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NJPAC Celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ¬"Keeping the Dream¬" Honoring Gloria Hopkins Buck, LCSW & Ryan P. Haygood, Esq.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will observe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with NJPAC's annual Celebration, "Keeping the Dream" on Saturday, January 14th at 5pm.  This private presentation will honor two distinguished members of the Newark Metropolitan community who take action and live the words of the great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. making a difference in the community where they work and live. This year's honorees are Gloria Hopkins Buck, LCSW who will receive the "Steward of the Dream" award and Ryan P. Haygood, Esqwho will be the recipient of the "Visionary of the Future" award. The celebration will include a special performance by NJPAC's Jazz for Teens and the Grammy Award winning Jubilation Choir who under the leadership and tutelage of Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee has released six albums. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company Seeking Solo and Group Acts for Spring Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Calling all dancers! North Bay Stage Company is currently looking for dance acts to perform in this year's Spring Dance Festival at the Luther Burbank Center on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th. (more...)

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration this Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Milwaukee and Atlanta, Georgia are the only cities to have celebrated Dr. King's Birthday annually since 1984.  The event is free admission and open to the public. Parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure on East State Street. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Return to Dr. Phillips Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces Tony Bennett, the 19-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, whose music spans over six decades, returns to the arts center's Walt Disney Theater on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey returns to host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

NJPAC's Welcomes People of All Ages to Celebrate the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With Free Activities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)will observe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 14th from 11am - 2pm and is inviting people of all ages to engage, participate and learn about the lateRev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with FREE performances and arts education activities that will pay tribute to one of the most inspiring leaders of the 20th century. Dr. King's quest for unity, through triumph of the human spirit can best be understood through the arts where people can take a moment absorbing and reflecting on the significance and impact of America's greatest civil rights leader. (more...)

Martin Luther King Day Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield's 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Keegan-Michael Key Makes Final Appearance as President Obama's Anger Translator
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On last night's THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, Keegan-Michael Key made his final appearance as President Obama's anger translator, Luther, in a farewell address alongside his Key & Peele co-star Jordan Peele. (more...)

Dr. King's Foot Soldiers Tell All & CELEBRATIONS Makes An Encore Appearance at Mixed Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

During JANUARY Mixed Magic Theatre will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. and the foot soldiers of the American Civil Rights Movement,     and will present a Special Encore Performance of CELEBRATIONS: AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY - In Concert. (more...)

Birdland Presents Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Week of 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

A SONG FOR CORETTA- A Staged Reading Comes to The African American Museum Of Nassau County On 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Living History Theater Group commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates his Queen on the MLK holiday weekend with a staged reading of noted author / playwright Pearl Cleage's 2007 work "A Song for Coretta' on Saturday, January 14 at the African American Museum of Nassau County (110 North Franklin Street) in Hempstead, New York.  Showtime is3:00pm, admission is $5.00 and for more information and reservations, contact:taags.aam@gmail.com or 516-572-0730. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Sunday night of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) hosted a reception and special conversation on behalf of Netflix's original documentary 13TH at their home in Los Angeles. (more...)

Celebration Arts Presents THE MEETING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this play depicts the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their approaches to the same social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Dance Theatre of Harlem's DANCECleveland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem presents DANCECleveland at Playhouse Square at the Ohio Theatre, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 and 7:00pm.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Bayard Rustin Documentary BAYARD & ME to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BAYARD & ME, a short documentary about gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin who adopted his partner for legal rights, will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Bart's Blue Star Foundation to Host an INDIAN NIGHT TO REMEMBER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Celebrate an "Indian Night to Remember' to benefit the important programs of Bart's Blue Star Foundation, which offers programs to help families connected during times of loss, separation and traumatic life events. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeffrey Kahane - Venturing Out Into What Matters with LOST IN THE STARS
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 16, 2017

