Ossie Davis News

 

Ossie Davis News

Date of Birth: December 18, 1917
Date of Death: February 04, 2005 (87)
Birth Place: Cogdell, GA, USA
Gender: Male
The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom AwardThe National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today, the National Civil Rights Museum announced recipients of The Freedom Award, the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; The Honorable Damon Jerome Keith, longest serving judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court; Soledad O'Brien, journalist and executive producer; and Bryan Stevenson, attorney and social justice activist. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Honored For Lifetime Achievement, 1994
by Michael Dale - May 22, 2016

The great couple of the theatre was presented with the first-ever Tony Award for a lifetime of work. (more...)

Reed Birney & More Set for THE ASSEMBLY Talkbacks at New Ohio TheatreReed Birney & More Set for THE ASSEMBLY Talkbacks at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To accompany the world premiere of their latest original work, I Will Look Forward to This Later, presented by New Ohio Theatre as part of the Archive Residency, a collaboration between the New Ohio and IRT Theater, The Assembly is curating a post-show conversation series. Talkbacks will feature artists from a multitude of disciplines sparking inter-generational dialogue on the topic of sustaining a life, and career, in the arts world. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier RetrospectiveMuseum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

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Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Kimmel Center Partners with Marian Anderson Award for Future CeremoniesKimmel Center Partners with Marian Anderson Award for Future Ceremonies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Marian Anderson Award in which future Award ceremony events and galas will be done in partnership with the Kimmel Center. The announcement comes after 15 years of the Award Concert being held in the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall and gala festivities on Commonwealth Plaza. (more...)

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDSTina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the Life Achievement Award to comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author Carol Burnett live at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Judson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN CastsJudson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN Casts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director) has announced the stars of their Fifth Anniversary Season: John Davidson in On Golden Pond and John Wesley Shipp in Twelve Angry Men. On Golden Pond opens Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, March 27. Twelve Angry Men opens Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25. Judson Theatre Company performs exclusively at Owens Auditorium, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Oskar and Laurie Eustis & Elizabeth Z. Chace at 2016 Pell AwardsTrinity Rep to Honor Oskar and Laurie Eustis & Elizabeth Z. Chace at 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will award Oskar Eustis and Laurie Eustis with the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Oskar currently serves as the artistic director of The Public Theater. Elizabeth Z. Chace, local businesswoman and philanthropist will be honored with the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. Nominations are now being accepted for additional local honorees. Information is available at www.trinityrep.com. The ceremony will be held Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

Arthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation AwardArthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Actor Arthur French has been named to receive the 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation.               (more...)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Return to Giant Center This WinterTrans-Siberian Orchestra to Return to Giant Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will once again hit the road with their 2015 Winter Tour, which will feature one of the group's beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. This year's enchanted Yuletide tale is "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve", and will stop at Giant Center on Friday, December 18 at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley Coming to 54 Below, 9/19Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley Coming to 54 Below, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LINDSEY ALLEY in "BLOOD, SWEAT & MOUSEKETEARS" on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.  (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Today we are revisiting a groundbreaking play that premiered this week in 1959. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Tyler Perry, Gerald Hassell and Don Thompson at Annual Awards DinnerJackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Tyler Perry, Gerald Hassell and Don Thompson at Annual Awards Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

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Photo Flash: Inside Woodie King's 2015 Black History Play SeriesPhoto Flash: Inside Woodie King's 2015 Black History Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, held a special presentation of the 2015 Black History Month Play Series at Harlem Hospital on February 15 with a special reading of Ossie Davis' 1950s Civil Rights school desegregation play The People of Clarendon County and the one man show Adam, the story of Harlem minister and congressman Adam Clayton Powell. Both plays will be performed February 20 - 22 at Mind-Builders Performing Arts Center in the Bronx. Check out photos below! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Woodie King's National Black Touring Circuit's 2015 Black History Month Play Series will feature "Adam," the story of legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and a reading of Ossie Davis' seminal play "The People of Clarendon County" from February 8 - 22 in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. It's produced in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group. Tickets are $20. For more information call 212-353-1176. (more...)

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