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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...)

BWW Reviews: Rep's PIANO LESSON Alive with Heart and SoulBWW Reviews: Rep's PIANO LESSON Alive with Heart and Soul
by Jay Irwin - Jan 22, 2015

The Seattle Rep continues their long standing relationship with the works of one of America's greatest playwrights with their current production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson". As usual the show comes alive with a rich and stirring history only made more poignant through the stunning direction and performances. (more...)

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Now on Vimeo On Demand Before Hitting TheatersSpike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS Now on Vimeo On Demand Before Hitting Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Vimeo and Spike Lee announced today that the newest Spike Lee Joint, “Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus,” will be released exclusively on Vimeo On Demand one full month before it hits theatres. (more...)

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS to Hit Theaters on Feb 13Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS to Hit Theaters on Feb 13
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Spike Lee's DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, written by Bill Gunn and Lee and starring Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Rami Malek, and Elvis Nolasco, will hit theaters on February 13 and will be available on VOD on January 13, 2015. (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...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' ShowVIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' Show
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Yesterday, BWW told you about the New York cab driver who picked up Tom Hanks and in return received free tickets to the actor's then Broadway show 'Lucky Guy.' Today, the cabbie surprised TODAY's Hoda Kotb, another one of his recent passengers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Syracuse Stage Opens THE PIANO LESSON TonightPhoto Flash: Syracuse Stage Opens THE PIANO LESSON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson will run tonight, October 22 through November 9, 2014, directed by Timothy Bond, at Syracuse Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Syracuse Stage's THE PIANO LESSONPhoto Flash: First Look at Syracuse Stage's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson will run October 22 through November 9, 2014, directed by Timothy Bond, at Syracuse Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm to Kick Off 2014 INK'D READING FESTIVAL, 5/12The Playwrights Realm to Kick Off 2014 INK'D READING FESTIVAL, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the annual INK'D Reading Festival from May 12 through May 15 at The Studio Theatre at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). The 2014 festival features the plays of Elizabeth Irwin (My Mañana Comes), Lila Rose Kaplan (123), Jason Gray Platt (The There There) and Amelia Roper (Lottie in the Late Afternoon). As previously announced, My Mañana Comes will receive a full production at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) from August 26 to September 20, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACYPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACY
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's A RAISIN IN THE SUNTickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

General tickets go on sale today, September 21, for Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years. The production will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon. Previews begin March 8, 2014, with opening night on April 3, 2014 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. A Raisin in the Sun is a limited engagement, running 14 weeks only through June 15, 2014. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins & More Join Denzel Washington in A RAISIN IN THE SUNDavid Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins & More Join Denzel Washington in A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Tickets will be on sale exclusively to American Express cardholders from Wednesday, September 4 through Friday, September 20 only for Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, in her first Broadway appearance in over 30 years. General on-sale will begin on Saturday, September 21. The production will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon. Previews begin March 8, 2014, with opening night on April 3, 2014 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where the original production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN opened 55 years ago. A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a limited engagement, running 14 weeks only through June 15, 2014. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad & More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. TodayPhylicia Rashad & More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

While 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is generating Oscar buzz for its chronicle of several decades of African- American political life, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson masterfully documented a full century of the African-American experience in the 10 plays the make up the American Century Cycle. These works, nine of which have been staged on Broadway with stars including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, among many others, showed the suffering, joys, and triumphs of African-Americans through searing, poetic and personal stories of everyday people in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad and More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. 8/26Phylicia Rashad and More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

While 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is generating Oscar buzz for its chronicle of several decades of African- American political life, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson masterfully documented a full century of the African-American experience in the 10 plays the make up the American Century Cycle. These works, nine of which have been staged on Broadway with stars including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, among many others, showed the suffering, joys, and triumphs of African-Americans through searing, poetic and personal stories of everyday people in Pittsburgh, PA. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Addresses A RAISIN IN THE SUN Age IssuesProducer Scott Rudin Addresses A RAISIN IN THE SUN Age Issues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, on Broadway next spring. Washington's character, Walter Lee Younger, is described in Hansberry's script as 'a lean, intense young man in his middle thirties'. But Washington is 60. Producer Scott Rudin addressed this age difference in an interview published today on Newsday. (more...)

BWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Tom Hanks in the world premiere production of Nora Ephron's final work, has broken the record three times as the highest grossing play in Broadway history. The show was nominated for six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play, with Courtney B. Vance winning for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer winning for Best Lighting Design of a Play. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe, LUCKY GUY opened April 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre, and closes today, July 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld takes you back to LUCKY GUY's beginnings on Broadway below! (more...)

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