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The First - 1981 - Broadway

Fictionalized account of the life of Jackie Robinson.

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Martin Beck Theatre

(New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020
Thomas Aldridge, best known for starring as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End, is bringing his talents to a new, creative production! Aldridge is lending his voice to Shakespeare@'sfree radio play of The Tempest, reuniting with his Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-star Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
We're down to our top 5 in the Next on Stage competition! Contestant Khandice Anselm shares more about her charity, a fond theater memory she has, and what she's been up to in quarantine!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today (September 30) in live streaming: the premiere of The Boys in the Band, John Lloyd Young visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by Tara Bennett - Sep 30, 2020
Imagine being the parent of a perfect son, who is active in his private school, earns top scores on his SATs, and is heading to West Point in a month. Then one night, he goes missing, and it is unheard of for him not to let you know about his whereabouts. Then you find yourself in a police station trying to find out information about an incident with your son. Now imagine your son is black.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Comedy Central today announced that MTV and MTV2 will simulcast a one-hour pandemic special event of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series South Park.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today, the second edition of Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, a compilation made up entirely of previously unreleased recordings from some of the most important names in music today, has been announced. The collection will be available for only 24 hours, exclusively via Bandcamp, starting at 12:01am this Friday, October 2.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today, we are proud to announce the second edition of Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, a compilation made up entirely of previously unreleased recordings from some of the most important names in music today. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Voting is a vital responsibility for citizens of a democracy like ours - and it took years of struggle to win the right to vote for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. So why do so few of us use our vote? In New Jersey, fewer than 70% of us vote during a presidential election.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
With formal productions still hindered by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is thrilled to announce their first-ever Sweat 4 MET 5K to support the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Satsang, in its few short years, has headlined or shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Wookiefoot and many more. The quartet is currently enjoying the success of its 2019 release, Kulture, a collection of songs representing the culmination of all the band's influences.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that production will resume in New Orleans for the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series “Queen Sugar” from creator Ava DuVernay.
by Katie Laban - Sep 30, 2020
Live theatre is back and outdoors in Michigan! Stagecrafters is proudly presenting Working a?" A Musical, brought to you in a joint venture by Stagecrafters and Ridgedale Players in Troy. Originally a Stagecraftersa?? 2nd Stage production, Working a?" A Musical was schedule in March of this year, but shut down due to the COVID pandemic. The cancellation was heartbreaking for entire company who learned just a day before opening that the show wouldna??t go on. Thanks to the determination and ingenuity of those involved, it is back in an open-aired setting on the beautiful grounds of Ridgedale Players. The cast is made up of three men and three women who tell the story of over 26 characters a?" how work defines who we are, yet we cana??t be defined by only our work. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak the showa??s director, Ryan Lawson about why this is such a special project and more!
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
As part of ACJ Film Fund’s expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin’s U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang’s Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.’s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Music Center jointly announce their respective partnership with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office to host Vote Centers at two of L.A.a??s iconic cultural landmarks: the Hollywood Bowl and the Music Centera??s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, Riley Moore is a songwriter’s songwriter.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
HBOa??s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with Mahershala Ali, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Tip a?oeT.I.a?? Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
During the week of Sept. 14, 2020, “Tamron Hall” launched its 2nd season with double-digit week-to-week growth up a whopping 33% and delivering its strongest week since April in Total Viewers (1.216 million).
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Milwaukee's BRETT NEWSKI is a 90s kid and failed hipster. He describes his music as “Smash Pop”, “diet grunge,” “slack hop, and “dork rock.”
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Northlight Theatre will offer Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
More than 50 artists and musicians are coalescing around Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Marquita Bradshaw, who made history as the first Black woman to win a statewide party nomination in Tennessee.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
CMT today revealed Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris will perform at this yeara??s a?oe2020 CMT Music Awards,a?? airing Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Music Is The Weapon, the long-awaited fourth album from Major Lazer, is set for release October 23.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today, Anna of the North releases brand new single, 'Someone Special'. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Bianca Marroquín (Chicago, The Pajama Game) joins fellow actor and podcast host Patrick Oliver Jones for National Hispanic Heritage Month in a wide-ranging conversation about her 18-year adventure as Roxie Hart as well as her new role settling into home life as a stepmom.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
