Mira Nair News

Berkeley Rep to Celebrate MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere Musical at Spring GalaBerkeley Rep to Celebrate MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere Musical at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Saturday, April 1 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: Berkeley Rep Celebrates Monsoon Wedding, a signature event leading up to the highly anticipated world premiere of the musical adaptation of the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding. Performances of Monsoon Wedding begin Friday, May 5 in Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts MedalStage and Screen Actor John Lithgow to Receive 2017 Harvard Arts Medal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Award-winning actor John Lithgow ('67 ArD '05) is the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 pm at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Documentary FEMME: Women Healing The World' Premieres on RLTVDocumentary FEMME: Women Healing The World' Premieres on RLTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As part of RLTV's new Documentary strand Relevant Docs, the television premiere of the documentary FEMME: Women Healing The World will air on Sunday, February 12th at 10:00 PM ET.FEMME is a celebration of women around the world who are actively transforming and healing the global society through their words and actions. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDINGBerkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

Beyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full ListBeyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards were announced today. The awards recognize the year's best in film, TV, music and books. (more...)

espnW Reveals 2016 IMPACT25 List including Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton & Leslie JonesespnW Reveals 2016 IMPACT25 List including Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton & Leslie Jones
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

espnW has released its 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who's who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference for women in sports this year. (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

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...)

The Urbanworld' Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival SlateThe Urbanworld' Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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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...)

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