Date of Birth: August 21, 1949 (70)

Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA
VIDEO: Netflix Shares Inside The Writers Room Of FAMILY REUNION ClipVIDEO: Netflix Shares Inside The Writers Room Of FAMILY REUNION Clip
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2019

Family Reunion writers Adrienne Carter, Anthony C. Hill, Sa'Rah Jones and Hank Jones discuss their collective experiences bringing to life Loretta Devine's M'Dear, the dualities that come with living in a racial America and reaching back to help new writers break into Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: OWN Shares the Trailer for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS_VIDEO: OWN Shares the Trailer for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS_
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2018

Michele Weaver (“Illicit”) and Will Catlett (“Black Lightning”) star in OWN's new romantic drama “Love Is__,” from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (“Girlfriends,” Being Mary Jane,” “The Game”) and Salim Akil (“Black Lightning”). Set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, “Love Is__” follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later -- a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with The Stars Of S.T.A.G.E. 2016
by Michael Sterling - Jun 28, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine Talk 35th Anniversary of DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine talk about the 35th Anniversary of DREAMGIRLS at the Ford Theatre, July 10th at 8pm.  Watch the video posted on their Facebook page below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph Grab Breakfast, Talk 'UNDER THE STARS' Concert
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliady and Sheryl Lee Ralph grabbed breakfast and chatted on Facebook Live about their upcoming concert in Los Angeles. Check out what they had to say in the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Learn the 'Arctic Shake' in All-New NORM OF THE NORTH Clip
by Movies News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Learn the “Arctic Shake” in this all-new clip with Norm before he heads to theaters in the heart-warming family adventure NORM OF THE NORTH on JANUARY 15, 2016! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Hal Linden, Peter Marshall, Doris Roberts, James Barbour and More in Actors Fund's TRADITION
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY withMichael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' tonight, November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT ONLY Cast Sings 'Hello, Dolly!' with Carol Channing at the McCallum
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2013

Michael Childers' ONE NGHT ONLY performed on April 24 at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts, with special guest Carol Channing. Watch the cast sing 'Hello, Dolly!' below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Love Hewitt Belts it Out In CLIENT LIST Promo
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2013

'Riley Parks' is back!! Lifetime's hit drama series THE CLIENT LIST, starring and executive produced by Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Jennifer Love Hewitt, will return for its long-awaited second season on Sunday, March 10, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Leading up to THE CLIENT LIST's return, Lifetime will air mini-marathons of the series' first season on Sunday, March 3, and Sunday, the 10th. Last year THE CLIENT LIST propelled Lifetime to number one in the Sunday 10:00pm time period among Women 18+. In the video below, Jennifer Love Hewitt sings a special 'Woman' promo for the show. The video is currently #6 on iTunes. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 2012 BET AWARDS Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2012

In honor of the untimely passing of music icon Whitney Houston, the 2012 BET AWARDS pulled together an unprecedented pairing of today's divas, family members, friends, and cast mates for an emotional tribute that even brought BET AWARDS 12 double-winner Beyonce to tears. View the moving tribute to Whitney Houston below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Loretta Devine Talks WAITING TO EXHALE, CLIENT LIST, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2012

Stage and screen star Loretta Devine recently visited ABC's 'What's the Buzz,' where she chatted about her current projects, which include GREY'S ANATOMY, THE CLIENT LIST, and more. Additionally, Devine revealed that there is talk about making a sequel to 1995's 'Waiting to Exhale,' which she starred in with Whitney Houston. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Visits WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2012

Josh Young, who is starring as 'Judas' in Broadway's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR after originating the role in both the Startford and La Jolla productions of the show, visited Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' last night where he acted as bar tender for guests Ana Gasteyer and Loretta Devine. Check out his appearance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/20- DREAMGIRLS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2011

30 years ago today, Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The production was directed by Michael Bennett, produced by Bennett, Bob Avian, Geffen Records, and The Shubert Organization, and choreographed by Bennett and Michael Peters. It starred Sheryl Lee Ralph as Deena Jones, Jennifer Holliday as Effie White, Loretta Devine as Lorrell Robinson, Ben Harney as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Cleavant Derricks as James 'Thunder' Early, and Obba Babatundé as C. C. White. Dreamgirls proved to be a star-making vehicle for several of its performers, particularly Holliday, whose performance as Effie received significant praise. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Season 4 of Logo's RUPAUL's DRAG RACE Premiering 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

RUPAUL's DRAG RACE returns with a fresh, fun and fabulous fourth season as 13 glorious queens go heel-to-heel as they compete for the title of 'America's Next Drag Superstar.' The 90-minute premiere kicks off Monday, January 30 at 9 PM ET/PT on Logo (the series' regular timeslot), followed by a new season of the behind-the-scenes fan favorite 'Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race' at 10:30 PM ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks DREAMGIRLS, Jennifer Holliday & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2011

At the recent DIVAS Simply Singing fundraiser for the Foundation, Sheryl reminisced on the 30th anniversary of the Broadway production, watching Jennifer Holliday perform for the first time and the possibility of a 'One Night Only' Dreamgirls Broadway reunion with original stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday. Hear what she had to say below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jane Lynch Opens the Emmys with 'TV is a Vast Wonderland!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2011

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards were last night, September 18. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett, the 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS were hosted by GLEE's Jane Lynch, who kicked the night off with a fabulous production number choreographed by Marguerite Derricks. Titled 'TV is a Vast Wonderland,' the song was written by Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum, who also wrote the opening number from this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's CRY BABY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2010

The L.A. Times reports that Tyler Perry's latest film 'For Colored Girls' will open this November. Watch the trailer for a sneak peek at the star-studded cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sam Harris - Divas Simply Singing: Backstage and On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2009

In this video Sam takes you behind the scenes during the show where you meet a few cast members along the way. (more...)

BWW TV: Upright's West Side Stories: 'Spring Awakening' Opens in LA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com, the premiere theatre site on the internet, is proud to continue its newest offering in the streaming video space. 'Upright's West Side Stories' chronicles the adventures Upright Cabaret producer/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel as they travel the left coast in search of great theatre... and a few cocktails. (more...)