Viola Davis News

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Viola Davis Stars in New ABC Drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by - Jul 07, 2014

ABC has released a new promo for their new drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, starring Viola Davis. The new series will air Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET. Get a first look below! (more...)

Soundtrack for Universal Pictures James Brown Biopic GET ON UP Out 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

On July 29, Polydor/UMe will release the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' upcoming drama, GET ON UP. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Viola Davis & Original INTIMATE APPAREL Cast Reunite for 10th Anniversary Reading
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Companyjust held a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. Reuniting for one night only were the stars of the 2004 award winning production: two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis,Arija Bareikis, Lynda Gravatt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll and Lauren Velez. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

The National YoungArts Foundation in Partnership with The Related Group Announces the Inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation, with the generous support of The Related Group, announces the inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization is developing as it expands its support of the next generation of artists in the United States and strengthens its place as a creative-catalyst for Miami's growing cultural landscape. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts will be extended to at least three outstanding visual artists a year, offering them the opportunity to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. The program will welcome the accomplished painter Suzanne McClelland as the inaugural artist in residence starting in June 2014. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington Among WIF Award Recipients
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored exemplary women in the entertainment industry – women who lead by example, who are creative, groundbreaking, and who excel at their chosen fields. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 6/9 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 06, 2014

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Week of 6/9, airing on ABC (more...)

Laila Robins & Corey Stoll to Join Showtime's HOMELAND for Season 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Laila Robins (Bored To Death, In Treatment) and Golden Globe® nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards) have joined the fourth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Chadwick Boseman Stars in James Brown Biopic GET ON UP
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Universal Pictures has released an all-new trailer for director Tate Taylor's GET ON UP, the James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer (more...)

CTV Powers Up With Acquisition of 11 New Series for 2014/15 Primetime Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2014

Buzz, pedigree, and power. CTV announced today it has acquired the most-buzzed about and sought-after new programs of the season for its 2014/15 primetime schedule following the conclusion of the L.A. Screenings earlier this week (more...)

Viola Davis, Joyce DiDonato, Philip Glass and More Honored at Juilliard's 109th Commencement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Eight remarkable artists and philanthropists will be hooded and handed their degrees in person when The Juilliard School confers honorary doctorates during its 109th Commencement Ceremony today, May 23, 2014 at 11 AM in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, NYC). (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Just Jim Dale begins tonight, May 15 and officially opens on Tuesday, June 3 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement. (more...)

Nine New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2014-15 Season
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

ABC Studios had another banner development year with nine new shows ordered to series. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Watch Trailers for ABC's New Series!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2014

ABC continues its commitment to world-class storytelling and new creative voices with the announcement of its 2014-15 slate of programming, including the addition of 12 new series. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2014-15 Primetime Schedule!
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

ABC continues its commitment to world-class storytelling and new creative voices with the announcement of its 2014-15 slate of programming, including the addition of 12 new series. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Rights to Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut ROSEWATER
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

Open Road Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution to Jon Stewart's ROSEWATER (more...)

Breaking: ABC Renews 'ONCE', 'S.H.I.E.L.D' & Many More; Orders Rhimes Drama + More!
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2014

ABC Publicity has announced a host of series renewals via Twitter including Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD & more. (more...)

Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Begins Performances on May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to present Tony Award® winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award® nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

YoungArts Winners from 12 States Named 2014 US Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The 20 Scholars in the Arts, all 2014 YoungArts Winners, were nominated to The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars by YoungArts, and selected based on academic, civic and artistic achievement. The award, presented on behalf of the President of the United States, is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented graduating high school senior. Each year, up to 141 high school seniors are recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments. (more...)

CABARET to Air on Reel 13 this Month
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2014

With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams currently starring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Cabaret' on the Great White Way, Reel 13 broadcasts Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning movie version. The legendary Broadway director and choreographer brought him and star Liza Minnelli Academy Awards. In fact, the 1972 film still holds the record for most Oscar wins in a single year without winning the 'Best Picture' category, copping eight in all. (The Godfather received that prize.) (more...)

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