Not since 1950 have audiences in L.A. been able to see a live professional performance of Kurt Weill's musical masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS. That changes this month when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents a brand new production in partnership with CAP UCLA. Set during the era of South African apartheid, the devastating tale of a black minister whose son accidentally kills a white neighbor's son explores racial inequalities and the courage it takes to forgive when faced with an impossible moral dilemma. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tricia Rose, Men's Community Gospel Chorus of Norwalk and More Celebrate MLK at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University, was held on Sunday, January 15, at Westport Country Playhouse. Her topic was 'WWMD - 'What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?' Free-of-charge and open to the public, the celebration was presented in partnership with TEAM Westport, Westport Country Playhouse, and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre Presents Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

After delivering his memorable I've Been to the Mountaintop speech, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis and orders a cup of coffee. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Chess in the Schools MLK Day Chess Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Today, January 16, Brandon Victor Dixon, currently starring as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway, celebrated Martin Luther King Day with hundreds of NYC public school children at the Chess in the Schools  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Chess Tournament at PS 11 in Chelsea. Dixon, who played chess as a student himself, addressed the kids  at the tournament's awards presentation.  (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Celebrates the Legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with LIVING THE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Two outstanding community leaders in the City of Newark were honored in Living the Dream, a reception on at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in observance of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. This year's distinguished recipients honored were community advocate Gloria Hopkins Buck, LCSW (Steward of the Dream Award) and civil rights attorney Ryan P. Haygood (Visionary of the Future Award). The awards are given to individuals whose lifework reflects the ideals and principles of Dr. King's great legacy. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE Leads Off the Next 50 Years at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 15, 2017

Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - now led by Norma Luther, the gracious and charming new owner - launches its second half century on the venerated chow and bow circuit with a sparkling new revival of Neil Simon's equally historic and iconic The Odd Couple, now onstage through February 12. Directed by longtime artistic director and the doyenne of Music City theater, Martha Wilkinson, this iteration of Simon's hilarious play about two mismatched friends who attempt to navigate the waters of post-divorce life together is performed by a stellar cast of local actors who breathe new life into their characters and somehow manage to give audiences a fresh perspective on the enduring comedy. (more...)

MLK Community Service Awards to be Presented at Cleveland Orchestra Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

On January 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, performed its 37th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The sold out concert featured the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and Sphinx Competition winner Thomas Mesa as cello soloist. The concert is being broadcast live on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 14, 2017

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light. (more...)

Onstage at The Barn 50: NANCY ALLEN Shares Some Musical Memories
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

Today our special series Onstage at The Barn: Memories from The First 45 Years continues with actress Nancy Allen, who first set foot on that magical levitating stage in a production of The Robber Bridegroom, directed by Rene Dunshee Copeland, which remains brilliantly etched in the minds of Nashville theatre-goers who were on-hand for the production. (more...)

Statement By Robert L. Johnson Urging Congress To Adopt A Resolution By Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) To Increase Minority Hiring And Minority Business Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

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ICP Announces 2017 Infinity Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world's leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the 2017 honorees of its annual Infinity Awards, widely considered the leading honor for excellence in the field. The 33rd annual ICP Infinity Awards will be held in New York City on the evening of Monday, April 24. (more...)

Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, an electrifying first-hand account of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery takes the stage at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre on February 10, 11, and 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Presents Olivier Award-Winning Play THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Trinity Rep continues its 53rd season Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with one of the most-produced plays in the country, Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, directed by Kent Gash. The Mountaintop runs through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Remembering MLK Jr. & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Four members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform during services in several East Side churches in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and to raise awareness of the BPO's new Diversity Council. (more...)

Marcus Center to Host MLK Celebration This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration is free admission and open to the public this Sunday, January 15 at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Onstage at the Barn 50: Memories from the First Half-Century with Michael Edwards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2017

In recognition of The Barn's 45 years of bringing the magic of live theater to the stage, we continue our special series of Onstage at The Barn: Memories from The First 45 Years, with actor Michael Edwards, who made his debut at The Barn in the 1970, continuing to work there until 1990. For many people from that era, Mike Edwards was-and still is, in so many ways-the face of Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, the actor most recognizable for the long list of roles he played there. (more...)

