Singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti will make her stage debut as Dorothy in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, June 12 - July 5 at New York City Center (W. 55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). The Wiz, the 1974 rock and soul musical based on the beloved L. Frank Baum story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, with music direction by Alex Lacamoire, (the team responsible for the Tony-winning In the Heights). (more...)
The cast of Memphis made a stop at The View on December 17, 2009.
MEMPHIS stars Chad Kimball (Huey Calhoun) andMontego Glover (Felicia Farrell) with Derrick Baskin (Gator),J. Bernard Calloway (Delray Jones), James Monroe Iglehart (Bobby), Tony nominee Michael McGrath (Mr. Simmons), and Cass Morgan (Gladys Calhoun). (more...)
The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomed platinum recording artist and 2007 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks on Thursday, August 19th, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. Jordin Sparks will perform 'Breathe' from In The Heights on Thursday, August 19th on 'Live! With Regis & Kelly.' (more...)
The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomed platinum recording artist and 2007 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks on August 19th, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. To celebrate Jordin's official opening in the show, we've got the show's new official production footage featuring her, Kyle Beltran and the rest of the IN THE HEIGHTS cast! (more...)
Carla Cook, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jared Grimes and Adriane Lenox star in Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade, which opened November 18 at New York City Center and Broadway Beat got an exclusive look at the show on stage! (more...)
In an unprecedented move for a Broadway musical, Facebook users were offered exclusive access to Ghost The Musical through the show's special event, The Ghost Light Sessions on Tuesday, January 24th. The producers of Ghost The Musical are pleased to announce that this unique video from The Ghost Light Sessions is now available for viewing on the show's You Tube page. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to catch a first look at performances from stars Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy and Da'Vine Joy Randolph as well as interviews with the fantastic cast and creative team, including music legends Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and Academy Award winning writer Bruce Joel Rubin, about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway. (more...)
Ghost the Musical, beginning previews March 15th with the opening date set for April 23rd, is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue). Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand-new original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. This brand new score also includes the iconic song 'Unchained Melody,' famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
The show just released a new 'Believe' promo, and you can check it out by clicking below! (more...)
The cast and creative team just met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had you say and watch a special performance preview below! (more...)
With MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL less than two weeks away from starting previews, the cast posed for an extensive photo shoot. In this video, the stars not only don the costumes and pose, but they also discuss about this 'magical' show, including what it takes to become their characters, and how this show is 'Motown authentically on Broadway.' (more...)
'CBS Sunday Morning' host Anthony Mason sat down with Motown founder Berry Gordy to discuss his world premiere Broadway production of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL and the history of the legendary record label for a rare and exclusive profile that aired this Sunday, March 31. Watch the complete television segment below, in addition to a special web exclusive video interview about the origin of the iconic song 'Do You Love Me?'! (more...)
MOTOWNGo behind the scenes of the hit new Broadway show MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. WNBC will air a thirty minute "making of" special this Saturday, May 18that 7:00PM, featuring interviews with the stars and creative team, as well as exclusive opening night and backstage footage from the show. Tune into WNBC Channel 4 in the New York metropolitan area. (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Tony Award nominated leading lady Valisia LeKae, who stars in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, recently sat down with NBC's "The Grio" host Chris Witherspoon for a special segment on portraying the legendary Diana Ross for the first time ever on a Broadway stage and playing to standing ovations in the biggest box office hit of the season. Check out LeKae's interview below! (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's 'The Contours,' led by Broadway triple threat Eric LaJuan Summers, visited Katie Couric's new nationally syndicated afternoon talk show 'Katie' for a special performance of the Motown hit song 'Do You Love Me,' and to teach America's sweetheart 'The Mashed Potato!' Click below to watch the performance! (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's "Jackson 5," led by Raymond Luke Jr. as Michael Jackson, visited Wendy Williams' hit daytime show for a live performance of a medley of Jackson 5 songs and to give Wendy some advice for her upcoming Broadway debut in Chicago. Check out their performance and interview below! (more...)
The world is still abuzz with the news that came earlier this week- that there would be no idictment for the police officer who killed Eric Garner. Back in July, WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Gardner.
BroawayWorld brings you a video of the special demonstration below. (more...)
When artists get together, magic happens. When they get together for social issues, change happens. That is what Daniel J. Watts (Whorl Inside A Loop, After Midnight), Wilkie Ferguson (Porgy n' Bess, Post Modern Jukebox), and Nicholas Christopher (Motown, Whorl Inside A Loop) hope to achieve upon the release of a new track and concept video entitled Another One. Check it out below! (more...)