Sunday, May 26, 2024

Get Ready and Preview MOTOWN's Broadway Return! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: ?Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limit…

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon, Amber Iman, Wayne Brady and More Join Miscast24 by Darryn King

Wayne Brady (The Wiz), Amber Iman (Lempicka), Jinkx Monsoon (Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago) and Mykal Kilgore (Motown the Musical) will perform at Miscast24. This year’s edition of the a…

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- From Ham To Spam with Nik Walker

U Guys, this week's BroadwayWorld Recap has all the latest Bway updates! Then I am joined by actor and writer Nik Walker to talk about his amazing career! From performing in two different Br…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:06PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Ephraim Sykes to Star in Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center by Darryn King

Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez and Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes will star as Albert, Rosie and Conrad Birdie, respectively, in the classic Charles Strouse-Michael…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Nicholas Christopher, Leslie Uggams and More Join Jelly’s Last Jam at Encores! by Darryn King

Nicholas Christopher, Leslie Uggams, John Clay III and Tiffany Mann have joined the cast of the New York City Center Encores! presentation of Jelly’s Last Jam. The show, directed by Ro…

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Monday, November 27, 2023


Nik Walker, now in the just opened revival of the Monty Python musical Spamalot, chatted with Theater Pizzazz contributor Ron Fassler on what it’s like cavorting onstage with a splendid gr…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:28AM
Saturday, August 5, 2023

Broadway Actor Clifton Oliver Dead at 47: He 'Had His Final Curtain Call' - People Magazine

Oliver's other theatrical credits include Bella: An American Tall Tale, Miracle Brothers, Dreamgirls and Motown the Musical, according to Playbill ...

SOURCE: Google at 05:33AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Costume Designer Emilio Sosa on Going From Project Runway to Broadway by Playbill

Costume designer (and Project Runway alum) Emilio Sosa designed a staggering five shows this Broadway season. But he didn’t start out wanting to do costume design, he wanted to work in fas…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:55PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Arthur Callahan, Company Manager For AIN'T TOO PROUD & More, Has Passed Away

Arthur Callahan, Company Manager for Ain't Too Proud on Broadway, the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and the National Tour of Motown The Musical, has passed away. 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:02PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

With Three Shows on Broadway, Costume Designer Emilio Sosa Is All About First Instinct - The two-time Tony nominee is busier than ever with '1776,' 'A by Carey Purcell

The two-time Tony nominee is busier than ever with 1776, A Beautiful Noise and Ain't No Mo' --- Emilio Sosa is making up for lost time. The 55-year-old costume designer admits he wasn't a th…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Everything you need to know about 'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations ...

Broadway cast member Jawan M. Jackson played Melvin Franklin in Motown the Musical, and then again in Ain't Too Proud. When he spoke to Playbill, ...

SOURCE: Google at 01:13AM
Monday, September 19, 2022

Marva Hicks Dies: Singer-Actor Appeared In Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’, ‘Motown The Musical’ by Greg Evans

Marva Hicks, the singer and actor who made her Broadway debut in 1981’s Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music and most recently appeared in 2013’s Motown The Musical, died September 16 in N…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:12PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Morgan James, Lauren Molina & More Join ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: SHE ROCKS Honoring Diane Warren

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: SHE ROCKS will be presented by The PATH Fund, Inc on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Le Poisson Rouge. Performers include Amanda Green - Tony Award Nominee* (Mr. Satur…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:11PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Jawan M. Jackson Recounts Otis Williams' Phone Call About Becoming an Official Member of The Temptations by Lindsey Sullivan

Jawan M. Jackson, the former star of Ain't Too Proud and vlogger has become an official member of The Temptations, stepping into the spot once held by the late Melvin Franklin,…

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Dailymotion モータウンの最新動画(ページ2) Charl Brown plays the silky-voiced Smokey Robinson in "Motown The Musical." Ryan Shaw, Sasha Hutchings, ...

