Coretta Scott King News

Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1924
Date Of Death:
January 30, 2006 (81)
Birth Place:
Heiberger, AL, USA
The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Coterie opens its 2014/2015 Season with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a drama that interweaves the compelling true story of Rosa Parks with dynamic and uplifting songs from the period. Directed by Brad Shaw, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will be performed live on stage September 23 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

YA Novel KNOCKOUT GAME is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

When Erica moves with her mother to 'start over' in St. Louis, she finds herself quickly caught up in a violent and popular local pastime-the knockout game. Available now from Carolrhoda Lab, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Knockout Games is set in modern day St. Louis amidst a disturbing wave of seemingly random attacks on bystanders by a group of urban teenagers in a crew called the TKO club. (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of ALL THE WAY Shot on Polaroids
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

In honor of All the Way's closing, Robert Petkoff took photos of the company on on instant film with a Polaroid 250 Land Camera- a fitting tribute to the historical play which takes place in the 1960s. All the Way takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Check below to see the portraits! (more...)

BWW Flashback: ALL THE WAY Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 29, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, directed by Bill Rauch, closes on Broadway today, June 28, 2014, after playing a total of 131 and recouping its initial capitalization. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through All the Way's beginnings on Broadway! (more...)

Colman Domingo Joins MLK Drama SELMA; Hits Theaters on Christmas Day
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Deadline reports that Ava DuVernay's upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. film will feature Broadway's Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) as 'Ralph Abernathy'. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY, Opens at Chromolume Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Supernatural Project presents SUPERNATURAL: The Play opening Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Directed by Audrey Kelley, the play is written and produced by Candace O. Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers and stars Tanya Alexander, Peres Owino, Sita Young, Marlynne Frierson Cooley, Quidana Bosman, Virtic Emil Brown, and Zuri Alexander (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Portray 'Annie Lee Cooper' in Ava DuVernay's SELMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of Ava DuVernay's SELMA in the role of Annie Lee Cooper. (more...)

ALL THE WAY Wins 2014 Tony for Best Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

ALL THE WAY won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. Robert Schenkkan's new drama takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston plays the President. (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Wins Tony for Best Actor in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Bryan Cranston won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for ALL THE WAY. This is Bryan Cranston's first Tony nomination. Cranston began his acting career in local and regional theatres, getting his start at the Granada Theater in the San Fernando Valley. He is best known for portraying Walter White in Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013, and Hal in Malcolm in the Middle from 2000 to 2006. He won four Emmy Awards and was nominated for five more. (more...)

OWN to Honor Maya Angelou this Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air a special tribute in memory of Dr. Maya Angelou with encore presentations including “Super Soul Sunday, “Oprah's Master Class,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and the network premiere of “Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball” this Sunday, June 1 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. Immediately following, “Oprah's Master Class” with Whoopi Goldberg will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Lifetime Orders Whitney Houston Biopic, Angela Bassett to Direct
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney Houston (wt). (more...)

VIDEO: ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Channels LBJ on Fallon
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2014

ALL THE WAY star Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to chat about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway. (more...)

Children's Book Illustrator Peter Brown Wins 2014 Bull-Bransom Award
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Children's book author/illustrator Peter Brown is the recipient of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award, announced the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Brown was selected for the award, given annually for excellence in children's book illustration with a wildlife and nature focus, for his 2013 picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Little Brown and Company). Brown was announced as the Bull-Bransom Award winner at a ceremony presented as part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art's Celebration of Young Artists event held at the museum on May 1. (more...)

ALL THE WAY Welcomes Class Presidents for Performance & Talkback
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The hit Broadway play ALL THE WAY welcomed class presidents from public high school across New York City. Following the performance, the students stayed after for a talkback with the cast, including Tony nominee Bryan Cranston. (more...)

Bryan Cranston Makes Stage Door Prom Proposal For A Special Fan At ALL THE WAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 12, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen star Bryan Cranston headlines the new political drama All the Way on Broadway and the affable actor took some time out while signing autographs outside the stage door at the Neil Simon Theatre earlier this week to grant a very special request for a fan - namely, a prom proposal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg, Sting, Janet Langhart Cohen and More Visit Bryan Cranston at ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Bryan Cranston, starring as as LBJ in ALL THE WAY, was lauded recently by an impressive array of celebrities and dignitaries. Whoopi Goldberg, Trudie Styler, Sting, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen ('Anne & Emmett') and former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen paid him a visit backstage, and you can check out a photo below! (more...)

ALL THE WAY Find Fans in America's Politicians
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Broadway's All the Way takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill, and according the to the New York Times, the Bryan Cranston-led play has become an attraction for the nation's biggest politicians. (more...)

Video: Bryan Cranston Talks About His Broadway Role in ALL THE WAY
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2014

Bryan Cranston talked to CBS News about his role in Broadway's ALL THE WAY. Check out the video below! (more...)

Vintage Theatre to Present A SONG FOR CORETTA and LETTERS, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King's extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Talks ALL THE WAY on Colbert
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to talk about his new Broadway play 'All the Way.' (more...)

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