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VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK Starring Leslie Odom Jr & Cy Photo VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK Starring Leslie Odom Jr & Cynthia Erivo
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

Lionsgate has released the final trailer for Needle in a Timestack, a new film starring Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, and Orlando Bloom. Watch the new trailer ahead of the film's release this Friday!

World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE to Begin Performances January 2022 Photo World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE to Begin Performances January 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The New Group has announced the world premiere of Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 novel of the same name, featuring Book by John Ridley, Music and Lyrics by Tariq Trotter, Choreography by Bill T. Jones, Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters and Direction by Scott Elliott. 

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. in the Trailer For NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK Photo VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. in the Trailer For NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK
by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2021

If love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? In this gripping, near-future love story directed by Oscar winner John Ridley, Nick and Janine (Odom, Jr. and Erivo) live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to try to tear them apart.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Returns to Atlanta Symphony Hall for THE CHRISTMAS TOUR Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. Returns to Atlanta Symphony Hall for THE CHRISTMAS TOUR
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2021

Delta Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE and Zero Mile Presents announce the return of multi-talented star Leslie Odom, Jr. to Atlanta Symphony Hall on December 15, 2021 for ‚ÄúThe Christmas Tour‚ÄĚ. Tickets for his live holiday performance will go on sale at ticketmaster.com on July 23 at noon.

Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Selections for the Inaugural BIPOC Playwright's  Photo Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Selections for the Inaugural BIPOC Playwright's Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

Boise Contemporary Theater, the only professional theater in the state of Idaho that focuses entirely on new and contemporary plays, is thrilled to announce the selections for its inaugural BIPOC Playwrights Festival, made possible by the Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. The festival will take place August 2-14th at the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021

Broadway In Chicago has announced the reopening of its theatres on October 5, 2021, including two pre-Broadways, PARADISE SQUARE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZEN, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, COME FROM AWAY, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and more.

Additional Streaming Weeks Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT With Ethan Hawke & John Le Photo Additional Streaming Weeks Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT With Ethan Hawke & John Leguizamo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

The New Group Off Stage has announced additional weeks for the current streaming-on-demand version of Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Scott Elliott, with Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn, Tarik Trotter and Drake Bradshaw.  

Mark Blankenship Announced as New Works Director for National Alliance for Musical Th Photo Mark Blankenship Announced as New Works Director for National Alliance for Musical Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre and its Board have announced Mark Blankenship as New Works Director, a role previously held by Ciera Iveson.

Kim Coleman Returns To The  Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Series Photo Kim Coleman Returns To The Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

On June 5th, Master Teacher Richard Lawson will be joined for a second time by award winning Casting Director Kim Coleman. Twenty actors will be given the opportunity to have their self-tape auditions assessed and redirected by Mr. Lawson and Ms. Coleman. Classes take place Saturday mornings at 10 AM PST via Zoom.

The New Group And NO Studios Announce 'Off Stage Talks' For WAITING FOR GODOT Photo The New Group And NO Studios Announce 'Off Stage Talks' For WAITING FOR GODOT
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2021

The New Group¬†in partnership with¬†NŇć Studios¬†announces¬†Off Stage Talks, a series of online panels and events to coincide with¬†Waiting for Godot, currently streaming on-demand¬†to June 30¬†at¬†thenewgroup.org.¬†¬†

Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn & More to Star in WAITING FOR GODOT Presen Photo Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn & More to Star in WAITING FOR GODOT Presented by The New Group Off Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

The New Group Off Stage will launch with Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, with Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn, Tarik Trotter and Drake Bradshaw. Waiting for Godot will premiere online Thursday, May 6 at 7PM EST.

ABC News to Launch Groundbreaking Primetime Newscast 'Soul of a Nation' Photo ABC News to Launch Groundbreaking Primetime Newscast 'Soul of a Nation'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 11, 2021

ABC News announced today it will launch a groundbreaking primetime newscast, the first broadcast network newsmagazine that aims to put Black life in America front and center.

The Flashpaper, in Partnership with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, to Host Open Forum Photo The Flashpaper, in Partnership with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, to Host Open Forum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2021

Theatre Journal The Flashpaper, in partnership with Broadway Advocacy Coalition, will host an Open Forum on January 17, 2021, at 3pm to explore precise ways the industry can make theatre more just in 2021 and beyond. 

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Producer & Director  Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Producer & Director R.J. Cutler
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 30, 2020

Today's episode features R.J. Cutler- an award-winning producer and director who has made some of the most significant documentaries of the past quarter century.

Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Featured in The New Group Of Photo Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Featured in The New Group Off Stage's Upcoming Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2020

The New Group in association with John Ridley's NŇć Studios are joining forces through The New Group Off Stage division, and have announced an upcoming slate of projects. The New Group Off Stage will feature theatrical expressions in different media.

Casting Director Kim Coleman Joins the Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Series Photo Casting Director Kim Coleman Joins the Richard Lawson Studios Master Class Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

On November 14th, Master Teacher Richard Lawson will be joined by award-winning Casting Director Kim Coleman. Twenty actors will be given the opportunity to have their self-tape auditions assessed and redirected by Mr. Lawson and Ms. Coleman. Classes take place Saturday mornings at 10 AM PST via Zoom.

Streaming Now Available For Timely TheatreWorks Hit HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo Streaming Now Available For Timely TheatreWorks Hit HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2020

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is now streaming Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, filmed during the 2018 TheatreWorks production. Presented as part of TheatreWorks's online initiative Voices of Democracy which encourages audiences to a?oeget out the votea?? and stand up for racial justice, Hold These Truths shares the story of a Japanese American who passionately defends his Constitutional rights against an unexpected adversary: his own country.

Apple Lands FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL Photo Apple Lands FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 1, 2020

Apple TV+ today announced 'Five Days At Memorial,' a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley ('12 Years a Slave,' 'American Crime,' 'Guerrilla') and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse ('Locke & Key,' 'Jack Ryan,' 'Lost').

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 29- with Thomas Kail, Shoshana Bean and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 29- with Thomas Kail, Shoshana Bean and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 29, 2020

Today (July 29) in live streaming: Shoshana Bean visits Backstage Live, The Chaos Twins are back with Tommy Kail, and so much more!

Andre De Shields, Dominique Morisseau and More Join BLACK THEATRE WEEK from The Black Photo Andre De Shields, Dominique Morisseau and More Join BLACK THEATRE WEEK from The Black Theatre Network
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2020

The Black Theatre Network has announced Black Theatre Week: A Virtual Event.

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