Lynn Whitfield News

Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1953 (61)
Birth Place:
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
TV One to Air Original Horror Thriller THE FRIGHT NIGHT FILES, 10/18
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

This Halloween, TV One will treat viewers to an anthology of three short films of deadly romance with the premiere of The Fright Night Files airing October 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM/ET. (more...)

Bounce TV to Premiere Second Season FAMILY TIME, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Bounce TV ( the nation's first-ever and fast-growing broadcast television network for African Americans announced today that the new, 10-episode second season of the network's popular Family Time series will be seen Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 09, 2014

An impressive collection of filmed plays featuring a host of world renowned performers is now available to order via BROADWAY THEATRE ARCHIVE: GREAT PERFORMANCES Set 1, which includes the plays DEATH OF A SALESMAN, FOR COLORED GIRLS..., UNCOMMON WOMEN and ALICE AT THE PALACE. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Ruby Dee
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2014

Earlier this week, legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. According to sources, the actress was at her home in New Rochelle, NY, surrounded by family members when she passed away. (more...)

Mo Gaffney Joins Cast of Ogunquit Playhouse's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, kicks off its 82nd season with Grease, the musical that Ogunquit audiences rated as the No. 1 show they wanted to see in 2014. It's the beloved rock n' roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars and first loves all set in the fabulous fifties. This all-new production is on stage May 21 to June 21 and features the irresistible songs from the Tony Award nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including 'You're The One That I Want,' 'Grease Is The Word,' 'Summer Nights,' 'Hopelessly Devoted To You,' 'Greased Lightnin' and many more. (more...)

Photo Flash: PORGY AND BESS Celebrates Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' made its triumphant debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, opening last night, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

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...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you And Then There Was You on DVD and digital download today, February 11, 2014. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Andre De Shields and More Offer Personalized Valentine's Day Messages to Support New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate its 44th anniversary with a special fundraising campaign, 'Love For New Federal Theatre.' Celebrity participants and supporters of NFT themselves, including Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Alicia Keys, Melba Moore, Marla Gibbs, Robert Hooks, Roscoe Orman, Ruby Dee, Avery Brooks, Glynn Turman, Kene Holiday, Chadwick Boseman, Petri Hawkins Byrd, Impotep Gary Byrd, Debbie Allen, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, John Amos, Robert Townsend, Leslie Uggams, Ted Lange, Andre DeShields, Mike Tyson and Danny Glover, among others, will fans will have the opportunity to order a limited number of personalized Valentine's Day messages. These celebrity messages will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you And Then There Was You on DVD and digital download on February 11, 2014. (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 (more...)

Photo Coverage: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Cast Celebrates Opening Night with Burt Bacharach
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 06, 2013

The New York Theatre Workshop production of the world premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, just opened last night, December 5. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (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...)

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...)

TV One Premieres New Docu-Series FATAL ATTRACTION Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

TV One adds another entry to its collection of popular docu-series when FATAL ATTRACTION premieres tonight, June 3, 9PM/ET. (more...)

TV One to Premiere New Docu-Series FATAL ATTRACTION, 6/3
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2013

TV One adds another entry to its collection of popular docu-series when FATAL ATTRACTION premieres Monday, June 3, 9PM/ET. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' opened last night, May 8, at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, directed by Phylicia Rashad. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Scoop: THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW - Week of April 8
by TV Scoop - Apr 08, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW - Week of 4/8 (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Whitfield, Ronald K. Brown and More at EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY's Torch Ball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2013

Evidence, A Dance Company paid tribute to the life and legacy of Beth Young, a dance enthusiast and long-time supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and recognized Goldman, Sachs & Co. and, Valentino D. Carlotti for supporting the arts and community outreach at The Torch Ball on March 25 at New York City's The Plaza Hotel. Proceeds from the black tie affair support Evidence's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling. Scroll below for photos from the event! (more...)

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