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JITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on BroadwayJITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 9, 2017

This season welcomed the very first Broadway production of the August Wilson drama, Jitney. Based on the real-life cab services of the 1970's which would service clients of color when regular taxi cabs would not, the story examines the relationships of the community in and around a jitney station in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Being the last play of Wilson's American Century Cycle to reach the Main Stem, the production adds the final jewel to the crown of August Wilson's sterling Broadway legacy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for PRESENT LAUGHTER!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for PRESENT LAUGHTER!
by Walter McBride - Apr 6, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award® and two-time Tony Award® winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, plays at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award® nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and we're taking you to the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards GalaPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Theatre Forward's Chairman's Awards Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 4, 2017

Just last night, Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue). The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the work of Theatre Forward, which is dedicated to advancing American theatres and its communities through its Educating Through Theatre and Advancing Strong Theatre initiatives. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 2nd, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief March 2nd, 2017 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 2, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last!Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last!
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On BroadwayBWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2017

When August Wilson's Jitney had its 1982 world premiere at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Repertory Theatre, there were no plans for it to serve as 1/10th of the greatest achievement in American drama. But by the time a revised version of that script opened Off-Broadway in 2000, six of the plays that would each represent a decade in his American Century Cycle had made it to Broadway and Wilson was firmly established as one the country's great playwrights. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on BroadwayHail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday, December 28, for the Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). The limited engagement of August Wilson's Jitney opens Thursday, January 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a portrait of the cast! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC PremierePhoto Coverage: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Walk the Red Carpet for FENCES NYC Premiere
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

Fences, starring Tony winners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, doesn't arrive in movie theatres until December 25, but the cast just gathered last night the celebrate the NYC premiere. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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...)

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...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for 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). (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This FallSpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This FallSpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

Breaking News: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Heading to Broadway Next Winter!Breaking News: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Heading to Broadway Next Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Just last summer, Roundabout Theatre Company presented Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman. Now according to the New York Times, Jeffrey Richards will bring the play to Broadway in Winter 2017, beginning performances in February and opening in March at a Shubert theatre.  (more...)

Michael Urie, Dana Ivey & More Set for Shakespeare Sonnet Slam in Central ParkMichael Urie, Dana Ivey & More Set for Shakespeare Sonnet Slam in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Many of the special guest readers have been announced for the Shakespeare Birthday Sonnet Slam on 4/22 in Central Park which include stars of stage & screen Michael Urie, Dana Ivey & Frances Barber (both starring Off-Broadway in The School for Scandal), Ryan Spahn, Wyatt Fenner, Jenny Lee Mitchell ("Mad Jenny"), Carra Patterson, Shakespeare Illustrator Jean Noel Vandaele, NYC Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh and Deputy British Consul General Nick Astbury. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/1/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, DRY POWDER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/1/2016 - THE CRUCIBLE, DRY POWDER and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 1, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE CRUCIBLE begins on Broadway, DRY POWDER begins at The Public, and the Great White Way welcomes two new faces! (more...)

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