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Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14Oscar-Nominated Film FENCES Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack 3/14
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Academy AwardŽ winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama FENCES, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

TiVo Reveals Top Five Moments from 2017 ACADEMY AWARDSTiVo Reveals Top Five Moments from 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the after parties wind down, TiVo Corporation (TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today unveiled its post-show report from Sunday's star-studded night at the 89th annual Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance SpeechVIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. Watch her moving acceptance speech below! (more...)

Patti Hartigan to Write First Major August Wilson BiographyPatti Hartigan to Write First Major August Wilson Biography
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Former Boston Globe theatre critic Patti Hartigan has been signed on to write the first major biography of late playwright August Wilson. According to the New York Times, Hartigan will be working with full cooperation of Constanza Romero, Wilson's widow, as well as his estate.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting ActressFENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Academy Award for Best supporting Actress for FENCES. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award WinnersBWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Viola Davis Stars in New Lifetime Movie CUSTODY by James LapineVIDEO: First Look - Viola Davis Stars in New Lifetime Movie CUSTODY by James Lapine
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Golden Globe winner Viola Davis executive produces and stars in CUSTODY, set to make its debut on Lifetime on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 2/27 - 3/3 on CBSScoop: THE TALK 2/27 - 3/3 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Feb 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 2/27 - 3/3, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 24th, 2017 - John Leguizamo Off-Broadway, 'IGUANA' at A.R.T., CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!BWW Morning Brief February 24th, 2017 - John Leguizamo Off-Broadway, 'IGUANA' at A.R.T., CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS begins tonight, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, starring James Earl Jones, opens this evening at A.R.T., and the next CONCERT FOR AMERICA is set for Saturday! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - FENCES Featurette from Upcoming Digital  & Blu-ray ReleaseVIDEO: First Look - FENCES Featurette from Upcoming Digital & Blu-ray Release
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, Yahoo Movies has posted an exclusive behind the scenes featurette from the Academy Award nominated film, FENCES starring Denzel Washington. The clip, taken from the film's upcoming digital and Blu-ray home video releases, showcases Washington's expertise in both directing and acting in the film. (more...)

BWW Review: FENCES Charges In at the Pollard TheatreBWW Review: FENCES Charges In at the Pollard Theatre
by Ronn Burton - Feb 17, 2017

The Pollard Theatre Company continues their 30th Anniversary season with August Wilson's FENCES. The Pollard production opens on the heels of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Comparisons to the current movie are inevitable, but Pollard's production holds its own thanks to sound performances from the lead performers. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo to Perform at Oscar's Governors BallTony Winner Cynthia Erivo to Perform at Oscar's Governors Ball
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Oscars' Governors Ball for this year's winners and nominees, following THE ACADEMY AWARDS broadcast. (more...)

Tony & Grammy Winner Cynthia Erivo Will Headline CLASSICAL ROOTS Concert in CincinnatiTony & Grammy Winner Cynthia Erivo Will Headline CLASSICAL ROOTS Concert in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces that the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical and 2017 Grammy Award winner, Cynthia Erivo, will headline its enormously popular annual Classical Roots concert at Crossroads Oakley in Cincinnati on Friday, May 5, 2017 (7:30 p.m.). (more...)

Viola Davis, Lee Daniels & More Set for 2017 BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORSViola Davis, Lee Daniels & More Set for 2017 BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)'s BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS is thrilled to announce that Viola Davis, Lee Daniels, Common, Morris Chestnut and Omari Hardwick are confirmed to present during the annual ceremony taping (more...)

FENCES Film Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HDFENCES Film Coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Academy AwardŽ winner* Denzel Washington directs and stars in the powerful and moving drama FENCES, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 14, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/13 - 2/17 on ABCScoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/13 - 2/17 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 2/13 - 2/17, airing on ABC (more...)

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