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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's Juvee Productions Celebrates Juneteenth With Original Short-Form Comedy AMERICAN KOKOViola Davis and Julius Tennon's Juvee Productions Celebrates Juneteenth With Original Short-Form Comedy AMERICAN KOKO
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Just in time for summer binging and to mark the historic Juneteenth anniversary, ABC is announcing three new original short-form digital comedies: Viola Davis' and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions' Juneteenth (the end of slavery in the U.S.) tribute “American Koko” from rising star Diarra Kilpatrick, the animated comedy “Ginger Snaps” from Warner Bros. Television Group's Blue Ribbon Content and the off-beat “The Off Season” are live now on ABC.com and the ABC App. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Adam Grant to headline Massachusetts Conference for WomenMeryl Streep, Viola Davis and Adam Grant to headline Massachusetts Conference for Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

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Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTCJason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Wonder Woman's Chris Pine Kicks Off Summer By Reading Clark the Shark for Storyline OnlineWonder Woman's Chris Pine Kicks Off Summer By Reading Clark the Shark for Storyline Online
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Chris Pine is making waves with his newest project! The Wonder Woman and Star Trek star partnered with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online® (storylineonline.net) children's literacy initiative to read the beloved children's book Clark the Shark (storylineonline.net/clark-the-shark/) written by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Guy Francis and published by HarperCollins. (more...)

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Derek Van Barham10 ON TUESDAY with Derek Van Barham
by M. William Panek - May 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around the city. This week's questionnaire participant - Mr. Derek Van Barham! (more...)

High School Drama: Hillsboro High's ASHTON HARRISHigh School Drama: Hillsboro High's ASHTON HARRIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Nashville High School Musical Theatre Award (which in 2017 became known as The Spotlight Awards) as best actor in a musical, Ashton Harris is yet another starring light in Kristin Moon and Will Butler's company of outstanding young actors at Hillsboro High School. (more...)

Nathan Silver's THIRST STREET Acquired by Samuel Goldwyn FilmsNathan Silver's THIRST STREET Acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Nathan Silver's THIRST STREET, starring Lindsay Burdge ('A Teacher') (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & MoreABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArtsDaniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary CelebrationJennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, today announced two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC's 'The Voice' Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Back from a whirlwind weekend in New York City, the August Wilson Red Door Project is proud to announce that Roosevelt High School Senior Alexis Cannard brought home the 3rd place prize at the national August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!New York Drama Critics' Circle Announces 2017 Winners - OSLO, THE BAND'S VISIT & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 18. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Keith David and More Sign on for Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary CelebrationMatthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Keith David and More Sign on for Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, announced today that Matthew Broderick, Tyne Daly, Louis Gossett Jr., Thomas Sadoski, Jimmy Smits, Rene Auberjonois, Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Anthony Crivello, Culture Clash, Merle Dandridge, Tim Dang, Keith David, Shaila Essley, Davis Gaines, Harry Groener, Clint Holmes, David Henry Hwang, Gregory Itzin, Dale Kristien, Doug LaBrecque, Tzi Ma, Alan Mandell, Dakin Matthews, Christina Saffran, Benjamin Schrader, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Vroman, Ed Waterstreet and Aryana Williams are set to take the stage at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (more...)

New York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next WeekNew York Drama Critics' Circle to Announce 2017 Award Winners Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Monday, May 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 82nd annual voting meeting. (more...)

Skyline Theatre Company Presents John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLESkyline Theatre Company Presents John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, presents "Doubt, A Parable" this weekend only from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At JAG Productions' FENCESPhoto Flash: First Look At JAG Productions' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JAG Productions' FENCESPhoto Flash: First Look at JAG Productions' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 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...)

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