Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk

Opened: November 3, 1995
Closing: January 28, 1996

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk - 1995 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk is a musical that debuted Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater in 1995 and moved to Broadway in 1996. The show was conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe, and featured music by Daryl Waters, Zane Mark and Ann Duquesnay; lyrics by Reg E. Gaines, George C. Wolfe and Ann Duquesnay; and a book by Reg E. Gaines.

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Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

Cris Eli Blak, Emma Denson, and More Among Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2023 Winners by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 24, 2023

The festival officially kicked off at Joe's Pub on May 5th and began performances on Wednesday, June 7th when two-time Tony Award winner Savion Glover and Tony Award and Grammy Award Nominee Reg E. Gaines came together for a conversation about theater and their Tony Winning Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk musical.

Stage Managers' Association Reveals Honorees For the Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2023

The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management.  The distinguished 2023 honorees are theatrical production stage managers John M. Atherlay and Gwen Gilliam, and opera production stage manager Brett Finley. 

SONGBOOK SUNDAYS At Jazz at Lincoln Center Continues With SAVIN' MY LOVE FOR FATS WALLER, June 11 by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2023

Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's with SAVIN' MY LOVE FOR FATS WALLER on Sunday, June 11th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy's Club.  

Review: reg e gaines & SAVION GLOVER Create a Sonata in Jazz With IF TRANE WUZ HERE at Joe's Pub by Ricky Pope - May 8, 2023

It is not surprising that playwright and spoken-word artist, reg e gaines and legendary tap dancer Savion Glover chose Coltrane to create a show around. Both gaines and Glover have pushed their art forms into brave new territory like Coltrane did

Broadway Stage Managers Beverly Jenkins and Andrea Saraffian to Join NYCCT Meet the Parent Discussion by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2023

New York City Children's Theater (NYCCT) - will host their third live stream of the MEET THE PARENT discussion series for their 26th season, hosted by Broadway actress ANIKA LARSEN with guests BEVERLY JENKINS and ANDREA SARAFFIAN.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Kicks Off Next Month by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2023

The DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL will present 16 plays (nine shorts and seven one-acts.) The festival kicks off on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 when Savion Glover and Reg E. Gaines (Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk) make a much-anticipated return to The Public Theater with the centerpiece production If Trane Wuz Here. 

People of All Faiths Welcome to St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery's GOOD FRIDAY BLUES Service by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 1, 2023

Staying true to its long history and commitment to justice and mercy through worship and the arts, poetry, dance, and historic preservation, St. Mark’s Church In-The-Bowery has announced plans for its annual Good Friday Blues on Friday, April 7th noon to 3:00 p.m.

Lauren Patten, Ciara Renee, and More Will Lead THE LONELY FEW at Geffen Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its world premiere musical The Lonely Few, with book by Rachel Bonds (Sundown, Yellow Moon; Michael & Edie), music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak (A Crossing, Galileo), and directed by Trip Cullman (Choir Boy, Significant Other) and Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Mr. Saturday Night). The Lonely Few is produced in association with FourthWall Theatrical (This American Wife, Jagged Little Pill).

Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC Kick-Starts With Jazzmeia Horn, Fantasia, Savion Glover, and More! by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the exciting line-up of the highly anticipated TD James Moody Jazz Festival. This year's program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more. 

Theater Resources Unlimited Virtual Audition Technique And Protocol Workshops Plus Event Q&A In Preparation For The TRU Audition by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces two virtual Audition Technique and Protocol Workshops, which will be presented by longtime casting director Jamibeth Margolis on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 7pm-9pm and by agent Valerie Adami and casting director Bob Kale on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 7pm-9pm over Zoom.

Tony Winners Dee Dee Bridgewater and Savion Glover Debut New Collaboration in at NJPAC November by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Icons Dee Dee Bridgewater and Savion Glover come together in both solo sets and together for an evening of jazz, dance, and improvisation like you’ve never seen before. Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.

TRU to Present 'Meet The Coaches' Workshop To Prepare Actors For TRU Virtual Audition And All Auditions by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited will present Meet the Coaches, during which actors can meet more than 10 monologue and music coaches, plus accompanists, who will share their methods and then meet individuals in breakout rooms.

NJPAC Announces 2022-23 Season of Dance Including Premieres, Company Anniversaries, and Jazz Collaborations by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced its upcoming 2022-23 season of dance including several anniversary celebrations and world premieres. The fall season begins with two shows melding dance and jazz music: famed Newark-born tap artist and dancemaker Savion Glover collaborates with jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater (Nov 12)  followed by new works by New Jersey-based Carolyn Dorfman Dance featuring a live performance by renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter (Nov 16).

