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Posts Tagged ‘Kenny Leon’

21 Dec. 2015

The WIZ LIVE, now on DVD

What’s in your Christmas stocking? THE WIZ LIVE, DVD release Looking for the perfect holiday stocking stuffer? Might I suggest you ease on down the road to your local retailer for NBC’s musical television production of The Wiz Live! Following a successful television debut to a record number of viewers the DVD release hits streets […]

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15 Jul. 2015

Zadan, Meron, Leon and Fierstein casting call for THE WIZ LIVE!

NBC ANNOUNCES L.A.-BASED CASTING CALL FOR DOROTHY IN HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF ‘THE WIZ LIVE!’ Producers Looking for Young Woman With Extraordinary Voice to Bring Iconic Role to Life for TV Event NBC is having a Los Angeles-based open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network’s upcoming holiday special “The Wiz Live!,” […]

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23 Jun. 2014

Tupac Shakur penetrated culture, race and religion

There is much ado about the new Broadway musical, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME. The story set in “Anywhere Urban, USA” meets the powerful rhyme, verse and beat of the late Tupac Shakur, a global icon of hip hop legend. Not unlike the roll call of storied celebrities whose legacy beyond the grave eclipsed their […]

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16 Jun. 2014

Hip Hop on Broadway, Kenny Leon breaks new ground

Monday, June 16, marked the 43rd birthday of the late hip hop, improvisational street poet, inner city legend and international icon, Tupac Shakur. When describing 2Pac, it is convenient to reach for words from contemporary jargon, held beliefs by distant observers; but to know him was to explore his lyrics, his rhymes and poetry, his […]

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09 Jun. 2014

Broadway’s new heyday: McDonald, Leon, Pinkins, Williams & more

There’s no mistaking Audra McDonald for anything but a superstar and this year’s TONY Awards underscore the assertion.  The 43-year old mother, newlywed and perennial Broadway favorite was bestowed her sixth award, a record-breaker. For this momentous distinction, McDonald portrays a snapshot in the life of legendary blues singer, Billie Holiday. The musical’s official title, […]

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