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Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Imag Photo Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

HACKS, EMILY IN PARIS, THIS IS US & More Join PaleyFest Lineup Photo HACKS, EMILY IN PARIS, THIS IS US & More Join PaleyFest Lineup
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

For the first time in three years, PaleyFest LA returns in person as the spring's hottest television festival with exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and a Q&A with festival attendees.

VIDEO: THIS IS US Cast Talks Final Season on TODAY SHOW Photo VIDEO: THIS IS US Cast Talks Final Season on TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2022

Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Jon Huertas sat down with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotbe on TODAY live from Los Angeles to talk about the sixth and final season of This Is Us. Watch the new interview now!

COME FROM AWAY, OSLO, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter and More Receive 2021 TV Critic Photo COME FROM AWAY, OSLO, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter and More Receive 2021 TV Critics Choice Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards were announced this afternoon and a slew of Broadway favorites are in the running at this year's ceremony.

THIS IS US Stars Chrissy Metz & Susan Kelechi Watson to Host 2022 Rose Parade on NBC Photo THIS IS US Stars Chrissy Metz & Susan Kelechi Watson to Host 2022 Rose Parade on NBC
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson, the multi-award-winning co-stars of NBC’s “This Is Us,” will host this year’s telecast from Pasadena, California. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor, director, educator and lifelong children’s literacy advocate LeVar Burton was previously announced by the Tournament of Roses as this year’s Grand Marshall.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Final Season of THIS IS US Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Final Season of THIS IS US
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

“This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their kids, Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love in the present day along with Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).

LISTEN: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks Returning to the Stage and More on THE THEATRE POD Photo LISTEN: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks Returning to the Stage and More on THE THEATRE PODCAST WITH ALAN SEALES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Opening up about her first live performance since the COVID pandemic began, this performer shares her joy in welcoming enthusiastic audiences back to the theatre, and says if people didn't know it pre pandemic, they certainly know it now - 'life without the arts is not living.'

The Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Photo The Public Theater's MERRY WIVES to be Filmed for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021

The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES, currently running at the Delacorte Theater through Saturday, September 18 will be filmed for PBS' Great Performances!

VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park! Photo VIDEO: Susan Kelechi Watson Talks MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2021

The This Is Us star also discussed crafting a perfect Nigerian accent for the role.

BWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES Photo BWW Review: Shakespeare in the Park Triumphantly Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Christian Lewis - Aug 10, 2021

Joeclyn Bioh's Merry Wives makes a play written by a white man in England 300 years ago speak to the experience of Black Americans and West African immigrants living in Harlem in 2021. Merry Wives is a vastly enjoyable piece of theater, a celebration of Black joy. After the past year, it is exactly the type of theater we need.

Review Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Sayi Photo Review Roundup: MERRY WIVES at Shakespeare in the Park- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2021

Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City-Central Park's magical Delacorte Theater.

Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES Photo Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 9, 2021

Shakespeare in the Park is back! On Friday night, MERRY WIVES celebrated its opening at the Delacorte Theater, where it will run through Saturday, September 18. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali.

Jennifer Hudson Will Promote RESPECT on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Photo Jennifer Hudson Will Promote RESPECT on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2021

Additional guests for next week's shows include Whitney Cummings, Sanaa Lathan, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Julianne Moore.

MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid Photo MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid-19 Response
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY Photo Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY WIVES
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park Photo Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2021

The Public Theater has just announced that in-person standby tickets are back for Shakespeare in the Park starting today, July 20.

Public Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast Photo Public Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast Injury
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 19, 2021

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Public Theater has postponed opening night of the return of Shakespeare in the Park. Jacob Ming-Trent, who plays Falstaff in Merry Wives, sustained an injury onstage during a recent performance. Opening night will now be on August 9 to 'support his full recovery.'

Photos: First Look at Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Photo Photos: First Look at Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Free Shakespeare in the Park's production of MERRY WIVES at The Delacorte Theater will run through Saturday, September 18, with an official opening on Tuesday, July 27. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali. 

Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capa Photo Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capacity
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

The Public Theater will begin performances of the 2021 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES on Tuesday, July 6 at The Delacorte Theater. The all-Black staging of the delightful comedy will officially open on Tuesday, July 27 and was recently extended by three weeks to now end on Saturday, September 18.

Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More t Photo Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More to Star in Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

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