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Date Of Birth:
March 18, 1963 (57)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
Bio:
Williams initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: March 18, 1963 (57)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Bio:
Williams initially gained recognition as the first woman of African-American descent to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983. However, a scandal arose the following year when, a few weeks prior to the end of her reign, Williams learned that Penthouse ... (read complete bio)
Wake Up With BWW 1/21: Inauguration Festivities Featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Bu Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/21: Inauguration Festivities Featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Buckley, Laura Benanti, and Many More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2021

Today's top stories: videos from last night's inauguration festivities, which included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga, Laura Benanti, Keala Settle, Betty Buckley, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jessie Mueller, Ali Stroker, James Monroe Iglehart, and many more!

VIDEO: Broadway Celebrates Biden with A Moving Mashup of RENT and HAIR! Photo VIDEO: Broadway Celebrates Biden with A Moving Mashup of RENT and HAIR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021

Tonight, many of Broadway's brightest stars united to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with a medley of the classic showtunes 'Seasons of Love' from Rent and 'Let the Sunshine In' from Hair. 

Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, Christy Altomare, and More Join The S Photo Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, Christy Altomare, and More Join The Seth Concert Series Lineup
by Team BWW - Jan 19, 2021

Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, and Christy Altomare are the latest Broadway stars to join Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, and Jessica Vosk on The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, January 18- with Kelli O'Hara, ​Vanessa Williams and Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, January 18- with Kelli O'Hara, ​Vanessa Williams and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2021

Today (January 18) in live streaming: Kelli O'Hara sings with Seth Rudetsky, BAM celebrates MLK Day, and more!

VIDEO: Center Theatre Group Gathers Artists to Recite Martin Luther King's 'I Have a  Photo VIDEO: Center Theatre Group Gathers Artists to Recite Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2021

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, twenty one artists and arts leaders recite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary I Have A Dream speech.

First Episode Of NOT A MOMENT, BUT A MOVEMENT Features Angelica Cheri's Play CROWNDA Photo First Episode Of NOT A MOMENT, BUT A MOVEMENT Features Angelica Cheri's Play CROWNDATION; I WILL NOT LIE TO DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021

Center Theatre Group launches Not a Moment, But a Movement, a series of events that amplify and center Black artists.

Jessica Vosk Brings All New Show To THE SETH CONCERT SERIES January 24 Photo Jessica Vosk Brings All New Show To THE SETH CONCERT SERIES January 24
by Team BWW - Jan 15, 2021

Jessica Vosk is the latest Broadway star to join The Seth Concert Series!

Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver and More From GREY'S ANATOMY Photo Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver and More From GREY'S ANATOMY to Unite on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021

Paging the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital!  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that some of our favorite Seattle-based surgeons will join them on “Stars In The House” on Thursday, January 14 at 8pm ET. 

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Stanley Wayne Mathis Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Stanley Wayne Mathis
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 4, 2021

Today's episode features stage and screen star Stanley Wayne Mathis, who last appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon.

The Cast of THE WALTONS to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo The Cast of THE WALTONS to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

New Year, New Reunion!  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the new year will bring with it new “Stars In The House” reunions of some of the most beloved casts from stage and screen, beginning with “The Waltons” on Thursday, January 7 at 8PM ET. 

VIDEO: BD Wong on His Involvement in the 'Georgia On My Mind' Rendition in Honor of t Photo VIDEO: BD Wong on His Involvement in the 'Georgia On My Mind' Rendition in Honor of the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021

Broadway's BD Wong recently appeared on MSNBC Live: Weekends, to talk about his appearance in the recently-released rendition of 'Georgia On My Mind' to mark the first day of voting for the January 5th Georgia Senate runoff elections.

Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Rel Photo Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Relief Efforts Of BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2020

Broadway's Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams will make special appearances during tonight's broadcast of “NBC's New Year's Eve 2021” to encourage donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' national efforts addressing hunger and food insecurity.

'I Might Have Been Queen' (And Other Things I Didn't Mention Before) One Of The Most  Photo 'I Might Have Been Queen' (And Other Things I Didn't Mention Before) One Of The Most Honored LGBT Non-Fiction Books Of 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2020

Since the 1980's, Brian Edwards - multi-award-winning celebrity talent executive, producer, writer and occasional performer - has worked with many of the biggest names in show business. A brief sampling includes: Donna Summer, Joan Rivers, Cindy Crawford, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Farrah Fawcett, Shirley Jones, Naomi Judd, and Vanessa Williams.

BWW Blog: What's the Best Broadway Can Be? Photo BWW Blog: What's the Best Broadway Can Be?
by Student Blogger: Isabella Schiavon - Dec 21, 2020

For my final blog post of 2020, I want to write about the future. More specifically, the future of Broadway.

Kelli O'Hara, Wayne Brady, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus and More Join The Se Photo Kelli O'Hara, Wayne Brady, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus and More Join The Seth Concert Series in January 2021
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that five award-winning stars of the stage and screen will join the January 2021 line-up of The Seth Concert Series, the live weekly series based on Seth Rudetsky’s international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown ten years ago.

Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Ann Reinking Photo Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Ann Reinking
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020

Read what theatre stars from across social media are saying about the passing of Ann Reinking.

NBC's ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY Raises $3,051,297 For Broadway Cares Photo NBC's ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY Raises $3,051,297 For Broadway Cares
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020

Last week, NBC aired its primetime special “One Night Only: The Best of Broadway.' The program raised a total of $3,051,297 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Audra McDonald and More Release ' Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Audra McDonald and More Release 'Georgia On My Mind' Single
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices’ Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and music video of “Georgia On My Mind” to mark the first day of voting for the January 5th Georgia Senate runoff elections.  

Norm Lewis to Appear on Upcoming Episode of American Repertory Theater's THE LUNCH RO Photo Norm Lewis to Appear on Upcoming Episode of American Repertory Theater's THE LUNCH ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020

American Repertory Theater announced today that Broadway star Norm Lewis (ExtraOrdinary special guest, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) will be the guest on the December 29 episode of The Lunch Room, the theater’s virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders. The live hour of curated conversation and interactive Q&A begins at 12PM.

VIDEO: Watch The Full ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY Special, Featuring JAGGED  Photo VIDEO: Watch The Full ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY Special, Featuring JAGGED LITTLE PILL, MEAN GIRLS, RENT, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Did you miss out on the show, or just want to relive all of your favorite performances? The full special is now available to stream on NBC.com!

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