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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
Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal CenterLineup Announced for Film Theatre Performance Festival, Jan 29-30 at the Segal Center
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces its inaugural international Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP). The film festival will take place all day long on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 at The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS and THE LAST SHIP Unite to Support New York Cares Coat Drive and City HarvestJERSEY BOYS and THE LAST SHIP Unite to Support New York Cares Coat Drive and City Harvest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Broadway's JERSEY BOYS and THE LAST SHIP unite to help the 26th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive and City Harvest on Saturday, December 20 at 7:45pm with 'Saturday Night Scream Christmas Carols,' an opportunity for fans and friends of both shows to donate a coat or canned goods and listen to the casts sing Christmas Carols on 52nd Street in front of the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) and Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Viola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUADViola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUAD
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Viola Davis will take on the role of Amanda Waller in Warner Bros big screen adaptation of SUICIDE SQUAD. (more...)

Bowman Wright Joins Cast of Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIBowman Wright Joins Cast of Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Bowman Wright, last seen as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Arena Stage's The Mountaintop, will tackle the role of King in August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Wright joins the previously announced E. Faye Butler as Ruby. Under the direction of Timothy Douglas, King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 15-21, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 15-21, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 15, 2014

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...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/12/2014SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/12/2014
by BWW - Dec 12, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/12/2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETYBWW Reviews: More of the Same Brilliance with Rep's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Jay Irwin - Dec 11, 2014

Sometimes a bit of greatness, when combined with an equally great companion can form something so amazing that they surpass the heights to which they've already achieved. Such is the case with Tony Kushner's "Angels in America", the cycle of plays from August Wilson and, in my opinion, even Tarantino's "Kill Bill" saga. Well now we can add another set to the group as the Seattle Rep is now presenting the companion piece to the Robert Schenkkan's LBJ bio-play "All the Way" with the equally stunning "The Great Society". And if the first one grabbed you like it did me, then this one will only serve to extend that wild ride but in a very different way. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz. (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Playwright Donald Margulies will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College on April 19, 2015. The Inge Festival is the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 8-14, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 8-14, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2014

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...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns to the Buell Theatre, 12/10-14JERSEY BOYS Returns to the Buell Theatre, 12/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, returns to The Buell Theatre December 10-14 only. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/5/2014SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/5/2014
by BWW - Dec 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/5/2014. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 1-7, 2014Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 1-7, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

Welcome to Broadway, The Illusionists! Later this week, the magical group brings 'WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE' to the Great White Way, setting up shop at the Marquis Theatre. Get your tickets today! (more...)

BWW Preview: A Celebration of TheatreBooksBWW Preview: A Celebration of TheatreBooks
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 30, 2014

Many people in Toronto's arts communities, especially theatre, are still grieving the loss of TheatreBooks after the venerable bookstore closed its doors forever this July after 39 years. Now, many are lost when needing scripts or monologues for auditions. And others feel the same who just love to read about the performing arts. (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Continues at PCS, Thru 12/13THE PIANO LESSON Continues at PCS, Thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Family is the focus for most people during November and December, with the holiday season in full-swing. Often that means happy gatherings and loving reunions - but sometimes, family gatherings bring conflict, as well. August Wilson explored one less-than-idyllic scenario in The Piano Lesson, which began playing on the Players Club of Swarthmore stage on November 28th. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/28/2014SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/28/2014
by BWW - Nov 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/28/2014. (more...)

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