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THE FIRST FAMILY


The First Family, a sitcom about an African American family that resides in The White House.

The First Family cast includes Christopher P. Duncan (The Jamie Foxx Show) as President William Johnson; Kellita Smith as First Lady Katherine Johnson; Gladys Knight as his mother; Marla Gibbs as the First Lady

BWW Interview: Tsemaye Bob-Egbe Talks PIPPIN at the Garden Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Tsemaye Bob-Egbe Talks PIPPIN at the Garden Theatre
by Laura Fuller - September 25, 2020

Tsemaye is a Nigerian-born, London-based West End performer. She most recently starred in the World Premiere of a?oeTina: The Tina Turner Musicala?? at the Aldwych Theatre where she performed as Alline Bullock/Ikette, also understudying and performing the role of Tina Turner. Other credits include J...
One Night Records To Open UK's First Socially Distanced Immersive Live Music Event LO Photo One Night Records To Open UK's First Socially Distanced Immersive Live Music Event LOCKDOWN TOWN
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020

It's just one week to go until the a?oesecret cinema for musica??, One Night Records, opens its doors for the very first time on Friday, 2 October 2020. ...
PlayhouseLive Presents Bob Baker Marionette Theater's THE CIRCUS Photo PlayhouseLive Presents Bob Baker Marionette Theater's THE CIRCUS
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces the premiere of Family Entertainment on PlayhouseLive with the Bob Baker Marionette Theater's production of The Circus.   ...
EnActe Arts Announces LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER FROM PRISON Photo EnActe Arts Announces LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER FROM PRISON
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020

Bay Area based EnActe Arts will present a virtual adaptation of Letters to a Daughter from Prison, a play by Lavonne Mueller based on the letters between Jawaharlal Nehru and his adolescent daughter Indira, written between 1930 and 1942, before he became Indiaa??s first Prime Minister. ...
National Touring Company Of CATS Reunites For 'With Love, Now And Forever: CATS4COVID Photo National Touring Company Of CATS Reunites For 'With Love, Now And Forever: CATS4COVIDRELIEF'
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020

Nearly 35 years after their first performance, the touring cast of CATS (National 3) has reunited for a very special virtual theatrical event, WITH LOVE, NOW AND FOREVER! CATS4COVIDRELIEF, a fundraiser for the Broadway Cares Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which supports The Actors Fund....
Ojai Film Festival Announces Winning Screenplay For 2020 Photo Ojai Film Festival Announces Winning Screenplay For 2020
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

a?oeImmigrants,a?? a richly detailed story of family struggle and survival from Nazi Germany to the melting pot of New York, won Best Screenplay for the upcoming Ojai Film Festival. The honor includes a Zoom-style table read by professional actors directed by Valerie Alexander, on Sunday, November 8...
Silent Theatre Co. Announces Two New Ensemble Members and More Photo Silent Theatre Co. Announces Two New Ensemble Members and More
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Silent Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the expansion of its ensemble with two new members: Robyn Coffin and Phillip Lewis. Robyn Coffin has been working with STC since its inception and Phillip Lewis has done so for the last decade. Both members have proven to be invaluable to the company an...
Pasadena Playhouse Announces Programming For PLAYHOUSELIVE Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces Programming For PLAYHOUSELIVE
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse announces Fall Programming for PlayhouseLive, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit streaming platform to showcase theatrical productions to a national and international audience, launching online September 30. With the continuation of the Playhouse's efforts as the State Theater of Calif...
FRIGID New York Presents FRIGID FRIDAYS Photo FRIGID New York Presents FRIGID FRIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

A showcase of FRIGID's socially-distant. FRIGID Fridays may include music, storytelling, sketch, clowning, cooking, and more. The lineup changes every show, so tune in - you may just find your new favorite performer.  ...
Composer George Lewis Releases World Premiere Recording Of 'Rainbow Family' Photo Composer George Lewis Releases World Premiere Recording Of 'Rainbow Family'
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

On Friday, October 30, 2020, composer George Lewis releases the 1984 recording of his Rainbow Family, one of the first live electronics works ever performed at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), on Carrier Records. The tracks were recorded during three days of l...
BWW Interview: Bianca Butler Reynolds, Brisbane-Based Actor, Playwright, Academic and Photo BWW Interview: Bianca Butler Reynolds, Brisbane-Based Actor, Playwright, Academic and Theatremaker
by Virag Dombay - September 24, 2020

