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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...)

Netflix Greenlights Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT to SeriesNetflix Greenlights Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT to Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Netflix has ordered Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (The 1st Spike Lee Joint Feature Film) to series. The 10-episode series is a contemporary update of Spike Lee's revolutionary debut independent film. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two WeeksAtlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-BroadwayMARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACKSHUFFLE ALONG's Savion Glover to Lead NJ Students in BRING TIME BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Savion Glover's BRiNG TiME BaCK @ NJPAC, an original song-and-dance piece featuring a cast of 45 talented New Jersey youngsters ages 6-18, will premiere at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Victoria Theater on Sunday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!Broadway AM Report, 9/6/2016 - New Star at THE LAYOVER, MISSED CONNECTIONS Returns & More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2016

Today's big news: Maria Dizzia joins Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER this evening, and BEARS IN SPACE, A TASTE OF HONEY and MISSED CONNECTIONS all begin tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete CastTwenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Jackson ONE Hosts Birthday Celebration for The King of PopPhoto Flash: Michael Jackson ONE Hosts Birthday Celebration for The King of Pop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil just wrapped a three-day birthday extravaganza for the King of Pop to celebrate what would have been his 58th birthday. Hosted at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas August 27 - 29, the fourth annual birthday celebration delighted guests throughout the weekend, featuring unforgettable activities, coveted prizes and more. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring BrIan Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the show! (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016This Weeks New Movies - 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016! (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall GalaAmerican Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on BroadwayBreaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17BWW Preview: Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 32nd year as a performing artist in show business and will thrill his fans with a performance at BB Kings in Times Square on Wednesday evening, August 17th. (more...)

NBC to Present RIO OLYMPICS Opening Film Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito TonightNBC to Present RIO OLYMPICS Opening Film Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

BC lights the torch on its primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics today, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT with an energetic and insightful opening film narrated by Emmy Award-nominee Giancarlo Esposito. (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall SeasonScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall Events Season. Highlights include the Scottsdale International Film Festival, R&B legend Roberta Flack, flamenco guitarist Tomatito, the world-class Warsaw Philharmonic, The Havana Cuba All-Stars, best-selling author Garrison Keillor, Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby, Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, The Capitol Steps' take on Trump vs. Hillary, and much more! (more...)

SummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in AugustSummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Summer may be winding down but SummerStage, NYC's largest free performing arts festival still has several great theater and spoken word performances left.  (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This FallJohn Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present 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 on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to SeptemberMotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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

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