Date of Birth: May 12, 1959 (60)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
BAM Presents PURPOSE AND PASSION: THE CINEMA OF JOHN SINGLETONBAM Presents PURPOSE AND PASSION: THE CINEMA OF JOHN SINGLETON
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

From Friday, September 13 through Friday, September 20, BAM presents Purpose and Passion: The Cinema of John Singleton, a career retrospective dedicated to the trailblazing late director. 'The sudden, shocking death of John Singleton at the age of just 51 in April 2019 robbed the world of a trailblazing, influential and, arguably, somewhat underrated chronicler of Black life on film,' says series programmer Ashley Clark. 'This is both a full retrospective of the late director's characteristically muscular, thought-provoking cinematic output, and a chance to pay tribute to a singular talent.'    (more...)

Photo Flash: Award Winners Announced For The 32nd Season Of Riant Theatre Strawberry One-Act FestivalPhoto Flash: Award Winners Announced For The 32nd Season Of Riant Theatre Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

The Riant Theatre's 32nd Strawberry One-Act Festival presented the 'Best Play Award' to the drama LEAVES written by Victor Vauban Jr., and the "Best Play Award for Full Length Plays" to LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner on March 24 at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres. (more...)

LEAVES By Victor Vauban Jr. Wins The Best Play Award At The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act FestivalLEAVES By Victor Vauban Jr. Wins The Best Play Award At The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

The Riant Theatre's 32nd Strawberry One-Act Festival presented the 'Best Play Award' to the drama LEAVES written by Victor Vauban Jr., and the 'Best Play Award for Full Length Plays' to LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner on March 24 at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres. (more...)

Plays By Women Rock the Strawberry One-Act Festival for Women's History MonthPlays By Women Rock the Strawberry One-Act Festival for Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Never underestimate the power and talent of a woman. 11 Fearless Women Playwrights will have their plays grace the stage in the Strawberry One-Act Festival with BOLD new ideas that are unapologetic and thought provoking! Beginning with JESSICA MARIE FISHER'S Welcome To Narnia, to JO RODRIGUEZ'S Why We're Here, NATASHA COBB'S Doin' Good and CAROLYN MOSES' Adam's Eve; these women playwrights tackle everything from sexual abuse, identity, empowerment, careers, family and chasing Jibouti forces. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Presents World Premiere Of James Newton Howard's Cello Work; Kahane ConductsLA Chamber Orchestra Presents World Premiere Of James Newton Howard's Cello Work; Kahane Conducts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the world premiere of prolific Grammy-, Emmy- and Academy Award-nominated composer James Newton Howard's Concerto for Orchestra & Cello, a LACO commission, led by Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane on Saturday, March 23, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall. Newton Howard's work, underwritten by and dedicated to Maurice Marciano, was written for and spotlights Principal Cello Andrew Shulman. Kahane also leads Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14, conducting from the keyboard, and Symphony No. 36, 'Linz.' LACO Principal Timpani/Percussion Wade Culbreath takes center stage on marimba for Gabriella Smith's Riprap for marimba and strings. (more...)

Plays By Women Rock the Strawberry One-Act Festival for Women's History MonthPlays By Women Rock the Strawberry One-Act Festival for Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Never underestimate the power and talent of a woman. 11 Fearless Women Playwrights will have their plays grace the stage in the Strawberry One-Act Festival with BOLD new ideas that are unapologetic and thought provoking! Beginning with JESSICA MARIE FISHER'S Welcome To Narnia, to JO RODRIGUEZ'S Why We're Here, NATASHA COBB'S Doin' Good and CAROLYN MOSES' Adam's Eve; these women playwrights tackle everything from sexual abuse, identity, empowerment, careers, family and chasing Jibouti forces. (more...)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD TodayMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

“The action is off-the-charts spectacular” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the “wildly entertaining” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) global hitMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT, arriving on Digital November 20, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 4 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The exhilarating, action-packed movie will also be available as part of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6-movie Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collection, the perfect gift for the holidays. (more...)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 12/4MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

“The action is off-the-charts spectacular” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the “wildly entertaining” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) global hitMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT, arriving on Digital November 20, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 4 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The exhilarating, action-packed movie will also be available as part of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6-movie Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collection, the perfect gift for the holidays. (more...)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 12/4MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT Releases on Digital 11/20 & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

“The action is off-the-charts spectacular” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the “wildly entertaining” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) global hitMISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT, arriving on Digital November 20, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 4 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The exhilarating, action-packed movie will also be available as part of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6-movie Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collection, the perfect gift for the holidays. (more...)

