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Meredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish PrizeMeredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the widely influential, utterly inimitable Meredith Monk has been selected to receive the 24th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in recognition of her ongoing achievements as a composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000. (more...)

Carla Hall and Chris Hayes Speak Out  in Brooklyn Community Services' Subway CampaignCarla Hall and Chris Hayes Speak Out in Brooklyn Community Services' Subway Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) launches its ONE Brooklyn Community MTA Campaign for the 3rd year on September 12 with Many Voices, Many Stories, a public service poster campaign seen on 36 Brooklyn subway stations featuring Carla Hall of ABC's The Chew, Chris Hayes of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes and a diverse group of Brooklyn notables speaking out about Brooklynites who are living in poverty and the impact of volunteering, advocacy and philanthropy to make a positive difference. Sponsored by Investors Bank, ONE Brooklyn Community Many Voices, Many Stories will be on view through October 12th. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's LightDule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

Site Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham UniversitySite Specific Medical Courtroom Drama CHASING JACK Plays at Fordham University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chasing Jack is the new riveting drama from author John S. Anastasi, previously represented Off-Broadway with Would You Still Love Me If starring Kathleen Turner. Audience members can sit in the General Courtroom Gallery for $20 or be closer in the Jury Box for $25 and be part of the action! (more...)

Star of Stage & Screen Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary OSCARStar of Stage & Screen Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary OSCAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

USA Today reports that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this morning that actor Donald Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar, along with cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular DemandFIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that acclaimed actress and Broadway vet Novella Nelson died on Friday, September 1st at the age of 77.  (more...)

Obie Winner Chris Myers to Bring INTERFEST to Harlem School of the ArtsObie Winner Chris Myers to Bring INTERFEST to Harlem School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

OBIE Award Winning actor, HSA alum and Artist in Resident, Chris Myers present 'INTERFEST,' a free three-day arts & ideas festival promising an energized experience for emerging artists and thinkers to explore the future of culture and community. (more...)

40 Local Students to Join Savion Glover for 'A COLTRANE STORY'40 Local Students to Join Savion Glover for 'A COLTRANE STORY'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For the second consecutive summer, Newark's own Savion Glover, the Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer, assembled a cast of 40 talented New Jersey students for an original musical production based on the life of John ("Trane") Coltrane, the famed jazz saxophonist and composer. (more...)

Ken Urban's A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK to Play Huntington This FallKen Urban's A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK to Play Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents a provocative new drama A Guide for the Homesick, by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban and directed by Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo (Dragon King in Journey to the West and Jim in Well at the Huntington, Mr. Bones in The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway, and Victor Strand in AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"). (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents   LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art FormThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 28th, 2017: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Heads to Atlanta, THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Reunite, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 28th, 2017: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Heads to Atlanta, THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Reunite, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and more head to Atlanta today for CONCERT FOR AMERICA and Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF cast reunite for a concert and album signing tonight! (more...)

Which Movie Does Hugh Jackman Want to Win NYC's One Film Contest?Which Movie Does Hugh Jackman Want to Win NYC's One Film Contest?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

According to Page Six, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Susan Seidelman are all pushing for New Yorkers to vote for their movie to be shown on September 13 as part of the One Film, One New York contest. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist to Teach Masterclass in MontrealDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist to Teach Masterclass in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

In The Wings Promotions will bring Tony Award nominee, original DEAR EVAN HANSEN and NEWSIES star, Mike Faist to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on September 18, 2017. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old GlobeShakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce that Sole Kings, its new scripted series written and directed by Michael Pinckney (The 25th Hour, Precious, Inside Man) and Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Kecia Elan Cole, will premiere Monday, October 2 on BRIC TV, the New York Emmy- and Ippies Award-winning Brooklyn-focused cable TV and digital network. (more...)

Hero Theatre Announces Two New Play CommissionsHero Theatre Announces Two New Play Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Hero Theatre announced two new play commissions today as part of their program, Our Stories Through The Classics. (more...)

Denzel Washington Led THE ICEMAN COMETH Coming to Broadway This SpringDenzel Washington Led THE ICEMAN COMETH Coming to Broadway This Spring
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a production of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning March 22nd, 2018. The production's opening night is currently set for April 26, 2018. (more...)

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary SeasonAdelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (more...)

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