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22/03/2009

B2: Hotlist #35

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Kevin-Anthony

Co-Founder/Producer

B2: Productions

THREE-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

AND “GREY’S ANATOMY” STAR

 

 

CHANDRA WILSON
RETURNS TO BROADWAY THIS SUMMER

AS MATRON “MAMA” MORTON
IN THE RECORD-BREAKING SMASH

 

 

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW
WWW.CHICAGOTHEMUSICAL.COM

Chandra Wilson (Photo: Darien Davis)
CHANDRA WILSON
(Photo: Darien Davis)

CHICAGO plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). The regular weekly performance schedule is as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200.  Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office.

Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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A NEW VIOLET WESTON FOR AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

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PHYLICIA RASHAD, the Tony Award winning actress, will make it a triad of defining matriarchal performances when she takes over the role of Violet Weston in August:  Osage County on Tuesday, May 26th.  Rashad, who won her Tony for Lena Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and who won equal acclaim and a Tony nomination for her performance as Aunt Esther in August Wilson’s The Gem of the Ocean, will play the pill-popping, acid-tongued, no-holds barred central figure in Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award winning drama at the Music Box Theatre.  Rashad, who follows in the footsteps of award-winning actresses Deanna Dunagan and Estelle Parsons, will join Tony Award winning cast members Elizabeth Ashley, John Cullum, and Frank Wood under the direction of Anna D. Shapiro.  August:  Osage County is continuing its record-breaking run at the Music Box Theatre.

The cast of August: Osage County currently includes: Elizabeth Ashley, Guy Boyd, John Cullum, Johanna Day, Kimberly Guerrero, Brian Kerwin, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry, Michael Milligan, Sally Murphy, Estelle Parsons, Troy West & Frank Wood.

August: Osage County is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The design team includes Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Ann Wrightson (lights), Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (original music).

August: Osage County is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler, Jerry Frankel, Ostar Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, The Weinstein Company, Debra Black/Daryl Roth, Ronald & Marc Frankel/Barbara Freitag, and Rick Steiner/Staton Bell Group.

August: Osage County currently performs Tuesday at 7:00PM, Wednesday-Friday at 7:30PM, Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00PM, Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday at 3:00PM.

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200. Outside the NY Metro (800) 432-7250. The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street.

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GET IN ON THE ACTION WITH AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE’S ON-LINE AUCTION!

AUCTION NOW LIVE!

www.amasmusical.cmarket.com

 

Bid on Vacation Homes – Beautiful Jewelry – Beautiful Artwork – Broadway Show Tickets – Delicious Restaurants

Haute Couture – Beauty Treatments – and LOTS MORE!

Get in on the fun and help support Amas Musical Theatre’s educational and theatre programs. If you can’t make to the Benefit on March 30th, you can still get something nice for yourself or for someone you love!

BID LIVE FROM MARCH 18-28th!!

 

www.amasmusical.cmarket.com

AND THEN JOIN THEM FOR THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

“BLAST FROM THE PAST”

 

with Special Honorees

WOODIE KING, JR. and DIONNE WARWICK

Starring Amas Alumni and Friends

ADRIAN BAILEY, ANTON BRIONES, ERIN CROSBY, JANET DACAL,

RAMON DEL BARRIO , MARK STUART ECKSTEIN, JAMES ROYCE EDWARDS LAUREN FIJOL, CARMEN RUBY FLOYD, HARRIET D. FOY, KEVIN R. FREE

HENRY GAINZA, ANDRE GARNER, GEORGIA HAIR, BETH LEAVEL, ADEALANI MALIA

MICHELLE MARMOLEJO, OLGA MEREDIZ, TRISHA RAPIER

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS, VIVIAN REED, NICOLLE ROCHELLE, ELISEO ROMAN SANDIE ROSA, ERICA SCHROEDER, LAWRENCE STALLINGS

CORLISS TAYLOR-DUNN, CLARKE THORELL, KIRK TORIGOE

 

Featuring songs from

Bubbling Brown Sugar, From My Hometown, Wanda’s World, It’s So Nice To Be Civilized, SHOUT!, Langston Hughes’s Little Ham, and more music and dance from GREAT AMAS SHOWS!

