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Study of Women in Film Shows a Significant Increase in Female Protagonists
Feb 25, 2017
According to the Hollywood Reporter, 2016 reported a record number of female protagonists in film. 29% of all leading roles in the top 100 domestic grossing films were female, which is an increase of 7% since 2015. Male characters, major and minor, are still dominant on screen. 
Opera Delaware Appoints New Board Members
Feb 24, 2017
A senior development and advancement professional with a strong track record in nonprofit education fundraising, a long-established and respected corporate litigator, and an information technology professional with expertise in corporate training are the newest additions to the now 18-member board of directors of OperaDelaware, the arts organization announced today.
Capital City Half Marathon Reveals 2017 Official Race T-Shirts
Feb 24, 2017
The 2017 USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships will be held Saturday, April 29 in downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods in conjunction with the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and again be telecast live on WBNS 10TV.
ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
Feb 23, 2017
ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance.
Mercer County Artists Award Winners Announced
Feb 23, 2017
The arts community was out in force on Feb. 22 for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for "Mercer County Artists 2017," now on display at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) through March 23. The Gallery at Mercer is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  (The gallery is closed during Spring Break, March 13 to 19.)
BWW Interview: Denise O'Neal Talks Directing A LESSON BEFORE DYING for Pearl Theater
Feb 23, 2017
The Pearl Theater opened their production of A LESSON BEFORE DYING, which plays through this Sunday, February 26, a little over a week ago. So naturally, I decided to talk to the show's director, Denise O'Neal, yesterday.
Flamenco Acts to Hit Joe's Pub This Spring
Feb 23, 2017
This Spring, Joe's Pub at The Public is headquarters for flamenco and flamenco-inspired artists. The acclaimed Flamenco Festival's New York edition returns, from March 10-18, with their Beyond Flamenco series, featuring Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina, Alfonso Aroca, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez and Ultra High Flamenco. Then, from April 17-27, Joe's Pub favorites, the dazzling Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, return for their annual weeklong residency with a new show called Intimo.
Team Tassy Kicks off Third Annual 'Run Across Haiti' Ultra-Marathon for Families in Poverty
Feb 23, 2017
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Team Tassy (www.teamtassy.org) is a nonprofit that accompanies families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs. Today, the organization has started its third annual 'Run Across Haiti' ultra-marathon to raise $200,000 for its cause.
Geffen Playhouse's Starry LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to Stream with BroadwayHD
Feb 23, 2017
Geffen Playhouse and online theater streaming service BroadwayHD today announced a partnership to present select live and captured-live productions from the Los Angeles theater to BroadwayHD subscribers. The Geffen's current production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina, will be the first play presented under the partnership. It marks BroadwayHD's first live stream from a U.S. theater outside of New York City.
2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Are Announced
Feb 23, 2017
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today the winners of the 31st annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Each year a writer and an illustrator are recognized early in their careers for their outstanding work. The 2017 award ceremony will be held on April 6th during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The winners receive a gold medallion as well as an honorarium of $1,000.
'ReFrame' Launched to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
Feb 23, 2017
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
Jacque Smith-McKnight Shares GOD'S ABUNDANT GRACE ON AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Feb 23, 2017
'God's Abundant Grace on an Unexpected Journey': a story written from the perspective of the patient's wife of 57 years, bearing witness as their faith at times wavered and fears abounded. 'God's Abundant Grace on an Unexpected Journey' is the creation of published author Jacque Smith-McKnight, a retired Executive Director of a Christian counseling center, former women's ministry director, mother and grandmother.
Black Ensemble and TCG to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
Feb 22, 2017
Black Ensemble Theater has announced a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor.
Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
Feb 22, 2017
The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers.
Irondale Theater Provides Critical Platform for Art and Activism in Response to the Trump Administration
Feb 21, 2017
 Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, is seeking applications to present short pieces of theater, music, dance, or spoken word, with the hope  of fostering a serious dialogue around the policies of President Donald Trump. For the entire month of March, Irondale is suspending regularly scheduled performances to present Not Normal: Art in the Time of Trump, a curated series to provide the community a forum to publically respond to the newly implemented intimidation tactics of the administration, and have their voices heard in a safe and supportive space. Scheduled over 4 weekends, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 24, this pop-up performance series will be free to the public, performed by the public. 
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds 'Camperships' to Camp Broadway
Feb 21, 2017
The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is marking Ella's 100th birthday by funding scholarships to the 17th annual session of Camp Broadway in Atlanta, which will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, on Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, 2017.

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