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Date of Birth: February 26
Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's LightDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND Series Welcomes Melissa ManchesterPhoto Flash: BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND Series Welcomes Melissa Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester, who made her concert debut at the iconic music room on Monday, September 11. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Brings THE FELLAS To Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Melissa Manchester Brings THE FELLAS To Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 12, 2017

Birdland, the venue that has presented so many music luminaries in it's long history had the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester on it's stage last night. Melissa, one of the true giants of the music world made her Birdland debut and celebrated the release of her 21st album, The Fellas. The album pays tribute to the male singers, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, and others who influenced her as a young artist. (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen! (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the RoadBilly Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes: (more...)

Florida Theatrical Association Announces Winners of 2017 New Musical Discovery SeriesFlorida Theatrical Association Announces Winners of 2017 New Musical Discovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Florida Theatrical Association (FTA) has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented September 1 - 3, 2017 at The MEZZ and The Abbey in downtown Orlando. (more...)

BWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz RoomBWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Aug 9, 2017

TONY AWARD WINNING BROADWAY LEGEND DONNA MCKECHNIE APPEARS in NEW HOPE, PA. - THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 at The RRAZZ ROOM (more...)

BWW Interview:  Megan Loughran and F THEORY at NJ Rep 8/17 to 9/24BWW Interview: Megan Loughran and F THEORY at NJ Rep 8/17 to 9/24
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 8, 2017

The 'F Theory' will be performed at New Jersey Repertory Company from August 17 through September 24. Directed by Ethan Heard, the play is co-written by, and starring Megan Loughran and Alex Trow. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Megan Loughran about the show. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights OnlyBilly Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

BWW Previews: Chely Wright Plays One Night Only at the Rrazz RoomBWW Previews: Chely Wright Plays One Night Only at the Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Jul 27, 2017

Chely Wright will play the Rrazz Room in New Hope for one night only on July 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Mark HartmanBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Mark Hartman
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 25, 2017

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE paints beautiful pictures on stage with direction by Joseph Haj, but this is a summer musical, so let's get to know the man behind the sounds, music director Mark Hartman, in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre CompanyStephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' ColePeople's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's PubUnitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pride Weekend, Tori Scott, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's PubPride Weekend, Tori Scott, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for this week, June 21 - July 2. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubMandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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Joe's Pub Announces PRIDE WEEK Line-UpJoe's Pub Announces PRIDE WEEK Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Come celebrate Pride Week in June at Joe's Pub! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above FourthDonna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

Billy Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY MuseumBilly Porter to Perform, Chat Career & New Album at GRAMMY Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum will welcome Billy Porter to the Clive Davis Theater on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00pm for an intimate discussion on his distinguished career and latest album, followed by a special performance. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old GlobeDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

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