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New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Black Violin CLASSIC BOOM Tour Comes to Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Black Violin has announced their US Classical Boom Tour, which kicks off on Aug. 23 in Martha's Vineyard, MA. The 29 market tour is a follow up to the successful Unity tour, which saw 28 sold-out public performances. The tour will make a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center on Saturday, October 28 for one performance only at 7:30 pm. Tickets are currently on sale at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org. Groups 10 or more including student groups should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x201 or x213. This special event is presented by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Black Arts MKE. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 24
by Audition Roundup - Sep 24, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 24, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

JAG Productions Announces Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Join the company for an evening of food, fashion & fun in collaboration with Revolution's Fall Fashion Show! Proceeds of the $75 per person tab help support events scheduled by JAG Productions for its 2017-2018 season! (more...)

Rachel Tucker, Brittain Ashford, WEST SIDE STORY 60th Anniversary Celebration and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Rachel Tucker, a West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration, Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger, Gloria Reuben, Brittain Ashford and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 17
by Audition Roundup - Sep 17, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 17, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Samantha Joy Pearlman and Friends Sing THE MUSIC OF REGINA SPEKTOR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Samantha Joy Pearlman in Summer in the City: The Music of Regina Spektor on May 5th, 2017 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Releases Remix Package for New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

“Remember Me” is available now at all digital and streaming platforms worldwide. Watch Jennifer Hudson's performance of her new single “Remember Me”on Ellen. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Slays New Single 'Remember Me' on THE VOICE UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, premiered 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, last night on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK, where she is currently in her first season as a coach. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'Remember Me' Premieres Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, will premiere 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, tonight, March 5th, on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK, where she is currently in her first season as a coach. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Mar 31, 2017

celebrates genius of songwriter and performer Louis Jordan (more...)

Jennifer Hudson To Premiere New Epic Records Single 'Remember Me' On The Voice UK Sunday Night, March 5th, Single Available Now At All Digital And Streaming Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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FIRST LISTEN: Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, will premiere 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, this Sunday night, March 5th, on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK (more...)

USA Network Pilot UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE AND TUPAC Announces Additional Casting
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The new pilot from Universal Cable Productions has filled the roles of Sean “Puffy” Combs, Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace, and wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Sharitha Golden. LUKE JAMES is set to play Sean “Puffy” Combs, the young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls. (more...)

Announcing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BARE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On January 30, 2017, Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre launched a test-run of Stripped Bare, a new arts incubator project that gives artists a space to create and produce new work. Designed for early-career artists, Stripped Bare focuses on projects that emphasize words and ideas, with minimal technical elements. For this first year, the program was available by invitation only. Invitations were sent to Atlanta-based artists who had at least one paid professional credit, but had not originated or created more than five professional projects. They were asked to submit proposals. Two winning projects were selected: (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)

Donica Lynn to Present 5th Annual TODAY'S A GOOD DAY - WALK WITH ME Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Donica Lynn announces the fifth annual benefit concert Today's a Good Day-Walk With Me at 8:00pm on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave. All proceeds from tickets sales, donations, and raffle will be donated equally to the American Cancer Society and the American Brain Tumor Association. (more...)

The Justice Theater Project Presents Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Justice Theater Project (JTP) presents the final of three shows focusing on fair wage, economic justice, and the working class, and the annual production of our holiday show, 'Black Nativity'. (more...)

VIDEO: THE GREAT COMET's Lulu Fall Enlists Denee Benton and More for 'Pretty For A Dark Girl' Single
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

D.C.-born vocalist/composer Lulu Fall, actress in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and Kris Johnson, director of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah; trumpeter, soloist, and arranger with the Count Basie Orchestra, have just released the music video and single for 'Pretty For A Dark Girl' from their upcoming album 'The Unpaved Road,' which will be out via Artist Centric Music, LLC on August 22, 2017. Fellow 'Great Comet' star Denee Benton is also featured in the video - check it out below! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

2Scoops to Bring LEGALLY OBLIG8TED to Joe's Pub Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 9
by Audition Roundup - Jul 9, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 9, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound Announce Composers, Directors for 2017 Music and Sound Design Labs
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs, which return to the legendary Skywalker Sound Facilities for the fifth year. (more...)

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Black Theatre Troupe announces its 2017-18 season with an arresting array of theatrical tales that chronicle the African American experience. From musicals to drama, Black Theatre Troupe presents works that will touch the heart and stir your spirit! (more...)

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble (BAE) is proud to name Sheri Williams Pannell as its new Artistic Director.  A stage director, playwright, theatre educator and performer, Pannell is a long-standing member of the Milwaukee theatre community. With Pannell's tenure also comes a new residency with Black Arts MKE. 'Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with Milwaukee Repertory Theater over the past two years,' said Williams Pannell. 'Collaboration helps make theater happen, especially for relatively new companies like BAE. We are grateful to the Rep for their support and mentorship. Yet, the most challenging aspect of theater is fundraising and audience development. We believe Black Arts MKE's commitment to making local African American arts institutions more financially sound and capable of reaching a larger audience is essential to our growth and survival.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup - Jul 16, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Sustaining Black Theatre in the Upper Valley: A Conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join us for a conversation with Jarvis Antonio Green, Founding Artistic Director of JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts.This community event will be a meaningful look behind the scenes at the founding of JAG Productions, a chance to hear Jarvis' story and path to its founding, and a glimpse at what the theatre company is working on for the second season! (more...)

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW Opens at The Armory Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

His Eye is on the Sparrow, Larry Parr's stirring one-woman musical that celebrates the life of groundbreaking artist Ethel Waters, opens at The Armory on February 10, with previews beginning February 4 and performances running through March 19. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The SOURCE Theatre Company to Celebrate Eulipions & Shadow Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

Marsha Mason-Led WATCH ON THE RHINE Starts Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Arena Stage presents Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance today, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Dominion Entertainment To Bring New Play A LESSON BEFORE DYING to Atlanta This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Known for its annual holiday hit 'Black Nativity,' Dominion Entertainment Group, LLC (DEG) is bringing a critically acclaimed production to Greater Atlanta this summer. From August 24 - September 3, 'A Lesson Before Dying' will run at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur, Georgia. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

Ko-Thi Dance Company presents M'BEMBA BANGOURA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Ko-Thi Dance Company kicks off its 49th season with a Master Teacher Artist Residency taught by renowned dancer and musician M'Bemba Bangoura at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 6th. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Takes Us to Church with Performance of Her Favorite Hymn
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Sandy Wexler' star Jennifer Hudson showed off her immaculate range with one of her favorite church hymns, 'Talk About a Child'. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Premieres Music Video for New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson premieres the video for"Remember Me," her brand new single on Epic Records.  (more...)

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