James Earl Jones News

Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
Gender: Male
FENCES Film's San Francisco Premiere to Reopen the Curran Next Week; Enter Ticket Lottery!FENCES Film's San Francisco Premiere to Reopen the Curran Next Week; Enter Ticket Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Paramount Pictures, with the Curran theater and the San Francisco Film Society, will present the San Francisco Premiere of the film Fences, which has been adapted into a motion picture by the late August Wilson. The event, 30 years after the play first played at the Curran theater ahead of its Broadway premiere, will reopen the Curran following a just-completed, extensive renovation.    (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music TheatreCast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Announce Spring 2017 SeriesChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Announce Spring 2017 Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery Chicago in the West Loop for a three-concert series in spring 2017. The cp2 series allows Chicago Philharmonic musicians to explore fresh programming that breaks the boundaries of traditional classical concerts. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Angela Lansbury Doesn't Know Why BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Being RemadeAngela Lansbury Doesn't Know Why BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Being Remade
by Alan Henry - Nov 25, 2016

Angela Lansbury recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum LineupCheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO to Comes to Minneapolis, Tickets on Sale 11/17LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO to Comes to Minneapolis, Tickets on Sale 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that South Africa's LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, who has warmed the hearts of audience worldwide with their uplifting harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter, will perform for one night only at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. (more...)

Moises Kaufman Receives Arena Stage's American Artist Award TonightMoises Kaufman Receives Arena Stage's American Artist Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony and Emmy Award-nominated director and playwright Moises Kaufman. The award will be presented tonight, November 10, 2016 as part of the opening night celebration for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

SCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitSCANDAL's Joe Morton and MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae Tapped to Co-Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, now being co-hosted by film/TV/theater star Joe Morton, Emmy Award winner for Scandal, fondly remembered for TV's Eureka and the acclaimed off-Broadway's Turn Me Loose. He joins Tony nominated Valisia LeKae (Motown the Musical) and previously announced performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love BenefitHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon to Host 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Cecilia Hart, Broadway Actress and Wife of James Earl Jones, Has DiedCecilia Hart, Broadway Actress and Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

According to People, Cecilia Hart, who last appeared on Broadway in the 1984 revival of Design for Living, has passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. The actress had been married to star of stage and screen, James Earl Jones, since 1982. That same year, the couple played opposite one another on Broadway in a revival of Othello. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing DirectorNational Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)


by BWW Contests - Oct 19, 2016

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Route 66 Theatre's 'Driver's Set' Series to Continue with THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERORoute 66 Theatre's 'Driver's Set' Series to Continue with THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Be in the 'Driver's Seat' for THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, a new play by Martin Zimmerman, next up in Route 66 Theatre Company's monthly reading series at Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Cicely Tyson, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 GalaPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley, Cicely Tyson, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Primary Stages hosted its 2016 Gala celebrating the Horton Foote Centennial last night, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm at 583 Park Avenue. The even twas chaired by CharLes Davis, HAllie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson, and featured performances and tributes by Elizabeth Ashley, Harriet Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, Estelle Parsons (pictured, left) and Molly Ringwald. Honorary co-chairs for the event include Matthew Broderick, Robert and Luciana Duvall, James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

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