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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...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Roberta Flack to Play Smothers Theatre, 2/6Roberta Flack to Play Smothers Theatre, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The unparalleled Grammy Award-winning artist Roberta Flack brings her sterling voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Two consummate Broadway babies are back onstage-she for the first time since 2010's hit Promises and Promises, and he in his first musical appearance since 1992's legendary Guys and Dolls. On Monday, April 6, join Tony®-winning diva Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher as they trade intimate stories of balancing their incredibly varied careers-in theater, film, TV and music-and their lives outside the limelight. Discover how these stars sustain their passion, and hear tidbits on Roundabout Theatre Company's new hot-ticket revival of the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Hallie Foote to Speak About Father's Legacy, DIVIDING THE ESTATE and More at the Raven, 1/14Hallie Foote to Speak About Father's Legacy, DIVIDING THE ESTATE and More at the Raven, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Hallie Foote, an actress best known for playing some of her father's most memorable characters both on and off Broadway and in feature films, will visit Raven Theatre on Wednesday, January 14, to discuss the legacy of her father, the playwright Horton Foote, author of Raven's upcoming Chicago premiere of Dividing the Estate, as well as The Trip to Bountiful, The Young Man from Atlanta and the Academy Award-winning screenplays for Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)

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