Tag: Great White Way

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Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History ...

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title ...
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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when ...
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Kandi Burruss: Preps Wedding Special & Releases Play DVD

Bravo is gearing up for the June 1 debut of Kandi Burruss’s latest spin-off series, “Kandi’s Wedding.” The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star will chronicle her road to the alter with fiancé Todd Tucker in a wedding series showcasing their ...
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Diva Delight: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole To ...

On the heels of garnering seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, the hit Broadway show “After Midnight” has announced three music veterans will join the impressive roster of all-star entertainers who have been featured in the musical. Grammy winners ...
Music

Center Stage: Broadway Star Billy Porter Releasing New CD

Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran Billy Porter is gearing up for the release of his new CD, “Billy’s Back on Broadway” (Concord Records). The album, Porter’s first solo offering since his 2005 independent release, “At the Corner of Broadway + Soul,” ...
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Sick Leave: “Motown” Star Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

Tony Award-nominated performer Valisia LeKae has departed “Motown: The Musical” on Broadway after learning she has ovarian cancer. LeKae was six months into her run in one of the Great White Way’s biggest box-office hits upon learning of her diagnosis. ...
TV

Back For More: R. Kelly Readying More “Trapped In The ...

Looking for more of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” series? Well, if chapters 1-33 weren’t enough, the R&B star is returning to the IFC channel with more chapters of his hip-hopera. R. Kelly and IFC have announced that the ...
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Kandi Burruss: Big Apple Bound In Off-Broadway Show

Fresh on the heals of producing her own production in Atlanta called “A Mother’s Love” in November to rave reviews, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss is readying a run in the off-Broadway show, “Newsical the Musical.” Burruss will ...
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All That Jazz: Fantasia & Dulé Hill Dazzle In “After ...

“After Midnight” is an alluring new Broadway production that shines bright like the mid-day sun! Set in the 1930’s in Harlem, this finger-snapping, foot-tapping trip through the Renaissance era is a seductively joyous jazz journey. Repackaged from the 2011 and ...
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Center Stage: La Toya Jackson Heading Off-Broadway

Reality TV star La Toya Jackson is headed to the Great White Way to star in the off-Broadway show, “Newsical the Musical.” The 56-year-old entertainer will begin in the production on Sept. 3, taking over for Emmy-winning “227” star Jackée ...