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  • Life of Tina Turner comes to Broadway in ‘Tina- The Tina Turner Musical’

    MANHATTAN — ‘Tina- The Tina Turner Musical’ lands on Broadway with a powerhouse star. Adrienne Warren is bringing the legacy of rock icon Tina Turner to Broadway, after her stunning performance in London. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her transformation into the global queen of rock ‘n’ roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. She’s a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.  “You know what, it’s a […]

  • Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway with a powerful performance in ‘The Sound Inside’

    NEW YORK — She has stepped into every role from whimsical girlfriend to a pot-peddling mom. Now, Tony Award-winner Mary-Louise Parker is back on stage with another masterful performance in “The Sound Inside.” The powerful prose gives the audience something to think about. Parker plays “Bella,” a professor riddled with cancer. “It’s not one big secret that will really give things away because so many people have different theories about what’s going on.” The actress known for her eclectic characters, […]

  • A backstage and onstage look at ‘Rock of Ages’: Dan makes his stage debut

    NEW YORK — There’s a whole lot that goes into putting on a Broadway show — and a successful one at that. “Rock of Ages” found an audience who came to know and love the music of the ‘80s. Dan Mannarino got a backstage sneak peek to show the story and transformations, as well as make his stage debut for the off-Broadway show. The five-time, Tony-nominated “Rock of Ages” brings the sound track and themes of the ‘80s to life […]

  • A president comes to Broadway with ‘The Great Society’

    NEW YORK — “The Great Society” is a sequel to the Tony Award-winning play “All the Way,” starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. This time around, theater legend Brian Cox portrays our 36th president in an unforgettable performance. The 73-year-old actor was just 17 when LBJ first took office. Johnson’s presidency coincided with the beginning of his acting career in the United Kingdom. “I’m old enough to have grown up during that period,” Cox said. “He’s a tragic figure,” […]

  • Marisa Tomei returns to Broadway stage in revival of ‘The Rose Tattoo’

    NEW YORK — She’s a New Yorker and a Mets fan who just so happens to be an Academy Award winner. Now, Marisa Tomei is back home on stage in the revival of “The Rose Tattoo.” Tomei is electric in her portrayal of “Serafina” in the Tennessee Williams classic “The Rose Tattoo.” The story focuses on a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor The Oscar-winning actress unleashes a range […]

  • Jordin Sparks serves sweet sounds on stage for ‘Waitress’

    NEW YORK — Jordin Sparks is back on the Broadway stage! The singer and former “American Idol” star returns to Broadway in “Waitress.” Sparks made her Broadway debut in “In the Heights” in 2010. Nearly a decade later, she’s back and serving up some sweet sounds as she takes on the lead role of Jenna, a pregnant waitress trapped in an abusive relationship, who copes by finding happiness in baking unusual pies. Another role Sparks has settled into? Motherhood. “It’s cool […]

  • Honoring the female first responders of 9/11

    NEW YORK — Nearly 3,000 lives were lost during the September 11 attacks 18 years ago. What many may not realize is that women were among the first responders who responded to the 9/11 terror attacks. PIX11’s Narmeen Choudhury sat down with two women who were first responders 18 years ago: One is a retired fire captain, the other is now a member an assistant chief in the NYPD. Both broke ground in their respective fields, but say on that […]

  • #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment blurs the lines between theater and reality

    NEW YORK — Blurring the lines between theater and real life in the off-Broadway comedy #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment. It’s based on the true story of one woman’s failed search to find love on OkCupid, which prompts an experiment. “Everything that is said between the characters is taken verbatim for the show between her characters and the real people who interacted with them,” actress Kaitlyn Black said. Also real: the part of the show where they play matchmaker with two […]

  • Barry Manilow, Broadway and beyond

    NEW YORK — Only once in a blue moon do we come across a talent who has conquered the music charts, done television, movie soundtracks, voice overs and even jingles. Barry Manilow has accomplished all that. For a limited time, you can get a chance to experience the magic live as he takes the stage on “Manilow Broadway.” Oji had the chance to chat with him as he promises an evening of nonstop Top 40 Hits and surprises from his […]

  • ‘Sea Wall/A Life’: A Broadway powerhouse times two

    NEW YORK — A unique play is opening on Broadway. In fact, it’s almost as if there are two shows in one. Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are the two leading stars in “Sea Wall/A Life,” a show with two separate monologues that intertwine. Gyllenhaal plays the role of “Abe,” a musician who finds out he is expecting his first child. Sturridge plays the role of “Alex,” and his story focuses on his family: from the first moment he falls […]

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