Reel Sisters Honors Activist & Author Nana Camille Yarbrough With Trailblazing Filmmakers Sandra Guzmán And Leslie HarrisReel Sisters Honors Activist & Author Nana Camille Yarbrough With Trailblazing Filmmakers Sandra Guzmán And Leslie Harris
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 11, 6:00 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with our distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award for her outstanding contributions to film, television, literature and performing arts over six decades. The Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award will be presented to Sandra Guzman, producer and lead interviewer of Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am, and pioneering filmmaker Leslie Harris, director of the classic film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. Cash prizes will also be presented to our award-winning filmmakers. Tickets: $35 ($30 - Bring A Pal discount for 2+ tickets). (more...)

Entertainment Industry Veteran Brian Edwards Releases Second Autobiographical BookEntertainment Industry Veteran Brian Edwards Releases Second Autobiographical Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Over his four-decade career in the entertainment industry as a multi-award winning celebrity talent executive, producer, writer and occasional performer, Brian Edwards has worked with some of the biggest names in show business, not to mention some of the most beloved gay icons: Donna Summer, Joan Rivers, Cindy Crawford, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Farrah Fawcett, Shirley Jones, Naomi Judd, and Vanessa Williams, just to name a few. His debut book, published in late 2013 and titled, Enter Miss Thang, was an unabashedly honest and side-splitting memoir which became a national best seller and received several awards along the way, including top honors at The National Indie Excellence Awards, The International Book Awards and the IBPA Awards, ultimately becoming the most honored LGBT non-fiction book of 2014. Never one to let the party end, Edwards has just published his follow-up, which drops Labor Day Weekend, with even more insider tales, titled, I Might Have Been Queen (And Other Things I Didn't Mention Before). (more...)

BWW Review: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES At 3Below Theater Is A Compelling Portrait Of The Great Stage And Film Legend And Early FeministBWW Review: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES At 3Below Theater Is A Compelling Portrait Of The Great Stage And Film Legend And Early Feminist
by Steve Murray - Aug 28, 2019

BWW Review: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES at 3Below Theater is a compelling portrait of the great stage and film legend and early feminist. (more...)

WHO YOU CALLING A BITCH?!? Announced At 2019 Dallas Solo FestivalWHO YOU CALLING A BITCH?!? Announced At 2019 Dallas Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Official winner of the Hollywood Fringe Scholarship Award and now on at the 2019 Dallas Solo Festival - Who You Calling A Bitch?!? Is the solo reverie of a young African-American actress as she navigates her identity through iconic African-American characters and entertainers in black history. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Returns to Van WezelWhoopi Goldberg Returns to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. for a performance you won't want to miss! (more...)

Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Opens March 22Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Opens March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) marks 26 years of producing well over 500 extraordinary multicultural and multidisciplinary solo performers from around the globe. (more...)

BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's Show-Biz Social Satire BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Gets a Terrific RevivalBWW Review: Lynn Nottage's Show-Biz Social Satire BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Gets a Terrific Revival
by Michael Dale - Feb 20, 2019

It was only eight years ago when two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage's terrific show-biz social satire, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark was first seen Off-Broadway, but director Kamilah Forbes' crackling good new mounting for Signature Theatre is a welcome return. (more...)

HATTIE'S BIG NIGHT Thrills AudiencesHATTIE'S BIG NIGHT Thrills Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

If standing ovations are one of the major parameters of a successful play, Hattie's Big Night would be deemed a crowd pleasing hit. The new show by Houston Playwright Vincent Victoria and produced by his company Vincent Victoria Presents, had its World Premiere on February 1 and has had audiences on their feet during the curtain call for each performance. (more...)

Main Street Theater Partners with Harris County Public Library for Black History MonthMain Street Theater Partners with Harris County Public Library for Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Main Street Theater is partnering with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) to celebrate the contributions of historical African American actors to Shakespeare. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins Joins The New York Pops Board Of DirectorsCapathia Jenkins Joins The New York Pops Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The New York Pops announces the appointment of Broadway star Capathia Jenkins to its Board of Directors. Capathia has previously appeared as a soloist with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions, including during the orchestra's R&B celebration in February 2018. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins And Louis Rosen Release New CD And Announce Three-Night Concert Series At NYC's Birland TheatreCapathia Jenkins And Louis Rosen Release New CD And Announce Three-Night Concert Series At NYC's Birland Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

To celebrate the October 26th, 2018, release of their brand-new Di-Tone Records project Phenomenal Woman: The Maya Angelou Songs, the critically acclaimed duo of vocalist Capathia Jenkins and award-winning composer, arranger and musician Louis Rosen will perform for three nights, Thursday through Saturday, October 25, 26, and 27, 2018, at the iconic jazz venue Birdland's new Birdland Theatre in New York City. The Birdland Theatre is located at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. (more...)

