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Is Television Still Relevant in a 2020 Election?

October 28, 2020

From debates to "Saturday Night Live," television has always been important to political campaigns, and this election has been no exception.

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How the 2020 Emmys Honored and Failed the BIPOC Community

October 2, 2020

This year’s Emmys surprisingly suggest that maybe Hollywood won’t drown in a sea of its own white-washing.

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From Theatre Program to National TV: Fordham Alumna in Fox’s New Show

September 10, 2020

Olivia Macklin, FCLC ’16, talks about her role in the show, her time at Fordham Theatre and what life after Fordham looks like on set.

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Bethany, Benko and ‘The Rehearsal’ Process

August 18, 2020

Jaclyn Bethany reconnects with her former theater professor, Tina Benko, in casting her for an Emmy-award winning role in "The Rehearsal."

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‘Be Funny. Make Money.’

May 19, 2020

"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is the first speaker of what students hope becomes the "Conversation Starters" club.

Mark Blum acts alongside Kate Burton in a 2007 production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, one of many shows in Blum’s storied career.

Mark Blum, Former Fordham Professor, Dies From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Fordham Theatre alumni and faculty reflect on the stage and screen actor, who died March 26 at 69 years old.

Many of the student filmmakers who participated in the festival attended the Story conference to receive their awards.

NYFTSA Hosts Story 2020 Conference

March 10, 2020

Fordham’s chapter of the New York Film and Television Student Alliance (NYFTSA) hosted the second annual Story 2020 conference on Mar. 7, ending with the group’s first ever One-Minute Film Festival showcasing student films. Read more about the event and festival winners.

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Theatre Major to Star in ‘Doom Patrol’

February 19, 2020

Abigail Shapiro, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’22, was cast as Dorothy Spinner in Season 2 of the hit DC comics web television series “Doom Patrol.”

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BroadwayCon: Chasing Degrees and Careers

January 29, 2020

The fifth annual BroadwayCon saw theatre fans and professionals come together to discuss new shows and classic favorites, as well as the state of the industry.

Initially a solo show created for Lazarus’ class, the story of Natasha grew into what would become “A Sip With Vodka” throughout the past year.

‘A Sip With Vodka’ Debuts on YouTube

January 22, 2020

A group of Fordham students and alumni collaborated to shoot "A Sip With Vodka," a comedy pilot set to debut Jan. 23.

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‘The West Wing’ at 20: The Political Show Every College Student Should Watch

September 17, 2019

20 years ago, “The West Wing” took the world by storm by portraying the first successful television series set in the White House. Kevin Christopher Robles explains why it’s important for college students to keep watching this show, even after two decades.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson will bring her film, television and theatre expertise to Fordham Theatre this season.

Tony Nominee Named 2019 Denzel Chair

August 25, 2019

LaTanya Richardson Jackson was named the eighth Denzel Washington Endowed Chair in Theatre this fall.