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Thursday, June 13, 2024

‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’s’ Jocelyn Bioh on Becoming the First Black Woman Playwright Nominated for a Tony: ‘It’s For Every Single Bl by Angelique Jackson

April 30 was a “great day” to be Jocelyn Bioh, playwright of the hit Broadway show “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.” Bioh was up to watch the Tony Awards nominations — “Me, my hu…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:40PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

Judith Light to Receive Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lifetime Achievement Award (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Tony and Emmy winner Judith Light will be honored with the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s lifetime achievement award in honor of her storied stage and screen career. Light made her Broadway…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation. Hawkins is best known for his recent performances in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “In the Heights,” “…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington to Star in August Wilson’s ‘The Piano Lesson’ for Netflix by Angelique Jackson

The all-star cast for Netflix’s adaptation of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” has been revealed. Oscar winner Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington will star in the feature …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, March 20, 2023

Cynthia Erivo Joins Producing Team for ‘Fat Ham’ Ahead of Broadway Opening Night (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winner and Oscar-nominee Cynthia Erivo has joined the producing team of “Fat Ham” as the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy heads to Broadway. “Fat Ham” will begin p…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:45AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Black Women on Broadway Announces Inaugural Awards Ceremony (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

In June 2020, Tony-nominated actor Danielle Brooks and her fellow award-winning artists Amber Iman and Jocelyn Bioh launched the Instagram account “Black Women on Broadway,” a platform t…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:15PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Celebrate ‘Take Me Out’ Broadway Opening Night by Angelique Jackson

Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson celebrated the Broadway opening of “Take Me Out” on Monday evening in New York at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. A revival of the 2003 Tony-winni…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:46PM
Monday, February 14, 2022

‘Wicked’ Star Brittney Johnson: ‘Black History Is Happening Right Now. I Am Living Proof’ by Angelique Jackson

Today, Feb. 14, 2022, I make Broadway history as the first Black woman and woman of color to play the title role of Glinda in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” It is one of the greate…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:32PM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Frameline Film Fest Sets ‘In the Heights,’ ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ for ‘Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park’ by Angelique Jackson

Forget “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” because on June 11 and 12, audiences at the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park will be singing a different tune, as the Frameline Film Fest takes …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:08PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Leslie Odom Jr. Joins ‘Knives Out 2’ Cast by Angelique Jackson

Oscar nominee and Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. is the latest A-lister to join star Daniel Craig in “Knives Out 2,” the star-studded sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 hit whodunnit. In what …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:37AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

UTA Promotes More Than 100 Employees Across Departments by Angelique Jackson

United Talent Agency has promoted more than 100 employees across 30 departments, marking its largest-ever class of promotions. The promotions — which encompass employees at all levels of t…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:36PM
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Whoopi Goldberg on What it Takes to Make a Great Oscars Host by Angelique Jackson

As the 2021 Oscars prepare to go hostless for the third year in a row, Whoopi Goldberg shares what it takes to emcee the biggest night in movies. The 1991 best supporting actress Oscar winne…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:57PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

‘Genius: Aretha’ Showrunner Suzan-Lori Parks on Meeting Aretha Franklin Over the Phone by Angelique Jackson

It could be said that Suzan-Lori Parks was destined to tell the story of Aretha Franklin. Not just because the “Genius: Aretha” showrunner is a celebrated playwright who won the MacArthu…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:11PM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Tony Award Winner L. Scott Caldwell to Lead Blumhouse Amazon Feature ‘Bingo’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

L. Scott Caldwell will star in Blumhouse and Amazon’s “Bingo,” the latest thriller on the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” slate. The Tony Award-winning actor, known for her roles as Ros…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:54PM

Viola Davis Honored With AAFCA Icon Award (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Oscar winner Viola Davis will receive the Icon Award from the African American Film Critics Assn. during the 12th annual AAFCA awards on April 7. Previous recipients of AAFCA’s Icon Award …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:54PM
Monday, March 1, 2021

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Addresses Absence of Black Members During Golden Globes Broadcast by Angelique Jackson

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) addressed their controversial diversity issue, namely the fact that the organization currently has no Black members, during Sunday night’s br…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16AM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Netflix to Invest $100 Million to Improve Diversity in TV Shows, Films by Angelique Jackson

Netflix unveiled its first comprehensive study of diversity and inclusion in its film and series programming, from Dr. Stacy Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative research team. M…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:16AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Viola Davis on the Prospect of Becoming the Most Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History by Angelique Jackson

With her critically acclaimed performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis is primed to become the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history. Though Davis’ name (and h…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:56PM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Brandy on ‘Cinderella’ Finally Coming to Disney Plus: ‘It’s Divine Timing’ by Angelique Jackson

Last week, Disney Plus announced that 1997’s “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, would begin streaming Feb. 12. The movie’s streaming deb…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:06AM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Peter Dinklage to Produce ‘This Was Our Pact’ and Voice Talking Bear in Animated Film (EXCLUSIVE) by Angelique Jackson

Move over Paddington, and beat it Winnie the Pooh! There’s a new talking bear coming to the big screen — voiced by four-time Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage. Dinklage is set to voice one of t…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:46PM
Friday, February 5, 2021

Brandy’s ‘Cinderella,’ With Fairy Godmother Whitney Houston, Coming to Disney Plus by Angelique Jackson

Over the years, fans of singer and actor Brandy have learned to “never say never” or believe that something’s “impossible” — and their patience and perseverance has been rewarded…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:21PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lashana Lynch to Join Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Movie Musical by Angelique Jackson

Lashana Lynch is getting musical — with the British star set to join the cast of Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of “Matilda.” The musical movie is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 childre…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:38PM

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