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Forest Whitaker is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Forest Whitaker is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied ... (read complete bio)
RESPECT, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Release Pushed Back to January 2021 Photo RESPECT, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Release Pushed Back to January 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

The upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, has pushed its release day back to January 15, 2021, during MLK weekend.

EPIX Greenlights Docuseries BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY: THE TIMES OF GODFATHER OF HA Photo EPIX Greenlights Docuseries BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY: THE TIMES OF GODFATHER OF HARLEM
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2020

 Premium television network EPIX® announced today the greenlight of By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem, a docuseries inspired by the music and subjects featured in its original series Godfather of Harlem.

BWW TV: RESPECT, con Jennifer Hudson, estrena nuevo trailer Photo BWW TV: RESPECT, con Jennifer Hudson, estrena nuevo trailer
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jul 2, 2020

Próximamente llegará a cines de todo el mundo RESPECT, el nuevo biopic sobre la leyenda de la canción Aretha Franklin, y Universal Studios ha publicado el primer teaser tráiler en español.

Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker & Mary J. Blige in R Photo Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker & Mary J. Blige in RESPECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the Official Teaser Trailer For RE Photo VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the Official Teaser Trailer For RESPECT
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2020

The official teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson!

VIDEO: X-MEN Cast Members Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and More Re Photo VIDEO: X-MEN Cast Members Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and More Reunite For GLOBAL GOAL: UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020

Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ryan Reynolds, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Liev Schreiber and Famke Janssen reunited as part of Global Goal: Unite For Our Future yesterday, June 27.

VIDEOS: Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and More Perform For Global Citizen's G Photo VIDEOS: Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and More Perform For Global Citizen's GLOBAL GOAL: UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2020

Today, Global Citizen brought together the world's most renowned artists for a two-hour concert special to drive action towards combating the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and marginalized communities.  

Billy Porter, Hugh Jackman, & More to Appear on GLOBAL GOAL: UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE ��" Photo Billy Porter, Hugh Jackman, & More to Appear on GLOBAL GOAL: UNITE FOR OUR FUTURE ��" THE CONCERT
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

 Hosted by Dwayne Johnson of a?oeThe Titan Games,a?? NBC will air the two-hour special a?oeGlobal Goal: Unite for Our Future a?" The Concerta?? on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 

CBS to Broadcast the BET AWARDS; Announces Nominations Photo CBS to Broadcast the BET AWARDS; Announces Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

Today, BET announces The a?oeBET Awardsa?? 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations.

VIDEO: Emma Roberts Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick ARRIVAL Photo VIDEO: Emma Roberts Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick ARRIVAL
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2020

Emma Roberts announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: ARRIVAL. 

INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO's James Lipton Has Died at 93 Photo INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO's James Lipton Has Died at 93
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that James Lipton, executive producer, writer, and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, has died at age 93.

Melissa Errico, Peggy Noonan and More are Coming to The Sheen Center This Spring Photo Melissa Errico, Peggy Noonan and More are Coming to The Sheen Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, has announced highlights of its 2020 Spring season, a rich mix of theater, film, music, author's nights, gallery exhibitions, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist and author Peggy Noonan; New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks, and Director of The Philanthropy Roundtable's Character Initiative and author Anne Snyder; Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ; a rousing evening of gospel music from Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem choir; celebrated composer and big bandleader Darcy James Argue plus the New England Conservatory Alumni Big Band; Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and multi-award winning New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik; singer, songwriter, and acclaimed clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso and vocalist from Beijing Wu Fei; and events tackling thought-provoking topical themes including justice in underserved communities, the protection of immigrants to America, and the inspiration of Sr. Thea Bowman and other Servants of God.

EPIX Renews GODFATHER OF HARLEM for Second Season Photo EPIX Renews GODFATHER OF HARLEM for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Premium cable network EPIX® announced today that Godfather of Harlem, its Forest Whitaker led, critically-acclaimed drama from ABC Signature Studios, which is a part of Disney Television Studios, will return for season two.  The 10-episode sophomore season, created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos) will commence production in New York later this year.

Joan Ryan To Debut New Solo Show This March At The Green Room 42 Photo Joan Ryan To Debut New Solo Show This March At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Joan Ryan, winner of BroadwayWorld's Top Artist Award and star of the hit cult musical RUTHLESS!, will debut a brand-new solo ONE NIGHT ONLY! on Saturday, March 7 at 9:30PM at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue). Her recent return to NYC has included appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center followed by a sold-out concert in 2019 at Birdland.

A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND Debuts Official Trailer Photo A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND Debuts Official Trailer
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Today, RTG Features and 1091 Media in partnership with SLAM, releases the official trailer and key art for the upcoming debut of A Kid From Coney Island - a soulful documentary based on the life of former NBA player, Stephon Marbury. The documentary is helmed by Executive Producers Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman. Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi, the producers of 2013's box office smash Fruitvale Station, are attached as producers as well as Jason Samuels. A Kid From Coney Island was directed by Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons, responsible for creative visuals for artists such as Kayne West, Christina Aguuilera, Erykah Badu, Pitbull and more.

Seattle's Opera Center Announces Activities For January-March Photo Seattle's Opera Center Announces Activities For January-March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

As the days get longer and Spring hits Seattle in the first quarter of 2020, The Opera Center bustles with free and low-cost activities for all ages. The mainstage operas attract big crowds Eugene Onegin (1/11 a?' 1/25) and Charlie Parker's Yardbird (2/22 a?' 3/7) at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. But, adjacent to McCaw Hall, is Seattle's newest education, artistic and civic space known as The Opera Center. This state-of-the-art facility opened to the public on December 15, 2018 and is accessible to everyone.

Effie T. Brown Named CEO of Gamechanger Photo Effie T. Brown Named CEO of Gamechanger
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Veteran producer Effie T. Brown (Dear White People, Project Greenlight, Real Women Have Curves) has been named the new CEO of Gamechanger, which launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women. Brown is broadening the fund's scope to include projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. Gamechanger is also expanding into television and digital content with a new, fully monetized development fund that will enable it to buy, option and develop IP for television, streaming and digital platforms.

RUTHLESS! Star Joan Ryan Returns To NYC With Brand-New Concert at The Green Room 42 Photo RUTHLESS! Star Joan Ryan Returns To NYC With Brand-New Concert at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Joan Ryan, winner of BroadwayWorld's Top Artist Award and star of the hit cult musical Ruthless!, will debut her brand new one-woman-show after performing last year in sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The one-night-only event will take place on Saturday March 7 at 9:30PM at The Green Room 42.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in First-Look at RESPECT Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in First-Look at RESPECT
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

See and hear Jennifer Hudson for the first time as Aretha Franklin in the first teaser for the upcoming bipoic, Respect!

BURDEN In Theaters February 28, 2020 Photo BURDEN In Theaters February 28, 2020
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But the members of Kennedy's congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs. After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson).

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