Charles Wright News

Poet Charles Wright Named Poet Laureate of the United States
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Charles Wright has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. (more...)

Casts of BRIDGES, BEAUTIFUL Among Performers for 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Christian Borle, Diane Paulus and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Presenters and musical performances have been announced for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, taking place Sunday, June 1st at The Town Hall. Presenters and performers for this year's Drama Desk Awards include: Christian Borle, Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Julie Halston, Tracey Letts, Judy Kuhn, Marge Champion, Liz Larsen, Diane Paulus, John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Jane Greenwood, David Korins, Marin Ireland, Sam Gold, Oliver Butler, Joe Masteroff, David Byrne, Leigh Silverman, Joshua Henry, Rachael Bay Jones, Sydney Lucas, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale, and Kyle Riabko. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra joins WRCJ 90.9 FM and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation for KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER today, May 17, from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue in Detroit. It features continuous live entertainment, a Kids' Fun Room, including an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo. Instrument Petting Zoo is all about hands-on fun with instruments. Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra joins WRCJ 90.9 FM and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation for KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER this Saturday, May 17, from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue in Detroit. It features continuous live entertainment, a Kids' Fun Room, including an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo. Instrument Petting Zoo is all about hands-on fun with instruments. Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Seattle (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Take Place 5/19; Jan Maxwell, John Lloyd Young to Announce Nominations 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony. Shugart is managing Executive Producer of Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. The President of Drama Desk is Isa Goldberg. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents PTC@Play, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents PTC@Play, a two-week festival of new work today, February 18-March 3 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The festival will feature staged readings of four new plays by both established and emerging playwrights, a new play with music in development starring Tony and Barrymore Award winner Forrest McClendon as African American vaudeville legend Bert Williams, and an evening of short plays, FuturePhilly@Play, by seven emerging playwrights. Each playwright will be in-residence at PTC for their reading, and every reading will conclude with a reception where audiences and artists can meet. All events are free with curtain time at 7:30 PM. A highlight of PTC@Play will be the February 18th announcement of the winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, a $10,000 cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents PTC@Play, 2/18-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents PTC@Play, a two-week festival of new work on February 18-March 3 at PTC's home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). The festival will feature staged readings of four new plays by both established and emerging playwrights, a new play with music in development starring Tony and Barrymore Award winner Forrest McClendon as African American vaudeville legend Bert Williams, and an evening of short plays, FuturePhilly@Play, by seven emerging playwrights. Each playwright will be in-residence at PTC for their reading, and every reading will conclude with a reception where audiences and artists can meet. All events are free with curtain time at 7:30 PM. A highlight of PTC@Play will be the February 18th announcement of the winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, a $10,000 cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art. (more...)

All Star Big Band Kicks Off Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center's Sept 2012 Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2012

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center announces its upcoming events for September 2012. (more...)

All Star Big Band and More Set for Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center's Sept 2012 Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center announces its upcoming events for September 2012. (more...)

2012 Drama Desk Awards Set for June 3rd at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2012

The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony with Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone in association with Renee McCurry. (more...)

Donna Murphy and Brian d’Arcy James Announce Drama Desk Nominations Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference today, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. Tune in to dramadeskawards.com to watch a live stream of the announcement! (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations to Be Streamed Live Online, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Friday, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. Tune in to dramadeskawards.com to watch a live stream of the announcement! (more...)

Donna Murphy and Brian d’Arcy James to Announce Drama Desk Nominations 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Friday, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 AM. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. In addition, there will be remarks by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Robert R. Blume and new Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Gretchen Shugart, Nominating Committee Chairperson Barbara Siegel and Randie Levine-Miller, Drama Desk Director of Special Events, who annually produces this event. (more...)

Washington State, The 5th Avenue Theatre Present All-Student OKLAHOMA, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

The 5th Avenue Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! has closed its doors, but the chant of "O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A" still rings through the theater's rehearsal space. Washington state teens are working on an all-state all-student production of this Golden Age staple as part of a brand new education program called The Oklahoma! Project. (more...)

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