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Spike Lee Presents COUNTY OF KINGS with Lemon Andersen At The Public Theater Beginning 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, the award winning Culture Project, Steve Colman and Jayson Jackson in association with The Public Theater present County of Kings. Written and performed by Lemon Andersen (Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam), and directed by Elise Thoron, County of Kings begins performances Tuesday, September 29 for a six week limited engagement at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Spike Lee Presents COUNTY OF KINGS with Lemon Andersen At The Public Theater Beginning 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, the award winning Culture Project, Steve Colman and Jayson Jackson in association with The Public Theater present County of Kings. Written and performed by Lemon Andersen (Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam), and directed by Elise Thoron, County of Kings begins performances Tuesday, September 29 for a six week limited engagement at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Spike Lee's COUNTY OF KINGS Opens at The Public Theater Tonight, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, the award winning Culture Project, Steve Colman and Jayson Jackson in association with The Public Theater is presenting County of Kings. Written and performed by Lemon Andersen (Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam), and directed by Elise Thoron, County of Kings will open tonight, October 12 at The Public Theater. The show has been in previews since September 29 and will run for a six week limited engagement. (more...)

JOE'S PUB Adds Bernhard, Lewis, Ferguson and More to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2008

Joe's Pub has announced new additions to their upcoming lineup. (more...)

terraNOVA Collective to Present 10 DAYS, 12/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Vanessa Hidary, best known as the Hebrew Mamita and for her work on Russell Simmons 'Def Poetry Jam' on HBO, returns to the stage with her comedic solo show 10 DAYS. Written and performed by Vanessa Hidary and directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman, this limited engagement will run Dec 3 - 13 at the New Ohio Theatre. 10 DAYS is being presented by terraNOVA Collective, a soloNOVA ARTS workshop as part of the New Ohio Theatre's Producers' Club 2013. (more...)

Under the Influence: Where Hiphop Meets Psychology
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Social Worker by day and Hiphop artist by night, author GaKnew Roxwel announces the release of his new book and CD, Under the Influence and Sound of Silence. The pair creatively maps out a path to balanced emotional health and inner peace by using hiphop to break down the complexities of influence and mankind's innate dependency on automatized functions. The tandem tells the universal tale of a troubled teen unraveling his abusive past to gain mental freedom. Written like a film, the CD titled Sound of Silence gives a first person narrative, while the book, Under the Influence, analyzes how the nurture of the environment affects the character's nature. Dissecting the subconscious behavior of learning, this CD and book duo is a practical step-by-step model for ending perpetuation. (more...)

Lemon Andersen, Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for NYC Screening of THE WARRIORS Tonight
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2014

The 1979 cult classic 'The Warriors', with an introductory performance by acclaimed poet Lemon Andersen., is the next screening in the 'Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda' series that features classic New York City films every month. It's set for tonight, May 18, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm. Stage show begins at 5:00pm. Screening at 5:30pm. (more...)

Lemon Andersen, Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for NYC Screening of THE WARRIORS, 5/18
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

The 1979 cult classic "The Warriors", with an introductory performance by acclaimed poet Lemon Andersen., is the next screening in the "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda" series that features classic New York City films every month. It's set for Sunday, May 18, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm. Stage show begins at 5:00pm. Screening at 5:30pm. (more...)

'Be In' to Feature Lemon Andersen from Def Poetry Jam.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2008

The Public Theater's Hair for BE IN: A Night of Music and Love to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Critically-acclaimed poet and actor Lemon Andersen from Def Poetry Jam. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center Announces 2014-2015 Performing Live Season; Includes Tony Bennett, Broadway, Joshua Bell, Bill Cosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2014-2015 Performing Live Season, which begins with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on July 24, and includes performances with Tony Bennett, MythBusters, Bill Cosby, Joshua Bell, Evil Dead the Musical, Molly Ringwald, and many more. The shows unveiled today are in addition to the six series packages announced on May 1, including Broadway on Center, Classical, Dance, Jazz, National Geographic Live, and Spoken World. (more...)

Lemon Andersen at Joe's Pub on August 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2008

Joe's Pub presents LEMON ANDERSEN: The Beautiful Struggle on Monday, August 18. (more...)

