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Wake Up With BWW 4/22: Hugh Jackman on Rudin and THE MUSIC MAN, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/22: Hugh Jackman on Rudin and THE MUSIC MAN, and More
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021

Today's top stories: Hugh Jackman breaks silence on Rudin and The Music Man, sneak peek at Jeremy Jordan's streaming concert 'Carry On', In The Heights film soundtrack sets release date, and more.

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021

Antoine Fuqua Will Direct New Film Adaptation of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Photo Antoine Fuqua Will Direct New Film Adaptation of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2021

The play centers on Brick, a former athlete turned alcoholic, his sexually frustrated wife Maggie, and Big Daddy, the ailing and wealthy family patriarch.

Theatre Producers of Color Announces PRODUCING 101, Tuition-Free Program for Aspiring Photo Theatre Producers of Color Announces PRODUCING 101, Tuition-Free Program for Aspiring BIPOC Producers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020

Theatre Producers of Color announced today its first-ever educational program ‚Äď ‚ÄúProducing 101.‚ÄĚ Over ten weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of commercial producing ‚Äď development paths, financing, budgeting, and more ‚Äď with experienced BIPOC and White ally leaders as their guides, tuition free.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULI Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 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 a book of stories behind the musical Jagged Little Pill, the Moulin Rouge! songbook, and more!

Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS Photo Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020

An indispensable new book for the theater, Cast of Mentors, by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport will be released this holiday season. A deep dive into the workings of Broadway from Broadway's own, Cast of Mentors features choice excerpts from interviews with 50 theatrical luminaries, all from Davenport's own podcast.

2011 Broadway Company of GODSPELL Will Reunite to Raise Money for The Actors Fund Photo 2011 Broadway Company of GODSPELL Will Reunite to Raise Money for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

Producer Ken Davenport, announced on his blog a special livestream event for The Producer's Perspective Live, the daily livestream on his Facebook page inspired by the community of TheaterMakers and his podcast, The Producer's Perspective Podcast.

David Henry Hwang, Jenn Colella, Kate Rockwell, and More Will Appear Live On THE PROD Photo David Henry Hwang, Jenn Colella, Kate Rockwell, and More Will Appear Live On THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE LIVE! With Ken Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020

Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, announced new guests to appear on The Producer's Perspective Live, the daily livestream on his Facebook page inspired by the community of TheaterMakers and his popular podcast, The Producer's Perspective Podcast.

Theatre Communications Group Has Announced the Co-Chairs of 2020 GALA: OUR STORIES Photo Theatre Communications Group Has Announced the Co-Chairs of 2020 GALA: OUR STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has shared the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival, David Henry Hwang, and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level.

Theatre Communications Group Will Honor David Henry Hwang  and National Black Theatre Photo Theatre Communications Group Will Honor David Henry Hwang and National Black Theatre Festival at 2020 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th Street). The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival of Winston-Salem and David Henry Hwang and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner with theatre leaders, celebrities, and enthusiasts. A 6:00pm cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:00pm seated dinner, with entertainment beginning at 7:20pm. Additional programming will be announced soon.

Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad Photo Photo Flash: LET'S DO BROADWAY Welcomes Jelani Alladin, Denee Benton, Phylicia Rashad And More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Let's Do Broadway! The Broadway League's multicultural influencer night inspires and engages with thought leaders within the African American community on how Broadway can increase access and opportunities for diverse audiences.

Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year W Photo Stephen C. Byrd & Alia Jones Harvey Named 2019 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The only African American lead producers on Broadway for the last 13 years they and their company Front Row Productions have blazed a trail of a?oefirsts,a?? Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey have brought a unique brand of diversity to Broadway and London's West End by mounting new productions featuring non-traditional casting and diverse voices to the stage. Established in 2006, the Olivier Award Winning and Tony-nominated Producers strive to employ diverse talent, creative teams and management for all of their productions.

Photo Flash: All-Access Pass To The National Black Theatre Festival Gala With Andre D Photo Photo Flash: All-Access Pass To The National Black Theatre Festival Gala With Andre De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

2019 Tony winner Andre De Shields has been attending The National Black Theatre Festival¬ģ (NBTF) in Winston-Salem, N. C. since 1995. Dubbed the 'Black Theatre Holy Ground,' NBTF is the international outreach program of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, founded by the late Larry Leon Hamlin in 1979. The Festival, also founded by Hamlin, has been held biennially since 1989. The NCBRC celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, while the NBTF celebrated its 30th.

Photo Coverage: TCG Gala Honors Tony Kushner,  Rick Miramontez & Martha R. Ingram Photo Photo Coverage: TCG Gala Honors Tony Kushner, Rick Miramontez & Martha R. Ingram
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 5, 2019

Theatre Communications Group just presented its 2019 Gala, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and featuring performances from Oklahoma!'s Ali Stroker, Hadestown's Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada, and Angels in America's Beth Malone.

Eva Noblezada, Beth Malone, Patrick Page, & Ali Stroker Announced For Theatre Communi Photo Eva Noblezada, Beth Malone, Patrick Page, & Ali Stroker Announced For Theatre Communications Group 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Theatre Communications Group has announced that its 2019 Gala will be directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer and feature performances from Oklahoma!'s Ali Stroker, Hadestown's Patrick Page and Eva Noblezada, and Angels in America's Beth Malone.

Nashville's Martha Rivers Ingram Among Honorees at 2019 Theatre Communications Group  Photo Nashville's Martha Rivers Ingram Among Honorees at 2019 Theatre Communications Group Gala
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2018

Nashville businesswoman, philanthropist and arts advocate Martha Rivers Ingram is one of three individuals to be recognized at the annual gala of Theatre Communications Group in 2019. In addition to Ingram, who is co-founder of Nashville Repertory Theatre and who spearheaded the creation of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, honorees included Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and Broadway press agent Rick Miramontez, president of DKC/O&M.

Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade And More Join Producing Team  Photo Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade And More Join Producing Team of AMERICAN SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The Broadway premiere of AMERICAN SON has just announced additions to its producing team. The play will be co-produced by a team that includes Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwyane Wade, Steve Stoute and Nnamdi Asomugha. They join a team that includes Kerry Washington's Simpson Street, Jeffry Richards, Rebecca Gold and Will Trice.

Photo Flash: Take Wing And Soar Productions Celebrates 15th Anniversary Gala Celebra Photo Photo Flash: Take Wing And Soar Productions Celebrates 15th Anniversary Gala Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

 On Saturday, May 5th 2018, Take Wing And Soar Productions (TWASInc), an award winning, Harlem-based, professional Theater Arts Corporation held its Fifteenth Anniversary Gala Celebration, the TAKE WING AND SOAR SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS, at Columbia University's Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Auditorium.  The elegant afternoon featured esteemed hosts, talented classical actor/singers and the Volunteer Divas who were joined by approximately 120 business leaders, artists, patrons, volunteers, friends and alumni.

TCG to Honor Mother and Daughter Phylicia & Condola Rashad at 2017 Gala Photo TCG to Honor Mother and Daughter Phylicia & Condola Rashad at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2017 Gala Evening will honor the award-winning artistry and ground-breaking careers of mother and daughter Phylicia Rashad and Condola Rashad. This year's gala will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at New York's Espace (635 West 42nd Street).

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

The American Theatre Wing just held its Centennial Gala last night, September 18th, celebrating the power of musical theater in American life over the past 100 years.

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