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Bio:
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 complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 complete bio)
Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Reprise His Role of Billy Flynn in CHICAGO on Broadway Photo Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Reprise His Role of Billy Flynn in CHICAGO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Cuba Gooding Jr. will step into the role of Billy Flynn, beginning Saturday, October 6, 2018 through Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Sidekick Theatre Presents Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAME Photo Sidekick Theatre Presents Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Sidekick Theatre kicks off their fifth season with The Gin Game which will be presented September 7 through September 22, 2018 at The Ives Auditorium, 11411 Masonic Home Drive in Bloomington. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, at 7:30pm.

New Play By Carrie Robbins THE DRAGON GRISWYND To Play The New City's Dream Up Festiv Photo New Play By Carrie Robbins THE DRAGON GRISWYND To Play The New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

THE DRAGON GRISWYND, a new play by Carrie Robbins - the playwright and Tony-nominated costume designer - will be presented at Theatre for the New City (155 First Ave.) in the East Village this summer, with performances scheduled September 6-16 as part of TNC's Dream Up Festival.

THE DRAGON GRISWYND Comes to the Theater For The New City Photo THE DRAGON GRISWYND Comes to the Theater For The New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

A playful, and poignant fairy tale for all ages, THE DRAGON GRISWYND by Carrie Robbins will have its world premier in the Community Space Theater at The Theater for the New City, Crystal Field (Artistic Director), as part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival, committed to wide-ranging, original theatrical visions. THE DRAGON GRISWYND is based on a story by RDRobbins.

Fashion Designer Amsale Aberra Will Be Honored by Harlem School of the Arts Photo Fashion Designer Amsale Aberra Will Be Honored by Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

American designer Amsale Aberra will be honored posthumously for her contributions to the world of couture by the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center for the Arts. She will receive the Visionary Lineage Award and is among several high profiled members of the artistic community, whose contributions will be acknowledged during the organization's 2018 Masquerade Ball and After Party, to be held at the New York Plaza Hotel on October 22nd.

Disney/ABC Television Earns 39 2018 Emmy Award Nominations Photo Disney/ABC Television Earns 39 2018 Emmy Award Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Disney|ABC Television received a total of 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, it was announced today by the Television Academy. ABC received 31 nominations; ABC Studios collected 14; and Disney Channels received five.

The 2018 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raised Over $1 Million For Educational Programs &  Photo The 2018 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raised Over $1 Million For Educational Programs & Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2018 Lincoln Center engagement continued last night with the star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala. The one-night-only benefit performance and party featured Honorary Chair Jussie Smollett, who stars on Fox's Empire and recently released his debut album, Sum of My Music. The evening honored Vikas Kapoor and Ailey Trustee Jaishri Kapoor for their remarkable support of the Ailey organization and their dedication to Ailey's educational initiatives. Gala Co-Chairs were Stephen Meringoff & Kim Charlton, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, and Daria L. & Eric. J. Wallach; and Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Robyn & N. Anthony Coles, Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer. Over $1 million was raised to support Ailey's extensive educational and training programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School.

Peter Bogyo to Demystify Theatre's Most Important And Least Understood Role Photo Peter Bogyo to Demystify Theatre's Most Important And Least Understood Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Join Broadway General Manager Peter Bogyo in conversation with Tony Award-winning Producer Margot Astrachan as they discuss the nitty-gritty of the business side of show business. Bogyo will offer fascinating and entertaining glimpses into the inner workings of the normally closed world of theatrical general management. You can also expect some personal anecdotes and bits of theatrical lore. This evening will offer invaluable insight not only to fledgling general managers but to producers, writers, actors... anyone who is interested in the hows and whys of what happens in theatre before the curtain goes up.

Ailey's 2018 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins June 13 Photo Ailey's 2018 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a five-day, seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater from June 13-17.

Bay Street Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For The World Premiere Of FELLOW  Photo Bay Street Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For The World Premiere Of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS, a new play by Jack Canfora, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will run as the first show in Bay Street Theater's 2018 Mainstage Season, from May 29 - June 17, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now, and tickets are also still available as part of a Mainstage Subscription. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org.

