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GGC Players Will Virtually Open LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS This Month Photo GGC Players Will Virtually Open LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021

Lovers and Other Strangers is an evening of five untitled comedic one-acts adding up to less than eighty minutes of brilliant comedy writing and wonderful relatable people seduced by love, arguing about love, marrying with love, cheating with love and confused by love. The play was turned into a hit movie starring Diane Keaton, Gig Young, Richard Castellano and Bea Arthur.

L. Frank Baum Documentary AMERICAN OZ Premieres Monday, April 19 on PBS Photo L. Frank Baum Documentary AMERICAN OZ Premieres Monday, April 19 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2021

The story of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion has continued to enthrall children and adults and been reinvented every generation. It found its most enduring place in American culture at the end of the Great Depression when The Wizard of Oz, the MGM feature film starring Judy Garland, opened on August 25, 1939.

Eddie Murphy to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & H Photo Eddie Murphy to Receive Distinguished Artisan Award at 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2021

Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African-American actor in the history of the motion picture business, and is one of the industry's top five box-office performers overall.

VIDEO: Eddie Murphy Details His Iconic Basketball Match Against Prince Photo VIDEO: Eddie Murphy Details His Iconic Basketball Match Against Prince
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

Eddie Murphy talks about meeting legends like Richard Pryor throughout his career, getting bad advice from Rodney Dangerfield and being challenged by Prince to a basketball game.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 22 - 42ND STREET on DVD and Blu-Ra Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 22 - 42ND STREET on DVD and Blu-Ray, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Photo Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

BWW Blog: Celebrating Black Playwrights Photo BWW Blog: Celebrating Black Playwrights
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Feb 4, 2021

Hopefully this list gives you some new reads, and if not, reminded you of some old favorites.

SoundSpace @ Rabbit's Now Open Inside Historic Rabbit's Motel Photo SoundSpace @ Rabbit's Now Open Inside Historic Rabbit's Motel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021

A three year revitalization project taking place inside of Asheville, North Carolina's historic Southside neighborhood has come to fruition with the opening of SoundSpace @ Rabbit's, the city's first public access music rehearsal facility.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: THE WIZ se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: THE WIZ se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 5, 2021

Un 5 de enero de 1975, THE WIZ se estrenaba en Broadway en el Majestic Theatre. Este musical supone una revisión del cuento clásico de EL MAGO DE OZ adaptándolo a la actualidad del momento y conectándolo de manera directa con la cultura urbana negra.

Leslie Anderson, Matt Berman, Elaine Brier and More Join PIANO BAR LIVE! Photo Leslie Anderson, Matt Berman, Elaine Brier and More Join PIANO BAR LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020

Featuring new performers with every show, Piano Bar Live! A Night at Rose's Turn, Part 3, streams tomorrow Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:15 pm ET, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Mark Alan celebrating the now iconic club, Roses Turn.

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Gus Solomons Jr and Abdel R. Salaam Conclude The American Dan Photo Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Gus Solomons Jr and Abdel R. Salaam Conclude The American Dance Guild Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020

Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild continues their virtual offering 10 Years Over 10 Weeks, a rich collection of video performances of honorees and guest artists over the last ten years of ADG Performance Festivals.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 7 - THE PROM Soundtrack, and More! Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 7 - THE PROM Soundtrack, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new music from Jackie Burns, and more!

LADY SINGS THE BLUES Arrives on Blu-ray Feb. 23 Photo LADY SINGS THE BLUES Arrives on Blu-ray Feb. 23
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Diana Ross gives a tour-de-force debut performance as legendary singer Billie Holiday in the classic drama LADY SINGS THE BLUES, arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever February 23, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

FOXX/PRYOR to Begin Performances in June 2021 Photo FOXX/PRYOR to Begin Performances in June 2021
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020

Dorothy Spellman Productions will present the world premiere play Foxx/Pryor  Off-Broadway in June 2021. The two man play is written and will be directed by Layon Gray. 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now Photo SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE EARLY YEARS 12-Disc Set Available Now
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

On October 11, 1975, Saturday Night Live, a topical comedy sketch show, made its debut on NBC.

The Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off 3rd Annual BOLD Master Class as Digital Series Photo The Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off 3rd Annual BOLD Master Class as Digital Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off 3rd annual BOLD Master Class as digital workshop series with celebrity actresses Jasmine Guy (Ita??s A Different World) and Ta?? Keyah Crystal Keymah (Living Color) joining the all-female roster of instructors Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Five Titles Announced For The Actors' Fund's New Works Virtual Festival Photo Five Titles Announced For The Actors' Fund's New Works Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020

From Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, the New Works Virtual Festival will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

Marc Kudisch and More Will Lead SOMETHING'S COMING, New Play on the Making of WEST SI Photo Marc Kudisch and More Will Lead SOMETHING'S COMING, New Play on the Making of WEST SIDE STORY, Kicking Off The New Works Virtual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

The New Works Virtual Festival, now scheduled to take place from Sunday October 25th to Saturday the 31st, will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE COMEDY STORE on Showtime Photo VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE COMEDY STORE on Showtime
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

SHOWTIME has released the trailer and poster art for the upcoming docu-series THE COMEDY STORE, which chronicles the evolution of comedy from within the walls of the legendary L.A. club. Directed and executive produced by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), who started at the Store as a doorman before rising to main stage performer, and executive produced by Oscar¬ģ nominee and Emmy winner Mike Tollin (The Last Dance), the five-part series premieres on Sunday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn, Seth Rudetsky, Carmen Cusack and More to be Featured in THE Photo Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn, Seth Rudetsky, Carmen Cusack and More to be Featured in THE NEW WORKS VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020

From Sunday October 18th to Saturday the 24th, the first-ever New Works Virtual Festival (NWVF) will stream video readings of 20 new scripts featuring the work of a diverse group of writers and all-star cast members. All proceeds will be donated to the Actors Fund.

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