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Date of Birth: December 28, 1954 (61)
Birth Place: Mt. Vernon, NY, USA
Gender: Male
NEC's Cutting Edge Playhouse 2016 Emerging Playwrights Competition Begins This JuneNEC's Cutting Edge Playhouse 2016 Emerging Playwrights Competition Begins This June
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Beginning in June 2016, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will deepen its commitment to discovery, development and presentation of superior theatre with four consecutive weekends of exciting and innovative productions showcasing up-and-coming Black playwrights. The Emerging Playwrights Competition is NEC's 2016 Pilot Project, marking NEC's return to the solid and impressive development and training format that established the company as an American theatre icon for over three decades. Performances will take place June 9th through July 3rd at LaMaMa ETC in The Downstairs theatre, 66 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003. To purchase tickets visit The Negro Ensemble Company website at www.necinc.org or by phone by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111 Monday thru Friday 9-9 & Saturday and Sunday 10-8. For further information and group rates call the NEC office at 212-582-5860. (more...)

The Author Who Walked Away from $1 Million Deal to Bet on Himself and Created the Must-Read Book of the Summer, Shocking the Publishing WorldThe Author Who Walked Away from $1 Million Deal to Bet on Himself and Created the Must-Read Book of the Summer, Shocking the Publishing World
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Jay Pharoah Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/9-11Jay Pharoah Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. Currently rounding up his sixth season as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. (more...)

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT Primetime Specials to Return During NBA Finals, 6/2JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT Primetime Specials to Return During NBA Finals, 6/2
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

For the ninth consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT. (more...)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN to Be Released Worldwide In IMAX TheatresTHE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN to Be Released Worldwide In IMAX Theatres
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke and directed by Antoine Fuqua, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format. (more...)

Charlize Theron to Star in Diablo Cody's TULLY; Jason Reitman to Direct for Bron StudiosCharlize Theron to Star in Diablo Cody's TULLY; Jason Reitman to Direct for Bron Studios
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

Bron Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance TULLY, the latest from Oscar nominated director Jason Reitman and Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, it was announced today by Aaron L. Gilbert, Bron's managing director. The film, to start production in late summer in Vancouver, will star Oscar winner Charlize Theron. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters present the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition tonight, May 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Rebecca Wang Supports 2016 EJAF Academy Viewing PartyRebecca Wang Supports 2016 EJAF Academy Viewing Party
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On Sunday February 28th, the Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted a spectacular list of Hollywood A-listers for the 24th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. Esteemed guests at the event included Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, and Hillary Swank, who came together to raise $6.2 million in support of EJAF's mission of HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment. Rebecca Wang continued her enduring support for the EJAF through this year's event. (more...)

August Wilson's Boyhood Home To Be Renovated Into An Arts CenterAugust Wilson's Boyhood Home To Be Renovated Into An Arts Center
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The building where the great playwright spent the first thirteen years of his life had been in a state of ruin. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 GalaWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history.  Mr. Van Peebles will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.  Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny JulesTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
by Adam Jay - Apr 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jenny Jules, who stars as 'Tituba' in THE CRUCIBLE, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars in MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RebootVIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars in MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Sony Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for the upcoming remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, hitting theaters on September 23, 2016. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy JordanA.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

With the help of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise), and students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $500,000 at its 2016 Season Gala, SUPERGALA!, which took place on Thursday, April 14 at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Lead THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA Film; Tony Kushner Penning ScriptMark Rylance to Lead THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA Film; Tony Kushner Penning Script
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Tony winner Mark Rylance is taking on The Pope. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Council to Honor Suzan-Lori Parks, Ben Lovett at 50th Anniversary CelebrationBrooklyn Arts Council to Honor Suzan-Lori Parks, Ben Lovett at 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3rd, at 26 Bridge, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will celebrate 50 years of supporting Brooklyn's diverse creative and cultural community. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced that the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

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