Little Richard News

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...)

Entry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPACEntry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete online for a coveted spot in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Neil Berg's 50 Years Of Rock & Roll on 10/14Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Neil Berg's 50 Years Of Rock & Roll on 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll on Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 29 at noon. (more...)

GREASE Is the Word at Second Street Players This SummerGREASE Is the Word at Second Street Players This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Second Street Players present GREASE: Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey July 28th, 29th 30th, Aug 4th, 5th and 6th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

Sony Music Renews Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agreement for Jimi Hendrix Music & Film CatalogSony Music Renews Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agreement for Jimi Hendrix Music & Film Catalog
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have agreed to renew their historic licensing partnershipfirst announced in 2009which covers the ongoing curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalog and archives, making the artist's music and film materials available to fans around the world across all media formats and platforms. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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Second Street Players Presents GREASESecond Street Players Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

GREASE IS THE WORD: Second Street Players proudly present GREASE: Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey July 28th, 29th 30th, Aug 4th, 5th and 6th Friday and Saturday curtain is at 8pm and Sundaycurtain is 3pm. All performances will be held at The Riverfront Theater. 2 South Walnut Street, Milford De, 19963. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 800-838-3006. Come dressed in your favorite 50's attire and you can win some fun and exciting prizes. (more...)

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...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County PlayhouseAlan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (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...)

Pasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer ProgramsPasadena Playhouse Rounds Out Season with Three Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director and Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director Emeritus) rounds up its 2016-2017 Season with three summer programs including HOLD THESE TRUTHS, a critically acclaimed play about the unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, from May 30 - June 25, 2017; SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! The Gospel of Rock. (more...)

Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal CompetitionCan You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: Colbert Digs Up Clip of Richard Gere Starring in GREASEVIDEO: Colbert Digs Up Clip of Richard Gere Starring in GREASE
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2017

During his visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Richard Gere was given a flashback all the way to 1973 when Colbert dug up a clip of 22 year-old Gere starring as the iconic Danny Zuko in the West End production of Grease. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Big Stars Mark This May at Blue Note HawaiiBig Stars Mark This May at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

May has major stars lining up at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicking off with two local favorites DeAndre Brackensick and Robert Cazimero, followed up by seminal reggae artists Black Uhuru, soul songstress Meleana Brown and American Idol star Taylor Hicks. (more...)

Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This MayLambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Take a trip back to the 1950's as the Acting Troupe of Lambert moves and grooves in Grease, the original high-school musical! (more...)

JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk to Headline Green Music Fest 2017JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk to Headline Green Music Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. (more...)

BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s VibeBWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

Charlie Daniels Band Comes To Casper Next MonthCharlie Daniels Band Comes To Casper Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Charlie Daniels Band is coming to the Casper Events Center on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale beginning at 11:30 am on Friday, April 14th. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & DiningDREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars, Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. (more...)

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