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The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative Names Inaugural Recipients of the Hansberry Lilly Playwright Fellowship

The Lillys, under the leadership and vision of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and The Lillys Executive Director Julia Jordan, have named the inaugural recipients of the Hansberry Lilly Playwright Fellowship.

Lorraine Hansberry Statue Will Be on Display in Los Angeles This Summer

Today, The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative announced their plans for programming in Los Angeles that will take place during the summer, including two special installations of sculptor Alison Saar’s statue of Hansberry at Gloria Molina Grand Park from June 14th – June 30th and at the A C Bilbrew Library from July 7th – July 31st.

Photos: The Billie Holiday Theatre's 50th Anniversary Major Presentation BLACK GENIUS IN THE AMERICAN THEATER

See photos from The Billie Holiday Theatre's first major presentation of its 50th Anniversary season with the world premiere of  Black Genius in the American Theater: A Concert Reading.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of OHIO STATE MURDERS

Ohio State Murders officially opened last night on Broadway. Starring Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Ohio State Murders is the first show to play at the renamed and renovated James Earl Jones Theatre.

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of AIN'T NO MO'

See photos from the opening night red carpet of Ain't No Mo'! The cast includes Jordan E. Cooper as Peaches, Fedna Jacquet (Passenger #1), Marchánt Davis (Passenger #2), Shannon Matesky (Passenger #3), and more.

Photos: Stars Arrive at THE PIANO LESSON Opening Night

The best of Broadway was at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Thursday, where The Piano Lesson, directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, and Danielle Brooks, opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the arrivals and you can check out photos of Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more on the red carpet below!

FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed Forces for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Arts in the Armed Forces will present a reading of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning play FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Sideeq Heard, featuring original cast members from the successful off-Broadway co-production between The Public Theater and National Black Theatre ​​directed by Saheem Ali.

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights To TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cara Delevingne & More

Samuel Goldwyn Films has closed a deal with Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment ('ILBE') to acquire U.S. distribution rights to the star-studded female powered 'Tell it Like a Woman' featuring an esteemed group of female filmmakers and actors that includes Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Pauletta Washington, Cara Delevingne, and more.

Lynn Nottage & More to Take Part in the Launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader’s legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.

The Lilly Awards Foundation Announces The Launch Of The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative

Today, The Lillys announced the launch of the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which aims to honor the great American playwright and civil rights leader's legacy while investing in those following in her footsteps.

Photos: Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno & More on the Red Carpet at the Oscars

Check out photos of Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatriz, Jake Gyllenhaal, H.E.R., Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Jessie Buckley, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, Julianne Hough, Queen Latifah, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Latanya Richardson Jackson, John Leguizamo, Steven Spielberg, and more on the red carpet at the Oscars.

Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

Center Theatre Group Announces Schedule for July 12 �" July 18, 2021

Center Theatre Group in association with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television present “32 Acres,” a new uniquely enveloping outdoor soundwalk through Los Angeles State Historic Park offered July 14 through September 29, 2021, during park hours (8 am through sunset) at no cost through a free app in the Apple and Google app stores.

WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY & More Announced for CTG Digital Stage Schedule Week Of June 14

Center Theatre Group is marking the ninth anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) with “WET: A DACAmented Journey” written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Brisa Areli Muñoz. Alpharaoh's deeply personal work will be available free to the public on the Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage.

CTG Remembers George Floyd With A Poetic Short And Panel Discussion

Center Theatre Group remembers George Floyd with an exploration of his legacy and impact on America through a unique performance and discussion of his murder's influence on the American Theatre and the larger society. “George Floyd: The Father of the Reimagined America,” is based on a poem written by John Lee Gaston White, adapted for the screen by John Lee Gaston White and Lakisha May; and directed and produced by Lakisha May.

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING

The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.

GENIUS: ARETHA Premiere Events Will Feature a Special Performance by Cynthia Erivo

Nat Geo's GENIUS: ARETHA doesn't arrive until, March 21, but the network is planning to tease the show in a major way. The new series, led by Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, will host premiere multi-city drive-in screening events on March 11, featuring a special performance by Erivo herself.

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA.

Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Theatre Gala

At New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Sunday January 17, special guests will include Debbie Allen, Trazana Beverly, Mya Carter, Patrice Johnson Cevannes, Debbi Blackwell Cook, D.K. Dyson, Joseph Edwards, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ted Lange, Pauletta Washington, Kevin Maynor, S. Epatha Merskerson, Phylicia Rashad and more.

Cynthia Erivo Unveils Key Art for GENIUS: ARETHA

Cynthia Erivo marked her birthday by unveiling the exclusive key art to National Geographic’s critically acclaimed anthology series, GENIUS: ARETHA.

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