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BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2018
by - Sep 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Lead THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE In Scottsdale Postponed
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10 (more...)

BWW TV: You're Gonna Love Her- Jennifer Holliday Steps Into Shug's Shoes in THE COLOR PURPLE
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. (more...)

Broadway's Nick Scandalios and Designer Scott Clyve to Teach at Boston College This Semester
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. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Jennifer Holliday Joins THE COLOR PURPLE
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. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Below, watch the actress speak with USA Today about the iconic role, as well as footage of her amazing performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday as THE COLOR PURPLE's Shug Avery!
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

Arena Stage to Present PULLMAN PORTER BLUES, Starring E. Faye Butler, This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country to sweep D.C. audiences along for a ride in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West, whose work at Arena Stage includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 - January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Jason George, Gregory North and More Join Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse presents Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. This plays tonight, November 5 - December 1, 2013, with a press opening night and The Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on November 10. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Play 5 Shows at 54 Below, 12/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday is set to return to the stage for five cabaret performances on December 26 - 29, at 54 Below. Tickets are $50-$75 and can be purchased at: http://54below.com/artist/jennifer-holliday/ (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse is currently presenting Reginald Rose's classic drama TWELVE ANGRY MEN, the second production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. The show began previews November 5 and will continue through December 1, 2013, officially opening tonight, November 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez & Jennifer Holliday Sing 'And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going' at American Idol Finale
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012

Jennifer Holliday sang her signature song 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' with 16 year-old Jessica Sanchez on the American Idol Season 11 Finale. Check out the video below. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday, Jessica Sanchez Duet on IDOL Finale Tonight, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie in Broadway's Dreamgirls, previously announced on her Twitter account that she would be duetting with Top 2 finalist, Jessica Sanchez on the season finale of AMERICAN IDOL tonight. (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: Jennifer Holliday & Michael Bennett!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2012

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gems of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we bring you DREAMGIRLS collaborators Jennifer Holliday and Michael Bennett in 1984. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Holliday to Perform on Tonight's IDOL Finale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

On tonight's AMERICAN IDOL season finale, Broadway vet Kristin Chenoweth and Top 2 finalist Jessica Sanchez will perform a duet of the late Donna Summer's hit single, 'Enough is Enough'. Jennifer Holliday, the original Effie in Broadway's Dreamgirls, will also take her turn duetting with Sanchez. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Duet with Jessica Sanchez on AMERICAN IDOL?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Earlier this month on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page immediately following the performance: 'Yes, I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Will Headline THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE In Scottsdale
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday's 'God Is Faithful' Video Released!
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2012

Broadway veteran Jennifer Holliday, best known for starring in the original production of DREAMGIRLS, just released a music video for 'God Is Faithful,' from her Goodness & Mercy album. Check it out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/15/2015 - Drama League Awards, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: The Drama League Awards luncheon is today, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM begins in London, and WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER opens off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Sanchez Wows with DREAMGIRLS on AMERICAN IDOL!
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2012

Last night on 'American Idol' pint-sized powerhouse Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges with her performance of 'And I'm Telling You,' but they weren't the only ones who were impressed. Original 'Effie' Jennifer Holliday wrote on her Twitter page: 'Yes,I was at home watching when Jessica Sang My Song 2Nite.. My Heart was beating fast &I was overwhelmed! So PROUD!' (more...)

Brenda Braxton, N'Kenge, and More to Headline Amas Musical Theatre's Gala
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Preview Announced for BOJANGLES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

A Free Sample Showing of BOJANGLES A New Musical by James E./Prez Carter (more...)

Cres O'Neal Coming to the Metropolitan Room, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children. (more...)

Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The "Marvelous" Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

Cres O'Neal Coming to the Metropolitan Room, Today
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. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Welcomes Denise Spann Morgan & The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Now thru Jan 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' tonight, Jan. 9-13. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Opens Up About Inauguration Decision on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - 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. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Performance at Trump Inauguration
by Alan Henry - 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.  (more...)

UPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration Concert
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. (more...)

CONFIRMED: Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump Inauguration 'For the People'
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. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Jan 9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' Jan. 9-13. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Sings DREAMGIRLS at the Apollo
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2012

Before Jennifer Hudson gave Effie White life on the big screen, Jennifer Holliday was playing her on the Broadway stage. This summer, Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the Muny in St. Louis. She recently performed the DREAMGIRLS anthem 'And I'm Telling You' at the Apollo Theatre, and you can catch it by clicking below! (more...)

The Cabaret Pops Champagne on New Home With Full Season of Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Motowon Tribute Coming to bergenPAC in January
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

bergenPAC presents So Good For The Soul! A Tribute to the Music of Motown
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. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Continues Shows at 54 Below Through Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday returns to the cabaret stage through tomorrow, Sunday, December 29, at 54 Below. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, Jan 9-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert's award-winning 'And God Created Great Whales' Jan. 9-13. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - 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! (more...)

BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
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 (more...)

Patti LaBelle Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaBelle is following Steve Nicks' lead, and joining the cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, appearing in the four episodes of the upcoming 'FREAK SHOW' anthology. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OBBA BABATUNDE Talks BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
by Don Grigware - Aug 1, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls), Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Patti LaBelle Set to Return to Broadway as AFTER MIDNIGHT's Next Guest Star?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

According to Out.com, music legend Patti LaBelle just attended a performance of Broadway's After Midnight, and will be the next star to join the guest lineup at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Current guest star Vanessa Williams will end her limited run on May 11, and will be followed by Fantasia, who returns on May 13. (more...)

FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron Among League of Professional Theatre Women 2016 Award Winners
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. (more...)

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