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Savion Glover Celebrates 32 Years On The Stage In One Man Show

Jerrica White

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Tony award winning choreographer, Savion Glover is celebrating 32 years in the business. Thirty.. plus two!? Thirty. Two. I could have sworn Savion was 32! I guess it’s true what they say, black doesn’t crack; and neither does the ambition and talent of this national treasure.

Glover will present his solo show at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

Most recently, Glover’s work was showcased in the show nearest and dearest to our hearts this season, Shuffle Along, for which he was nominated for a Tony and won a Drama Desk Award.

We can look forward to his continuance in advocacy for the art form of tap dance, as he educates and lets us in to his past experiences with Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk in Noise/Funk- 20 Years Later” on October 20.

Thirty two years in the game is truly a blessing. Glover has reached legend status, but that journey certainly was not overnight. In 1983, Glover made his broadway debut as Willie in The Tap Dance Kid. He went on to perform in Black and Blue and Jelly’s Last Jam. He choreographed and starred in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, for which he won the 1996 Tony for best choreography. Notable film credits include: Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” and the acclaimed Academy Award Winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet 2”. Yes, he choreographed those penguins!

This is a night you do not want to miss! For tickets visit HERE.

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Billy Porter Will Star In His New Play Remember To Live At Primary Stages

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The Off-Broadway theatre company, Primary Stages, announced their 35th Anniversary season. Launching the lineup includes a new play by Tony Award-winning & Golden Globe-nominated actor Billy Porter entitled Remember To Live. That’s correct; The Pose(FX) star is a playwright. Beginning performances October 29th, Porter will also be starring in the piece.

Billy Porter draped at the Golden Globes Photo via @theebillyporter IG

Back in 2014 Porter’s While I Yet Live debuted at Primary Stages under the direction of Sheryl Kaller, who will also direct this future production set to premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Remember to Live is told from the perspective of an African-American gay filmmaker. The play centers on the stories of five gay men who all lived through the AIDS crisis and are now grappling with sex, intimacy, redemption, and love all with the indifference the current political climate.

Performances run October 29 through December 22. Additional casting to be announced at a later date.

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Noah J. Ricketts Takes Over The Role of Kristoff in Frozen On Broadway

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The Disney movie turned Broadway musical Frozen welcomes ensemble cast member Noah J. Ricketts into the role of Kristoff. Having understudied the role, he will now take over full-time after Jelani Alladin who originated the role.

He will begin performances Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Ricketts also currently understudies the role of Pabbie. He joined the cast of Frozen directly from the Broadway and touring productions of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Favorite regional credits include Terk, Tarzan® (WWT); C.C., Dreamgirls (North Shore Music Theatre); Jacob, La Cage (Summer Lyric); Hello, Dolly! (St. Louis MUNY); Macbeth (IAA Shakespeare Festival). A proud graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM)

Check out the video below of Noah singing his heart out with “Corner of the Sky” from the musical Pippin

 

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WE DID IT. ❄️ @frozenbroadway

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