Danai Gurira News

BWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity TheatreBWW Interview: Tinashe Kajese of ECLIPSED at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 16, 2017

The regional premiere of Eclipsed, Danai Gurira's play that opened at the Public Theater in 2015 to significant critical praise before transferring to Broadway in 2016, is currently running at Synchronicity Theatre through June 25. The play, which garnered six Tony Award nominations, tells the story of five Liberian women and their struggles to survive during the Second Liberian Civil War. I caught up with Tinashe Kajese, a notable Atlanta actor and the director of Synchronicity's production of Eclipsed, to talk to her about her experience with the show. (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira to Star in AVENGERS SequelECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira to Star in AVENGERS Sequel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

ECLIPSED playwright Danai Gurira will star in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. No details have been revealed as to the role she will play in the project. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/ on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/ on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/, airing on NBC (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Direction of a Play, INDECENT's Rebecca TaichmanTony Talk: Best Direction of a Play, INDECENT's Rebecca Taichman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Rebecca Taichman has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for Indecent. (more...)

INDECENT's Rebecca Taichman Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a PlayINDECENT's Rebecca Taichman Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Rebecca Taichman has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for INDECENT. (more...)

VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Arrives!VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Arrives!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

The brand-new teaser trailer for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER is here! The film hits U.S. theaters onFebruary 16, 2018. Get a first look below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/16, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: Marvel Studios Release Teaser Poster for BLACK PANTHERPhoto Flash: Marvel Studios Release Teaser Poster for BLACK PANTHER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The teaser poster for Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER is now available to view below! The film hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. Tune in tonight to Game 4 to see the exclusive World Premiere of the brand new teaser trailer! (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 6/12 - 6/16 (more...)

James Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary StagesJames Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the world premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne (Wrestling with Elephants) and directed by Benjamin Kamine (Washer/Dryer), will now play on the Primary Stages Mainstage in January of 2018 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 6/9 - 6/15, airing on NBC (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: INDECENT Creators Rebecca Taichman & Paula Vogel Spread the Tonys Love!Tony Awards Close-Up: INDECENT Creators Rebecca Taichman & Paula Vogel Spread the Tonys Love!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2017

Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman both make their Broadway debuts this season with the timely Indecent, which picked up three Tony nominations- two of which for Vogel's words and Taichman's direction. Below, watch as they explain why their collaboration was so vital to the show's success.   (more...)

Bid to Visit the Set of GAME OF THRONES, See Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY and More to Benefit Playwrights HorizonsBid to Visit the Set of GAME OF THRONES, See Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY and More to Benefit Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has opened its 2017 Online Auction. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare TheatreReview Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This SummerErik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETHEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

ALL EYEZ ON ME Experience Kicked Off at 2017 Power 195 Powerhouse ConcertALL EYEZ ON ME Experience Kicked Off at 2017 Power 195 Powerhouse Concert
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2017

Morgan Creek, Program Pictures and Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company kicked off a mobile cinema tour on behalf of the highly anticipated biopic of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, “ALL EYEZ ON ME Experience” Cine-Transformer Tour at the Power 106 Powerhouse Concert in Los Angeles this past Saturday, May 6, 2017. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG GalaBrandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

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