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Audra McDonald: Pregnant With Second Child At 45

Actress Audra McDonald may not win a Tony this year, but she may give birth to one. The six-time Tony Award winner is pregnant with her second child at age 45. This will be the first child for McDonald and ...
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color ...

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White ...
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Wildest Dreams: Tina Turner’s Life Story Becoming A Musical

Iconic rock and soul superstar Tina Turner has signed off on her life story being turned into a theatrical production. The 76-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has partnered with Dutch producer/businessman Joop van den Ende for “Tina: ...
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The Color Purple: Celebrities Flock To See The Broadway Revival

[quote]”‘The Color Purple’ has been born again, and its conversion is a glory to behold,” wrote The New York Times.[/quote] It’s those types of reviews that have celebrities and theatergoers coming in masses to the Great White Way to see ...
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Jennifer Holliday: Talks Health Challenges, Dream Duets & Broadway Revivals

She’s Broadway royalty and Jennifer Holliday approaches the entertainment business on her own terms – recording when she wants to, how she wants to and whatever she wants to. Now, after a 23-year hiatus, this Tony Award-winning original member of ...
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Audra McDonald: Marvels As Billie Holliday In “Lady Day at ...

Want know why Audra McDonald is the most-celebrate performer in Tony Awards history? Well, just go see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and you will understand why! The six-time Tony Award winner is transfixing as Billie Holliday in ...
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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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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 ...