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Josephine Baker Headshot
Date Of Birth:
June 03, 1906
Date Of Death:
April 12, 1975 (68)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
 
Josephine Baker Headshot
Date of Birth: June 03, 1906
Date of Death: April 12, 1975 (68)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
The Bessies Announce Honorees Of Lifetime Achievement and Service To The Field Of Dan Photo The Bessies Announce Honorees Of Lifetime Achievement and Service To The Field Of Dance Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Choreographer, director, and producer George Faison will receive the 2021 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and DanceAfrica, an annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, will receive this year's award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.

BWW Review: JOSEPHINE Puts Showbiz's First Black Superstar in a One-of-a-Kind Spotlig Photo BWW Review: JOSEPHINE Puts Showbiz's First Black Superstar in a One-of-a-Kind Spotlight at Theater West End
by Aaron Wallace - Aug 30, 2021

It is a marvel to fathom the many aptitudes required of Tymisha Harris in crafting and delivering JOSEPHINE, a 75-minute, one-act, one-woman show that the Orlando native co-created and took to New York and international tour. She, like the trailblazer she honors, is a singular force of manifold talent...

Zurin Villanueva Will Bring LITTLE LOVE NOTE to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month Photo Zurin Villanueva Will Bring LITTLE LOVE NOTE to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2021

The evening will also feature Dayna Dantzler (Waitress, The Book of Mormon) and Trevon Davis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess).

La MaMa Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo La MaMa Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

The Tony Award-winning theatre has announced a fresh season of work – on its various stages in the East Village - that explores new rituals of our time from a multiplicity of perspectives and speaks to the epic changes of the 21st century.

PUSH Physical Theatre Will Perform GENERIC MALE in 10th Rochester Fringe Photo PUSH Physical Theatre Will Perform GENERIC MALE in 10th Rochester Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2021

Rochester's internationally renowned PUSH Physical Theatre will perform live and in-person for the first time in more than a year and a half at the tenth annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (September 14-25) at the CenterStage Theatre at JCC's Hart Theatre (1200 Edgewood Ave.) for three performances.

What to Eat in Midtown: Over 100 of the Top Restaurants to Check Out Before or After  Photo What to Eat in Midtown: Over 100 of the Top Restaurants to Check Out Before or After Catching Your Next Broadway Show!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2021

Browse restaurants by food type, ranging from American to Asian, French, Italian, Mexican, and much more, find the address, website, and relative price, as well as a brief description of what you can expect.

The Opera Makers Will Present  HOPES & FEARS at The Arcola Theatre Photo The Opera Makers Will Present HOPES & FEARS at The Arcola Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2021

Created with Shine Cancer Support UK, this compelling new opera includes an original libretto based on a collection of stories of people living with cancer, by Olivier Award nominee and Off West End Award winner Becca Marriott, set to the beautiful and haunting music of Claude Debussy.

BWW Interview: Circle Theatre Re-Envisions CABARET Photo BWW Interview: Circle Theatre Re-Envisions CABARET
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2021

The 12-time Tony Award winning musical Cabaret is currently taking the stage at Circle Theatre in Grand Rapids, under the direction of Will Gearring the newly reimagined staging runs through July 31. BroadwayWorld caught up with Gearring and actress Jaelyn Raiford who takes on the role of Sally Bowles to learn more about the show.

Vincent Victoria Announces its 2021-22 Season Photo Vincent Victoria Announces its 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

The theme of the season is Radicals, Groundbreakers and Heroes. Says Victoria 'All of the protagonists in each of the plays could be considered either a radical because of their political views or social stances or at the same time deemed  a groundbreaker and a hero for the same reasons just depending on the lens in which you view them. 

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE TH Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Legally Blonde the Musical!

BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Ever Photo BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Every Level
by Christian Ranke - Jul 4, 2021

Seeing Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen on stage is a good lesson in star power. It feels like she doesn't have to try - she just does, and she does it magnificently. Commanding the audience’s attention, never losing it during those ninety minutes of splendor.

VIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth Photo VIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2021

Watch the full conversation from these singers and Broadway veterans, as they talk about Juneteenth and more!

VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 15, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton and friends!

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaro Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 7-13, 2021- with Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2021

This week (June 7-13) in live streaming: Matthew Morrison visits Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Season 3 finale, Show of Titles premieres, and so much more!

Madeleine Peyroux Announces Deluxe Reissue of 'Careless Love' Photo Madeleine Peyroux Announces Deluxe Reissue of 'Careless Love'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 18, 2021

In addition to the widely available standard 3-LP edition, a limited pressing on translucent vinyl with black and gold marble will be available exclusively via the official Madeleine Peyroux or Craft Recordings webstores (1,000 available worldwide).

BWW Interview: Doris Bumpus of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at 42nd Street Moo Photo BWW Interview: Doris Bumpus of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at 42nd Street Moon Portrays the Iconic Billie Holiday in Song and Struggle
by Jim Munson - May 7, 2021

The latest offering in 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams series is a new virtual production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Doris Bumpus as the legendary Billie Holiday. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Brandon Jackson with musical direction by Marcus McCauley, the play is both a celebration of Holiday as a musical icon and an exploration of her experience as a Black woman in America. Ultimately, it is a testament to the power of the human spirit to persevere in spite of incredible adversity. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is available to stream through May 30, 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Bumpus earlier this week in Miami, where she was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary. The Michigan native grew up singing in church, taking on her first solo at the tender age of five. The actor/singer/producer has her own production company, D’Sunflower Productions, and also has a pair of EP’s on iTunes, including her most recent release, “God Bless the Child,” which pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Her wide-ranging Bay Area theater credits include playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wiz' and Effie White in 'Dreamgirls,' receiving a Pan Arts Award for Best Lead Actress for both. 42nd Street Moon audiences will remember her as Jewel in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' In conversation, Bumpus is easily chatty and ebullient, and her joy in being a working actor is palpable.

DACAMERA To Rebroadcast Select Streams From Popular Virtual Season Photo DACAMERA To Rebroadcast Select Streams From Popular Virtual Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021

Starting on April 23, DACAMERA will be rebroadcasting select streams of the organizations' most popular and distinctive virtual programming presented over the past year.

VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton & Friends on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 13, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton with Dustin Cross, Donna Moore, Mary Mossberg and Babs Winn!

Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016 Photo Celebrating Black History Month: SHUFFLE ALONG Shuffles to Broadway in 2016
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along, the story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.

Project Y Theatre Company & Women in Theatre Festival Present Digital World Premiere  Photo Project Y Theatre Company & Women in Theatre Festival Present Digital World Premiere of CLOSE (BUT NOT TOO CLOSE!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021

'Close (But Not Too Close!)' is a new musical created for theatre-lovers longing for that 'live' theatre vibe, while simultaneously reveling in the ease of watching a show in pajamas at whatever time they want. This comedic new musical takes audiences on a journey into the world of a new dating website designed for the times we are living in.

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