John Hawkes News

Date of Birth: September 11, 1959 (57)
Birth Place: Alexandria, MN, USA
Gender: Male
WGN America Cancels Pre-Civil War Drama UNDERGROUND After 2 SeasonsWGN America Cancels Pre-Civil War Drama UNDERGROUND After 2 Seasons
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

WGN America has canceled its pre-Civil War historical drama UNDERGROUND after two seasons. The series follows the lives of runaway slaves and abolitionists who fight for freedom and create what became known as the UNDERGROUND Railroad. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREEVIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Renowned Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Season Two of 'Underground'WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Renowned Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Season Two of 'Underground'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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Amazon Announces Spring 2017 Pilot Season LineupAmazon Announces Spring 2017 Pilot Season Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Amazon today announced its lineup for its Spring 2017 pilot season which will debut on Amazon Video on March 17 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

Keen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights LabKeen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Each season, the Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three mid-career playwrights to develop new full-length plays inspired by Keen Company's mission. Under the leadership of Jeremy Stoller, Keen's Director of New Work, writers meet throughout the year to create new plays that provoke identification, reflection, and emotional connection. The Playwrights Lab culminates with a reading of each new play in the spring, attended by the Keen community, the theater industry, and the general public. Keen's fourth season of the Playwrights Lab will allow Julia Jordan, Andrea Thome and Stefanie Zadravec to develop new plays. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREEVIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zuzanna Szadkowski in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at TRTBWW Interview: Zuzanna Szadkowski in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 16, 2017

Two River Theater continues its 2016/17 Season with Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' directed by Eric Tucker beginning 2/25 through 2/26. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Zuzanna Szadkowski who plays an Actor in the show. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the YearOctavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Octavia Spencer as 2017 Woman of the YearThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Octavia Spencer as 2017 Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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VIDEO: First Look - Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Drama UNDERGROUNDVIDEO: First Look - Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Drama UNDERGROUND
by - Dec 14, 2016

WGN America's critically acclaimed, hit original drama UNDERGROUND, which struck a chord with viewers and ignited a social media movement, will premiere its second season on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

THE EYS OF YOUR MOTHER & More Set for Borderline Films RetrospectiveTHE EYS OF YOUR MOTHER & More Set for Borderline Films Retrospective
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The New York-based independent film production company Borderline Films was founded in 2003 by NYU Tisch graduates Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Josh Mond. (more...)

Dev Patel & More to Receive 2017 Virtuosos Award at 32nd SBIFFDev Patel & More to Receive 2017 Virtuosos Award at 32nd SBIFF
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced today that the recipients of the 2017 Virtuosos Award, created to recognize a select group of talent who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film this past year (more...)

John Legend to Guest Star on New Season of WGN America's UNDERGROUNDJohn Legend to Guest Star on New Season of WGN America's UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner and ten-time Grammy Award(R) winning singer-songwriter John Legend will guest star in the highly anticipated second season of UNDERGROUND, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, it was announced today by WGN America. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The WallisCarmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)


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'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Not only will Harriet Tubman grace the face of the new $20 bill, but she will also have a starring role in WGN America's hit series UNDERGROUND, from Sony Pictures Television, which begins production on season two in Savannah, Georgia (more...)

Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads The Way In Season Two Of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, 'Underground' From Sony Pictures Television; Aisha Hinds Cast InRenowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads The Way In Season Two Of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, 'Underground' From Sony Pictures Television; Aisha Hinds Cast In
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads The Way In Season Two Of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, 'Underground' From Sony Pictures Television; Aisha Hinds Cast InRenowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads The Way In Season Two Of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, 'Underground' From Sony Pictures Television; Aisha Hinds Cast In
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay for a big screen reboot of the iconic '70's series CHARLIES ANGELS. (more...)

Season Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on CableSeason Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on Cable
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The pulse-pounding season one finale of WGN America's hit Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, was the #1 scripted original series on cable last Wednesday night among sought-after demos Adults 25-54 (more...)

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