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SOUND OF MUSIC's Audra McDonald Among Nominees for 2014 Black Reel Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade), who portrayed Mother Abbess in NBC's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has received a 2014 Black Reel Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose & More Star in Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Hallmark Channel presents THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie set to have its World Premiere tonight, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Tony(R) Award winner and Grammy(R) Award nominee Anika Noni Rose ('Dreamgirls,' 'The Princess and the Frog,' 'The Good Wife') stars along with three-time Tony(R) Award nominee and Grammy(R) Award nominee David Alan Grier ('Porgy and Bess,' 'PEEPLES,' 'In Living Color'), Skai Jackson ('Jessie'), LaTanya Richardson ('The Fighting Temptations'), Wood Harris ('The Wire,' 'Remember The Titans'), Bryce Jenkins ('Easy A,' 'Have A Little Faith') and Harrison Knight ('We the Party'). (more...)

First Look At Rose & Grier In THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 19, 2013

Broadway/Hollywood notable and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose stars alongside frequent stage and screen presence David Alan Grier in the new Hallmark original film THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, directed by Kenny Leon, and a first trailer and poster for the film have been released. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Tony(R) Award winner and Grammy(R) Award nominee Anika Noni Rose ('The Good Wife,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'The Princess and the Frog') stars along with three-time Tony(R) Award nominee and Grammy(R) Award nominee David Alan Grier (more...)

McCarter Theatre's Emily Mann to be Keynote Speaker at Jewish Theatre's 2013 Conference, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2013

Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Artistic Director and Resident Playwright, will be the keynote speaker when the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company hosts the Association for Jewish Theatre's 32nd annual international conference June 2 - 5, 2013 in St. Paul. The conference will also honor the legendary stage/film actor and recording artist Theodore Bikel. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose & More Begin Production on Hallmark's WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Hallmark Channel announces the start of production in Atlanta, Georgia, for THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie set to have its World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). (more...)

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones Join THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Producing Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Producers NELLE NUGENT and KENNETH TEATON welcome STEPHEN BYRD and ALIA JONES as producing partners on the Broadway production of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Academy Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner CICELY TYSON, Academy Award winner CUBA GOODING, JR, (Jerry Maguire, Red Tails), Emmy Award nominee and recording star VANESSA WILLIAMS (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), and Tony Award nominee CONDOLA RASHAD (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, Broadway's Stick Fly). Directed by MICHAEL WILSON, this 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Easter Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Takes Broadway Bows Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man, takes its final Broadway bows on its original closing date, today, July 22, 2012. The show is aiming to open on London's West End this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opera Singer Jessye Norman Visits A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Last night, July 19, opera singer Jessye Norman saw A Streetcar Named Desire again and stopped backstage to see stars Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood. Check out the photo below! A Streetcar Named Desire closes on Broadway this Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Gets AEA's Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

The Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire was awarded the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2011-2012 Season from Actors' Equity Association (AEA) on Tuesday. The show, produced by Front Row Productions (Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey), received the honor at a presentation at Equity headquarters. Christine Toy Johnson and Julia Breanetta Simpson (AEA Co-chairs Eastern Regional Equal Employment Opportunity Committee) presented the award, which turns the spotlight onto those doing exemplary work to promote the goals of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in theatre. Check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of Congressional Black Caucus Visit A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

On Saturday, July 14, several members of the Congressional Black Caucus came out to see A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway and caught the stars and producers backstage at the Broadhurst Theater. The show is headed into its final performances; it is set to close on Sunday, July 22. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danny Glover, Robert Greenblatt and More Visit A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Celebrities Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Eriq La Salle, Sinbad and Boris Kodjoe together with Robert Greenblatt, President of NBC, caught Streetcar Named Desire stars and producer Stephen Byrd backstage last night at the Broadhurst Theater. The show is headed into its final performances; it is set to close on Sunday, July 22. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Receives Actors' Equity Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) announced today that the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE has been selected as the recipient of its Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2011-2012 Season. The Diversity Award will be presented at a reception prior to Equity's National Council Meeting at the Equity headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:30PM EST. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Cancels Summer Extension; London Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man has cancelled its previously announced summer extension, and will now take its final Broadway bow on its original closing date- July 22. BroadwayWorld has learned that the show might be moving to London, aiming for a Fall 2012 opening. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Extends Through the Summer; Now to End Run August 19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man will extend its run through August 19, 2012. Streetcar began performances on April 3 and opened on April 22 and was originally set to end its limited run on July 22 at the Broadhurst. (more...)

2012 Tony Omissions - What Potential Nominees Were Overlooked?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 01, 2012

Earlier this morning, stage and screen stars Kristin Chenoweth & Jim Parsons announced this year's Tony nominees from the New York Public Library. In a season as rich as this past theatrical season though, there are only so many spots for nominees and some very talented shows and performers were not nominated. Below are the eligible performers and shows who were not nominatined in the major categories. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 21-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Easter Bonnet earns big money, FOLLIES preps for LA, six shows open, and so much more! (more...)

Tony Committee Makes Final 2012 Decisions - EVITA, SUPERSTAR, GHOST & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2012

The 18 productions discussed include: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman; Once; Jesus Christ Superstar; Newsies; Gore Vidal's The Best Man; End of the Rainbow; Evita; Magic/Bird; Peter and the Starcatcher; One Man, Two Guvnors; Clybourne Park; A Streetcar Named Desire; Ghost the Musical; The Lyons; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Columnist; Don't Dress for Dinner and Leap of Faith. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Offer $29.50 Student Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

A Streetcar Named Desire today announced that it will offer a limited number of student rush tickets for $29.50. Tickets will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, and each current student ID is eligible for two tickets. Streetcar began performances on Tuesday, April 3, and will open on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (more...)

Review - A Streetcar Named Desire & Evita
by Ben Peltz - Apr 25, 2012

In every previous Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, a white Blanche DuBois has complained that her sister Stella's white husband Stanley has “something downright bestial about him.”  She refers to him as “sub-human” and “ape-like.”  And depending on her co-star's performance, audience members might have agreed with her to some extent. (more...)

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