The Drama League will Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit featuring Performances by André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and More

The Drama League will Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit featuring Performances by André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and More tonight https://wp.me/p8ilTC-aYB Continue reading The Drama League will Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit featuring Performances by André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and More

Oct. 18: The Drama League will Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit with Performances by André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and More

On Monday, October 18, 2021, The Drama League will honor Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Wayne Brady at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South) in New York. The evening will be hosted by Grammy Award-winner Kandi Burruss and will feature performances by Broadway stars André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and more. Other artists speaking at the event include Josh Bergasse, Brenda Braxton, … Continue reading Oct. 18: The Drama League will Honor Wayne Brady at LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Benefit with Performances by André De Shields, Telly Leung, Tituss Burgess, Bonnie Milligan and More

Oct. 25: Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning HADESTOWN Star André De Shields to Receive Sarah Siddons Society 66th Annual Actor of the Year Award

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields has been named the recipient of The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago’s 66th Annual Actor of the Year Award. The organization will celebrate Mr. De Shields at the 2021 Sarah Siddons Society Actor of the Year Award Benefit on October 25 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. All Proceeds Benefit the Sarah Siddons Society Scholarship Program. The … Continue reading Oct. 25: Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning HADESTOWN Star André De Shields to Receive Sarah Siddons Society 66th Annual Actor of the Year Award

Video: Santa Clara University’s Sinatra Artist-in-Residence BD Wong: An Actor’s Journey, An Artist’s Vision

With “An Actor’s Journey, An Artist’s Vision,” award-winning actor and 2021-22 Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts, BD Wong, took his audience on an adventure through his life and career, highlighted the lessons he’s learned along the way when he kicked off his residency at Santa Clara University on October 7. Watch below: BD Wong is one of America’s most versatile performers. His Broadway … Continue reading Video: Santa Clara University’s Sinatra Artist-in-Residence BD Wong: An Actor’s Journey, An Artist’s Vision

Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

Updated 10/4/21 It’s been 22 years since my mother died and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. I wrote this article shortly after her death, highlighting her achievements as an Asian American Union Activist. When the paramedics brought my mother to UC-California Medical Center on October 2 with a brain aneurysm, the doctors said she wouldn’t make it through the … Continue reading Celebrating my Mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

Sept. 26: André De Shields, BD Wong, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, & More Set for “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” 

The September 26 Tony Awards presentation of the Tony Awards for the 2019–2020 Broadway season includes the awards presentation hosted by Audra McDonald, followed by “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr. The four-hour, multi-platform show on CBS and Paramount+ will feature a starry line-up of celebrity presenters and musical performances to celebrate Broadway’s return. This live concert event will feature superstar Broadway … Continue reading Sept. 26: André De Shields, BD Wong, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, & More Set for “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” 

A Celebration of Life for Micki Grant Set at Riverside Church on Oct. 11

I am really looking forward to the glorious celebration of the life of Micki Grant that will take place on Monday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive in New York. Click here to RSVP, which is required to attend. There is limited seating; face masks and social distancing are required. The memorial service will also be lived streamed here. Micki … Continue reading A Celebration of Life for Micki Grant Set at Riverside Church on Oct. 11

Stephen Adly Guirgis, Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Elizabeth Rodriguez Receive Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Awards from Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF)

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year’s recipients of the Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award. As DGF’s longest-running award, the Kingsley Award honors a mid-career dramatist and stage actress(es) for excellence in the theater. This year’s recipients are Award-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and his longtime collaborators Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Elizabeth Rodriguez. “I’m deeply honored to receive the Kingsley Award, which I … Continue reading Stephen Adly Guirgis, Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Elizabeth Rodriguez Receive Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Awards from Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF)

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May Adrales Receives Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award from Arena Stage

Congratulations to May Adrales, The Lark’s recently named Artistic Director, who was presented with the Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater  on Thursday, September 9, 2021. This distinguished award for excellence in the field of theater was presented at the opening night dinner of Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond in the Molly Smith Study. This award … Continue reading May Adrales Receives Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award from Arena Stage

HADESTOWN Reopens Tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre Lead by André De Shields, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, and Tom Hewitt

The Broadway production of Hadestown begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Thursday, September 2, with original Broadway cast members Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner André De Shields as Hermes, Grammy Award winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Grammy Award winner, Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Amber Gray as Persephone, and Grammy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada as Eurydice leading … Continue reading HADESTOWN Reopens Tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre Lead by André De Shields, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray, and Tom Hewitt