'LA VIDA ES UN SUEÑO' is the first single off the new 'CHOLOGOTH' album and the first song that PRAYERS, the groundbreaking electronic cholo goth duo originally from San Diego have created all in Español.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Battersea Arts Centre is extending an invitation to Make/Love this autumn, today announcing an ambitious season of daring and intimate work. At a time when connecting people has never been more important, Make/Love asks how we can re-imagine a future with care and creativity as the guidelines.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Today, Brooklyn-based electronic duo, Bottler, share a stunning, animated Sci-Fi music video along with their newest single, 'Phases.'
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
After a series of impressive and buzzed-about singles and EPs, London by way of Australia’s Tempesst reveals Must Be a Dream via their own Pony Recordings.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2020
A new concert series brings the stars into your homes in 360 degrees.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
A handful of intrepid solo performers are presenting live, outdoor pop up performances of their acclaimed solo shows this Fall. These intimate storytelling events are presented using the LiveTours app and performed for an audience of 14 or less.
by Student Blogger: Allison Kephart - Sep 30, 2020
This isna??t a new concept, this isna??t an original idea, and, most certainly, this is not an idea that has any movement actually behind it when you  just say a blanket statement online and do nothing about it.  
by Student Blogger: Maggie Cummins - Sep 30, 2020
When Billy Joel sang a?oeIa??ve seen the lights go out on Broadwaya?? I dona??t think he meant this.  September 28th, this past Monday, marks the 200th day since the Great White Way went dark. 
by Student Blogger: Olive Elzinga - Sep 30, 2020
The first performance I did was when I was eight in a holiday themed talent show where my friend and I created our own short play about a kid and reindeer who fix Santaa??s sleigh and save Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
R3HAB teams up with indie-pop powerhouse Nina Nesbitt for his new single 'Family Values,' a sultry house gem with a puckish title that doesn't necessarily mean what the lyrics are about.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
As part of ACJ Film Fund's expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin's U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang's Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.'s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
The international smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY opens at Ostgotateatern in Sweden this month.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
StageSource is offering anti-racism community building to New England theatre artists, organizations, audiences, and boards.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Netflix has released first look photos for its film adaptation of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Tony and Academy Award-winner Viola Davis, and Tony-nominee Colman Domingo.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Wade Dunford, President of Virginia Children's Theatre's Board of Directors has announced the addition of three new members. Amy Anguiano, Thomas Bass, and Virginia Children's Theatre (VCT) student Olivia Goodman join the 2020-2021 VCT Board of Directors.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Dave Brandwein, founder of nine-piece funk band Turkuaz and Kunj Shah, founder of Live For Live Music are joining forces to launch an educational, web series Keep Your Mind in Tune to give music fans a better understanding of the issues we face in the US today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
The Greensboro Playwrights' Forum and the Cary Playwrights' Forum will present the inaugural NC Radio Play Festival. The Forums are co-producing ten 10-minute radio plays by North Carolina playwrights, releasing them online throughout the month of October. The theme for this year's festival is Halloween a?" every script has elements of fantasy, horror, or the supernatural.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2020
She meant a lot to many. Here's one man's story.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Frolic Grindhouse Halloween Spooktacular Launches Classic Horror Triple Feature DVDs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
On Wednesday, October 7, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Caltech Professor of Political and Computational Science, R. Michael Alvarez, will launch the 2020-2021 Watson Lectures season by asking, 'Can America Have a Safe and Secure Presidential Election?'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
The Lounge Series at ACL Live benefitting Black Fret is here! It kicks off this Friday, Oct. 2 with Wild Child (unplugged and intimate) with The Texas Gentlemen. It continues Saturday, Oct. 3 with Jackie Venson with Blackillac.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
A string quartet featuring members of the esteemed American Symphony Orchestra will perform a program of works by Black composers as part of the Morris Museum's outdoor Lot of Strings Music Festival on October 17 at 6pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company announced its 46th season last night prior to the broadcast of Days of Re-Creation, a rolling world premiere by Masi Asare, AriDy Nox, Erlina Ortiz, SEVAN, Nandita Shenoy, BD Wong, and Lauren Yee, by inviting audiences to Turn On, Tune In, as the company programs for the virtual space during the 2020-21 Season. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Continuing its very successful virtual Escape with Rupert Holmes Festival, which has drawn hundreds of enthusiastic viewers, Bergen County Players has announced a special added festival event.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
When theaters shut down in March 2020 due to a worldwide pandemic, all of the performers, creatives, and support staff from NYC's popular immersive theater community suddenly lost their jobs.