Spike Lee to Direct FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW FilmSpike Lee to Direct FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Variety reports Spike Lee will “Frederick Douglass Now,” his third movie adaptation of a one-man stage show by Roger Guenveur Smith, after “A Huey P. Newton Story” and “Rodney King.” (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Announces Rhye, Antibalas, Mala Rodriguez, Kronos Quartet, Anoushka Shankar And MoreBRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Announces Rhye, Antibalas, Mala Rodriguez, Kronos Quartet, Anoushka Shankar And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Events have been announced for the 40th annual season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Free performances include:  (more...)

Grand Performances' 32nd Annual Summer Concert Series Shines A Spotlight On DTLAGrand Performances' 32nd Annual Summer Concert Series Shines A Spotlight On DTLA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Grand Performances, the longest-running presenter of free live performances in downtown LA announce its 32nd Annual Summer Series line-up at California Plaza from June 1st to August 18th, 2018. The 'Shine with Us' series includes performances ranging from funk to family fun, from rock opera and spoken word to sing-alongs. The stage will spotlight diverse voices, world music, innovative programming, and more. (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Lineup for 40th SeasonBRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Lineup for 40th Season
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2018

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for its 40th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. With 31 performances (June 5 – August 11), BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! launches a yearlong celebration to cap off four decades for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Matrix Production Of THE MOUNTAINTOP Heads For Memphis For 50th Anniversary Of MLK AssassinationMatrix Production Of THE MOUNTAINTOP Heads For Memphis For 50th Anniversary Of MLK Assassination
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Internationally acclaimed playwright Katori Hall, currently artistic director of the Hattiloo Theatre in Memhis, TN, will remount L.A.'s Matrix Theatre production of her play, The Mountaintop, at Memphis's Orpheum Theatre in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Obie award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith, who directed the Matrix production, will again be at the helm, with Larry Bates and Danielle Mone Truitt reprising their Matrix roles. Award-winning Matrix set designer John Iacovelli will design the set. (more...)

Casting Announced For Orpheum And Hattiloo Presentation Of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOPCasting Announced For Orpheum And Hattiloo Presentation Of Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

A limited engagement of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will play the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum March 28 through April 1 (5 Performances). Tickets are on sale now for this special MLK50 event. (more...)

YBCA Announces The Return Of 'Transform' Performing Arts FestivalYBCA Announces The Return Of 'Transform' Performing Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) announces the return of Transform, its signature two-week festival occurring each fall and spring. Running May 9-20, 2018, in the YBCA Forum and Theater, the festival convenes leading contemporary artists for a provocative showcase of dance, music, and theater that can only happen at YBCA. Following its highly acclaimed debut in fall 2017, which explored the timely question, "Why citizenship?" the spring 2018 edition is built around the question: "Where is our public imagination?" (more...)

TV ONE Goes BEHIND THE MOMENT In Rosa Parks Bio Pic Premiering February 11TV ONE Goes BEHIND THE MOMENT In Rosa Parks Bio Pic Premiering February 11
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the beginning. Premiering on TV One on Sunday, February 11 at 7/6C, “Behind The Movement” offers a closer look at how the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned in just three days and ultimately led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. (more...)

TV One Premieres Black History Month Campaign and Programming Slate the Theme REPRESENTING THE DREAMTV One Premieres Black History Month Campaign and Programming Slate the Theme REPRESENTING THE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

TV One is celebrating Black History Month with a full slate of programming offerings that embody the theme, 'Represent the Dream.' The network also debuts a new short form video campaign featuring three-time Grammy Award and Academy Award winning artist, actor and social justice activist Common, which runs throughout the month of February. In the videos, Common discusses a variety of topics related to Black history and issues affecting the African American community: racism and how we can become a better nation; activism, the power of using 'our voice' and movements like Black Lives Matter; self-awareness, his heroes and what representing the dream means today, 55 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis / St. Paul - Week of 1/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis / St. Paul - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW - Jan 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for Minneapolis / St. Paul (more...)

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Line-Up For 2018 Off Center Festival, 1/19-2/3Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Line-Up For 2018 Off Center Festival, 1/19-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Segerstrom Center's annual Off Center Festival returns January 19 February 3, 201 8 for another thrillin g walk on the wild side of new theater, music and avant - garde performance art. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith & CalArts Center for New Performance present THE HENDRIX PROJECTRoger Guenveur Smith & CalArts Center for New Performance present THE HENDRIX PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

On New Year's Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix's electronic blues trio, Band of Gypsys, played at New York City's Fillmore East Auditorium. Taking this legendarily funky concert as inspiration, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) presents the West Coast premiere of The Hendrix Project at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Off Center Festival. Performances take place on February 1, 2 and 3 at 8 pm. In the Center's Samueli Theater. Click here for reservations. (more...)

TV One Releases 'Behind the Movement' Clip for MLK DayTV One Releases 'Behind the Movement' Clip for MLK Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

TV One Releases 'Behind the Movement' Clip for MLK Day (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar FestivalRoger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

BRIC teams up with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) to present the New York premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith and CNP's The Hendrix Project, January 11-14, 2018, at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn), as part of the Public Theater's 2018 Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of 14th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FestivalPhoto Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of 14th Annual UNDER THE RADAR Festival
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 5, 2018

The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of its 14th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running through January 15, 2018. (more...)

The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR 2018 Begins TodayThe Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR 2018 Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Public Theater announced the exciting national and international line-up today for the 14th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2018. (more...)

Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Line-Up For 2018 Off Center Festival, 1/19-2/3Segerstrom Center For The Arts Announces Line-Up For 2018 Off Center Festival, 1/19-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Segerstrom Center's annual Off Center Festival returns January 19 February 3, 201 8 for another thrillin g walk on the wild side of new theater, music and avant - garde performance art. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar FestivalRoger Guenveur Smith's THE HENDRIX PROJECT Set for The Public's Under the Radar Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

BRIC teams up with the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) to present the New York premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith and CNP's The Hendrix Project, January 11-14, 2018, at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn), as part of the Public Theater's 2018 Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

TV One Unveils Trailer for BEHIND THE MOVEMENT, Premiering February 2018TV One Unveils Trailer for BEHIND THE MOVEMENT, Premiering February 2018
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat 62 years ago was only the beginning. Premiering on TV One in February, BEHIND THE MOVEMENT offers a closer look at how the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned in just three days and ultimately led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s (more...)

The Public Theater Announces Lineup for UNDER THE RADAR 2018The Public Theater Announces Lineup for UNDER THE RADAR 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The Public Theater announced the exciting national and international line-up today for the 14th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 4-15, 2018. (more...)

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