Sean O'Leary's RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER Heads To The Finals In The Strawberry One-Act FestivalSean O'Leary's RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER Heads To The Finals In The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) presents the 31st season of THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL, A Celebration of Cultural Diversity. (more...)

THE GOOD SEEDS By Lauren Andrews Makes A Splash At The Semi-Finals For The Strawberry One-Act FestivalTHE GOOD SEEDS By Lauren Andrews Makes A Splash At The Semi-Finals For The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival presents the Semi-Finals.  Join us and cast your votes for the Best Play.  Performances for the Semi-Finals are Tues, May 22, Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24th at 6pm and 8:30pm.  After the Semi-Finals (2) two plays will be eliminated from each Semi-Finals night. (more...)

THE ORANGE LILY By Dymon Taylor Davis To Be Featured In The Strawberry One-Act FestivalTHE ORANGE LILY By Dymon Taylor Davis To Be Featured In The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival presents the Semi-Finals. Join us and cast your votes for the Best Play. Performances for the Semi-Finals are Tues, May 22, Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24th at 6pm and 8:30pm. After the Semi-Finals (2) two plays will be eliminated from each Semi-Finals night. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Action-Packed New Trailer for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUTVIDEO: Check Out the Action-Packed New Trailer for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT” finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise - “Top Gun,” “American Made,” “The Mummy”) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live,” “The Boss Baby,” “Beetlejuice,” Simon Pegg – “Star Trek,” “Ready Player One,” Ving Rhames – “Pulp Fiction,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson – “The Greatest Showman,” ”The Girl on the Train,” Michelle Monaghan – “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Heartbreak Kid”) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill (“Justice League,” “Man of Steel”), Angela Bassett (“Black Panther,” “American Horror Story”), and Vanessa Kirby (“Me Before You,” “The Crown”) also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie (“Jack Reacher”) returning to the helm. (more...)

IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act FestivalIT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, NYC) Today, May 16th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018. (more...)

IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act FestivalIT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, NYC) Wednesday, May 16th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018. (more...)

The Riant Theatre To Hold Cocktail Party To Celebrate It's 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act FestivalThe Riant Theatre To Hold Cocktail Party To Celebrate It's 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the AUDELCO Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds - will hold an afternoon cocktail reception on Saturday, April 28th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Ripley Grier Studios, located at 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor (btw 36th and 37th Streets). (more...)

Universal Pushes Back Release Date for DEATH RACE: BEYOND ANARCHYUniversal Pushes Back Release Date for DEATH RACE: BEYOND ANARCHY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has made the strategic decision to move DEATH RACE: BEYOND ANARCHY and the Death Race 4-Movie Collection from January 30, 2018 to later in the year. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - GOLDEN GLOBE 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL on NBCVIDEO: Sneak Peek - GOLDEN GLOBE 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL on NBC
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Below, check out clips from GOLDEN GLOBE 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing this Wednesday, December 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC! WILL & GRACE stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing host the star-studded two-hour special. (more...)

Sony Pictures Announces First Ever Faith-Based Holiday Program In Support of THE STARSony Pictures Announces First Ever Faith-Based Holiday Program In Support of THE STAR
by Movies News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Sony Pictures Consumer Products, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced today the studio's first ever faith-based holiday program in support of THE STAR, a new animated film from Sony Pictures Animation & Affirm Films coming to theaters November 17. (more...)

Epic Records & Sony Pictures Animation Release THE STAR Official Soundtrack Album TodayEpic Records & Sony Pictures Animation Release THE STAR Official Soundtrack Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

In anticipation of the worldwide release of Sony Pictures Animation's animated motion picture THE STAR, in theaters November 17, 2017,Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation will release The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in stores and online October 27, 2017. (more...)

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