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VIDEO: Celebrate Black Lady Magic on THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Celebrate Black Lady Magic on THE CHAOS TWINS - Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 24, 2021

Black Girl Magic, but make it CHAOS. Malcom X described the black woman as the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America, and yet, black women are surely at the center of much political progress, artistic genius, and family structure throughout history.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 24- with Micah Stock, Danny Burstein, and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 24- with Micah Stock, Danny Burstein, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021

Today (March 24) in live streaming: The Chaos Twins celebrate Black Lady Magic, a Fiddler party on Stars in the House, Micah Stock visits Backstage Live, and more!

Idina Menzel, Vasthy Mompoint, Rema Webb and More to Take Part in A BroaderDays Two-D Photo Idina Menzel, Vasthy Mompoint, Rema Webb and More to Take Part in A BroaderDays Two-Day Digital Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021

A BroaderWay Foundation will present A BroaderDays, it's first-ever online festival. This two-day festival will feature exclusive events with Idina Menzel, Pass the Mic Broadway, cast members from Disney's The Lion King, members of the ABW Creative Team, and many more members of the Broadway community.

Sasha Hutchings Hosts HOMEGROWN: BLACK DANCE HISTORY SERIES Celebrating African Influ Photo Sasha Hutchings Hosts HOMEGROWN: BLACK DANCE HISTORY SERIES Celebrating African Influence on American Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021

Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Oklahoma! Fosse/Verdon) and co-host of The Chaos Twins will host HomeGrown: Black Dance History Series, an online event celebrating African influence in American dance. 

Broadway Podcast Network Announces Gather Together Programming and Broadway Turkey Hu Photo Broadway Podcast Network Announces Gather Together Programming and Broadway Turkey Hunt
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020

Find your favorite Broadway turkey hidden throughout the Broadway Podcast Network's (BPN) website for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card in celebration of the holiday season at BPN.fm/turkeyhunt.

Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Molina and More Join VASTHY'S FRIENDS Photo Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen, Lauren Molina and More Join VASTHY'S FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020

On Wednesday, November 24th, 4:00 PM ET Broadway actress Vasthy Mompoint will be joined by Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin, The Prom), Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom, Spring Awakening) with Lauren Molina (Rock of ages), Ellyn Marsh (Pretty Woman) Dionne Figgins (Motown) Rob Morrison (Avenue Q) and more!

Robyn Hurder, Kate Rockwell, Nik Walker and More Celebrate the Holiday Season With Po Photo Robyn Hurder, Kate Rockwell, Nik Walker and More Celebrate the Holiday Season With Podcast Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020

The Broadway Podcast Network is celebrating the holiday season by gathering together next week to celebrate and give thanks with special Live Events such as Thanksgiving Parade Memories with The Ensemblist's Mo Brady and stars like Jessica Rush (who performed twice), Wining & Brining with Robyn Hurder, and more.

Wake Up With BWW 6/15: DRAMA DESK Winners, #KeepSharingTheMic, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/15: DRAMA DESK Winners, #KeepSharingTheMic, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2020

Today's top stories: check out the full list of winners for the Drama Desk Awards, Broadway stars will #KeepSharingTheMic today, and more!

More Broadway Stars Join #KeepSharingTheMic Broadway Edition Set on June 15 Photo More Broadway Stars Join #KeepSharingTheMic Broadway Edition Set on June 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2020

Broadway women will gather on Instagram to #KeepSharingTheMic on Monday, June 15, 2020. Inspired by the #ShareTheMicNow campaign, Broadway Serves co-founder Dionne Figgins invited a group of extraordinary Black Women of Broadway to take over the Instagram accounts of some of Broadway's most notable White female stars.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, April 30- with Kerry Butler, SING STREET Cast and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, April 30- with Kerry Butler, SING STREET Cast and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

Today (April 30) in live streaming: Ben counts down Sondheim songs, Sing Street performs for BC/EFA, and so much more!

Wake Up With BWW 4/30: New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/30: New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2020

Today's top stories: Watch the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards on Stars in the House, and more!

R.Evolución Latina's BEYOND BROADWAY WORKSHOP SERIES Featuring Sergio Trujillo & Mor Photo R.Evolución Latina's BEYOND BROADWAY WORKSHOP SERIES Featuring Sergio Trujillo & More Has Moved Online
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

R.Evolución Latina's annual Beyond Workshop Series scheduled to begin on April 17th has moved to an online program. In light of the global response to Covid-19, RL rallied its teaching artists and creatives to take action.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of A WONDERFUL WORLD in Character Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of A WONDERFUL WORLD in Character
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

Previews begin tonight the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong at Miami New Drama. The production plays the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.

Photo Coverage: Get a First Look at A WONDERFUL WORLD Rehearsal Photos Photo Photo Coverage: Get a First Look at A WONDERFUL WORLD Rehearsal Photos
by Walter McBride - Jan 28, 2020

A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.

Juson Williams, Dionne Figgins, Lana Gordon and More to Star in World Premiere of A W Photo Juson Williams, Dionne Figgins, Lana Gordon and More to Star in World Premiere of A WONDERFUL WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Miami New Drama Artistic Director Michel Hausmann has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. The production will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.

BWW Feature:  A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019 Photo BWW Feature: A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2019

Stephen Mosher looks back at the cabaret scene, as captured by his camera in 2019

BWW Review: THIS IS LOLA Leaves Us Lost at Joe's Pub Photo BWW Review: THIS IS LOLA Leaves Us Lost at Joe's Pub
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2019

Talented Dionne Figgins can't rescue a biography musical about Lola Falana at Joe's Pub nightclub cabaret.

Joe's Pub Releases Upcoming Schedule Photo Joe's Pub Releases Upcoming Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Literary cabaret House of Speakeasy is back at Joe's Pub with Nina Burleigh, James Geary, Maggie Paxson & Monique Truong, while This Alien Nation, a celebration of immigrant stories, returns with Julio Torres, Mohammad Ewaz, Seuketu Mehta and Fariha Róisín.

BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions! Photo BWW TV Exclusive: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast Blows the Roof Off of Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Oct 25, 2018

The cast of the Off Broadway revival of Smokey Joes Cafe came to Broadway Sessions recently and blew the roof off The Laurie Beechman Theatre. These guys and gals have some of the best voices in the biz. Enjoy these highlights from Alysha Umphress, Emma Degerstedt, Dionne Figgins, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, Bronwyn Tarboton, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Antoinette Comer and Max Sangerman alongside "Rising Star" Peggy Sue Johnson. Smokey Joe's Cafe closes on November 4th, so make sure you catch the amazing cast before it's too late!

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Stars Head To Broadway Sessions Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Stars Head To Broadway Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, 10/18 Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe and more.

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