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Video: Watch AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photo Video: Watch AIN'T TOO PROUD Perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020

The cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD performed a Temptations medley (featuring Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel and Jelani Remy.) 

How to Watch the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Your All-Inclusive Guide! Photo How to Watch the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Your All-Inclusive Guide!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2020

While many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving differently this year, so does  The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the nation's most cherished holiday traditions. 

20 Broadway Performances from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to Gobble Up! Photo 20 Broadway Performances from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to Gobble Up!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020

While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!

VIDEO: Watch Rosie's Theater Kids' Virtual Gala Featuring BD Wong, a Performance from Photo VIDEO: Watch Rosie's Theater Kids' Virtual Gala Featuring BD Wong, a Performance from the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD, and More - Live Now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

Together We Rise - Zoom In: Rise Up! is hosted by Rosie O'Donnell tonight at 7pm ET.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, October 21- with LaChanze, Heidi Schreck, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, October 21- with LaChanze, Heidi Schreck, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

Today (October 21) in live streaming: LaChanze visits Backstage Live, Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation, and so much more!

VIDEO: See a Preview of 'IRL' From ZOOM IN: RISE UP! Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell Photo VIDEO: See a Preview of 'IRL' From ZOOM IN: RISE UP! Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

Founder Rosie O'Donnell and Artistic & Executive Director Lori Klinger of Rosie's Theater Kids (RTKids) recently announced a virtual celebratory gathering, Together We Rise - Zoom In: Rise Up!, which will spotlight the incredible young people who make up RTKids.

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Releases 'I'm Losing You' Music Video to Get Out the Vote in S Photo VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Releases 'I'm Losing You' Music Video to Get Out the Vote in Support of BLM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

A brand new music video to the Temptations hit 'I'm Losing You,' featuring the cast and orchestra of Broadway's Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, was released today.

Whoopi Goldberg and AIN'T TOO PROUD Host Virtual Event Featuring Otis Williams and Mo Photo Whoopi Goldberg and AIN'T TOO PROUD Host Virtual Event Featuring Otis Williams and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020

Starting tomorrow at 7 PM ET, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, in partnership with American Express, will premiere an exclusive virtual event hosted by Whoopi Goldberg featuring performances from the Tony Award®-winning musical along with intimate conversations with Otis Williams, founder of The Temptations, and more.

Rosie O'Donnell Hosts TOGETHER WE RISE- ZOOM IN: RISE UP! Featuring BD Wong, James Ha Photo Rosie O'Donnell Hosts TOGETHER WE RISE- ZOOM IN: RISE UP! Featuring BD Wong, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Founder Rosie O'Donnell and Artistic & Executive Director Lori Klinger of Rosie's Theater Kids have announced a virtual celebratory gathering, Together We Rise - Zoom In: Rise Up!, which will spotlight the incredible young people who make up RTKids.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 27- with Andre De Shields, Brenda Braxton and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 27- with Andre De Shields, Brenda Braxton and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020

Today (July 27) in live streaming: the Muny's Summer Variety Hour continues, Jim Caruso returns with Pajama Cast Party, and so much more!

BC/EFA to Stream NEXTGEN SPOTLIGHT Featuring Jelani Remy, LaChanze, Garrett Clayton a Photo BC/EFA to Stream NEXTGEN SPOTLIGHT Featuring Jelani Remy, LaChanze, Garrett Clayton and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020

The leaders of Broadway Cares' young professionals group, the NextGen Network, are hosting their first virtual fundraiser, NextGen Spotlight, at 8 pm Eastern on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Broadway Catch Up: June 23 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenowe Photo Broadway Catch Up: June 23 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Ben Photo VIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Benefit!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

Stage and screen star Fran Drescher just celebrated twenty years of being cancer-free with a virtual cabaret benefit for Cancer Schmancer. The special event will feature appearances by Broadway favorites Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and many more!

BWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Thing Photo BWW TV: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Company Come Together for 'The Way You Do the Things You Do'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

What happens when a Broadway company has to stay apart? They come together via technology! Ain't Too Proud Music Director Kenny Seymour asked the show's Classic Five Temptations as well as everyone in the orchestra send in videos performing the opening number- a?oeThe Way You Do The Things You Do.a??

Nik Walker and Matt Manuel Will Join AIN'T TOO PROUD as Otis Williams and David Ruffi Photo Nik Walker and Matt Manuel Will Join AIN'T TOO PROUD as Otis Williams and David Ruffin
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

The producers of Broadway's Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations announced today that they will welcome Hamilton alum Nik Walker and Detroit native Matt Manuel to the musical as Otis Williams and David Ruffin, respectively, beginning Friday, February 28, 2020. Derrick Baskin and Ephraim Sykes, the Tony Award® nominated original Temptations actors, will depart the production on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Photo BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24
by Noelle Hannibal - Jun 19, 2018

Matt Manuel was born and raised in Detroit, MI, 'the heart of Motown.' He got his start as a competitive gymnast. When he was 13, he had to quit gymnastics, which he says broke his heart. His mother convinced him to try a piano lesson while his brother took a voice lesson. The teacher accidentally switched their lessons, which made Manuel realize he could sing. He studied theatre in high school, but once in college, focused more on vocal performance, so he would be classically trained. He was a contestant on season 13 of AMERICAN IDOL, which jump started his career. Since then, he has never stopped working. Manuel plays Marvin Gaye in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. I had the chance to speak with him while MOTOWN recently had a tour stop in Boston, MA.

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse Photo BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - May 7, 2018

I always felt that the Beatles' songS of peace and love had as much to do with the fall of communism as much as Pres. Reagan's 1987 Berlin prouncement, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall".

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To Wilmington in May Photo MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To Wilmington in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Work Light Productions and The Playhouse on Rodney Square present MOTOWN THE MUSICAL for eight performances Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 6.

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC 4/5 - Broadway in Columbia pres Photo BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC 4/5 - Broadway in Columbia presents MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL!
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Apr 5, 2018

MOTOWN comes to town and Trustus continues its run of FUN HOME!

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Times Union Center Photo BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Times Union Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Mar 12, 2018

Motown the Musical is a musical unlike any other. The history of Motown Records takes place between 1957 and 1983. Audience members will recognize the music whether they were a part of this time period or not. I was born in 1996 and went into the production not knowing the history of Motown Records, but I could name a number of the songs included. On the other hand, there were audience members who were singing along to the entire musical and remembered moments from it. As an audience member who did not know the history of Motown, the production opened my eyes to the impact the music has had. A musical that brings generations together through music, history, and unity of humankind.

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