Danai Gurira News

Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Arena Stage is deeply saddened to announce that visionary leader and pioneer of the regional theater movement Zelda Fichandler has died today, July 29, 2016, at the age of 91. (more...)

Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed BackLouis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This SummerMichael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/26/2016 - HIMSELF AND NORA, Tony Danza and More!Broadway AM Report, 7/26/2016 - HIMSELF AND NORA, Tony Danza and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 26, 2016

Today's big news: 'BRIDGES' tour star Cole Burden joins HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway, Tony Danza performs in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, and CABARET, starring Robin de Jesus, comes to Music Circus tonight! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER FilmECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River TheaterArnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Libby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-BroadwayLibby Winters and Ito Aghayere Set For UNIFORMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Director Jimmy Maize (Spoon River Anthology at The Invisible Dog) and BOSS (En Garde Arts) will lead actresses Libby Winters (American Idiot) and Ito Aghayere (Lortel Nomination for Familiar at Playwrights Horizons) in Uniforms by Jeffrey James Keyes (The End of Days &Imaginary Friends) next month in the Samuel French 41st Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Releases THE WALKING DEAD Key Art for Comic Con 2016Photo Flash: AMC Releases THE WALKING DEAD Key Art for Comic Con 2016
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

AMC released today THE WALKING DEAD key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2016. Check it out below! (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Cast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun ViolenceCast Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. Founded and curated by Glory Kadigan, Playwrights for a Cause is the annual benefit hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. This year the event will benefit this important group - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o: Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED Shows How 'A Sisterhood Can Transcend The Power Of Guns'Lupita Nyong'o: Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED Shows How 'A Sisterhood Can Transcend The Power Of Guns'
by Michael Dale - Jun 22, 2016

The Oscar-winner expresses her admiration for the playwright and her work, which recently concluded its Broadway run. (more...)

Tony-Winning Drama ECLIPSED and More Slated for Synchronicity Theatre in 2016-17Tony-Winning Drama ECLIPSED and More Slated for Synchronicity Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Synchronicity Theatre's 19th season features a world premiere and several regional premieres, including the Tony-winning drama, Eclipsed. (more...)

VIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED ExperienceVIDEO: Danai Gurira, Pascale Armand and Saycon Sengbloh Discuss Their ECLIPSED Experience
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

As the Broadway run of Danai Gurira's groundbreaking drama comes to an end, the three Tony-nominated women offer their thoughts. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Teaser Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON MEVIDEO: First Look - Teaser Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The teaser for the Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME was released today. Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as the legendary rapper who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas, NV (more...)

Christopher Haydon to Step Down as Artistic Director of The Gate TheatreChristopher Haydon to Step Down as Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Today, 14 June 2016, Christopher Haydon announced he will step down as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, leaving in January 2017 after five years of leading the company. His recently announced new season - Too Close To Home, will be his penultimate season at the Gate Theatre. Haydon will continue programming the Gate up until May 2017, with his last season being announced in late 2016. The post of Artistic Director at the Gate Theatre will be advertised shortly. (more...)

BWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a PlayBWW TV: Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play forEclipsed. He also served as scenic designer for the production. Ramos' other Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (also West End), and Violet. Check out what he had to say on receiving the honor below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the third batch of arrivals below, including James Corden, Judith Light, Danny Burstein, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more! (more...)

ECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - PlayECLIPSED's Clint Ramos Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Clint Ramos has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for ECLIPSED. He also served as scenic designer for the production. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

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