 

Musical Direction by DOUG OBERHAMER

Choreographed and Directed by MARIA TORRES

LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL

111 East 59th Street, New York City

Doors open at 6:30pm – Show begins at 7:00 pm

An exclusive Post-Show Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction for Platinum and Gold Ticket-Holders at Reception Room – 2nd Floor 111 East 59th Street

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION

CLICK HERE: www.amasmusical.org

or call (212) 563-2565

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TMTC would like to invite you to come see one of their new plays “Blacken the Bubble” written by Eric Lockley and directed by Deena Selenow March 25/26 at 7:00pm.
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Don’t over look this chance to experience this amazing play that examines post racial time as we proceed into the AGE of OBAMA. This play asks questions about race, sexuality, and class, just to name a few, as we embark on a country celebrating it’s first black president when the KKK are still an organization and a bakery in Greenwich Village can create cookies like the Drunken Negro Face for “fun”. With a country full of all these contradictions this play helps to create a space where this conversation can finally begin. I hope you are able to make it to the show and I hope you check out our website to find out more about us.
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Synopsis of Blacken the Bubble:
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Blacken the Bubble is a fast-paced comedic romp that explores an extra-ordinary day in an office attempting to “diversify” their workplace. When the new black employee fails to fill in his race on the government forms, the office goes to wacky extremes to amend his “mistake”. As schemes get crazier and the stakes get higher who will pull the ultimate race card?

http://www.themovementtheatrecompany.com

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Contact: Flo Wiley. Press Liaison

March 20, 2009 & nbsp; 212 926 1049
NBT LAUNCHES 41st YEAR
COMMUNICATION ARTS SYM POSIUM
with AVERY BROOKS AND ALICIA KEYS
Friday, March 27, 2009, 6:30pm
(New York New York, March 19, 2009) The National Black Theatre (NBT), founded by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in 1968, today announced the launch of its 41st Anniversary Year with the re-institution of its Communication Arts Program (CAP) Symposiums. The launch will take place on Friday, March 27, 2009 beginning at 6:30pm and will feature Avery Brooks, Alicia Keys and other guests in a thought-provoking and soul-stirring evening at the National Black Theatre on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets. Suggested Donation is $20 and $10 for students. The public is asked to call 212 926 1049 for reservations and further information. More information about NBT2041st Anniversary activities will be available at the March 27 symposium and at www.nationalblacktheatre.org.
The Communication Arts Program (CAP) along with the Theatre Arts Program (TAP) and the Entrepreneurial Arts Program (EAP) form the cornerstone pro grams of the National Black Theatre. CAP, a series of lectures, workshops and conversations, provides an opportunity for the community to address concerns of dignity, cultural identity, leadership and trust. Intended for a multigenerational audience, it integrates the arts and cultural activism.
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Avery Brooks, actor, musician, director and educator, is no stranger to artistic activism. His maternal grandfather toured the country in the 1930s with the Delta Rhythm Boys. Brooks, who plays jazz piano, has performed as Paul Robeson and sang the lead in the Anthony Davis opera – X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. He is a tenured professor of Theater at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers Univ ersity, where he has taught since 1976. Brooks was also the artistic director of the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta GA from 1993 to 1996. He is perhaps most widely known as Benjamin Sisko, the character he portrayed on the TV Series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Alicia Keys, singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, author, was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Professional Performing Arts School and attended Columbia University before dropping out to release her debut album, Songs in A Minor for which she won five Grammy Awards in 2002. She has since released 3 additional albums, made guest appearances on television and earned accolades for herwork in film, most recently in The Secret Life of Bees (2008) for which she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Founder, Visionary and CEO of the National Black Theatre Inc, made her transition peacefully at home Monday, July 21, 2008. Leaving behind a lucrative show business career in 1967, she came to Harlem in 1968 and founded the National Black Theatre (NBT). In 1983, she expanded=2 0that vision with the purchase of a 64,000 sq ft building located at 125 Street & Fifth Avenue. There she created a thriving cultural and business complex housing the largest New Sacred Yoruba Art collection in the western hemisphere. Dr. Teer leaves the world her legacy as an icon and pioneer in the healing art of Black Theatre, her artistic excellence and innovatio n and her stand to “Make Culture Count” to impact generations to come. Since her passing in July 2008, the National Black Theatre Board of Directors and Staff have continued the work to preserve Dr. Teer’s legacy for the National Black Theatre Institute of Action Arts as a cultural center for alternative learning.
This program is funded in part by Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th C.D., Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.
MEDIA INQUIRIES:
PRESS is asked to RSVP their attendance for the Friday, March 27 CAP Symposium by phone or email with Flo Wiley, NBT Press Liaison via nbitca@aol.com or 212 926-1049 by Noon Friday 3/27/09. A Press Photo Op will take place prior to the Symposium’s start.
INTERVI EWS: Avery Brooks has limited availability, and by phone only. Shirley Faison, NBT Executive Director is available for interviews by phone and in person. Press Tours of the facility can be arranged upon request.

