Denzel Washington News

Date of Birth: December 28, 1954 (60)
Birth Place: Mt. Vernon, NY, USA
Gender: Male
CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Review Roundup: Jake Gyllenhaal Tries to Turn His Life Around in SOUTHPAWReview Roundup: Jake Gyllenhaal Tries to Turn His Life Around in SOUTHPAW
by Review Roundups - Jul 24, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in the new action-drama, SOUTHPAW. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Pauletta Washington to Return to Toronto with New Show CHRONICLE, 9/13-14Pauletta Washington to Return to Toronto with New Show CHRONICLE, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

?Pauletta Washington returns to Toronto after her sold out concert last fall, with a new show Chronicle. Joined by her band Mamazband, Washington will be performing two nights at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.    (more...)

Showtime to Present JAY PHAROAH: CAN I BE ME?, 8/1Showtime to Present JAY PHAROAH: CAN I BE ME?, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

SHOWTIME will debut JAY PHAROAH: CAN I BE ME? from standup comedian and master impressionist Jay Pharoah on Saturday, August 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Three Leads of Broadway-Bound FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Three Leads of Broadway-Bound FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Three roles have been cast, with many more to be announced in the coming months. While we wait, meet the cast members that we know so far below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan GrierSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Acting Coach & Producer Wynn Handman This WeekTHEATER TALK Welcomes Acting Coach & Producer Wynn Handman This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

A special on-location THEATER TALK features a warm and revealing interview with legendary acting coach and off-Broadway producer Wynn Handman, former Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The American Place Theatre, a home to some of the most significant playwrights and performers of the late 20th century. In his office and classroom, Handman speaks with former student and THEATER TALK co-host Susan Haskins about his notable career. With a roster of actors he mentored that includes Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, and Denzel Washington, Handman shares how he created a home for plays that were “an alternative to Broadway.” (more...)

David Sheehan Launches New Web SeriesDavid Sheehan Launches New Web Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

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Judith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic AdvisorsJudith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces dates and subscription tickets for the 2015 - 2016 Season Artistic Advisor master classes and events -- Suzanne Farrell, former Principal Dancer in George Balanchine's New York City Ballet and founder of Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center (January 24, 2016); Judith Jamison, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (April 5, 2016); Patti LuPone, Grammy, Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor and singer (March 31, 2016); Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (October 27, 2015); and Denzel Washington, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor (September 17, 2015).  (more...)

Norton Herrick to Produce PRECIOUS CARGO Starring Bruce WillisNorton Herrick to Produce PRECIOUS CARGO Starring Bruce Willis
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Norton Herrick, producer of 'Lone Survivor' and '2 Guns' along with his entertainment company, Herrick Entertainment will join 'Precious Cargo' an action thriller that Bruce Willis will star in (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Reveals Regret Over Last Year's 'NEVERLAND' Tony Performance: 'Maybe I Wouldn't Have Done It'Harvey Weinstein Reveals Regret Over Last Year's 'NEVERLAND' Tony Performance: 'Maybe I Wouldn't Have Done It'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard.com, producer Harvey Weinstein reveals that he has regrets over last year's FINDING NEVERLAND performance by Jennifer Hudson on the 2014 Tony Awards. (more...)

2015 Mystery Writers Key West Fest to Feature Suspense/Mystery Authors, 8/14-162015 Mystery Writers Key West Fest to Feature Suspense/Mystery Authors, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Key West, Florida (more...)

David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson, will split the stage at Treasure Island, June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUTVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2015

MTV2 previously announced that"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," will return to the network for a seventh season summer run with 12 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT Primetime Specials to Return During NBA FinalsJIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT Primetime Specials to Return During NBA Finals
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2015

For the eighth consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night." These special edition episodes will air in primetime every night of the NBA Finals beginning with Game 1, Thursday, June 4. (more...)

Matt Bomer Joins Cast of Big Screen Western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVENMatt Bomer Joins Cast of Big Screen Western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

Matt Bomer has signed on to the all-star cast of director Antoine Fuqua's upcoming western THE MAGNIFICENT SEVENT. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

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