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Date Of Birth:
March 12, 1928 (87)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
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Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only.   (more...)

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Opens 5/8 at Omaha Community PlayhouseWHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Opens 5/8 at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Tony Award-winning drama, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? runs May 8-June 7, 2015 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Company Extends LOBBY HERO Through 5/3Tangent Theatre Company Extends LOBBY HERO Through 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Tangent Theatre Company, based in the intimate Carpenter Shop Theater in Tivoli's village center, announces a fifth week of performances for their Spring 2015 production: the contemporary moral drama Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. The play will now run through Sunday, May 3. Set in a Manhattan apartment building lobby, the story examines the shades of grey between right and wrong, and centers on the main character, Jeff, the building's security guard, and three other diverse characters, including Jeff's supervisor William and two New York City police officers (Bill and Dawn). Remaining performances of Lobby Hero are Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 3pm. (more...)

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Starring Elisabeth Moss, to Close Early on BroadwayTHE HEIDI CHRONICLES, Starring Elisabeth Moss, to Close Early on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The New York Times writes that Broadway's first revival of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, starring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham, will close early on May 3, 2015. (more...)

Carolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in ResidenceCarolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Sell A Door Theatre Company are pleased to announce their new Playwright in Residence, who will work with them from this September. (more...)

FPAC Presents Double Bill Of Modern Classic PlaysFPAC Presents Double Bill Of Modern Classic Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents a riveting duo of one-act plays - The Dumb Waiter, by Nobel Poet Laureate Harold Pinter, and The Zoo Story, by American dramatist Edward Albee. Performances will be staged May 1-3 at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's theater, music, and event venue in downtown Franklin. (more...)

New Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

New plays by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel and the actor and playwright Colman Domingo will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during 2015-16 season, it has been announced by Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. A third mainstage production for next season is still to be announced. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

Incoming Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Will Direct Tracy Letts' New Play at SteppenwolfIncoming Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Will Direct Tracy Letts' New Play at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that incoming artist director, Anna D. Shapiro, will helm the world premiere of Tracy Letts' new play MARY PAGE MARLOWE. The production will run March 31 - May 29, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere BAD DOG Feels Old, Lacks New Tricks at Orlando ShakespeareBWW Review: World Premiere BAD DOG Feels Old, Lacks New Tricks at Orlando Shakespeare
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 16, 2015

There is a tradition in the American theatre popularized by some of our country's greatest playwrights; Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and others. Though generally a product of the mid-20th Century, the trend was reignited in 2007 by Tracy Letts' riveting Tony and Pulitzer-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Since, innumerable new works have put a different spin on the dysfunctional family torn asunder by the ramifications of alcohol and drug addiction; and frankly, it's time for that trend to stop. (more...)

Barbara Seyda to Receive 9th Annual Yale Drama Series AwardBarbara Seyda to Receive 9th Annual Yale Drama Series Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Barbara Seyda for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. The 2015 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright, who serves as judge for the 2015 and 2016 competitions. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Present TRUST US/SCREW YOUThe Neo-Futurists to Present TRUST US/SCREW YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Slip in the snake oil of Trust Us/Screw You which opens Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Score ENA Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!FINDING NEVERLAND, Laura Michelle Kelly Among 2015 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production is the American Repertory Theater's FINDING NEVERLAND, now in previews at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The production's Laura Michelle Kelly also received a nod in the category of Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Plays and Players TheaterTheatre Exile to Present WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Plays and Players Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Marital strife has never been so wickedly fun -- or dysfunctional. Following two sold-out and critically acclaimed productions, Theatre Exile ends their 18th season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Plays and Players Theater (1714 Delancey Place). Pearce Bunting (Boardwalk Empire), Catharine Slusar, Emilie Krause and Jake Blouch take the stage in this cultural landmark that has been riveting audiences for over 50 years and ruthlessly tears down the facade of the American family. Previews begin on Thursday, April 16, 2015 and opening night is Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 32 performances through Sunday, May 17, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

Actress/Comedian CHARLOTTE PATTON 'Celebrates' the Idiosyncrasies of Men in New Show at the Metropolitan Room, 5/28Actress/Comedian CHARLOTTE PATTON 'Celebrates' the Idiosyncrasies of Men in New Show at the Metropolitan Room, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Charlotte Patton has been married and not. She's had serious relationships, flings, and romances with men of all ages (but mostly younger). She's experienced all the charms, foibles, and idiosyncrasies of the opposite sex--and loves them anyway. Now the actress and comedian will bring all of that worldly wisdom to her sensual, provocative, and playful new cabaret show . . . 'Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts),' opening at New York's Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) on May 28 at 9:30 pm. Patton's show is Directed by Award-winning cabaret performer Karen Oberlin with Musical Direction by MAC Award winner Barry Levitt. Recent MAC Award winner Tom Hubbard is on bass. Peter Napolitano contributes as Creative Consultant. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company TonightCALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only TONIGHT, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26Los Angeles New Court Theatre to Stage ORPHANS, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Los Angeles New Court Theatre proudly presents... ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler. Directed by Samson Kohanski and starring Matthew Grondin, Nathan Burkart and Warren Davis (more...)

Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production begins performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

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