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    VIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
    by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

    Below, check out Apple's Beats Music's new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING. (more...)

    David Madden Named President of Entertainment for FOX Broadcasting Company
    by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden announced today that they have promoted Joe Earley to Chief Operating Officer for Fox Television Group (FTG) and appointed David Madden President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)

    Singer-Songwriter Lilla Releases Her Second Album 'The Awakening'
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

    Musician, singer, and songwriter, Lilla releases her second album, "The Awakening," just one week after graduating from Berklee College of Music (more...)

    BROOKLYN SHANTI Releases New Single 'This Feeling' With Video
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

    Brooklyn Shanti is widely regarded as an accomplished producer, emcee, and pioneer of Global/Tropical Bass/Dancehall fusion, and is hip-hop's official cultural ambassador to India. (more...)

    Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

    The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more. The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ('Javert meets Mos Def'), George Washington ('John Legend meets Mufasa'), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ('RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line'), King George ('Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS'), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine). (more...)

    VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Aniston Stars in New Comedy LIFE OF CRIME
    by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

    Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Yasiin Bey, and John Hawkes, the new comedy LIFE OF CRIME is based on a novel by Elmore Leonard. (more...)

    Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

    Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

    Hamilton Leithauser, Spottiswoode & His Enemies and More to Perform at Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/27
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of performances now through April 27. Check out the full schedule and details below! (more...)

    Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, Jonah Smith and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/20
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

    Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of events now through April 20, 2014. Check out the full schedule below and you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy! (more...)

    Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery Today
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

    REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

    Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA Today
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

    Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America featuring The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with guest actors Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Jennifer Rau. The Script and Stage Direction is by Erica Gould and Jessica Gould did the program concept and dramaturgy. (more...)

    Susanna, The Losers Lounge, K'Naan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/13
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

    Joe's Pub has announced its performance lineup, March 31- April 13. Details below! (more...)

    VH1 Airs Series Premiere of THIS IS HOT 97 Tonight
    by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

    Known as the place 'Where Hip Hop Lives,' New York's globally recognized, #1 radio station HOT 97 WQHT is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple's go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of 'This Is HOT 97.' (more...)

    Reg E. Cathey Joins Cast of EXODUS, Playing Fraunces Tavern Museum Flag Gallery, 4/5
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

    REG E. CATHEY (House of Cards, The Wire) joins the cast of EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, playing multiple roles including Solomon Northrup (Twelve Years a Slave) and the Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The cast also includes ROSALYN COLEMAN WILLIAMS (The Mountaintop, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson) in multiple roles including Elizabeth Keckley (familiar to audiences from the movie Lincoln), JENNIFER RAU as Abolitionist Angelina Grimke, and the noted vocal ensemble THE WESTERN WIND. Conceived by Salon/Sanctuary's Founding Artistic Director Jessica Gould to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, EXODUS was originally presented last year in a sold-out performance staged at the historic Fraunces Tavern, the oldest structure in Manhattan. (more...)

    New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/7
    by TV News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

    The eight young men who make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of Phil Cohran, a legendary Chicago trumpeter who turned his back on commercial music to pursue astral jazz (with Sun Ra), proto-funk, and a passionately Afrocentric lifestyle. (more...)

    Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents EXODUS: DREAMS OF THE PROMISED LAND IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA, 4/5
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

    Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America featuring The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with guest actors Rosalyn Coleman Williams and Jennifer Rau. The Script and Stage Direction is by Erica Gould and Jessica Gould did the program concept and dramaturgy. (more...)

    VH1 to Air Series Premiere of THIS IS HOT 97, 3/31; Get Sneak Peek!
    by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

    Known as the place 'Where Hip Hop Lives,' New York's globally recognized, #1 radio station HOT 97 WQHT is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple's go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of 'This Is HOT 97.' (more...)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE Gets Spring Workshop at the Public Theater
    by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

    According to a casting breakdown, THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE, a new musical by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, will get a New York City workshop this spring. The project will be produced by the Public Theater and will feature direction by Thomas Kail, musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. (more...)

    7th Annual Toscars to be Held at The Egyptian Theatre, 2/26
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

    As award season gets into full swing, Brits in LA, with presenting partner Jaguar North America announced that the 7th Annual 'Toscars' at The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA, will take place on the evening of Feb 26, 2014, benefiting the UKares Foundation charity. The Toscars is a live event that parodies the biggest award show of the year. Ten teams of ten people have 3 weeks in which to make spoofs upon the nominated films for Best Feature at the Academy Awards. The Whacademy made up of a team of experts in their field, hand selected from the Entertainment industry, decide the winners in ten categories including Best Whactor and Whactress. This year's comedy event will be hosted by Glee's Alex Newell, who plays Unique on the show. 'I'm excited to host this year's event. It's for a great cause and it's a chance for the celebs to let their hair down and have a lot of fun during an intense awards season.' -- (more...)

    59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

    The Village Voice, the nation's first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that esteemed critic and longtime judge of the awards, Michael Feingold, will serve as Obie Chairman for the 59th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards, to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall. (more...)

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