Lynn Whitfield News

Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1953 (60)
Birth Place:
Baton Rouge, LA, 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...)

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...)

AND THEN THERE WAS YOU Comes to DVD Today
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...)

AND THEN THERE WAS YOU Coming to DVD, 2/11
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 www.lovefornewfederaltheatre.com. (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...)

Scoop: THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW - Week of 4/8
by TV Scoop - Mar 27, 2013

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

Evidence, A Dance Company to Host The Torch Ball, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Evidence, A Dance Company will host its 9th Annual Gala on Monday, March 25, at New York City's The Plaza Hotel in celebration of the life and legacy of Beth Young, a phenomenal dance enthusiast and supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and to support the dance company's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling. (more...)

MY BROTHER MARVIN Tour Begins Tonight at Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

MY BROTHER MARVIN featuring Emmy Winning Actress Lynn Whitfield kicks off a multi-city tour tonight at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sharon Leal Talks Upcoming Films, TV Series, Broadway, Hollywood, DREAMGIRLS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 22, 2012

Today we are talking to a tremendously talented triple-threat star all about her many recent and upcoming endeavors, including the forthcoming feature films ADDICTED, 1982 and THE LAST LETTER, as well as the pilot for a new TV series, GUILTY, and, of course, her debut solo album project - the magnetic and beautiful Sharon Leal. In addition to discussing many aspects of her films to date and her starry assortment of co-stars and collaborators on them - Jennifer Hudson, Bill Condon, Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier, Chris Brown, McG and Cuba Gooding, Jr. included - Leal and I also discuss her theatrically-attuned work thus far in her career, having appeared on Broadway in RENT, as well as in starring in BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, regional work and in a prominent featured role as part of the big screen film adaptation of DREAMGIRLS. Plus, Leal recounts her fruitful artistic and romantic relationship with recent fellow InDepth InterView participant, choreographer/director Paul Becker, and also outlines her plans for the future, near and far, as she anticipates continuing work on her solo album project and promoting her many current projects while taking a temporary holiday break - all of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

Khalil Kain, J. Kyle Manzay Set for THE GREAT MACDADDY at 777 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Korner Theatricals in association with the Negro Ensemble Company, Freedome Bailey and the Hip Hop Theater Festival have announced that TV and film veteran Khalil Kain and Obie award-winning actor and producer J. Kyle Manzay are joining to play the roles of Scag and The Great MacDaddy in the first major revival in 35 years of the Obie award-winning play THE GREAT MACDADDY. Award-winning director Alfred Preisser helms the production, which opens November 29th at 8:00 PM. The Great MacDaddy is the first production at the new 777 Theater in the Broadway theatre district, at 777 Eighth Avenue in New York City. Further casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Valarie Pettiford Stars in BATTLEFIELD AMERICA, 6/1; Releases CD VELVET SKY 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

Actor Valarie Pettiford, star of the hit sitcom Half & Half and last year's box office success Jumping the Broom, will star in the new film Battlefield America, which opens theatrically on June 1, 2012, She will also take on a recurring guest starring role on HBO's Treme this fall. With the release of her second full-length album, a collection of original lullabies called "Velvet Sky" in September, Pettiford is turning the page and entering new chapter of her career. (more...)

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