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2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be 'Vinicius' and 'Tom' -- named after legendary Bossa Nova artists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. These two vital voices in Brazilian culture were responsible, along with collaborator Luiz Bonfa, for the now iconic music at the heart of the Academy Award and Cannes Palme d'Or winning film Black Orpheus. (more...)

Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight YearWomen Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - For the third straight year, the Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival will return to Spelman College. Co-presented by the Digital Moving Image Salon and Art of Genius Creative Technology Series, this daylong event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m., and is designed to empower and encourage women to become active participants in the tech and startup spaces but anyone is invited to attend. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Cosby Academic Center. (more...)

Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUSFamily of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to DirectMusical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Lloyd Price Honored at Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act FestivalLloyd Price Honored at Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music legend Lloyd Price, who is developing a Broadway bio show, was honored with the Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on February 9 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. (more...)

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers to Be Honored at Strawberry One-Act Festival Launch, 2/9TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers to Be Honored at Strawberry One-Act Festival Launch, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway's leading African American producers, will be honored with Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9, a free, fun cultural day of the arts for adults and youngsters from 12noon to 9pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

Raint Theatre to Honor TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey, 2/9Raint Theatre to Honor TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producers Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway's leading African American producers, will be honored with Pioneer of the Arts Awards at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9, a free, fun cultural day of the arts for adults and youngsters from 12noon to 9:00pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Host Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party, 2/9Riant Theatre to Host Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Riant Theatre invites the public to the Strawberry One-Act Festival 25th Season Launch Party on Sunday, February 9 for a free, fun cultural day for youngsters and adults filled with theatre, film, book, music, poetry dance, award programs and creative workshops from 12noon to 9:00pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, between 165th & 166th Street in the Bronx. (more...)

TRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship ProgramTRU Hosts First Meeting of Producer Development and Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrated the season's first meeting of the TRU Producer Development & Mentorship Program on Monday, September 23 at Langham Place, 400 Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. The evening was an opportunity for 53 mentee members to meet and mingle with the program directors, producers Michael Alden (Becoming Dr. Ruth, The King's Speech on stage, Grey Gardens, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Bat Boy), Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead) and Patricia Klausner producing manager of Shotgun Productions and commercial producer (Pippin, The Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly, The Scottsboro Boys), plus prospective mentors for the coming year who will guide and advise them on their producing goals. (more...)

Spelman College Opens Seminal Photography Exhibition POSING BEAUTY TodaySpelman College Opens Seminal Photography Exhibition POSING BEAUTY Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the first institution in the Southeast to present the nationally touring exhibition, 'Posing Beauty in African American Culture.' Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, 'Posing Beauty' explores ways contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by the works of photographers and artists dating from 1890 to the present. The exhibition will be on view today, Sept. 5 through Dec. 7, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading historians of African-American photography. (more...)

Spelman College Presents Seminal Photography Exhibition 'Posing Beauty', 9/5Spelman College Presents Seminal Photography Exhibition 'Posing Beauty', 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the first institution in the Southeast to present the nationally touring exhibition, 'Posing Beauty in African American Culture.' Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, 'Posing Beauty' explores ways contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by the works of photographers and artists dating from 1890 to the present. The exhibition will be on view Sept. 5 through Dec. 7, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading historians of African-American photography. (more...)

Photo Flash: Vanessa L. Williams and More at Dance Theatre of Harlem Vision 2013 GalaPhoto Flash: Vanessa L. Williams and More at Dance Theatre of Harlem Vision 2013 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) held its Vision 2013 Gala honoring actress/singer Vanessa L. Williams on February 26th at the Mandarin Hotel in New York City. The Vision Gala raised $585,000 and the proceeds will benefit the Next Generation Fund and the Community Engagement Fund. BroadwayWorld has photos of the starry gathering below! (more...)

Def Jam's Kevin Liles Joins Producing Team for THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULDef Jam's Kevin Liles Joins Producing Team for THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Entertainment Executive Kevin Liles will join the Broadway production of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Horton Foote's classic play hitting Broadway in April. (more...)

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones Join THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producing TeamStephen Byrd & Alia Jones Join THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producing Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Producers NELLE NUGENT and KENNETH TEATON welcome STEPHEN BYRD and ALIA JONES as producing partners on the Broadway production of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner CICELY TYSON, Academy Award winner CUBA GOODING, JR, (Jerry Maguire, Red Tails), Emmy Award nominee and recording star VANESSA WILLIAMS (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), and Tony Award nominee CONDOLA RASHAD (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, Broadway's Stick Fly). Directed by MICHAEL WILSON, this 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Easter Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. (more...)

James Pickens Jr., Nicole Ari Parker and More to Receive NAACP Theatre AwardsJames Pickens Jr., Nicole Ari Parker and More to Receive NAACP Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch announced the complete list of honorees for the 22(nd) Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The show will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood and will feature performances by Tichina Arnold (Everyone Hates Chris) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked). (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Takes Broadway Bows Today, 7/22A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Takes Broadway Bows Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man, takes its final Broadway bows on its original closing date, today, July 22, 2012. The show is aiming to open on London's West End this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Gets AEA's Diversity AwardPhoto Flash: STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Gets AEA's Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

The Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire was awarded the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2011-2012 Season from Actors' Equity Association (AEA) on Tuesday. The show, produced by Front Row Productions (Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey), received the honor at a presentation at Equity headquarters. Christine Toy Johnson and Julia Breanetta Simpson (AEA Co-chairs Eastern Regional Equal Employment Opportunity Committee) presented the award, which turns the spotlight onto those doing exemplary work to promote the goals of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in theatre. Check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of Congressional Black Caucus Visit A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREPhoto Flash: Members of Congressional Black Caucus Visit A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

On Saturday, July 14, several members of the Congressional Black Caucus came out to see A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway and caught the stars and producers backstage at the Broadhurst Theater. The show is headed into its final performances; it is set to close on Sunday, July 22. Check out the photos below! (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Receives Actors' Equity Diversity AwardA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Receives Actors' Equity Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) announced today that the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been selected as the recipient of its Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2011-2012 Season. The Diversity Award will be presented at a reception prior to Equity's National Council Meeting at the Equity headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:30PM EST. (more...)

Impact Broadway Takes 200 High School Students to GODSPELLImpact Broadway Takes 200 High School Students to GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2012

In May and June 2012, Impact Broadway and Godspell joined forces to give high school students a chance to see Godspell on Broadway. The Youth Impact Broadway Project, Inc. is a socially and technology driven youth audience development program which engages African-American and Latino high school students from the five NYC boroughs in the Broadway experience. (more...)

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