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VIDEO: Tony-Winner Andre De Shields and Garth Kravits Cover 'Bring It On Home To Me' Photo VIDEO: Tony-Winner Andre De Shields and Garth Kravits Cover 'Bring It On Home To Me'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

Bev's Girl Films is presenting Yin & Yang, aka André De Shields and Garth Kravits, putting their own spin on the Sam Cooke R & B classic, 'Bring It On Home To Me,' accompanied by Andrew Gutauskas on saxophone.

Santino Fontana, Linda Lavin, Lilli Cooper & More to Appear on VIRTUAL HALSTON Photo Santino Fontana, Linda Lavin, Lilli Cooper & More to Appear on VIRTUAL HALSTON
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

VIRTUAL HALSTON, a new early cocktail hour live-stream broadcast starring comic actress Julie Halston on Fridays at 5 p.m., has announced a fresh lineup of guest stars who will join Ms. Halston each week, starting with TOOTSIE Tony nominee Lilli Cooper on Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. (EDT)

BWW Previews: Julie Halston Joins Family Of Live Streaming Artists With The Premiere  Photo BWW Previews: Julie Halston Joins Family Of Live Streaming Artists With The Premiere of VIRTUAL HALSTON
by Stephen Mosher - May 12, 2020

Broadway, off-Broadway and Cabaret great Julie Halston readies herself for a new adventure in online entertainment with VIRTUAL HALSTON.

Julie Halston To Launch Weekly Livestreamed Talk Show,  Mario Cantone to Appear as Fi Photo Julie Halston To Launch Weekly Livestreamed Talk Show, Mario Cantone to Appear as First Guest
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

Julie Halston is coming to a laptop near you! After ranting and raving on stages and cocktail parties, the comedy queen will launch 'Virtual Halston,' a weekly half-hour gab-fest spotlighting her famous friends.

VIDEO: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Honors André De Shields and Mikhail Baryshniko Photo VIDEO: Boston Conservatory at Berklee Honors André De Shields and Mikhail Baryshnikov
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020

In two virtual commencement celebrations earlier today, Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young presented honorary doctorates to Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner André De Shields and dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov.

André De Shields to Be Honored at Victory Gardens Theater October Gala Photo André De Shields to Be Honored at Victory Gardens Theater October Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater announced plans for its 30th annual premier fundraising event, The Chicago Stories Gala on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The gala will honor the indomitable human spirit we all share at the not-to-be-missed evening celebrating the resilience of theater, the city of Chicago, and its remarkable leaders.

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

Bucks County Playhouse Presents PLAYHOUSE LIVE Featuring Julie Halston and More Photo Bucks County Playhouse Presents PLAYHOUSE LIVE Featuring Julie Halston and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

While in-person live performances are waiting in the wings, Bucks County Playhouse is presenting Playhouse Live! -- the free live-streaming variety show on Sundays at 7 p.m. This week, Sunday April 19, the Playhouse will feature its popular story-telling series, 'Word of Mouth' hosted by renowned storyteller, Michaela Murphy, and more.

Photo Flash: André De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS To The Old School Square's Photo Photo Flash: André De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS To The Old School Square's Crest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

The Broadway Cabaret series presented Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner André De Shields on March 9th and 10th at Old School Square's Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, Fl. 

Photo Flash: Julie Halston Returns To Birdland Photo Photo Flash: Julie Halston Returns To Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

By Popular Demand, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Julie Halston to the stage.  This special one-night-only event, entitled “Judge Julie Presiding” took place on February 3 at Birdland, located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.  The sold-out house was left helpless with laughter, thanks to Ms. Halston's rants, raves and readings!

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Andre De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS to Lincoln Cent Photo Photo Flash: Tony Winner Andre De Shields Brings OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS to Lincoln Center American Songbook Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Hadestown star André De Shields took his Lincoln Center's American Songbook concert series audience to church with his new show, Old Dawg; New Tricks on the Appel Stage in New York on January 29.

Michael Potts and Jennifer Sánchez to Perform Love Poetry in LET LIGHTNING SET US ON Photo Michael Potts and Jennifer Sánchez to Perform Love Poetry in LET LIGHTNING SET US ON FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Emotive Fruition (Artistic Director, Thomas Dooley) has announced a live poetry event, LET LIGHTNING SET US ON FIRE, a one-night-only staged reading celebrating Valentine's Day with dramatic poems of modern love.

Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland Photo Julie Halston, Michael Longoria and More Are Coming to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 

André De Shields Will Replace Tommy Tune For Performance at Old School Square's Cres Photo André De Shields Will Replace Tommy Tune For Performance at Old School Square's Crest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Tommy Tune's anticipated performance scheduled for this year at Old School Square's Crest Theatre has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. André De Shields will proudly be presented in his place.

February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Photo February 2020 Lineup Announced At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. Internationally recognized trumpeter Rachel Therrien, the Seth Weaver Big Band, and The Voice contestant Melinda Rose Rodriguez will also be performing upstairs. 

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Philip Pearlstein, and Sandra DiPasqua Receive 2019 F Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Philip Pearlstein, and Sandra DiPasqua Receive 2019 Father George Moore Artistic Impact Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019

Three-time Tony Award winning Director Jack O'Brien presented Actor André De Shields, who celebrated the 50th year of his acting career in 2019 by scoring his first Tony Award, for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Hermes in Hadestown, with the 2019 Father George Moore Artistic Impact Award at Encore Ovation – A Celebration of Aging Through Art at Sardi's on November 18. O'Brien directed De Shields in The Full Monty and Impression on Broadway.

The York Theatre Company Announces Lineup For Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honoring A Photo The York Theatre Company Announces Lineup For Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honoring Andre De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers at the 28th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala who will honor 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

Photo Flash: André De Shields, Leslie Jordan And Stacey Friedman Honored At SAGE Awa Photo Photo Flash: André De Shields, Leslie Jordan And Stacey Friedman Honored At SAGE Awards & Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

Emmy and Tony Award–winning actor André De Shields, currently starring in Hadestown, received the Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award at the sold-out SAGE Awards & Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street on October 21.

Andre De Shields Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at SAGE 2019 Gala Photo Andre De Shields Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at SAGE 2019 Gala
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019

Andre De Shields will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 SAGE Gala. The gala will take place on October 21.

Photo Flash: HADESTOWN Star André De Shields Receives 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Ac Photo Photo Flash: HADESTOWN Star André De Shields Receives 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Emmy and 2019 Tony Award-winning actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, playwright and educator André De Shields received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award.

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