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Adrienne Warren Joins Cast of THE WOMAN KING Film Photo Adrienne Warren Joins Cast of THE WOMAN KING Film
by Michael Major - Sep 27, 2021

Warren and Olivier Award-Winner Sheila Atim join the previously announced Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, John Boyega, Sheila Atim, and Lashana Lynch in the new feature from TriStar.

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Adrienne Warren Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Perform Photo TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Adrienne Warren Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
by - Sep 26, 2021

Adrienne Warren has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL.

Adrienne Warren Signs Development Deal with Kapital Entertainment Photo Adrienne Warren Signs Development Deal with Kapital Entertainment
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

Adrienne Warren has signed a one-year development deal with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, which produces the civil rights movement limited series starring Warren, Women of the Movement.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Broadway to Reopen at 100% Capacity in September, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Today's top stories: Broadway will reopen at 100% capacity in September, Waitress revival in the works starring Sara Bareilles, and more!

VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- Happy Birthday, Adrienne Warren! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- Happy Birthday, Adrienne Warren!
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-nominated star of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, the great Adrienne Warren!

Adrienne Warren Will Lead WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT Miniseries Photo Adrienne Warren Will Lead WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT Miniseries
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 16, 2020

She will play Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, who spent her whole life seeking justice for her son.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: De Blasio Hopes to Return to Normalcy in NYC in September, and  Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: De Blasio Hopes to Return to Normalcy in NYC in September, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2020

Today's top stories: Mayor De Blasio is hoping to return to 'as much normal as we can be' by the beginning of September, and more!

BWW Review: Tina Turner's The Legend and Adrienne Warren's The Breakout Star in TINA: Photo BWW Review: Tina Turner's The Legend and Adrienne Warren's The Breakout Star in TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2019

Though her time on Broadway has been relatively brief up until now, Adrienne Warren is no stranger to dazzling theatre audiences with portrayals of legendary entertainers. She did it twice in her last outing, SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED, playing both the exuberant Gertrude Saunders, whose cutesy singing would be appropriated by the white mainstream as the model for the iconic Betty Boop, and Florence Mills, one of the great singing artists of the early 20th Century.

Ben Platt, Ali Stroker, and Adrienne Warren Will Perform at the 2019 US Open Photo Ben Platt, Ali Stroker, and Adrienne Warren Will Perform at the 2019 US Open
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2019

A slew of Broadway stars will take the stage for the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament. Set to perform are Tony winner Ben Platt, Tony winner Ali Stroker, and Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, according to Billboard.

Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Lucille Lortel Award Winners, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/6: Lucille Lortel Award Winners, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Kick off a brand new week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!

Adrienne Warren Will Lead TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL on Broadway This Fall Photo Adrienne Warren Will Lead TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL on Broadway This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019

Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who currently portrays the title role of Tina in London's West End through April 13, 2019, will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance when the show premieres on Broadway this Fall. The theatre, dates and further casting for New York will be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit www.TinaOnBroadway.com.

Abingdon Theatre Co. Presents Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGY Photo Abingdon Theatre Co. Presents Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGY
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) presents the final main stage production of its 25th Anniversary season, Fruit Trilogy, a new trilogy of plays by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, In the Body of the World) and directed by Mark Rosenblatt

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more.

Carnegie Hall Announces Guest Artist Line-Up - Tony Yazbeck, Caissie Levy and More!
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced an exciting new guest artist line-up for its spring performances with The New York Pops and Music DirectorSteven Reineke. On Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, the orchestra and Maestro Reineke continue their Carnegie Hall season with Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, a celebration of composer John Kander's 90th birthday and five-decade partnership with lyricist Fred Ebb. Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck joins previously announced Caissie Levy performing songs from the duo's biggest Broadway sensations including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman,The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago. Previously announced guest artist Joshua Henry is unable to appear in this concert due to a scheduling conflict.

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).  

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote.

Review Roundup: SHUFFLE ALONG Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show!

VIDEOS: A Scene By Scene, Song By Song Synopsis of the Original 1921 SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

There were no original cast albums in 1921, so this scene by scene synopsis of the original SHUFFLE ALONG is augmented by various recordings of songs from the score.