Danai Gurira News

ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League Awards
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathered yesterday, May 20th, 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). BroadwayWorld was there for the big event - check out photos below! (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...)

Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, Oscar winner & Eclipsed Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o was joined by Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira and some of her Eclipsed costars for the caricature unveiling in honor of her Broadway debut in and recent Tony Award nomination!BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob MaitnerTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob Maitner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Rob Maitner, who stars as 'Les' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voic have just announced the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 61st Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

BWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina AliBWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina Ali
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

Just yesterday, Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira appeared onstage for a special curtain call at today's matinee of Eclipsed to dedicate the performance to Amina Ali, the Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped and was rescued from the Boko Haram late yesterday after 764 days in captivity. (more...)

NBC Universo Announces Return of Original Scripted Series EL VATONBC Universo Announces Return of Original Scripted Series EL VATO
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, today announced the return of the network's first original scripted series created for the U.S. Hispanic market, EL VATO Season 2 (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will PresentJessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New ProgrammingTelemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, which was held on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Marvel's THE BLACK PANTHERTony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Marvel's THE BLACK PANTHER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o is in discussions to take on the role of Chad Boseman's love interest in Marvel's upcoming superhero film THE BLACK PANTHER. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Sees Nothing Small in Danai Gurira's Powerful DramaECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Sees Nothing Small in Danai Gurira's Powerful Drama
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

the Oscar-winner and Tony nominee responds to a reporters inquiry as to why she's in a 'small play.' (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

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