Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk Broadway
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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by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Deadline reports that 'Westworld' actor Jeffrey Wright is in talks to join the Robert Pattinson-led DC film 'The Batman.' Wright would play Commissioner James Gordon.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
This October, Brittany K. Allen will star in the world premiere of her play Redwood at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. In Redwood, a young Black woman's relationship with her white boyfriend is thrown into turmoil when her uncle's exploration of their family's lineage reveals that her ancestors were enslaved by her boyfriend's ancestors. Guided by a hip-hop dance class chorus, this singular American story is about finding a way to live and love in a present that's overpopulated with ghosts.
by Lianna Albrizio - Sep 15, 2019
A cast of 35 fervent tap dancers from around the region ranging in age from tween to young adult delivered a spunky and endearing performance wrought with poignancy, hilarity and wonderment during the musical's three-day run.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Tony Award-winning tap phenomenon Savion Glover (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, Shuffle Along) makes a highly anticipated return engagement to SOPAC on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) announced the cast and creative team for the THE COLOR PURPLE, which will play at the Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles). Performances run from November 9 through December 9 with the official press opening on Saturday, November 10. The Tony Award-winning musical features a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Directing and choreographing the cast of 15 is NAACP Theater Award-winner Jeffrey Polk (Smokey Joe's Cafe).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) brings together three tap superstars and a special guest for a celebration of tap dance in And Still You Must Swing. Honoring the heart and legacy of the art form, the dynamic evening of dance featuring Dormeshia, Derick K. Grant, Jason Samuels Smith, and Camille A. Brown will play The Joyce Theater from December 3-8. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$65, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Emmy Award winner Debbie Allen and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in association with The Annenberg Foundation presents its award-winning family spectacular 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' starring Raven Symone (Disney's Raven's Home) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center December 5 (7:30pm), December 6 (7:30pm), December 7 (1pm and 6pm) and December 8 (2pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
In Spring 2019, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) will return for its much-anticipated 17th annual season. Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated for Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, is back as the Artistic Director of the festival. After his evaluation of scripts that were received from across the U.S., the following writers and their plays were selected as the finalists for the 2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Katharine L. Mussio has joined Westport Country Playhouse as director of marketing and audience development, leading the historic theater's marketing, public relations, communications, and audience development efforts for its season productions and programs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
In Spring/Summer 2020, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) will return for its 18th annual season with Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated for Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, back as its Artistic Director. After his evaluation of scripts from a new crop of emerging playwrights from around the world, DUAF is has announced its 2020 finalists.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Emmy Award winner Debbie Allen in association with The Annenberg Foundation, David Kobrin Foundation, the Rhimes Family Foundation and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy celebrates their 10th Anniversary 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' with a special 6pm performance on Saturday, December 7 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
Sebastian Arcelus, Jenny Bacon, Julia Coffey And Lynette Freeman Headline Preview Reading Of NOVEL: An Audio Drama Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Midtown Direct and Triple Birch Media present an exclusive preview reading of NOVEL: An Audio Drama Series, created by Aimee Parrott and William Bienes.
Deborah Grace Winer Celebrates Barbara Cook At 54 Below Featuring Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Deborah Grace Winer continues her 3-part Feinstein's/54 Below series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook with its season finale on Sunday, June 17th, TILL THERE WAS YOU: A CELEBRATION OF Barbara Cook with Musical Direction by Mark Hummel and direction by Mark Waldrop. Ms. Winer will host a glittering parade of Broadway divas including Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker and Christiane Noll; Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas and K.T. Sullivan, who will raise their voices in celebration of Barbara Cook, one of the greatest interpreters of the American Songbook.
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018
On Day 14 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate another Best Direction of A Play nominee, legendary artist George C. Wolfe.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
This summer marks the 10th season for Unexpected Stage Company, which will present The Few, a drama about the search for connection by MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). The production will run July 11 to August 4 in the Fireside Room, an intimate 38-seat venue at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Building, located at 6301 River Road in Bethesda.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Rich-Rey Productions LLC has announced the Bay Area Premiere of HATTIE MCDANIEL…WHAT I NEED YOU TO KNOW!starring Vickilyn Reynolds as Hattie McDaniel, the trailblazing Gone with the Wind Academy Award-winner. HATTIE MCDANIEL… will perform from June 21 - 24, 2018 at the Cowell Theatre located within the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture (2 Marina Blvd, Landmark Building C, Suite 260, San Francisco, CA 94123).
