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Viola Davis to Produce One-Hour Special EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVEViola Davis to Produce One-Hour Special EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVEa special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. (more...)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVEViola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce 'EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,' a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. (more...)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September HighlightsOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced September 2017 highlights! Check out the listings below! (more...)

Lou Bellamy Set for Discussion After Screening of FENCES in MinneapolisLou Bellamy Set for Discussion After Screening of FENCES in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Capri Theater present Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences followed by a discussion led by Lou Bellamy.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott RobinsonFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Expands Opportunities for Emerging ArtistsNational YoungArts Foundation Expands Opportunities for Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Carolina Garcia Jayaram, President and CEO of the National YoungArts Foundation, today announces a dynamic series of new programs and initiatives that build on the organization's commitment to championing emerging artists. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Stage SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMESPenobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Stage SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy will stage Ray Bradbury's creepy classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, August 17-19 at 7 pm and August 20 at 3:00 pm. All four performances will be at Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School, 885 Broadway, Bangor. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly HillFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 11th, 2017: JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Return, Janet Metz Reprises Role in JOSEPH, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 11, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: JERSEY BOYS announces Off-Broadway return, Janet Metz reprises Role in JOSEPH, and more! (more...)

49th NAACP Image Awards to Be Telecast Live MLK Day, January 1549th NAACP Image Awards to Be Telecast Live MLK Day, January 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One, a television network dedicated to the best of black culture and entertainment, today announced that the 49th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The two-hour special will also include a live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet. (more...)

OWN Announces New Docu-Series BLACK LOVEOWN Announces New Docu-Series BLACK LOVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, will premiere the four episode docu-series, “Black Love,” from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver (“The Perfect Guy”) and Confluential Films, on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after an all new episode of Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air regularly on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning on September 2. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 1st, 2017: LILI MARLENE Opens, Tovah Feldshuh at Feinstein's/54 Below, and More!BWW Morning Brief August 1st, 2017: LILI MARLENE Opens, Tovah Feldshuh at Feinstein's/54 Below, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Write Act Repertory's new musical LILI MARLENE opens tonight at St. Luke's Theatre! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTCSherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Brandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at RoundaboutBrandon Gill to Star in TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET This Fall at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first new play of Roundabout Underground's expanded 2017-2018 season, the world-premiere production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon, and featuring Eboni Flowers (Evelyn Brandon), Hampton Fluker (Tony Carter), Brandon Gill (Bowzie Brandon) and Nneka Okafor (Sally-Mae Carter). (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Joins American Theatre Wing's Board of Trustees; New Appointments!Cynthia Erivo Joins American Theatre Wing's Board of Trustees; New Appointments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GODBWW Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

Scoop: OWN August 2017 HighlightsScoop: OWN August 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on OWN August 2017 Highlights (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
by - Jul 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017. (more...)

BLACK-ISH Among ABC's 36 EMMY NominationsBLACK-ISH Among ABC's 36 EMMY Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

ABC received 36 Primetime Emmy nominations this morning, including a second consecutive nomination for critically acclaimed comedy series “black-ish” and Lead Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, as well as a third consecutive nomination for Lead Actor Anthony Anderson. (more...)

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