When “Roots” debuted on ABC in 1977, it shattered ratings records and went on to win nine Emmy Awards. Now History is remaking the classic for modern audiences. The story of Kunta Kinte, which is…
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The audience was silent Monday night at Lincoln Center as the credits rolled on the first episode of “Roots,” the newly rebooted A+E miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel. The new project…
In this age of niche networks and splintered audiences, there's no controversy in noting that the updated version of the iconic "Roots" miniseries, simulcast May 30 on History, A&E, and Lifetime, is…
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Revisiting "Roots" for a new generation has tapped into resources and passions across A+E channels and divisions.
Biyi Bandele's attractive adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestseller is a diverting but surface-level saga that, true to its title, feels less than whole.
An upcoming Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” touted by topliner Denzel Washington in the press but not yet confirmed, has locked in its details, booking the Ethel Barrymore Theater for a…
For anyone worried that all the really big stars would be packed onto Broadway in the fall, Denzel Washington has come along to add some wattage to the spring lineup. Nothing has been confirmed on…
The Public Theater's annual gala in Central Park was rained out June 10, but a lot of theater people, still recovering from the June 9 Tonycast and its annual round of parties, didn't much mind…
British thesp Joseph Mawle ("Game of Thrones") has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in "Half of a Yellow Sun," with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria.
Anika Noni Rose has been cast in A&E's upcoming Stephen King miniseries "Bag of Bones."
Jon Tenney has replaced Clark Gregg in "As Cool As I Am" opposite Claire Danes and James Marsden.