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Bio:
Denee Benton made her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban, in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. She then went on to play Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. She also starred as "Nabulungi" in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. TV ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Denee Benton made her Broadway debut opposite Josh Groban, in the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 at the Imperial Theatre. She then went on to play Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. She also starred as "Nabulungi" in the West End and US National Tour of The Book of Mormon. TV ... (read complete bio)
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SKELETON CREW on Broadway Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SKELETON CREW on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is now presenting the Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The show opened last night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SKELETON CREW on Broadway Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SKELETON CREW on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 27, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production opened just last night, January 26, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night!

VIDEO: The A.R.T. Cast of GREAT COMET Performs 'Letters' in New Archival Footage Photo VIDEO: The A.R.T. Cast of GREAT COMET Performs 'Letters' in New Archival Footage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021

American Repertory Theatre has released never-before-seen archival footage of the monumental musical, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, from the show's pre-Broadway run!

Shoba Narayan Joins Forces With Broadway Stars For BROADWAY FOR EVERY BREATH Virtual  Photo Shoba Narayan Joins Forces With Broadway Stars For BROADWAY FOR EVERY BREATH Virtual Benefit Concert For India
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Shoba Narayan (Hamilton)  is joining forces with fellow Broadway stars in Broadway for Every Breath, a virtual concert. The special will stream on LoopedLive on May 11 2021 at 8pm PM EST as a benefit for Give India, a nonprofit providing support of oxygen tanks and other critical needs to fight India's Covid Crisis.

From Evita to Tina: Broadway Characters Based on Real Women in History Photo From Evita to Tina: Broadway Characters Based on Real Women in History
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021

In honor of Women's History Month, we're taking a look at some iconic real-life women who have been portrayed on stage in musicals!

Wake Up With BWW 2/9: ANGELS IN AMERICA Streaming, Christy Altomare Concert, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/9: ANGELS IN AMERICA Streaming, Christy Altomare Concert, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021

Today's top stories: Angels in America is now streaming, Christy Altomare sings She Used To Be Mine with Seth Rudetsky, new Super Bowl ads featuring '9 to 5' and Daveed Diggs, and more!

VIDEO: Denee Benton and Lauren Zakrin Perform 'The Argument Song' From Upcoming Strea Photo VIDEO: Denee Benton and Lauren Zakrin Perform 'The Argument Song' From Upcoming Streaming Musical HALEY AT THERAPY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2021

Tony Award nominees Lilli Cooper and Denée Benton star alongside Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Grace McLean and James Scully in a virtual concert of the new musical Haley at Therapy. The reading is set for 8 pm Eastern on Monday, February 8, 2021, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Nathan Lane Will Join ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING & GILDED AGE Photo Nathan Lane Will Join ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING & GILDED AGE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 13, 2021

Tony winner Nathan Lane has joined the cast of two upcoming series: 'Gilded Age' on HBO, and 'Only Murders in the Building' on Hulu.

VIDEO: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and 30 More Stars Read From THE INHERITANCE For Wor Photo VIDEO: Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and 30 More Stars Read From THE INHERITANCE For World AIDS Day
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2020

The Inheritance playwright Matthew Lopez has rounded up a group of stars to perform the emotional speech at the end of Act 1 of the play in honor of World AIDS Day.

Sara Bareilles, Shoshana Bean, Jessie Mueller, Nicolette Robinson and Betsy Wolfe Com Photo Sara Bareilles, Shoshana Bean, Jessie Mueller, Nicolette Robinson and Betsy Wolfe Come Together for NCADV & BroadwayEvolved
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

BroadwayEvolved will continue their 'In-Depth Zoom Conversation' series featuring a special 'Jenna Reunion' including some of the Broadway leading ladies of WAITRESS. On Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00 PM ET Shoshana Bean, Jessie Mueller, Nicolette Robinson, Betsy Wolfe, and WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles join together for the first time on Zoom.

MCC Theater Announces MCC ON DEMAND - A Streaming Service for MCC's Virtual Content Photo MCC Theater Announces MCC ON DEMAND - A Streaming Service for MCC's Virtual Content
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020

MCC Theater announced today its new streaming platform MCC On Demand, launching October 28. MCC On Demand will be a one-stop streaming platform for on demand access to MCC's virtual content. Subscribers will be able to login and have immediate access to content available in their subscription.

VIDEOS: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andre De Shields, and More Take Part i Photo VIDEOS: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andre De Shields, and More Take Part in the Public's #ToBeBlack
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2020

The Public Theater has released a new series called #ToBeBlack, featuring Black actors across the nation exploring the truth in the painful reality of being Black in America with Shakespearean text.

Katrina Lenk, Denee Benton, Priscilla Lopez and Jane Alexander to Star In THE SENTINE Photo Katrina Lenk, Denee Benton, Priscilla Lopez and Jane Alexander to Star In THE SENTINELS for MCC Live Labs One Acts
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2020

MCC Theater will present the one act play The Sentinels, starring Jane Alexander, Katrina Lenk, Denée Benton, and Priscilla Lopez.

FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite For BroadwayEvolved and BC/EFA Photo FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite For BroadwayEvolved and BC/EFA
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2020

On Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 PM ET the cast of FALSETTOS Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe will reunite for the first time since the 2017 film premiere.

We Asked Our Readers Which Broadway Character or Actress Inspires Them for Women's Hi Photo We Asked Our Readers Which Broadway Character or Actress Inspires Them for Women's History Month-- Read the Responses!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 30, 2020

As Women's History Month comes to a close, we're looking to those that inspire us most. We asked our readers which Broadway actresses and characters inspired them most and the answers blew us away!

Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad Photo Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad And More!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2019

Let's Do Broadway! The Broadway League's multicultural influencer night inspires and engages with thought leaders within the African American community on how Broadway can increase access and opportunities for diverse audiences.

Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefi Photo Photo Flash: Broadway Unites for Hysterical Womxn's Society's VOICE FOR CHOICE Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 30, 2019

The Hysterical Womxn's Society brought together stars of stage and screen stars to help raise more than $55,000 at their first-ever benefit event ‚ÄúVoice for Choice‚ÄĚ last night at The Cutting Room. Award-winning comedian, writer and activist Judy Gold hosted the one-night-only event in partnership with the ACLU of New York, that assembled strong voices from womxn and allies in the Broadway community and beyond. All proceeds from the event supported the ACLU of New York and the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances! Photo Social Roundup: BroadwayWorld Fans Name Their Favorite Tony Award Performances!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 15, 2019

We asked, and you all answered! With Tony season in full swing, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which of the countless iconic Tony Award performances over the years is their favorite. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy and to tide you over until this year's Tony Awards ceremony! Check them all out below!

Betsy Wolfe Talks BroadwayEvolved's Return And All Star Faculty Lineup Photo Betsy Wolfe Talks BroadwayEvolved's Return And All Star Faculty Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

After a groundbreaking inaugural year, BroadwayEvolved returns in 2019 with two Summer Intensives and College Prep. With just a few spots remaining, Betsy Wolfe, Co-Founder, shares her reflections on 2018 and why she just knew there had to be a second year.

Photo Coverage: Inside the Latest eduHAM at HAMILTON Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the Latest eduHAM at HAMILTON
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2019

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum.

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