019

Some of Broadway's best recently came together for Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Get a peek inside the benefit with a look at Tony winner Beth Leavel singing Gypsy's 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' to Myrtle, one of the event's adoptable dogs! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside BEST IN SHOWS at Feinstein's/54 Below with Orfeh, Andy Karl & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside BEST IN SHOWS at Feinstein's/54 Below with Orfeh, Andy Karl & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 15, 2019

Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi, and Paige Price came together for Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, last night, October 14, at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. The evening honored Andy Karl and Orfeh, who were awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals.  (more...)

BWW Review: Robert Cuccioli, Teresa Avia Lim, Brenda Braxton in Shaw's Comedy of Political Maneuvering, CAESAR AND CLEOPATRABWW Review: Robert Cuccioli, Teresa Avia Lim, Brenda Braxton in Shaw's Comedy of Political Maneuvering, CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
by Michael Dale - Oct 1, 2019

Imagine if Henry Higgins had wanted Eliza to end up with Freddy all along and you'll get a sense of where George Bernard Shaw was heading with his 1898 comedy of political maneuvering, Caesar and Cleopatra, which premiered over a dozen years before his more enduring classic, PYGMALION. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group Celebrates Opening Night of CAESAR & CLEOPATRAPhoto Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group Celebrates Opening Night of CAESAR & CLEOPATRA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 25, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group just celebrated Opening Night for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra last night, September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only. (more...)

CAESAR & CLEOPATRA Celebrates Opening Night TonightCAESAR & CLEOPATRA Celebrates Opening Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates Opening Night tonight, Tuesday September 24th, for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only.  (more...)

Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Adam Kantor, and More Join BEST IN SHOWS Honoring Orfeh and Andy KarlBeth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Adam Kantor, and More Join BEST IN SHOWS Honoring Orfeh and Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi and Paige Price will join Andy Karl and Orfeh in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Monday, October 14 , 2019 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. The evening will honor Karl and Orfeh, who will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. The Award will be presented by Richard Blake, who co-starred with Orfeh and Karl in Legally Blonde, The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gingold Theatrical Group Presents CAESAR & CLEOPATRAPhoto Flash: Gingold Theatrical Group Presents CAESAR & CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group opens Tuesday September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only.  (more...)

Gingold Theatrical Group Continues Project Shaw with A SCINTILLATING SHAW PARTYGingold Theatrical Group Continues Project Shaw with A SCINTILLATING SHAW PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism. (more...)

Gingold Theatrical Group's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA Begins TonightGingold Theatrical Group's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) begins performances tonight, Tuesday September 3rd, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday September 24th. (more...)

Jeff Applegate Joins Shaw's CAESAR & CLEOPATRAJeff Applegate Joins Shaw's CAESAR & CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group today announced that Jeff Applegate would join the cast as Rufio for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), continuing through October 12th only.  Opening Night is set for Tuesday September 24th.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Gingold Theatrical Group's CAESAR & CLEOPATRAPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Gingold Theatrical Group's CAESAR & CLEOPATRA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 6, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group will soon present a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Sunday September 24th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park!Photo Coverage: CORIOLANUS Takes Opening Night Bows in Central Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 6, 2019

 The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of CORIOLANUS, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We're taking you inside the big night below! (more...)

Gingold's CAESAR & CLEOPATRA to Feature Brenda Braxton, Claybourne Elder, and MoreGingold's CAESAR & CLEOPATRA to Feature Brenda Braxton, Claybourne Elder, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ROLLING STONE Opens at Lincoln Center TheaterPhoto Flash: THE ROLLING STONE Opens at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater is currently producing the American premiere of The Rolling Stone, a new play by Chris Urch, directed by Saheem Al. The show celebrated opening night on July 15, check out the photos!  (more...)

Sheen Center Theatre Festival Begins Tomorrow, 6/20Sheen Center Theatre Festival Begins Tomorrow, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

This week, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) launches its third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival.  (more...)

Breaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating CommitteeBreaking: Tony Awards Announces 2019-2020 Nominating Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 Broadway season. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Sheen Center Theater Festival To Feature Broadway's Brenda Braxton, Ken Jennings, Tina Fabrique & MoreSheen Center Theater Festival To Feature Broadway's Brenda Braxton, Ken Jennings, Tina Fabrique & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) has announced casting for the upcoming third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival taking place June 20 - 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: Abingdon Theatre Co Hosts One Night Only Reading of STEEL MAGNOLIASPhoto Flash: Abingdon Theatre Co Hosts One Night Only Reading of STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Abingdon Theatre Company presented a one-night only reading of Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, directed by Blanche Baker on Monday, May 20th at 7pm at The Lucille Lortel Theatre (120 Christopher Street.) (more...)

The Stars Shine For Fran Drescher's Cabaret Dinner Cruise To Benefit Cancer SchmancerThe Stars Shine For Fran Drescher's Cabaret Dinner Cruise To Benefit Cancer Schmancer
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

The glittering New York City skyline is the backdrop for an enchanted evening with Fran Drescher. Sail away for an exclusive, all-VIP experience with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an intimate, gourmet dinner with Fran and some of her dearest celebrity friends, followed by a night of music and comedy performances by Broadway's and Hollywood's brightest stars aboard the luxurious Hornblower Infinity, one of the city's premiere concert venues.  (more...)

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