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Cicely Tyson won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Best known for her ground-breaking double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in "The Autobiography of Miss ... (read more)
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Cicely Tyson won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 2014 television movie version. Best known for her ground-breaking double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in "The Autobiography of Miss ... (read more)
Vinie Burrows Joins The Cast Of Mint Theater's World Premiere CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY: LOVE STORIESVinie Burrows Joins The Cast Of Mint Theater's World Premiere CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY: LOVE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced the first cast member for the World Premiere pairing of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, a program of short plays adapted from stories by two of the world's greatest authors, Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (Conflict, Yours Unfaithfully). (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley and Penny Fuller Will Star In Reading Of WHARTON/WILLIAMSElizabeth Ashley and Penny Fuller Will Star In Reading Of WHARTON/WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. (more...)

MADAM SECRETARY Announces Series Finale Guest StarsMADAM SECRETARY Announces Series Finale Guest Stars
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

The series finale of MADAM SECRETARY will feature a host of esteemed guest stars who will help celebrate the critically acclaimed series' six-year run. The episode will air Sunday, Dec. 8 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

MADAM SECRETARY Reveals Series Finale Guest StarsMADAM SECRETARY Reveals Series Finale Guest Stars
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

he series finale of MADAM SECRETARY will feature a host of esteemed guest stars who will help celebrate the critically acclaimed series' six-year run. The episode will air Sunday, Dec. 8 (10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

getTV Announces Fifth Annual MOST WONDERFUL MONTH OF THE YEARgetTV Announces Fifth Annual MOST WONDERFUL MONTH OF THE YEAR
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

getTV kicks off its fifth annual “Most Wonderful Month of the Year” Christmas programming celebration beginning November 17 with classic holiday-themed variety shows, movies and sitcom episodes that will delight viewers of all ages with the spirit of the season. (more...)

Joel Grey Set to Host 2019 Theater Hall of Fame CeremonyJoel Grey Set to Host 2019 Theater Hall of Fame Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Tony and Oscar-winning Joel Grey will be hosting the 49th annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater induction ceremony Monday, November 18 at the Gershwin Theatre. (more...)

OWN's CHERISH THE DAY From Ava DuVernay Achieves Full Gender ParityOWN's CHERISH THE DAY From Ava DuVernay Achieves Full Gender Parity
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's anticipated new romantic anthology drama “Cherish the Day” from award-winning creator Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us”) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, achieved full gender parity with a production crew of over 50% women, including 18 female department heads.  (more...)

Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year WinnersStephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions. (more...)

Princess Grace Awards Gala To Honor Actress Bernadette Peters With The Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Awards Gala To Honor Actress Bernadette Peters With The Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced that three-time Tony award recipient and Golden Globe winning actress Bernadette Peters will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding artistry and exemplary philanthropic give-back. The 37th Annual Princess Grace Awards Gala will be held on November 25, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Plays The Roxy Regional Theatre, September 20 - October 5THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Plays The Roxy Regional Theatre, September 20 - October 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, proudly announces its 4th annual World Alive! Celebration. The fundraising event will honor Cicely Tyson with ArtsEmerson's inaugural Decade Award which will be presented every ten years to an artist that best represents the goals of ArtsEmerson for a performance in the preceding decade. Cicely Tyson reprised her Tony Award-winning performance as the feisty and funny Carrie Watts in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's beloved American classic The Trip to Bountiful at ArtsEmerson in 2014. World Alive! Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 200 Boylston Street in Boston, tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.ArtsEmerson.org. (more...)

ArtsEmerson Announces The 4th Annual WORLD ALIVE! Celebration Honoring Cicely TysonArtsEmerson Announces The 4th Annual WORLD ALIVE! Celebration Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, proudly announces its 4th annual World Alive! Celebration. The fundraising event will honor Cicely Tyson with ArtsEmerson's inaugural Decade Award which will be presented every ten years to an artist that best represents the goals of ArtsEmerson for a performance in the preceding decade. Cicely Tyson reprised her Tony Award-winning performance as the feisty and funny Carrie Watts in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote's beloved American classic The Trip to Bountiful at ArtsEmerson in 2014. World Alive! Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 200 Boylston Street in Boston, tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.ArtsEmerson.org. (more...)