TDF Open Doors to Present 2018 Graduation Photo TDF Open Doors to Present 2018 Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 4 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).  

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 8- Condola Rashad Hits the 2017 Tony Red Carpet! Photo VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 8- Condola Rashad Hits the 2017 Tony Red Carpet!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2018

On Day 8, we celebrate Best Leading Actress in a Play nominee, Condola Rashad, who is being recognized for her work in the religious drama, Saint Joan.

Bay Street Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For The World Premiere Of FELLOW  Photo Bay Street Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For The World Premiere Of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS, a new play by Jack Canfora, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will run as the first show in Bay Street Theater's 2018 Mainstage Season, from May 29 - June 17, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now, and tickets are also still available as part of a Mainstage Subscription. To purchase tickets and subscriptions, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org.

BET Networks Powers Black Influence with Slate of New Original Scripted Series, Cultu Photo BET Networks Powers Black Influence with Slate of New Original Scripted Series, Culture-Defining Specials & All-Star Talent
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

BET Networks announced today its upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year programming slate. Now, more than ever, black culture is powering every area of mainstream from politics and social media to music and fashion. As the #1 Cable Network for African American viewers 18-49 for 17 consecutive years, BET is omnipresent in its influence of all aspects of pop culture with new original series and specials, featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars and influencers, both in front and behind the camera. From Dwayne Johnson, T.I., Will Packer, En Vogue, SWV, Salt, Pepa, Spinderella, Swizz Beatz, Tracey Edmonds and more, BET is raising the bar on premium programming content and will deliver 21% more original programming than last year. From engaging new provocative series, to culture-defining mega-specials, BET continues to entertain, empower and engage its audiences.

Cicely Tyson Honored At AT&T Campaign Around Connectivity In The Wake Of The 50th Ann Photo Cicely Tyson Honored At AT&T Campaign Around Connectivity In The Wake Of The 50th Anniversary Of Dr. King's Assassination
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

AT&T hosted its 2nd annual The Humanity of Connection at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday, March 15th celebrating the power of human connectivity and the technologies that chronicle and connect the remarkable achievements of African Americans.

Stage and Screen Legend Cicely Tyson to Be Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony at  Photo Stage and Screen Legend Cicely Tyson to Be Honored with Hand & Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Turner Classic Movies will honor Cicely Tyson with a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood during the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 27, Variety reports.

Essence Shares Behind The Scenes Of Thursday's Crossover Of SCANDAL & HOW TO GET AWAY Photo Essence Shares Behind The Scenes Of Thursday's Crossover Of SCANDAL & HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Essence Shares Behind The Scenes Of Thursday's Crossover Of SCANDAL & HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Official: Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall To Join Cuba Gooding Photo Official: Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall To Join Cuba Gooding Jr In CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall will be joining Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, in the multi award-winning CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5¬Ĺ-year absence from London, CHICAGO, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Monday 26 March 2018.

BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE: The Story Of The Tuskegee Airmen Enlightens And Educates Photo BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE: The Story Of The Tuskegee Airmen Enlightens And Educates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Vibrantly energetic and emotionally captivating, Black Angels Over Tuskegee  enlightens and educates Off-Broadway audiences in its 9th year! The award-winning, historical docudrama is a narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become the first aviators in the United States Army Air Forces during a tumultuous era of racial segregation and Jim Crow idealism in twentieth century American history.  Black Angels Over Tuskegee, which is inspired by true events, is currently showcased  Saturday Nights at 8pm,  February 17- March 17 at the Actors Temple Theatre at 339 W. 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. 

Paley Center Announces 'African-American Achievements in Television: A Black History  Photo Paley Center Announces 'African-American Achievements in Television: A Black History Month Spotlight'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

In 1965 a sheriff's posse on horseback trampled peaceful protesters seeking voting rights for black citizens. The following day the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to the assembled news media: "We are here to say to the white men that no longer will we let them use clubs on us in the dark corners.

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