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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
BWW Interview: Kim David Smith of KIM DAVID SMITH LIVE AT JOE'S PUB Photo BWW Interview: Kim David Smith of KIM DAVID SMITH LIVE AT JOE'S PUB
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 27, 2020

Cabaret upstart and original Kim David Smith has released his first live CD and chats with Stephen Mosher about why now, Kylie, and what this three named man likes to be called.

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Producing to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Producing to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020

Some of the books on this list provide insight on directing for musicals and plays, from a business standpoint. Others include written pieces and essays from other producers, to help inspire you to get your foot in the door. Whether you are brand new, or just want to learn more about the business, there is something on this list for you!

Vincent Victoria Presents JUST LENA Virtually Photo Vincent Victoria Presents JUST LENA Virtually
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2020

Playwright/Producer Vincent Victoria is remounting his play Just Lena virtually August 7th and 8th on Vincent Victoria Presents' Facebook Page live and on ZOOM at 8 pm.

Patina Miller, Will Swenson and More Join #WHILEWEBREATHE A Night of Creative Protest Photo Patina Miller, Will Swenson and More Join #WHILEWEBREATHE A Night of Creative Protest
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill) have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest.

WhileWeBreathe: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE PROTEST to Feature Lynn Whitfield, Patina Miller  Photo WhileWeBreathe: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE PROTEST to Feature Lynn Whitfield, Patina Miller and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced casting for #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.

Vincent Victoria Presents DIVAS, DUDES, AND CHARACTERS Photo Vincent Victoria Presents DIVAS, DUDES, AND CHARACTERS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2020

Houston Theater company Vincent Victoria Presents will be premiering their next virtual production on June 26th and 27th. Entitled Divas, Dudes, and Characters, the performance will include scenes and monologues from Playwright/Producer Vincent Victoria's catalog of plays.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sidney Myer Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sidney Myer
by Nicholas Adler - Jun 16, 2020

We all know him, whether it be shining on stage interpreting one of the tongue-in- cheek American Standards that he's known for, buzzing around Don't Tell Mama's making sure everything is going smoothly with the multiple shows he booked that day, or simply floating into a cabaret club to support an artist he enjoys. HE is the kind and encouraging man that has launched many a career and has given young artists a shot to perform, long before their names were in lights on the great white way. Who is this legendary New York City fixture? Why, none other than Sidney Myer (of course)!

BWW Review: Pearl Cleage's Ravishingly Written Post-Harlem Renaissance Portrait BLUES Photo BWW Review: Pearl Cleage's Ravishingly Written Post-Harlem Renaissance Portrait BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2020

'I'm tired of Negro dreams. All they ever do is break your heart,' contemplates an unemployed nightclub singer after an audition that turned out to be for a mistress rather than for an entertainer in Pearl Cleage's ravishingly written post-Harlem Renaissance portrait, Blues for an Alabama Sky.

The African-American Shakespeare Company Will Bring its 2019/20 Season to a Close wit Photo The African-American Shakespeare Company Will Bring its 2019/20 Season to a Close with No√ęl Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

The African-American Shakespeare Company will present No√ęl Coward's classic Private Lives, directed by Clay David for six performances only this April. This draws their 2019/20 season to a close, a season that has seen the company mount a much-praised Othello, their annual holiday Cinderella, and the dramatic satire The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae.

I Love Paris! PARIS! THE SHOW Brings Piaf, Aznavour, Brel And More To The McCallum Photo I Love Paris! PARIS! THE SHOW Brings Piaf, Aznavour, Brel And More To The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 26, 2020

The greatest French songs of the post-war years will be in the spotlight at the McCallum Theatre at 8:00pm, Friday, March 20, in Paris! The Show, made possible through the generosity of Charles and Nancy Nevil. After the success of Piaf! The Show, starring the internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere, producer and creator Gil Marsalla created a brand-new show, also starring Carrere, highlighting the best French music. This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war era, capturing the charm and essence of Paris.

