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Renovations Continue at the August Wilson House; Second Annual Birthday Block Party AnnouncedRenovations Continue at the August Wilson House; Second Annual Birthday Block Party Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In its second year, the August Wilson Birthday Block Party promises to become a tradition, uniting Pittsburghers and visitors in a happy event in honor of the great playwright. On Sat., April 29, Noon-5 pm, the party will take over several blocks extending eastward from the August Wilson House (AWH) at 1727 Bedford Ave. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 26: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Star in the First Broadway Revival of August Wilson's FENCESVIDEO: On This Day, April 26: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Star in the First Broadway Revival of August Wilson's FENCES
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2017

On this day in 2010, the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's, Fences, opened on Broadway starring Academy Award-winners, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFTheatre Royal Presents WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From Emma Stone and Viola Davis stealing the limelight at the Oscars, to Billie Piper and Glenda Jackson taking centre stage in the West End, 2017 has been a golden year for actresses. (more...)

TV One to Expand Morning News, Current Affairs & Lifestyle Line-Up with 2017-18 ProgrammingTV One to Expand Morning News, Current Affairs & Lifestyle Line-Up with 2017-18 Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Showcasing its 4Q17-2018 programming line-up to the advertising community, TV One unveiled a very focused slate of originals during its annual Upfront presentation at Current located in Chelsea Piers last week. (more...)

Roundabout's IF I FORGET to Be Captured by BroadwayHDRoundabout's IF I FORGET to Be Captured by BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

It has just been announced that on April 26, Roundabout's acclaimed production of Steven Levenson's new play IF I FORGET will be captured on video by BroadwayHD, to be released on demand to BroadwayHD subscribers in Fall 2017 (date TBA). (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20National YoungArts Foundation Announces Second Annual New York Gala, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On Thursday, April 20, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will welcome 280 of New York City's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. Presented in collaboration with luxury brand Swarovski, with support from Max Mara, the event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds. The YoungArts New York Gala will be emceed by former Gossip Girl and The Knick actress Zuzanna Szadkowski (1997 Winner in Theater and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), and will feature an elegant reception and seated dinner by Restaurant Associates. Throughout the evening, a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes will be directed by YoungArts alumni Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), featuring soul singer and songwriter Grace Weber (2006 Winner in Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), jazz singer, songwriter and bassist Kate Davis (2009 Winner in Jazz and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), R&B/pop singer and songwriter and The Voice Season 8 Top 5 contestant India Carney (2011 Winner in Theater, Voice and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), modern dancer Javon Jones (2016 Winner in Dance and inaugural Max Mara Young Visionary Award recipient) alongside four recent YoungArts dance alumni, and more. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 18th, 2017 - INDECENT, Manilow for America and More!BWW Morning Brief April 18th, 2017 - INDECENT, Manilow for America and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Paula Vogel's INDECENT opens on Broadway! (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement AddressStephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates upon six luminaries during its 112th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

VIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences, How to Get Away With Murder) shines a light on the unsung tradition of rent parties for Jazz Appreciation Month in the newest Storyline Online video, released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Below, watch Davis read the critically acclaimed children's book Rent Party Jazz, written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and published by Lee & Low Books! (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCESJAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLESouthwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. (more...)

BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS  at University Of South Florida Sun DomeBWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS at University Of South Florida Sun Dome
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 5, 2017

Tony, Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed how she learned to accept her past and become comfortable in her own skin of the Sun Dome for the student-run University Lecture Series, the centerpiece of its annual USF Week with over 3,500 guests (more...)

Truth and Consequences Explored in Thrilling Drama DOUBT: A PARABLETruth and Consequences Explored in Thrilling Drama DOUBT: A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

???????Apocalypse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present John Patrick Shanley's multi award-winning drama Doubt: A Parable for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from 10 May. (more...)

Annette Bening, Matthew Bourne, Danai Gurira, Alfred Molina, Phylicia Rashad and More to Mark Center Theatre Group's 50th AnniversaryAnnette Bening, Matthew Bourne, Danai Gurira, Alfred Molina, Phylicia Rashad and More to Mark Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles' leading non-profit theatre company and one of the nation's preeminent arts and cultural organizations, announced today its 50th anniversary celebration to be hosted on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott AwardPhoto Coverage: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Presents Kenny Leon with Mr. Abbott Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 30, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City earlier this week. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICALFRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY  3/27 - 3/31Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/27 - 3/31
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY 3/27 - 3/31 (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)

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