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J.L. Williams. Hails from Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Williams trained at his mother's dance studio "The Dance Connection" in Los Angeles and later became a tap teacher there. His professional credits include dancing alongside the late Gregory Hines in 1998 on the CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show". He ... (read more)
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Bio:
J.L. Williams. Hails from Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Williams trained at his mother's dance studio "The Dance Connection" in Los Angeles and later became a tap teacher there. His professional credits include dancing alongside the late Gregory Hines in 1998 on the CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show". He ... (read more)
Broadway's J.L. Williams to Open with RIVERDANCE Tonight in Fort Myers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the "Baritone Soloist" who sings "Freedom/Heal Their Hearts" as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers with Tyler Knowlin in the showstopping number "Trading Taps". Williams made his Riverdance debut back in the fall of 2015 in Canada. He also played the northwest of America and a limited engagement in Dublin this past summer. (more...)

FELA's J.L. Williams Returns to Riverdance's 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the 'Baritone Soloist' who sings 'Freedom/Heal Their Hearts' as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers in the showstopping number 'Trading Taps'. (more...)

Watch Original Tap and Soul Music With THE JL SHOW
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

If you missed  J.L. Williams's tap and soul extravaganza, THE JL SHOW, you can now watch the whole thing online. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap Dancing
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

Her singing has helped her win a Grammy, but her Broadway debut will require her to learn tap dancing. (more...)

VIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity Leave
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

The country blues singer will be making her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-Nomination
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

Despite not being nominated this year, six-time Tony winner is happy to celebrate. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway Category
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The 6-time Tony Award winner gives the $1,000 answer in today's Broadway category. (more...)

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! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

JL Williams to Perform Series of Shows at 777 Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Tap Soul Productions will bring back 'The JL Show' an original tap dance and soul music concert, May 17th thru May 22nd, 2016 at the 777 Theatre 777 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Broadway's Doreen Montalvo, Jennifer Sanchez & Antoine L. Smith Set for BAC OPEN MIC & MINGLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. Smith, along with ON YOUR FEET cast members Doreen Montalvo & Jennifer Sanchez will perform in the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle on Monday April 11th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. They will be joined by Megan Lewis (IF/THEN, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, GREY GARDENS), Ian Knauer (DAMES AT SEA, MAMMA MIA!, BY JEEVES, STATE FAIR), D'Vorah Bailey (CANDIDE), Monette McKay (SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, MEMPHIS, MAMMA MIA), J.L. Williams (FELA!) as well as selected up and comers (listed below). (more...)

Former Missing Actor JL Williams to Return to the Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Tap Soul Productions will bring back 'The JL Show' an original tap dance and soul music concert, May 17th thru May 22nd, 2016 at the Hudson Guild Theatre 441 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001. (more...)

Update: Found SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Member Jeffrey 'JL' Williams Looks Forward to 'Sharing His Story'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SHUFFLE ALONG cast member J.L. Williams, who was reported missing last week, was found on Sunday.  Cast member Adrienne Warren tweeted, 'THANK YOU!!! For all of your assistance in helping us get the word out! JL WILLIAMS has been FOUND and is recovering in a NYC hospital!!' Now Williams has taken to Facebook to share that he is indeed alright: (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/13-2/14/2016
by - Feb 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 14, 2016 - Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

Update: Missing SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Member Jeffrey 'JL' Williams Found
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG cast member J.L. Williams, who was reported missing earlier this week, has been found, according to tweets from several of his fellow cast members. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

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