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APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Wins 2016 Special Jury NASA Remi Award at Worldfest Film FestivalAPOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Wins 2016 Special Jury NASA Remi Award at Worldfest Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon,' a new nostalgic look-back doc film from filmmaker Kevin Stirling, about the pivotal, historic and decisively successful 1968 mission of Apollo 8, has won the 2016 Special Jury NASA Remi Award at the 49th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

ESPN Films Short Documentary Series Spike Lee's Lil' Joints Returns 5/31ESPN Films Short Documentary Series Spike Lee's Lil' Joints Returns 5/31
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Spike Lee's Lil' Joints, a short documentary series from ESPN Films that first premiered last summer, will return May 31 with four new films executive produced by award-winning producer and director Spike Lee. (more...)

Ellen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography AwardEllen Kuras to Receive Woodstock Film Festival's Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Woodstock, NY - The Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to announce that the Haskell Wexler Cinematography Award will continue under the guardianship of Wexler's friend and colleague Ellen Kuras, carrying on Wexler's legacy for years to come. The 2016 Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 13-16. (more...)

Late Show's Jon Batiste to Guest on 2 CHAIRS AND A MICROPHONE at NYC PodfestLate Show's Jon Batiste to Guest on 2 CHAIRS AND A MICROPHONE at NYC Podfest
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

NYC PodFest, Co-Produced by ThisMyShow Industries and Prince Street Entertainment, is thrilled to announce its all-star lineup  for its fourth annual festival will include 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' (CBS) & Stay Human band leader, Jon Batiste as a guest on a live taping of Paul Mecurio's '2 Chairs and a Microphone' on Saturday, May 21st at 9:45 pm at Cake Shop in New York City. (more...)

Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!Savion Glover Will Join the Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

It's all good news today at the Music Box Theare... and we aren't just talking about Audra McDonald's pregnancy. It was also announced that during Ms. McDonald's hiatus from the production, Savion Glover, SHUFFLE ALONG's Tony Award-nominated choreographer, and widely considered to be the world's greatest living tap dancer, will step into the show, as envisioned by the Director and Book writer, George C. Wolfe. (more...)

Hannah Simone to Host New Unscripted Survival Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING on FOXHannah Simone to Host New Unscripted Survival Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL) will host KICKING & SCREAMING, the new eight-episode FOX competition series that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Andra Day 'Rise Up' In New Video by M. Night ShyamalanVIDEO: Watch Andra Day 'Rise Up' In New Video by M. Night Shyamalan
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Today, Andra Day released the M. Night Shyamalan-directed visuals for her inspirational anthem 'Rise Up.' This is the second video of Day's to be crafted by an acclaimed filmmaker following Spike Lee's direction of her debut video 'Forever Mine.' (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman TheaterCast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

HEDWIG's Rebecca Naomi Jones Guests on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMERHEDWIG's Rebecca Naomi Jones Guests on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones, last seen on Broadway as 'Yitzhak' in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, turned to Twitter today to share that she had a guest spot on the first episode of the all-new season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones to Host Musical Theatre Factory's April SalonRebecca Naomi Jones to Host Musical Theatre Factory's April Salon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present its monthly Factory Salon with guest host Rebecca Naomi Jones, and featuring the work of Justin Levine (Pepper and Sam), Sukari Jones and Ben Krauss, and Julia Jordan and Lisa DeSpain (Storyville) and performances by Jason Gotay (Spiderman, Bring it On) and Sara Kapner (bare the musical). (more...)

ESPN Films' SEC Stories Series Returns with Premiere of NORMESPN Films' SEC Stories Series Returns with Premiere of NORM
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

ESPN Films' SEC Storied series returns on Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m. ET, with the premiere of “Norm.” The film chronicles the life of Missouri men's basketball coaching legend Norm Stewart (more...)

Photo Flash: John Oliver, Spike Lee, Chilina Kennedy, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Attend 2016 Garden of Dreams Talent ShowPhoto Flash: John Oliver, Spike Lee, Chilina Kennedy, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Attend 2016 Garden of Dreams Talent Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and the Garden of Dreams Foundation celebrated the 'Decade of Dreams' the 10th annual Garden of Dreams Talent Show last night, April 11, 2016 at Radio City Music Hall. Hosted by MSG Networks' Jill Martin and Al Trautwig, this year's Talent Show celebrated the 10th anniversary of both the foundation and the talent show and showcased more than 22 different performances from 22 Garden of Dreams Foundation partner organizations. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Michael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring GalaMichael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?In one of D.C.'s social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's immortal Motown hit-maker, the late singer Marvin Gaye, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The evening's program celebrates Gaye's enigmatic and innovative contributions to the Motown sound during the peak of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, and his musical influence that spans generations. Hosted by actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg, the gala performance is headlined by multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Buble, and features a talented, all-star cast including Andra Day, Ledisi, and Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX hit show, Empire. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENTStew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Named Official Selection at Worldfest-Houston International Film FestivalAPOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON Named Official Selection at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON , a nostalgic look-back film and celebration of the pivotal, historic and decisively successful mission of Apollo 8, has been named an Official Selection (NASA Remi Awards category) in the 49th Worldfest-Houston International Festival. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Council to Honor Suzan-Lori Parks, Ben Lovett at 50th Anniversary CelebrationBrooklyn Arts Council to Honor Suzan-Lori Parks, Ben Lovett at 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3rd, at 26 Bridge, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will celebrate 50 years of supporting Brooklyn's diverse creative and cultural community. (more...)

Take 6 Takes Six Billboard Chart Spots with New Album BELIEVETake 6 Takes Six Billboard Chart Spots with New Album BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The most awarded acappella group in history, Take 6, have achieved another career milestone with the release of their new album Believe, which simultaneously landed across six Billboard charts in its opening week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the ArtsPhoto Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 5, 2016

NYU Tisch School of the Arts just celebrated its 50th Anniversary Gala, 'Celebrating the Past/Creating the Future,' last night, April 4, 2016, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The gala event was hosted by alumni Alec Baldwin ('94) and Spike Lee ('82). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

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