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Uptown...It's Hot! - 1986 - Broadway

A revue of popular music from the 1930s to the 1980s.

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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 3, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret opens its 16th season on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm with Broadway legend Maurice Hines performing Tappin' Thru Life. Backed by the acclaimed, all-female The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and his tap protégés, The Manzari Brothers, Maurice will tap through his incredible career in a jazzy song-and-dance celebration that pays tribute to his late brother Gregorya?"with whom he appeared on the stage of The Venetian Rooma?"and other artistic influences, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne offering his distinctive take on American standards, like Luck Be a Lady, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing), and much more. 
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
Filming has been completed on writer/director Marishka S. Phillips', MELINDA, a suspense-filled short, starring Tony Award winner LaChanze in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret presents Tony, SAG and Emmy award-winning actress LaChanze in her Bay Area concert debut performing Feeling Good, an autobiographical journey of her life with music and words.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy); directed by Des McAnuff; choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), with musical supervision by Ron Melrose.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
LaChanze - the Tony Award winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - will introduce New York to an electric new concert 'Feeling Good' at The Highline Ballroom on Monday, February 27, 2017 in anticipation of an upcoming national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced an Equity Showcase presentation of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' scheduled for 12 performances only, Monday through Saturday, December 5 - 17, 2016 at The Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street, in New York City.
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016
A concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Next Sunday, May 15th, Tony winner LaChanze will become Brown's latest guest in the series!
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 31, 2018
On Day 20 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a previous winner and current nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, LaCHANZE.
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2018
EUBIE!, the Tony-nominated musical from 1978 that celebrates the songs and stories of celebrated music titan Eubie Blake, will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2021-2022 season, which marks the theatre’s return to in-person performances after more than one year. It will be Unger’s first official season since joining Skylight in 2019, due to cancelled shows during the pandemic. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019
Maurice Hines, best known for Eubie!, Uptown….It's Hot!, and Hot Feet, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below (June7-8) in Tappin' Thru Life with the internationally acclaimed All Female Jazz Orchestra DIVA. Along with tappers John Manzari and Leo Manzari, he pays tribute to his brother Gregory and their lives in show business, from TV to film, Broadway, Vegas, and beyond. Featuring songs like "Luck Be A Lady," "Smile," and "Come Fly with Me," Tappin' Thru Life celebrates the performers that inspire Hines, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2016
Tony Award-winning Broadway star LaChanze (If/Then, The Color Purple) will join the national tour of IF/THEN when it plays a limited one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall June 7-12. LaChanze's addition to the touring cast reunites her with Jackie Burns and Anthony Rapp, who along with LaChanze, starred in the original Broadway production of IF/THEN.
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020
LaChanze shared a flashback video of herself singing 'I'm Here' from The Color Purple.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 29, 2016
Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Sister Act, Broadway's feel-good musical comedy at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 8-24.  Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg hit film, written by Joseph Howard, the five-time Tony nominated Broadway sensation features an award winning creative team with original score and music by composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled), book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers), additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed ).  The reinvented musical adaptation is filled with heavenly music with a disco beat, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018
The calendar may say Spring (has anyone told the weather?) but things are heating up on Broadway! Performances begin tonight for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017
Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016
Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 29, 2018
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017
Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which began performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for tonight, June 24 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2018
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, will present the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' beginning this Sunday, June 17th through July 1st. The show features the music of acclaimed American Jazz pianist, singer, and composer Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller and contains such classic songs as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Joint is Jumpin'," "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," plus 25 other toe-tapping songs of the 1920s and 30s. Aint' Misbehavin' won the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, as well as a 1982 Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical or Variety Program. This is the first time this award-winning musical has ever been presented at Totem Pole Playhouse. Ain't Misbehavin' features a cast of five vocalists with a live jazz band on stage throughout the two-hour show.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018
Maurice Hines, who starred in the original production of EUBIE!, the Tony-nominated musical from 1978 that celebrates the songs and stories of celebrated music titan Eubie Blake, will host the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2016
Chicago Theatre Workshop announces their inaugural benefit with Tony Award winner LaChanze on August 20, 2016 at The Edge Theater in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 30, 2019
In 1968 while at the height of her career as a world renowned entertainer, Eartha Kitt was also working as one of the main lobbyist for a group of young activists called the Rebels With A Cause
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce LaChanze: The Feeling Good Tour on Monday, August 5 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
Maurice Hines, who starred in the original production of EUBIE!, the Tony-nominated musical from 1978 that celebrates the songs and stories of celebrated music titan Eubie Blake, will host the show's 40th-anniversary celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below today, July 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind 'Santa Baby' and 'C'est si bon,' or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2021
Stage and screen actor Marion Ramsey, best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy franchise, passed away today in Los Angeles at the age of 73. 
by Courtney Savoia - Jan 28, 2017
Tony-Award winning actress, LaChanze, has been hard at work on her new EP 'Feeling Good' and is gearing up for a national tour that will share the music of her heart and soul. Before hitting the road, LaChanze will treat New Yorkers to a special performance at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, February 27th to celebrate the release of her EP on Friday, February 24th, 2017.
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 Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 4, 2020
The professional regional premiere of the musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND opens at PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) on FEBRUARY 21, 2020 and runs through MARCH 7, 2020. Tickets for this production can be purchased by calling 801-581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017
LaCHANZE - the Tony Award-winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - has recorded a special EP 'Feeling Good,' featuring musical highlights of her electric new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016
Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 9, 2016
Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced that the Equity Showcase production of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' has changed venues. Beginning Friday, December 9, 2016, the musical will play MIST Harlem (www.mistharlem.com), uptown's premiere live performance and special event venue through December 20, 2016.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 30, 2019
Women of Color on Broadway is set to honor Tony Award-winners Melba Moore and LaChanze on February 10, 2020 at at The Great Hall in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016
?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart.
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 BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016
Today, Tmapp, in association with CBO Entertainment, announced an Equity Showcase presentation of FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the 'Everyday Diva,' scheduled for 12 performances only, Monday through Today, December 5 - 17, 2016 at The Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street, in New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2019
Today's top stories: Sing Street officially opens off-Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
The rhythm is real. The melody intrigues; the lyrics are timeless, and the music takes you on a journey. Tony, Emmy and SAG Award-winner LaChanze returns to the famed Highline Ballroom in a not-to-be-missed concert in a one woman musical journey about her life.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016
LaCHANZE - the Tony Award-winning actress and concert star of The Color Purple, If/Then, Once on This Island and more - has announced plans to record a special EP "Feeling Good" to feature musical highlights of her electric new concert of the same name at The Highline Ballroom.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016
?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart.
by Ashlee Latimer - Aug 21, 2016
Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida. Grew up in Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts. After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986.
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by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017
Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2018
Refusing to end their 2017/2018 season, Delaware Theatre Company reprises their hit production Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Happy to be performing for Wilmington audiences again, tap dancing legend Maurice Hines will wow audiences for one weekend only, Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018.