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Liam Neeson Indicated to Join Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in Thriller Film WIDOWSLiam Neeson Indicated to Join Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in Thriller Film WIDOWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

According to Variety, Liam Neeson is currently expected to join Viola Davis in the upcoming thriller WIDOWS. Neeson is a two-time Tony award nominee who was last seen on Broadway in 2002 in THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

The Actors Center Appoints New Executive and Artistic DirectorThe Actors Center Appoints New Executive and Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

For more than 20 years, The Actors Center has provided opportunities for NYC's professional stage, film, and television artists to deepen and develop their craft alongside likeminded peers. Now under the direction of longtime Center associate Charles Tuthill, the Center now boasts more than 200 peer-nominated members and is positioned to continue to impact the profession for generations to come. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last!Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On BroadwayBWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2017

When August Wilson's Jitney had its 1982 world premiere at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Repertory Theatre, there were no plans for it to serve as 1/10th of the greatest achievement in American drama. But by the time a revised version of that script opened Off-Broadway in 2000, six of the plays that would each represent a decade in his American Century Cycle had made it to Broadway and Wilson was firmly established as one the country's great playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/4/2016 - ELF on Tour, FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!Broadway AM Report, 11/4/2016 - ELF on Tour, FINIAN'S RAINBOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 4, 2016

This weekend's big news: ELF THE MUSICAL spreads Christmas cheer on this season's holiday tour, and FINIAN'S RAINBOW, starring Melissa Errico, opens Sunday at Irish Rep! (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 7, 2016

Just last night, The Public Theater presented its Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the always highly-anticipated gala included scenes from Shakespeare's greatest works and the American poems, songs, and stories they inspired, performed by some of The Public's and the nation's, most celebrated actors and musicians.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Blair Underwood, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More Set for THE DETROIT PROJECT EventsBlair Underwood, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More Set for THE DETROIT PROJECT Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Native Detroiter and Internationally Awarded Playwright, Actress and Television Writer Dominique Morisseau is returning home with Blair Underwood, Andre Holland and Ruben Santiago-Hudson for a public of event around her cycle of Detroit plays, entitled 'The Detroit Project'. The first acclaimed play in the cycle, DETROIT '67, about the 1967 uprising, is premiering in Detroit May 13-June 5th with the Detroit Public Theatre at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tonya Pinkins, Cory Michael Smith & More Celebrate Opening Night of Ma-Yi Theater's HOUSE RULESPhoto Flash: Tonya Pinkins, Cory Michael Smith & More Celebrate Opening Night of Ma-Yi Theater's HOUSE RULES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The Obie Award-Winning  Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the New York premiere of HOUSE RULES, a new play by A. Rey Pamatmat, which opened last night, Thursday, March 31st, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC). HOUSE RULES began previews on March 25th and runs through Saturday, April 16th.  Jessica Hagedorn, Tonya Pinkins ('Gotham'), Cory Michael Smith ('Gotham') and Andre Holland ('The Knick') celebrated with the cast at the opening night party. Scroll down to check out the photos.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSESPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 29, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. Written byTarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, Head of Passes officially opened last night, Monday, March 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 17. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, April 24. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anika Noni Rose & More Set for Today's MLK NOW Event; Watch Live-StreamLin-Manuel Miranda, Anika Noni Rose & More Set for Today's MLK NOW Event; Watch Live-Stream
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) and Blackout for Human Rights will today host 'MLK Now,' a special MLK Day event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin LUTHER King, Jr. (more...)

THE KNICK: The Complete Second Season & More Coming to Digital HD TodayTHE KNICK: The Complete Second Season & More Coming to Digital HD Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Peabody awarding winning CineMax series from executive producer Steven Soderbergh (who directed all ten episodes) -- The Knick: The Complete Second Season -- will be available to own on Digital HD today, January 18, 2016. (more...)

THE KNICK: The Complete Second Season & More Coming to Digital HD 1/18THE KNICK: The Complete Second Season & More Coming to Digital HD 1/18
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Peabody awarding winning Cinemax series from executive producer Steven Soderbergh (who directed all ten episodes) -- The Knick: The Complete Second Season -- will be available to own on Digital HD January 18, 2016. (more...)

MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!MAD MAX, FARGO Lead Nominations for 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Nominations for THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning. Leading the pack for films is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. FARGO tops the list for television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night PartyPhoto Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with an Opening Night Gala Benefit. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honored BNY Mellon for its major support of the Ailey Organization since 2007, and Agnes & Gerald Hassell accepted on the institution's behalf.  Film star Chadwick Boseman and actress and Grammy-Award winning artist Brandy served as Honorary Chairs, and the event's co-chairs were Simin Allison, Kathryn & Kenneth Chenault, Debra L. Lee, Doris & Gilbert Meister, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach and Joan & Sandy Weill. $2.5 million was raised in support of the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'oPhoto Coverage: Public Theater Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Opening Night of ECLIPSED, Starring Lupita Nyong'o
by Walter McBride - Oct 16, 2015

The Public Theater presents the American play Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience opened at The Public Theater earlier this week, October 14, and will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Selects 2014 L. Arnold Weissberger Award WinnerWilliamstown Theatre Festival Selects 2014 L. Arnold Weissberger Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that Abe Koogler's Kill Floor is the winner of the 2014 L. Arnold Weissberger Award. The play, which will premiere at Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 this fall, will be introduced to audiences at a reading at Williamstown Theatre Festival on Friday, August 7 at 3:00pm on the Nikos Stage. Lila Neugebauer will direct both the reading and LCT3 production. (more...)

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