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Coretta Scott King News

Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1924
Date Of Death:
January 30, 2006 (81)
Birth Place:
Heiberger, AL, USA
Gender:
Female
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VIDEO: David Oyelowo Fights for Justice as Martin Luther King, Jr. in First Trailer for SELMAVIDEO: David Oyelowo Fights for Justice as Martin Luther King, Jr. in First Trailer for SELMA
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

SELMAIn SELMA, David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. The feature focuses on King's efforts to gain equal voting rights for all, ending with the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., followed by President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Click below to watch the first trailer for the film! (more...)

Photo Flash: A SONG FOR CORETTA Begins Tonight at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: A SONG FOR CORETTA Begins Tonight at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Pearl Cleage's uplifting play A Song For Coretta, tonight, November 6-16, 2014 at The Studio Theatre. Set in Atlanta in 2006, A Song for Coretta chronicles five African American women and their shared experience as they mourn and celebrate the legacy of the great civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre Presents MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND, Now thru 11/16Raleigh Little Theatre Presents MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

In Ridgetop, South Carolina, 1906, Mirandy is determined to catch Brother Wind. It's the best bet to win the cake walk, but he eludes all the tricks that her friends advise. This adaptation of Patricia McKissack's award-winning book (Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators) is a cultural celebration that is full of lively song and dance. Mirandy and Brother Wind is the final production in RLT's series, 'Connecting Theatre to 20th Century African American Experiences.' This is an area premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Pearl Cleage's uplifting play A Song For Coretta, November 6-16, 2014 at The Studio Theatre. Set in Atlanta in 2006, A Song for Coretta chronicles five African American women and their shared experience as they mourn and celebrate the legacy of the great civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre to Present MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND, 10/31-11/16Raleigh Little Theatre to Present MIRANDY AND BROTHER WIND, 10/31-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

In Ridgetop, South Carolina, 1906, Mirandy is determined to catch Brother Wind. It's the best bet to win the cake walk, but he eludes all the tricks that her friends advise. This adaptation of Patricia McKissack's award-winning book (Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators) is a cultural celebration that is full of lively song and dance. Mirandy and Brother Wind is the final production in RLT's series, 'Connecting Theatre to 20th Century African American Experiences.' This is an area premiere. (more...)

The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, Now thru 10/19The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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 today, September 23 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19The 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 ReleasedYA 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 PolaroidsPhoto 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 TodayBWW 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 DayColman 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, 7/13West 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 SELMAOprah 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 PlayALL THE WAY Wins 2014 Tony for Best Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 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 PlayALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Wins Tony for Best Actor in a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 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 SundayOWN 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 DirectLifetime 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 FallonVIDEO: ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Channels LBJ on Fallon
by TV News Desk - May 6, 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 AwardChildren's Book Illustrator Peter Brown Wins 2014 Bull-Bransom Award
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 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 & TalkbackALL THE WAY Welcomes Class Presidents for Performance & Talkback
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 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...)

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