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Jennifer Holliday

 
Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1960 (61)
Birth Place:
Houston, TX, USA
Bio:
Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the hit musical “Dreamgirls” made her a household name and introduced her big, soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie Melody White, a role she co-created, earned her a Tony Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 19, 1960 (61)

Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA

Bio:
Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the hit musical “Dreamgirls” made her a household name and introduced her big, soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie Melody White, a role she co-created, earned her a Tony Award ... (read complete bio)
MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere  Photo MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version.

Photos: First Look at Jennifer Holliday, Emma Pittman, and Lana Gordon in CHICAGO Photo Photos: First Look at Jennifer Holliday, Emma Pittman, and Lana Gordon in CHICAGO
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

All new production photos have been released of Jennifer Holliday as “Matron Mama Morton” and Emma Pittman as “Roxie Hart” in Chicago, Broadway’s longest running American musical, now celebrating it’s 25th year on Broadway.

Kolstein Center Announces June and July Performances at Essex House Photo Kolstein Center Announces June and July Performances at Essex House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

In response to Covid to provide some money to NYC’s many out-of-work or underemployed string musicians, Manny Alvarez launched a “Kolstein Performance Showcase” in collaboration with the Essex House on Central Park South/7th.  There is an ongoing schedule every Friday evening from 7-8 PM.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Ma Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Matched) Lovers (or Maybe Not) in Reality-Based Musical Straight Forward
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2022

Billy Aberle and Chris Sabol's Straight Forward is an original musical inspired by an article by Mike Iamele that went viral on social media in 2014, explaining how he began developing romantic and sexual feelings for his male best friend Garrett Lech, despite them both identifying as straight.

Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry to be Honored at Broadway Advocacy Coalition's BROADWAY V Photo Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry to be Honored at Broadway Advocacy Coalition's BROADWAY VS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced the second year of its beloved fundraising event BROADWAY VS. 

Shubert New Haven Announces Norm Lewis as Featured Performer for 2022 Gala Photo Shubert New Haven Announces Norm Lewis as Featured Performer for 2022 Gala
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Shubert New Haven announces that Broadway’s NORM LEWIS will be the featured performer for the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8. Chita Rivera – who was originally scheduled to headline the Gala – has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to perform. Tickets for the Gala are available through the Shubert’s Development Department at 203-773-4339. Concert only tickets are available online at shubert.com, and at the Shubert Box Office by phone at 203.562.5666 or visiting Monday–Friday Noon–6:00pm.

Jennifer Holliday & Loretta Devine to Talk DREAMGIRLS on FRIDAY NIGHT VIBES Photo Jennifer Holliday & Loretta Devine to Talk DREAMGIRLS on FRIDAY NIGHT VIBES
by Michael Major - May 26, 2022

This week Jennifer Holliday and Loretta Devine will sit down on Friday Night Vibes to discuss their experience working on 'Dreamgirls' with Tiffany Haddish and co-host Deon Cole. Additionally, super fan Diimond Meeks will perform 'And I Am Telling You' on the episode. Holliday and Devine starred in the original Broadway production of the musical.

Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Photo Tony-Winner Jennifer Holliday Stops By THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

Tony/Grammy Winning Superstar Jennifer Holliday joins 'The Roundtable with Robert Bannon' Thursday May 12th at 7pm EST on 'The Roundtable' YouTube Channel. Holliday, famous for her portrayal of Effie in 'Dreamgirls' recently released a brand new single 'So In Love' now streaming on all streaming platforms.

Jennifer Holliday Will Join the Cast of CHICAGO  Beginning Next Month Photo Jennifer Holliday Will Join the Cast of CHICAGO Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome Tony and Grammy Award winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday back to Broadway in the role of “Matron Mama Morton” beginning Thursday, June 9, 2022. Find out how long Holliday will be in the show and how to get tickets.

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May Photo Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

DREAMGIRLS, SUNSET BOULEVARD & More Announced for North Carolina Theatre 2022-23 Seas Photo DREAMGIRLS, SUNSET BOULEVARD & More Announced for North Carolina Theatre 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

North Carolina Theatre, the region’s premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre, has announced their 2022-23 season sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh!

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick & Harvey Fierstein Talk FUNNY GIRL, PLAZA SUITE & More on WA Photo VIDEO: Matthew Broderick & Harvey Fierstein Talk FUNNY GIRL, PLAZA SUITE & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

Broderick, who is currently starring in Plaza Suite on Broadway, discussed the A-list audience members who attended The Producers, watching Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City, and more. Fierstein gave his thoughts on Mrs. Doubtfire coming to Broadway, Pamela Anderson in Chicago, and more.

BWW Album Review: CAROL SLOANE LIVE AT BIRDLAND Captures A Historic Entertainer In Bl Photo BWW Album Review: CAROL SLOANE LIVE AT BIRDLAND Captures A Historic Entertainer In Blissful Beautiful Action
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 20, 2022

Recorded live in 2019, Carol Sloane's Birdland concert is captured wonderfully on this Club 44 Records release.

Dizzy's Club Announces May and June Lineup Photo Dizzy's Club Announces May and June Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its May and June 2022 programming at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a diverse lineup of club favorites and rising stars alongside the launch of a new concert series, special events, and celebrations of giants of jazz history from Slide Hampton and Ralph Peterson to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE MASKED SINGER on FOX - Wednesday, April 20,  Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE MASKED SINGER on FOX - Wednesday, April 20, 2022
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE MASKED SINGER, airing on FOX on Wednesday, April 20, 2022! Plus, watch Jennifer Holliday be the latest celebrity to be un-masked on the series!

Drag Performer Lady Bunny Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH LADY BUNNY to the Cataline  Photo Drag Performer Lady Bunny Brings AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH LADY BUNNY to the Cataline Jazz Club
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

New York City drag legend Lady Bunny is set to bring her new show An Intimate Evening with Lady Bunny and Her Greatest Tits! to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood for one performance only on Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina.

The Django Announces May Schedule Featuring 'Next Gen Series' of Emerging Artists Photo The Django Announces May Schedule Featuring 'Next Gen Series' of Emerging Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

THE DJANGO, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, is celebrating the next generation of jazz with a special concert series this month. During the month of May, The Django welcomes rising stars as part of its new Next Gen Series.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

In its 23rd season, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will explore the struggles and triumphs of people who sought to realize their own version of the American Dream. Whether their dreams came true or were deferred, their stories make for compelling, can't-miss shows on the WBTT stage.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to Present BROADWAY IN BLACK
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

Back by popular demand – from its world-premiere run during the summer of 2017 – Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will present “Broadway in Black,” updated for 2022. In this musical revue created and adapted by WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, WBTT will salute Broadway musicals with songs that span decades and a wide variety of musical styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

Photos: Matt Baker Brings A Rhapsody Of Gershwin To Birdland Photo Photos: Matt Baker Brings A Rhapsody Of Gershwin To Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2022

New York/Australian jazz pianist Matt Baker returned to the Birdland stage with a new version of his project, “A Rhapsody of Gershwin.” 

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