The Jones Family Singers Team Up With GRAMMY Award Winning Producer for Johnny Cash Cover
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

In advance of their Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration tour and the impending inauguration, The Jones Family Singers have created a smoldering and uplifting version of ¬ďAll God's Children Ain't Free¬Ē from Johnny Cash's time-honored 1965 album Orange Blossom Special. (more...)

The View Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday 1/16
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

¬ďThe View¬Ē remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. EST). CNN political commentator Van Jones joins the co-hosts at the Hot Topics table to discuss race in America and his town hall, ¬ďThe Messy Truth,¬Ē in which he traveled the country speaking to Americans with a wide range of political views. Then former white supremacist Arno Michaelis joins the co-hosts to share how he became an anti-hate activist. Michaelis is joined by co-founder of Serve2unite.org Pardeep Singh Kaleka, whose father was killed by a member of Michaelis former white supremacist group. Clay Aiken and Sunny Hostin also visit West High School in Iowa City to talk to students about the reported bullying following the election and the student-organized peaceful protests that followed. Students with opposing political views¬†sit down to express their beliefs, differences and fears post-election. (more...)

Iconic Folk Legends of 'Peter, Paul and Mary' Come to Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey bring their songs and stories to the Fred Kavli Theater on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

'Soul to Soul' Concert Celebrates Jewish-Black Solidarity Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), in association with hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier, presents a cross-cultural exploration of African-American and Yiddish music at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday January 15 at 2pm. Conceived and directed by NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, the popular concert commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017. (more...)

Casper Events Center Embraces Martin Luther King Day of Service
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management to the Casper Events Center, is partnering with WY Food for Thought Project in honor of Martin Luther King Day of service. The team will assist with sorting food items, preparing bags of food for those in need, and working to assist WY Food for Thought in their efforts. (more...)

Time Travel Adventure THE HISTORY MYSTERY to Play TADA! This Winter
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 11, 2017

Opening on Inauguration Day and closing on President's Day, TADA!'s winter original musical is starting a very important conversation with family audiences. Originally written in 1995, The History Mystery book was rewritten after the 2016 election. The History Mystery touches on women's rights, civil rights, and freedoms this country was founded on. (more...)

Britannica's Project Time-Lapse Showcases the Artistry of Fast-paced...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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All-Female Cast Set for U.S. English Language Debut of VILLA at PlayCo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald, The Play Company (PlayCo) has announced the casting and creative team for the U.S. English language premiere of Guillermo Calderon's Villa (March 1-April 1), which is set to open on March 12. (more...)

BEST OF BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Coming to Marin & Santa Rosa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company, highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their award-winning successful outdoor summer concert series, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park, is headed to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) and Marin Center - Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium (10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael) this spring. (more...)

Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers. (more...)

The 48th Street Band to Present FOR THE LOVE OF 48TH STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Music lovers, it's that time again!  Party like a rock star! Embrace your Rock&Roll History.  Join in for take 3 of 'For the  Love of 48th Street,' the All- Star celebration of NY's infamous and legendary 48th Street Music District. (more...)

Pivot Arts Announces Winter LIVE TALK Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Pivot Arts is pleased to announce the winter line-up of its new monthly LIVE TALK Series. Part performance, part live talk show, each evening includes quirky performances, interviews, live music and the Pivot DIY, an interactive audience segment. The winter performances will be held at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

NJPAC to Honor Gloria Hopkins Buck, LCSW & Ryan P. Haygood, Esq.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Two outstanding community leaders in the City of Newark will be honored in Living the Dream, a reception on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in observance of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. (more...)

The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents An EXIT Theatre Production DENIAL IS A WONDERFUL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

One woman, three continents, six decades, and a lusty affair: from Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, and naive schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman "talk story". Join her as she relives the highlights and laughs at the mistakes. (more...)

Showtime Announces Premiere Dates for New Series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

SHOWTIME has announced the airdates for its two highly-anticipated new series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE. (more...)

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