The 11th TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC Announces Artist Line-up by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the exciting line-up of the highly anticipated TD James Moody Jazz Festival. This year's program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more.   

Photos: Inside the Two-Night Presentation Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL at Carnegie Hall by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Producers Richard Bell, N’Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts and LBlakes Partners, recently presented “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall. Check out photos here!

Photos: Meet The Company Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

“The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall comes to Carnegie Hall this month. Meet the company in the photos here!

THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL Announced At Zankel Hall At Carnegie Hall by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022

Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Darron Hayes, Bobbi Mackenzie & More to Star in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU: AN ODE TO BLACK MUSICALS VOL. 2 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Make Them Hear You: An Ode to Black Musicals Vol. 2. On Monday, July 11, 2022, paying homage to Black Musicals written by Black Creatives.

World Premiere Immersive Play TRY THIS ON FOR ME to be Presented Off-Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists announced the world premiere production of TRY THIS ON FOR ME, a new full-length immersive play created by ensemble member Lee LeBreton with collaborators Anooj Bhandari and Nicole Hill, directed by Dan Rogers. 

Arts Garage In Delray Beach Brings Back Live Theatre With Two Raw, Revealing Productions In May by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022

At a time when economic distress, racial stigmas, and gender confusion continue to challenge the nation, Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, is proud to announce two upcoming productions—raw, revealing, empowering—that are bringing live theater back to Pineapple Grove.

New York City Center Announces Departure of Music Director Rob Berman by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler announced today that Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will step down following the 2022 Encores! season at New  York City Center. 

Cast Announced For Reading of DOT at Westport Country Playhouse by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse announces casting for the Script in Hand play reading of the comedy/drama “Dot,” on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

Saint Aubyn Will Lead PERSONALITY: The Lloyd Price Musical; Full Casting Announced! by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Casting has been announced for the People's Light World Premiere production of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical, celebrating the life, career and unforgettable songs of trailblazing Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Lloyd Price (1933-2021). 

FOR COLORED BOYZ Will Have a Showcase at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2022

As Ntozake Shange's FOR COLORED GIRLS prepares for its Broadway run, award-winning Houston-based playwright Bryan-Keyth Wilson's Choreopoem FOR COLORED BOYZ has been selected to showcase at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in New York City.

Award-Winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Appears On STOPTIME: LIVE IN THE MOMENT Podcast by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 26, 2022

Paul Tazewell sits down to speak with host Lisa Hopkins on STOPTIME: Live in the Moment. In this rare and intimate conversation, the award winning designer digs deep into what it means to be Paul Tazewell, his journey as an artist, embracing all parts of who you are, and the importance of fearing less and 'trusting more in the energy of living'.

VIDEO: Watch a Costume Featurette From WEST SIDE STORY Featuring Paul Tazewell by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022

A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.

92Y to Present Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia & Guests by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s 2021-22 Mainstage Series continues on Thursday, December 16 with Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia & Guests . It’s billed as an evening of tap but that understated description is unlikely to adequately cover what’s in store.

Dominique Kelley Appears On STOPTIME Podcast by Gigi Gervais - Nov 14, 2021

Dominique Kelley has been named one of the most promising up and coming choreographers of his generation. In this episode of STOPTIME:Live in the Moment, host and life coach Lisa Hopkins speaks with Dominique about his career thus far.

Variety Life Productions Presents MIDSUMMER: A SHAKESPEARIENCE by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021

Variety Life Productions presents MIDSUMMER: A SHAKESPEARIENC, opening October 13 at Loft 51, 625 W 51st Street, NYC. Learn how to get tickets and more on the show.

Stanley Wayne Mathis to Present Virtual Reading of PREACHIN' TO THE CHOIR/AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021

Veteran Broadway actor and playwright, Stanley Wayne Mathis will present a virtual reading of his new play, Preachin' to the Choir/An Inconvenient Truth, on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30pm/EST:

Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Honors by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Announces 2021 Dance Research Fellows by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts's Jerome Robbins Dance Division has selected its new class of Dance Research Fellows. Selected from a robust pool of applicants, these researchers and dance artists will explore the complex relationship between dance and democracy.

