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Denzel Washington Returns to Broadway + More NYC Events 4/27–5/3

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Denzel wraps up the Broadway season.As of April 27, the 2017–18 Broadway season has officially come to a close, culminating in appropriately high-profile fashion. The final show to open is none other than the Denzel Washington-starring revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,” running through July 1 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed by George C. Wolfe, expect the production to be a contender for a number of Tony Awards in June, including best revival and best leading actor in a play for Washington. Be part of his world.In celebration of its 35th birthday, the New York Pops will pay tribute
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Original Hercules Muses, Kerry Butler & More Will Tribute Alan Menken at NY Pops Gala

Kerry Butler Audrey in the Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors, and Cheryl Freeman, Roz Ryan, Vaneese Thomas, and Lillias White voices of the Muses in Disney's animated classic Hercules will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 35th Birthday Gala, Part of His World The Songs of Alan Menken on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 700 p.m. in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, presented by The New York Pops.
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Jordin Sparks To Headline One Night With The Stars For Wigs & Wishes

Wigs & Wishes will present “One Night with the Stars” on Dec. 4, 2017 in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

The Garden Theater holds 5700 seats. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Ticket prices range from $66 to $1,006 for VIP seating that includes celebrity meet and greet, swag bag and seating in the first three rows.

Click here for a short video about Wigs & Wishes.

The all-star Broadway, TV, pop and film star line-up for “One Night with the Stars” includes performances by Jordin Sparks, Betty Buckley, Noah Galvin, Mandy Gonzalez, Sal Valentinetti, James Maslow, Lillias White, Lainie Kazan, Anthony Rapp, Jon Jon Briones, Jenn Gambatese, Sharon Catherine Brown, Telly Leung, Tom Bergeron, Bruce Vilanch, and a Special All-Star Performance created by Nappytabs. “One Night with the Stars” is directed by Billy Blanks Jr. who has been the performance director at the newly renovated Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, Ct for the past year.
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Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's Half Time Next Year

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White The Life, Sesame Street will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team.
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Tony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead The Funkentine Rapture at Feinstein's/54 Below

On Monday, June 19th at 7 P.M. amp 930 P.M. at Feinstein's54 Below 254 West 54th Street, Tony Award-Winners James Monroe Iglehart Aladdin, Hamilton amp Lillias White Fela, Netflix's The Get Down with Eric LeJaun Summers Kinky Boots, Motown, Lawrence Clayton The Color Purple and Charity Angel Dawson Waitress bring back the funk in the concert performances of The Funkentine Rapture, Music amp Lyrics by Lee Summers, Book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake.
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Photo Flash: First Look - Lillias White Takes on London in This Joint Is Jumpin'

Tony-winning Broadway star Lillias White makes her London debut in This Joint Is Jumpin', featuring New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers in a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. Press night is 6 April and BroadwayWorld has a first look at White and the company in action below
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The Get Down Part 2 Review

Baz Luhrmann’s epic coming of age musical drama comes to an emotionally thrilling and satisfying conclusion in The Get Down Part 2. This stylized account of the rise of rap and hip hop in 1970’s Bronx, New York picks up one year following the events of Part One, which introduced us to an enormous cast of unique characters including young high school lovers Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero (Justice Smith) and Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola).

By the end of that initial six episode arc, Books and his friends had formed the Get Down Brothers and were ready to take over the Bronx with their new style of music. Meanwhile, Mylene Cruz and the Soul Madonnas’ had their first hit single and seemed on their way to conquering the gospel music charts. Ezekiel and Mylene’s love story is a major driving force of the narrative but The Get Down is so
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‘The Get Down’ Part 2 Trailer and New Photos: The Rebels Return to Pursue Their Dream

‘The Get Down’ Part 2 Trailer and New Photos: The Rebels Return to Pursue Their Dream
When “The Get Down” returns for the second half of its first season on Netflix, the year is 1978; one year after The Get Down Brothers defeated The Notorious Three. Despite that victory, Zeke (Justice Smith), aka Books, and the rest of the crew are still trying to make their mark with an emerging musical style.

In the trailer for the series’ return below, though, we can see Books in a stuffy blazer, and even though he can make anything look good, it’s so drab and dismal compared to the red he wears when he rhymes. Does that fact that Ed Koch is mayor have anything to do with it? Run, Zeke, run!

Read More: ‘The Get Down’: Netflix Releases New Music Video and Soundtrack Details Ahead of the Show’s Return — Watch

Unfortunately, Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore) appears to have sunken even deeper into Fat Annie’s (Lillias White) clutches.
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Live Now: Watch 'Concert for America' Featuring the Best of Broadway

BroadwayWorld is pleased to stream Live the star-studded 'Concert for America.'The sold-out show - created and produced bySeth RudetskyandJames Wesley- will feature performances and appearances byBetty Buckley, Michelle Collins, Lilla Crawford, Brian d'Arcy James, Sharon Gless, Judy Gold, Richard Kind, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Liz Larsen, Caissie Levy, Beth Malone, Carrie Manolakos, Stephanie Mills, Jessie Mueller, Kate Mulgrew, Julia Murney, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, Piper Perabo, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Caroline Rhea, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Shayna Steele, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ben Vereen, Lillias White, Betsy Wolfeand more.
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Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’

Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’
Broadway’s biggest stars are lending their voices to an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday, designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

The event is already sold out, but People and Entertainment Weekly is streaming the show live from N.Y.C.’s Town Hall beginning at 3 p.m. Est — right here on People.com.

It’ll also be streaming on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to People.com/Pen, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity,
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The Get Down Review: Baz Luhrmann's Drama Deserves a Pretty Good Rap

The Get Down Review: Baz Luhrmann's Drama Deserves a Pretty Good Rap
Toward the end of Episode 2 of The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set drama about the rise of hip-hop and the fall of disco in New York City, there’s a line of dialogue that hints at the both the undeniable joys and the patented absurdities of the show’s premise and execution.

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“This ain’t Disneyland!” shouts Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore), a famed graffiti artist and sometimes drug dealer-turned-aspiring DJ. “This s–t is the f—in Bronx!”

You wouldn’t expect even the most wide-eyed dreamer to
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 6/28/16- Dreamgirls

Today in 1987, the First Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of RampB acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.'
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Tony Winner Lillias White to Celebrate 65th Birthday with Series of Concerts in July

Tony Award-winner Lillias White Dreamgirls, Barnum, Chicago, The Life and Fela is set to return to The Triad 158 W. 72nd St. on the Upper West Side for three special performances of The Birthday Show - celebrating White's 65th Birthday on Friday, July 22nd at 9Pm, Saturday, July 23rd at 11Pm and Sunday, July 24th at 7Pm. Lillias White is also featured in 'The Get Down', the newNetflix series, executive produced by the legendaryBaz Luhrmann scheduled to begin streaming on Netflix on August 12th, 2016.
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Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty
Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv

— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando.

The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the
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Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty
[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance
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Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty
[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance
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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre
Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Fran Drescher,
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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

  • PEOPLE.com
Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre
Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love"; People and Playbill will exclusively release the music video of the A-list chorus; and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida.
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Barrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 Night Of A Thousand Judys Lineup

Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid and Nadia Quinn amp Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies to headline the sixth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting hosted by Justin Sayre.
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