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Todrick Hall in Kinky Boots
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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Posted August 16, 2016 by jmurray

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as Lola in the Tony Award®-winning musical “Kinky Boots” starting November 1, 2016. Hall will follow […]

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Heather Headley & Jennifer Hudson
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

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 Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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Veronica Harrington
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Angela Robinson: “The Have & Have Nots” Star Assaulted By Fan

Posted March 15, 2016 by jmurray

Fans of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network are so passionate about the series that one literally assaulted the show’s star Angela Robinson. The prime-time soap opera, set in Savannah, Georgia, depicts the lives of the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families (they’re “The Haves”) and the poor […]

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Tina Turner
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Wildest Dreams: Tina Turner’s Life Story Becoming A Musical

Posted February 19, 2016 by jmurray

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: The Musical,” which they plan to either mount on Broadway in New York City or […]

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Lupita Eclisped
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Lupita Nyong’o: Her Broadway Show Is Making History

Posted February 10, 2016 by jmurray

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is part of the critically-acclaimed Broadway production “Eclipsed,” an intense play about a five extraordinary women being held captive in Liberia. The show, which started as an off-Broadway production at The Public Theater, also stars Saycon Sengbloh (“The Color Purple“), Pascale Armand (“The Trip to Bountiful”), Akosua Busia (“Mule Bone”) […]

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Amber Riley 2
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British Bound: Amber Riley Takes On Effie White

Posted February 8, 2016 by jmurray

Coming off her critically-acclaimed performance in NBC’s live production of “The Wiz,” Amber Riley is now taking on another iconic theater role. The “Glee” actress has signed on to play Effie White in the upcoming revival of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” on London’s West End. Riley’s transatlantic stage debut was first revealed by Daily Mail […]

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Brandy Chicago 2
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Brandy Norwood: Razzle Dazzles Em In “Chicago” on Broadway

Posted July 16, 2015 by jmurray

Grammy winner Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut in the long-running musical, “Chicago.” Originally launched on the Great White Way in 1975, the Fred Ebb and John Kander production directed by Bob Fosse holds the distinction of being the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the second longest-running […]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted January 20, 2015 by jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  […]

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