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I’m hitting the road this June to celebrate the release of my debut Home Renovation TV Series “Breaking New Ground” on HBO MAX, and I want to celebrate with you at a private screening!

Los Angeles

June 17

San Francisco

June 18

Seattle

June 20

Raleigh

June 24

Baltimore

June 26

New York City

June 27

Dallas

July 8

Nashville

July 10

Atlanta

July 12

Chicago

July 15

Boston

July 17

Great Barrington

July 20

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“Breaking New Ground” on HBO MAX premiering June 27th!

In June of 2020, you saw a Black gay man purchase a white house in cash and it gave you hope...

I walked to the bank on Juneteenth of 2020 to pay for the home in the midst of the George Floyd protest as we cried out that Black Lives Matter.

It took us 4 years of renovation—but with the help of the Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV, and Scott Brothers Entertainment we crossed the finish line—and now it’s time to celebrate together with a 12 city national tour.

Meet your host + homeowner, robert

Robert Hartwell is the Host and Executive Producer of Breaking New Ground, a television show presented by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV, and Scott Brothers Entertainment premiering on HBO MAX in 2024.

He is a Storytelling Expert, Professional Speaker, Award-Winning Broadway Performer, Director, and CEO of Strength On Stages in NYC.

From screen to stage, Robert is joy personified and makes hearts sing. He’s performed in 5 Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and starred in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s hit music video, “Entrepreneur.” Robert’s work has been featured in countless media outlets, including Good Morning America, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, People, and more. 

Robert’s story of purchasing a 200-year-old colonial mansion (which was built back when slavery was still legal Federally in the US), went viral, reaching millions of people who were touched by his message of reinvention, liberation, and hope. As a Black gay man, he vowed to fill this home with love, honor his ancestors, tell their stories, and say their names.

When Robert isn’t telling stories and helping others do the same, he’s obsessing over NPR, his La Marzocco latte art, and dusting his 13 chandeliers.  He divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and his new home in Massachusetts.

Los Angeles

June 17

San Francisco

June 18

Seattle

June 20

Raleigh

June 24

Baltimore

June 26

New York City

June 27

Dallas

July 8

Nashville

July 10

Atlanta

July 12

Chicago

July 15

Boston

July 17

Great Barrington

July 20