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SHOWING ROOTS, with Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba, Will be Screened at the Brooklyn School of Music and TheaterSHOWING ROOTS, with Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba, Will be Screened at the Brooklyn School of Music and Theater
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

Through a unique partnership with the Roundabout Theater Company's Education Department and with the generous cooperation of Lifetime, the Lifetime network cut of the film Showing Rootsdirected by Michael Wilson will be screened at  the Brooklyn School of Music and Theater (883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn) at 1pm on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2016BWW's On This Day - May 14, 2016
by - May 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Desean Terry Steps Into FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at CTG/Mark Taper ForumDesean Terry Steps Into FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Actor Desean Terry will step into the starring role 'Hero' in Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum beginning May 3 until closing on May 15, 2016. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among HonoreesStage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARDDiane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

VIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAYVIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The legendary actress stopped by TODAY to talk about the many groundbreaking roles she's played over the years and the ongoing struggle to have better minority representation in film. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 SeasonClaudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of March 14, 2016Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of March 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, March 14, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 3/14 - 3/25 on NBCScoop: TODAY 3/14 - 3/25 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 3/14 - 3/25, airing on NBC (more...)

Tracee Ellis Ross Returns as Host of BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK 2016Tracee Ellis Ross Returns as Host of BET's BLACK GIRLS ROCK 2016
by TV - On the Road - Mar 11, 2016

BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and Creator of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!”, are excited to announce the return of Tracee Ellis Ross as the host of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” 2016 (more...)

Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese Named New HOUSE OF CARDS ShowrunnersMelissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese Named New HOUSE OF CARDS Showrunners
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, two senior writers who have been with HOUSE OF CARDS since 2014, have been promoted to showrunners of the award-winning Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital. (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERTony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cicely Tyson will reprise her role of Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother Ophelia in an upcoming episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (more...)


by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

A major new portrait of Kevin Spacey in his role as HOUSE OF CARDS' President Francis J. Underwood was unveiled this evening at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves TodayTHE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recorded its official Broadway cast album in December, and it is available online and in stores today, February 19, released by Broadway Records. The album is produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  (more...)

Ami Brabson and More Set for 'Music at the Mansion' Series Next WeekendAmi Brabson and More Set for 'Music at the Mansion' Series Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, February 28, at 3pm. Performers include 4th Wall Theatre, Ami Brabson, Peggy Eason and Michael Colby. (more...)

Discovery Family Channel to Re-Air BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE TonightDiscovery Family Channel to Re-Air BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Wrapping up a weekend of festivities, on Monday, February 15, Discovery Family Channel celebrates President's Day with a special presentation of BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE at 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM (7PM and 10:30PM central) and the film 'The American President' at 9:00 PM (8:00 PM central). (more...)

ECLIPSED Launches Campaign to Bring 10,000 Girls to See Broadway ProductionECLIPSED Launches Campaign to Bring 10,000 Girls to See Broadway Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced today that the critically acclaimed Broadway boundEclipsed will today launch a campaign to bring 10,000 girls to see the show.  Through the '10,000 Girls Campaign,' girls from the Tri-State area between ages 16 to 24, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a Broadway show, will be given tickets to see Eclipsed. (more...)

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