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Wendy Williams: Lands New TV Special About Broadway Debut

Wendy Williams’ hot streak continues as the daytime talk show host has landed a new TV special on the recently rebranded TVGN, formerly the TV Guide Channel. The network has ordered an hour-long special that will chronicle the chat host’s ...
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Life Goes On: Tupac Shakur To Live On Broadway

A production called “Holler If Ya Hear Me” featuring music by the late rapper Tupac Shakur is currently being workshopped with plans to make a Broadway debut later this year to run during the 2013-2014 stage season. A developmental workshop ...
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Whitney Houston: Broadway-Bound In “The Bodyguard”

Heather Headley is currently the ‘Queen of the Night,’ starring as Whitney Houston in the U.K. musical production, “The Bodyguard.” Launched last fall on London’s West End, the big-budget show is gearing up to launch on Broadway in 2014. Headley ...
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Tony Awards: Black Is Back On The Great White Way

It was the second-most diverse night in Tony Awards history, as four African-American actors won statues in major categories from the American Theatre Wing.  Not since 1982 – the year that “Dreamgirls” reigned supreme – have four Black thespians won ...
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“Kinky Boots” On Broadway: Far From A Drag

If I had Cyndi Lauper pen a bonus track for the hit Broadway production “Kinky Boots,” it would be called, “Everyone Has Their Moment!” The tune would embody the story of stage veteran Billy Porter, who is certainly having his ...
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“Jekyll & Hyde:” Deborah Cox’s Broadway Musical Ending

After being snubbed by the Tony Awards this year for its return to Broadway, “Jekyll & Hyde” is closing early. The show was slated to perform 16 weeks in a limited engagement on the Great White Way. The musical starring ...
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Broadway Bound: Wendy Williams Joining “Chicago”

Talk show host Wendy Williams will make her Broadway stage debut this summer in the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago.” Williams will take over the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago” at the Ambassador Theatre for a seven week ...
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Angie Stone & Brian McKnight: Star In Production “Love Lies”

R&B stars Angie Stone and Brian McKnight have joined the national tour of three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle’s play, “Love Lies.” The musical, which made its debut last summer at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, is based on three ...
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In Marvin’s Memory: Lynn Whitfield & Clifton Powell Star In ...

Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield and NAACP Image Award-winning actor Clifton Powell star in the theatrical production about the late soul icon Marvin Gaye. The play, “My Brother Marvin,” is the “uncut” and “untold story” of the R&B icon who ...
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“Jekyll & Hyde:” Deborah Cox & Constantine Maroulis Marvel In ...

It is the classic tale of good and evil, but the touring musical “Jekyll & Hyde” is more progressive then its predecessors! The show, which recently played six shows at the acclaimed Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC, offers ...