August Wilson News

Date Of Birth:
April 27, 1945
Date Of Death:
October 02, 2005 (60)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
August Strindberg Rep to Present New Adaptation of TO DAMASCUS, PART 1, 4/18-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

An author's spiritual downfall and redemption presents many mysteries in one of Strindberg's greatest plays, reset into Harlem, 1962. August Strindberg Repertory presents a new adaptation of 'TO DAMASCUS, PART 1' by August Strindberg, directed by Robert Greer and running April 18 to May 11, 2014. (more...)

Open Stage to Honor Patty Kim, Tara Leo Auchey, Sharia Benn & Joy Dougherty as 'Women Who Care'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Open Stage of Harrisburg has announced the names of its 2014 'Women Who Care.' Initiated in 2000, the WWC program honors women who have demonstrated unselfish devotion to the Greater Harrisburg community and to the arts, including Open Stage. Awards are presented before each Friday night performance of the theatre's STORIES FROM HOME: Dauphin County production, June 19-29. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Excels at Round House Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 16, 2014

Due to popular demand, August Wilson play extends to May 4, 2014 (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from today, April 16th through May 11th. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Extends FENCES Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announced today that, due to brisk ticket sales, MTC has extended August Wilson's Fences by eight performances. Directed by Derrick Sanders and featuring actors Carl Lumbly, Steven Anthony Jones and Margo Hall, the production will run for 36 performances, from April 10 through May 11. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/12-4/13/2014
by - Apr 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/13- THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2014

Today in 2000, The Wild Party opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season (1999-2000) as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material. Its plot centers on a party - fueled by bathtub gin, cocaine, and uninhibited sexual behavior - hosted by Queenie and Burrs, whose relationship is disintegrating. The cast included Toni Collette (making her Broadway debut) as Queenie, Mandy Patinkin as Burrs, and Yancey Arias as Black. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 20142015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards to Marry Ceremony and Party on April 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Washington theatre will celebrate its highest honors for achievement at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 21, 2013 at the National Building Museum, co-host of the event. This year's Awards will recognize outstanding performances, designs, direction, and productions in 26 categories, as well as present three special awards to those who have made extraordinary contributions to theatre and Washington. But unlike any other Awards event, the 30th Helen Hayes Awards will marry ceremony and party. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/11/2014
by BWW - Apr 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4/11/2014. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, 5/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster Hit
by Jimmy Ferraro - Apr 10, 2014

'JERSEY BOYS' is a MUST SEE PRODUCTION! 'JERSEY BOYS' is a BLOCKBUSTER HIT! The opening night crowd screamed and whistled and applauded from the moment the show began. They jumped to their feet for a rousing, well deserved STANDING OVATION! (more...)

Photo Flash: Carl Lumbly and More Star in Marin Theatre's FENCES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel,Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. Scroll down for a first look at the stars! (more...)

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Becomes Broadway's Thirteenth Longest-Running Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

As of the performance tonight, Wednesday, April 9, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS will surpass 42nd Street with 3,487 performances, becoming the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance MaTilDa Awards Set for this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The award ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held on Sunday, April 13. Oakland University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present the 15th Annual MaTilDa Awards to honor outstanding contributions from Music Theatre and Dance students, alumni and community partners. The red carpet event is set for 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester and includes dinner and entertainment. The public is welcome. (more...)

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