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VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!VIDEO: Tracy Nicole Chapman to Star in SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse; Watch a Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Created and directed by RAndy Johnson, who wrote and directed the hit Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, with book by Cheryl West (Play On!). Click below for a sneak preview at the talented ensemble! (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's  FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to MissBWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

Ebony Rep Finds Full Cast for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Starring Reginald VelJohnsonEbony Rep Finds Full Cast for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Starring Reginald VelJohnson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today the full casting and the creative team of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Acclaimed veteran actor Reginald VelJohnson (ABC/CBS's Family Matters, Die Hard, Die Hard 2) will co-star as 'Big Moe' with the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Obba Babbatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.' (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/20/2017This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/20/2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/20/2017. (more...)

Commissioners Court Approves 2,200-Acre Master-Planned Community In Western Travis CountyCommissioners Court Approves 2,200-Acre Master-Planned Community In Western Travis County
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOEEbony Repertory Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown) announced today that ERT will present FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls/Tony nomination). Written by Clarke Peters, this exuberant, international hit musical pays tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer Louis Jordan.  ERT's production, directed and choreographed by Keith Young (On The Town), with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal (FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE/original Broadway production) will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway production. Performances will run May 18 - June 11, 2017 with an official press opening on Saturday, May 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles, 90016. (more...)

Sundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRESundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Close Up Experience and The Goodnight Darlings (Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo) announce their new Short Musical Film, EMPIRE VAMPIRE. The innovative new Fantasy-Thriller Musical short film is blazing a trail, paving the way for a new genre that tells a story within a song, on screen, seamlessly intermingled with a vibrant array of performance and fine art. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in LakelandBWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in Lakeland
by Peter Nason - Nov 18, 2014

The production has some shaky moments, but it soon settles into a wonderful, captivating show with a stunning performance of 'I Will Cover You (Reprise)' that is an out-of-the-park home run. (more...)

RACHAEL VS. GUY: KIDS COOK-OFF Among Food Network's September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Snack foods steal the show in September with a new season of Rewrapped on Monday, September 8th at 8pm, as host Joey Fatone and head judge Marc Summers return to task chefs to recreate and transform America's most beloved snacks. (more...)

The Music Center Honors Southern California's Leading Teen Artists at 26th ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT AWARDS SHOWThe Music Center Honors Southern California's Leading Teen Artists at 26th ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT AWARDS SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Music Center celebrated 12 teen performing artists and four teen visual artists at The Music Center's 26th Annual Spotlight Awards during a finale performance on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actor, musician and author, John Lithgow, the awards show culminated The Music Center's year-long free recognition and scholarship program for Southern California high school performing and visual artists. A first place and runner-up were named in each of eight categories, including ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental, jazz instrumental, two-dimensional art (works of art with height and weight, but no depth, using drawing, painting, computer generated or mixed media) and photography (black/white, color and digital). This year's top performing and visual artists were awarded more than $100,000 in cash scholarships with $5,000 for students selected as first place finalists and $4,000 for runners-up in each category; five honorable mentions in each category received $250. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Extends PAUL ROBESON with Keith David Through 4/27Ebony Repertory Theatre Extends PAUL ROBESON with Keith David Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Phillip Hayes Dean's (Drama Desk-winner for The Sty of the Blind Pig) powerful and moving play PAUL ROBESON has been extended by popular demand for three more performances and will now play through Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The production, directed by Mr. Dean, stars two-time Emmy Award-winner Keith David (Fox's new series Enlisted) with accompaniment by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith (working with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, BeBe Winans). PAUL ROBESON plays at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre's PAUL ROBESON with Keith David Resumes Performances TomorrowEbony Repertory Theatre's PAUL ROBESON with Keith David Resumes Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that performances for Phillip Hayes Dean's (Drama Desk-winner for The Sty of the Blind Pig) powerful and moving play PAUL ROBESON will resume performances on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Keith David (Fox's new series Enlisted), who stars in this one-man play, returns to the stage after recovering from a knee injury. PAUL ROBESON, directed by Mr. Dean, also includes accompaniment by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith (working with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, BeBe Winans). The production will continue to play through Sunday, March 30, which was part of the previously announced schedule. Three additional performances are set for Friday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. to make up for the canceled opening weekend performances (Friday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m.). PAUL ROBESON plays at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. Members of the press are invited to review the production beginning on Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Keith David Injured; Ebony Rep Postpones PAUL ROBESON OpeningKeith David Injured; Ebony Rep Postpones PAUL ROBESON Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Due to an injury to lead actor Keith David, the opening performance of PAUL ROBESON by Phillip Hayes Dean has been postponed. A new performance schedule will be announced shortly. (more...)

TeleTracking Growth Spurs Management HiresTeleTracking Growth Spurs Management Hires
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Following another year of strong growth, TeleTracking Technologies has named Diane Watson as Chief Operating Officer, Joseph Tetzlaff as Chief Technology Officer and Keith Young as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, company president Michael Gallup announced today. (more...)

Keith David to Star in PAUL ROBESON at Ebony Repertory Theatre, 3/12-30Keith David to Star in PAUL ROBESON at Ebony Repertory Theatre, 3/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) will present Phillip Hayes Dean's (Drama Desk-winner for The Sty of the Blind Pig) powerful and moving play PAUL ROBESON. Dean will also stage the ERT production, which will mark his Los Angeles directorial debut. Two-time Emmy Award-winner Keith David (Fox's new series Enlisted) will star in this one-man play accompanied by pianist/musical director Byron J. Smith (working with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, Bebe Winnans). Performances will run March 12 - 30, 2014 with an official press opening on March 14 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Columbia Pictures to Co-Produce Jiang Wen's GONE WITH THE BULLETSColumbia Pictures to Co-Produce Jiang Wen's GONE WITH THE BULLETS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Columbia Pictures announced principal photography has commenced on Jiang Wen's 3D feature film 'Gone With The Bullets,' through hisproduction company with Ma Ke, Buyilehu.This is the highly anticipated second film in the Bullets Trilogy that began with the 2010 hit feature 'Let The Bullets Fly' ('Rang zidan fei'), which Jiang directed. The first feature was one of the highest grossing domestic Chinese releases in recent years, grossing over US$140 million at the worldwide box office, including RMB 720m in China. 'Gone with the Bullets' will be distributed inChina by Buyilehu, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/28/2013Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/28/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Reviews: A SUBURBAN SHOWGIRL Balances Life and ArtBWW Reviews: A SUBURBAN SHOWGIRL Balances Life and Art
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 25, 2013

The challenge of balancing a career as a professional dancer with motherhood is the dilemma at the heart of Palmer Davis' one woman show SUBURBAN SHOWGIRL. Based on many of her own experiences, the likeable San Diego native has created an ambitious solo show populated with characters from her life - all presented by Davis as her stage persona, Wendy Walker. (more...)

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