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THE WIRE Cast Performs ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON in Brooklyn This WeekendTHE WIRE Cast Performs ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON in Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NYC Department of Veteran's Services Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions will engage diverse audiences in a meditation on racism, violence, and social justice by bringing together leading actors from The Wire for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Antigone - an ancient Greek tragedy exploring what takes place when personal conviction and the law clash, and violence ensues - in an event called 'Antigone in Ferguson' at Howard Playground, connected to BPL's Brownsville Branch, on today, July 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. (more...)

NYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and MoreNYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services today announced new projects as part of Bryan Doerries' evolving two-year appointment as a NYC Public Artist in Residence (PAIR), a City initiative to enhance civic services through artistic practice. Expanding on their current work through PAIR of presenting theater projects to nurture a deeper understanding of issues facing veterans, Doerries and his company, Theater of War Productions, will partner with City agencies and community organizations-including the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety-to present new projects that address domestic violence, neighborhood violence, homelessness, and more. Working with veterans, military, and civilian communities, the company will also continue to broaden programs focused on veterans' affairs, police and community relations, racial injustice, gun violence, and mental health. (more...)

Shakespeare's Language Takes the Screen in THE SOUNDING, Danny Burstein Co-StarsShakespeare's Language Takes the Screen in THE SOUNDING, Danny Burstein Co-Stars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

The Sounding: On an island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to create a new language of her own by weaving together Shakespeare's words. A driven neurologist, brought to the island to protect her, discovers her speaking this acquired language and commits her to a psychiatric hospital. She becomes a full-blown rebel; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she defends her difference and fights for her freedom. (more...)

BWW Feature: Building FENCES - A Journey From Stage To Screen and the Legacy of August WilsonBWW Feature: Building FENCES - A Journey From Stage To Screen and the Legacy of August Wilson
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 26, 2017

From the Broadway stage to the Pulitzer Prize, back to Broadway, and now as a film adaptation with four Oscar nominations, FENCES has riveted audiences for more than 30 years. The film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington, is nominated for Best Picture, with Washington and Viola Davis nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The fourth nomination is for the drama's original playwright August Wilson for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilson died in 2005. Wilson left behind an indelible legacy of dramatic work, having penned the ambitious American Century Cycle of ten plays focusing on the African-American experience in the 20th century. (more...)

Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today (more...)

BWW Review: BUD, NOT BUDDY at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: BUD, NOT BUDDY at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Jan 13, 2017

If you hear upbeat jazz wafting through the halls of The Kennedy Center this weekend, it may very well be their world premiere commission BUD, NOT BUDDY, a production that is part jazz concert, part radio play, and all quite good. (more...)

Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Live Recording of Three Short Plays featuring Sam Waterson, Estelle Parsons, John Patrick Shanley, & Alan Zweibel to Benefit PLAYING ON AIRLive Recording of Three Short Plays featuring Sam Waterson, Estelle Parsons, John Patrick Shanley, & Alan Zweibel to Benefit PLAYING ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Each play recorded for public radio and podcast will be followed by a conversation with its playwright, cast and director led by Playing on Air's founder and artistic director, Claudia Catania. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Amazon Presents First Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Amazon Presents First Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Amazon today announced its first Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963 1963: Love Has to Win is scheduled to premiere today, October 21 on Prime Video in the US and UK. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Amazon Presents First Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Amazon Presents First Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Amazon today announced its first Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY - MELODY 1963 1963: Love Has to Win is scheduled to premiere on Friday, October 21 on Prime Video in the US and UK. (more...)

Marsai Martin to Lead Amazon's Original Live-Action American Girl Special MELODYMarsai Martin to Lead Amazon's Original Live-Action American Girl Special MELODY
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Marsai Martin (Black-ish) has been cast in Amazon's original upcoming American Girl live-action special MELODY, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story as Melody, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Linney, Lois Smith & More Honor James Houghton at Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary GalaPhoto Flash: Laura Linney, Lois Smith & More Honor James Houghton at Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Signature Theatre held its Annual Gala celebration on Monday, April 18, 2016, celebrating Signature's 25th Anniversary and honoring Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. Check out photos below! (more...)

Cinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD TodayCinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Timed to its fourth and final season this winter, Banshee: The Complete Third Season debuts on Blu-ray ($34.98; includes free Digital HD copy) and DVD ($26.95) on April 5, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Cinemax Shares First Look at BANSHEE's Final SeasonVIDEO: Cinemax Shares First Look at BANSHEE's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Cinemax's BANSHEE returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

BANSHEE Returns to Cinemax in April for Final SeasonBANSHEE Returns to Cinemax in April for Final Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

BANSHEE returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen executive produce. (more...)

VIDEO: Cinemax Shares First Look at BANSHEE's Final SeasonVIDEO: Cinemax Shares First Look at BANSHEE's Final Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cinemax's BANSHEE returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

VIDEO: Cinemax Reveals Trailer for BANSHEE Season 4, Premiering TodayVIDEO: Cinemax Reveals Trailer for BANSHEE Season 4, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

BANSHEE will return for its eight-episode fourth and final season Jan. 29, 2016, exclusively on CINEMAX. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Cinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 4/5Cinemax's BANSHEE: The Complete Third Season Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 4/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Timed to its fourth and final season this winter, Banshee: The Complete Third Season debuts on Blu-ray ($34.98; includes free Digital HD copy) and DVD ($26.95) on April 5, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Actor Frankie Faison Chats Creative Process, Church, Theatre & More on STAY REGULARSTAGE TUBE: Actor Frankie Faison Chats Creative Process, Church, Theatre & More on STAY REGULAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2015

With the third season of Birch Coffee and Sightsense Production's popular web-series STAY REGULAR starting December 21st, we're looking back at Tony-nominated actor Frankie Faison -- star of such popular movies and television shows as THE WIRE, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, BANSHEE, and the upcoming LUKE CAGE -- who was featured in Season 2, Episode 10, 'So Hard to be Disrespected.' Below, Faison speaks about his experience as an actor, his creative process, his start in the church, and his love of theatre! (more...)

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