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2020: JOSEPHINE at Black Box Theatre, Noel Lothian Hall,  Photo BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2020: JOSEPHINE at Black Box Theatre, Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Gardens
by Barry Lenny - Feb 19, 2020

Tymisha Harris is an outstanding performer.

Deborah Cox to Star in CARL WEBER'S INFLUENCE On BET Plus Photo Deborah Cox to Star in CARL WEBER'S INFLUENCE On BET Plus
by Abigail Charpentier - Feb 11, 2020

Broadway alum Deborah Cox will star in the upcoming film ‚ÄúCarl Weber's Influence,‚ÄĚ which will premiere Feb. 20 on BET Plus, according to Black Film.

Celebrate Black History Month In Northglenn With Music And Dance Photo Celebrate Black History Month In Northglenn With Music And Dance
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

Northglenn celebrates Black History Month with two shows in February, thanks to partnerships with regional arts organizations.

PARIS! THE SHOW Celebrates The Best Of Post-WWII French Musical Répertoire Photo PARIS! THE SHOW Celebrates The Best Of Post-WWII French Musical Répertoire
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020

Following the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere - which wowed Royal Theatre audiences in March 2019 - producer/creator Gil Marsalla delivers a sensational new show to Victoria, bringing us the best repertoire of French music in the world!

The JCCSF Announces New Arts & Ideas Events For 2020 Photo The JCCSF Announces New Arts & Ideas Events For 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2020

The JCCSF welcomes the new year and the next decade with a collection of Arts & Ideas events for 2020, including the Bay area premier of a?oeLove Heals All Woundsa?? with Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, a special Mother's Day program with Alice Waters and Fanny Singer, and the return of Giants of Jazz on Film series with Mark Cantor.

FRIDA-STROKE OF PASSION Opens February 7 At Casa 0101 Photo FRIDA-STROKE OF PASSION Opens February 7 At Casa 0101
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2019

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY To Ring In 2020 At Falcon Theatre Photo BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY To Ring In 2020 At Falcon Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 23, 2019

Falcon Theatre's third production of its 30th anniversary season is Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky. The play is a brutally honest and candid examination of an array of issues--including race, gender, sexuality, and cultural intolerance--in the historical context of the Harlem Renaissance and the early years of the Great Depression. The production, directed by Torie Wiggins, opens January 24, 2020.

French Jazz Chanteuse Chloe Perrier Releases New CD Photo French Jazz Chanteuse Chloe Perrier Releases New CD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019

A true musical citizen of the world, French born, NYC based vocalist Chloe Perrier has one goal every time she and her French Heart Jazz Band take the stage at clubs throughout Manhattan - to make people happy and transport them away from the chaos and stress of life in the modern world. Drawing from such influences as Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie, the singer uses her velvety voice, spellbinding style and charming accent to transform any room she plays into a realm harkening back to the golden age of jazz.

BWW Review: Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Displays The Subversive Genius of Austin M Photo BWW Review: Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE Displays The Subversive Genius of Austin McCormick
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2019

At least once a year, this reviewer feels compelled to take to his keyboard and urge any representatives of the MacArthur Foundation to bestow one of their a?oeGenius Granta?? fellowships to Company XIV's founding artistic director Austin McCormick, who throughout this young century has conceived, directed and choreographed some of the most joyfully thrilling theatre to be experienced in New York.

 A True Musical Citizen Of The World, Revered French Jazz Chanteuse Chloe' Perrier Re Photo A True Musical Citizen Of The World, Revered French Jazz Chanteuse Chloe' Perrier Releases New CD
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2019

A true musical citizen of the world, French born, NYC based vocalist Chloe Perrier has one goal every time she and her French Heart Jazz Band take the stage at clubs throughout Manhattan - to make people happy and transport them away from the chaos and stress of life in the modern world. Drawing from such influences as Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie, the singer uses her velvety voice, spellbinding style and charming accent to transform any room she plays into a realm harkening back to the golden age of jazz.

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