Public Theater Presents 'COUNTY OF KINGS' Running 1/7-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with American Place Theater is pleased to present COUNTY OF KINGS: the beautiful struggle, running January 7-18 at The Public Theater as part of UNDER THE RADAR 2009. (more...)

terraNOVA Collective Presents 2nd SUBTERRANEAN Monthly Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

terraNOVA Collective is proud to present the second SUBTERRANEAN, a new monthly party at the D-Lounge, a cabaret-style venue at 101 East 15th Street at Union Square. terraNOVA Collective strives to create a creative home for artists from a variety of different genre's. As the newest addition to terraNOVA's residency at the DR2 Theatre & D-Lounge, SUBTERRANEAN presents a variety of monthly performances including spoken word, music, burlesque, magic, storytelling, short play readings, vaudeville acts, and DJ's.' The line up for Thursday, February 5 will include slam poet, Roger Bonair-Agard, Maya Azucena & Vanessa Hidary performing excerpts from their show, Culture Bandit Soul, and DJ Popcorn spinning tunes for you. SUBTERRANEAN curator, James Carter says, 'We are happy to have Maya Azucena and Vanessa Hidary perform excerpts form their show Culture Bandit Soul, whose full performance was canceled due to the shuttering of The Zipper Factory's doors. These fierce women, along with National Slam Champion, Roger Bonair-Agard and DJ Popcorn of dancelikeforever fame, will blow the roof off the Daryl Roth Theater.' (more...)

The Color Purple Web Site Launches...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2005

The Color Purple, headed to Broadway in 2005 has launched a new web site for the production. (more...)

Entertainment Lawyers Sendroff & Baruch Form New Firm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2007

Mark Sendroff and Jason Baruch have announced that they will combine their practices to form a new law firm to be named Sendroff & Baruch, LLP, specializing in the areas of theatre, film, television, music, publishing and new media. (more...)

terraNOVA Collective Presents 2nd SUBTERRANEAN Monthly Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

terraNOVA Collective is proud to present the second SUBTERRANEAN, a new monthly party at the D-Lounge, a cabaret-style venue at 101 East 15th Street at Union Square. terraNOVA Collective strives to create a creative home for artists from a variety of different genre's. As the newest addition to terraNOVA's residency at the DR2 Theatre & D-Lounge, SUBTERRANEAN presents a variety of monthly performances including spoken word, music, burlesque, magic, storytelling, short play readings, vaudeville acts, and DJ's.' The line up for Thursday, February 5 will include slam poet, Roger Bonair-Agard, Maya Azucena & Vanessa Hidary performing excerpts from their show, Culture Bandit Soul, and DJ Popcorn spinning tunes for you. SUBTERRANEAN curator, James Carter says, 'We are happy to have Maya Azucena and Vanessa Hidary perform excerpts form their show Culture Bandit Soul, whose full performance was canceled due to the shuttering of The Zipper Factory's doors. These fierce women, along with National Slam Champion, Roger Bonair-Agard and DJ Popcorn of dancelikeforever fame, will blow the roof off the Daryl Roth Theater.' (more...)

terraNOVA Collective Presents 10 DAYS, Now thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Vanessa Hidary, best known as the Hebrew Mamita and for her work on Russell Simmons 'Def Poetry Jam' on HBO, returns to the stage with her comedic solo show 10 DAYS. Written and performed by Vanessa Hidary and directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman, this limited engagement will run today, Dec 3 - 13 at the New Ohio Theatre. 10 DAYS is being presented by terraNOVA Collective, a soloNOVA ARTS workshop as part of the New Ohio Theatre's Producers' Club 2013. (more...)

Public Theater Presents 'COUNTY OF KINGS' Running 1/7-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with American Place Theater is pleased to present COUNTY OF KINGS: the beautiful struggle, running January 7-18 at The Public Theater as part of UNDER THE RADAR 2009. (more...)

Lemon Andersen at Joe's Pub on August 18th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2008

Joe's Pub presents LEMON ANDERSEN: The Beautiful Struggle on Monday, August 18. (more...)