Lynn Whitfield News

Date of Birth: May 06, 1953 (63)
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Gender: Female
Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Historic New Federal Theatre Training Workshops Move Uptown to Dwyer Cultural CenterHistoric New Federal Theatre Training Workshops Move Uptown to Dwyer Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The historic Theatre Training Workshops of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will move uptown next month to Dwyer Cultural Center at 258 St. Nicholas Ave. (at 123rd Street).  They were previously held in spaces adjoining the theater's offices at 292 Henry Street.  The workshops have been a fertile training ground for leading African-American playwrights and actors. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF is Most-Watched New Cable Show of the SummerOWN's GREENLEAF is Most-Watched New Cable Show of the Summer
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

OWN's hit drama series GREENLEAF is the most watched new cable show of the summer, and year to date is the #1 original cable series on Wednesday nights for women. (more...)

OWN's Drama Series GREENLEAF Delivers Most-Watched Wednesday Telecast in Network HistoryOWN's Drama Series GREENLEAF Delivers Most-Watched Wednesday Telecast in Network History
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The hit summer drama series GREENLEAF delivered OWN's most watched Wednesday telecast in network history last night (8/10) with 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.79 women 25-54 rating. It was also Wednesday night's #1 cable telecast for women. (more...)

Women In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The ArtsWomen In Film Presents An All Star Line Up to Discuss Ageism In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On Friday night, a panel of 8 industry leaders including Ashton Applewhite, B. Harlan Boll, Jobeth Williams, Lesley Ann Warren, Kathy Griffin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Lynn Whitfield with moderator Sharon Lawrence, were brought together before an audience at the London Hotel by producers David C. Barry and Robyn Rosenfeld with the support of Women in Film for a panel on Gender Diversity and Ageism in Hollywood (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 22, 2016Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 22, 2016
by - Aug 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, August 22, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 8, 2016Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 8, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, August 8, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 15, 2016Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 15, 2016
by - Aug 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, August 15, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 8, 2016Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, August 8, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, August 8, 2016! (more...)

OWN Announces August 2016 Programming HighlightsOWN Announces August 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced August 2016 programming highlights, including new series and seasons and returning series and seasons. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Oprah Winfrey Featured in Tonight's OWN Original Drama GREENLEAFSneak Peek - Oprah Winfrey Featured in Tonight's OWN Original Drama GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

An all-new episode of OWN's popular drama series GREENLEAF tonight, July 13 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) features Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role as Mavis McCready and Grace's (Merle Dandridge) return to preaching for the first time since her return home. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 7/11 on ABCScoop: THE VIEW - Week of 7/11 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - Week of 7/11, airing on ABC (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Photo Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesPhoto Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) held a festive Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. Mr. Van Peebles was introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Ms. Nelson was introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

OWN's New Drama Series GREENLEAF Debuts as #1 Series Premiere in Network HistoryOWN's New Drama Series GREENLEAF Debuts as #1 Series Premiere in Network History
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network shatters ratings records delivering its biggest series premiere in network history on Tuesday night (6/21/16). (more...)

Oscar Nominee Bruce Davison Joins Grey Ensemble Theatre's F*CK MY LIFE at Hollywood FringeOscar Nominee Bruce Davison Joins Grey Ensemble Theatre's F*CK MY LIFE at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Critically acclaimed actor Bruce Davison joins the cast of FUCK MY LIFE, Grey Ensemble Theatre's inaugural production at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival in a pre-recorded cameo as 'The Interviewer'. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere TodayOWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The new original series 'Greenleaf,' featuring Oprah Winfrey's first recurring scripted television role in two decades, will launch with a two-night premiere on OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK today, May 24 (more...)

VIDEO: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Series GREENLEAFVIDEO: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new, original drama series GRENLEAF, from Lionsgate and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) (more...)

OWN Announces June 2016 Programming HighlightsOWN Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its June 2016 programming highlights. (more...)

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