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Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/19-7/20/2014
by - Jul 20, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/20- PASSING STRANGE
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2014

Today in 2008, Passing Strange closed at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 165 performances. Passing Strange is a rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, drawing on heavy elements of existentialism, metafictional comedy, and the Kunstlerroman. The musical's lyrics and book are by Stew with music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. It was created in collaboration with director Annie Dorsen. The musical was developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004 and 2005, one of the only works there ever to be invited back for a second round of development. It had productions in Berkeley, California and Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway in 2008, garnering strong reviews and several awards. Spike Lee filmed the musical on Broadway as a documentary, premiering the film in 2009. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal, Jay Z & More Pay Tribute to Derek Jeter in New Nike Ad
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In a new ad for a Re2pect collection of products from Nike's Jordan Brand, A-list celebs Jay Z, Tiger Woods, Billy Crystal, Spike Lee and more pay tribute to retiring Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Explosive Solo Performance Piece, RODNEY KING, Plays Woolly Mammoth
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 10, 2014

This one doesn't shy away from the hard questions... (more...)

Pat Metheny Unity Group & Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory to Headline Campfire Tour 2014 at NJPAC, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Pat Metheny Unity Group and Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory will co-headline the Campfire Tour 2014 performance at NJPAC located at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, August 8, 2014. See these two music legends, together in one megashow! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny will perform solo hits such as "Last Train Home" as well as perform together with multi-Grammy-nominated singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby known for "The Way It Is," "Mandolin Rain" and much more. Be sure to reserve tickets now at www.NJPAC.org or at 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722.) (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Screen THE 78 PROJECT MOVIE This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 78 Project is honored and thrilled to announce that their feature length documentary film, The 78 Project Movie, will have its New York City premiere on August 5th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater as part of its Sound + Vision series. (more...)

Camille A. Brown's Mr. Tol E. RAncE Set for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Camille A. Brown and Dancers, recognized for its visceral movement and unflinching approach to comedic and controversial themes, announces the return of Camille A. Brown's acclaimed Mr. TOL E. RAncE at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Dance Lineup Announced for Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014, Beg. 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

From July 20 through August 10, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will offer more than 100 free performances across the Lincoln Center campus. The 44th season of the popular summer festival features premieres and debuts, family programs and a wide range of music and dance events. (more...)

World Premiere of Documentary on Icons Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee, the documentary about the iconic Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee by their grandson Muta'Ali, will have its world premiere at Film Life's 18th Annual American Black Film Festival. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum to Welcome One Millionth Visitor During July's Target First Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

On July 5, beat the heat and celebrate summertime in Brooklyn with outdoor activities, music, and films at the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday. Highlights include music by Nina Sky and Blitz the Ambassador, a screening of Do the Right Thing, a comedy showcase, and much more. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Ruby Dee
by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2014

Earlier this week, legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. According to sources, the actress was at her home in New Rochelle, NY, surrounded by family members when she passed away. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of Ruby Dee (more...)

President Barack Obama Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, the White House issued the following statement from the President on the passing of Ruby Dee. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement on Loss of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby De (more...)

Broadway & Hollywood Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died Wednesday night, June 11th at the age of 91 (more...)

Woolly Mammoth to Host Improvised Theatre & Spoken Word Mix During RODNEY KING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the run of Roger Guenveur Smith's 'deeply moving' (The New York Times) Rodney King, an electrifying solo show that explores the legacy of a complex historical American icon. Smith, a celebrated artist noted for his performances in Spike Lee films such as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X, was last at Woolly in 1996 with his stirring solo performance piece, A Huey P. Newton Story. A part of The Capital Fringe Festival, all tickets to this limited two-week engagement of Rodney King will be $35. (more...)

The Academy Reveals Medal Placements At 2014 Student Academy Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored fifteen student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony (more...)

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