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August Wilson News

Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1945
Date Of Death:
October 02, 2005 (60)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
August Wilson News Feeds
Norm Lewis & Danny Holgate to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary GalaNorm Lewis & Danny Holgate to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 46th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is distinguished actor, director, and choreographer Andre De Shields. (more...)

2015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-302015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-30
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The FTP (Film Theatre Performance) Festival will be an annual US event for films that deal directly with the themes of theatre and performance. The mission is to present experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers to audiences and industry professionals from around the world. The festival program includes feature films, short films, documentaries, advance screenings, meet-the-filmmaker Q&A sessions, and panels with leading artists in the field. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015
by BWW - Jan 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/23/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/23/15- LITTLE WOMENSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/23/15- LITTLE WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

Today in 2005, Little Women opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 137 performances. Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, it focuses on the four March sisters - brassy, tomboy-like, aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth - and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio. The Broadway cast included Sutton Foster, Maureen McGovern, Janet Carroll, Jenny Powers, Megan McGinnis, and Amy McAlexander. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rep's PIANO LESSON Alive with Heart and SoulBWW Reviews: Rep's PIANO LESSON Alive with Heart and Soul
by Jay Irwin - Jan 22, 2015

The Seattle Rep continues their long standing relationship with the works of one of America's greatest playwrights with their current production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson". As usual the show comes alive with a rich and stirring history only made more poignant through the stunning direction and performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Calls for NYC to Host 2016 Democratic National ConventionSTAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Calls for NYC to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

The stars of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS have released a video shout-out to let the DNC know that NYC would like to host the DNC in 2016 - check it out below! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/16/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/16/2015
by BWW - Jan 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/16/2015. (more...)

Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: VY HIGGINSEN Executive Director, The Mama Foundation for the Arts and Co-Creator, ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN'BWW Interviews: VY HIGGINSEN Executive Director, The Mama Foundation for the Arts and Co-Creator, ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN'
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Vy Higginsen, Executive Director, The Mama Foundation for the Arts and Co-Creator, ALIVE! 55+ AND KICKIN' about her career and the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields and More in Rehearsal for KING HEDLEY II at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Andre De Shields and More in Rehearsal for KING HEDLEY II at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Run 2/6-22 at Open Stage of HarrisburgA RAISIN IN THE SUN to Run 2/6-22 at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

On March 11, 1959, a play opened on Broadway that changed American theatre forever. "A Raisin in the Sun" examined issues that had never been presented on Broadway. It was the first play written by a black woman to be presented on Broadway with Broadway's first black director. This heartwarming, hilarious, groundbreaking story of a family's heroic efforts to make a better life for their children will run at Open Stage of Harrisburg February 6-22, 2015. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: January 12-18, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: January 12-18, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

CTG Names August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional FinalistsCTG Names August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local students to participate in the regional finals of the 2015 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum on March, 2, 2015. (more...)

Wayne State University & Wright Museum to Offer Staged Reading of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 1/24Wayne State University & Wright Museum to Offer Staged Reading of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will present a staged reading Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The readings take place at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2014 and is free and open to the public. The staged reading is being presented to celebrate the contributions of African-American artists to the stage. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/9/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/9/2015
by BWW - Jan 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/9/2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted in Recent Remarks on Bill CosbyVIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted in Recent Remarks on Bill Cosby
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Following the publication of the interview, Rashad's comments, in particular her use of the words 'forget these women,' hit a nerve with those who interpreted the remarks as being uncaring and dismissive (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

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