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AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's TempleAN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald Bring NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG at the Contemporary Art CenterStew & Heidi Rodewald Bring NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG at the Contemporary Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce Notes of a Native Song, a musical collaboration by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, will be presented December 9-10, 2016 in the CAC's Freeport-McMoRan Theater at 7:30pm. A genre-melding, blues-rock song cycle, the performance celebrates James Baldwin, a leading African American writer and activist of the mid-20th century, whose work explored the inherent complexities of Western racial, sexual, and class distinctions. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Wooster Group's Elizabeth LeCompte Receives 23rd Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizePhoto Flash: The Wooster Group's Elizabeth LeCompte Receives 23rd Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Thursday, November 3, Elizabeth LeCompte, experimental theater and media pioneer, and founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed theater company The Wooster Group, was awarded the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize at a packed house at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Creators of MIGHTY REAL Return with AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMANCreators of MIGHTY REAL Return with AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The creators of the Broadway bound hit musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical proudly return to New York City with the world premiere musical AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN.  (more...)

LOOKING FOR LIGHTNING Gets Third Performance at United Solo!LOOKING FOR LIGHTNING Gets Third Performance at United Solo!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Looking for Lightning, a past-life-themed solo show written and performed by Elise Hudson, directed by Sophie Netanel, has been extended! Added Performance: 11/13 at 6PM in the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season in New York City at Theatre Row.  (more...)

A ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY to Play Pepperdine University This DecemberA ROCKAPELLA HOLIDAY to Play Pepperdine University This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Rockapella, the popular a cappella group that features four world-class vocalists and one of the music industry's top vocal percussionists brings their special holiday performance, A Rockapella Holiday, to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6. (more...)

The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize TonightThe Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust recently announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

From Rydell to Revolution- Meet New HAMILTON Star, Jordan Fisher!From Rydell to Revolution- Meet New HAMILTON Star, Jordan Fisher!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, actor and Hollywood Records recording artist, Jordan Fisher will make his Broadway debut in Hamilton when he begins performances as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton on Tuesday, November 22. (more...)

John Leguizamo Brings The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway TonightJohn Leguizamo Brings The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

John Leguizamo presents The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews tonight, October 25th, and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

GREASE LIVE's Jordan Fisher to Make Broadway Debut in HAMILTON; Anthony Ramos to Depart Next MonthGREASE LIVE's Jordan Fisher to Make Broadway Debut in HAMILTON; Anthony Ramos to Depart Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Actor and Hollywood Records recording artist, Jordan Fisher will make his Broadway debut in Hamilton when he begins performances as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton on Tuesday, November 22. (more...)

MAD MEL AND THE MARRADIANS Premiere Scheduled for 10/15MAD MEL AND THE MARRADIANS Premiere Scheduled for 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Just in time for the 2016 presidential election -- which some people believe features aliens as candidates -- acclaimed audio drama producer-director Mike Sargent is bringing Gary Morgenstein's four-part sci-fi political series Mad Mel and the Marradians to radio. Episode one is available at madmelsavestheworld.com beginning Saturday, October 15. (more...)

Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship will Premiere on Amazon Prime Video October 20Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship will Premiere on Amazon Prime Video October 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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David Lynch Graduate Wins Student Academy AwardDavid Lynch Graduate Wins Student Academy Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management, is pleased to announce that 2015 graduate Johnny Coffeen has been awarded the coveted Student Academy Award for his thesis film, The Swan Girl, about an artist mysteriously held captive in a studio, sculpting complex figures in an effort to atone for the mistakes of his past. This award will qualify him to be considered for an Academy Award nomination early next year. (more...)

Sony Corporation and Jackson Estate Announce Closing of Sony's Purchase of Remaining 50% Interest in Sony/ATV Music PublishingSony Corporation and Jackson Estate Announce Closing of Sony's Purchase of Remaining 50% Interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizeThe Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!Broadway AM Report, 9/29/2016 - FALSETTOS, THE ENCOUNTER, HOCUS POCUS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2016

Today's big news: FALSETTOS begins previews, THE ENCOUNTER opens, TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT skewers Bush, the PUFFS Potter parody starts, and a HOCUS POCUS musical parody begins tonight in L.A.! (more...)

HAMILTON's Anthony Ramos Joins Cast of Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT for NetflixHAMILTON's Anthony Ramos Joins Cast of Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT for Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Broadway's Tony-winning musical HAMILTON, has been cast as one of the male leads in SPIKE Lee's 10-episode Netflix series SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, a contemporary update of SPIKE Lee's revolutionary debut independent film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely TysonCynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to SeptemberMotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The date of the performance by Cedric 'The Entertainer' has changed. The new date is Today, September 17, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

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