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National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held at Broadway's August Wilson TheatreNational August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Porland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 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...)

VIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins CastVIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Starz announced today the casting of Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” Divergent), as the iconic pirate 'Blackbeard,' also known as 'Edward Teach,' on the Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails.” (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Chair Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration This MayPhylicia Rashad to Chair Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight) as the Honorary Chair for The Blood Quilt World Premiere Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The new play by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, Our Lady of Kibeho) is directed by Kamilah Forbes and runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Lauren Frances Johnson from STC'S MEMPHISTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Lauren Frances Johnson from STC'S MEMPHIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 13, 2015

This week the spotlight shines on Lauren Frances Johnson, who has made her mark in Music City, performing on stages all over town and sharing the remarkable talents that have won her legions of followers. Charming and gorgeous, she has stage presence to spare and tonight, as she opens as Felicia Farrell in Street Theatre Company's production of Memphis the Musical, she's destined to command the stage like nobody's business! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Today we are revisiting a groundbreaking play that premiered this week in 1959. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King LearBWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 23, 2015

Didn't get to Canada last year to see Feore play Lear? No problem, catch it in the cinema as the Stratford Festival launches film releases of its stage shows. (more...)

USA Network to Premiere 'Glory' with Special Intro by Andre BraugherUSA Network to Premiere 'Glory' with Special Intro by Andre Braugher
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

USA Network today announced “Glory” as the next movie in the Characters Unite film series to increase awareness of social injustices and encourage greater dialogue. (more...)

Variety, SAG-AFTRA & The Black List Partner with ICON MANN for New Series of PanelsVariety, SAG-AFTRA & The Black List Partner with ICON MANN for New Series of Panels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

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Tony Winner Alan Cumming Will Headline A.C.T.'s 2015 GalaTony Winner Alan Cumming Will Headline A.C.T.'s 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Gala Co-Chairs Prisca Geeslin and Ken Fulk have announced the 2015 season gala, COME GET STRANDED, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (more...)

HLN to Launch NEWS AND A MOVIE Viewing Experience, 2/12HLN to Launch NEWS AND A MOVIE Viewing Experience, 2/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

HLN introduces its new series News and a Movie, an all screens experience launching on the channel, Thursday, February 12, 9pm-12:30pm ET and featuring additional original content on HLNTV.com, Facebook and Twitter. (more...)

Melissa Leo to Return to NYC to Teach Acting Workshop, 3/28-29Melissa Leo to Return to NYC to Teach Acting Workshop, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Melissa Leo returns to Penny Templeton Studio for a two-day Master Class Workshop on the craft of acting, Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more...)

THE IMITATION GAME Wins USC Libraries Scripter AwardTHE IMITATION GAME Wins USC Libraries Scripter Award
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Screenwriter Graham Moore and author Andrew Hodges received the 27th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for “The Imitation Game.” Selection committee chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Jan. 31, at USC's historic Doheny Memorial Library. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History MonthTHE COLOR PURPLE & More Set for Bounce TV's Celebration of Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor Black History Month in February with a month-long programming tribute (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume Fogg's Ray GleavesHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume Fogg's Ray Gleaves
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2015

Today, we introduce you to Hume-Fogg Academic High School senior Ray Gleaves, a 17-year-old senior who's been an integral member of Daron Bruce's theater productions, as well as a four year member of the school concert choir (he's serving as president this year), a three year member of The Blue Notes (the HFA show choir), as well as a three year member of both Resonance (the school's men's choir) and The HFA Singers, which is best described as a small specialty ensemble. Among the roles on his theatrical resume are Anxious in West Side Story, Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray, Otto in Cabaret and Simon of Legree/male ensemble in The King and I. (more...)

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