Happy 84th birthday actress, dancer and singer Chita Rivera.
In the retail universe, Grand Metro Housewares, a humble hardware store on Broadway near West 95th Street, resides on a different planet from Macy’s, the megaretailer that had $28 billion in... To view the full story, click the title link.
There are people we encounter every day about whom we may not think very deeply — like the grocer behind the cash register, or the Uber driver depositing us safely home after a long night. In Jitney, which opened January 19 at the Friedman Theatre, A… Read The post ‘Moonlight’ Star André Holland Opens in August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ on Broadway: REVIEW appeared first on Towleroad.
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Show tunes can do just about anything, or so this Inaugural Night fundraiser seemed to say. "Though the name of the man being installed as the new president was never once mentioned, the subtext of the benefit seemed to be a refusal to succumb to any pessimism brought on by his election.
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'August Wilson's Century Cycle is a masterpiece — 10 plays that explore the Black experience in America, decade by decade. Nine of them have been on Broadway. And now the tenth is, too. As directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and starring Andre Holland of Moonlight, this magnificent production of August Wilson's Jitney is one of the best shows to be staged this year. '
Bette Midler turned up for the Hello, Dolly! rehearsals this week and, being the consummate professional everyone knows her to be, she already knew the dance routines. Hello, Dolly! is going to be a very hot number on Broadway this year, and Page 6 reported that even before rehearsals officially began, Midler had spent weeks... Show More Summary
When Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, U Street NW was popping. The D.C. nightlife corridor was once known as Black Broadway, a central hub of black-owned businesses and jazz clubs. It was a natural home base for the inauguration parties and spontaneous street-side celebrations of the weekend America got its first black president.
The Broadway stars came out to shine Friday afternoon at “Concert For America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” at Town Hall, the storied venue for protest and politicking. A visit from actress Sharon Gless added a timely Hollywood spin to the occasion. Show More Summary
On Inauguration Day, performers in New York looked to the future and raised money for causes like civil liberties and women’s health.
Cheer us up, oh wise one! Lin-Manuel Miranda offered a distraction from the fact that our country is going up in flames by sharing rough drafts of Hamilton songs via Twitter Friday. Related: Presents For Every Broadway Fan We're so grateful! First up was a first draft of Right Hand Man, which he wrote in Montauk in 2010. Seven [...]
Mark Ruffalo is making his grand return to Broadway! The 49-year-old Avengers actor, who’s only Broadway credit was in the 2006 revival of Awake and Sing!, is set to star in a revival of Arthur Miller‘s The Price. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Ruffalo The play, which is scheduled to begin performances [...]
I often get what I call the “America feeling.” It’s such an intense emotion, that I usually get all choked up. I got it when I went to see the Broadway show Hamilton, especially during the song “Cabinet Battle #1”: “‘Life, liberty,Show More Summary
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are getting the last laugh after their recent awful run-in with a paparazzo. The couple looked amazing attending August Wilson's Jitney Broadway opening night at Samuel J. Friedman Theater in New York City on Thursday, shaking off the unsettling incident earlier in the day. Show More Summary
Mel B, a former prominent member of the Spice Girls and now a celebrity in her own right, was in the news recently when Spice Girls’ fans eagerly anticipated an exciting reunion of the former members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Wannabe,” the band’s iconic hit single that was released in 1996. Show More Summary
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will bid a fond farewell to their Broadway run this weekend of their elder alter-egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, when Oh, Hello puts on its final performance Sunday. But for any of you who missed their hilarious two-man tour de farce, there’s hope, still. They filmed their performance […]
Past and present and a father and son collide.
August Wilson might be best known for Fences but the Broadway debut of Jitney it's clear the late playwright has a whole lot more to offer. It takes place in 1977 Pittsburgh, focusing on a group of African-American men who shuttle people around the neighborhood for a small fee. Show More Summary
Neil Patrick Harris interrupts James during the show challenging him to a riff-off to settle a dispute and figure out who is truly more Broadway. The post Battle of the Broadway Riffs appeared first on The Good Men Project.