Alfre Woodard News

Date of Birth: November 08, 1953 (63)
Birth Place: Tulsa, OK, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Josh Groban Joins Forces with Idina Menzel & More for Find Your Light FoundationPhoto Flash: Josh Groban Joins Forces with Idina Menzel & More for Find Your Light Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, Tony nominee Josh Groban hosted A Celebration for Arts Education, honoring the power of arts education with cocktails, dinner, auction, and performances by Groban, Idina Menzel, Joshua Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell and the cast of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Richard Kind served as auctioneer for the evening. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEEAdventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

Dr. Karen R. January Presents 'Lessons Mama Never Taught Me' at Barnes & Noble with Actress Imani HakimDr. Karen R. January Presents 'Lessons Mama Never Taught Me' at Barnes & Noble with Actress Imani Hakim
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Thursday, April 12, 2017 at 7pm EST, Barnes & Noble will host Dr. Karen R. January's Book Signing at their Upper West Side location 2289 Broadway New York, NY 10024 to present 'Lessons Mama Never Taught Me'. The Q&A will be moderated by Actress Imani Hakim, Former Child Star from UPN's 'Everybody Hates Chris', Netflix's 'Burning Sands' and Syfy's 'Sharknado 4'. (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTWCast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS TodayAMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

The Actors' Gang & Sanofka.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWNThe Actors' Gang & Sanofka.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Actors' Gang today announced a series of post-show talkbacks following the remaining performances of Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte, which is currently performing through Saturday, February 25, 2017 as part of The Actors' Gang Season of Justice at The Actors' Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City.    (more...)

Urban Movie Channel's February Slate Features Exclusive Streaming PremieresUrban Movie Channel's February Slate Features Exclusive Streaming Premieres
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

A celebration of black history and romance, Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents two new exclusive streaming premieres fitting for both Black History Month and Valentine's Day. (more...)

AARP The Magazine Announces Presenters for the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups' AwardsAARP The Magazine Announces Presenters for the 16th Annual Movies for Grownups' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Monday, 1/23/2017- 1/27/2017Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - Monday, 1/23/2017- 1/27/2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS on Monday, January 23, 2017! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Expected to Join Women's March in LAIdina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Expected to Join Women's March in LA
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nearly 70,000 people are expected to attend the Women's March in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, January 21st. The event is one of several planned protests to be held throughout the country. (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This WinterTimely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Netflix Releases Featurette for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTSSTAGE TUBE: Netflix Releases Featurette for A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

If there is one thing more unfortunate than the launch of the Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, it was the making of this truly dreadful series. Today, Netflix released a featurette detailing the collective misery involved in bringing this most regrettable tale to life. (more...)

PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month ProgrammingPBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 1/9 - 1/20 on NBCScoop: TODAY 1/9 - 1/20 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 1/9 - 1/20, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Monday, January 2, 2017- Friday, January 6, 2017Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Monday, January 2, 2017- Friday, January 6, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, January 2, 2017! (more...)

Freeform Announces 'Boss Girls' Two-Day Programming Event Focusing on Girl PowerFreeform Announces 'Boss Girls' Two-Day Programming Event Focusing on Girl Power
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

I am woman, hear me roar! Freeform is rolling into the new year with a two-day “Boss Girls” programming event, featuring fierce females channeling their inner warrior princesses. (more...)

Timely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This WinterTimely Adaptation of NATIVE SON to Play Marin Theatre Company This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Second Trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTSVIDEO: Netflix Shares Second Trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Netflix invites you to look away as we reveal the second trailer to the upcoming series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

Netflix Announces Slate of Originals at 2017 Sundance Film FestivalNetflix Announces Slate of Originals at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Netflix unveiled its expanded slate of diverse originals making their world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which will include four original features, one original documentary feature, and episodes of two hotly-anticipated doc series. With a roster of talent including Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Melanie Lynskey, Riley Keough, Jesse Plemons, and Alfre Woodard, the titles selected for Sundance Film Festival highlight the diversity and breadth of creativity found at Netflix. (more...)

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