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Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTSLaurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY (more...)

Jeremy Leidhecker Wins CINE's 2015 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring ContestJeremy Leidhecker Wins CINE's 2015 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

CINE is pleased to announce the winners and runners­up of the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers. Jeremy Leidhecker of Williamsport, PA, was selected by CINE's distinguished jury as the contest winner and recipient of the Marvin Hamlisch Award.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

Tony Bennett to Headline 4th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC, 11/7-15Tony Bennett to Headline 4th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC, 11/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, headlined by the legendary Tony Bennett, from November 7-15, 2015. With help from NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride, this festival promises to be one of the largest gatherings for jazz fans on the East Coast, showcasing all-star line-ups with some of the country's best musicians, such as Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings and the Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers nine days of concerts, panel discussions and workshops around Newark, in honor of saxophonist, bebop pioneer, and Newark native James Moody.  (more...)

Stephen Colbert Announces Bandleader for THE LATE SHOWStephen Colbert Announces Bandleader for THE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Stephen Colbert, host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, today announced masterful musician Jon Batiste will be joining him on CBS's new late night program as the show's bandleader. (more...)

David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24David Alan Grier & Tommy Davidson to Headline Treasure Island, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Stars of the hit 90's sketch comedy show In Living Color, David Alan Grier and Tommy Davidson, will split the stage at Treasure Island, June 24 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Gloucester Stage to Launch New SeriesGloucester Stage to Launch New Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Gloucester Stage announces the debut of the NeverDark series. NeverDark is a series of second-stage events that include lectures, talk backs, film screenings, play readings, and other events designed to enhance the knowledge and enjoyment of all Gloucester Stage Mainstage productions. NeverDark events are scheduled to complement a central theme, topic, or issue relating to a Gloucester Stage Mainstage production. All NeverDark events are Pay-What-You-Wish. For information about the NeverDark Series, call the Gloucester Stage Box office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com. (more...)

INSIDE THE MIND OF ME Set for Hollywood Fringe Next MonthINSIDE THE MIND OF ME Set for Hollywood Fringe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

 Wade Wilson has been on quite the roller coaster lately. He just finished a significant part on a yet undisclosed Spike Lee project that had him working all over the country and meeting top celebrities. He is prepping to publish a collection of poetry that he has spent years writing. He has just signed on for another major acting project, what he calls a dream role. And his passion project, supported by GLAAD, is getting ready to open at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLONQuotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

Below, check out Quotables from NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON from May 11 - May 15 (more...)

Denyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of FameDenyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

On May 13, top athletes, entertainers and business leaders will be inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame. (more...)

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate DegreeTony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate Degree
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will be the recipient of an honorary degree from The American Film Institute. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Signs On to Spike Lee's Musical Comedy CHIRAQJennifer Hudson Signs On to Spike Lee's Musical Comedy CHIRAQ
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Jennifer Hudson has signed on to the ensemble cast of Spike Lee's upcoming film CHIRAQ. (more...)

Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's OpeningDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival announces that acclaimed playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch will receive the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event, which will take place tomorrow, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). (more...)

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Out on Blu-ray/DVD 5/26Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Out on Blu-ray/DVD 5/26
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Gravitas Ventures will release the Spike Lee thriller DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS on Blu-ray and DVD on May 26, 2015. (more...)

Mike Myers, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho and More Set for 2015 Just For Laughs FestivalMike Myers, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho and More Set for 2015 Just For Laughs Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The 33rd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, is back and bigger than ever! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, was held last night, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The evening was hosted by Anna Deavere Smith and featured special presenters Tyne Daly, and Winnie Holzman. The gala performance, directed by Bill Castellino, celebrated the incredible accomplishments of Tisch students, both past and present. Proceeds from the gala will support the education of talented young artists from around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena StageRachel Bay Jones, Laura Dreyfuss & More to Join Ben Platt in New Pasek & Paul Musical at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, announces the full cast and creative team for Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightAnna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held tonight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

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