Ossie Davis News

Date Of Birth:
December 18, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 04, 2005 (87)
Birth Place:
Cogdell, GA, USA
Gender:
Male
Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

Guy Davis to Play Bridge Street Live, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Guy Davis at Bridge Street Live is set for Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $17 GA, $27 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=363531. (more...)

Photo Flash: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Opens Tonight at the Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening tonight, March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DOCTOR ANONYMOUS to Run 3/29-5/4 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOCTOR ANONYMOUS at the Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Core Theater's Cast of 12 ANGRY JURORS Speaks Out on Trials and the Legal System
by Buster Spiller - Mar 13, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the director and several cast members of '12 Angry Jurors' about the often volatile subject of jury trials in America and how effective they are as a tool of justice in determining the guilt or innocence of a defendant. (more...)

Woodie King Black History Month Play Fest to Feature 'BILLIE HOLIDAY' & 'CLARENDON COUNTY,' Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival will present 'Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday' from February 28 - March 2 at National Black Theater, 2031 Fifth Avenue.' Performances are Friday, February 28 at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 2 at 4:00pm. (more...)

DOCTOR ANONYMOUS to Run 3/29-5/4 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. (more...)

Woodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will present "The Great Divas of Gospel" on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd St. & Fifth Avenue. (more...)

RICHARD WESLEY'S PLAYBOOK Set for Crossroads Theatre Company, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Legacy Month, a celebration of Crossroads Theatre Company's history and contributions to the American cultural landscape, will continue with Richard Wesley's Playbook, a celebration of the prolific playwright and screenwriter's work with performances, video and testimonials on Sunday, March 2. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

National Black Touring Circuit's Black History Month Play Festival to Pay Tribute to Poet Amiri Bara, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival will hold poetry, music and drama performances in Harlem that celebrate acclaimed poet Amiri Baraka, legendary singer Billie Holiday, the Great Divas of Gospel and Ossie Davis' renowned play 'The People of Clarendon County' from February 7 - March 2. (more...)

City Theatre to Host Book Release for Daniel Beaty's TRANSFORMING PAIN TO POWER, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

City Theatre hosts a book release event for Transforming Pain to Power, a new book by award-winning actor, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty. Presented in association with Penguin Books, the free event takes place at City Theatre on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 6-7:30pm and includes a panel discussion, presentation, and book signing. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Perform at Amas Musical Theatre's 45th Anniversary Benefit Gala, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 45th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is veteran Broadway virtuoso Maurice Hines. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Present Life Achievement SAG Award to Rita Moreno
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Morgan Freeman will present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Paula Cole, Johnny Winter, HAIR and More Set for SOPAC's 2014 Performance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the ambitious performance schedule for January - May 2014. From Grammy Award- winners such as Paula Cole to guitar legends including Johnny Winter to a night of comedy with Jay Mohr, SOPAC's 2014 season sates every artistic appetite. With a nod to sounds of Americana, SOPAC serves a heaping of national folk treasures in a robust singer/songwriter concert series. As always, SOPAC welcomes its ongoing Juilliard @ SOPAC classical concert series as well as the Jazz in the LOFT and the Blues in the LOFT series. (more...)

Renowned Playwright Releases TO BREAK EVERY YOKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Award-winning playwright Ms. J. E. Franklin, the creator of the plays 'Black Girl' (Drama Desk Award) and 'Christchild' (John F. Kennedy New American Play Award), publishes an empowering new book about freedom: 'To Break Every Yoke.' Her latest work introduces stories of real people who triumph over forces which hold them in some form of bondage, two of which are inspired by her personal experience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Marian Anderson Awards Concert for Berry Gordy Kimmel Center
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 02, 2013

The sounds of Philadelphia, the Motor City, and the Great White Way combined to honor the founder of Motown Records at the 2013 Marian Anderson Awards (more...)

Walking Fish Theatre to Present HANDS ACROSS VERONICA, 11/6-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

HANDS ACROSS VERONICA, a biting comedy about women and their relationships to men, food and their bodies by Philadelphia playwright, Gin Hobbs, will have a newly staged production, November 6 - 30, 2013 at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA. Ticket prices are $20.00 and can be purchased through the Walking Fish website (more...)

Paula Cole, Johnny Winter, HAIR and More Set for SOPAC's 2014 Performance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the ambitious performance schedule for January - May 2014. From Grammy Award- winners such as Paula Cole to guitar legends including Johnny Winter to a night of comedy with Jay Mohr, SOPAC's 2014 season sates every artistic appetite. With a nod to sounds of Americana, SOPAC serves a heaping of national folk treasures in a robust singer/songwriter concert series. As always, SOPAC welcomes its ongoing Juilliard @ SOPAC classical concert series as well as the Jazz in the LOFT and the Blues in the LOFT series. (more...)

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