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Don’t forget the Nubian Dreams Cruise II.  We had a fantastic time last year and they are doing it again.  Remember to select Kevin-Anthony under Promoting Partner when making your reservations.  See you on the high seas.

$ 50.00 Deposit Special Ends March 31th, 2009

 

We Want You!

 

bannerlong The Nubian Dreams Cruise was created to give guests the opportunity to be a part of a group that cruises out of NYC.  Most of our past guests drove to and from the port.  That in itself is a huge savings.  They are treated to special gifts from the time they step on board.  Men and women interact freely and get to know a little more about each other.For a limited time only we are accepting a $50.00 per person non-refundable deposit to hold a berth in double occupancy interior and ocean balcony cabins.  Suites, singles, triples and quads require a $300.00 per person deposit of which only $50.00 is non-refundable.  Act today.  Prices and deposit is subject to change at anytime prior to receipt of deposit.
Online Reservation Form Offline Reservation FormWant to see more?  Check out our You Tube Channel.
Nubian Dreams Cruise 2
Carnival Miracle
Oct. 7-15, 2009
New York City Grand TurkHalf Moon Cay & Nassau Bahamas
www.nubiandreams.com

 

 

Cabin Prices

 

balcony The prices quoted for double are per person.  Please call Veronica at Tzell Travel 212-944-2121x 2233 for quotes on Triples & Quads as well as rates for Military & Seniors.  TPayment plan available. Price includes cabin, port charges, taxes and food and Carnival entertainment and facilities. The Nubian Dreams Sun Pass & Gratuities not included.Cabins (p/p)                      Double       Single
Interior Cat. 4D                 $  874         $1282
Ocean Balcony Cat. 8D   $1133          $2092
Suite Cat. 11                     $1852          $3233

Reserve today while this special offer lasts.  Click Here.

 

 
The Nubian Dreams Cruise is a group of individuals who travel to exotic locations.  No membership required.  We have special activities planned through our optional “Sun Pass” program which will include a film festival, private dance parties, entertainment, port event, seminars and more. Details & price will be released soon.   This traveling group is open to everyone however programming is geared to the needs of LGBT people and their family & friends.

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The Triad Theatre

Presents

Maurice Hines:

“Cole and Sinatra With Love”

SATURDAY, March 28, 2009, at 9:00pm

 

NEW YORK, NY – March 19, 2009- The Triad Theatre Presents the legendary Maurice Hines: in “Cole And Sinatra With Love”- Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 9:00pm – featuring members of the Diva Orchestra, with Bobby Crenshaw on bass, John Dimartino on piano all under the Musical Direction of drummer, Sherrie Maricle

Don’t Miss The Amazing Maurice Hines for One Night Only at the Triad Theatre!

