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Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie Photo Everything You Need to Know About THE COLOR PURPLE Movie
by Michael Major - May 7, 2022

The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The film, directed by Blitz Bazawule, will star Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Colman Domingo, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more.

Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film Photo Jon Batiste Joins THE COLOR PURPLE Film
by Michael Major - Apr 15, 2022

Jon Batiste has joined the cast of the upcoming musical film adaption of The Color Purple. Batiste will make his feature film acting debut in the film as Grady, a piano man and the husband of Shug Avery, played here by Taraji P. Henson. Fantasia Barrino, Danielle Brooks, H.E.R., Corey Hawkins, Halle Bailey, Ciara, and more are set for the film.

Wake Up With BWW 3/22: MJ THE MUSICAL Tour, THE COLOR PURPLE Film Cast, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/22: MJ THE MUSICAL Tour, THE COLOR PURPLE Film Cast, and More!
by - Mar 22, 2022

Today's top stories include an upcoming North American tour of MJ the Musical, set to begin in 2023. Plus, Ben Levi Ross returns to Dear Evan Hansen, additional casting for The Color Purple film, and more!

THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adds David Alan Grier, Louis Gossett, Jr., and More! Photo THE COLOR PURPLE Film Adds David Alan Grier, Louis Gossett, Jr., and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Joining the cast are Louis Gossett, Jr. as 'Ol' Mister', David Alan Grier as 'Reverend Avery', Tamela J. Mann as 'First Lady', Phylicia Pearl Mpasi as 'Young Celie', Deon Cole as 'Alfonso', and Stephen Hill as 'Buster'.

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights January 19 in Memory of Sidney Poitier Photo Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights January 19 in Memory of Sidney Poitier
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 18, 2022

To commemorate the life of prolific actor, director and cultural icon Sidney Poitier, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 19 at exactly 7:45PM.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Contemporary Voices Series Celebrating Pride Month Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces Contemporary Voices Series Celebrating Pride Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

In celebration of Pride Month, Palm Beach Dramaworks' Contemporary Voices series will shine the spotlight on playwright Michael McKeever in June. This free, online series features live readings and discussions of plays by a cross-section of some of the finest American playwrights working in theatre today.

The Royal Conservatory Of Music And S.N.A.P. Films Inc. Present THE MUSIC FROM THE CU Photo The Royal Conservatory Of Music And S.N.A.P. Films Inc. Present THE MUSIC FROM THE CUBAN
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

To replace the originally scheduled Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodríguez Band and Pedrito Martínez Group concert on October 24, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, has programed a special concert and free livestream, Music from The Cuban, featuring Hilario Durán, on the same date.

The Royal Conservatory Of Music Concert Announce Updates For October Photo The Royal Conservatory Of Music Concert Announce Updates For October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2020

After two successful concerts at Mazzoleni Concert Hall in September, The Royal Conservatory is committed to bringing inspiring and uplifting live music in a way that is safe and responsible to music lovers.

SCHITT'S CREEK, SUCCESSION, and More Take Home 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards; Full List! Photo SCHITT'S CREEK, SUCCESSION, and More Take Home 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2020

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were held virtually last night, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Shaquille O'Neal Presents FOSTER BOY Starring Matthew Modine Photo Shaquille O'Neal Presents FOSTER BOY Starring Matthew Modine
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 11, 2020

Winner of more than +16 awards and opening nationwide to audiences in movie theaters and VOD streaming on Friday, 25 September 2020.

Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Jane Goodall and More to Take Part in THE SHIFT S Photo Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Jane Goodall and More to Take Part in THE SHIFT SUMMIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020

The Shift Network has announced The Shift Summit & Music Festival, set to begin on September 18th and lead up to the International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2020.

16 Musicals & Plays That Deal With Social Injustice Photo 16 Musicals & Plays That Deal With Social Injustice
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 27, 2020

Theater has always been an outlet for creative minds to discuss the issues that plague our society, whether it's racism, income inequality, or the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn our picks for musicals and plays that deal with important social topics.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Fr Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

HBO to Offer All Nine Episodes of WATCHMEN for Free June 19-21 Photo HBO to Offer All Nine Episodes of WATCHMEN for Free June 19-21
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 18, 2020

HBO will offer all nine episodes of the series WATCHMEN for free starting FRIDAY, JUNE 19 through SUNDAY, June 21 exclusively on HBO.com and Free On Demand, as an extension of the network's content offering highlighting Black experiences, voices and storytellers. The network will also air a marathon of the series on HBO and HBO Latino starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, June 19.

AXS TV Presents THE 1960S REDISCOVERED Photo AXS TV Presents THE 1960S REDISCOVERED
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2020

AXS TV¬†presents an insightful look back at one of America's most important decades in the all-new Sunday morning series¬†The 1960s Rediscovered‚ÄĒairing Sundays at 9 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. CT through August 9.

Garden State Film Festival Announces Virtual Victory and Award Winners Photo Garden State Film Festival Announces Virtual Victory and Award Winners
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2020

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) presented more than 240 independent films to +15,000 viewers virtually through parallel and dynamic digital streaming in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the announcement from the Governor of the State of New Jersey further restricting public gatherings. 

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents FOSTER BOY ~ Directors' Choic Photo BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents FOSTER BOY ~ Directors' Choice Award For Best Feature Film, Drama
by Herbert Paine - Feb 29, 2020

In FOSTER BOY, based on his own experience as a children's rights attorney, screenwriter and producer Jay Paul Deratany and director Youssef Delara have delivered a profoundly moving and superbly acted drama about a young man victimized by the privatized foster care system and a high-powered corporate attorney begrudgingly assigned to be his advocate. One of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BET Networks, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF Pay Tribute to the African American Communi Photo BET Networks, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF Pay Tribute to the African American Community
by Sarah Jae Leiber - 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.

GOOD TIMES Actress and Broadway Alum Ja'Net DuBois Passes Away Photo GOOD TIMES Actress and Broadway Alum Ja'Net DuBois Passes Away
by Abigail Charpentier - Feb 19, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of ‚ÄúGood Times‚ÄĚ actress Ja'Net DuBois. The New York Times states she passed away in her sleep on Monday at her home in Glendale, California.

Black Spectrum Theatre Celebrates Milestone Anniversary Season with 50th Anniversary Gala
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

To mark its golden anniversary year, the Audelco Award-winning Black Spectrum Theatre Company (BSTC) today announced details for its 50th anniversary season comprised of a series of special programs highlighting African-American achievements in film, theater, literature and music. As the major highlight of this milestone season, the historic theatre will also host its 50th Anniversary Gala celebrating its rich legacy and honoring legendary performers Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, and BSTC Founder and Executive Producer Carl Clay on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6PM. Tickets for Gala Only - $150. Ticket Package is inclusive of Gala, afterparty and overnight stay at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel - $400.

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