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Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 GalaWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a 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. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a 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 will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.† Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. (more...)

HSA Theatre Alliance to Present ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOWHSA Theatre Alliance to Present ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Harlem School of Arts Theatre Department is launching One Monkey Don't Stop No Show a consistently hilarious, emotionally stirring and beautifully written satirical comedy directed by Artistic Director Alfred Preisser. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical InnovationVIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for RUNAWAYS, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway's Road To THE WIZ; Five Early-70s Musicals About Black Urban LifeVIDEOS: Broadway's Road To THE WIZ; Five Early-70s Musicals About Black Urban Life
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2015

THE WIZ was part of a growing trend of the 1970s when urban black stories and music were making their way to Broadway. (more...)

Harlem Production of SOUL NATIVITY Travels to British Virgin IslandsHarlem Production of SOUL NATIVITY Travels to British Virgin Islands
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Performances of the Harlem School of the Arts critically acclaimed Soul Nativity returns to The Herb Alpert Center this holiday season! Conceived and directed by HSA's Artistic Director, Alfred Preisser and HSA Prep Director Tracy Johnson, Soul Nativity 2015 is a Gospel extravaganza featuring song, dance, and comedy that explores the story of the Nativity through a modern interpretation. (more...)

Untold Police Narratives to Find a Voice in FORGIVE THE DEVIL at Artscape ArenaUntold Police Narratives to Find a Voice in FORGIVE THE DEVIL at Artscape Arena
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

Vulture Productions presents FORGIVE THE DEVIL, a†new play written by and starring Clayton Evertson at the Artscape Arena this November. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITEAna Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITE
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

According to Deadline, stage favorite Ana Gasteyer has a pair of new television gigs lined up. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 6/21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from tonight,†June 4-21. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in MarchAna Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live." During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. (more...)

Megan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series, Beginning TonightMegan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

The Broadway @ series originated at its now-famous home in Provincetown, MA in the summer of 2011. Since that time the series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, has attracted Broadway's biggest stars, such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and many other marquee names. The series has also now leapt to ongoing seasons in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, the Poconos, Woodstock, NY, Hartford, Detroit, as well as Sydney, Australia and London's West End. (more...)

Megan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway SeriesMegan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Broadway @ series originated at its now-famous home in Provincetown, MA in the summer of 2011. Since that time the series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, has attracted Broadway's biggest stars, such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and many other marquee names. The series has also now leapt to ongoing seasons in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, the Poconos, Woodstock, NY, Hartford, Detroit, as well as Sydney, Australia and London's West End. (more...)

Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Wednesday, April 16 - The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More to Present at 2014 Otto Awards, 5/18Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More to Present at 2014 Otto Awards, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

BRIC Kicks Off Inaugural Season of Art, Music, Dance and Theater at BRIC HouseBRIC Kicks Off Inaugural Season of Art, Music, Dance and Theater at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

BRIC has announced programming for its inaugural season in BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), the new, 40,000-square-foot multi-disciplinary facility the organization will open in the former Strand Theatre at 647 Fulton Street today, October 3. (more...)

BRIC Announces Inaugural Season of Art, Music, Dance and Theater at BRIC HouseBRIC Announces Inaugural Season of Art, Music, Dance and Theater at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

BRIC has announced programming for its inaugural season in BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), the new, 40,000-square-foot multi-disciplinary facility the organization will open in the former Strand Theatre at 647 Fulton Street on October 3. (more...)

Kerry Washington Stuns At PEEPLES PremiereKerry Washington Stuns At PEEPLES Premiere
by Pat Cerasaro - May 9, 2013

A ravishingly beautiful Kerry Washington stunned the crowd at the premiere of PEEPLES last night, donning a stylishly long-trained, attention-grabbing monochrone ensemble complete with matching black-and-white accented French tip manicure. (more...)

CIMMfest Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones on Film, Now thru 4/21CIMMfest Celebrates 50 Years of The Rolling Stones on Film, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest No. 5), Chicago's annual festival of film screenings, music concerts and more, presents CIMMpathy for The Stones, a major retrospective celebrating The Rolling Stones' 50 years of music on film. The retrospective includes screenings of ten concert films and documentaries - two never before seen in Chicago - plus music videos and filmmaker Q&As today-Sunday, April 19-21, at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport. (more...)

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