Weekly Notice

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feb 18 – 24

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Maria Fontanals received a 2019 Latin ACE Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in EL DIVÁN.

American Scoreboard, co-produced and co-created by Fran Kirmser, will feature performances of a reading that originated at HB Studio, at Detroit Public Theatre, March 2 and 3, 2019.

Mark Blum appears in the Netflix original thriller YOU, streaming now.

Austin Pendleton performs in the Broadway premiere of CHOIR BOY from the Manhattan Theater Club at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, now through February 24, 2019. Read the announcement by The New York Times.

Congratulations to Melissa Errico on the release of her new album, SONDHEIM SUBLIME, on November 2, 2018.

Frank Wood appears in NETWORK, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Previews began Nov 10, 2018.

Paul Pryce won two major awards for his original television series SERPENTS MOUTH at the Caribbean Tales Incubator Film Lab, ‘The Big Pitch,’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. His pitch for SERPENTS MOUTH was voted Best Pitch by a panel of judges and received the People’s Choice Award from an audience of media and industry professionals at the event.

David Deblinger has been cast in a guest starring role opposite Forest Whitaker in a new limited series called, THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM, on Epix.

Robert McQueen received the Outstanding Direction Award for Britta Johnson’s new musical, LIFE AFTER at Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Alumni & Student News

Scott Ellis directs TOOTSIE on Broadway. Previews begin March 29.

John David Washington was nominated for the Golden Globes Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in BlacKkKlansman.

Anne Stockton won Best One Woman Drama for her playwright and performance at United Solo Festival.

Christopher Abbott performs in the new horror film PIERCING, which debuted on February 1, 2019.

Frank Delessio produces and performs in COMFORT ZONES, written by HB Alum Richard Alleman, and starring HB Alums Donna Svennevik and Daniel Popowich, at The Kraine Theater, February 21-March 10, 2019.

Donna Svennevik performs in ADRIFT, directed by Pat Golden, at The Frigid Festival at Kraine Theater, February 10-March 10, 2019.

Aston Hollins McClanahan presents original music for and performs in BOTTOM’S DREAM at Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, Queens, February 13-24, 2019.

Ginger Grace performs her playwright THE FIRST LADIES COALITION, directed by Austin Pendleton, at Fitchburg State University on February 27, 2019.

J.B. Alexander performs in HENRY V at John Cullum Theatre, February 21-February 24, 2019.

Hugh Heckman performs in the role of Polonius in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Heights Players of Brooklyn, March 1-March 17, 2019.

Robert Hickey appears in the indie short film SOUL BOUNCING (working title), Nov 1 – June 31, 2019. 

John L. Payne performs in TWELFTH NIGHT at Sheen Center, February 22-March 17, 2019.

Charly Wenzel is performing in THEN SHE FELL at The Kingsland Ward, October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019.

Jean Bergantini Grillo‘s play CRADLE, starring Paul Eisenmann has been selected to be performed at The Strawberry One-Act Theatre Festival, March 22 – March 24, 2019.


Actor Jeffrey Wright On How His Hometown Of D.C. Helped Influence Him

“Our reminiscing brings up music. ‘The big musical expression back when was go-go. Like Chapter III and Paragonwhich for some reason was in Georgetownbut go-go was fascinating because while early rap and hip-hop was being born in New York, in DC it was a totally different thing. There was a separationwhat I describe as Afro-Potomac polyrhythms. Not a lot of people could process it because it was so deeply percussive in a really Afrocentric way, unabashedly so. It was like you either get this or you don’t’.'” –  Michael M. Clements

Read the full article.