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Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith CenterSavion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Actress Debi Mazar to Emcee Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Finale GalaActress Debi Mazar to Emcee Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Finale Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) will host its landmark 150th Anniversary Finale Gala on Monday, June 5th honoring visionaries that have made significant contributions to uplift Brooklyn residents with actress, chef and activist Debi Mazar as the emcee.  The theme is For the Love of Community and will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Brooklyn's stunning newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, located at 60 Furman Street. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Perform New Single on Tonight's Season Finale of NBC's THE VOICEJennifer Hudson to Perform New Single on Tonight's Season Finale of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Grammy Award winner and Academy Award-winning actress, platinum recording artist and upcoming Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson has been added as a performer on Tuesday night's star-studded season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn presents Series MAKING RENT IN BED-STUYAlamo Drafthouse Brooklyn presents Series MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn announced today the series Making Rent in Bed-Stuy , programmed by critic, filmmaker, and programmer Brandon Harris and running from June 12th through 21st.   (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters LabsSundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson On Board as Coach for Fall 2017 Season of THE VOICEJennifer Hudson On Board as Coach for Fall 2017 Season of THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will join Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as a coach on season 13 of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

'SYLVESTER' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' to Play The Gramercy This Month'SYLVESTER' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' to Play The Gramercy This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

A friendly reminder! AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph / The Diva Foundation will present the two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

GRAMMY AWARDS to Return to New York City's Madison Square Garden Next JanuaryGRAMMY AWARDS to Return to New York City's Madison Square Garden Next January
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

In celebration of the GRAMMY Awards' 60th anniversary, CBS Corporation, in collaboration with The Recording Academy, the Mayor's Office of New York City and Madison Square Garden, announced THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 (more...)

Dave Chappelle to Join Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in Upcoming A STAR IS BORN RemakeDave Chappelle to Join Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in Upcoming A STAR IS BORN Remake
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Variety has reported that comic legend, Dave Chappelle, has signed on to join Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in Warner Bros' remake of A STAR IS BORN. The project marks Cooper's directorial debut and Gaga's first leading role in a feature film. (more...)

Hip-Hop Documentary THE STORY OF WU-TANG Arriving on VOD 7/25Hip-Hop Documentary THE STORY OF WU-TANG Arriving on VOD 7/25
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired World Rights to Gerald “Gee-Bee” Barclay's nostalgic, hip-hop documentary WU: THE STORY OF THE WU-TANG CLAN. (more...)

JCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights LeaderJCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights Leader
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

W.E.B. Du Bios - writer, scholar, and one of the earliest civil rights leaders - comes to life in the New Jersey premier of W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Time, presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) on May 12th. (more...)

Amazon Studios Inks Exclusive First-Look Deals with Bona Fide Productions & MoreAmazon Studios Inks Exclusive First-Look Deals with Bona Fide Productions & More
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2017

Amazon Studios announced today that it has struck exclusive first-look deals with Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films and Le Grisbi Productions. (more...)

HAMILTON's Anthony Ramos Joins Cast of A STAR IS BORN Reboot, GODZILLA SequelHAMILTON's Anthony Ramos Joins Cast of A STAR IS BORN Reboot, GODZILLA Sequel
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

Anthony Ramos, who starred in the dual role of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, has signed on to the upcoming remake of A STAR IS BORN. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

BRIC's 'This Land Is...' Presents Contemporary Multimedia Art by 800 Brooklyn StudentsBRIC's 'This Land Is...' Presents Contemporary Multimedia Art by 800 Brooklyn Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

BRIC is pleased to present This Land Is…, the 29th Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition developed by BRIC's Education team, Teaching Artists and students from throughout Brooklyn. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KINGBWW Review: Artists Rep's Frontier Series Ends with Gripping Contemplation of RODNEY KING
by Krista Garver - Apr 25, 2017

RODNEY KING is a powerful, highly relevant, piece of theatre/poetry written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. (more...)

Gentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To ReelGentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To Reel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old GlobeDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE Workshop at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The high-profile creative team behind People's Light's upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole will workshop the developing piece at San Diego's prestigious Old Globe Theatre from April 20-23, 2017. (more...)

Nefertite Nguvu's Feature Film IN THE MORNING Released Nationwide on Video On DemandNefertite Nguvu's Feature Film IN THE MORNING Released Nationwide on Video On Demand
by Movies News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Today, indie filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu, announced that her award-winning feature film, IN THE MORNING will be released on Video on Demand (more...)

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