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Date Of Birth:
December 08, 1925
Date Of Death:
May 16, 1990 (64)
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Date of Birth: December 08, 1925
Date of Death: May 16, 1990 (64)
Showtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up SpecialShowtime Presents EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA Stand-Up Special
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Veteran entertainer Eddie Griffin is back for his third SHOWTIME comedy special, EDDIE GRIFFIN: E-NIGGMA, premiering on Friday, December 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long special is filmed at the restored, historic landmark Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, home to many iconic performers including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Lena Horne. Griffin's unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience. Through his quick wit and a fiery rhetoric, Griffin flexes his perspective on a number of personal family situations and real-world issues while teaching sociopolitical and hypothetical history lessons along the way. (more...)

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat “King” Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, “This is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!” (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGOVIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2019

This week, theatre legend Ben Verseen stopped in at the WBGO studio for a performance of 'What A Wonderful World'. Check out video of the song below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLEVIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat 'King' Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.' Cole's hit songs, such as 'Nature Boy,' 'It's a Good Day' and 'Smile,' underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America's color barrier in the early days of television. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, January 29- SWEET CHARITY Dreams Her Dream on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2018

Today we remember the groundbreaking original production of Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity, which opened on Broadway on this day in 1966. (more...)

VIDEO: Chaz Wolcott Choreographs 'Gonna Build a Mountain' For Gypsy of the Year 2017VIDEO: Chaz Wolcott Choreographs 'Gonna Build a Mountain' For Gypsy of the Year 2017
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2017

At the 29th Annual Gypsy of the year Competition, Chaz Wolcott directed and choreographed a special uplifting number set to Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of Gonna Build a Mountain. The piece showed the irresistible and infectious power of one passionate actor's efforts (Tony D'Alelio) in making a difference with Broadway Cares. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's Record-Breaking 2017 GYPSY OF THE YEARVIDEO: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's Record-Breaking 2017 GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out!VIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2017

The world premiere of LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE is running now through December 3 at People's Light Theatre. When his groundbreaking NBC variety show failed to attract a national sponsor, Nat 'King' Cole famously declared that 'Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.' In this theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon,Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregorimagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast, and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.' (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The DuplexAFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

On Today, November 25th at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (On 7th Ave), Tap luminary, Brian Davis, takes classic American Song and Dance and mixes it with a contemporary flair. (more...)

Remembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry BockRemembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry Bock
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF composer Jerry Bock passed away last night, at the age of 81. This comes just one week after the passing of FIDDLER bookwriter Joseph Stein. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The DuplexAFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Returns for TAPTASTIC! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

On Saturday, November 25th at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street (On 7th Ave), Tap luminary, Brian Davis, takes classic American Song and Dance and mixes it with a contemporary flair. (more...)

VIDEO: Triple Threat Jared Grimes Shares Music Video for New Single 'Hang Awhile'VIDEO: Triple Threat Jared Grimes Shares Music Video for New Single 'Hang Awhile'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Triple Threat Jared Grimes premieres his 4th single and music video, 'Hang Awhile', and it is sure to get your foot tapping! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE MEVIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below! (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Brian Davis Set for TAPTASTIC! at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Metropolitan Room presents the NYC premiere of 'TAPTASTIC!', the tap dance cabaret starring Brian Davis (After Midnight Norwegian Escape, Showtime at the Apollo) and featuring Pamela Yasutake (Broadway's Shuffle Along, Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies) on April 24 at 9:30PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/16- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek At Julian Ovenden's New Album!
by Stage Tube - Feb 29, 2016

Julian Ovenden is not who you think he is. Sure, you'll have seen him a lot on television including Foyle's War and as the scheming Charles Blake in Downton Abbey, but his new album, Be My Love (released April 22nd on East West Records), is the culmination of 33 years of musical training. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/15- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Chats New 'My Dream Duets' Album on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Music icon Barry Manilow stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss his latest album, 'My Dream Duets,' which features collaborations with late music legends like Whitney Houston, John Denver and Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks About Creation of New Album 'My Dream Duets'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

In the video below, Barry Manilow candidly talks about the creation of his new album, MY DREAM DUETS. (more...)

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