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Date of Birth: December 07, 1965 (51)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events WorldwideTheater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old GlobeDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Rebecca Gilman's Ibsen Reinvention DOLLHOUSE Set for The Acting Company's Salon SeriesRebecca Gilman's Ibsen Reinvention DOLLHOUSE Set for The Acting Company's Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse, a contemporary Ibsen reinvention of A Doll's House set in modern-day Chicago, on Monday, April 24th at 7 PM at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St. between 10th and 11th Aves., New York, NY.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World StagesTickets On Sale Today for BUILDING THE WALL at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BUILDING THE WALL, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nom. The Kentucky Cycle), will make its New York premiere beginning performances on Friday, May 12th at 8:00 pm and opening on Sunday, May 21st at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017.     (more...)

Tribeca & AT&T Announce 'AT&T Presents: Untold Stories' Inclusive Film ProgramTribeca & AT&T Announce 'AT&T Presents: Untold Stories' Inclusive Film Program
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

AT&T* and Tribeca are teaming up to launch a new film initiative, AT&T Presents: Untold Stories. An Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration with Tribeca. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nikki M. James and More to Channel the Bard for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonAnnaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nikki M. James and More to Channel the Bard for 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

NYCLU, Actor Jeffrey Wright Launch Campaign to Reform New York's Broken Public Defense SystemNYCLU, Actor Jeffrey Wright Launch Campaign to Reform New York's Broken Public Defense System
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released a video narrated by award-winning actor, activist and New Yorker Jeffrey Wright calling on Governor Cuomo and legislators to overhaul and properly fund the state's failing public defense system. New York state leaves responsibility for public defense to its counties, creating an underfunded, patchwork system in which poor New Yorkers accused of crimes often do not receive adequate legal representation, which the Constitution requires. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This SummerAngela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Angela Lansbury will appear in The Chalk Garden, after all! (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

JITNEY's Keith Randolph Smith to Lead Reading of Marcus Gardley's 'A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES'JITNEY's Keith Randolph Smith to Lead Reading of Marcus Gardley's 'A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with the first New York City reading of Marcus Gardley's Atlanta-based reinvention of Moliere, A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes: Or, The Gospel of Tartuffe on Monday, March 20th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY.  (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day MessagesIsabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah to Give World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2017. (more...)

Theater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In ResidenceTheater of War's Bryan Doerries Named NYC's New Public Artist In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The NYC Department of Veterans' Services and Department of Cultural Affairs today named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the City's newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Beyonce and HIDDEN FIGURES Among Winners of Non-Televised NAACP Image AwardsBeyonce and HIDDEN FIGURES Among Winners of Non-Televised NAACP Image Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The winners of the "48th NAACP Image Awards" in the non-televised categories were announced during a gala dinner celebration that took place Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Pasadena Conference Center - the event was hosted by Erica Ash and Deon Cole. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park SeasonJULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Slated for The Public's 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Dana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only ReadingDana Ivey Directs Rare Sci-Fi Comedy For One-Night Only Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Karel Capek's influential science fiction comedy R.U.R. on Monday, February 13th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Jimonn Cole, Gabriel Lawrence and More Tapped for The Acting Company's X/JULIUS CAESAR TourJimonn Cole, Gabriel Lawrence and More Tapped for The Acting Company's X/JULIUS CAESAR Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Acting Company announces casting for its 44th consecutive season and national tour featuring two gripping dramas in repertory: the world premiere of, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

If reviews for the London production are positive, there's a good chance the production and Lane will make their way back to Broadway next season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Faith Leaders, Award-Winning Actors and Activists Challenge Congress to Obstruct TrumpSTAGE TUBE: Faith Leaders, Award-Winning Actors and Activists Challenge Congress to Obstruct Trump
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Today, Humanity for Progress released a new video #StandUpForUS directed by Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), co-written by Humanity for Progress founder Laura Dawn and produced by Humanity for Progress co-founder Tanya Selvaratnam. The video stars faith leaders, activists, real estate developer Bruce Ratner, and award-winning actors including Sally Field, Jeffrey Wright, Lea DeLaria, Keegan Michael-Key, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Zoe Kazan and others. (more...)

Beyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full ListBeyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards were announced today. The awards recognize the year's best in film, TV, music and books. (more...)

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