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Streaming Now Available For Timely TheatreWorks Hit HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo Streaming Now Available For Timely TheatreWorks Hit HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

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

ABC to Present Encore Presentation of LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 Photo ABC to Present Encore Presentation of LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2020

Amid historic upheaval across the nation around issues of race and policing, ABC will present an encore presentation of John Ridley's critically acclaimed feature-length documentary that examines the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles after the verdict was announced in the Rodney King case

Cynthia Erivo to Executive Produce Docuseries WHAT WE KEEP for Quibi Photo Cynthia Erivo to Executive Produce Docuseries WHAT WE KEEP for Quibi
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020

Today, Quibi announced What We Keep* (working tite),' a documentary series that brings viewers into the homes of remarkable people and asks a simple but moving question: “Of all that you own, what object means the most to you and why?”

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Star Tamika Lawrence Releases New Digital Single 'Don't Worry 'B Photo CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Star Tamika Lawrence Releases New Digital Single 'Don't Worry 'Bout It'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

Hercules star Tamika Lawrence, who plays Dottie Moffitt in the 2020 Broadway Revival of Caroline Or Change, will release her single, Don't Worry Bou't It, digitally and for free on Soundcloud, today, May 5th.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Offers Online MEET THE ARTIST New Play Readings Photo Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Offers Online MEET THE ARTIST New Play Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series on Wednesdays, May 6, 13, and 20. All readings will take place on Zoom, and require advance registration.

Photo Flash: See a New Image of Cynthia Erivo IN GENIUS: ARETHA Photo Photo Flash: See a New Image of Cynthia Erivo IN GENIUS: ARETHA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020

In honor of Aretha Franklin's birthday, today National Geographic has released a new photo from the upcoming global miniseries about her life, GENIUS: ARETHA. The image features Cynthia Erivo portraying the iconic Queen of Soul.

Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon and More to Star in World Premiere of BLACK NO Photo Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon and More to Star in World Premiere of BLACK NO MORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

The New Group will launch its 2020-2021 Season with Black No More, featuring Book by John Ridley (Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave), Music and Lyrics by Tarik Trotter (Black Thought of The Roots), Choreography by Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening, Fela!) and Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk).

Tony Winner Tamara Tunie And Mark Blane To Star In Mystery Drama GHOST BIKE Photo Tony Winner Tamara Tunie And Mark Blane To Star In Mystery Drama GHOST BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Tamara Tunie has been set to star in Ghost Bike, a dramatic indie short film, directed and written by Mark Blane (upcoming recurring role in the J.J. Abrams/Sara Bareilles helmed AppleTV+ drama Little Voice). Ghost Bike is Blane's follow-up to his debut feature film Cubby which had an international festival run and North American release in theaters and on VOD platforms in 2019. Cubby, which Blane starred in, wrote, and co-directed, was recently nominated in the 'Buried Treasure' category of the 26th Annual Chlotrudis Awards for Independent Film. Shooting for Ghost Bike gets underway this month in New York City.

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Stars as Aretha Franklin in the First GENIUS: ARETHA Trailer Photo VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Stars as Aretha Franklin in the First GENIUS: ARETHA Trailer
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2020

Get your first look at Cynthia stepping into the shoes of one of the world's most legendary artists in the first trailer for Genius: Aretha!

John Villacorta Named Senior Vice President, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment Photo John Villacorta Named Senior Vice President, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Casting executive John Villacorta has been named senior vice president of Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment, announced Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment and Disney+, to whom he will report. In this role, Villacorta will manage the casting process for ABC and provide casting strategy and services to the Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, working closely with the Disney+ team across all scripted and unscripted content.

New Musical Drama Series in the Works from John Ridley, Pasek & Paul Photo New Musical Drama Series in the Works from John Ridley, Pasek & Paul
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

Oscar® winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, GUERRILLA) is joining the upcoming SHOWTIME untitled musical drama series as executive producer, writer and director. 15-time Grammy® winner Alicia Keys serves as executive producer along with the Oscar, Tony® and Grammy winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman), who will also contribute music. The project centers on an emotionally complex family story that spans generations and threatens the fabric of the community in present day Milwaukee. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

Photo: First Look At Cynthia Erivo As Aretha Franklin On GENIUS Photo Photo: First Look At Cynthia Erivo As Aretha Franklin On GENIUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

See the first image of Tony Award-winner, Cynthia Erivo, as soul legend, Aretha Franklin on the next installment of the National Geographic series, Genius!

Cynthia Erivo To Receive 'Rising Star Award' at the 2020 ABFF Honors Photo Cynthia Erivo To Receive 'Rising Star Award' at the 2020 ABFF Honors
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Today, ABFF Ventures announced Cynthia Erivo will receive the a?oeRising Star Awarda?? at the 2020 ABFF Honors. The fourth annual ceremony, hosted by actor and comedian Deon Cole, will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. 

Cynthia Erivo to be Honored at the 2019 HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Photo Cynthia Erivo to be Honored at the 2019 HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

The Hollywood Film Awards is proud to announce that multi-hyphenate, award-winning stars Shia LaBeouf, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo and Olivia Wilde will be honored for their standout contributions to film this year at the 23rd Annual a?oeHollywood Film Awards.a?? LaBeouf (a?oeHoney Boya??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award,a?? for his revelatory telling of his own turbulent childhood. For his uncanny portrayal of the legendary Elton John, Egerton (a?oeRocketmana??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actor Award.a?? Erivo (a?oeHarrieta??), who stepped into the shoes of the heroic Harriet Tubman with unwavering strength and dedication, will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actress Award.a?? And Wilde (a?oeBooksmarta??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Director Awarda?? for her critically-acclaimed directorial debut of a film that is certain to become a classic for the ages.  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIU Photo Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway's “The Color Purple”) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Filming will start this November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages.

Cynthia Erivo And Shoshana Bean Will Return To the Apollo Theater for Annual Holiday  Photo Cynthia Erivo And Shoshana Bean Will Return To the Apollo Theater for Annual Holiday Event NIGHT DIVINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

On Monday, December 16, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Broadway star, Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean come together for a one-night-only Holiday Spectacular at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. After a sold out 2018 engagement, two of the most gifted singers on earth return to lift their voices for one incredible Night Divine.

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room Photo Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the second cycle of The Writers' Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2019/2020 are Boni B. Alvarez, Chloé Hung, Inda Craig-Galván, Juan José Alfonso, Ramiz Monsef and Ruby Rae Spiegel.

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