Actor's Express to Welcome 2016 with SWEENEY TODDby BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015
Performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and select Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469. The Actor's Express production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is sponsored by Stephen Michael Brown. (more...)
THE MINSTREL SHOW REVISITED to Run 10/28-30 at NYU Skirballby BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the N.Y. premiere of The Minstrel Show Revisited, a reworking of the Tony-nominated Donald Byrd's 1991 Bessie Award-winning theatrical confrontation of America's cultural racism, runningOctober 28 - 30, 2015. The Minstrel Show Revisited questions and critiques the 19th Century black-faced entertainment genre whose legacy is still felt today and continues to play a significant role in cultural stereotyping. Beyond the Stage, a series of pre-and post-show conversations, will be held each evening. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ALTAR BOYZ, Opening Tonight at Pittsburgh CLOby BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015
Pittsburgh CLO presents the CLO Cabaret premiere of ALTAR BOYZ, tonight, September 24, through December 20. This heavenly cast includes Pittsburgh CLO alumni Mike Greer as Luke and Mason Alexander Park as Mark, as well as exciting newcomers Michael Brown, Carter Ellis and Javier Manente. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)
UofSC Lab Theatre to Present STOP KISS, 10/8-11by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015
The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the provocative drama Stop Kiss, October 8-11, 2015 at the Lab Theatre. (more...)
NY Premiere of Donald Byrd's RACIAL SATIRE Set for NYU Skirball, 10/29-31by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the New York Premire of The Minstrel Show Revisited, a reworking of Donald Byrd's 1991 Bessie Award-winning dance/theater production that takes a satirical look at the derogatory song and dance tradition of minstrelsy and illuminates the lingering scars of racial, religious and sexual bigotry. There will be a free a post-show discussion and Q&A with artists from Spectrum Dance Theater after each performance. (more...)
BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in Tokyoby Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Aug 21, 2015
?I was completely terrified. Thoughts in my head on the day of the show opening: (more...)
Devery S. Anderson Launches Book on EMMETT TILLby BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015
MEMPHIS, TN - This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the grueling murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old from Chicago who visited Mississippi in 1955. The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) brings author Devery S. Anderson who will present exclusive findings in the Emmett Till case documented in his book, Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, on Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm. After 20 years of disciplined research, Anderson's book release last week coincides with the anniversary of Till's murder and the parallels in recent cases of unprosecuted murders of African American males in the U.S. (more...)
Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineupsby BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015
The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals. (more...)
Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Launches New Book, FERGUSON & FAITHby BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015
Dr. Leah Gunning Francis had no idea when she left her home located on the south side of the city of St. Louis, the morning of August 9, 2014, that within 24 hours her life would dramatically change by the occurrences about to take place across town in a nearby northern suburb known as Ferguson.
In her new book, 'Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community' (Chalice Press, 2015), set to be released August 4, 2015, a few days shy of the first anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, Dr. Gunning Francis, a native of Willingboro (WHS '89), takes us behind the frontlines of the civil unrest, sharing stories from over twenty faith leaders and more than a dozen young activists, who joined together in the midst of chaos to form a powerful network of leaders in partnership for one common goal: justice.
'It is an honor to listen to these sacred stories of courage and hope, gleaning from them the seeds of possibilities that, if nurtured, could serve us well into the future,' Dr. Gunning Francis said. 'These are stories that were rarely imaged on television, yet they are integral to the fight for justice in Ferguson and resonate with the struggle for human dignity around the country. They remind us why #blacklivesmatter to God, and why they should matter to us all.'
This compilation of interviews, with titles such as, Just Protest This by Prayer, Praying with Their Feet, and There is a Ferguson Near You, shows the immediate response of clergy of all cultures and backgrounds stepping out from behind the safety of their pulpits, and stepping up in support of the emerging young leaders seeking racial equality.
As Dr. Gunning Francis points out in her Introduction, 'I do not suggest that young leaders emerged within this movement because of the clergy. Actually, I think the argument could be made that the young leaders ignited the leadership among the clergy...'
Dr. Gunning Francis is Associate Dean for Contextual Education and Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She is the wife of Rev. Rodney Francis, and the mother of two sons. She has been an active and visible presence in Ferguson since the shooting.
Ferguson & Faith, is the first book published in a partnership between Chalice Press and the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), of which Dr. Gunning Francis is a part.
Media Note: Although the official book launch will take place on August 4 at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Gunning Francis is available for interviews. To schedule an interview please contact Marcel L Johnson of Silent Liaison PR at 609-353-3412, or email email@example.com. (more...)
BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.by Kyle West - Jul 21, 2015
Last week, I had the opportunity of speaking with Jarvis B. Manning Jr., a Texas native from the national tour of MOTOWN The Musical. In addition to speaking about returning to his hometown as a professional performer, Jarvis spoke about the unique experience of touring the country during the Michael Brown trials, and the emotion the cast has felt while performing in different cities. (more...)
NYU Skirball Sets 2015-16 Seasonby BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015
The 2015-16 season at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts features a wide array of acclaimed dance companies and contemporary circus performances, showcasing and supporting diverse and eclectic talent from across the country around the world. (more...)
MGM Studios & Pacers Bring HOOSIERS-Inspired Uniform to NBCby Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2015
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and the Indiana Pacers will bring one of the all-time great underdog stories, Hoosiers, to the NBA hardwood, celebrating the film's 30th Anniversary. (more...)
Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's ALTAR BOYZby BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the CLO Cabaret premiere of Altar Boyz, September 24-December 20. This heavenly cast includes Pittsburgh CLO alumni Mike Greer as Luke and Mason Alexander Park as Mark, as well as exciting newcomers Michael Brown, Carter Ellis and Javier Manente. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at as part of the 2015-2016 CLO Cabaret Series package. Please visit CLOCabaret.com or call 412-281-2822 for information on purchasing a Series subscription. (more...)
Jennifer Lauren Brown, Michael Hull & Christian Sineath to Play Laurie Beechman Theatreby BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015
What happens when three Broadway titans come together for a one-night-only, pull-out-all-the-stops spectacle? We don't know either, but three soon-to-be sensations are ready to take the stage, giving you a taste of future stardom! See it happen this Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:30pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036). (more...)
FOR COLORED BOYZ Set for Staged Reading in Houstonby BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015
Theatre Nuvo and The T.R.U.T.H. Project Inc. have teamed up to present a thought provoking night of social justice theatre and a panel discussion. (more...)
Police Officer Pens New Memoirby BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015
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