Josephine Baker News

Date Of Birth:
June 03, 1906
Date Of Death:
April 12, 1975 (68)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
Gender:
Female
Syfy to Premiere New Mythology Drama Series OLYMPUS in 2015
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Syfy, Reunion Pictures and Great Point Media today announced a new mythological drama series Olympus, which will take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters. (more...)

LA SOIREE Acts Featured on WAMC Radio's Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The off-Broadway hit LA SOIREE was featured this morning on WAMC Radio's Roundtable (Northeast Public Radio); the show's MOOKY CORNISH and MARAWA spoke with Sarah LaDuke. LISTEN HERE. (more...)

Richard Ploetz's VERSAILLES to Play Theater for the New City, 2/20-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

'Versailles' by Richard Ploetz is a dark and winding tale of a 28-year old single mother and 'party girl' fighting against desperate circumstances and dead-end relationships in a seedy North Florida community. Estranged from her family, her youth and beauty fading, she works as a pole dancer and tests her sexual powers on her boyfriend, her boss and her neighbors until a mysterious figure, Mr. Mason, appears, who may bring her deliverance or further entrap her. Her jagged story will be told February 20 to March 9 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presented by Nedworks Inc. Ian Streicher directs. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works Hosts THE EXCHANGE Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The year is 1927. During the Harlem Renaissance, a rich black vaudeville family, 'The Martins', finds itself torn between the sacred and the profane. A story of love, envy, wealth, fame, betrayal and redemption, 'The Exchange' will return in a theatre and film adaptation via Josiah Theatre Works. (more...)

LA SOIREE Adds Monday Night Shows; Welcomes New Acts Marawa, Scotty Blue Bunny and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

LA SOIREE rings in the New York year with several new acts at the Union Square Theatre. The off-Broadway hit welcomes the delectable Marawa, the gorgeous Bret Pfister, the breath taking Cabaret Decadanse, the inexplicable Scotty Blue Bunny, and the astounding Marcus Monroe. The lineup is completed by long time favorites The English Gents, Mooky Cornish, and Bath Boy. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Valentine's Day Fundraiser with Mike Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, Danny Glover, Ruby Dee,
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Stars from Mike Tyson, Phylicia Rashad and Alicia Keys to Spike Lee, Danny Glover and Ruby Dee show their love for New York City's acclaimed New Federal Theatre by voicing personalized Valentine's Day messages for fans in this fun, fund-raiser. The "Love for New Federal Theatre" personalized celebrity messages are a $249 donation to the New Federal Theatre and can be purchased from January 12- February 5, 2014 through the website at www.lovefornewfederaltheatre.com. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals' 45-Year Executive Director Michael Price to Retire in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals' Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2014 season. Michael Price, who has led the organization for 45 years, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director at the end of 2014 but will remain active with Goodspeed in advisory and fundraising roles through 2016. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Following the record-breaking attendance of Festival 2013, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces the 2014 Festival schedule. Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, home to America's longest-running dance festival, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Noted dance writer Jennifer Dunning has called the Pillow "the dance center of the nation, possibly the world." (more...)

Cabrillo Stage Premieres Re-Imagined Work LUNCH, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company in residence at Cabrillo College, concludes their 32nd repertory season with the premiere of a re-imagined work, Lunch, playing today, January 3 through 19 at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater. (more...)

Josiah Theatre Works to Host THE EXCHANGE Staged Reading, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The year is 1927. During the Harlem Renaissance, a rich black vaudeville family, 'The Martins', finds itself torn between the sacred and the profane. A story of love, envy, wealth, fame, betrayal and redemption, 'The Exchange' will return in a theatre and film adaptation via Josiah Theatre Works. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Hosts THE BUMPY ROAD TO NEW YORK Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the December panel The Bumpy Road to New York: Developmental Paths for New Works tonight, December 18, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Nickolas Long, III Continues JOSIAH'S FINEST Talk Show on 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Nickolas Long, III -Award Winning DIrector-Writer, continues his new talk show 'JOSIAH'S FINEST' for COMCAST and affiliated networks,Thursday December 19th 2013 7pm call time. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Sets 12/18 Panel: THE BUMPY ROAD TO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the December panel The Bumpy Road to New York: Developmental Paths for New Works on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cabrillo Stage to Premiere Re-Imagined Work LUNCH, 1/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Cabrillo Stage, the professional musical theatre company in residence at Cabrillo College, concludes their 32nd repertory season with the premiere of a re-imagined work, Lunch, playing January 3 through 19 at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater. (more...)

