VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks the Upcoming HAMILTON Movie VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks the Upcoming HAMILTON Movie
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2020

Christopher Jackson was a guest on the Monday, February 24 episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about his CBS series Bull. During the interview, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest brought up the recently announced Hamilton film. (more...)

BET Networks, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF Pay Tribute to the African American Community BET Networks, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF Pay Tribute to the African American Community
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

In back-to-back events, the African American community comes together for a weekend celebrating Black excellence. On February 22, the 51st NAACP Image Awards airing live on BET Networks is the preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The next evening, the American Black Film Festival will host its annual awards season gala, ABFF Honors. The ceremony celebrates Black culture by recognizing individuals who have made distinguished contributions to American entertainment. The honorees being celebrated at ABFF Honors have leveraged their career to carve out a space for people of color in Hollywood helping to create a more diverse landscape. ABFF Honors is an opportunity for the industry to acknowledge how far entertainment has come and thank the individuals who have made it their mission to propel the African American community forward. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. & Freida Pinto VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for ONLY, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. & Freida Pinto
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2020

After a comet releases a deadly virus that attacks all the women in the world, Eva (Freida Pinto) and Will (Leslie Odom Jr.) are forced into hiding from both the illness and the savages who hunt the few surviving women. Trapped inside their over-sterilized apartment, the couple's relationship and sense of sanity begins to crumble. When Eva's desperation for a normal life becomes as dangerous as the world outside, the couple escapes their self-imposed quarantine to fight for their lives. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. Debuts Music Video for 'Go Crazy' Leslie Odom, Jr. Debuts Music Video for 'Go Crazy'
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. has unveiled the music video for “Go Crazy.”  (more...)

Grand Rapids Symphony Unveils 2020-21 Classical Season Grand Rapids Symphony Unveils 2020-21 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Some of the greatest works of music ever composed, performed by many of the world's finest soloists, will be part of the Grand Rapids Symphony's 91st season. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'Stand Up' at the OSCARS VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'Stand Up' at the OSCARS
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

During the 92nd Academy Awards, Cynthia Erivo performed a?oeStand Upa?? from the film Harriet. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Stars as Aretha Franklin in the First GENIUS: ARETHA Trailer 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! (more...)

ONLY Starring Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. to Play Select Theaters March 6 ONLY Starring Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr. to Play Select Theaters March 6
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

'Only,' starring Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto and Chandler Riggs, will be released in theaters and On Demand March 6, 2020.  (more...)

Get to Know the Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song! Get to Know the Oscar Nominees for Best Original Song!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 7, 2020

On Sunday, February 9, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The The Best Original Song category highlights some of Broadway's best and we are here to help you get to know each song nominated, before the big night. All 5 nominees will perform during the broadcast, so make sure to tune in! (more...)

Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights to Sundance Hit KAJILLIONAIRE Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights to Sundance Hit KAJILLIONAIRE
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Miranda July's Kajillionaire, which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by July, who won multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival for Me and You and Everyone We Know including the Critics Week Grand Prize, the Prix Regards Jeune and the Camera d'Or, Kajillionaire stars Golden Globe® nominated Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Golden Globe® winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Academy Award® nominated Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), and Academy Award® nominated Debra Winger (The Lovers, Terms of Endearment). Producers are Plan B Entertainment's Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and Youree Henley. Plan B Entertainment's Brad Pitt, Annapurna's Megan Ellison, and Jillian Longnecker executive produced. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally. (more...)

Disney Paid $75 Million For Film Rights to HAMILTON Disney Paid $75 Million For Film Rights to HAMILTON
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

It was announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony-winning Broadway musical Hamilton would be released in theaters by Disney in 2021. According to Deadline, Disney paid $75 million for worldwide rights to the musical, which may be the largest acquisition to date. Disney has a commitment for a wide global theatrical release for the 2 hour, 40 minute movie, which was shot two weeks before the original cast left. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Screening Date For HAMILTON Movie Featuring Original Broadway Cast Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Screening Date For HAMILTON Movie Featuring Original Broadway Cast
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter today that Disney will present the HAMILTON movie featuring the original Broadway cast (filmed live on stage) October 15, 2021. (more...)

From Stage to Screen: Cynthia Erivo Gets Ready to Take on the Oscars From Stage to Screen: Cynthia Erivo Gets Ready to Take on the Oscars
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020

Anyone who stepped foot inside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre between December 2015 and January 2017 knew that a star had been born. Cynthia Erivo, who won a Tony Award in 2016 for her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, has been been going non-stop ever since, appearing on screen in both film and television over the last several years. (more...)

HARRIET Celebrates Black History Month With Free Screenings HARRIET Celebrates Black History Month With Free Screenings
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

In celebration of Black History Month, Focus Features and Regal have partnered to offer free screenings of HARRIET in 50 theatres around the United States on Tuesday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 11.  The film depicts the life of one of history's most courageous African American heroes, Harriet Tubman, bringing her story to the big screen for the very first time. For her work as the titular role of Harriet, Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for two Academy Awards®, for Best Actress and Best Original Song for a?oeStand Up,a?? which she co-wrote with Joshuah Brian Campbell.  (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Last 10 Cast Albums to Win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy BWW Flashback: The Last 10 Cast Albums to Win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 24, 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will name the newest Best Musical Theater Album based on cast recordings released in the previous year. This year, the nominees for the award includeAin't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites and Oklahoma!. Before a new cast album takes home the title, look back on the 10 most recent cast recordings to win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/20: Alexandra Billings Joins WICKED, and More! Wake Up With BWW 1/20: Alexandra Billings Joins WICKED, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2020

Today's top stories: Alexandra Billings joins Wicked, and more! (more...)

Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., and More Will Voice Characters on CENTRAL PARK, New Series From Apple TV+ Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., and More Will Voice Characters on CENTRAL PARK, New Series From Apple TV+
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020

Apple TV+ has announced a new animated musical comedy, called Central Park, which will include the voices of some Broadway favorites! (more...)

Apple TV+ Announces Premiere Dates For Upcoming Series; Spielbergs 'Amazing Stories,' 'Home,' and More! Apple TV+ Announces Premiere Dates For Upcoming Series; Spielbergs 'Amazing Stories,' 'Home,' and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020

Apple TV Plus has announced premiere dates for a slew of its upcoming series, according to Variety. (more...)

#TBT: Looking Back At HAMILTON's Off-Broadway Opening In Honor Of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Birthday #TBT: Looking Back At HAMILTON's Off-Broadway Opening In Honor Of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Birthday
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2020

They'll tell the story of tonight becuase today, January 16, marks the birthday of legendary In the Heights and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. In honor of the ocassion, we're looking back at where the story of the ten-dollar founding father began: The Public Theater. Check out the video to see Lin alongside Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and more celebrating the show's Off-Broadway opening night! (more...)

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos and Leslie Odom Jr. Talk HAMILTON, Their Solo Albums, & More with TIDAL VIDEO: Anthony Ramos and Leslie Odom Jr. Talk HAMILTON, Their Solo Albums, & More with TIDAL
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020

Today, global music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, exclusively released an interview between Hamilton alumni Anthony Ramos and Leslie Odom Jr. Grammy and Tony award-winning castmates sat down for an intimate conversation covering music, love, and life. (more...)

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