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Dessa Rose - 2003 - New York

Based on the novel by Sherley Anne Williams

Set in the 1800s, the story concerns two historical women: A runaway slave and a woman who helps her to freedom.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020
Today's top stories: What the Constitution Means to Me will come to Amazon Prime, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. We honor the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to advance the state of theater, and to support the issues that they are passionate about. We look to explore how an artist's passion for activism and philanthropy influences their artistry on the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020
TEDxBroadway organizers announced today the speakers who'll be taking the TEDxBroadway virtual stage on Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2020
A new album will be released next month called LEGACY, a collection of two previously unheard song cycles by the award-winning composing duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 6, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually! This entry features Students From BYU, UCF, USC, and More!
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Mar 2, 2021
If you haven’t heard of the game Six Degrees of Separation, you’re missing out BIG TIME. Six Degrees is the kind of game you play on a road trip in hour 7 out of 12, when everything else has become boring. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021
The single hails from her forthcoming album 'Ch. 1 Vs. 1' due out on September 17th on Verve Records.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
Cynthia Erivo has released her single 'The Good' from her upcoming debut album Ch. 1 Vs. 1! The album is set to be released on September 17.
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2020
SubCulture released a video of NaTasha Yvette Williams performing 'Hope', with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020
'Tonight at the London Coliseum' is a week-long series of concerts to be performed on stage at the London Coliseum by some of the UK's most prolific musical theatre stars.
by Alan Henry - Jul 22, 2020
Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Norm Lewis's live concert is now available on demand for a limited time only, through August 5th!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Norm Lewis' performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 17, he chatted with Broadway favorite Norm Lewis!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 17, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 17 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway favorite Norm Lewis!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 8, 2021
Cynthia Erivo marked her birthday by unveiling the exclusive key art to National Geographic’s critically acclaimed anthology series, GENIUS: ARETHA.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2020
She's beautiful, and she's here! Today, January 8th, marks the birthday of Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo! To celebrate the powerhouse performer's special day, we're looking back at the opening night of her Broadway debut in The Color Purple! Check out the video to see Cynthia alongside Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, and more bringing the beloved show back to the Great White Way!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 7, 2020
According to Variety, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo was asked to sing at the BAFTAs - despite the fact that the British awards show only nominated white actors in best leading and supporting actor categories.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Cast and crew were announced today for Theo Ubique's production of the hilarious and heartbreaking musical GREY GARDENS, to be performed at the Howard Street Theatre at 721 Howard St., Evanston, from March 6 to April 26, 2020.
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2021
Cynthia talks about moving to Los Angeles, meeting Oprah and Jason Bateman for the first time, getting a Critics Choice Award nomination for “The Outsider,” and playing Aretha Franklin in “Genius: Aretha.”
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 5, 2020
With Seth's Big Fat Broadway Vacations, you can cruise the seven seas with Broadway favorites Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley and LaChanze, who will join in on the fun to Bermuda and Newport (July 12 - 19, 2020). The Caribbean is calling on this Bermuda and Newport voyage, round trip from New York aboard the incredible Celebrity Summit. Seth and company have some incredible events and exclusive Broadway shows in store!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021
Cynthia Erivo's children's book, Remember to Dream, Ebere, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, is set to be published on September 28th 2021! 'When Ebere's mother puts her to bed at night, she always says, 'Remember to dream, Ebere.' And dream, Ebere does!'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020
Dessa Rose, the second installment of Olney Theatre Center's Applause Concert series bows for its single performance on Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm on the Mainstage. The musical, presented in a concert recital directed by Monique Midgette is a 2005 work by the famed duo Lynne Ahrens (Book and Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music) based on the 1986 novel by Sherley Ann Williams. Christopher Youstra, Olney Theatre's Associate Artistic Director/Director of Music Theatre and the series curator serves as music director and conductor. Awa Sal Secka plays the title role, Gracie Jones co-stars as Ruth. Members of the cast of Miss You Like Hell fill-in the supporting roles. Limited tickets remain. ($60/$50 Olney Theatre Center Members) Purchased online at olneytheatre.org/dessa or call the Box Office (301-924-3400).
