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Date Of Birth:
December 26, 1822
Date Of Death:
September 18, 1890 (67)
Birth Place:
IRELAND
Gender: Male
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Dion Boucicault News

Date of Birth: December 26, 1822
Date of Death: September 18, 1890 (67)
Birth Place: IRELAND
Gender: Male
Berkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 SeasonBerkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award- winning play, An Octoroon, will be the seventh and final production in its upcoming 2016-17 subscription season. The West Coast premiere of the reworking of the mid-19th-century play will be performed in the Peet's Theatre in June 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This SpringTickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY won the 2014 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film will play at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 26 - May 1. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: AN OCTOROON Takes Race Relations down the Rabbit HoleBWW REVIEW: AN OCTOROON Takes Race Relations down the Rabbit Hole
by Jan Nargi - Feb 24, 2016

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has assaulted the fourth wall and countless racial stereotypes in his funny and audacious new play AN OCTOROON. Adapted from an 1859 melodrama titled "The Octoroon" by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault, Jenkins' piece weaves a biting contemporary narrative within Boucicault's stock storytelling to turn familiar antebellum tropes into jarring racial commentaries. Imagine "Gone with the Wind" down the rabbit hole and you get the idea. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; and opens on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's AN OCTOROON is Kinda Brilliant in a Crazy Sort of Way, and Has Lots to Say About Race in America Past and PresentBWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's AN OCTOROON is Kinda Brilliant in a Crazy Sort of Way, and Has Lots to Say About Race in America Past and Present
by Jill Schafer - Oct 26, 2015

The word octoroon is defined as 'a person of one-eight black ancestry.' THE OCTOROON is a 19th Century play by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault about which Wikipedia says, 'among antebellum melodramas, it was considered second only in popularity to Uncle Tom's Cabin.' AN OCTOROON is a new play by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who adapted the play and added himself as a character, writing the play and playing all the while male parts in white face, with the original playwright and his assistant playing roles in redface and blackface, while a rabbit seems to pull the strings behind the scenes. Got all that? Believe me, it's a lot to take in, and the play says some pretty profound things about race and racism in the past and present. But despite being a little perplexing and intentionally offensive (in a way that's not really offensive because it's satire), the whole thing is kinda brilliant in a crazy sort of way. (more...)

AN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Mixed Blood Theatre has inhabited the historic firehouse on the West Bank for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary with the first phase of a major venue renovation, a revitalized commitment to its West Bank community, and an ambitious season of new work! (more...)

BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)
by Chris McCormack - Jul 17, 2015

The Anti-Racism Group that Campaigns Against Exhibit B around the World are now demanding Galway International Arts Festival to cancel its run. (more...)

AN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Mixed Blood Theatre has inhabited the historic firehouse on the West Bank for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary with the first phase of a major venue renovation, a revitalized commitment to its West Bank community, and an ambitious season of new work! (more...)

The Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & MoreThe Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Wilma Theater has announced the four plays that will make up its upcoming 2015/16 Season. The Wilma will open the season with Sophocles' Antigone translated by Marinanne McDonald and directed by Theodorus Terzopoulos, the renowned founder of Attis Theatre in Athens, Greece. (more...)

AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon has been extended again and will play through March 29, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

Review Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, opens tonight, February 26, and plays through March 15, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, has played to sold out houses since previews began on February 14 and as a result of strong ticket sales, has added eight additional performances. Originally scheduled to end its run on March 8, An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is tonight, February 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience has put a new block of tickets on sale for its production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON will run February 14, 2015 - March 8, 2015 at Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, AN OCTOROON will be directed by Sarah Benson. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New AudienceMaechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Single tickets are now on sale for Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed new play directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep. An Octoroon plays February 14 through March 8 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON will run February 14, 2015 - March 8, 2015 at Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, AN OCTOROON will be directed by Sarah Benson. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends SEA MARKS Through 7/13Irish Rep Extends SEA MARKS Through 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces that its current production, the revival of Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, will extend through Sunday, July 13, 2014 (the production was originally scheduled to be performed through June 15th). The romantic two-hander stars Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (CORAM BOY, Irish Rep's CANDIDA) and Patrick Fitzgerald (Irish Rep's GIBRALTAR). SEA MARKS began performances on April 23rd and opened on May 5th. SEA MARKS is now playing on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)

Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON Through TodaySoho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON Through Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

In response to popular demand and one week before performances begin, Soho Rep. extends the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon, directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, to May 24. Performances of An Octoroon will now take place April 23-May 24 (see schedule above) at Soho Rep. Critics are welcome as of Wednesday, April 30 for an official opening of Sunday, May 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON to 6/8Soho Rep Extends AN OCTOROON to 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Soho Rep. announces a second extension of the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's An Octoroon. Directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson, An Octoroon will run through June 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Xanthe Elbrick and Patrick Fitzgerald Star in Irish Rep's SEA MARKS, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Xanthe Elbrick and Patrick Fitzgerald Star in Irish Rep's SEA MARKS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents its final production of its 2013-2014 Season, a revival of Gardner McKay's SEA MARKS, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly. The romantic two-hander will star Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (CORAM BOY, Irish Rep's CANDIDA) and Patrick Fitzgerald (Irish Rep's GIBRALTAR). SEA MARKS will be performed now through June 15th on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is tonight, May 5, 2014 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars onstage below! (more...)

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