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  • Date Of Birth:
    January 16, 1950 (64)
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    Houston, TX, USA
    Pasadena Playhouse to Host PREMIERE GALA - TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE, 5/4
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

    The Pasadena Playhouse announced today the planning and honorary gala committee members leading the best party in Pasadena annual fundraiser entitled PREMIERE GALA -TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE. The Pasadena Playhouse's gala will be held on the stage of The Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 5:30p.m. (more...)

    VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Clip from SCANDAL's 'Flesh and Blood' Episode
    by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

    On the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled 'Flesh and Blood', a security breach calls for an all hands on deck situation at OPA. (more...)

    Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Tonight, April 10, 2014
    by TV Scoop - Apr 10, 2014

    Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC tonight, April 10, 2014! (more...)

    Terrence Howard to Join Vince Vaughn & Hailee Steinfeld in TERM LIFE
    by Movies News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

    According to Deadline, Oscar winner Terrence Howard has signed on to join Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld in the upcoming thriller TERM LIFE. Peter Billingsley will direct the film, scripted by A.J. Lieberman, and based on Nick Thornborrow's novel. (more...)

    VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Flesh and Blood' Episode of ABC's SCANDAL
    by - Apr 04, 2014

    On the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled "Flesh and Blood", a security breach calls for an all hands on deck situation at OPA. (more...)

    Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, April 10, 2014
    by - Mar 24, 2014

    Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 10, 2014! (more...)

    Center Theatre Group Announces Winners of 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

    From a field of 12 local high school students, Jonah Gould, Mykaela Sterris and LeafRickard have been selected as the winners of the 2014 August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles Regional finals. Contestants this year featured high school students from nine Southern California cities, who performed in the regional finals at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Tuesday night, March 11, 2014. The top three student performers received scholarships and the opportunity to perform again in New York City. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is presented by the Center Theatre Group Affiliates, a volunteer organization that supports Center Theatre Group's education and community partnerships programs. (more...)

    Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

    Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

    CHA Announces a Brand New Program to Facilitate Innovation in Life Sciences and Health Care
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

    Announcing the launch of a new program in the life science and health care industries, which will help evaluate and rank new technologies and services via an end-user process. The Signature Award, developed based on recommendations from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, follows best-in-class principles to better inform decision-makers and users, investors, and those who are trying to commercialize their science. (more...)

    The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage The World Premiere of MAID'S DOOR, 3/6-3/30
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

    The Billie Holiday Theatre continues its 42nd Season Generations United with the World Premiere of Maid's Door by Writers Guild Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Cheryl L. Davis; the show will be directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. Opening Night will be Thursday, March 6; and the show will run through Sunday, March 30. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8pm with matinees on Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 4pm. All tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 718-636-0918 or 0919. A discounted rate of $15 is available for Children 15 and younger, Seniors, and Students with a valid ID. (more...)

    South Bend Civic Theatre to Present THE WIZ, 3/28-4/13
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

    South Bend Civic Theatre commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" by presenting The Wiz, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, this original take of the journey of Dorothy through the Land of Oz will entertain and delight audience members of all ages. (more...)

    Photo Flashback: Looking Back at the 1994 Oscars
    by Linda Lenzi - Mar 02, 2014

    In celebration of Oscars Sunday,'s Linda Lenzi is inviting readers to step back with her 20 years ago, to the 1994 Oscars. (more...)

    BLARE Releases FREE Pop Infused Record 'Waiting for Love' with TREND DEF
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Self-made Billboard charting pop artist Blare (Blare LeVoir) released his new record 'Waiting for Love' today. 'Waiting for Love' is available as a free download on his website. (more...)

    Terrence Howard to Star in Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama EMPIRE on Fox
    by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Terrence Howard has signed on to star in Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's upcoming hip-hop drama pilot EMPIRE for Fox. (more...)

    Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

    Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

    Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Andre De Shields and More Offer Personalized Valentine's Day Messages to Support New Federal Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

    Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate its 44th anniversary with a special fundraising campaign, 'Love For New Federal Theatre.' Celebrity participants and supporters of NFT themselves, including Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Alicia Keys, Melba Moore, Marla Gibbs, Robert Hooks, Roscoe Orman, Ruby Dee, Avery Brooks, Glynn Turman, Kene Holiday, Chadwick Boseman, Petri Hawkins Byrd, Impotep Gary Byrd, Debbie Allen, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, John Amos, Robert Townsend, Leslie Uggams, Ted Lange, Andre DeShields, Mike Tyson and Danny Glover, among others, will fans will have the opportunity to order a limited number of personalized Valentine's Day messages. These celebrity messages will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. (more...)

    Houston Ballet to Screen HOUSTON BALLET: BREAKING BOUNDARIES, 2/10
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

    Due to popular demand, Houston Ballet has added another screening of the acclaimed new documentary Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries on Monday, February 10 at 6:00 pm at Houston Ballet Center for Dance. (more...)

    Glenn Weiss Wins DGA Award for 67th ANNUAL TONYS; Full List Announced!
    by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

    The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2013 were announced last night during the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner. (more...)

    Debbie Allen, Jenifer Lewis & Marc Shaiman to Team on 'Sunset Boulevard' Homage VENTURA BOULEVARD
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

    Debbie Allen and Jenifer Lewis are set to team up for an homage to SUNSET BOULEVARD to be titled 'Ventura Boulevard'. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman (Sleepless in Seattle, The American President, Hairspray) will compose the score. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/17 - James Earl Jones
    by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

    Today in 1931, Broadway veteran James Earl Jones was born. He has won Tony awards in 1969 for The Great White Hope and in 1987 for Fences. He has acted in many Shakespearean roles: Othello, King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Abhorson in Measure for Measure, and Claudius in Hamlet. On April 7, 2005, James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams headed the cast in an African-American Broadway revival version of On Golden Pond, directed by Leonard Foglia and produced by Jeffrey Finn. In February 2008, he starred on Broadway as Big Daddy in a limited-run, all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen and mounted at the Broadhurst Theatre. In October 2010, Jones returned to the Broadway stage in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy along with Vanessa Redgrave at the Golden Theatre. In November 2011, Jones starred in Driving Miss Daisy in London's West End, and on November 12 Jones received his honorary Oscar in front of the audience at the Wyndham's Theatre, which was presented to him by Ben Kingsley. (more...)

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