August Wilson News

 
Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1945
Date Of Death:
October 02, 2005 (60)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
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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
Photo Flash: John Legend Stops by JITNEY Rehearsal at MTCPhoto Flash: John Legend Stops by JITNEY Rehearsal at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, John Legend stopped by August Wilson's JITNEY rehearsal at Manhattan Theatre Club to say hello to the cast. Take a look at the photo below! (more...)

FENCES Film's San Francisco Premiere to Reopen the Curran Next Week; Enter Ticket Lottery!FENCES Film's San Francisco Premiere to Reopen the Curran Next Week; Enter Ticket Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Paramount Pictures, with the Curran theater and the San Francisco Film Society, will present the San Francisco Premiere of the film Fences, which has been adapted into a motion picture by the late August Wilson. The event, 30 years after the play first played at the Curran theater ahead of its Broadway premiere, will reopen the Curran following a just-completed, extensive renovation.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward AlbeePhoto Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 7, 2016

Yesterday afternoon, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

JITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This WeekJITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center in association with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions on Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion, 136th Street and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) presents An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway directorial debut of August Wilson's Jitney, opening January 19, 2017. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Broadway Remembers Edward AlbeeFREEZE FRAME: Broadway Remembers Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

Earlier today, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

Will Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature TheatreWill Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Will Eno's new play at Signature Theatre now has a title - Wakey, Wakey. Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Eno, who is a Residency Five playwright at Signature, will also direct. Casting and design team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on BroadwayHEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, begins the final week of its sold-out, critically heralded run tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement will play its final performance at the Friedman on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.   (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAYKINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

'La La Land' Music to the Ears of D.C. Film Critics'La La Land' Music to the Ears of D.C. Film Critics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'La La Land' was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical love story 'La La Land' was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and MorePhoto Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) now through December 17. Opening Night was last night, December 1, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This WinterAnnette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee MemorialRosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)

LA LA LAND, FENCES Among 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Full ListLA LA LAND, FENCES Among 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD for movies were revealed today. Topping the list with 12 nominations is Damien Chazelle's musical LA LA LAND, receiving nods for best picture, best director, best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone). (more...)

BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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