Next up on my local artists interview segment is the wonderful Bianca Butler Reynolds. She is Brisbane-based actor, playwright, theatre-maker and academic. She is a founding partner and co-Artistic Director of Minola Theatre, with production credits including Love you hate you drive you wild, Highwa...
The Royal Conservatory Of Music And S.N.A.P. Films Inc. Present THE MUSIC FROM THE CU Photo The Royal Conservatory Of Music And S.N.A.P. Films Inc. Present THE MUSIC FROM THE CUBAN
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

To replace the originally scheduled Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodríguez Band and Pedrito Martínez Group concert on October 24, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, has programed a special concert and free livestream, Music from The Cuban, featuring Hilario Durán, on the same date....
1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creato Photo 1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creators 
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of ...
Houston Symphony October In-Person & Livestream Performances Photo Houston Symphony October In-Person & Livestream Performances
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

The Houston Symphony announces October concert programs for its Classical, Bank of America POPS, and BBVA Family Series as in-person performances for subscribers and weekly livestreaming to ticketed home audiences continue. ...
Westport Country Playhouse Presents PLAYHOUSE AT THE DRIVE-IN Benefit Event Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents PLAYHOUSE AT THE DRIVE-IN Benefit Event
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Westport Country Playhouse will present a?oePlayhouse at the Drive-in,a?? a one-night-only benefit event and screening of special filmed performances and a short-form documentary celebrating the theater's 90-season history, on Saturday, October 17, at the Remarkable Theater Drive-in, 47 Imperial Ave...
Negro Ensemble Presents A Virtual 10 Minute Play Competition in October Photo Negro Ensemble Presents A Virtual 10 Minute Play Competition in October
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

On Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will live stream the second installment of its NEC Zoom Short Play Series, 'This World Was Made for All Men--And Women,' a ten-minute play competition to be live streamed from Contra Studios, 122 W. 26th Street, Manhattan.  ...
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller and More to Perform on NJPAC Virt Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller and More to Perform on NJPAC Virtual Gala
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Broadway's favorite leading man, will headline an inspiring celebration of American song at NJPAC's annual Spotlight Gala @ Home on October 3. The concert portion of the evening, American Songbook at NJPAC will be broadcast on NJTV and njtvonline.org at 7PM EST....
Chicago Philharmonic Fall Programming Starts October 4 Photo Chicago Philharmonic Fall Programming Starts October 4
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Chicago Philharmonic's 31st Season: Together safely brings beloved symphonic and chamber music to Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds in virtual Fall a?oeHear it Togethera?? series and two socially-distanced, outdoor chamber concerts. ...
Composer George Lewis Releases World Premiere Recording Of Rainbow Family On Carrier Photo Composer George Lewis Releases World Premiere Recording Of Rainbow Family On Carrier Records
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

On Friday, October 30, 2020, composer George Lewis releases the 1984 recording of his Rainbow Family, one of the first live electronics works ever performed at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), on Carrier Records....
See October Highlights from HBO Max Photo See October Highlights from HBO Max
by TV News Desk - September 24, 2020

Start sweater weather season off right with exciting new original series and A-list blockbuster movies coming this October to HBO Max. ...
New Victory Theater Building to Remain Closed Through Spring of 2021 Photo New Victory Theater Building to Remain Closed Through Spring of 2021
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Russell Granet, President & CEO of New 42nd Street has released a statement, sharing that the New Victory Theater building will remain closed through Spring of 2021....
Morgan Books Announces The Release Of MADI GOES TO VIRTUAL SCHOOL Photo Morgan Books Announces The Release Of MADI GOES TO VIRTUAL SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, 'Madi Goes to Virtual School' by author Rob Morgan....
DIDIRRI Anticipated New EP Out Tomorrow Photo DIDIRRI Anticipated New EP Out Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - September 24, 2020

Didirri’s guide to listening to Sold For Sale: “Take a brisk walk in the sunshine for the first four tracks, then listen to the next two in your room as your heart rate goes down, and then, finally, close your eyes and lie down for the closing track and let it wash over you.”...
Listen to Mo Brady on THE THEATRE PODCAST WITH ALAN SEALES Photo Listen to Mo Brady on THE THEATRE PODCAST WITH ALAN SEALES
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2020

After spending years as an actor, choreographer, and director in Seattle and NYC, this performer found major inspiration while working as part of the ensemble of The Addams Family musical, and shares how he decided to showcase this community through The Ensemblist. ...
VIDEO: Watch a Preview of the New Edition of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Photo VIDEO: Watch a Preview of the New Edition of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
by Stage Tube - September 24, 2020

New town. New secrets. New Little Liars....