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#KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Fallon, Kimmel & Colbert Join Presenters Line-Up for 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMYS
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Jimmy Fallon (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) and Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) will join the presenters line-up (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Alysia Reiner Boards HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK alum Alysia Reiner has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. (more...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Sutton, Patina & Many More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 04, 2014

Some of our favorite Broadway stars, composers and plays will be trading the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off in September. (more...)

Savoy Kicks Rare Cancer in 'The Knick' of Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Actress Suzanne Savoy has made a complete recovery from stage 4 colorectal cancer just in time to shoot Steven Soderbergh's gilded-age medical thriller, The Knick. She recurs throughout the season and will return for season two. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014! (more...)

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...)

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