James Earl Jones News

Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
Gender: Male
From the Zoo to the Stage! See MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott This SpringFrom the Zoo to the Stage! See MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 25 through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Ron Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway AdventuresRon Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Both a poignant coming of age memoir and a compulsively readable story of Broadway itself, the new book UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS by actor/writer/director Ron Fassler is his valentine to Broadway, where he pays homage to the men and women who devote their lives to making great theatre. (more...)

Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State TheatreLara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Julie Halston for 2017 BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Julie Halston for 2017 BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Hosted by the one-and-only actress/comedienne Julie Halston, BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will celebrate its seventh annual benefit, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold ChoicesPhoto Coverage: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Celebrates Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 11, 2017

To celebrate Yale Rep's 50th anniversary season, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts just unveiled a photo exhibition titled 'Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices'. (more...)

THE DRESSMAKER'S SECRET Will Be Exposed at 59E59 TheatersTHE DRESSMAKER'S SECRET Will Be Exposed at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Simon Studio and Amanagion LLC with THE DRESSMAKER'S SECRET by Sarah Levine Simon and Mihai Grunfeld, directed by Roger Hendricks Simon. (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

James Earl Jones Tapped for NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at A.R.T.James Earl Jones Tapped for NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Just announced, A.R.T. will welcome stage and screen legend James Earl Jones for its production of the Tennessee Williams play THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, running February 18 - March 18, 2017 in Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. Who shared their gifts with both our community and the world and whose mark will forever be left on all those lucky enough to have witnessed them in action. (more...)

BWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg AreaBWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSStar of Stage & Screen Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Dick Van Dyke revealed to THR that star of stage and screen Angela Lansbury will also make an appearance in the film. (more...)

VIDEO: Mary Steenburgen Reads STREGA NONA for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: Mary Steenburgen Reads STREGA NONA for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen showcases her passion for storytelling and lesser known musical talents in the latest Storyline Online video released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Check it out below! (more...)

Connecticut-Based Independent Film Premieres at Bridgeport's Bijou 12/28Connecticut-Based Independent Film Premieres at Bridgeport's Bijou 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

An independent action feature filmed in-state with more than 40 Connecticut actors is to be premiered Dec. 28 (Wednesday night) at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Ave.). (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, THE LION KING & More Inducted Into Library of Congress' National Film RegistryFUNNY GIRL, THE LION KING & More Inducted Into Library of Congress' National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance. (more...)


by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

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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...)

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