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Josephine Tonight! - 2006 - Chicago

The early life of Josephine Baker. It reveals the relationship of the young Josephine and her laundress mother Carrie, who steers her toward success and then guides her to remember her roots.

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Theatre Building Chicago

( Chicago, IL)
1225 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce MetroStage's 2014-15 season which will reprise some of the favorites from years past and welcome back many of the artists who have contributed so much on our stage over the past 30 years, both in our present location and dating back to the early 1990's on Duke Street.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012
TREASURE ISLAND, a new musical adventure, will premiere this fall at Theatre Three (412 Main Street) in Port Jefferson, NY from tonight, September 15 to October 27, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will open the 2015-16 season with the Rolling World Premiere of UPRISING by Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, Sept 17- Oct 25. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015
Diversionary Theatre has announced that tickets are on sale for A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration In Concert, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Kim Strassburger. Performances of this holiday-inspired production begin Thursday, December 10th, 2015, at 7pm at 4545 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2007
Due to a high demand for tickets, the Ahmanson Theatre engagement of Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, has been extended three weeks through Sunday, August 26
by Tracy Danoff - Mar 5, 2012
The theater is filled with shows that take place in the entertainment business. Whether it is a about a young girl making good on Broadway or two crooked producers trying not to make good, the world of entertainment is a fascinating place. However, does the theater really need another show about the business of show? It does when it is as delightful as Josephine Tonight.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015
Performances begin tonight, Friday, March 20 and run through Sunday, April 12. Press night is scheduled for Opening Night Friday, March 27. Appropriate for ages 17 +. As a concert production, there will be no live nudity, though documentary photographs of the original production will be projected.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012
Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, through Mar. 18, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Ensemble Theatre kicks off its season finale musical Josephine Tonight, a story highlighting the early life of activist and entertainment icon Josephine Baker. Actress DeQuina Moore, is set to play the starring role. Moore is a Houston native and Ensemble Theatre Young Performer Program Alumna whose career achievements include work on Broadway, television, and film. Her performances in "Little Shop of Horrors", "Legally Blond", and touring with Tyler Perry are just a few of her many accolades.
by Brett Cullum - Jun 27, 2019
Dequina Moore is a marvel as the titular role of Josephine Baker. She plays this wide eyed and breathless, a girl who knows she is on the verge of something more and impatient to get there. She dances with abandon and sings like an angel.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Ensemble Theatre elevates the life of Josephine Baker in season finale biographic musical Josephine Tonight, starring actress DeQuina Moore, with opening night and media reception, Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
"How Hope Happens," the Fourth Season at Mosaic Theater Company, will open with Marie and Rosetta, written by George Brant and directed by local artist Sandra L. Holloway. This play featuring gospel music, blues, and rock n' roll tells the story of the first rehearsal between Sister Rosetta Tharpe (recently inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame), and her young protegee Marie Knight.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014.
by Joel Markowitz - Jan 3, 2012
It's that time of the year to take a look back at which shows and performances I enjoyed in 2011 on DC area stages, and since I saw over 200 of them this year in professional, community, university, children's, and programs that train young actors, let me give it a whirl and I'll pick my 'Top 5' in each category.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010
The California Musical Theatre production of 'My Way: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret opens its 15-week run on Friday, January 29, and continues through May 9.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct. 
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 28, 2013
theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at theatrewashington.org, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012
Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, Jan. 26-Mar. 18, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012
Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the premiere of a new musical, Josephine Tonight, with book and lyrics by Sherman Yellen, and music by Wally Harper, Jan. 26-Mar. 18, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced that the award-winning musical by Thomas W. Jones II Bessie's Blues will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 22, 2015. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct. A musical odyssey of African American people in the 20th century, it was ground-breaking in 1994 and is a perfect production for our stage as we celebrate our first 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014
Carolyn Griffin has announced that MetroStage will be presenting the musical Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song, conceived and directed by Maurice Hines, with book by Lee Summers, Jan. 23-Mar. 16, 2014. Ella Fitzgerald, her cousin and traveling companion Georgiana, and her manager and jazz impresario Norman Granz tell her story both backstage and onstage. From a homeless street dancer to winning amateur night at the Apollo Theatre at the age of 15, from headlining with Chick Webb and his Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom to performing Live at the Cote D'Azur, from discovering she could "scat" to mastering a new art form called "bebop," this musical tells the fascinating journey of this legendary artist. Maurice Hines is the director. Mel Johnson Jr. is the associate director, and William Knowles is the music director, arranger, and orchestrator.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015
Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced that the 1978 Pulitzer Prize winning play The Gin Game, by D. L. Coburn, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, will be in performance at MetroStage February 2-March 12 and feature Roz White and Doug Brown.
by Joel Markowitz - Feb 2, 2012
We've been very lucky with the mildest winter I can remember since I moved to the DC area in 1985. And in February the list of theatre productions gracing our local stages are diverse and offer an endless amount of possibilities. So while the snow is on vacation why not visit your Nation's Capital and take in some of these shows. Here's my list of what I am looking forward to seeing and links to other productions playing in February. Buy some tickets and support your local theatres.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009
Casting for the California Musical Theatre production of 'My Way: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret has been completed. The accomplished four-person cast will include longtime Music Circus favorite Michael G. Hawkins. He'll be joined by Karole Foreman, Laura Dickinson and Jeffrey Christopher Todd.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012
BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Washington, DC in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009
Casting for the California Musical Theatre production of 'My Way: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret has been completed. The accomplished four-person cast will include longtime Music Circus favorite Michael G. Hawkins. He'll be joined by Karole Foreman, Laura Dickinson and Jeffrey Christopher Todd.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era.
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2010
Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009
Signal Ensemble Theatre, a Chicago company, announces the addition of three new ensemble members, starting in the 2009-2010 season, including scenic designer Melania Lancy, playwright/actor Jon Steinhagen and actor/director Bries Vannon.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012
TREASURE ISLAND, a new musical adventure, will premiere this fall at Theatre Three (412 Main Street) in Port Jefferson, NY from September 15 to October 27, 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce MetroStage's 2014-15 season which will reprise some of the favorites from years past and welcome back many of the artists who have contributed so much on our stage over the past 30 years, both in our present location and dating back to the early 1990's on Duke Street.
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 8, 2013
theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at theatrewashington.org, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010
Producer Richard Winkler will present a reading of the new musical comedy LET ME SING starring Tony Award nominee Sam Harris as Al Jolson in New York City on Thursday, April 15. With a book by Sherman Yellen, new music & lyrics by Will Holt and featuring some of the most enduring Al Jolson standards, LET ME SING is directed by Matt Lenz. Carl Pasbjerg/Alchemy Productions is the General Manager.