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La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Spike Lee to Receive President's Award at 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDSSpike Lee to Receive President's Award at 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Spike Lee will be presented with the NAACP President's Award at the 46th NAACP Image Awards, broadcast LIVE from 9-11 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) on February 6 on TV ONE, it was announced today by the NAACP. (more...)

MoMA & FSLC Announce Official Selections for 44th NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMSMoMA & FSLC Announce Official Selections for 44th NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center today announced the initial nine official selections for the 44th edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), a festival dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent. (more...)

Jodie Foster to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Athena Film FestivalJodie Foster to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Athena Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Barnard College's Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood are honored to announce that Academy Award® -winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Perform at O'Shaughnessy, 2/21Camille A. Brown & Dancers to Perform at O'Shaughnessy, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

New York-based Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring their gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O'Shaughnessy stage for one night only February 21 at 7:30pm. A Women of Substance event, The O'Shaughnessy and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will co-present the acclaimed company, who will perform excerpts from the regional premiere of the Bessie Award-winning 'Mr. TOL E. RAncE,' the Midwest preview of 'Black Girl: Linguistic Play' and 'New Second Line.' The company uses high theatricality and the aesthetics of African, ballet, contemporary, tap and social dances to tell stories that connect history with contemporary American culture. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Scene from Sundance Entry CRONIESVIDEO: Watch a Scene from Sundance Entry CRONIES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Deadline just posted an exclusive clip from Michael Larnell's CRONIES, produced by Spike Lee. Check it out below! (more...)

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This SpringAnthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart to Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY' at Chicago's Royal George Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY, 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. (more...)

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Now on Vimeo On Demand Before Hitting TheatersSpike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Now on Vimeo On Demand Before Hitting Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Vimeo and Spike Lee announced today that the newest Spike Lee Joint, “Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus,” will be released exclusively on Vimeo On Demand one full month before it hits theatres. (more...)

Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare (more...)

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS to Hit Theaters on Feb 13Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS to Hit Theaters on Feb 13
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, written by Bill Gunn and Lee and starring Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rami Malek, and Elvis Nolasco, will hit theaters on February 13 and will be available on VOD on January 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Spike Lee Visits HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: Spike Lee Visits HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical hit 'Here Lies Love' will be leaving the Public Theater on January 4th to spread the love across the globe in many new productions, but the celebs are still coming to join in the Disco. Last night, SPIKE LEE was spotted enjoying the show in the house and loved it so much that he joined the cast backstage after the show for a group photo. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Photographer Annie Watt's IMPROMPTU PORTRAITS at Park Avenue's Galerie Dumonteil Draws Glittering CrowdPhoto Flash: Photographer Annie Watt's IMPROMPTU PORTRAITS at Park Avenue's Galerie Dumonteil Draws Glittering Crowd
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara and Donald Tober, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy and Ambassador John Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb co-hosted a special VIP Preview of acclaimed celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits at the prestigious Galerie Dumonteil on Park Avenueand 57th Street on Tuesday to benefit the American Heart Association. The incisive images of celebrities, political figures, designers and society's elite filled the walls of the elegant gallery. The images were presented in a variety of sizes and formats, classic 8 x 10, Oversize and snappy Polaroids and many were scooped up by the attendees. (more...)

The Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This WeekendThe Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, this weekend, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Galerie Dumonteil Presents Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning TodayGalerie Dumonteil Presents Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Acclaimed and much loved celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt, a familiar face in the New York social and commercial art scenes will unveil her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Dumonteil, at 475 Park Avenue in New York City, from today, December 10th 2014 to January 10th 2015. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, Now thru 12/7Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Following its New York premiere at the 2013 Under The Radar festival and an international tour, BRIC will present Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith's solo performance on the legacy of Rodney King. The critically acclaimed production was listed in The New York Times as a Critics' Pick and described as 'sinuous, complicated, [and] deeply moving.' (more...)

Galerie Dumonteil to Present Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning 12/10Galerie Dumonteil to Present Photographer Annie Watt's Impromptu Portraits, Beginning 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Acclaimed and much loved celebrity and society photographer Annie Watt, a familiar face in the New York social and commercial art scenes will unveil her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Dumonteil, at 475 Park Avenue in New York City, from December 10th 2014 to January 10th 2015. (more...)

Michael B. Jordan, John Turturro Set for Free Reading of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING TonightMichael B. Jordan, John Turturro Set for Free Reading of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center turned to Twitter to announce a free public reading of Spike Lee's script for the classic film DO THE RIGHT THING at 7pm in the Amphitheater of the Film Center (more...)

BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!BIRDMAN Tops 2015 SPIRIT AWARD Nominees; Full List Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning. (more...)

Otis Sallid & Debbie Allen to Direct, Produce Mariah Carey's NYC Christmas Concert Next MonthOtis Sallid & Debbie Allen to Direct, Produce Mariah Carey's NYC Christmas Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The multi-faceted Mr. Otis Sallid has signed on as associate director/producer on 5x platinum recording super star, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas concert, at New York's Beacon Theatre, December 15, 16, 18, 20 and 21st. (more...)

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