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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 complete bio)
 

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 complete bio)
Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, April 13- with Brenda Braxton, Ali Stroker, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, April 13- with Brenda Braxton, Ali Stroker, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021

Today (April 13) in live streaming: Brenda Braxton returns as guest host on Stars in the House, Ali Stroker chats about her new book, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton with Dustin Cross, Donna Moore, Mary Mossberg and Babs Winn!

Wake Up With BWW 4/13: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Open Broadway Vaccination Site, and M Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/13: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Open Broadway Vaccination Site, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021

Today's top stories: The Phantom of the Opera West End orchestra to be reduced, Lin-Manuel Miranda helps open Broadway vaccination site, and more!

VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Now!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, made its virtual premiere earlier this week with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen. The stream will be available on demand through 11:59pm tonight, April 3.

Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center Photo Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021

The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! Photo VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

“You Will Be Found” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 29 - Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIG Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 29 - Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Book, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021

This week's list includes Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book In the Heights: Finding Home, the Original London Cast recording of Amelie, a DVD/Blu-ray of the original London cast of An American in Paris, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 3/30: BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE Returns For Season 3, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/30: BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE Returns For Season 3, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

Today's top stories: BroadwayWorld's Next on Stage returns for season three, The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) to star Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, and more!

Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWAR Photo Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn’t matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere this Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen.

Amy Adams, Debbie Allen, Glenn Close, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Debra Messing & More Join Photo Amy Adams, Debbie Allen, Glenn Close, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Debra Messing & More Join BROADWAY BACKWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

A cavalcade of beloved Broadway, television and film stars have joined the roster of performers for the virtual edition of Broadway Backwards, the show where gender doesn’t matter but love does. The stream premieres at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.  

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

Wake Up With BWW 3/18: TodayTix Launches Rooftop Concert Series With Lauren Patten, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/18: TodayTix Launches Rooftop Concert Series With Lauren Patten, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021

Today's top stories: TodayTix launches in person concert series with Lauren Patten, Hamilton begins performances in Sydney, and more!

STARS IN THE HOUSE Anniversary Show Brings Fundraising Total To Over $750,000 In Supp Photo STARS IN THE HOUSE Anniversary Show Brings Fundraising Total To Over $750,000 In Support of The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021

The anniversary episode broke the single-show fundraising record, raising over $28,300 (including a $10,000 matching grant from the Frances Lear Foundation).  Now, after over 375 episodes, “Stars In The House” has raised over $751,842 for The Actors Fund & $200,000 for other charity organizations who have needed support throughout the pandemic.   

Laura Benanti, Anika Larsen, Krysta Rodriguez and Brenda Braxton to Guest Host STARS  Photo Laura Benanti, Anika Larsen, Krysta Rodriguez and Brenda Braxton to Guest Host STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021

“Stars In The House” will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a line-up of talented, award-winning guest hosts.  Anika Larsen will kick things off tomorrow night at 8:00pm PT, followed by Laura Benanti, Krysta Rodriguez, and Brenda Braxton, all in support of The Actors Fund, for which “Stars In The House” has raised OVER $715,000!

Cady Huffman, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Harada, and More Join TRUSpeak Virtual Fundraiser Photo Cady Huffman, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Harada, and More Join TRUSpeak Virtual Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021

TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 30-31, 2020.

VIDEO: Villain: DeBlanks Takes Over Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Villain: DeBlanks Takes Over Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Guest Host Week!  Join host Brenda Braxton for... Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks (a fill-in-the-blanks comedy) *A madcap Mad-libs murder mystery adventure with guests Carly Hughes, Patti Murin, Colin Donnell, Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and Frank DeCaro!

Tonya Pinkins, Regina Taylor, Lauren Molina & More to Take Part TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR  Photo Tonya Pinkins, Regina Taylor, Lauren Molina & More to Take Part TRUSPEAK... HEAR OUR VOICES! Virtual Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021

Theater Resources Unlimited has announced TRUSpeak ... Hear Our Voices! Virtual Fundraiser on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5pm (eastern time) via Zoom. TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.

Nina West, Brenda Braxton, Liz Callaway, Jack Plotnick and Christine Pedi Will Guest  Photo Nina West, Brenda Braxton, Liz Callaway, Jack Plotnick and Christine Pedi Will Guest Host STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have announced a roster of upcoming guest hosts set for “Stars In The House” this week.  

Wake Up With BWW 1/26: NYTW Gala to Celebrate RENT With the Original Cast, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/26: NYTW Gala to Celebrate RENT With the Original Cast, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2021

Today's top stories: New York Theatre Workshop's 2021 gala to celebrate RENT, Jessica Vosk performs with Seth Rudetsky, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth and more perform 'All That Jazz' for the Save Birdland benefit, and more!

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