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S. Epatha Merkerson News

Date Of Birth:
November 28, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Saginaw, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
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Breaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of NomineesBreaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and hosted by Emmy-nominated actors Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” Broadway's Living on Love) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,” this summer's The Tempest). This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bonstelle Theatre closes its 2014-15 Season at Wayne State's Midtown theatre with the Tony Award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, playing April 17 - 26. A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the wickedly smart book and lyrics satirize crony capitalism, while the score parodies popular musicals. Written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, it was originally produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Oliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED PilotOliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

According to Deadline, Oliver Platt is the latest actor to join the cast of NBC's upcoming CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Laurie Holden Joins Cast of NBC's CHICAGO MED PilotLaurie Holden Joins Cast of NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

According to Deadline, former WALKING DEAD star Laurie Holden has joined the cast of the planted pilot for the medical spinoff of NBC's CHICAGO FIRE, titled CHICAGO MED. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cady Huffman on 'Life and Death'BWW Interview: Cady Huffman on 'Life and Death'
by Adrienne Onofri - Feb 20, 2015

The Tony winner is costarring in downtown performance piece 'The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips' and doing cabaret shows uptown. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in NBC's CHICAGO MEDStage and Screen Vet S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in NBC's CHICAGO MED
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Deadline writes that S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her long-running role on LAW & ORDER, will star in another series created by Dick Wolfe, NBC's CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway & Cady Huffman Will Host CANY's 2015 THEATER & THERAPY GalaAnn Hampton Callaway & Cady Huffman Will Host CANY's 2015 THEATER & THERAPY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) is bringing together Broadway's finest to help raise funds for its programs that use drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Second StagePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at Second Stage
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 12, 2015

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY opened at the Tony Kiser Theatre yesterday, February 11, and runs through March 8. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night- check below for photos! (more...)

Bill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' SeriesBill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

From clown to actor, from performer to playwright, from actor to social commentator, Bill Irwin, Billy Porter, and Anna Deavere Smith share their artistic journeys in Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters series. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters will offer an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. This season's schedule features Bill Irwin on February16, Billy Porter on March 23, and Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's big news: SOUL DOCTOR comes back to New York, DISENCHANTED! begins, THE ILLUSIONISTS bring magic to Broadway, performers from the Great White Way crowd this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more! (more...)

Theatre and Dance at Wayne State Presents  Annual December Dance ConcertTheatre and Dance at Wayne State Presents Annual December Dance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Wayne State University is proud to present the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance December Dance Concert on Friday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. The December Dance Concert highlights the work of renowned guest artists, faculty, and select students. Performances are at the Bonstelle Theatre, 3424 Woodward Avenue, in midtown Detroit. Tickets range from $10-$20 and are available by calling (313) 577-2960, online at Bonstelle.com, or at the Hilberry Theatre box office, temporarily located at 4841 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street on the 3rd floor of Old Main. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 GalaPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 4, 2014

Primary Stages just held their annual Gala last night, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney, Elaine May, and Susan Stroman. The evening featured performances and tributes by Tony nominee Nick Cordero(performing from Bullets over Broadway), Charles Busch, Judy Gold, David Ives, the creators of In Transit, Tony winner Frank Langella, Elaine May, Tony winner Billy Porter, Marlo Thomas, Rachel York, and surprise guests. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Return 2/3BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Return 2/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

BET Networks 'BEING MARY JANE' season two starring Gabrielle Union will premiere on Tuesday, February 3 (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Primary Stages' WHILE I YET LIVEIn the Spotlight Series: Company of Primary Stages' WHILE I YET LIVE
by Walter McBride - Oct 22, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Remastered PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE The Complete Series Comes to Blu-ray TodayRemastered PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE The Complete Series Comes to Blu-ray Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Experience Pee-wee's Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in their recording session, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig, opening night of ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE on Opening NightBWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the full gang below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Billy Porter Turns Playwright With WHILE I YET LIVEBWW Reviews: Billy Porter Turns Playwright With WHILE I YET LIVE
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2014

The Tony-winning actor's largely autobiographical drama is about growing up black, gay and Christian. (more...)

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