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Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
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Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film FestivalHon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Conclude 2015-16 Season with Sondheim's COMPANYWriters Theatre to Conclude 2015-16 Season with Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 2015/16 season with Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show runs June 15 - July 31, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Public & International Rescue Committee to Host WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAYThe Public & International Rescue Committee to Host WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater and International Rescue Committee announced today that a special free one-night-only Public Forum event, WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY, will take place on Monday, June 20 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free Public Forum tickets will be distributed, two per person (age 5+), at the Delacorte Theater beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum. (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight GalaJeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels (Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award). (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016
by - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, James Earl Jones in August Wilson's FENCES, 1987Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, James Earl Jones in August Wilson's FENCES, 1987
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2016

One of America's great actors played a riveting scene from one of America's great plays on the 1987 telecast. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing PartyThe Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer LineupUptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

'SHAKESPEARE'S FUNERAL' Event Set for The Morbid Anatomy Museum'SHAKESPEARE'S FUNERAL' Event Set for The Morbid Anatomy Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Shakespeare's Funeral: An illustrated lecture and costume party to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary will be held on Friday, May 20th from 7-9pm at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe Receives 2016 Monte Cristo AwardSHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe Receives 2016 Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Award ceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the evening below! (more...)

Writers Theatre to Stage Sondheim's COMPANY, 6/15-7/31Writers Theatre to Stage Sondheim's COMPANY, 6/15-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Writers Theatre concludes its 2015/16 season with Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company was originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, and features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo, and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show runs June 15, 2016 - July 31, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Set for Theatre Royal GlasgowTHE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November. (more...)

'Behind The Scenes' with James Earl Jones Features Wellness Retreats'Behind The Scenes' with James Earl Jones Features Wellness Retreats
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

'Behind The Scenes' explores yet another fascinating and informative topic with host James Earl Jones (Star Wars). This educational episode outlines everything that viewers will need to know in regards to the trending topic of wellness retreats. These retreats are aimed specifically at detoxing both the mind and body, relaxing those in attendance, and rejuvenating those who are feeling tired and run down from their mundane or stressful day to day activities. (more...)

They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations were announced earlier today, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who fell just short of a nod. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award HonoreeSHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.  The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION to Launch UK Tour, Aug. 30THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION to Launch UK Tour, Aug. 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following its hugely successful launch last year Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 from 30th August at Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY: Enjoy It, Superfans WillBWW Review: ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY: Enjoy It, Superfans Will
by Teresa Budasi - Apr 21, 2016

Remember when your little brother re-enacted every 'Star Wars' scene in your basement when you were kids - complete with voice impersonations, sound effects and light saber battles? Fast-forward about 35 years and you'll see him all grown up, onstage, wielding an imaginary light saber and occasionally cracking himself up in ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY. (more...)

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