Andrew Benator News

True Colors Theatre Company to Present LIFE: 20/20, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the Georgia Innocence Project invite you to join us for a pay what you can performance of Life: 20/20 on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center. Life: 20/20, a new release from the Georgia Innocence Project is inspired by the life of their first exoneree, Clarence Harrison who tells stories from his experience during the time he was wrongly incarcerated. Harrison will be joined by musicians Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst in this evening of music and stories. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Presents Atlanta Premiere of RACE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from today, February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

Congressman John Lewis, Senator Jason Carter Set for Free Roundtable Conversation on RACE Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2014

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company invite you to join them for a free panel discussion inspired by the theatre's upcoming production, Race by David Mamet. Join Congressman John Lewis, State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Jason Carter, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and Atlanta Daily World Publisher M. Alexis Scott who will discuss how issues involving race influence our legal system, and how Americans discuss race in the 21st century. (more...)

Congressman John Lewis, Senator Jason Carter Set for Free Roundtable Conversation on RACE, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company invite you to join them for a free panel discussion inspired by the theatre's upcoming production, Race by David Mamet. Join Congressman John Lewis, State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Jason Carter, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and Atlanta Daily World Publisher M. Alexis Scott who will discuss how issues involving race influence our legal system, and how Americans discuss race in the 21st century. (more...)

Post-Thanksgiving BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update 11/29 - CABARET in Huge Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Atlanta! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Chris Kayser Plays 'Scrooge' for Last Time in Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ALLIANCE THEATRE's annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns today, November 29, 2013 for its 24th production. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. Opening night is Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Chris Kayser to Play 'Scrooge' for Last Time in Alliance Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Alliance Theatre's annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns November 29, 2013 for its 24th production. The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. Opening night is Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. (more...)

True Colors Theatre to Present Atlanta Premiere of RACE, 2/25-3/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company announce the upcoming Atlanta Premiere of David Mamet's Race directed by John Dillon. Race will run from February 25 - March 23, 2014 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 10/16-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Alliance Theatre just announced its production of BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, the Off-Broadway hit by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Described by The New York Times as "a fitful comedy," BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK tells the story of an aspiring actress trying to break the mold of stereotypical African-American film roles in 1930's Hollywood and the legacy she leaves on the film industry seventy years later. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cast Thrives in Uneven, But Intense SEMINAR at Actor's Express
by Matthew Allen - May 22, 2013

Like on her Broadway-themed television show 'Smash,' in 'Seminar,' running through June 16th at Actor's Express, Theresa Rebeck pulls away the curtain to revel the struggles required to create something for the enjoyment of others. Being able to see those struggles, both personal and creative, is a bit like seeing a sausage being stuffed; it can be ugly, but, if done well, the results are nonetheless appetizing. While Rebeck's script is mostly edge-of-your-seat exciting, it is riddled with lukewarm cliches. Thankfully, the superb cast compensates with deliciously rich performances. Directed by Suzi Award winner Freddie Ashley, 'Seminar' almost completely avoids the self-important tedium of a writer writing about writers who complain about how difficult writing is. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 5/13
by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of May 13! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Class Is in Session with Andrew Benator in Actor's Express SEMINAR
by Matthew Allen - May 16, 2013

For nearly a decade, Andrew Benator has been one of Atlanta's most versatile actors. Having won a Suzi Award for playing a child-like Lord of the Underworld in Georgia Shakespeare and the Alliance's 'Eurydice', he is known by a wider audience as Dr. Jawfy on Tyler Perry sitcoms 'House of Payne' and 'Meet the Browns.' Since the Atlanta-native moved back home from New York in 2005, he has been a regular part of both the city's expanding stage and screen industries. Benator recently spoke with Broadway World Atlanta about his upcoming show 'Seminar,' which runs May 16th-June 16th at Actor's Express. (more...)

Actor's Express Begins SEMINAR Performances, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Actor's Express announces the final play of the 25th Anniversary Season SEMINAR, by Theresa Rebeck. The production opens on Saturday night, May 18, 2013, 8pm curtain, preview performances are May 16 and 17, and the pay-what-you-want sneak peek, "Director's Rough Cut", is Wednesday, May 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Buddeke, Brenda Bynum and More in GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed ALLIANCE THEATRE stages GOOD PEOPLE - the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. The ALLIANCE THEATRE production will be directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth is currently playing on the Alliance Stage through February 10, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Buddeke and More in Alliance Theatre's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed ALLIANCE THEATRE stages GOOD PEOPLE - the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. The ALLIANCE THEATRE production directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth is currently playing on the Alliance Stage through February 10, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below. Check back later for full production shots! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Buddeke and More in a Preview of Alliance Theatre's GOOD PEOPLE
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2013

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed ALLIANCE THEATRE stages GOOD PEOPLE - the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. The ALLIANCE THEATRE production will be directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth is currently playing on the Alliance Stage through February 10, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a teaser of the show below. (more...)

Kate Buddeke and More Star in GOOD PEOPLE at Alliance Theatre, Now thru 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre will stage GOOD PEOPLE - the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. GOOD PEOPLE is a funny and insightful, tough and touching story of fate, class divisions and identity. The Alliance Theatre production will be directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth and will play on the Alliance Stage, tonight, January 16 - February 10, 2013. (more...)

Kate Buddeke and More Star in GOOD PEOPLE at Alliance Theatre, 1/16-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre will stage GOOD PEOPLE - the award winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire. GOOD PEOPLE is a funny and insightful, tough and touching story of fate, class divisions and identity. The Alliance Theatre production will be directed by Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth and will play on the Alliance Stage, January 16 - February 10, 2013. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Extended In Atlanta Thru 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

Theatrical Outfit has announced that Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain, has been held over by popular demand through November 13, 2011 at the Balzer Theater at Herren's. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Presents the Regional Premiere of Freudís Last Session 10/12-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2011

Theatrical Outfit announces the Atlanta premiere of the longest-running off-Broadway show, Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain, October 12 - November 6, 2011 at the Balzer Theater at Herren's. (more...)

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