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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award Show on BETFirst Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award Show on BET
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. are honored to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama to her first "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!" Show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (more...)

VIDEO: Keke Palmer Featured in All-New SCREAM QUEENS Teaser PromoVIDEO: Keke Palmer Featured in All-New SCREAM QUEENS Teaser Promo
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Below, check out Palmer (Broadway's CINDERELLA) in an all-new teaser shared on the show's official Twitter page! (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Receive BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK Living Legend AwardCicely Tyson to Receive BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK Living Legend Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

BET Networks is excited to reveal this year's "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!" 2015 celebrants (more...)

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Winners - Annette Bening, Cicely Tyson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On March 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura County theater in the year 2014. Announcements were made at a ceremony held at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, hosted by Dixie Longate (Dixie's Tupperware Party) with musical direction by Corey B. Hirsch (LADCC award winner for A Man of No Importance in 2014). (more...)

Cicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Orange Is The New Black & More to Be Honored at GRACIES AWARDSCicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Orange Is The New Black & More to Be Honored at GRACIES AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Over the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation (AWMF) has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry individuals who are pioneers in their respective fields and lead by example. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Kills It On HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERVIDEO: Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Kills It On HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Tony winner Cecily Tyson appeared on last night's episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER as Annalise's (Viola Davis) mama, Ophelia Harkness. In the clip below, watch her 'blow into the Keating home like a cyclone' and positively kill (couldn't resist) her entrance! (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, February 19, 2015Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, February 19, 2015
by - Feb 13, 2015

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 19, 2015! (more...)

Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Wins Three NAACP Image AwardsLifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Wins Three NAACP Image Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On the heels of record-breaking theatrical engagements in Boston and Los Angeles, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL continues to be showered with acclaim, with the Lifetime telefilm earning three NAACP Image Awards when the prestigious awards were handed out on February 5th. (more...)

SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!SELMA, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, BLACK-ISH and More Top 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; All the Winners!
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The winners of the '46th NAACP Image Awards' were announced last night during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (9-11 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a one-hour live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Raven Theatre to Screen Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely TysonRaven Theatre to Screen Lifetime's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL with Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Raven Theatre Company, currently performing the Chicago Premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, is presenting a free screening of the new film version of The Trip to Bountiful, arguably Foote's best-known play. The film, which was produced by Lifetime Films and aired on Lifetime Television in 2014, reunited Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the lead roles they performed for the play's 2013 Broadway revival. That production and this film are significant in that African-Americans were cast in roles traditionally played by white actors throughout the piece's history as first a 1953 teleplay and stage play and the 1985 feature film as well as countless stage productions over the past 60 years. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History MonthTHE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute (more...)

Bounce TV to Celebrate Black History MonthBounce TV to Celebrate Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February witha month-long programming tribute including some of the greatest African-American stories, motion pictures and performances of all-time. (more...)

21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Mitchell S. Jackson to Be Honored the ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD for THE RESIDUE YEARS, TonightMitchell S. Jackson to Be Honored the ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD for THE RESIDUE YEARS, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Mitchell S. Jackson is the Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for 2014. Mr. Jackson, who won for his novel The Residue Years, will be honored at the Manship Theatre on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Find more information about the event HERE. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2015 - HAMILTON, 'PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD', LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2015 - HAMILTON, 'PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD', LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HAMILTON and 'PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD' start off-Broadway, vampires creep into NYC with LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and more! (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reunite with 'Bountiful' Director Michael Wilson in ROOTS-Inspired FilmCicely Tyson to Reunite with 'Bountiful' Director Michael Wilson in ROOTS-Inspired Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Cicely Tyson will reunite with stage director Michael Wilson, who directed her in the recent Broadway revival of The Trip To Bountiful for which she won a Tony Award as Best Actress, in a new feature film (more...)

Uzo Aduba Among ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon HonoreesUzo Aduba Among ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

ESSENCE today announced the 8 th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon honorees via an online press conference hosted by Access Hollywood correspondent Shaun Robinson and ESSENCE's Editor-In-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca. (more...)

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