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@AnnaDeavereS - 5/29/15 05:59pm Rounding out our days tracking the school to prison pipeline in Baltimore. @ADSpipelineproject http://t.co/oNcCi8tLNq


@AnnaDeavereS - 5/25/15 12:31am uh oh Jackie and Eddie proposing to each other at end of this episode of @SHO_Jackie this means trouble. Has to.


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PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoringMichael C. Hall,Steven LutvakandRobert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, washeld lastnight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.The evening was hosted by Anna Deavere Smith and featured special presentersTyne Daly, andWinnie Holzman. The gala performance, directed byBill Castellino, celebrated the incredible accomplishments of Tisch students, both past and present. Proceeds from the gala will support the education of talented young artists from around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightAnna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held tonight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Timely COPS AND ROBBERS Returns to the Marsh San Francisco This SpringTimely COPS AND ROBBERS Returns to the Marsh San Francisco This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Law enforcement officer and hip hop star, Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira examines the lines between "right" and "wrong" in COPS AND ROBBERS returning to the Marsh San Francisco for a limited five week run. Featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and others, this solo tour-de-force made national news, selling out its entire original run and three extensions at The Marsh Berkeley last Fall. It will now return to play The Marsh San Francisco for a fixed engagement this Spring. (more...)

1812 Productions' 2015-2016 Season to Feature THE SHOPLIFTERS, I WILL NOT GO GENTLY & More1812 Productions' 2015-2016 Season to Feature THE SHOPLIFTERS, I WILL NOT GO GENTLY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

1812 Productions has announced its 2015-2016 theatre season. The 2015-2016 season will pair three mainstage comedy productions with three limited engagement events, including classic material and several 1812 originals. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11Anna Deavere Smith Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith concludes Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theater Masters series on Monday, May 11 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. (more...)

DISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonDISGRACED, EXIT STRATEGY & More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its 2015-2016 season with five plays that showcase work by our nation's most exciting and provocative playwrights. The season features the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; the East Coast premiere of Exit Strategy, a new play by rising (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

NBCUniversal, Second City to Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This JuneNBCUniversal, Second City to Showcase New Talent with BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. (more...)

NBCUniversal & Second City to Host Inaugural 'Break Out comedy Festival' in ChicagoNBCUniversal & Second City to Host Inaugural 'Break Out comedy Festival' in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Second City and NBCUniversal have announced the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North, 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley) on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6. (more...)

Ananda Bena-Weber Bringing Solo Show to Z Below, 6/3-14Ananda Bena-Weber Bringing Solo Show to Z Below, 6/3-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Actor, dancer and clown Ananda Bena-Weber returns to San Francisco, her hometown, this June in a two-week engagement of her original solo showFANCIFOOL!. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 40th Anniversary season with the hit of the Humana Festival brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee May 1-31. Co-produced with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, brownsville song (b-side for Tray) is directed by Eric Ting, and features a cast including Sung Yun Cho, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Catrina Ganey, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Kaatje Welsh. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides TheatreBay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Playwrights Foundation has announced a partnership with Tides Theatre as the new home for our annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), now in its 38th year, which will run July 17-27, 2015 at the 90-seat theater in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

COPS AND ROBBERS Returning to the Marsh San Francisco, Begin. 4/24COPS AND ROBBERS Returning to the Marsh San Francisco, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Law enforcement officer, hip hop star, Jinho 'The Piper' Ferreira examines the lines between 'right' and 'wrong' in COPS AND ROBBERS returning to the Marsh San Francisco for a limited five week run. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Run 4/23-5/17 at Berkeley PlayhouseHAIRSPRAY to Run 4/23-5/17 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with Hairspray, directed by Producing Artistic Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Broadway: A Time to Kill; Off-Broadway: bare The Musical; Regional: Diablo Theatre Company, Solano College Theatre, Napa Valley Opera House, Ohlone College, Town Hall Theatre Company, DRAA's On Broadway, El Campanil Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Missouri Street Theatre, Role Players Ensemble) and choreographed by Alyssa Bond (Diablo Theatre Company, San Francisco State University, Golden State Theatre Productions, and Alameda Civic Light Opera). Previews begin April 23. Show runs from April 25 to May 17, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. Tickets are now available through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Present BLACKADEMICS, 4/9-5/2Crowded Fire Theater to Present BLACKADEMICS, 4/9-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) presents the West Coast Premiere of Blackademics by Idris Goodwin, opening Monday April 13 (previews April 9-11) running through May 2 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIEVIDEO: First Look - Broadway's Tony Shalhoub Stars on Final Season of NURSE JACKIE
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Below, get a behind the scenes look at season 7 of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE, starring Edie Falco which includes a first look at Broadway's Tony Shalhoub (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show with Altarena Playhouse; All Shook Up, West Side Story with Tri Valley Repertory Theatre; A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can with Woodminster; and Bye Bye Birdie with Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Previews begin tonight, February 19, and runs from February 21 to March 15, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorCrowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), one of the Bay Area's most innovative and critically acclaimed producers of new plays, today announced the hiring of Mina Morita as the new Artistic Director. Morita replaces Marissa Wolf, who resigned from her post in December 2014 to become Director of New Works at Kansas City Rep. Morita's hire is the result of a national search that saw applications from over 40 talented candidates. As Artistic Associate at Berkeley Rep, Morita helped establish and run The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. Mina also served as Board President of Shotgun Players for the past five years, during which she oversaw immense growth for the company. She will be leaving both positions to lead Crowded Fire in collaboration with longtime Managing Director and current Executive Producing Director Tiffany Cothran. (more...)

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