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VIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences, How to Get Away With Murder) shines a light on the unsung tradition of rent parties for Jazz Appreciation Month in the newest Storyline Online video, released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Below, watch Davis read the critically acclaimed children's book Rent Party Jazz, written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and published by Lee & Low Books! (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSA Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

Wetv Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKERWetv Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

WE tv announced today that it has renewed MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER starring Patti Stanger for a second season. The unscripted relationship show, which features the incomparable matchmaker as she helps her toughest clients find true love, will return with 10 hour-long episodes to premiere later this year. (more...)

BWW Preview:  THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre TonightBWW Preview: THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre Tonight
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 4, 2017

If you loved the movie The Bodyguard, you're in luck because now there's a stage musical that originated in London that's on tour all across the United States right now, and they're paying New Orleans a visit this week. THE BODYGUARD is opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre, and if you're ready to hear R&B/pop recording artist and actress (Film: Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda; Broadway: AIDA, JEKYLL & HYDE) Deborah Cox belt her face off then this is a show you're not going to want to miss out on. (more...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJBWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, All This Intimacy and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. On screen, he's written for TV series Nurse Jackie and feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. His 2015 play Guards at the Taj, about two imperial guards in 17th-century India handed a gruesome decree, has its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, beginning previews on 7 April. (more...)

New AARP Study Reveals Moviegoers 50 and Older Make-up One Third of All Theatre Seats in The USNew AARP Study Reveals Moviegoers 50 and Older Make-up One Third of All Theatre Seats in The US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and PiesBWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies
by Neil Shurley - Mar 29, 2017

Love and triumph, conga and rock, romance and pies. The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season boasts an eclectic line-up of musicals, including Tony Award® winners, returning classics, and shows that may well become your new favorites. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARDBWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 28, 2017

Jasmin Richardson talks about working with Deborah Cox and the BODYGUARD musical. (more...)

Indie Folk Singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron to Play Desmond's TavernIndie Folk Singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron to Play Desmond's Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Indie folk singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron join forces for a one night concert at Park Avenue's favorite Irish pub, Desmond's Tavern. (more...)

BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2017

Deborah Cox, the Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop music star now headlining the national tour of The Bodyguard - the stage musical based upon the 1992 film - proves herself to be every inch the star. From the very first moment she appears onstage, clad in Tim Hatley's eye-popping costume as 'Queen of the Night,' Cox carries with her that unmistakable, but hard to define, quality that sets her apart from mere mortals. (more...)

On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARDOn The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

Young Actors Revealed for Sydney Season of THE BODYGUARDYoung Actors Revealed for Sydney Season of THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced the four young actors who will share the role of Fletcher, the son of the Rachel Marron character, during the Sydney season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The young actors are Rome Champion (10 years old, of Pyrmont), Tyrese Medina (8, Russell Lea), Chetachi Nwaogazi (10, Yagoona) and Joshua Scott (11, Carss Park). (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24 (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Announces Student Rush for THE BODYGUARDBroadway in Atlanta Announces Student Rush for THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Local college students looking for show-stopping deal are in for a treat as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 Student Rush Ticketfor the debut engagement of THE BODYGUARD, playing at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)
by Vickie Evans - Mar 8, 2017

The Bodyguard (The Musical) opens in Charlotte, NC with a BLAST! The set, costumes, music and of course, the sensational Deborah Cox leaves a lasting imprint on opening night, at the Belk Theater. Show runs from March 7-12 (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at SteppenwolfBroadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Kiernan Shipka Reads for Storyline Online for Women's History MonthKiernan Shipka Reads for Storyline Online for Women's History Month
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

For Women's History Month, actor Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Feud) brings the story of an unheralded American hero to life in the newest Storyline Online® (storylineonline.net) video released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. (more...)

Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJDanny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)

Margot Lee Shetterly Discusses HIDDEN FIGURES In Advance of Upcoming LectureMargot Lee Shetterly Discusses HIDDEN FIGURES In Advance of Upcoming Lecture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly's book, HIDDEN FIGURES, has also been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards to be presented Sunday, Feb. 26.  The Star Tribune interviewed Shetterly in advance of her sold-out upcoming talk at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.  (more...)

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