August Wilson News

Date of Birth: April 27, 1945
Date of Death: October 02, 2005 (60)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This FallArizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 27, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 27, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: August 21-27 (more...)

Revisit Viola Davis' Tony Winning Performance in Broadway's FENCES!Revisit Viola Davis' Tony Winning Performance in Broadway's FENCES!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Before she picked up her many accolades for starring role in THE HELP and her appearance in ABC's hit drama series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, Viola Davis appeared in Broadway's 2010 revival of FENCES. (more...)

Viola Davis to Star in Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCESViola Davis to Star in Denzel Washington-Helmed Film Adaptation of FENCES
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed that she will star in a film adaptation of the Broadway drama FENCES, to be directed by Denzel Washington. (more...)

Interview with Director: Patricia McGregorInterview with Director: Patricia McGregor
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 25, 2015

Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Patricia McGregor about directing Ugly Lies the Bone. Ted Sod: Where were you born and educated? When and how did you realize you wanted to become a theatre director?  Did any teachers have a profound influence on you? (more...)

Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden, an award-winning actor who is making his directorial debut with this production. Seven Guitars is the third play in Wilson's American Century Cycle produced by Two River, following the theater's acclaimed mountings of Jitney and Two Trains Running. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 12 and continue through Sunday, October 4. The opening night performance is Friday, September 18 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo BwarieTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo Bwarie
by BWW Staff - Aug 21, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Joseph Leo Bwarie, who stars as 'Frankie Valli' in Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's FENCES, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's FENCES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

 International City Theatrecontinues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama, opening tonight at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/21/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/21/2015
by BWW - Aug 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/21/2015. (more...)

Multi-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through 9/12Multi-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Thanks to packed houses and enthusiastic audience response, Multi Ethnic Theater is extending the run of August Wilson's Two Trains Running for two additional weekends, through September 12. Two Trains Running is directed by Lewis Campbell, founder and artistic director of Multi Ethnic Theater. The play concerns the regulars at Memphis Lee's restaurant trying to fight against the urban renewal that would tear the place down and bulldoze the local African-American community. The production is staged at the Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 20, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 20, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: August 14- 20. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Huntington & Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Kick Off 9/3Huntington & Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Kick Off 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)


by Louisa Brady - Aug 16, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Doo Wop Project; Ciara Renee: Givin 'Em What They Love!; 54 Sings Back to the Future; The Other Direction: In Concert!; and 54 Sings Streep: The Music and The Meryl. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 14, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: August 14, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 14, 2015

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Weekly Buying Guide, powered by SeatGeek- a ticket search engine for live entertainment that lets you easily compare hundreds of ticketing sites, including box offices, all in one place. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, daily 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...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. BlakeTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. Blake
by BWW Staff - Aug 14, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Richard H. Blake, who stars as 'Tommy DeVito' in Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/14/2015
by BWW - Aug 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/14/2015. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'JOE TURNER,' GOD'S EAR & MoreTheatre School at DePaul University's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'JOE TURNER,' GOD'S EAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

 The Theatre School at DePaul University's 2015-2016 season features two world premiere productions, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces, and engaging entertainment for the whole family.  Productions for the general public will continue for the third full season at The Theatre School's award-winning new facility in Lincoln Park, and Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences will continue to welcome young people and their families to the historic Merle Reskin Theatre in the South Loop. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Latest Broadway Show to Switch to Digital LotteryJERSEY BOYS Becomes Latest Broadway Show to Switch to Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Broadway's Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning smash hit Jersey Boys that beginning Friday, August 14, a limited number of tickets per performance will be sold to winners of a digital lottery drawing. Tickets are $27 and limited to two per person. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, visit JerseyBoysInfo.com/broadway/lottery. Entrants will be notified of their status three hours prior to show time. Tickets must be claimed and paid for at the August Wilson Theatre Box Office (245 W. 52nd Street; NYC) no later than 30 minutes prior to the performance. (more...)

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