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Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana And More Celebrate At AAIFF42 Photo Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana And More Celebrate At AAIFF42 Screening Of YELLOW ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2019

Asian CineVision opened The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42) with the timely immigration drama YELLOW ROSE on Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Leslie Lewis And MIRACLE IN RWANDA Are Honored By Ndaba Mandela and Congressman Hakee Photo Leslie Lewis And MIRACLE IN RWANDA Are Honored By Ndaba Mandela and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

Following the Friday evening performance of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play 'Miracle in Rwanda' at the Lion Theater, Leslie Lewis, co-creator and producer was celebrated for her heartfelt dedication to the healing of the Rwandan people through her art and her actions.

Photo Flash: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Performs At The United Nations Photo Photo Flash: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Performs At The United Nations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

World-renowned play MIRACLE IN RWANDA (now Off Broadway at the Lion Theater on Theater Row), gave a special performance at the UNITED NATIONS (405 E 42nd St.) in Manhattan -- in association with the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations-on the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.  

Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection Photo Photo Coverage: MIRACLE IN RWANDA Honors International Day of Reflection
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2019

MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga - celebrates an official opening night April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, and will now play through May 11, 2019.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA Extended Through May At Theatre Row Photo MIRACLE IN RWANDA Extended Through May At Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga - scheduled to premiere Off Broadway following an acclaimed world tour, with preview performances beginning April 4 prior to an official opening night April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan, will now play through May 11, 2019.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA Comes to the Apollo Theater Photo MIRACLE IN RWANDA Comes to the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Last March 17, 2019, the story of a remarkable woman took center stage during the Women Of the World (WOW) Festival, a laser-focused event on gender equality and female empowerment held at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City. It is the story of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the horrifying Rwandan Genocide, and the subject of the critically-acclaimed Miracle in Rwanda - a one-woman show written by Leslie Lewis, daughter of the first African American billion-dollar dealmaker Reginald F. Lewis, and Filipino American lawyer, businesswoman and philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis.

Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Off-Broadway Premiere of MIRACLE IN RWANDA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga - will premiere Off Broadway following an acclaimed world tour, with preview performances beginning April 4 prior to an official opening night April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan. This NYC presentation is directed by George Drance.

MIRACLE IN RWANDA Will Premiere Off-Broadway On Theater Row Photo MIRACLE IN RWANDA Will Premiere Off-Broadway On Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

MIRACLE IN RWANDA - a play by Leslie Lewis and Edward Vilga about one young woman's remarkable survival during the Rwandan genocide 25 years ago - will be presented in NYC following an acclaimed world tour, with previews beginning April 4 prior to an official opening April 9 at the Lion Theatre on Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in Manhattan. 

The Lulubird Project Presents THE MRS. WHEATLAND PAGEANT At Theater29 Photo The Lulubird Project Presents THE MRS. WHEATLAND PAGEANT At Theater29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

The Lulubird Project is thrilled to present The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant. Performances will be at Theater 29, located at 5138 W. 29th Avenue, Denver 80212.

Recording Academy And Republic Records To Release 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album On 1/25 Photo Recording Academy And Republic Records To Release 2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album On 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records will release the 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 25, 2019 in stores and via digital retailers.

Tribeca PAC And New Federal Theatre Present HATITUDES: A Tribute To The Grace And Sty Photo Tribeca PAC And New Federal Theatre Present HATITUDES: A Tribute To The Grace And Style Of Our Mothers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, in partnership with the New Federal Theatre, proudly presents the inaugural Hatitudes: A Tribute to the Grace and Style of Our Mothers on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 with a reception at 2:00PM, followed by a performance at 3pm.

TREASURES FROM THE VAULTS Reveals Freshly-Preserved Taong Photo TREASURES FROM THE VAULTS Reveals Freshly-Preserved Taong
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision's new programme, Treasures from the Vaults will provide a unique opportunity to hear directly from the Archive's experts the stories behind the recent preservation of some of its audiovisual taonga, and then experience the results of that work.  

MIRACLE IN RWANDA to be Presented at The New York Law School
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actress Leslie Lewis will star in her One-Woman play 'Miracle in Rwanda' Monday April 3rd at The New York Law School. The show is in support of the law schools 'Safe Passage Project'. The charity helps indigent children in Immigration Court.

NY-Area Libraries Host Screenings of MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

In partnership with the New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Nassau Library systems, WNET has announced that up to 20 area libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau, will host screenings of the film American Masters - MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE.

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.

Photo Flash: CALDERON'S TWO DREAMS Brings Two Versions of LIFE IS A DREAM to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

La MaMa presents Magis Theatre Company's CALDERON'S TWO DREAMS a unique opportunity to see Pedro Calderon de la Barca's two versions of his classic LIFE IS A DREAM written forty-two years apart, (1635 and 1677) in one sitting. Directed by George Drance and Kelly Johnston, performances of begin February 10th at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa with opening set for Monday, February 13.

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.

Photo Coverage: Trailblazing Women Gather at the Golden Theatre for the First Broadway Preview of ECLIPSED!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 24, 2016

The new American play ECLIPSED by Danai Gurira just began Broadway previews last night, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh. ECLIPSED, directed by Liesl Tommy, will open on March 6, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). ECLIPSED marks a historic moment on Broadway: the first time the cast, director, and playwright are composed entirely of female artists, fitting for a production that so stunningly chronicles the experiences of a group of very resilient women. To celebrate, the show hosted some of the industry's other trailblazing and history-making women for the first preview. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below!

McLean Community Players to Stage Tony-Winning Musical 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

?The McLean Community Players' production of the musical 1776, based on the events surrounding the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence, opens Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, and runs weekends through Feb. 21 at McLean's Alden Theatre.  With music by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, 1776 became an improbable hit and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1969.  Director Annie O'Neill Galvin leads an award-winning cast and crew for this production.

PHOTOS: At the Sitzprobe of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

At the sitzprobe, one of the very first rehearsals with the cast of around 30 actors and 35-piece orchestra musicians, seasoned Filipino American conductor Michael Dadap said he hopes that New York audiences would not miss this rare opportunity to catch the limited run of Philippine National Artists Felipe de Leon (music) and Guillermo Tolentino's (libretto) finest work, NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA, based on the 1887 classic romantic novel by the Philippines' National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, which runs at The Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.

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