Audra McDonald to Headline Benefit for The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts SocietyAudra McDonald to Headline Benefit for The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts Society
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Design impresario Ken Fulk and theatre producer Mark Cortale have announced that they will present Heavenly Bodies, a special event benefiting The Foundation at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, starring historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year WinnersStephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions. (more...)

Tap Dance Genius Savion Glover Announced At SOPAC November 9Tap Dance Genius Savion Glover Announced At SOPAC November 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Tony Award-winning tap phenomenon Savion Glover (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, Shuffle Along) makes a highly anticipated return engagement to SOPAC on Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Joe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott AwardJoe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced that acclaimed Director Joe Mantello will be honored with the a?oeMr. Abbotta?? Award, given to a Broadway Director or Choreographer for a lifetime of outstanding contributions. (more...)

Kimberly Nichole to Release First Single 'The Witch'Kimberly Nichole to Release First Single 'The Witch'
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Singer, Kimberly Nichole is dropping the first single entitled “The Witch” from her new unreleased album “West Coast Seattle Girl” on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st, 2019. The new single is Kimberly's homage to her life as a night-life, wild child. The song is also a remake of her hometown garage band pioneers, The Sonics', major hit “The Witch” from the 1970s.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes AwardsPhoto Flash: Inside the Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

The Stage Managers' Association (SMA) presented its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera - Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA recognized Janet Friedman with The Founders Award, a special recognition for her many years of service to the SMA and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA. The event was celebrated at Connelly's Times Square on September 23rd, 2019. The SMA thanks Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids for their leading sponsorship of the event. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter & Kirsten Dunst Talk First Kisses on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Billy Porter & Kirsten Dunst Talk First Kisses on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

After James Corden asked Billy Porter about acting in his first sex scene, Kirsten Dunst recalled her first kiss, which many think was with Brad Pitt in 'Interview with a Vampire.' Turns out, Kirsten's experience was on a school field trip in a dark elevator. Watch the video below! (more...)

Tickets Available For Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards 2019; Plus Speakers AnnouncedTickets Available For Stage Managers' Association Del Hughes Awards 2019; Plus Speakers Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers' Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera - Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will recognize Janet Friedman with The Founders Award, a special recognition for her many years of service to the SMA and for embodying the values expressed by the Founders of the SMA. (more...)

A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights HorizonsA Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues Season with MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONGTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Continues Season with MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song. Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks favorites Fire on the Mountain and Tony-nominated It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes. (more...)

Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Emmy-Winner Glynn Turman on his Career from Original A RAISIN IN THE SON to Netflix Film of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOMPodcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Emmy-Winner Glynn Turman on his Career from Original A RAISIN IN THE SON to Netflix Film of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by BroadwayRadio - Aug 18, 2019

On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to one of the most prolific character actors working today, Glynn Turman. After beginning his professional career playing Travis Younger in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun' in 1959, Turman has gone on to an incredible career as a series regular or memorable guest star on TV series like 'Peyton's Place,' 'A Different World,' 'The Wire,' 'In Treatment' for which he won an Emmy, 'House of Lies,' and as Nate Lahey Sr. on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' for which he is again nominated for an Emmy Award. (more...)

 CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2019/2020 Season with Plays Opening in September at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2019/2020 Season with Plays Opening in September at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2019

The upcoming season of Crossroads Theatre Company's three plays and Genesis Festival of new works was recently featured at their 2019/2020 announcement at The Heldrich in New Brunswick. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Hal PrincePhoto Flashback: Remembering Hal Prince
by Walter McBride - Aug 7, 2019

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week, legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince passed away at 91 years of age after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Appear in Concert with Seth Rudetsky One Night OnlyAudra McDonald to Appear in Concert with Seth Rudetsky One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

Historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald reunites with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky direct from their critically acclaimed performances at Town Hall in New York City this past November and the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco this past January. Produced by Mark Cortale, the unique format of this show that differentiates it from any other is a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories prompted by Rudetsky's insightful, funny and revealing questions - and the music from McDonald's legendary career. (more...)

Denzel Washington To Be Honored By Crossroads Theatre Company With First Living Legends AwardDenzel Washington To Be Honored By Crossroads Theatre Company With First Living Legends Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will be the recipient of Crossroads Theatre Company's inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award at its signature fundraising event, on October 19, 2019, the Crossroads Theatre Board announced today.   (more...)

JELLY'S LAST JAM To Open The 2019 National Black Theatre FestivalJELLY'S LAST JAM To Open The 2019 National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) announces that George C. Wolfe's Tony Award Winning musical, Jelly's Last Jam, will be the opening night performance at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF). (more...)

Austin Butler Cast as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's BiopicAustin Butler Cast as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's Biopic
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that, after an extensive search, Baz Luhrmann has cast Austin Butler as Elvis Aaron Presley in the director's upcoming film about the seminal legend. The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. (more...)

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Its 25th Anniversary SeasonSan Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Its 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

The African-American Shakespeare Company begins its 25th season with an ambitious and varied slate of programming. Established in 1994 by professional theater artists from the American Conservatory Theatre as an alternative to the 'Color Blind Casting' initiative that began in the early 90s, the company flourished by bringing its artists rich cultural heritage to the fore.  (more...)

Taylour Paige, Jonny Coyne, and More Join MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Netflix AdaptationTaylour Paige, Jonny Coyne, and More Join MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Netflix Adaptation
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

According to Deadline, additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. (more...)

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership AwardDonna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 4, 2019

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award (more...)

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