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Redhouse Announces 2019-20 Season Led By Artistic Director Hunter Foster Including RENT, GOD OF CARNAGE, and More!Redhouse Announces 2019-20 Season Led By Artistic Director Hunter Foster Including RENT, GOD OF CARNAGE, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Redhouse Artistic Director, Hunter Foster, has announced his inaugural, 2019-20 Main Stage Season featuring several Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning productions, packed with heart, humanity, and humor, and sure to delight audiences of all ages. The theme of the season will be 'the exploration of family and how its different forms navigate the spectrum of the American experience.' Hunter Foster, who was named '2018 Director of the Year' by the Wall Street Journal, will oversee all aspects of the entire season including, budgeting, casting, directing and more. Redhouse audiences will be treated to a much more immersive theatre experience as Foster plans to utilize the versatility of the theatres to create different audience configurations including a 'thrust space' and 'theatre in the round.' (more...)

Hasan Minhaj Discusses PATRIOT ACT at February 28 TimesTalksHasan Minhaj Discusses PATRIOT ACT at February 28 TimesTalks
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to host a conversation between 'The Daily Show' alumnus and Peabody Award-winning comic Hasan Minhaj and The New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb on February 28. (more...)

BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDSBLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Kenny Leon Reminds Us: Take You With You Wherever You GoBWW Review: Kenny Leon Reminds Us: Take You With You Wherever You Go
by William Statham - Feb 11, 2019

Few directors working today can honestly say that their careers span so many genres of the entertainment industry. Live television. Theatre. The list goes on and on. But Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon can easily claim such an honor. With a resume spanning three decades, Leon has more than proven his place as one of the American theatre's most preeminent and prolific directors. Most recently represented on Broadway with his acclaimed production of American Son (starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale and soon to be filmed for an upcoming release on Netflix), Leon has proved time and again to be a director for a new generation, impressing upon his audiences the importance of racial matters in our country. And now, he humbly shares his success in a memoir entitled Take You Wherever You Go (released in 2018 from Grand Central Publishing), in which he shares his deep passion for directing through the lens of his humble upbringings in Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, Florida. (more...)

Ken Jeong Discusses His Comedy Special At February 21 TimesTalksKen Jeong Discusses His Comedy Special At February 21 TimesTalks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to host a conversation between comedian and actor Ken Jeong and The New York Times on February 21. (more...)

Beyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, And Lebron James Nominated For NAACP Entertainer Of The YearBeyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, And Lebron James Nominated For NAACP Entertainer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Voting opens today for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Award, the winner to be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre.  The five nominees are: Beyoncé, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James. (more...)

MACRO Lodge At Sundance Film Festival Concludes Four Days Of Programming To Champion Diversity, Inclusion And People Of ColorMACRO Lodge At Sundance Film Festival Concludes Four Days Of Programming To Champion Diversity, Inclusion And People Of Color
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

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Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!Public Theater's 2019 Shakespeare in the Park Season Will Include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CORIOLANUS and HERCULES!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2019 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joseph Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. (more...)

The Paley Center Announces SHAPING OUR NATION'S STORY: AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN TELEVISIONThe Paley Center Announces SHAPING OUR NATION'S STORY: AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN TELEVISION
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

The Paley Center for Media will present Shaping Our Nation's Story: African- American Achievements in Television Presented by Citi from February 1-28. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Motown and the 100th birthday anniversary celebration of Jackie Robinson, this monthlong celebration will take place at the Paley Center's locations in New York City and Beverly Hills and will feature an interactive exhibit, family craft activities, education classes for high school students focusing on the civil rights movement, and screenings that take visitors on a nostalgic journey through the most significant African-American moments in television.  (more...)

New Dramatists Will Honor Nathan Lane At 2019 Spring LuncheonNew Dramatists Will Honor Nathan Lane At 2019 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor three-time Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane, with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14th at the New York Marriott Marquis. (more...)

NBC Orders Pilot Based on THE BONE COLLECTOR BooksNBC Orders Pilot Based on THE BONE COLLECTOR Books
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

NBC ordered a pilot of Lincoln, a drama based on the bestselling The Bone Collector series by Jeffery Deaver, according to Deadline. The book series had already been adapted into a film in 1999 that starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

As a salute to the late Penny Marshall and her iconic character Laverne, the Garry Marshall Theatre opens its doors and invites all ages to share in a 12-hour "Laverne & Shirley" marathon on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10:00 am-10:00 pm.   Information can be found by visiting www.garrymarshalltheatre.org.    (more...)

Photo Flash: Artist Series Concerts Opens 2019 Venice Series With FORBIDDEN BROADWAYPhoto Flash: Artist Series Concerts Opens 2019 Venice Series With FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota launches its 2019 Venice series season with "Forbidden Broadway," the long-running Off-Broadway musical revue where legends past and present meet with nimble satire in a hilarious roast of some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters, Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m., at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Way, Venice. The four-person parody, featuring a cast rich in Broadway and Off-Broadway experience, skewers such iconic shows as "Chicago," "Annie," "Les Miz," "The Lion King," and "Hamilton," and such celebrated performers as Liza Minelli, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and many more.  (more...)

Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST Comes to Pittsburgh PublicShakespeare's THE TEMPEST Comes to Pittsburgh Public
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

In her directorial debut here, Marya Sea Kaminski surprises with her magical and moving take on Shakespeare's classic. Starring Tamara Tunie as Prospero. (more...)

Tracie Thoms To Appear On ON THE ROCKS WITH ALEXANDER Radio ShowTracie Thoms To Appear On ON THE ROCKS WITH ALEXANDER Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Broadway's Falsettos and RENT's Tracie Thoms will appear on iHeartRadio/United Broadcasting Network's On the Rocks with Alexander radio show, Tuesday January 8th at 7pmPST/10pmEST for an in-depth chat about her career in stage, TV and film.  (more...)

John Krasinski Discusses A QUIET PLACE with TimesTalks January 9John Krasinski Discusses A QUIET PLACE with TimesTalks January 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is proud to host a conversation between award-winning actor, screenwriter and director John Krasinski and New York Times reporter Steven Kurutz on January 9. (more...)

Broadway in the H.O.O.D to Debut A SOLDIER'S PLAYBroadway in the H.O.O.D to Debut A SOLDIER'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Broadway in the H.O.O.D will debut the Pulitzer Prize-winning whodunit, A Soldier's Play at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts' Troesh Theatre January 11, 2019 - January 13, 2019 for four dynamic performances. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/28: PARADE Reading, Kennedy Center Honors, and More!Wake Up With BWW 12/28: PARADE Reading, Kennedy Center Honors, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 28, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the star-studded cast is announced for an upcoming reading of Parade, watch the full Kennedy Center Honors, and more! (more...)

Giorgio's Makes It's Palm Springs Debut at Palm Springs Film Festival Thursday 1/3Giorgio's Makes It's Palm Springs Debut at Palm Springs Film Festival Thursday 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Giorgio's, A Modern Discotheque the legendary Hollywood nightclub will make it's desert debut on Thursday, January 3 @ 10:00pm, during the annual kick off for the Palm Springs Film Festival at the iconic MR. LYONS (233 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262). (more...)

The Best of the Best: The Shows that Ruled 2018The Best of the Best: The Shows that Ruled 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

As we count down the last days of 2018, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics this year. (more...)

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