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Akosua Busia was born into the Yefri Royal House of Wenchi in Ghana, West Africa. She is the youngest daughter of former First Lady, Mrs. Naa Morkor Busia, and the Honorable Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana. Akosua is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nettie in The Color ... (read more)
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Akosua Busia was born into the Yefri Royal House of Wenchi in Ghana, West Africa. She is the youngest daughter of former First Lady, Mrs. Naa Morkor Busia, and the Honorable Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, former Prime Minister of Ghana. Akosua is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Nettie in The Color ... (read more)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Communications Group's 2016 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just honored playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel at their gala, last night at New York's Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 5
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the fourth batch of arrivals below, including Jonathan Groff, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Jeff Daniels, Daveed Diggs, Andy Mientus, Michael Arden, Lupita Nyong'o, Glenn Close, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Shines Bright at STARS IN THE ALLEY!
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including the casts of Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Bright Star, Chicago, The Color Purple, Disaster!, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, LES MISERABLES, Matilda The Musical, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Something Rotten!, Tuck Everlasting, Waitress, and Wicked. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 6, 2016

Just last night, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') hosted the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last night, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Saycon Sengbloh Is Over the Moon About Her ECLIPSED Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2016

ECLIPSED marks Saycon Sengbloh's eighth Broadway production, and yet it is the first time that she's gotten to show what she's got in a non-musical role. Well now she has earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her portrayal of 'Wife #1' and she couldn't be more thrilled about it! (more...)

Broadway's Annual Outdoor Concert STARS IN THE ALLEY Held Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY®, presented by United Airlines, takes place today, Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

Alfie Boe, Danny Burstein, Billy Porter Among Performers Set for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY®, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - The Nominees React - UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

We've caught Tony fever here at BroadwayWorld.com, and it's spreading! Follow us on BWW throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more! (more...)

Broadway's ECLIPSED Honors Abducted Women of #BringBackOurGirls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, April 15, 2016, the Broadway play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira - a story about the navigation of five women through the vicious Liberian civil war - observed a moment of silence during the curtain call to honor of the hundreds of missing girls who, in 2014 were abducted by members of Boko Haram, a terrorist group, at the Chibok school in Northern Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Pledges To 'Love Our Girls'
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

Born on February 14th, the actor/playwright is asking people to dedicate the 14th of every month to making people aware of everyday atrocities against girls. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o 'Enjoying Every Moment' of Broadway Debut
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by today's "LIVE" today to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about making her Broadway debut in ECLIPSED. (more...)

VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Pulls April Fools Day Prank on Cast-Mates
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

The Oscar-winner has a little fun with the other members of ECLIPSED's superb acting ensemble. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (more...)

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