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Full Cast Announced for JASPER IN DEADLAND, Starring Matt Doyle, at 5th Avenue TheatreFull Cast Announced for JASPER IN DEADLAND, Starring Matt Doyle, at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

A fiercely talented cast of Broadway and Seattle stars start rehearsal this week for The 5th Avenue Theatre's sensational new musical Jasper in Deadland under the direction of the gifted Brandon Ivie. Starring as Jasper and his guide to the Underworld, Gretchen are The Book of Mormon's Matt Doyle and New York-based actress and musician Sydney Shepherd. Joining them on this mystical journey are Andi Alhadeff, Kyle Bernbach, Jared Michael Brown, Kyle Robert Carter, Taryn Darr, Sarah Rose Davis, Frederick Hagreen, Louis Hobson, Diana Huey, Brandi Chavonne Massey, Caety Sagoian and Evan Woltz. (more...)

Staged Reenactment of Michael Brown Shooting Set for Odyssey Theatre, 4/26-29Staged Reenactment of Michael Brown Shooting Set for Odyssey Theatre, 4/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Would you indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown? The controversial shooting will be reenacted on stage in FERGUSON, a new play based on actual grand jury witness testimony. Written by journalist and documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer and presented by Theatre Verite Collective, four performances of FERGUSON take place as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, April 26 through April 29. The audience is the jury. How will you vote? (more...)

John Lindsey Hickman Releases A BLACK BEAR KILLERJohn Lindsey Hickman Releases A BLACK BEAR KILLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HBO News Magazine VICE Returns for Season 3 TonightVIDEO: Sneak Peek - HBO News Magazine VICE Returns for Season 3 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The dynamic news show VICE kicks off its 14-edition third season FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (11:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following “Real Time with Bill Maher,” (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICETony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun) has signed on for the lead role in the CBS civil rights crime drama drama pilot FOR JUSTICE. (more...)

Jeff Zeleny Joins CNN as Senior Washington CorrespondentJeff Zeleny Joins CNN as Senior Washington Correspondent
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Pre-eminent political journalist Jeff Zeleny has been named CNN senior Washington correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. (more...)

BROOKLYN QUARTET Opens 3/18 at The Medicine Show TheatreBROOKLYN QUARTET Opens 3/18 at The Medicine Show Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

After two years of development, both as a solo work and as an ensemble piece, Rock WILK's new play, Brooklyn Quartet, directed by Stephen Bishop Seely, will debut on March 18th, and run for 10 performances at The Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, Third Floor, New York, New York 10019. (more...)

HBO's Emmy-Winning News Magazine Show VICE to Return for Third Season, 3/2HBO's Emmy-Winning News Magazine Show VICE to Return for Third Season, 3/2
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?The dynamic news show VICE kicks off its 14-edition third season FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (11:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT), immediately following “Real Time with Bill Maher,” (more...)

Montego Glover, Michael Potts, & More Celebrate Black History Month with Actors' Equity AssociationMontego Glover, Michael Potts, & More Celebrate Black History Month with Actors' Equity Association
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

When asked how she keeps moving forward through the hard times this industry undoubtedly possesses, Montego Glover remembered how she got through her Broadway debut. (more...)

Verne Global Expands Business Development Team to Capitalise on Growing Demand for Icelandic Data Centre ServicesVerne Global Expands Business Development Team to Capitalise on Growing Demand for Icelandic Data Centre Services
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The newly expanded team will focus on developing market opportunities in the UK, Germany and the US, where demand for Verne Global's services continues to grow strongly, as organisations seek out more cost effective, flexible and sustainable data centre services. Ward, who will be responsible for all aspects of corporate and business development and also holds a place on Verne Global's board, joins from Lepe Partners LLP, an investment and advisory business for technology and digital media firms, which he co-founded. Previously, he was co-head of direct investments at the Wellcome Trust, where he led an investment into Verne Global. He has also held senior roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance. (more...)

Review Roundup: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens at Second StageReview Roundup: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2015

Second Stage Theatre's production of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, opens tonight, February 11, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Gary Welsh Reveals THE KLEAGEGary Welsh Reveals THE KLEAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

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Lincoln Center Announces GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season; Launches 10/14Lincoln Center Announces GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season; Launches 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series, which will run from October 14, 2015 through June 4, 2016, was announced today by Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director. (more...)

OWN to Premiere New Season of WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S, 2/28OWN to Premiere New Season of WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S, 2/28
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will serve up new episodes of the NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie's” and the season premiere of new docu-series “2 Fat 2 Fly” on February 28 as part of the network's popular Saturday night programming lineup. (more...)

ESPN Black History Month Programming to Include Original Specials & MoreESPN Black History Month Programming to Include Original Specials & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

ESPN will commemorate Black History Month with multiple programming offerings on television and online celebrating the achievements of African-Americans who made a positive influence within their sport and in society. (more...)

Local Playwright to Produce a Staged Reading of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNLocal Playwright to Produce a Staged Reading of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a choreopoem that was birthed out of frustration, self-examination, and reflection through the eyes of a black man. Influenced by Ntozake Shange's choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow's enuf. This isn't a conventional poetry book, play or novel, but a literary theatrical collection of poems and short narratives from the perspective of six black men. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Village's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Fails to ThrillBWW Reviews: Village's AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Fails to Thrill
by Jay Irwin - Jan 26, 2015

A series of journal entries may work well as a literary device but as a theatrical endeavor it tends to fall flat. Unfortunately, Village Theatre's current stage interpretation of Jules Verne's famous novel "Around the World in 80 Days" falls into the latter category as the storytelling gets itself mired in such a passive voice that it just wasn't very interesting. (more...)

Victory Gardens Adds Marcus Gardley's AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 SeasonVictory Gardens Adds Marcus Gardley's AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli announce a change to the 2014-2015 season: The World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew, will replace the previously announced World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Adds World Premiere of AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 SeasonVictory Gardens Adds World Premiere of AN ISSUE OF BLOOD to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli announce a change to the 2014-2015 season: The World Premiere of An Issue of Blood by Marcus Gardley, directed by Chay Yew, will replace the previously announced World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul. An Issue of Blood was penned by Gardley in response to recent events and social injustices. An Issue of Blood runs April 3 - May 3, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running now through February 1, 2015. Details below! (more...)

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