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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 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...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Fine Arts Center Gala, New TV Series PUBLIC MORALS, Williamstown Premiere Of PARADISE BLUE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning actor, playwright and director all about his many current and upcoming endeavors, the charismatic and versatile Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Besides working on both sides of the footlights as an actor and director, Hudson also has several film and television projects in the ether and recently released - among them, 2015 Academy Award-winning film SELMA, a new TV series executive produced by Stephen Spielberg titled PUBLIC MORALS, a brand new follow-up to his acclaimed multi-award-winning play LACKAWANNA BLUES and more. Most importantly, Hudson shares details about presenting a special award to Phylicia Rashad at the Global Concepts Charter High School's Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center later this week and what the award signifies. Furthermore, Hudson reflects on his iconic collaborations with legendary playwright August Wilson and his ongoing work in keeping the legacy of Wilson's work alive through star-studded live performances of his many notable plays, including last year's unprecedented presentation of all 10 plays in Wilson's canonical century cycle. All of that and much, much more in this chat with a highly respected multimedia notable. (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 SeasonEstelle Parsons, Justin Long, Blair Underwood & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Star-Studded 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced additional casting for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the upcoming summer Season, which kicks off on June 30 and runs through August 23, 2015. (more...)

Hang A Tale's Reimagined THE LITTLE PRINCE to Open Off-Broadway Next MonthHang A Tale's Reimagined THE LITTLE PRINCE to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Hang A Tale's Kim Martin-Cotten will direct The Little Prince at The Pearl Theatre running now through March 22nd. The cast is lead by Tarah Flanagan as The Prince and Christopher Gerson as the Aviator, while a mercurial ensemble (Kimiye Corwin, Michael Arden Larson, Jacques Roy, Jude Sandy and Paola Styron) shape-shifts its way through the host of beautiful, hilarious, and bizarre characters that surround them. With live musical performance by Alexander Sovronsky, puppets and masks created by Matt Cotten of Puppets Among Us, and space travel courtesy of Christopher Gersons's video design, Hang A Tale creates a theatrical landscape to match the magic, poignancy and humor of this beloved classic. For the open-hearted, aged six to a hundred and six. (more...)

Photo Flash: Academy Award Nominee Common Hosts Pre-OSCARS Party for SELMA TeamPhoto Flash: Academy Award Nominee Common Hosts Pre-OSCARS Party for SELMA Team
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Common and his friends such as Oprah, Kelly Rowland, director Ava DuVernay, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Shonda Rhimes, Carmen Ejogo and Andre Holland toasted with CĪROC to their Best Picture nomination for SELMA at Ysabel in West Hollywood on Friday, February 20th. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The International Press Academy Announces Nominations For The 19th Annual Satellite'' AwardsThe International Press Academy Announces Nominations For The 19th Annual Satellite'' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 19 th Annual Satellite Awards in the Motion Pictures and Television categories. Each year, the IPA celebrates nominees from domestic and international submissions for 38 categories: 19 in Motion Pictures, 13 in Television, 2 in Blu-ray DVDs and 4 in Video Games. (more...)

VIDEO: David Oyelowo Fights for Justice as Martin Luther King, Jr. in First Trailer for SELMAVIDEO: David Oyelowo Fights for Justice as Martin Luther King, Jr. in First Trailer for SELMA
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

SELMAIn SELMA, David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. The feature focuses on King's efforts to gain equal voting rights for all, ending with the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., followed by President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Click below to watch the first trailer for the film! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Central Park Fashion at Opening Night of KING LEARPhoto Coverage: Central Park Fashion at Opening Night of KING LEAR
by Walter McBride - Aug 6, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet fashion below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of KING LEAR!
by Walter McBride - Aug 6, 2014

The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy will run through Sunday, August 17. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Run & Shoot Filmworks Screens 47 Films at Martha's Vineyard African American Film FestivalRun & Shoot Filmworks Screens 47 Films at Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

August on the Vineyard kicks off with a boom with the 12th Annual Martha's Run &Shoot Filmworks Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 5 - 9th presented by Lincoln Motor Company. (more...)

Colman Domingo Joins MLK Drama SELMA; Hits Theaters on Christmas DayColman Domingo Joins MLK Drama SELMA; Hits Theaters on Christmas Day
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Deadline reports that Ava DuVernay's upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. film will feature Broadway's Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) as 'Ralph Abernathy'. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Portray 'Annie Lee Cooper' in Ava DuVernay's SELMAOprah Winfrey to Portray 'Annie Lee Cooper' in Ava DuVernay's SELMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay's SELMA in the role of Annie Lee Cooper. (more...)

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