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Corey Hawkins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in Broadway Revival of Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘Topdog/Underdog’

Click here to read the full article. “Topdog/Underdog” will return to Broadway this fall with Corey Hawkins and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II appearing in the two lead roles. The revival is timed to the 20th anniversary of Suzan-Lori Parks’ play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama when it debuted. Kenny Leon, the Tony Award-winning director of the 2014 revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” and 2020’s “A Soldier’s Story,” will direct “Topdog/Underdog.” The strictly limited, 16-week engagement will begin previews on Sept. 27 at the John Golden Theatre and will officially open on Oct. 20. The production is being produced by...
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins to Star in ‘Topdog/Underdog’ on Broadway This Fall

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins will star in Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ play Topdog/Underdog on Broadway this fall. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the limited 16-week engagement — which doubles as the 20th anniversary of its original Broadway run — will open on Oct. 20 at the John Golden Theatre, with previews set to begin Sept. 27.More from The Hollywood ReporterTony Awards Analysis: Voters Spread the Love on a Night Likely to Boost Broadway's Box OfficesTony Awards: 'Six' Co-Creator Toby Marlow Becomes First Nonbinary Composer-Lyricist to Win Best ScoreTony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy...
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Walking Dead’s Corey Hawkins stars on Broadway in Topdog/Underdog

Corey Hawkins’ character, Heath, got a bad rap on The Walking Dead series. In season 7, Heath goes on a two-week supply run and is never seen again. In fact, no one ever asks what happened to him or mentions him ever again. Showrunner Angela Kang confirmed that he was taken by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) and traded to the CRM. This is something that could have been mentioned in The Walking Dead: World Beyond to at least give some closure for this character. But, alas, it’s never happened, but Hawkins has gone on to make an extraordinary career nonetheless. Now he will star in the 20th anniversary Broadway production of Topdog/Underdog.
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Final Oscars Predictions: Best Supporting Actor — Troy Kotsur to Be the Second Deaf Acting Winner for ‘CODA’

Click here to read the full article. Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar and Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. The eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and is subject to change. To see all the latest predictions, of all...
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The Color Purple Musical Film Casts Walking Dead Stars Colman Domingo and Corey Hawkins

Walking Dead Universe stars Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) and Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead) are among the newly revealed cast of the upcoming musical film adaptation of Broadway's The Color Purple. As announced during ABC's Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising special, Danielle Brooks (Peacemaker, Orange is the New Black) and Fantasia Taylor (American Idol) will reprise their lead roles from the stage production as Sofia and Celie, respectively. Based on director Steven Spielberg's 1985 film adapted from the Alice Walker novel, the Tony Award-winning Broadway show is headed to the big screen in 2023 with Blitz Bazawule (Black Is King) directing.
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Taraji P. Henson Joins Corey Hawkins, H.E.R. in ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical

Taraji P. Henson has joined Corey Hawkins and H.E.R. in The Color Purple, Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of the musical. Blitz Bazawule, the filmmaker behind the Beyonce-fronted Black Is King, is directing the fresh take on the Broadway musical, which was an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, and on which the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg-directed 1985 movie was based.More from The Hollywood ReporterChristopher Lloyd Had Serious Reservations About Eric Stoltz's 'Back to the Future' FiringJennifer Lopez, Steph Curry and H.E.R. Join Michelle Obama's When We All Vote as Co-ChairsRita Moreno, Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler Tell Their Side...
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Denzel Washington and Corey Hawkins on Training for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’s’ Sword Fighting and That Mind-Blowing Ending

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have watched Apple and A24’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which is now playing in select theaters and streaming on Apple TV Plus. In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Denzel Washington plays the titular Lord Macbeth — a Scottish nobleman whose last grasp at power ultimately leads to his downfall. In addition to memorizing Shakespeare’s powerful soliloquies (“It this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”), the Academy Award winning actor and many in the troupe, including Corey Hawkins (Lord Macduff) and Alex Hassell (Ross), were also required to brush up...
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