SPEAKEASY - TIMES SQUARE to Open at Bond45 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Holly-Anne Devlin has announced the premiere of Speakeasy - Times Square, an all-in-one immersive supper club experience that combines lavish performances with a deliciously decadent drink, dinner, and nightclub experience. Speakeasy sets up summer residency at Times Square’s legendary eatery Bond45 in the Hotel Ediso

Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Dormeshia Announced as the Recipient of the 2021 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

Jacob’s Pillow has announced Dormeshia as the recipient of the 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. The Award, presented each year to an artist of exceptional vision and achievement, carries a cash prize of $25,000 which the artist can use in any way they wish.

DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL is Offering Free Tickets To Vaccinated Patrons This Month by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (Reg E. Gaines, artistic director; Creative Ammo Inc., producer) today announced its 19th year of new works for the stage by 16 playwrights at the Abron Arts Center (466 Grand Street, New York City) from Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. For the first time, theatre tickets will be free of charge.

NYPL Billy Rose Theatre Division Will Celebrate 90 Years with I'M STILL HERE Virtual Benefit by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 

NYU Presents 'The Future of Broadway and the Path to Reopening' by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021

Join New York University’s School of Global Public Health, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development for an exclusive virtual conversation with a panel of arts, public health, and audience development experts discussing Broadway's unprecedented shutdown and the wider implications of reopening.

Full Cast Announced for AMAS - YOU LOVE! A HEART TO HEART VIRTUAL CELEBRATION by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021

Amas Musical Theatre has announced the full cast for Amas – You Love!: A Heart to Heart Virtual Celebration, its upcoming virtual benefit gala commemorating the company’s 52nd Anniversary, on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7pm with Honorary Chair, Grammy Award-winning Latin recording artist and activist Rubén Blades.

George C. Wolfe Earns PEN America Literary Award by Nicole Rosky - Mar 23, 2021

The PEN America Literary Awards Program has just announced the 2021 career achievement award winners. This year’s honorees are Anne Carson, Kwame Dawes, Daniel Alexander Jones, Pierre Joris, and Tony-winning playwright/director George C. Wolfe with the PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award.

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Dulé Hill and Laura Kariuki Join Reboot of THE WONDER YEARS by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2021

Emmy-winning stage and screen star Dulé Hill will join Tony-nominee Saycon Sengbloh, Elisha Williams and Laura Kariuki on the upcoming reboot of The Wonder Years.

Student Blog: Hip Hop and Theatre Belong Together by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Mar 10, 2021

In a world of ballads and dance breaks, beats and bars and breakdancing also has a place.

George C. Wolfe Will Adapt SONG OF SOLOMON as Limited Series by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 10, 2021

Wolfe won Tony Awards for his Broadway productions of 'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches' and 'Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk.'

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 10- with Sam Harris, Laura Benanti, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2021

Today (March 10) in live streaming: ladies take over Stars in the House, Next Year, Some Year is back, and more!

USITT Announces 2021 Award Winners by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

USITT has announced their 2021 award winners. Winners will be honored during their 61st Annual Conference & Stage Expo taking place virtually, March 8-12, 2021. 

George C. Wolfe Will Be Honored by African American Film Critics Association by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 17, 2021

The awards presented represent the recipient's entire body of work. Other awards given out during the ceremony on April 7th will represent work done over the past year. Those nominees will be announced on March 8th.

Forest Lawn Honors Black History Month With A Special Virtual Celebration by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2021

Forest Lawn will mark Black History Month in a much-anticipated virtual celebration, Preserving Honor & Excellence. This performance of inspirational music, dance, and readings will stream live via Facebook Live on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The celebration honors Black culture with New Orleans-style jazz, a tap dancing and bucket drumming performance from the Broadway musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, as well as soul and rhythm and blues vocals. 

Theater Stories: The Many Stars of CHICAGO, the CHARLIE BROWN Revival & More About the Ambassador Theatre! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2021

Learn all about the Ambassador Theater's best known shows including Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, plus the many stars to have graced the stage in Chicago and much more!

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
The Door to Isle Gorée
Slave Ships
Som'thin from Nuthin'
Circle Stomp
The Pan Handlers
The Lynching Blues
Chicago Bound
Shifting Sounds
Quittin' Time
The Chicago Riot Rag
I Got the Beat
Dark Tower
The Whirligig Stomp
Where's the Beat?
Now That's Tap
The Uncle Huck-A-Buck Song
Kid Go!
The Lost Beat Swing
Green, Chaney, Buster, Slyde
Them Conkheads
1967, Hot Fun
1977, Blackout
1987, Gospel
Hip Hop Rant
Tradin' Hits
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 1996 and Broadway which opened in 1996.



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