THE LAST LETTER Available on DVD & Digital Download, 12/7
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, brings youThe Last Letter on DVD and digital download December 17, 2013. The Last Letter tells the story of a newly married couple whose relationship is put to the test when the wife's secretive past comes back to haunt them. (more...)

LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ Set for 59E59 Theaters, 12/3-29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

59E59 Theaters will present LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ, created by Peter and Will Anderson and featuring their jazz quintet. LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ begins performances on Tuesday, December 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29. Press opening is Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; & Saturday at 5:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25 and an additional performance on Friday, December 27 at 5:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members) for performances through December 15; $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members) for performances through December 29. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2014 Show | Paris Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

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Civil Rights Leader and Former NAACP CEO added as Producer of movie, The North Star
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ LuckPig Studios and writer/director Thomas K. Phillips are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. as a Producer of THE NORTH STAR. Dr. Chavis joins with cast members Jeremiah Trotter, Clifton Powell, John Diehl, and Lynn Whitfield in a compelling film that dares to tell the true story of freedom through the eyes of an escaped slave. Set in Virginia in 1848, THE NORTH STAR journeys with runaway slave Big Ben Jones, portrayed by former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Big Ben escapes a Virginia plantation for freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. On his way, he receives unexpected help from Quakers, the Underground Railroad and the North Star.THE NORTH STAR, an independent feature film, is based on true events captured from the archives of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA. This is a historic story, which has never been told through film. The filmmaker/producers have conducted extensive research and have successfully depicted an alluring and truthful story of Big Ben Jones. THE NORTH STAR, expected to premiere in early 2014.About Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.: Civil rights leader, author, educator, and global business leader, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is currently the President of Education, Online Services Corporation; providing online higher education services for Historically Black Colleges/Universities. Additionally, Dr. Chavis serves as President/Co-Founder with business mogul Russell Simmons, of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Dr. Chavis has also served as President/CEO for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Diamond Empowerment Fund. Dr. Chavis has extensive notoriety as a leader for change; he actively expresses this in his lectures, columns, businesses and blogs.Cast Members for THE NORTH STAR: Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, Clifton Powell (Ray, Rush Hour, Friday After Next), John Diehl (Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park III, Stargate), Lynn Whitfield (HBO's Josephine Baker Story), April Woodall (Broadway actress/vocalist), Keith David (Crash, The Thing, ATL), blues musician Guy Davis (son of Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee), Christopher Mann (The Bourne Legacy, Blue Bloods, Duplicity) and Thomas C. Bartley, Jr. The film has been scored by a father and son collaboration of jazz legend Ramsey Lewis and acclaimed producer and musician Frayne Lewis. (more...)

ABT to Host Frederic Franklin Memorial Celebration, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

American Ballet Theatre will host a memorial celebration for beloved colleague and ballet legend Frederic Franklin on Monday, October 14 at 4:30 P.M. in the Concert Hall at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. The memorial will be highlighted by film tributes as well as performances and guest speakers from many of the companies with which Franklin was affiliated, including ABT, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Richmond Ballet, Tulsa Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. (more...)

Fox Theatre Hosts 'Josephine Baker & Friends: An Evening in Paris' Summer Dinner Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

This summer, the Fabulous Fox Theatre continues its unique and exclusive dining events, featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, 4-course dinners with accompanying wines, and live entertainment in the Grand Lobby of the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

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