Ensemble Theatre Company Presents Musical COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY: THE MUSIC AND TIMES OF ALBERTA HUNTER
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce the fifth and final show of its 2017-2018 Season, a musical about the extraordinary life of an extraordinary woman. Infused with jazz and blues, COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY: The Music And Times Of Alberta Hunter, written, directed and choreographed by Marion J. Caffey with music direction by George Caldwell, begins previews on Thursday, June 7, opens on Saturday, June 9, and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Heralded costume designer Paul Tazewell told the Class of 2018 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) to embrace their role as pioneers. Tazewell, a 1986 graduate of the School of Design and Production who won a Tony Award in 2016 for the costumes he designed for the Broadway smash 'Hamilton,' spoke May 5 to the largest graduating class in the history of UNCSA.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The Chloé and Maud Foundation presents the 12th Annual DC Tap Festival and All-Star Concert March 23-29, 2020. This international event will bring renowned tap stars and aficionados from around the world and across the U.S, to the District of Columbia for a week of festivities and celebrations of the classic art of tap dance.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The New Group will launch its 2020-2021 Season with Black No More, featuring Book by John Ridley (Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave), Music and Lyrics by Tarik Trotter (Black Thought of The Roots), Choreography by Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening, Fela!) and Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Downtown Urban Arts Festival today announced its 2019 artist line-up for the 17th annual multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing music, poetry, live theater and film. The five-week Downtown Urban Arts Festival performs April 11-May 18 at Joe's Pub, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Wild Project and Tribeca Film Center, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018
The 2018 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 88 awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
The Geffen Playhouse today announced that it has added three directors to its upcoming 2018/2019 season, the first from new Artistic Director Matt Shakman. Tony Award nominee Michael Arden will direct Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by and starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays; Obie Award winner Jo Bonney will direct the world premiere of Jose Rivera's The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona; and Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara will direct the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galvan's Black Super Hero Magic Mama.
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018
On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019
When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts opens its inaugural summer 2018 season, which will fill venues surrounding the organization's highly anticipated new facility in Catskill, New York, with Scat!,a dance-driven musical from Urban Bush Women set in Hudson, NY's Club Helsinki (June 29-July 1). The season,which runs from June 29 - September 2, represents the fullest realization to date of LUMBERYARD's unique dual promise: to make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of Upstate New York and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S. by bringing renowned and emerging artists across the performing arts landscape to Catskill for out-of-town premieres, often incubated through LUMBERYARD's signature technical residencies.
Savion Glover Presents The World Premiere Of His New Work 'Lady 5 @ Savion Glover's BaRoQUe'BLaK TaP Cafe'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
With this year marking a milestone 35 years in show business, legendary tap virtuoso, choreographer, director and actor Savion Glover brings his extraordinary musicality and footwork to The Joyce Theater with the world premiere of his innovative new work Lady5 @ Savion Glover's BaRoQUe'BLaK TaP Café for a limited run from Tuesday July 2nd through Saturday, July 6th.
Project Springboard Announces 2019 Residencies, A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HIP-HOP And THE QUIET WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Mara Isaacs, Director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, today announced the recipients of the third annual residency awards: A Nation Grooves: A People's History of Hip-Hop, led by Kambi Gathesha (creator, director, choreographer), and Sinan Zafar (sound design, sonic dramaturgy); and The Quiet World, led by Charles Sutton (director, choreographer), Will Van Dyke (composer), and Matthew Greene (book). Both projects will be in residence June 10-28, 2019 in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
On Thursday, June 21, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will present the latest installment of its "Icons & Innovators" series with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who received a Tony nom this year for the new production of The Iceman Cometh.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates its ninth year, August 9-12, in East Hanover and Morristown, NJ. The expanding 4-day festival offers a full menu of over 50 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, body percussion, hip-hop, music theory and more. In offering optimal opportunities for students to interact with the faculty and their peers, registrants also participate in jam sessions with live accompaniment, share their own works in a student showcase, and engage in tap talks with the festival's esteemed faculty.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018
Tap Dancer/Musician,Broadway's Omar Edwards and the K 360 Club, will be bringing his special brand of music (Music from my heart and soul, rather heart and sole) to the MIST/Harlem as part of the Harlem Late Night Jazz Series on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Tap Dance Event TAP 'N TIME Shuffles Into Morristown Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Tap Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
Jersey Tap Fest, New Jersey's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza will conclude with TAP 'N TIME, the main stage event featuring internationally acclaimed tap dance artists, regional tap companies, and other special performers.
