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Tituss Burgess Breaks Out In “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

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If you have not heard of the Netflix original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, then you are truly missing out on a gem. The series premiered on Netflix on March 6 and has taken off in popularity. Partly due to the incredibly funny and talented Tituss Burgess (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid). Burgess plays “Titus Andromedon”, Kimmy’s scene stealing roommate-gay best friend , created especially for him by SNL veteran and writer, Tina Fey.

unbreakableStarring Ellie Kemper (“Bridesmaids”) in the title role, the show follows her character’s reintroduction to the outside world after being rescued from an underground bunker in which she lived the past 15 years. Having been part of a doomsday cult, Kimmy is given the chance to start life over again in New York City.

Kimmy later ends up rooming with Burgess’ character and that’s really when the show takes off. From there, we wait and watch for “Titus” to grace the screen with something witty, shady, or musical. And when we tell you Burgess sings in this show, we mean he SINGS!!! Everything from “Circle of Life” from The Lion King to “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men.

Watch Below as Burgess shows us what he does best with “Pinot Noir”. Catch the entire season only on Netflix! You won’t be disappointed. You’ll actually be doubled over.

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The World is Wide Enough: Hamilton Second National Tour to Begin February 2018

Jazmine Harper-Davis

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Only days after launching the first national tour of Hamilton last week, producer Jeffrey Sellers announced that a second national tour will kick off in Seattle starting February 2018. After a six-week engagement, the tour will travel to Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Costa Mesa, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The second touring company will be the fourth Hamilton production to play concurrently in the U.S. Joining the first national tour (currently in San Fransisco before moving to L.A later this summer), the sit-down production in Chicago (which started September  2016), and the current Broadway production, with a London staging debuting in November of this year.

In a press statement, Seller comments:

“Beginning in 2018 more than 8,000 people a night will have the opportunity to see the show somewhere in North America. Indeed, Hamilton is for everyone. There has been tremendous interest in the show from markets across the country. The best way to get the show in front of as many people as possible is to form a new company to crisscross the country.”

The cast has yet to be announced, but keep checking into Broadway Black to be the first in the know!

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Montego Glover Set for The New York Pops at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Jazmine Harper-Davis

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Tony nominees Montego Glover, last seen in The Royale at Lincoln Center, and Tony Yazbeck  are set to star with The New York Pops in a  cabaret performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City  on September 19 to perform some of their favorite show tunes. Tony Yazbeck replaces the previously announced Joshua Henry. The event, described as “an intimate evening of dining and entertainment” will be led by Pops music director Steven Reineke.

“The New York Pops annual cabaret evening is one of our most intimate and exciting events each year,” said Reineke in a statement. “The event raises money for our vital music education programs, which reach thousands of New York City children each year. Montego and Tony are both extremely talented (and busy) performers, and they are extraordinarily kind and generous people. We are all looking forward to hearing them perform up close and personal. This is going to be a tremendous night.”

All proceeds will support The New York Pops’ PopsEd music programs, which reach over 4,000 New York City students each year.

Single tickets range from $275-$500 and ticket packages begin at $2,500. To purchase, visit www.newyorkpops.org or call 212-765-7677.

 

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