BWW Review: 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS Raises The Roof in BrooklynBWW Review: 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS Raises The Roof in Brooklyn
by Melanie Votaw - Mar 18, 2019

On March 9 in Brooklyn and March 16 in Los Angeles, The Billie Holiday Theatre, in collaboration with Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, presented its third annual monologue showcase, 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS, to honor Women's History Month. (more...)

BWW Review: 50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS at Kumble TheaterBWW Review: 50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS at Kumble Theater
by Tracy Hopkins - Mar 18, 2019

The monologue showcase 50 in 50: Letters to Our Daughters features an all-star cast of familiar names and faces from stage and screen, including Tony award-winning Broadway star LaChanze, actress Pauletta Pearson Washington, original Hamilton cast member Jasmine Cephas Jones, and actress and comedienne Phyllis Yvonne Stickney who bring to life letters written by 50 women of color about their hopes, dreams, regrets and fears for their daughters. (more...)

Photo Flash: Backstage With The Cast Of August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II At Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: Backstage With The Cast Of August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II At Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Marking the halfway point in its commitment to present all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Two River Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Wilson's drama King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden, ended its extended run on December 16. Scroll down for photos of the all-access pass to the closing performance. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2018

The York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatundé (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar. Performances began June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

It was a swell family affair at Two River Theater last night as a searing and powerful production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic A Raisin in the Sun, helmed by Carl Cofield and starring Brandon J. Dirden as Walter Lee Younger, his wife Crystal A. Dickinson as Ruth Younger, his father Willie Dirden as Bobo, Brenda Pressley as Lena Younger, Jasmine Batchelor as Beneatha Younger, Nat DeWolf as Karl Lindner, Charlie Hudson III as Joseph Asagai, Owen Tabaka as Travis Younger, York Walker as George Murchison, with Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera as the Moving Men, celebrated opening night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein Honored at Harlem School of the Arts' 2016 Masquerade Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Monday, October 31, 2016, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) hosted its annual gala benefit to support the school's year-round visual and performing arts programming and initiatives. This year's event, which raised $1 million for the school, transformed into a Halloween Masquerade Ball, was held in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

A Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A star-studded line up came out to experience the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's  AUTUMN   over the weekend. Celebrities included  Denzel Washington,  Alicia Keys,  Spikeand  Tonya Lee,  Ted Lange,  John David Washington   and renowned theater icons, including  Stephen McKinley Henderson,  Woodie King   and  Anthony Chisholm. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will host the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala, honoring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, Jay Walder and Jacqueline Berrien (posthumously). (more...)

Michael Feinstein Among Honorees for Harlem School of the Arts' 2016 Gala Masquerade Ball
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) today announced that its annual gala benefit-hosted to support the organization's year-round visual and performing arts programming and initiatives-will be transformed into a Masquerade Ball held on the evening of Halloween (Monday, October 31st) in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel. (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theater Presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As the country gears up for an intense presidential election, issues like race, gender, class and age creep into the national conversation. This fall, Brooklyn- a renowned epicenter of New York's politics- becomes a stage for these issues with Richard Wesley's political drama AUTUMN. The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN in-residence at the Kumble Theater at LIU in Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza fromFriday, October 21 through Sunday, November 6, 2016.  (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

VH1 to Bring Back DEAR MAMA in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

VH1 announced today it has renewed DEAR MAMA which drew 1.5 million total viewers on Sunday night.*  A-listers including host Anthony Anderson, Queen Latifah, Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Alessia Cara, and Trey, Jaden, and Willow Smith saluted their mothers at the event which was produced by VH1, Flavor Unit and Jesse Collins Entertainment.  Surprise performances by Mary J. Blige and Boyz II Men rounded out the show, which drove VH1 to the network's strongest Sunday in almost a year and bested its time period by +132% among adults 18-49.** (more...)

Alicia Keys Joins Lineup for VH1's Mother's Day Honors Event DEAR MAMA, 5/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

VH1, Flavor Unit and Jesse Collins Entertainment add Grammy Award winning artist Alicia Keys to the lineup of heavyweight talent that will be honoring their mothers at VH1's special one-hour event 'Dear Mama,' premiering Sunday, May 8 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Tonight, December 8, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX tonight, December 8, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Today, December 8, 2015
by - Dec 7, 2015

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX on today, December 8, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Tonight, December 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2015

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX tonight, December 2, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
by - Nov 30, 2015

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, December 2, 2015! (more...)

BWW Reviews: AUTUMN at Crossroads is an Excellent and Riveting Political Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 28, 2015

'Autumn' is an extraordinary political drama now on the Crossroads Theatre stage through May 3rd. Written by Richard Wesley and directed by Seret Scott, this is a pertinent, must-see theatrical event. (more...)

BWW Previews: World Premiere of AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 3, 2015

'Autumn' a World Premiere drama by Richard Wesley will be onstage at Crossroads Theatre Company from April 23rd through May 3rd. (more...)

 1  2