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WAKE UP with BWW 4/23/2015 - THE VISIT, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Drama Desk Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/23/2015 - THE VISIT, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Drama Desk Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 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: Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in THE VISIT, with New Orleans taking over MTC in AIRLINE HIGHWAY, plus the 2015 Drama Desk noms will be announced! (more...)

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Next WeekSierra Stages and Miners Foundry to Present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April 29, Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Sierra Stages present, 'The Trip to Bountiful', the next installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community. (more...)

Breaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAMEBreaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will share a Broadway stage for the first time in almost fifty years in a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood).  The production opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin September 21. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Takes Home the Most Wins at the IRNE AwardsFINDING NEVERLAND Takes Home the Most Wins at the IRNE Awards
by Anna Bencivengo - Apr 14, 2015

The Independent Reviewers of New England announced the winners of the 19th Annual IRNE Awards last night at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production is the American Repertory Theater's FINDING NEVERLAND, now in previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production's Laura Michelle Kelly also received a nod in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress. (more...)

Lifetime Becomes Exclusive Cable TV Partner for BFFLifetime Becomes Exclusive Cable TV Partner for BFF
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment's soon-to-debut Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) is the only film festival in the world to guarantee theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for winning films. (more...)

Arthur French to Direct Morningside Players' FENCES in MayArthur French to Direct Morningside Players' FENCES in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

From May 7 to 24, The Morningside Players will present 'Fences,' the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, directed by Arthur French, a stalwart veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway who is also a prime interpreter of August Wilson's plays. (more...)

Lalah Hathaway to Perform at the Troubadour, 4/21Lalah Hathaway to Perform at the Troubadour, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

?Today, two-time GRAMMY award winning songstress Lalah Hathaway announced lalah hathaway LIVE!, the live concert recording for her seventh album, which is scheduled to release in the fall. The intimate concert event will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at the legendary Troubadour Theater in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Celebration of BLACK GIRLS ROCK on BET, 4/5First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Celebration of BLACK GIRLS ROCK on BET, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

On Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 7P/6C, tune in to BET Networks as it returns with the fifth annual “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” paying tribute to six groundbreaking women in the areas of entertainment, education, philanthropy, and health. (more...)

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...)

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