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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 more)
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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 more)
TRU Offers Free Introduction To Producer Program on 8/20TRU Offers Free Introduction To Producer Program on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a Free Introduction to TRU's Producer Program on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Polaris North Studio, 245 W. 29th St, 4th floor, NYC. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Hugh Bonneville Joins Cast of Netflix Holiday Musical JINGLE JANGLEDOWNTON ABBEY's Hugh Bonneville Joins Cast of Netflix Holiday Musical JINGLE JANGLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville has joined the cast of Netflix's first live-action original musical Jingle Jangle, according to Deadline. Bonneville will star alongside Forest Whitaker  in the holiday film. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the EPIX Original Series GODFATHER OF HARLEMVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the EPIX Original Series GODFATHER OF HARLEM
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2019

Premium network EPIX released a brand-new tease for the original series Godfather of Harlem – premiering Sunday, September 29 and starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch and Ilfenesh Hadera. (more...)

EPIX Shares Premiere Date For PENNYWORTHEPIX Shares Premiere Date For PENNYWORTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Premium network EPIX announces PENNYWORTH is set to premiere July 28th at 9 PM ET/PT. The 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who's not yet Bruce's father, in 1960s London.  (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...)

People's Light Presents Dominique Morisseau's MUD ROWPeople's Light Presents Dominique Morisseau's MUD ROW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

People's Light presents Mud Row, a world premiere play by recent Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations). Two generations of sisters navigate class, race, love, and family on "Mud Row," an area in the East End of West Chester, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Netflix to Produce HELLO, UNIVERSE Film Based on Erin Entrada Kelly's NovelNetflix to Produce HELLO, UNIVERSE Film Based on Erin Entrada Kelly's Novel
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019

Netflix today announced it will produce a live action family movie, Hello, Universe, based on the 2018 Newbery Award winning, New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Erin Entrada Kelly. (more...)

EPIX and AT&T Reach Distribution AgreementEPIX and AT&T Reach Distribution Agreement
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019

EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced that they have reached a distribution agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to customers for $5.99 beginning Sunday, May 19th. The network will also be available soon on the streaming service DIRECTV NOW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (more...)

EPIX to Premiere NFL: THE GRINDEPIX to Premiere NFL: THE GRIND
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019

Premium television network EPIX(R) and NFL Films will team up this fall on the weekly series NFL: The Grind, premiering Wednesday, September 11 at 9pm eastern time and airing for 17 episodes throughout the entirety of the 2019 NFL season. Featuring a yet-to-be-named host, NFL: The Grind will serve as both a weekly destination for the final word on the week in football, as well as an up close and personal, inside look at life in the NFL - on and off the field - across the endurance test that is the NFL season. In addition to a weekly deep dive into the games, each episode will feature original field pieces - each hosted by an NFL veteran - that will give fans an inside look behind the grind, documenting never-before-told stories of NFL players, coaches and more as they navigate the season. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

 As reported exclusively today by Billboard, technology company MUZIK® will join other global business executives, innovators and thought leaders at the Brilliant Minds Conference on June 13-15 in Stockholm, Sweden. Founder Jason Hardi, and MUZIK Ambassadors Offset and Cardi B, are scheduled to speak on what promises to be one of the symposium's most sought-after panels, Where Culture meets Technology, covering the convergence and showcasing the impact that hardware, software and new innovations are having on today's society. (more...)

BWW Review: RACISM, THE 1950'S,AND STRONG LIFE LESSONS ARE THE ROOT OF LYNNE NOTTAGE'S POWERFUL CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY. at FreeFall TheatreBWW Review: RACISM, THE 1950'S,AND STRONG LIFE LESSONS ARE THE ROOT OF LYNNE NOTTAGE'S POWERFUL CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY. at FreeFall Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - Apr 16, 2019

The setting strikes a chord with the audience upon entering the space. Hardwood floors, a simple flat set to the backdrop of the Brooklyn Skyline. The time is the 1950's the season, fall. Five actors/actresses tell the plight of this family in a struggling neighborhood in Brooklyn, and the events that envelope them truly show the heart, and passion inside each and every one of its' centralized characters. (more...)

Netflix Musical JINGLE JANGLE Adds Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni RoseNetflix Musical JINGLE JANGLE Adds Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

According to Deadline, Netflix set initial casting on its first ever original musical JINGLE JANGLE. Keegan-Michael Key, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Madalen Mills have joined Forest Whitaker in the cast. The film is set to be written and directed by David E. Talbert. the film will be set for release in 2020.  (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 4/3: Idina Menzel Headlines Kennedy Center Gala, and More!Wake Up With BWW 4/3: Idina Menzel Headlines Kennedy Center Gala, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Get over the hump today by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/30/2019
by - Mar 30, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/30/2019. (more...)

Joan Ryan To Be Joined By Joanna Gleason At Birdland Jazz May 16Joan Ryan To Be Joined By Joanna Gleason At Birdland Jazz May 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

After performing last year at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Joan Ryan, winner of BroadwayWorld's Top Cabaret Artist Award and star of the hit cult favorite musical Ruthless! is thrilled to bring her acclaimed one woman show Joan Ryan Live! to Birdland Jazz on May 16 at 7pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Forest Whitaker Stars in the Trailer for GODFATHER OF HARLEMVIDEO: Forest Whitaker Stars in the Trailer for GODFATHER OF HARLEM
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2019

EPIX has released the first trailer for its original series Godfather of Harlem – starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch, and Ilfenesh Hadera. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film LineupTribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.   (more...)

Epix Announces DEEP STATE Season 2 Premiere Date, Trailer ReleasedEpix Announces DEEP STATE Season 2 Premiere Date, Trailer Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Premium network EPIX today announced that season 2 of the espionage drama Deep State will premiere on April 28 at 9 PM ET/PT. Viewers can catch up on the first season of Deep State before the season 2 premiere via EPIX NOW, the network's new streaming service available for download in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. (more...)

Drama Studio London's First Cohort Of BA Graduates Will Graduate Summer 2019Drama Studio London's First Cohort Of BA Graduates Will Graduate Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

This summer, Drama Studio London's first cohort of BA graduates will enter the theatre industry. DSL was founded 50 years ago with its courses designed to give aspiring actors the best grounding in skills to prepare for a professional career. With past alumni including Olivia Vinall, Emily Watson, Forest Whitaker, Enzo Cilenti and Cory English, there can be no doubt of the talent nurtured by this illustrious school. The Class of 2019 will graduate with the new Bachelor of Arts in Professional Acting course, in conjunction with De Montfort University. (more...)

UP Theater's First Production Of The New Year Is ST. PETER'S FOOTUP Theater's First Production Of The New Year Is ST. PETER'S FOOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

St. Peter's Foot, is an UP Theater production, written by award-winning playwright Anna Theresa Cascio, 2019 Writers Guild Awards recipient, and opens on March 20 - April 6, as part of UP theater's 2019 season. (more...)

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