Denzel Washington News

Date of Birth: December 28, 1954 (61)
Birth Place: Mt. Vernon, NY, USA
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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...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/5/2016 - Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME, Gilbert & Sullivan Gala!Broadway AM Report, 4/5/2016 - Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME, Gilbert & Sullivan Gala!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Rebecca Luker joins Broadway's FUN HOME tonight, and Pierce, Worsham, Pinkham & Cazalet lead NYFOS' Gilbert & Sullivan Spring 2016 Gala this evening! (more...)

More Broadway Revival Cast Members Will Reunite with Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in FENCES Film AdaptationMore Broadway Revival Cast Members Will Reunite with Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in FENCES Film Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The upcoming film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play FENCES will welcome back another pair of Broadway actors. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 SeasonSuzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO Coming to ShowtimeVIDEO: First Look - W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO Coming to Showtime
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Critically-acclaimed socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell stars in his first solo stand-up special W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO premiering Friday, April 29th at 10 p.m. on SHOWTIME on-air, online, on demand and over the internet. (more...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2016 Performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program. The works are Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show (May 12-15, 2016) in The Rembe Theater at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Cardenio (May 6-14, 2016), inspired by The Cardenio Project by literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright Charles Mee, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced details for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST.  (more...)

Production Underway for Coleman Family Legacy Documentary ANOTHER KIND OF SOULProduction Underway for Coleman Family Legacy Documentary ANOTHER KIND OF SOUL
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Sterling Worldwide Entertainment, LLC ('Sterling') and George Coleman, Jr. announce the start of production for the full-length feature documentary, 'Another Kind of Soul,' The Coleman Family Legacy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stevie Wonder Attends ECLIPSED on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Stevie Wonder Attends ECLIPSED on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Stevie Wonder attended the Sunday, March 13th matinee performance of  Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED on Broadway, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Check out a look back at his visit below! (more...)

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