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BWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Trophy, Pennant, Belt, and TitleBWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Trophy, Pennant, Belt, and Title
by Katricia Lang - Sep 27, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is a genuinely moving sports film directed by Mira Nair, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, and introducing Madina Nalwanga, who plays real life underdog and chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks QUEEN OF KATWE & More on GMAVIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks QUEEN OF KATWE & More on GMA
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o was live in Times Square today to discuss her new movie role in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, as well as her recent trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (more...)

Producer Arnon Milchan to Receive Industry Tribute at 2016 Gotham Independent Film AwardsProducer Arnon Milchan to Receive Industry Tribute at 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers and storytellers, announced today that Founder and Chairman of New Regency, Producer Arnon Milchan will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards. (more...)

Watch Fan Q&A with Cast of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWEWatch Fan Q&A with Cast of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The cast of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga joined director Mira Nair for a discussion of the film moderated by Dave Karger and responded to questions from fans in 33 theaters around the U.S. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release QUEEN OF KATWE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 10/23Walt Disney Records to Release QUEEN OF KATWE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for QUEEN OF KATWE on September 23, 2016. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o & More Set for Live QUEEN OF KATWE Q&A Tonight on PeriscopeLupita Nyong'o & More Set for Live QUEEN OF KATWE Q&A Tonight on Periscope
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Tune-in tonight at 6:00pm PST for a live Q&A with the cast and director of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga will be joining director Mira Nair for a discussion of the film moderated by Dave Karger (more...)

LA LA LAND Wins People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Fest; Winners AnnouncedLA LA LAND Wins People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Fest; Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at a ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox over the weekend, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. (more...)

Photo Flash: DISNEY'S QUEEN OF KATWE Makes World Premiere at Toronto Film FestivalPhoto Flash: DISNEY'S QUEEN OF KATWE Makes World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE  received its world premiere at Roy Thompson Hall last night as part of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, where the cast, filmmakers and real life stars received a standing ovation. (more...)

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWEVIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Below, check out a first look at a featurette featuring singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys and her new song "Back to Life," which is featured in the upcoming film QUEEN OF KATWE. (more...)

Ava DuVernay &  David Oyelowo Named 20th Anniversary Festival AmbassadorsAva DuVernay & David Oyelowo Named 20th Anniversary Festival Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival announced today that critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood's most sought after actors, David Oyelowo, will serve as the ambassadors for Urbanworld Film Festival's 20 th anniversary. (more...)

Check Out Photos & New TV Spots for Disney's Upcoming QUEEN OF KATWECheck Out Photos & New TV Spots for Disney's Upcoming QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Disney has released photos of Phiona Mutesi and her coach Robert Katende with the mirror images of the actors who play them on screen, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo in the new movie QUEEN OF KATWE (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Stars in QUEEN OF KATWEVIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Stars in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Below, get a first look at the brand new spot for QUEEN OF KATWE. Directed by Mira Nair, the film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER FilmECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o & Danai Gurira Join Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Over the weekend, it was revealed at Marvel's Comic-Con panel for the new film BLACK PANTHER, that ECLIPSED star Lupita Nyong'o and the play's author Danai Guira have signed on to the cast (more...)

ACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLESACTLab to Present New Musical BAD APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bad Apples is the new rock musical inspired by the real-life prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Bad Apples seeks to answer the simple question: How in God's name did this happen? Two soldiers ended up pregnant by fellow soldier Charles Graner; both women wanted to marry him, competed with each other to win his love, and enthusiastically tortured prisoners together, documenting most of it in pictures that later leaked and shocked the world. (more...)

Steven Zaillian Talks HBO Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Debuting 7/10Steven Zaillian Talks HBO Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Debuting 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

An eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), THE NIGHT OF delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Celebrates Her New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, Oscar winner & Eclipsed Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o was joined by Eclipsed playwright and star of 'The Walking Dead' Danai Gurira and some of her Eclipsed costars for the caricature unveiling in honor of her Broadway debut in and recent Tony Award nomination!BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 SeasonBerkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award- winning play, An Octoroon, will be the seventh and final production in its upcoming 2016-17 subscription season. The West Coast premiere of the reworking of the mid-19th-century play will be performed in the Peet's Theatre in June 2017. (more...)

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Marvel's THE BLACK PANTHERTony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Marvel's THE BLACK PANTHER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o is in discussions to take on the role of Chad Boseman's love interest in Marvel's upcoming superhero film THE BLACK PANTHER. (more...)

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