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Ain't Too Proud Alum Jawan M. Jackson Becomes Official Member of The Temptations by Lindsey Sullivan

Jawan M. Jackson, a former star of Ain't Too Proud and vlogger has become an official member of the iconic music group The Temptations. After playing Melvin Franklin in both A…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Jawan M. Jackson & Amber Wright Welcome Baby Boy by Lindsey Sullivan

Baby love! Jawan M. Jackson, who was last seen on Broadway as Melvin Franklin in Ain't Too Proud, has welcomed a baby boy with Amber Wright. Brayden Kingslee Jackson was born on April 17. Ja…

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

West Side Story Star Ariana DeBose to Host Saturday Night Live by Lindsey Sullivan

Live from New York, it's a Broadway favorite on Saturday night! West Side Story star, Tony nominee and former vlogger Ariana DeBose will host Saturday Night Live on January 15…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Odds & Ends: West Side Story's Ariana DeBose Named Best Supporting Actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Ariana DeBose Wins L.A. Critics Award  Tony nominee and former vlogger Ariana DeBose is wowing audiences as A…

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Watch Ain’t Too Proud’s Jawan M. Jackson in a New Episode of Playbill’s Holiday Concert Series by Playbill

Ain’t Too Proud star Jawan M. Jackson stopped by the Playbill Studio to sing his version of Irving Berlin's “White Christmas,” joined by Aaron Marcellus, in a new episode of Playbill�…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:18PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

BWW Interview: Jawan M. Jackson Chats About Christmas, Growing up in Detroit, and Performing Live Again

Jawan M. Jackson is a man of many talents. Singer, actor, and songwriter, the Detroit native knows a thing or two about Motown, and his roles in Broadway’s Motown the Musical and Ain’t T…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:55AM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Watch Broadway's Morgan James in 1st Installment of Playbill's Holiday Concert Series by Playbill

To celebrate the holiday season, the Playbill Studio is hosting the Holiday Concert Series, with a new episode released every Friday in December. In this first installment, Broadway's Morga…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:48PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Nik Walker Never Thought He Would Do Musicals, Now He's Dancing and Singing in Ain't Too Proud by Michael Appler

Age: 32 Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts  Current Role: Nik Walker joined the cast of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations as Otis Williams on February 28, 2020, repla…

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Brandon Victor Dixon Talks BROADWAY OUT EAST by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: Want more Backstage Live episodes? Visit Richard Ridge chats with Brandon Victor Dixon, wh…

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Motown the Musical's Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, and More Reunite on Stars in the House May 15 by Andrew Gans

Charl Brown guest hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefiting The Actors Fund.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

THE LION KING - Introducing Kayi Ushe as Simba in London's West End by Disney On Broadway

He just can’t wait - Londoner Kayi Ushe is set to take over the role of ‘Simba’ when Disney’s award-winning musical, THE LION KING, returns to the London stage this Summer! Having pe…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Message from WICKED's Brittney Johnson! by BroadwayWorld

Sign up for Brittney's class on April 25 here: Brittney teaches acting through song, monologue and scene w…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

BWW Interview: Patrice Covington Talks About Playing Erma Franklin on GENIUS: ARETHA

Covington starred on Broadway in 'The Color Purple.' Her other stage roles include 'The Heart of Rock & Roll,' 'Motown the Musical,' 'The Book of Mormon,' and 'Dreamgirls.' 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:42AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Checking In With… N'Kenge, Star of Caroline, or Change, Motown the Musical, and More by Andrew Gans

The actor, vocal coach, and producer will also be part of a virtual reading of Black Butterfly, which she co-wrote with Mary McCallum.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:37AM
Monday, February 1, 2021

Broadway's Ariana DeBose Tapped for Space Thriller Film ISS by Lindsey Sullivan

The Prom and West Side Story film star Ariana DeBose has her next project lined up. The Tony nominee is set to play Kira Foster, a promising biological engineer, in director Gabriela Cowper…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

“Imagining Marvin”: A Tribute to How Far (and Not Far) We’ve Come by Amy Oestreicher

An interview with Ryan Shaw  In our new digital era, it was an honor to have a Zoom sit-down with 3-time Grammy nominee and Broadway star Ryan Shaw on his new tribute album to Marvin Gaye, …

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards