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Uzo Aduba, Eva Longoria & More Join EMILY'S LIST Pre-Oscars Event Photo Uzo Aduba, Eva Longoria & More Join EMILY'S LIST Pre-Oscars Event
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 4, 2020

Today, EMILY's List—the nation's largest resource for women in politics—hosted a pre-Oscars brunch and panel discussion at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills titled, “Defining Women: The Power of Lifting-Up Women's Voices from Hollywood to Washington DC.”

The Assembly Welcomes Meredith Lucio as Producing Director; Emily Caffery Named Artis Photo The Assembly Welcomes Meredith Lucio as Producing Director; Emily Caffery Named Artistic Producer
by Julie Musbach - Oct 9, 2019

The Assembly announced that Tony Award-winning producer Meredith Lucio has joined the company as Producing Director while Associate Producer Emily Caffery has been promoted to the role of Artistic Producer.

BWW Interview: Cheryl Allison, Denise Lee, Wendy Welch of SHATTER THE SILENCE at the  Photo BWW Interview: Cheryl Allison, Denise Lee, Wendy Welch of SHATTER THE SILENCE at the USA Film Festival
by Zac Thriffiley - Apr 18, 2019

Cheryl Allison's powerful documentary, SHATTER THE SILENCE, will make its world premiere Sunday, April 28, at the USA Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center. I sat down with Allison to discuss what this process has been like for her, why she made the film the way she did, and what she hopes the film accomplishes in Dallas and across the country more broadly.

The USA Film Festival Announces Schedule of Events for 49th Program Photo The USA Film Festival Announces Schedule of Events for 49th Program
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 8, 2019

Honorees Announced For The 19th Annual Women's ENews '21 Leaders For The 21st Century Photo Honorees Announced For The 19th Annual Women's ENews '21 Leaders For The 21st Century' Awards Gala
by Julie Musbach - Mar 12, 2019

Lori Sokol, Executive Director of Women's eNews, today announced the 21 Honorees for its 19th annual '21 Leaders for the 21st Century' Awards Gala, to take place on May 6th at Club 101 in New York City.

Stage West Announces 40th Anniversary Gala Photo Stage West Announces 40th Anniversary Gala
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2019

On February 27, 2019, Stage West will celebrate 40 years in Fort Worth with a gala at the Fort Worth Club's Horizon Room.  The event will begin at 6pm, and will be hosted by Honorary Chairs Drs. Janice Knebl and Thomas Fairchild and Event Chairs Mr. Jim and Councilwoman Ann Zadeh.

OWN Announces Second Season Renewal Of Hit Romantic Drama LOVE IS__ Photo OWN Announces Second Season Renewal Of Hit Romantic Drama LOVE IS__
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 31, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has renewed for a second season its hit romantic drama series “Love Is___” from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”) and Salim Akil (“Black Lightning”). The Akils created and executive produced the series through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Brock Akil serves as the series' showrunner, as well as director for the pilot and upcoming season finale episode (Tuesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT).

OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS ____,  Debuting Today Photo OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS ____, Debuting Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

OWN announced today its new original one-hour romantic drama from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil ('Being Mary Jane,' 'The Game,' 'Girlfriends') and Salim Akil ('Black Lightning') will premiere today, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Brock Akil serves as showrunner on the series, which she and Akil created and executive produce through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Chester Theatre Company Awarded Grant Photo Chester Theatre Company Awarded Grant
by Julie Musbach - May 15, 2018

The board of MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council's partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), has awarded Chester Theatre Company (CTC) one of 63 capital grants given statewide by the CFF, a state program that fosters the growth of the creative economy by supporting building projects in the nonprofit arts, humanities, and sciences. In a press release issued by the Mass Cultural Council, MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss stated, 'The Cultural Facilities Fund supports crucial capital projects at institutions that serve as the backbone of the Massachusetts creative economy.'

OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS ____,  Debuting 6/19 Photo OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS ____, Debuting 6/19
by Tori Hartshorn - May 8, 2018

OWN announced today its new original one-hour romantic drama from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil ('Being Mary Jane,' 'The Game,' 'Girlfriends') and Salim Akil ('Black Lightning') will premiere on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Brock Akil serves as showrunner on the series, which she and Akil created and executive produce through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS Photo OWN Announces Premiere Date for New Romantic Drama LOVE IS
by Macon Prickett - May 8, 2018

OWN announced today its new original one-hour romantic drama from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”) and Salim Akil (“Black Lightning”) will premiere on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Brock Akil serves as showrunner on the series, which she and Akil created and executive produce through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

The ON! Channel Launches New Season Of The Saturday Night Movie With The Star Studded Photo The ON! Channel Launches New Season Of The Saturday Night Movie With The Star Studded And Award Winning Film Perceptions
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2018

Perceptions, the award winning film starring Malinda Williams (Soul Food), Alimi Ballard (Queen Sugar), Charles Malik Whitfield (Tyler Perry's If loving You Is Wrong) and Omarr Salgado (Two days in Harlem), launches the new season of ON!'s Saturday Night Movie.

Drilling Company Presents GABRIEL: A POLEMIC Photo Drilling Company Presents GABRIEL: A POLEMIC
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2018

Reacting to Wendy Davis' 2013 anti-abortion in the Texas Legislature, playwright C. Denby Swanson, author of 'The Norwegians,' resolved to write a play about a woman's right to choose and the effect of this wedge issue on female friendship or 'sisterhood.' The result was a darkly comedic drama, 'Gabriel: A Polemic,' in which four tightly-bonded women, confounded by issues of abortion and free will, are divided unexpectedly by a crisis of faith at their weekly dinner. The Drilling Company, which developed the play in a series of readings and workshops since 2014, will mount its world premiere March 9 to 26 at North of History, a new performance/gallery space founded by Gene Kaufman that is located at 445 Columbus Ave. (between 81st and 82nd Streets). Hamilton Clancy directs.

Bric Presents REENACTMENT Photo Bric Presents REENACTMENT
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2018

BRIC presents Reenactment, a group exhibition examining and agitating the aesthetics and politics of historical reenactment in contemporary art (January 18-February 25). In traditional reenactments, events like the American Revolution and Civil War are embodied by amateur performers using storytelling and props, all too often approaching history as unchangeable and absolute.

REENACTMENT A Group Exhibition On The Politics Of Historical Reenactment In Contempor Photo REENACTMENT A Group Exhibition On The Politics Of Historical Reenactment In Contemporary Art Comes to BRIC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 20, 2017

BRIC presents Reenactment, a group exhibition examining and agitating the aesthetics and politics of historical reenactment in contemporary art (January 18-February 25). In traditional reenactments, events like the American Revolution and Civil War are embodied by amateur performers using storytelling and props, all too often approaching history as unchangeable and absolute.

BWW Interview: REMARKABLY NORMAL by Jessi Blue Gormezano, Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign - Comes to Austin's Paramount Theatre
by Lynn Beaver - May 25, 2016

BWW Interview: REMARKABLY NORMAL by Jessi Blue Gormezano, Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign - Comes to Austin's Paramount Theatre

VICE's Broadly Launches Tonight; Watch The Channel's Trailer!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Beginning today, August 3rd, 2015, the latest addition to VICE's expanding digital network of award-winning channels will begin unveiling brand new video series, tentpole documentaries, in-depth profiles, dedicated columnists, and daily editorial features.

VICE's Broadly to Launch This August, Watch The Channel's Trailer Now
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2015

VICE today announces that its highly anticipated female-focused channel Broadly will launch August 3rd, 2015, providing an international audience of young people with daily editorial and video covering myriad subjects; spanning politics, culture, sex, and fashion.

Hurray For The Riff Raff Comes to the Fox Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hurray For The Riff Raff with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre tonight, March 28th, 2015.

Hurray For The Riff Raff Comes to the Fox, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hurray For The Riff Raff with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.

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