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Photo Coverage: Gloria Steinem, Rose Byrne and More Attend Opening Night of SWEATPhoto Coverage: Gloria Steinem, Rose Byrne and More Attend Opening Night of SWEAT
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2017

Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The stars came out to walk the red carpet and take in a night of confrontational theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Terence BlanchardBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Terence Blanchard
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 11, 2017

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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...)

SheKnows Media and the Ms. Foundation Announce Finalists for #TheFWord Short-Form Video ContestSheKnows Media and the Ms. Foundation Announce Finalists for #TheFWord Short-Form Video Contest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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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...)

SheKnows Media and the Ms. Foundation Launch #TheFWord Video Contest With a Call for Entries That Ignites Conversation About Feminism TodaySheKnows Media and the Ms. Foundation Launch #TheFWord Video Contest With a Call for Entries That Ignites Conversation About Feminism Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

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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...)

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