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New After Midnight Star Vanessa Williams & Whoopi Goldberg Visit Harlem’s Hottest Nightclub

New After Midnight Star Vanessa Williams & Whoopi Goldberg Visit Harlem’s Hottest Nightclub
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Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Williams, who was just named the newest guest soloist in After Midnight, pays a visit to K.D. Lang and the stars of the hit Duke Ellington revue at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre the week of February 17, 2014.

Tony Nominee Vanessa Williams to Join the Cast of After Midnight on Broadway

Tony Nominee Vanessa Williams to Join the Cast of After Midnight on Broadway

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams is the latest special guest star set to board the Duke Ellington musical After Midnight. Williams will begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 1 and play through May 11. The musical revue, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, started previews on October 18 with Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino the first in a rotating ...

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Lifetime's TV Remake of The Trip to Bountiful Puts on the Brakes, Pushes Back Air Date

Lifetime's TV Remake of The Trip to Bountiful Puts on the Brakes, Pushes Back Air Date

Good things come to those who wait—we guess! The air date of the small screen adaptation of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the recent Broadway revival alongside new cast members Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer, has been pushed back. Helmed by Michael Wilson, who also directed the stage ...

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Bebe Neuwirth Is Yo Mama, Bridges Crosses to B'way & Jonathan Groff Wants Love in This Week's Datebook

Bebe Neuwirth Is Yo Mama, Bridges Crosses to B'way & Jonathan Groff Wants Love in This Week's Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading the news all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! From welcoming The Bridges of Madison County to Tovah Feldshuh's final swing on the Pippin trapeze to a star-studded cabaret at 54 Below—what more could your calendar hold? Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, JANUARY 13
LAUREN MOLINA & JASON TAM GET ...

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Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake

Next stop, BountifulBlair Underwood and Keke Palmer are on tap to appear in the Lifetime TV remake of The Trip to Bountiful, alongside previously announced Tony winner and Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson and Tony nominee Vanessa Williams. Tyson and Williams recently starred in the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s celebrated drama, and will reprise the roles of Carrie ...

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The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Trip to Bountiful, Starring Tony Winner Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams, Set for Lifetime Screen Reboot

The Broadway journey may be over for the recent revival of The Trip to Bountiful, but the story of Carrie Watts will live on in a new Lifetime TV remake of Horton Foote’s celebrated play. Featuring Tony winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams reprising their roles from the Broadway production, the new small screen adaptation will begin filming November ...

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Exclusive! Miss Americas Unite as Nina Davuluri Meets Vanessa Williams at The Trip to Bountiful

Exclusive! Miss Americas Unite as Nina Davuluri Meets Vanessa Williams at The Trip to Bountiful
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What does newly crowned Miss America Nina Davuluri do during her first week on the job? Pay a visit to a former Miss America, of course! Davaluri caught a matinee of Horton Foote’s emotional drama The Trip to Bountiful on September 18, and headliner Vanessa Williams, the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America, was thrilled to meet ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Sets Exit Date for The Trip to Bountiful; Leon Addison Brown to Star as Ludie Watts

Cuba Gooding Jr. Sets Exit Date for The Trip to Bountiful; Leon Addison Brown to Star as Ludie Watts

The Broadway journey is over for Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., who will depart the Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful on August 27. The star, who plays the role of Ludie Watts in the Broadway revival, will exit the show early due to a change in schedule for an upcoming film. His understudy, Leon Addison Brown, will succeed ...

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Show Me the Portrait! Sardi’s Unveils a Tribute to The Trip to Bountiful Star Cuba Gooding Jr.

Show Me the Portrait! Sardi’s Unveils a Tribute to The Trip to Bountiful Star Cuba Gooding Jr.
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The Trip to Bountiful headliner Cuba Gooding Jr. was the guest of honor at Sardi’s on August 22, when the legendary New York restaurant unveiled a portrait of the Oscar winner and newly minted Broadway star. Gooding was joined by his co-stars Vanessa Williams, Adepero Oduye and Tom Wopat, who were on hand to cheer him on and toast ...

Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star

Happy Birthday, Michael Urie! Billy Porter, Vanessa Williams & More Honor the Buyer & Cellar Star
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In the one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, Michael Urie spends his nights alone in Barbra Streisand’s basement, but the stage and screen star was surrounded by friends on August 7 when he celebrated his birthday at Tony’s DiNapoli in Times Square. The family style Italian restaurant unveiled a portrait of Urie paying tribute to Babs in Buyer & Cellar, which ...

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