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Ossie Davis Headshot
Date Of Birth:
December 18, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 04, 2005 (87)
Birth Place:
Cogdell, GA, USA
 
Ossie Davis Headshot
Date of Birth: December 18, 1917
Date of Death: February 04, 2005 (87)

Birth Place: Cogdell, GA, USA
BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Is Now Available as A Kindle Photo BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Is Now Available as A Kindle Version
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021

There is much work to be done for the equity of Blacks in theater and when Broadway reopens, hopefully, it will be a new and truly inclusive Black Broadway. The book, Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way, is a thorough examination of the history of the Black contribution to Broadway. The publishers of Black Broadway, Square One Publishing, have released a Kindle version and in honor of Black History Month, the ebook is available for $1.99 for the month of February. 

DO THE RIGHT THING Available on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time Photo DO THE RIGHT THING Available on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2021

It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can...DO THE RIGHT THING. In 1989, Academy Award® winner and visionary filmmaker Spike Lee mesmerized audiences with one of the most insightful and provocative films of its time, DO THE RIGHT THING.

Carmen Morgan and Futaba Shioda Announced as Recipients of 2020 Paul Robeson Aw Photo Carmen Morgan and Futaba Shioda Announced as Recipients of 2020 Paul Robeson Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

Carmen Morgan and Futaba Shioda have been named the 2020 recipients of the Paul Robeson Award by the Actors’ Equity Association and Actors’ Equity Foundation. These two individuals exemplify the principles to which Robeson dedicated his life. 

Broadway's Woodie King, Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp Profiled in Photography Book on B Photo Broadway's Woodie King, Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp Profiled in Photography Book on Black Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2020

Broadway veterans Woodie King, Jr., Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp are spotlighted in “A Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom,” a beautifully photographed coffee table book by writer-photographer Roohee Marshall that’s dedicated to the wit and achievements of Black seniors.

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki G Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki Grant
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the award-winning composer, lyricist, playwright, and actress Micki Grant on Monday, November 16 at 6pm on Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE. The interview with Ms. Grant has been prerecorded, and will be followed by a live Q&A.

Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's Photo Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's STORIES ABOUT THE OLD DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020

On 10/30 - 11/1, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Stories About the Old Days,' the acclaimed 1986 drama about hidden secrets, featuring co-stars Pauletta Washington and Michael Potts, associate producer Linda Herring and its original director LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the helm.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 8- with NEXT ON STAGE Season 2, Beth Leavel, Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 8- with NEXT ON STAGE Season 2, Beth Leavel, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Today (October 8) in live streaming: Next on Stage is Back for Season 2, Beth Leavel visits Backstage Live, and so much more!

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week 21 Photo The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning in March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week for one hour with Segal Center's director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Ti

Vineyard Theatre Releases Weekly Schedule for LESSONS IN SURVIVAL Photo Vineyard Theatre Releases Weekly Schedule for LESSONS IN SURVIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced the weekly schedule for Lessons In Survival, beginning October 6, and the return of 'The VT Show' on the last Tuesday of each month beginning September 29 at 5:30 pm ET.

African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service And Film Archives Photo African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service And Film Archives
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), the premier U.S. presenter of African cinema, has unveiled its new streaming platform and digital archives at its online home, africanfilmny.org.

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.

BWW Interview: Kim Exum and Eric Lockley Talk the Importance of the Antonyo Awards- L Photo BWW Interview: Kim Exum and Eric Lockley Talk the Importance of the Antonyo Awards- Live at 7pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, will present the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.

BWW Exclusive: Karen Brown, Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc - 'W Photo BWW Exclusive: Karen Brown, Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc - 'We See You, and We are Angry'
by BWW Features - Jun 19, 2020

Karen Brown, Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing the current movement, 'Dear White American Theater,' and more. 

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Makes Grants Available for Theatre Writers  Photo The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Makes Grants Available for Theatre Writers In Response to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

In response to the recent closure of theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced its decision to reinvent the means by which it will distribute the funds for their 2020 Idea Award for Theatre.

Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, David Yazbek Ft. Lilli Cooper and More are Heading to Feins Photo Linda Eder, Alice Ripley, David Yazbek Ft. Lilli Cooper and More are Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Avery Sommers To Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut This March Photo Avery Sommers To Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents Broadway sensation Avery Sommers (Ain't Misbehavin', Showboat, Chicago, Platinum) with her hit show, For Sentimental Reasons.

Anita Michael Will Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with I'M A CERTIFIED SENIOR  Photo Anita Michael Will Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with I'M A CERTIFIED SENIOR CITIZEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Vocalist and performer Anita Michael returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her new show 'I'm a Certified Senior Citizen' on Thursday, April 2, 2020, Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe is located at 407 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. There is a $20 cover and $20 food/beverage minimum per person. Tickets may be purchased on line at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10504599

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lillias White and Nancy Santiago Negron With 2020 'Rosi Photo Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lillias White and Nancy Santiago Negron With 2020 'Rosie' Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 51st Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, April 6, 2020 at the The Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street - between Lexington & Third Avenues, NYC). Honorary Chair for the event is Grammy Award-winning Latin recording artist and activist Rubén Blades. Tony Award-winner Priscilla Lopez will be Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART! Photo Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, recently returned from performing at Nairobi's National Theatre in The Kenya International Theater Festival, will celebrate his 20th year of touring, performing his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! in a special performance presented by Tennessee Valley Art Association (TVAA) at The Ritz Theatre's Ritz Studio in Sheffield, Alabama on February 29th.

Celebrate Eartha Kitt's 93rd Birthday Over MLK Weekend with DOWN TO EARTHA Photo Celebrate Eartha Kitt's 93rd Birthday Over MLK Weekend with DOWN TO EARTHA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

Actress, singer, author, and activist Eartha Kitt might be best known as the singer behind 'Santa Baby' and 'C'est si bon,' or as the third Catwoman on the sixties Batman TV series.

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