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August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Back from a whirlwind weekend in New York City, the August Wilson Red Door Project is proud to announce that Roosevelt High School Senior Alexis Cannard brought home the 3rd place prize at the national August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: See the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners in ActionPhoto Flash: See the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Winners in Action
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition, hosted by Tony Award Winning Director, Kenny Leon, with special musical performance by blues guitarist and storyteller, Guy Davis, took place on May 1st at the August WilsonTheatre (245 West 52nd Street). Scroll down for photos of the winners, Leon and more onstage! (more...)

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...)

Photo Coverage: Gloria Steinem, Rose Byrne and More Attend Opening Night of SWEATPhoto Coverage: Gloria Steinem, Rose Byrne and More Attend Opening Night of SWEAT
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2017

Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The stars came out to walk the red carpet and take in a night of confrontational theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SWEAT Celebrates a Hard-Hitting Broadway OpeningPhoto Coverage: SWEAT Celebrates a Hard-Hitting Broadway Opening
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2017

Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The play took on the tough topics, but fun was had at the opening night party. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below! (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...)

BWW Interview: FENCES Star Russell Hornsby Discuss the Joys & Responsibilities of Performing August Wilson's WorksBWW Interview: FENCES Star Russell Hornsby Discuss the Joys & Responsibilities of Performing August Wilson's Works
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2017

Since 2011, Russell Hornsby's career has taken him to Portland, OR as Detective Hank Griffin on NBC's supernatural drama, GRIMM. However, 2016 brought him back to his roots. Though he has had considerable success on screens large and small, the actor has always found a home in the works of August Wilson. Hornsby won a Drama Desk Award as part of the cast of the original Off-Broadway cast of JITNEY in 2000, and earned a Lortel nomination in 2007 for playing the title role in KING HEDLEY II. But, it was his Broadway debut in 2010's revival of FENCES set him on his path to the Academy Awards. (more...)

UPDATED BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Oscar-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage CareerUPDATED BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Oscar-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 20, 2017

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere Highly Anticipated Scripted Series THE BREAKS, 2/20VH1 to Premiere Highly Anticipated Scripted Series THE BREAKS, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

VH1 announced the network's highly anticipated new scripted series THE BREAKS will premiere on Monday, February 20th at 9PM ET/PT. (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...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 32 Annual Artios Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 20, 2017

Just yesterday, host Michael Urie was joined by Emmy® Award winners Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston and Margo Martingale, Tony® winner Jayne Houdyshell, and many more at the NYC Artios Awards. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 20, 2017Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 20, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on GRIMM, airing on NBC today, January 20, 2017! (more...)

VH1 to Premiere Highly Anticipated Scripted Series THE BREAKS, 2/20VH1 to Premiere Highly Anticipated Scripted Series THE BREAKS, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

VH1 announced the network's highly anticipated new scripted series THE BREAKS will premiere on Monday, February 20th at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 13, 2017Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 13, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on GRIMM, airing on NBC today, January 13, 2017! (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...)

Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 6, 2017Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Today, January 6, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on GRIMM, airing on NBC today, January 6, 2017! (more...)

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