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Savion Glover-Helmed DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2018
Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season this week (July 25 - 28) at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.
NBC's WORLD OF DANCE Welcomes Ciara, Julianne Hough, Mel B, Misty Copeland, & More as Guest Mentors and Judges
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
The hit summer series “World of Dance,” starring Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and Jenna Dewan, will bring aboard several of the most accomplished and celebrated dancers in the world as guest mentors and guest judges during its highly successful second season.
BWW TV: Savion Glover & Company Get Ready to Close Out Encores! Off-Center Season with DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 17, 2018
Encores! Off-Center will close out its 2018 season at New York City Center with Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, starring Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow. The ensemble includes Alexandria Bradley, Marshall L. Davis Jr., CK Edwards, Jeffry Foote, Shonica Gooden, Nina Hudson, Marla McReynolds, and Amber Barbee Pickens.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce full casting and creative team for the Theater Company's production of Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production will be directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced final casting for Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, the third production of the Encores! Off-Center season at New York City Center. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope will star Rheaume Crenshaw, Dayna Dantzler, Aisha de Haas, James T. Lane, and Wayne Pretlow.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Geva Theatre Center's 2018-2019 Fielding Studio Series continues with the world premiere of The Magician's Daughter, written by Lila Rose Kaplan and directed by Shelley Butler. This production marks the second world premiere of the season, following hot on the heels of the world premiere of Brent Askari's Hard Cell - also premiering in January. The Magician's Daughter begins performances on January 24 and runs in the Fielding Stage through February 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Orchard Project has announced its 2020 Gala, A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW, occurring Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Prince George Ballroom and honoring the work of TONY-Award winning producers Kristin Caskey and Amanda Dubois, OBIE winning writer Kyle Jarrow, and TONY-winning tap legend Savion Glover.
Leela Dance Collective to Present SPEAK, an All-Female Indian Kathak and American Tap Dance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Serving as a bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress - Indian Kathak and American Jazz Tap dance - continents and ages apart share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance in SPEAK.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Famed Newark-born tap artist and dancemaker Savion Glover (a?oeShuffle Along,a?? a?oeBring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funka??) returns to the musical hit that introduced audiences to his ascendant talents when he directs and choreographs a?oeThe Tap Dance Kida?? at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2018
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production is directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut. Oklahoma! runs September 7-October 14 at the Stage Theatre. For tickets or more information, visit https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/oklahoma/.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) 's The Haunted Life by Sean Daniels, adapted from the 'lost' novel, and directed by Daniels and christopher oscar peña, in coordination with The Estate of Jack Kerouac, from March 20 to April 14 - is now on stage!
Tony Winner Paul Tazewell Is Commencement Speaker At The University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Costume designer Paul Tazewell, winner of a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, is Commencement Speaker at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The ceremony will take place at UNCSA's Stevens Center Stevens Center at 405 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem. It will be streamed live on the school's website.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), one of the world's most prominent academic institutions for entertainment and performing arts education, announced today that distinguished costume designer Paul Tazewell will be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Design Showcase West (DSW) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Freud Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
Dael Orlandersmith's Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama YELLOWMAN runs from April 24 - May 20 with aThursday, April 26 opening night at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Take a look behind-the-scenes with select rehearsal photos below.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Celebrated fashion industry scribe Andre Leon Talley shares stories about his extraordinary career on Tuesday, May 7 as the special honored guest of the Women's Association of NJPAC's Spring Luncheon & Auction 2019, a festive gathering held annually for the benefit of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on its Prudential Hall stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018
A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today. And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production! Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The 2019 Downtown Urban Arts Festival , now in its 17th year, officially opens on Thursday, April 11 with R&B and Billboard Top 100 Dance Club recording artist CeCe Peniston, in a one-night only concert event at Joe's Pub. The multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing music, poetry, live theater and film performs through May 18 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Wild Project and Tribeca Film Center, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2018
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce the 40th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company, the first to be led by incoming Artistic Director Chris Coleman and the 8th season for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. The new season kicks off performances on July 11 and will feature 13 productions across seven different venues at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and beyond.