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Jamie deRoy & friends presents CELEBRATING SONGWRITERS Part 1 on March 28th Photo Jamie deRoy & friends presents CELEBRATING SONGWRITERS Part 1 on March 28th
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 27, 2021

Jamie deRoy's industrious work provides more entertainment from her vast archives.

LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy G Photo LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memo Photo Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021

Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others will celebrate Broadway's Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Musicals. Photo Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Musicals.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2021

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

Looking for a Theatre Job? Check Out This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/12/2020 Photo Looking for a Theatre Job? Check Out This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/12/2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/12/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/5/2020 Photo This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/5/2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/5/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/29/2020 Photo This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/29/2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 10/29/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Plays And Musicals Photo Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Plays And Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2019

Live & In Color, located in Salem, CT, is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing a new musical or play during their annual fall retreat in September 2020. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. Submission deadline is March 1st, 2020. For all submission requirements and how to submit, visit www.theatreincolor.org.

Photo Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And Mo Photo Photo Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And More Celebrate OO-BLA-DEE Opening Night At Two River
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2019

Two River Theater presents Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, featuring original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composer/orchestrator Diedre L. Murray, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the music direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard.

Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series Annoucnes Week Two Line-up Photo Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series Annoucnes Week Two Line-up
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2019

Emerging Artists Theatre celebrates their 25th season by presenting their bi annual New Work Series. The series opened on February 27 and runs through March 17 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District. New musical, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces (in varies stages of development), will be presented.

Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For 2019 New Work Series Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For 2019 New Work Series
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2019

Emerging Artists Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Adams, celebrates their 25th season by presenting their bi annual New Work Series. The series runs February 27 - March 17 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District and features new works from a diverse group of artists. New musical, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces (in varies stages of development), will be presented.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Sweeps 46th Annual Audelco Awards With Six Wins Photo ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Sweeps 46th Annual Audelco Awards With Six Wins
by Julie Musbach - Nov 23, 2018

On Nov. 19, 2018, the 46th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre were held at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. On Kentucky Avenue, a new original musical created by Jeree Wade and written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, was nominated for 10 AUDELCO Awards, taking home a total of six, the highest number of wins for the evening, including for "Best Musical."

CARMEN JONES, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Lead AUDELCO 'Viv' Awards - Full List! Photo CARMEN JONES, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Lead AUDELCO 'Viv' Awards - Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2018

AUDELCO announced the winners of the 2018 Viv Awards last night, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.

AUDELCO Announces Viv Award Nominations, CARMEN JONES Leads Photo AUDELCO Announces Viv Award Nominations, CARMEN JONES Leads
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2018

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for their 2018 'Viv' Awards, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.

Cleveland Public Theatre Presents YA MAMA! Photo Cleveland Public Theatre Presents YA MAMA!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents Ya Mama! The production is onstage from October 11 - 27, 2018, in CPT's Gordon Square Theatre.

Actor, Director, Singer, and Choreographer Maurice Hines Comes to The Triad Photo Actor, Director, Singer, and Choreographer Maurice Hines Comes to The Triad
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2018

Legendary actor, director, singer & choreographer Maurice Hines is set to play The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) on Saturday 8/25 at 7pm. Hines is the brother of the late dancer Gregory Hines and best known for starring in Frances Ford Coppola's 'The Cotton Club', Broadway's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' 'Eubie' 'Jelly's Last Jam' & 'Uptown. He will be joined by The Diva Orchestra starring Sherrie Maracle; tickets are $25-$150 and can be purchased online at www.TriadNYC.com. Lee Summers and Peter Martin are producers.

Broadway's N'Kenge to Star in the Return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Photo Broadway's N'Kenge to Star in the Return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2018

N'Kenge just returned from her sold out symphonic tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Chautauqua Symphony and is thrilled to return to her home town to perform in this special three-week return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall in New York beginning on Thursday, July 12. Described as 'a party you don't want to miss' by Broadway star Maurice Hines,' On Kentucky Avenue' transports audiences through time to the heyday of Club Harlem and offers them a fictional musical inspired by a real place: Kentucky Avenue, the center of African-American life in Atlantic City. Opened in 1935, Club Harlem quickly became the number-one destination for black performers in Atlantic City.

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment Photo ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returns To CCCA With Showcase Of Black Nightlife And Entertainment In 1960s America
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

Historic Club Harlem will roar back to life as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents a special three-week return engagement of On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall in New York beginning on Thursday, July 12. The show, which thrilled audiences when it premiered at Aaron Davis Hall in 2016, offers viewers a glimpse inside the celebrated nightclub that was the center of nightlife in Atlantic City's segregated Northside beginning in the 1930s. On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem was created by Jeree Wade, written by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens, and directed by Lee Summers.

PASSING STRANGE Closes Karamu House's 2017/18 Season Photo PASSING STRANGE Closes Karamu House's 2017/18 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2018

Karamu House, the oldest multicultural performing arts center in the country, closes it's 102nd consecutive season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Karamu House President and CEO, Tony F. Sias notes, 'this is a piece that is important and relevant, and speaks to and engages our millennial and 'genZ' generations.' With book and lyrics written by Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter Stew, and music composed by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the production opened on May 10 and will run through June 3, 2018 in Karamu's Arena Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

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