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True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue CompetitionTrue Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionTrue Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Paul Libin, Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, REBEL, TodayBET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, REBEL, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

BET's new scripted drama, REBEL, takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers. (more...)

Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Academy Award® winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama FENCES, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting ActressFENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Academy Award for Best supporting Actress for FENCES. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. (more...)

NAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live BroadcastNAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The winners of the "48th NAACP Image Awards" were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents. (more...)

Tracee Ellis Ross, Mandy Moore & More Join 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Presenters LineupTracee Ellis Ross, Mandy Moore & More Join 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The biggest names in film, television and music including Tracee Ellis Ross, Mandy Moore, Adam Rodriguez, Rashida Jones, Bill Paxton, Brian White, Deon Cole, Jussie Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Justin Cornwell, Nick Kroll, Penny Johnson and Pooch Hall will present at 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS. (more...)

VIDEO: FENCES' Denzel Washington Wins 2017 SAG Award; Watch Acceptance SpeechVIDEO: FENCES' Denzel Washington Wins 2017 SAG Award; Watch Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Denzel Washington has won the 2017 SAG AWARD for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for FENCES. (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Wins SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor in FENCES; Watch Acceptance SpeechVIDEO: Viola Davis Wins SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor in FENCES; Watch Acceptance Speech
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Viola Davis has won the SAG AWARD for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for FENCES. (more...)

BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, REBEL, 3/28BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, REBEL, 3/28
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

BET's new scripted drama, REBEL, takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers. (more...)

'The Actor' Statuettes Cast for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards'The Actor' Statuettes Cast for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Actor statuettes — which this year's 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2016 — have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Opens Up About His New Film FENCESVIDEO: Denzel Washington Opens Up About His New Film FENCES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On today's GMA, Denzel Washington stopped by to talk about his new film FENCES and also discusses his night at the Golden Globes. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting ActressFENCES' Viola Davis Wins Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Golden Globe Award for Best supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for FENCES. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: August Wilson Gets the Modern Treatment in FENCES ParodySTAGE TUBE: August Wilson Gets the Modern Treatment in FENCES Parody
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Comedy group KingBach gives a the current film version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, FENCES, the millenial treatment in this brand-new parody. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES FilmBWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES Film
by Leigh Scheps - Dec 21, 2016

The inspiration behind the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company says he's never actually eaten there. Mykelti Williamson, the actor who played Forrest Gump's best friend Bubba in the 1994 Academy Award-winning film, admits he's never been to the restaurant featuring his character's name, despite performing only a few blocks away from its Times Square location. (more...)

VIDEO: Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby Talks New Film FENCES on 'Today'VIDEO: Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby Talks New Film FENCES on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and Al Roker sit down with actors Russell Hornsby and Mykelti Williamson, who reveal that director and star Denzel Washington handpicked each cast member. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC PremierePhoto Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC Premiere
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

Fences, starring Tony winners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, doesn't arrive in movie theatres until December 25, but the cast just gathered last night the celebrate the NYC premiere. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

UPDATE: Additional Critics Weigh In on Denzel Washington's FENCESUPDATE: Additional Critics Weigh In on Denzel Washington's FENCES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their roles in a big screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play FENCES. Washington directs the film, hitting theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th from Paramount Studios. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks FENCES, Oscar Buzz & More on 'Today'VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks FENCES, Oscar Buzz & More on 'Today'
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Denzel Washington stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat about his new big screen adaptation of August Wilson's FENCES. 'August Wilson is one of the greatest writers in American theater history,' says the Oscar winner. (more...)

Denzel Washington's FENCES Delivers Strong Box Office Showing in Limited ReleaseDenzel Washington's FENCES Delivers Strong Box Office Showing in Limited Release
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Over the weekend, Denzel Washington's big screen adaptation of August Wilson's FENCES took in $128K in its limited opening (more...)

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