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Your Arms Too Short to Box With God - 1980 - Broadway

Based on the Book of Matthew.

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Belasco Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.
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by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has announced Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) and Joey Lawrence (TV's 'Blossom', 'Brotherly Love', 'Melissa & Joey' , Broadway's Chicago) will lead their production of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (September 27 - October 7 at Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona). Holliday will play Muzzy Van Hossmere and Lawrence will play Trevor Graydon. They will be joined by Marc Koeck ('Tony' in last year's 50th Anniversary international tour of West Side Story.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Ebony Repertory Theatre has announced full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Ebony Repertory Theatre announces full cast and creative team for BLUES IN THE NIGHT, the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical conceived by Sheldon Epps. Presented by Ebony Rep, in association with International City Theatre, ERT's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Wren T. Brown (ERT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) directs this powerful and soulful blues celebration.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2021
The family of Micki Grant has announced that a memorial service celebrating her life and legacy will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 7:00 pm at The Riverside Church in New York City and on livestream.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 16, 2021
Coinciding with DREAMGIRLS 40th Anniversary, DREAMGIRLS’ original Effie Jennifer Holliday will perform her concert HERE’S TO LIFE at The Wallis October 9, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Jennifer of her current LIFE, her signature song, and her one-upping lockdown.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
The soul of the blues wails out full and strong when Long Beach's International City Theatre, in association with L.A.'s Ebony Repertory Theatre, presents the Tony and Olivier award nominated, Sheldon Epps-conceived musical Blues in the Night.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020
While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered many performing arts organizations around the world, Long Beach Opera (LBO) has been industriously devising live innovative performance opportunities for both its artists and audiences. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2020
The iconic Tony Award winning star of the original Broadway cast of 'Dreamgirls,' who recently made headlines with a soulful performance at the funeral service for Congressman John Lewis, will celebrate a milestone birthday next month with an intimate online concert.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2016
Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
The Boston College Theatre Department has announced that producer Nick Scandalios (a 1987 alumnus) and designer Scott Clyve are the University's Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professors in Theatre Arts for the 2017-2018 academic year. Both have had previous professional involvement with BC.
by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2016
???????As BroadwayWorld previously reported, beginning tomorrow, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will assume the role of Shug Avery inJohn Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical,The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow yesterday, October 2.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 31, 2016
Below, watch the actress speak with USA Today about the iconic role, as well as footage of her amazing performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the award-winning composer, lyricist, playwright, and actress Micki Grant on Monday, November 16 at 6pm on Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE. The interview with Ms. Grant has been prerecorded, and will be followed by a live Q&A.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 3, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, beginning tomorrow, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical,The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow yesterday, October 2.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 29, 2018
Legendary Grammy and American Music Award winning recording artist and beloved Broadway actress, Stephanie Mills will join BeBe Winans and the cast of the Broadway-bound musical BORN FOR THIS for a one-night-only concert previewing the music from his original musical BORN FOR THIS on Monday, November 5 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54 St).
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 24, 2016
Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present Stephanie Mills and The Whispers on Saturday, January 15, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. The awe-inspiring Stephanie Mills (original star of The Wiz) performs R&B hits from an illustrious 35-year career in a soul-stirring evening with The Whispers.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020
WBTT will continue to offer entertainment options virtually, with the family-friendly musical, a?oeRockin' Down Fairytale Lane.a??
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has announced Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) and Joey Lawrence (TV's 'Blossom', 'Brotherly Love', 'Melissa & Joey' , Broadway's Chicago) will lead their production of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie (September 27 - October 7 at Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona). Holliday will play Muzzy Van Hossmere and Lawrence will play Trevor Graydon. They will be joined by Marc Koeck ('Tony' in last year's 50th Anniversary international tour of West Side Story.
by Tyler Peterson - May 10, 2016
On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, has announced a starry line-up of talent that will be on hand to celebrate the company's 49th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring Broadway casting director, producer and director Jay Binder, Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Micki Grant and Leonid Poretsky, MD, a leading endocrinologist and founder of the Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program at Lenox Hill Hospital on Monday, April 2.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2018
A Free Sample Showing of BOJANGLES A New Musical by James E./Prez Carter
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2020
In the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe officials have canceled the remainder of WBTT's 2019-2020 performance season. In addition to the final three weeks of the run of a?oeYour Arms Too Short to Box with God,a?? WBTT has canceled the highly-anticipated world-premiere musical a?oeRubya?? and the season's closing production, a?oeFlyin' West.a??
