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Date Of Birth:
October 27, 1924 (96)
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
 
Date of Birth: October 27, 1924 (96)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA
Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Photo Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2021 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the 2021 TCG 60th Anniversary Gala: Our Stories will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30pm ET with an afterparty to follow. The Gala will honor Ricardo Khan and the Performing Arts Alliance, and both the Gala and virtual live afterparty will be hosted by drag superstar Shequida. 

Theater Stories: CURIOUS INCIDENT, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE INHERITANCE and More About t Photo Theater Stories: CURIOUS INCIDENT, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE INHERITANCE and More About the Ethel Barrymore Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Ethel Barrymore Theatre! Learn about Ethel Barrymore herself, shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Chaplin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Band's Visit, The Inheritance, and many more!

Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony in June Photo Juilliard to Hold Its 116th Commencement Ceremony in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021

The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

L. Scott Caldwell to Lead Blumhouse and Amazon Thriller Film, BINGO Photo L. Scott Caldwell to Lead Blumhouse and Amazon Thriller Film, BINGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2021

L. Scott Caldwell will lead Blumhouse and Amazon’s “Bingo,” the latest thriller as part of the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series. Caldwell will star as Delores, the “witty, loyal and tough grandmother” at the center of “Bingo’s” story.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 11- A RAISIN IN THE SUN Debuts On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, March 11- A RAISIN IN THE SUN Debuts On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021

What happens to a dream deferred? In the South Side of Chicago, a poor black family struggles to stay afloat as they search for financial stability and a place to call home. Tensions flare as the generations reach for different dreams and prejudice seeps into their lives.

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. 

Robin Gorman Newman, Jiles King, Matt Redmond and Karreem Washington Join New York Th Photo Robin Gorman Newman, Jiles King, Matt Redmond and Karreem Washington Join New York Theatre Barn's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021

The Board of Directors of New York Theatre Barn have announced the exciting addition of four new members to its board: Robin Gorman Newman, Jiles King, Matt Redmond and Kareem Washington. New York Theatre Barn is a non-profit anti-racist theatre company that has served as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation since 2007.

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. 

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.

Filmmaker Muta'ali Brings Signature Storytelling to ABC News With Special TURNING POI Photo Filmmaker Muta'ali Brings Signature Storytelling to ABC News With Special TURNING POINT Presentation on NIGHTLINE
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

Black mothers are three to five times more likely to die during childbirth than white mothers

2020 Tony Awards - The Nominees React! Photo 2020 Tony Awards - The Nominees React!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Earlier today, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards and BroadwayWorld will be bringing you their reactions all day. Be sure to check back later for updates

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

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Erica Gimpel Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Erica Gimpel
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 5, 2020

Today's episode features stage and screen star Erica Gimpel- known internationally for her performance as 'Coco Hernandez' in the groundbreaking hit series FAME, Erica has gone on to star in numerous primetime and cable shows including: CHICAGO MED, SHUT EYE, TRUE BLOOD, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY'S ANATOMY, NIKITA, RIZZOLI & ISLES, HOUSE, ER, PROFILER, and VERONICA MARS. Most recently Erica played 'Trish' on the CBS drama GOD FRIENDED ME for two seasons.

Theater Stories: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, The Ghost of Impresario David Belasco & Photo Theater Stories: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, The Ghost of Impresario David Belasco & More About The Belasco Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features The Belasco Theater! Learn about the legendary theater-maker David Belasco, the history of the theater's Broadway plays, the apartment built above the theater and more!

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.

An Evening Conversation With Marla Gibbs and Angela Gibbs Takes Place October 9 Photo An Evening Conversation With Marla Gibbs and Angela Gibbs Takes Place October 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020

The next installment of The Robey Theatre Company's online series of Evening Conversations will be on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. PDT, presented via Zoom.

Audible Announces Third Emerging Playwrights Fund Class Photo Audible Announces Third Emerging Playwrights Fund Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020

Audible has announced  its latest Emerging Playwrights Fund class.

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