by The Chaos Twins - Dec 8, 2020
Tune in today, December 8 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is Norm Lewis, whose new concert, Christmastime is Here, will be available to stream starting December 17.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 3, 2020
Broadway star Cynthia Erivo has joined the cast of an upcoming film about 19th century African princess Sarah Forbes Bonetta.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 25, 2019
Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas countdown. This year we've invited the incomparable Norm Lewis to share his favorite holiday performances. Check out Norm's full list of selections
by Norm Lewis - Dec 24, 2019
I had a blast curating BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas. It went by so fast... and now, Christmas is here! This song is 25 years old and I wanna GIVE IT UP for our girl, Mariah Carey, because this year, her song FINALLY made it to #1 on the Billboard Charts. I say , a?oeIt was worth the wait, Mariah.a?? It already was a classic but, now, the deal is sealed... in history!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 23, 2019
'On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...' the opportunity to share some real joy with you, from my heart. I'd be crazy not to include this video in my choices of 12, on the penultimate day of this fun feature from BroadwayWorld. Yes... it's ME! Last year, my first ever Christmas album was released and this was truly a dream I had fantasized for quite a while, coming to fruition. Richard Jay-Alexander and I produced it (during August), like most holiday albums, and Richard played me this song written by Jay Landers and Walter Afanasieff. He insisted we had to do it and I certainly loved it, but wasn't sure I had the right voice for it. Walter, of course, wrote and produced 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' with Mariah Carey and, now, here was a song written by the same guy, this time with Jay Landers.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 22, 2019
I would be remiss if I did not include this angel in my 12 Days Of Christmas choices. Yes, the singular voice of Karen Carpenter. Arguably the most perfect pop voice of all time. Effortless. Full of pathos. Perfect. I remember hearing her beautiful voice ringing throughout our house during the holiday season. It always made me feel like I was being wrapped by a warm blanket whenever she sang.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 21, 2019
On Day 9, I am thinking of all the holiday movies that were on television and in our homes every single year. WHITE CHRISTMAS was always one of my favorites. I was in awe of the costumes, the dancing, the singing, the story of love and romance and also seeing everyone pull together to put on a grand show. And the reveal of the soldiers and snow actually falling at the end never failed to fill my heart... no matter how many times I saw it!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 20, 2019
OK...this just makes me HAPPY! In junior high school I found a new Christmas Song I love to play every year. I'm even smiling as I write this :)
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 20, 2019
Cynthia Erivo will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the Ghost of Christmas Present - Tony winner LaChanze - from A Christmas Carol. Check out the recipe for Katie's Ghost of Christmas Dessert Eggnog Ice Box Cake below!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 19, 2019
This song always reminds me of my father. He Loved B.B. King and this was always on rotation with our many Christmas albums. I found this rare live performance of the legend doing his version that is so embedded in my heart.
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020
Norm Lewis performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson as part of Lincoln Center's Love From Lincoln Center.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 18, 2019
On this sixth day of the 12 days of Christmas, I need to thank BroadwayWorld, Robert Diamond and Nicole Rosky for asking me to curate this year's edition. I never dreamed it would be so much fun and bring back so many memories of holiday seasons past. Here's an iconic group, The Temptations, singing 'Silent Night.' We had many albums in our home by the legendary Motown group, but this one was definitely played over and over during the holidays. I immediately flash to my high school and college years when I hear it. Magic.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 17, 2019
I loved cartoons on Saturday mornings growing up, but I looked forward to watching them in primetime during the holidays. Some of my favorites were Frosty, Rudolph, The Little Drummer Boy, and A Charlie Brown Christmas (especially the dance and Linus' speech). Even though they were the same stories told over and over again, I was riveted every year. I guess because in my mind both the fictional stories and the religious stories were all real to me. I loved the music and would sing along with so much joy.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2020
Today's top stories: new Broadway-bound musical Houdini is in the works, ad for The Prom featuring NFL players, work begins on Her Majesty's Theatre in preparation for the West End return of The Phantom of the Opera.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2019
Today's top stories: Sing Street officially opens off-Broadway, and more!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 16, 2019
I love Vanessa Williamsa?? but who doesn't? She's a singular woman with an equally singular career and we have worked together on the stage and in film and always have a great time. She's incredibly beautiful, wildly intelligent, supremely talented, and... she's a great mom. She has recorded many albums and topped the charts with some unforgettable singles but many people aren't aware of a beautiful Christmas album she recorded, titled 'Star Bright'. I love the album and love this particular cut and video. 
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2019
Award-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Cynthia Erivo pays tribute to 2019 Kennedy Center Honoree Earth, Wind & Fire.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2020
American Repertory Theater announced today that Broadway star Norm Lewis (ExtraOrdinary special guest, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) will be the guest on the December 29 episode of The Lunch Room, the theater’s virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders. The live hour of curated conversation and interactive Q&A begins at 12PM.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 10, 2020
On December 11, Broadway Records will release LEGACY, a collection of two previously unheard song cycles by the award-winning composing duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. One of the song cycles, A BOY WITH A CAMERA, was inspired by photographs taken in the 40’s and 50’s by Ahrens’s  father, and is a celebration of New York City itself. This piece was recorded in November 2004 with Sarah Uriarte Berry and Steven Pasquale, with Steve Marzullo at the piano. Listen below as we give you a sneak peek of 'Rising City' performed by Pasquale.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020
Deadline reports that Tony winner and Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo is starting her own production company, called Edith's Daughter.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with beloved Broadway composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty!
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by Shari Barrett - Apr 1, 2020
With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the Arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like so many right now, I wanted to find out how they are dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved. This Spotlight shines on writer/producer and actor Mykell Barlow, who I first saw onstage in the Los Angeles premiere of 'Dessa Rose' at the Chromolume Theatre. His next big production is his wedding planned for 6/13/2020, which he hopes can go on as planned.