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John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

St. Paul & the Broken Bones to Perform at Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing PartySt. Paul & the Broken Bones to Perform at Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that St. Paul & the Broken Bones will perform at this year's Academy Awards Viewing Party to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 (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...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

A Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's   New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMNA Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A star-studded line up came out to experience the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's  AUTUMN   over the weekend. Celebrities included  Denzel Washington,  Alicia Keys,  Spikeand  Tonya Lee,  Ted Lange,  John David Washington   and renowned theater icons, including  Stephen McKinley Henderson,  Woodie King   and  Anthony Chisholm. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala TonightPhylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will host the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala, honoring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, Jay Walder and Jacqueline Berrien (posthumously). (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theater Presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMNThe Billie Holiday Theater Presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As the country gears up for an intense presidential election, issues like race, gender, class and age creep into the national conversation. This fall, Brooklyn- a renowned epicenter of New York's politics- becomes a stage for these issues with Richard Wesley's political drama AUTUMN. The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN in-residence at the Kumble Theater at LIU in Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza fromFriday, October 21 through Sunday, November 6, 2016.  (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMNThe Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Original Movie THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY TonightLifetime Premieres Original Movie THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2016

Durant's moving story of a mother's love, tenacity and sacrifice unfolds tonight, May 7 at 8pm ET/PT in THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY, just in time for Mother's Day. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters present the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition tonight, May 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY, 5/7Lifetime to Premiere Original Movie THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY, 5/7
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Durant's moving story of a mother's love, tenacity and sacrifice unfolds on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm ET/PT in THE REAL MVP: THE WANDA DURANT STORY, just in time for Mother's Day. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced that the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

Production Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's MotherProduction Underway for Lifetime's THE REAL MVP, Based on Life of Kevin Durant's Mother
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Lifetime continues its partnership with Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy, SAG and Emmy Award winner Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and their Flavor Unit team to bring the inspiring true story of Wanda Pratt (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 24th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party 'Wonderful Crazy Night' Sponsored By BVLGARI, M ' A ' C Cosmetics, And Neuro Drinks AElton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 24th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party 'Wonderful Crazy Night' Sponsored By BVLGARI, M ' A ' C Cosmetics, And Neuro Drinks A
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

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Pauletta Washington to Return to Toronto with New Show CHRONICLE, 9/13-14Pauletta Washington to Return to Toronto with New Show CHRONICLE, 9/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

?Pauletta Washington returns to Toronto after her sold out concert last fall, with a new show Chronicle. Joined by her band Mamazband, Washington will be performing two nights at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.    (more...)

7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Announced7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) have announced that Moye Light  from Atlanta has won first place at the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition  held on Monday, May 4th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Cameron Southerland from Atlanta was the runner-up, and an honorable mention went to Jonathan German from New York City. The event, which was free and open to the public, featured high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 6, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company just presented the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to present Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars Redford with Prince Rainier III Award and Cary Fukunaga with Princess Grace Statue AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA to present Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars Redford with Prince Rainier III Award and Cary Fukunaga with Princess Grace Statue Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

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Crystal Dickinson, David Gallo & More to Judge 7th Annual National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionCrystal Dickinson, David Gallo & More to Judge 7th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jujamcyn Theaters and True Colors Theatre Company have announced the judges for the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). The event, which is free and open to the public, features high school students from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland and Seattle performing monologues by the late, legendary American playwright. (more...)

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