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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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Wants You To Use The F Word: FeminismVIDEO: Laura Benanti Wants You To Use The F Word: Feminism
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2016

The Broadway star is a judge for a video contest sponsored by SheKnows asking people to describe what feminism means to them. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE GatheringPhoto Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE Gathering
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Last night, February 18, Harvey Weinstein hosted a star-studded performance of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE -- starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) -- followed by and intimate reception in celebration of director Michael Grandage and Whitaker, who is making his Broadway debut. Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE opens Thursday, February 25, 2016, in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

Spike Lee to Boycott Academy Awards Due to Lack of Diversity Among NomineesSpike Lee to Boycott Academy Awards Due to Lack of Diversity Among Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Spike Lee turned to Instagram to announce that he and his wife, Tonya will be boycotting next month's Academy Awards ceremony due to the lack of diversity among the nominees. (more...)

2015 ESSENCE Festival' Hosts Free, All-Star Daytime Experience: Join Kelly Rowland, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Trey Songz, Common, Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Terrence J 2015 ESSENCE Festival' Hosts Free, All-Star Daytime Experience: Join Kelly Rowland, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Trey Songz, Common, Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Terrence J
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

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Deepak Chopra Joins Daytime Lineup of 2015 ESSENCE FestivalDeepak Chopra Joins Daytime Lineup of 2015 ESSENCE Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The 2015 ESSENCE Festival announces its power-packed daytime lineup for its ESSENCE Empowerment Experience (EEE) and Empower U, taking place Fourth of July Weekend, July 3-5, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking AmountAmerican Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala last night, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the glamorous red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Bedford Hall Presents STARS FALL IN BROOKLYN TonightBedford Hall Presents STARS FALL IN BROOKLYN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Bedford Hall, in collaboration with 'In A Woman Productions', presents 'Stars Fall In Brooklyn', taking place from 6 pm to 10 pm tonight, June 12, 2014, at Bedford Hall, 1177 Bedford Avenue. (more...)

Bedford Hall Presents STARS FALL IN BROOKLYN, 6/12Bedford Hall Presents STARS FALL IN BROOKLYN, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Bedford Hall, in collaboration with 'In A Woman Productions', presents 'Stars Fall In Brooklyn', taking place from 6 pm to 10 pm on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Bedford Hall, 1177 Bedford Avenue. (more...)

ABFF Announces 2014 Celebrity Ambassador Morris ChestnutABFF Announces 2014 Celebrity Ambassador Morris Chestnut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Actor Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday, Nurse Jackie) will be the American Black Film Festival's (ABFF) 2014 celebrity ambassador, and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee (The Watsons Go To Birmingham) its Host Committee chair. The 18 th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City. (more...)

John Singleton Among Stars Featured at the Fourth Annual BronzeLens Film FestivalJohn Singleton Among Stars Featured at the Fourth Annual BronzeLens Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

The fourth annual BronzeLens Film Festival (BLFF13) producers have put together a world class array of BronzeLens expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events that reflect Atlanta's unique position as the Film Capital of the South. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose & More Star in Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM TonightAnika Noni Rose & More Star in Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Hallmark Channel presents THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie set to have its World Premiere tonight, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Tony(R) Award winner and Grammy(R) Award nominee Anika Noni Rose ('Dreamgirls,' 'The Princess and the Frog,' 'The Good Wife') stars along with three-time Tony(R) Award nominee and Grammy(R) Award nominee David Alan Grier ('Porgy and Bess,' 'PEEPLES,' 'In Living Color'), Skai Jackson ('Jessie'), LaTanya Richardson ('The Fighting Temptations'), Wood Harris ('The Wire,' 'Remember The Titans'), Bryce Jenkins ('Easy A,' 'Have A Little Faith') and Harrison Knight ('We the Party'). (more...)

Anika Noni Rose & More Begin Production on Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAMAnika Noni Rose & More Begin Production on Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Hallmark Channel announces the start of production in Atlanta, Georgia, for THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie set to have its World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Whitfield, Ronald K. Brown and More at EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY's Torch BallPhoto Flash: Lynn Whitfield, Ronald K. Brown and More at EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY's Torch Ball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Evidence, A Dance Company paid tribute to the life and legacy of Beth Young, a dance enthusiast and long-time supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and recognized Goldman, Sachs & Co. and, Valentino D. Carlotti for supporting the arts and community outreach at The Torch Ball on March 25 at New York City's The Plaza Hotel. Proceeds from the black tie affair support Evidence's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling. Scroll below for photos from the event! (more...)

Evidence, A Dance Company to Host The Torch Ball, 3/25Evidence, A Dance Company to Host The Torch Ball, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Evidence, A Dance Company will host its 9th Annual Gala on Monday, March 25, at New York City's The Plaza Hotel in celebration of the life and legacy of Beth Young, a phenomenal dance enthusiast and supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and to support the dance company's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling. (more...)

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