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The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 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, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

GREY GOOSE Vodka To Auction Original Works By Celebrated Artist Kehinde WileyGREY GOOSE Vodka To Auction Original Works By Celebrated Artist Kehinde Wiley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The exciting finale of a unique collaboration between GREY GOOSE Le Melon flavored vodkaand renowned artist Kehinde Wiley will culminate in a series of events during Miami's popular art fair next month. For the first time, the "Modern Kings of Culture" portraits depicting Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony will be publicly displayed before being auctioned off for charity in collaboration with Sotheby's. Fans of GREY GOOSE vodka, Wiley and the 'modern kings' from across the country will have the chance to view the works and bid in advance online at Paddle8 before the official charity auction event on December 4. Bidding is available atpaddle8.com/auctions/modernkings beginning today. (more...)

DAVE STEWART Signs on as Executive Producer of Documentary 'The Blues House'DAVE STEWART Signs on as Executive Producer of Documentary 'The Blues House'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

DAVE STEWART--best known as the founder of Eurythmics with Annie Lennox and for his collaborations with Mick Jagger and Stevie Nicks--has signed on as executive producer for The Blues House (more...)

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUSGravitas Ventures Acquires Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS starring Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams. (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in JanuaryLadysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with an evening of joyous and uplifting music by South Africa's Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

PBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark RylancePBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark Rylance
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

PBS will host two days of press conferences featuring Damian Lewis, who plays Henry VIII in MASTERPIECE's "Wolf Hall," starring Tony-Award winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

Taylor Swift Announces First-of-Its-Kind 360 Immersive Video Experience for New Single 'Blank Space'Taylor Swift Announces First-of-Its-Kind 360 Immersive Video Experience for New Single 'Blank Space'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Today, in collaboration with global superstar and seven-time Grammy award-winner, Taylor Swift, American Express unveiled the American Express Unstaged Taylor Swift Blank Space Experience App giving fans everywhere a never-before-seen, 360? immersive music video experience for her new single, "Blank Space," (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, 12/3-7Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 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...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY AwardsNeil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY Awards
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López will today present the 2014 “Made in NY” Awards, celebrating excellence in the New York City creative community and recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City's entertainment and digital media industries. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Public Enemy Classics to Be Released as Multi-Disc Deluxe Editions for Def Jam/UMePublic Enemy Classics to Be Released as Multi-Disc Deluxe Editions for Def Jam/UMe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

When Public Enemy's second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, was released in 1988, “it completely upended the way records are made. (more...)

The Recording Academy Announces Eighth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration Honoring Nile RodgersThe Recording Academy Announces Eighth Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration Honoring Nile Rodgers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual GRAMMY Week event honoring three-time GRAMMY winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Tyson Talks One-Man Show 'Undisputed Truth' & More on TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Mike Tyson Talks One-Man Show 'Undisputed Truth' & More on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy chatted with Mike Tyson about his autobiography, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, and his Spike Lee directed one-man show of the same name. (more...)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring SeasonTickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

?Tickets for the 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are on sale now. The all-star lineup boasts award-winning musicians, speakers, special attractions, family programming and returning favorites. (more...)

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Honors Rosie Perez and More in BrooklynBedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Honors Rosie Perez and More in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Last night, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner held at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening featured a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele and was emceed by CBS anchorman Maurice DuBois. (more...)

STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED to Begin Screenings at BAM This FridaySTATIONS OF THE ELEVATED to Begin Screenings at BAM This Friday
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

From Friday, October 17 through Thursday, October 23, BAMcinématek presents the US theatrical premiere run of Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) in a new restoration. (more...)

DSO to Explore Detroit, New Orleans Renewal Through 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES' FestivalDSO to Explore Detroit, New Orleans Renewal Through 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

In June 2015 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will stage a jazz festival exploring renewal in Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchange. The project is made possible in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. (more...)

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