Jazzheads Announces 2018 Piano FestivalJazzheads Announces 2018 Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Jazzheads 2018 Piano Festival: Dave Frank and Randy Klein at Club Bonafide Tues, June 19th 7:30 - 9:30p Jazzheads, one of NYC's premier jazz record labels, is proud to present the first of a series of upcoming mini-festivals featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians in NYC in an intimate setting. Two top-tier pianists with different modern styles, Dave Frank and Randy Klein, will present back to back shows at the beautiful Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St., 3rd floor. (more...)

Da Capo Society To Host WIZARD OF OZ Costume ContestDa Capo Society To Host WIZARD OF OZ Costume Contest
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Sarasota Opera's Da Capo Society, the only young patrons group, ages 21 - 45, dedicated to a single arts organization in Sarasota, will host The Wizard of Oz themed costume contest Thursday, June 7th at 6pm to celebrate the launch of the new season of "Classic Movies at the Opera House." Launched in 2017, the "Classic Movies at the Opera House" series will occur twice monthly starting Thursday, June 7 and will include timeless films designed to be enjoyed on the big screen in the elegance of the Opera House. Each presentation will begin at 7:30pm. (more...)

Vickilyn Reynolds Stars in HATTIE MCDANIEL...WHAT I NEED YOU TO KNOW!Vickilyn Reynolds Stars in HATTIE MCDANIEL...WHAT I NEED YOU TO KNOW!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Rich-Rey Productions LLC has announced the Bay Area Premiere of HATTIE MCDANIEL…WHAT I NEED YOU TO KNOW!starring Vickilyn Reynolds as Hattie McDaniel, the trailblazing Gone with the Wind Academy Award-winner. HATTIE MCDANIEL… will perform from June 21 - 24, 2018 at the Cowell Theatre located within the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture (2 Marina Blvd, Landmark Building C, Suite 260, San Francisco, CA 94123). (more...)

Jazzheads Announces 2018 Piano FestivalJazzheads Announces 2018 Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Jazzheads 2018 Piano Festival: Dave Frank and Randy Klein at Club Bonafide Tues, June 19th 7:30 - 9:30p Jazzheads, one of NYC's premier jazz record labels, is proud to present the first of a series of upcoming mini-festivals featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians in NYC in an intimate setting. Two top-tier pianists with different modern styles, Dave Frank and Randy Klein, will present back to back shows at the beautiful Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St., 3rd floor. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Expands Summer Movie Series In 2018Sarasota Opera Expands Summer Movie Series In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2018 season of 'HD at the Opera House' and "Classic Movies at the Opera House".  This weekly series of filmed performances has allowed Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. The 2018 "HD at the Opera House" series will open on Sunday, May 20th and run through September 30th and will include presentations of Ballet and Theater from some of the world's most famous venues and companies including the Royal Opera House; Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Royal Shakespeare Company; Vienna State Opera; and the Royal Ballet. Each presentation will begin at 1:30pm. (more...)

Preview Announced for BOJANGLESPreview Announced for BOJANGLES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

A Free Sample Showing of BOJANGLES A New Musical by James E./Prez Carter (more...)

Larry Parr's HI-HAT HATTIE to Play the Aurora FoxLarry Parr's HI-HAT HATTIE to Play the Aurora Fox
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

A solo musical tour-de-force, Larry Parr's 'Hi-Hat Hattie' takes place backstage of an old theater where Hattie McDaniel recalls the incredible events of her storied show business life. The production will run November 24 December 23, 2017 at the Aurora Fox. (more...)

Larry Parr's HI-HAT HATTIE to Play the Aurora FoxLarry Parr's HI-HAT HATTIE to Play the Aurora Fox
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

A solo musical tour-de-force, Larry Parr's 'Hi-Hat Hattie' takes place backstage of an old theater where Hattie McDaniel recalls the incredible events of her storied show business life. The production will run November 24 December 23, 2017 at the Aurora Fox. (more...)

Reel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards CeremonyReel Sisters Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Tribute Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to legendary actress Vinie Burrows ( Walk Together Children ) and the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award to Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) and Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow). (more...)

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