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Vintage Theatre Productions Presents The Regional Premiere of THE INHERITANCE Next Mo Photo Vintage Theatre Productions Presents The Regional Premiere of THE INHERITANCE Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2023

The Inheritance transposes EM Forster's novel Howard's End to 21st Century New York.  Decades after the AIDS epidemic, three generations of gay men grapple with the tragedy of their past and what it means for their future. This two-part epic explores healing, class divide and what it means to call a place home.

Taraji P. Henson to Lead Film Adaption of Alessandro Camon's TIME ALONE Play Photo Taraji P. Henson to Lead Film Adaption of Alessandro Camon's TIME ALONE Play
by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2022

Taraji P. Henson is set to star in a film adaption of Alessandro Camon’s acclaimed play, Time Alone. Producers include Todd Black and Suzanne Warren. The play originally ran at Theatre 2 at the Los Angeles Theatre Center 2017 starring Tonya Pinkins and Alex Hernandez.

Producers of TICK, TICK... BOOM!, WEST SIDE STORY & More Nominated for 2022 PGA Award Photo Producers of TICK, TICK... BOOM!, WEST SIDE STORY & More Nominated for 2022 PGA Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

Today, the Producers Guild of America announced nominations in the Motion Pictures and Television categories for the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza.

Netflix & The Grammy Museum Present MA RAINEY: MOTHER OF THE BLUES Photo Netflix & The Grammy Museum Present MA RAINEY: MOTHER OF THE BLUES
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 8, 2021

An inspiring tribute to the artist herself, Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues takes a deeper look at the real Ma Rainey — an incredible musician and pioneer, way ahead of her time, who overcame obstacles dealing with rights to her music, her sexuality, and her worth as a female in the 1920’s struggling to keep her band together.

Viola Davis Wins Desert Palm Achievement Award for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Photo Viola Davis Wins Desert Palm Achievement Award for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 8, 2021

For her leading role in the film adaptation of August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' Viola Davis has been honored by the Palm Springs Film Festival with the Desert Palm Achievement Award. 

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Named One of Barack Obama's Top Films of 2020 Photo MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Named One of Barack Obama's Top Films of 2020
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 21, 2020

Former president Barack Obama recently released his annual list of favorite things of 2020, including films, TV shows, and music. Included on this year's list is 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' which was released on Netflix Friday, December 18th.

VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Photo VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Viola reveals her favorite Christmas song, and talks about the moment she realized she was going to be an actress, her mom inviting 40 extra people to her wedding, her new movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late great Chadwick Boseman, getting an amazing note and gifts from Oprah, her ten-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, and her husband’s birthday falling on December 24th.

Review Roundup: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM on Netflix, Starring Viola Davis & Chadwick  Photo Review Roundup: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM on Netflix, Starring Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 17, 2020

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is coming! Netflix will release the film adaptation of August Wilson's play on December 18th. Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman star.

VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Photo VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2020

Viola Davis stars alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' coming to Netflix on December 18th.

VIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Photo VIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2020

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.

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VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Viola Davis Talks About Playing Ma Rainey on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Viola reveals her favorite Christmas song, and talks about the moment she realized she was going to be an actress, her mom inviting 40 extra people to her wedding, her new movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late great Chadwick Boseman, getting an amazing note and gifts from Oprah, her ten-year-old daughter’s Christmas list, and her husband’s birthday falling on December 24th.

VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a First Look at Viola Davis in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2020

Viola Davis stars alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' coming to Netflix on December 18th.

VIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Videoplay
VIDEO: See Chadwick Boseman & Viola Davis in the Trailer for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2020

Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.

VIDEO: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Star in the First Trailer for THE UPSIDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Star in the First Trailer for THE UPSIDE

by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2018

The first trailer for The Upside, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, has been released. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. Watch her moving acceptance speech below!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Opens Up About His New Film FENCES
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 12, 2017

On today's GMA, Denzel Washington stopped by to talk about his new film FENCES and also discusses his night at the Golden Globes. Watch the appearance below!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis in All-New Trailer for FENCES
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 25, 2016

Paramount has today shared the new official teaser trailer for FENCES, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016. Get a first look below!

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Star in Film Adaptation of FENCES
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 27, 2016

The first official trailer for FENCES, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis has arrived. Directed by Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, the film is adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington & More in Official Trailer for THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 18, 2016

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, in theaters September 23rd.