 

Tickets are $40.00 plus a two drink minimum and are being sold in advance at www.smarttix.com or by phone 212 868 4444. Showtime is 9:30 pm. Please visit: www.triadnyc.com for more information.

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Lee Truesdale directs the Regina Taylor classic “CROWNS”.
Starring – Ethel Calhoun, Yvette Monique Clark, Dominique Denman, Fendi Fields, Gerri Flood, Dejamion Mcdowell, Angela Modeste, Lynette Washington.
Musical Direction – Kellie Turner
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Fountain Springs Baptist Church
2011 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
$25.00 for adults / $15.00 youth 18yrs and under
Ticket info – 212 991-8471, domi375@yahoo
Hat give away @ each performance!
Lee Truesdale

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Randall Dottin of Newheritage Films Presents
“Voices”
“Voices” is an all-vocal show being developed by composer/vocalist Philip Hamilton. Hamilton, whose work was cited as “contemporary and cutting edge” by the New York Times, has assembled a diverse group of vocal artists from various styles and cultures to create this work. This group, which includes Kenny Muhammed, Manuel Wandji,
Noa Neve, Afaliah, Alexander Elisa, Kristen McDonald and Darrin Lorenzo, create sounds that are both ancient and contemporary. Audiences are taken on a journey that fuses sounds from around the corner and around the world.

“Voices” will be making a special appearance on Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7:30pm at The Concert Hall, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West.  Proceeds from this performance will benefit “Education through the Arts”. The Middlebury College Choir, under the direction of Jeff Buettner, will also perform.

The admission is $10, so bring a friend.

Go to TheaterMania.com for tickets online or call Theatermania  at 212-352-3101 or  (toll free) 866-811-4111Free Ticket Delivery Service in NYC and Group Rates    Call 212-244-1635
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Go to TheaterMania.com for tickets online
or call Theatermania  at 212-352-3101 or  (toll free) 866-811-4111
Free Ticket Delivery Service in NYC and Group Rates    Call 212-244-1635

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DT Performing at Lincoln Film Festival (Yonkers, NY) Saturday, March 28‏

Performing “My Sweetheart” from the Oceanlight Records CD
& the Marconi Bros. Film 
 
DARRYL TOOKES
 
Saturday, March 28, 2009
2 – 6 PM

Lincoln High School • 375 Kneeland Ave • Yonkers, NY • FREE PARKING

Tickets

http://www.oceanlightrecords.com/lincolnartsacademyfilmfestivaltickets.htmlwww.darryltookes.com


 




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FOUR-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

AT BROADWAY’S AMBASSADOR THEATRE;
JUNE 8 – JULY 5, 2009

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Allo Kevin-Anthony,
    Do you remember me? Please do go to http://www.myspace.com/angeltazari as well as my website to check out my photos. I don’t know how I started recieving your enewsletter but as soon as I saw your picture I wanted to come to one of your events to surprise you. However, since I am a working artist many different situations have prevented me from enacting the surprise.

    Hopefully, we’ll meet in person one day soon. Do your children perform? I know they are grown now, aren’t they? You will be surprised to hear about my twin daughters.
    Congratulations on your accomplishment and let’s stay in touch.

    Showers of Golden Sunshine,
    Angel

    Comment by Angel Tazari — 26/03/2009 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  2. This is very up-to-date info. I’ll share it on Twitter.

    Comment by Jane Goody — 22/04/2009 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  3. Good evening Kevin, James Alexander here. I was wondering how one goes about posting my business (photography) on your website B2 Productions? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Live Well and LAUGH A LOT…

    James Alexander

    Comment by James Alexander — 05/06/2009 @ 4:21 am | Reply

    • Hey James,

      Just send me the ad and I will include it for you. There is normally a fee associated with it but for my fellow actors/entrepreneurs I waive the fee. Talk to you soon and congrats on the photography business.

      As Always,
      Kevin-Anthony

      Comment by b2productions — 07/06/2009 @ 3:13 pm | Reply


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