Clifton Davis News

 
Date Of Birth:
October 04, 1945 (73)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He's thrilled to originate the Sultan on in Aladdin on Broadway. He's been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: October 04, 1945 (73)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He's thrilled to originate the Sultan on in Aladdin on Broadway. He's been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, ... (read more)
THE WIZ Librettist William F. Brown Passes Away Age 91THE WIZ Librettist William F. Brown Passes Away Age 91
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

William F. Brown, the Tony-nominated American writer who is best known for his libretto to the long-running Broadway musical The Wiz, died on June 23 in Westport, CT, according to his longtime wife and collaborator, Tina Tippit. He was 91. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 1, 2019

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, five current and former Genies stopped the show following yesterday's matinee to perform a medley of Aladdin hits. The five Genies included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, March 20- Are You Gonna Love This Guy! ALADDIN Opens On Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2019

On this day in 2014, Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Kingsley Leggs, Alan H. Green, and More Announced For NAMT's Festival Of New MusicalsKingsley Leggs, Alan H. Green, and More Announced For NAMT's Festival Of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

NAMT has announced final casting for this year's Festival, along with programming details for the Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The Festival of New Musicals will take place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Songwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSSongwriter Showcase, Midday Cabarets And Final Casting Announced For National Alliance For Musical Theatre's 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce final casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS along with The Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30! a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival. (more...)

Bistro Winning-Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Star In Expanded Version Of THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVEBistro Winning-Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Star In Expanded Version Of THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni. (more...)

Bistro Winning-Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Star In Expanded Version Of THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVEBistro Winning-Carole Demas & Sarah Rice Star In Expanded Version Of THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!VIDEO: On This Day. March 20- Make Way for Prince Ali! ALADDIN Opens on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld was there for all of the magical opening night festivities, and Richard Ridge was on hand for the special purple carpet to chat with the evening's guests. Below, check out interviews with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Arden, Harvey Fierstein, Corey Cott, Josh Strickland, Alan Menken, Cheyenne Jackson, Laura Benanti and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs Takes Princess-Perfect First Bows in ALADDIN on Broadway!Photo Flash: Arielle Jacobs Takes Princess-Perfect First Bows in ALADDIN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Disney's Aladdin just welcomed Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine on Broadway. Jacobs originated the role in the Australian production in 2016 and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights. Check out photos from her first official bows below! (more...)

BISTRO WINNER! Broadway's Carole Demas and Sarah Rice Return EngagementBISTRO WINNER! Broadway's Carole Demas and Sarah Rice Return Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

Tonight! Norm Lewis Kicks Off SANTA BABY at 54 BelowTonight! Norm Lewis Kicks Off SANTA BABY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Tony nominee Norm Lewis returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with his third holiday show from December 18 23. All shows are at 9:30pm. Each evening will feature special guest stars from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

A Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Succeed Courtney Reed as 'Jasmine' in Broadway's ALADDINA Whole New World! Arielle Jacobs to Succeed Courtney Reed as 'Jasmine' in Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Disney's Aladdin will welcome Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine on Broadway beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Jacobs originated the role in the Australian production in 2016 and is the sister of original Broadway star Adam Jacobs, currently leading the North American tour in the title role. Her previous Broadway credits include Wicked and In the Heights. (more...)

Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Reading, Helmed by Michael ArdenTituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Reading, Helmed by Michael Arden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

According to Entertainment Weekly, stage and screen star Tituss Burgess' new musical- a stage adaptation of The Preacher's Wife- will get a reading next month in New York City, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. (more...)

Melba Moore at Comes to SOPAC 11/11Melba Moore at Comes to SOPAC 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Four-time Grammy Award nominee, and Tony Award winner Melba Moore has been crossing genres from Broadway to recording star to television personality since the early '70s. Never willing to stand still, Melba Moore has continued to perform in all genres and has remained one of the most enduring artists of the 21st century. She will bring her powerhouse vocal skills to SOPAC on Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the BeechmanCarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

From Fable to Stage to Film - A Magic Carpet Ride Through the History of ALADDIN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 26, 2017

Come along with us on a magic carpet ride and re-visit the various incarnations of the shining, shimmering, splendid world of Aladdin! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The Actors Fund's Annual Jock Duncan Celebri-TEE Golf and Tennis OutingPhoto Coverage: Inside The Actors Fund's Annual Jock Duncan Celebri-TEE Golf and Tennis Outing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Actors Fund's Annual Jock Duncan Celebri-TEE Golf and Tennis Outing at the Knickerbocker Country Club was a beautiful day in support of The Fund's Lillian Booth Actors Home, located in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

Major Attaway, Glory Crampton, and More to Lead A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

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