Cicely Tyson Joins Cast of Ava DuVernay's New Anthology Series on OWNCicely Tyson Joins Cast of Ava DuVernay's New Anthology Series on OWN
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that award-winning screen legend Cicely Tyson has joined the cast of filmmaker Ava DuVernay's new anthology series “Cherish the Day,” her second series on the network since creating the acclaimed “Queen Sugar.” (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Presents Its Final Show Of The Season, BEAUAdirondack Theatre Presents Its Final Show Of The Season, BEAU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Adirondack Theatre Festival Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, announces the fourth and final show of the season, Beau, by Douglas Lyons & Ethan D. Pakchar. The show runs August 3 - 9, 2019 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY. The leading professional theatre in the Capital Region, ATF wraps up a successful 25th season with Beau at the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Billy Porter, FOSSE/VERDON, Rachel Brosnahan Nominated for 2019 EMMY AWARDSBilly Porter, FOSSE/VERDON, Rachel Brosnahan Nominated for 2019 EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Celebrity presenters Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden announced the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards on July 16, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Patrick Gaffney of THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER at 42nd Street MoonBWW Interview: Michael Patrick Gaffney of THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER at 42nd Street Moon
by Jim Munson - Jun 25, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is currently presenting the final production of its 2018-2019 season, Michael Patrick Gaffney's original one-man show 'The Oldest Living Cater Waiter.' Written and performed by Gaffney, it offers up delicious insights into his complicated and hilarious careers as both a professional actor and a high-end waiter to the stars. A longtime 'Moonie,' Gaffney recently spoke by phone with BroadwayWorld about the show's creative journey and the joys and challenges of his dual career path. (more...)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington To Premiere On TNTAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington To Premiere On TNT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Tune-in to see Hollywood's elite salute Denzel Washington with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award, America's highest honor for a career in film. Washington's closest friends and collaborators Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Spike Lee, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts, Cicely Tyson and more will celebrate his life and career, sharing never-before-heard stories of their personal experiences with the legendary actor over the past four decades. The special will also feature a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson, singing a powerful rendition of Sam Cooke's classic, 1964 civil-rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come." (more...)

Andre De Shields Will Host LPTW's Rachel Crothers Leadership Award LuncheonAndre De Shields Will Host LPTW's Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, is pleased to announce that 2019 Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) will host their inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon to honor Donna Walker-Kuhne, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-3pm at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). The event will also feature a special performance by LaChanze (2006 Tony Award winner for The Color Purple; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Tickets: Members $95; Non-Members $125.00; VIP tickets $175 (includes journal ad); VIP table $1,700 (with a journal ad). For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.theatrewomen.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHERVIDEO: Learn the Clarence Avant Story in the Trailer for THE BLACK GODFATHER
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2019

For decades, the world's most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians have turned to a single man for advice during the most pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including Grammy Award® winners, Hall of Famers, a Heavyweight Champion of the World and two U.S. Presidents. That man is Clarence Avant. (more...)

A&E Network Celebrates the Lives of Two American Icons with New Compelling BIOGRAPHY SpecialsA&E Network Celebrates the Lives of Two American Icons with New Compelling BIOGRAPHY Specials
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

A&E Network is celebrating the lives of two American icons, Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr., surrounding the anniversaries of their tragic deaths through two in-depth original documentaries airing under the celebrated 'Biography' banner. These comprehensive explorations of their lives include never before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with those closest to them. These two-hour documentaries, 'Biography: Farrah Fawcett Forever' and 'Biography: JFK Jr. - The Final Year' will air Tuesday, July 9 at 9pm ET/PT and Tuesday, July 16th at 9pm ET/PT respectively. (more...)

Presenters Announced for the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Denzel WashingtonPresenters Announced for the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Denzel Washington
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the first wave of guest presenters who will celebrate Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019, at a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles. Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman (2011 honoree), Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson will all be in attendance to pay tribute to Washington's life and work. In addition, multitalented film, television and music video artist Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) will receive the 2019 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, recognizing her extraordinary creative talents.   (more...)

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