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2020
Due to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations advising the cancellation or postponement of gatherings of more than 50 people in the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe officials have closed the current production of 'Your Arms Too Short to Box with God.' The show was slated to run through April 5; the organization a?" which has committed to paying the 'Your Arms Too Short' artists, band and crew through the scheduled end of the run a?" faces a potential financial loss of $50,000 for each week that the theatre remains closed.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
Ms. Stroud has been on faculty at the Martha Graham School, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, SUNY Purchase and the University of Hartford. She was a Principal Soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company for eleven years. She has danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the road company of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, the Universal Studios film production of The Wiz, and as a guest artist with Katherine Dunham and the Gemini Dance Company.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 13, 2016
It is said that music never leaves the soul. No one knows this more than jazz vocalist and radio personality, Cres O'Neal. On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 4 pm, Cres will make her long awaited return to the stage at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd Street, New York, New York. Joining Cres will be Grammy nominated percussionist, Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel; award winning pianist, Dawrin Noguera; acclaimed bassist, Paul Beaudry; and acclaimed drummer, Willie Martinez.
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016
Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children.
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2020
Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday was in attendance at the national funeral of Congressman John Robert Lewis, which was held today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch she performs a powerful tribute to the American icon- 'Only What You Do For Christ Will Last' by Raymond Rasberry. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016
It is said that music never leaves the soul. No one knows this more than jazz vocalist and radio personality, Cres O'Neal. On Today, July 16, 2016, at 4 pm, Cres will make her long awaited return to the stage at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd Street, New York, New York. Joining Cres will be Grammy nominated percussionist, Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel; award winning pianist, Dawrin Noguera; acclaimed bassist, Paul Beaudry; and acclaimed drummer, Willie Martinez.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021
Featuring three complementary components, this month-long tribute takes audiences on a virtual tour of some of the most important moments in Black Musical Theatre History as well as introducing audiences to the talents that helped create the Broadway Musical as we know it.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 17, 2017
Jennifer Holliday stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC and opened up about why she accepted the invitation to perform at Trump's inauguration and the decision to ultimately back out.
by Robert Diamond - Jan 14, 2017
Less than a day after The New York Times reported that Jennifer Holliday would be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th, the star has now canceled her performance after an outcry from the theatre and LGBT communities. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
UPDATE: Despite an official announcement from the President-elect's team, Jennifer Holliday's publicist says the DREAMGIRLS and COLOR PURPLE Broadway star has not agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial this month.
by Alan Henry - Jan 13, 2017
Confirmed: The New York Times reports that Jennifer Holliday will be performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration on January 19th.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 23, 2021
Vinnette Carroll was an American playwright, actress, and theatre director best known for being the was the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, with her 1972 production of the musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Until Liesl Tommy's 2016 nomination for Eclipsed, Carroll was the only African-American woman to have received a Tony Award nomination for direction.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2018
The Cabaret's grand opening season of engaging, intimate performances kicks off at the historic Metzger Building in the heart of the evolving Library Square on April 21. The 2018 Spring/Summer season will feature three Tony Award winners, including an iconic Broadway legend, a trio of divas from across the pond, a duo of musical misfits...and undie-rockers. This season at The Cabaret, every performance is a grand opening and will celebrate all things cabaret with unique experiences, champagne toasts, and red carpet rollouts.
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 9, 2015
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents So Good For The Soul, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at  www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents So Good For The Soul: A Tribute to the Music of Motown-Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8PM.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 24, 2016
Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  HEATHER HEADLEY, who is currently performing the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, October 2.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 24, 2016
This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2021
With the long-running Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony nominations for book, music, and lyrics. Another Grammy nomination for the score (with Alex Bradford) of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God followed, as well as another Tony nomination for the score of Working.
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 22, 2016
Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that singer and actress Salome Bey has died at age 86.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020
For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, the decision to go dark for the remainder of its 20th anniversary (2020-2021) season due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was particularly painful as it had just opened its newly-renovated theater building to patrons in January.
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016
The FUN HOME author's join Micki Grant, Jane Cox, Ari Laura Kreith, Lear deBessonet, and Elsa Rael as honorees.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2020
Jennifer Holliday took to Twitter to post an inspirational video of herself singing the hymn 'His Eye is on the Sparrow'.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2019
Geva Theatre Center's 46th Season concludes with the world premiere of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House, written and directed by Keith Glover, with music by Son House, Billy Thompson and Keith Glover, musical direction by Billy Thompson and choreography by Norwood Pennewell, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 1 through June 2, 2019.