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Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GL Photo Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Becca Blackwell, Nidra Sousla Terre and More Join SHOWING UP  Photo Marsha Stephanie Blake, Becca Blackwell, Nidra Sousla Terre and More Join SHOWING UP From The Civilians
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The Civilians has announced the cast for Showing Up, a free live streamed evening of music and performance inspired by photographer Accra Shepp’s portraits of Black Lives Matter activists. The online event features Emmy-Nominee Marsha Stephanie Blake, Sheldon Best, Becca Blackwell, Cecil Blutcher, and more.

The Civilians Presents SHOWING UP, Music and Performance Inspired by Accra Shepp's Ph Photo The Civilians Presents SHOWING UP, Music and Performance Inspired by Accra Shepp's Photos of BLM Activists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

The Civilians will present Showing Up, a free livestreamed evening of music and performance inspired by photographer Accra Shepp’s portraits of Black Lives Matter activists. In the spring of 2020, Shepp began taking portraits of first responders at work on the frontlines of the pandemic.

The New Group Off Stage Continues REUNION READING SERIES With Events Featuring Matthe Photo The New Group Off Stage Continues REUNION READING SERIES With Events Featuring Matthew Broderick, Melissa Errico & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

The New Group is continuing its Reunion Reading Series of iconic plays from the company's first 25 years with two plays by Wallace Shawn, featuring the original casts from The New Group's acclaimed productions. Each reading, broadcast live and streaming on demand, benefits The New Group and other local initiatives and organizations.

First Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award To Be Presented To Ava DuVernay For ARRAY  Photo First Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award To Be Presented To Ava DuVernay For ARRAY At MacDowell Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2020

Filmmaker and founder of ARRAY, AvaDuVernay will accept the inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award during MacDowell's Virtual National Benefit on October 19, 2020. MacDowell Fellow and Madame Chairman of the Board Nell Painter will host a free evening that features presentations from MacDowell Fellows in theater, poetry, film, and music.

Photo Flash: The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 12 ANGRY MEN... AND WOMEN: THE WEIGH Photo Photo Flash: The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 12 ANGRY MEN... AND WOMEN: THE WEIGHT OF THE WAIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

The Billie Holiday Theatre presented its mainstage fall 2020 presentation on Saturday, September 12, with 12 Angry Men...and Women: The Weight of the Wait in partnership with The New Press

Amazon's I'M YOUR WOMAN To Open Festival On Thursday, October 15 Photo Amazon's I'M YOUR WOMAN To Open Festival On Thursday, October 15
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2020

Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film  I'M YOUR WOMAN. 

I'M YOUR WOMAN Will Open the 34th AFI Festival Photo I'M YOUR WOMAN Will Open the 34th AFI Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 14, 2020

Deadline reports that the Rachel Brosnahan-led film 'I'm Your Woman' will open at the AFI Fest.

Netflix Announces Cast of Anthology Series SOCIAL DISTANCE Photo Netflix Announces Cast of Anthology Series SOCIAL DISTANCE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2020

Set in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOCIAL DISTANCE is an eight-part anthology series that showcases the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation.

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Jelani Alladin, Denée Benton, André De Shields & More  Photo VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Jelani Alladin, Denée Benton, André De Shields & More in #ToBeBlack In Honor of Juneteenth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020

In honor of Juneteenth, The Public has just released Girl From the North Country cast member Kimber Elayne Sprawl's collaborative interpretation of Hamlet's eternal a?oeTo Be or Not To Bea?? speech and performed by an incredible group of 30 Black actors including Toree Alexander, Jelani Alladin, Denée Benton, Marsha Stephanie Blake and more.

VIDEO: Marsha Stephanie Blake, Dickie Hearts, Emma Ramos, and More Read ROMEO AND JUL Photo VIDEO: Marsha Stephanie Blake, Dickie Hearts, Emma Ramos, and More Read ROMEO AND JULIET For the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Series
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020

The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes. For week three, André Holland & Marsha Stephanie Blake, Dickie Hearts & Alexandria Wailes, and Daniel Molina & Emma Ramos read an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet.

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by TV Scoop - Apr 13, 2020

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 30, 2020!

The Billie Holiday Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month With 50IN50: LETTERS TO O Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Celebrates Women's History Month With 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 18, 2020

The Billie Holiday Theatre is proud to announce the cast and selected writers for the fourth monologue showcase of its popular series - 50in50: Letters to Our Sons.

Pitbull to Perform at Steven Tyler's GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party Photo Pitbull to Perform at Steven Tyler's GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 9, 2020

Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler announced that the GRAMMY® winning independent global superstar, education advocate and entrepreneur Pitbull will perform at Tyler's third annual Janie's Fund GRAMMY Awards® Viewing Party presented by Live Nation, on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Hosted by action-movie hero and sitcom star Terry Crews, the must-attend gala and after party promises to be an epic celebration of music with musical icons and entertainment legends while raising money for Janie's Fund, Steven Tyler's charitable initiative that provides “a big voice for abused girls.”

BWW Album Review: Ghostlight Records and The Civilians Kick Off THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN  Photo BWW Album Review: Ghostlight Records and The Civilians Kick Off THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION with Three Gems
by David Clarke - Nov 20, 2019

Prolific theatrical songwriter Micheal Friedman died at age 41 from AIDS related complications in 2017, leaving many bereft as the theater community recognized his vibrant creativity was snuffed out too soon. To preserve his legacy and work, Ghostlight Records is partnering with The Civilians to record nine albums of Friedman's previously unrecorded music for THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION. This past October, the first trio of albums was released.

I'M YOUR WOMAN Starring Rachel Brosnahan Adds Six to Cast and Sets Creative Team Photo I'M YOUR WOMAN Starring Rachel Brosnahan Adds Six to Cast and Sets Creative Team
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 29, 2019

The upcoming Amazon film “I'm Your Woman” starring Rachel Brosnahan has rounded out its cast, according to Variety.

THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION is Now Available Digitally Photo THE MICHAEL FRIEDMAN COLLECTION is Now Available Digitally
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS have announced that the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection, will be available for streaming and download today, Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY Album Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY Album
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS will release the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection- available for streaming and download on Friday, October 18. The Great Immensity, The Abominables, and This Beautiful City are all written (or co-written) and directed by Steve Cosson and feature music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. This extraordinary long-term project will eventually comprise the premiere recordings of nine musicals from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman. The albums will be available at www.ghostlightrecords.com/michaelfriedman.html.

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by TV Scoop - Sep 30, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 10, 2019!

Who Will Win at the 2019 EMMYS? Winners List Updating Live! Photo Who Will Win at the 2019 EMMYS? Winners List Updating Live!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 22, 2019

Tonight is the 71st Emmy Awards, which is airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX! BroadwayWorld will be updating live as winners are announced tonight, so make sure to check back throughout the night to find out if your favorite nominee won an Emmy!

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