Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in "Red Velvet"

Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in the multi award-winning play, Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Previews begin March 25th at the Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The play, based on the true story of Jones' character Ira Aldridge, follows a young black American actor who must step into the roll of Othello when the original lead actor, Edmund Kean, must cancel his performance. The play reveals the defining moment of Aldridge's career, acting as the first black Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800's, which shattered the stage's tradition and changed the professional lives of everybody involved. 

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Hoon Lee, Tijuana Ricks + Sarah Ellen Stephens in Iron Fist

Netflix & Marvel's superhero series Iron Fist debuts its first season today. You can see Hoon Lee as LeiKung, Tijuana Ricks as Thembi Wallace and Sarah Ellen Stephens as Gabriella. Hoon Lee's part supernatural spirit, part guiding voice, tests Danny's (Iron Fist) training both psychically and psychologically. Lei Kung's line “Are you willing to kill Danny Rand so that the Iron Fist might live?” sets the tone for the relationship between teacher and student. Streaming now on Netflix.

Law & Order: SVU 400th Episode

NBC's longest running hit drama and most watched show on air, Law & Order: SVU reaches a television milestone: its 400th episode. The episode, dubbed Motherly Love, features Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson) both behind and in front of the camera, acting as the episode's director and lead.  

Peter Scanavino stars in the hit police drama as Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr. Watch Peter talk about this landmark television achievement here.

Law & Order: SVU's 400th episode airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

The Town Hall Affair

SirenSong Entertainment's Ari Fliakos stars in The Wooster Group's new production, The Town Hall Affair. 

"The Town Hall Affair delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” in 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Hegedus & Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall which documents a panel held at Town Hall in 1971. The panel featured feminist thinkers and activists – including Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling – with Norman Mailer serving as moderator." - The Wooster Group

The production will run February 4th - 25th at The Performing Garage, located at 33 Wooster Street, Soho, Manhattan.

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Ari Fliakos (second from the right) rehearsing for The Town Hall Affair