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2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

Martha's Vineyard's Renaissance Presents to Host Poetry Reading with Afaa Michael Weaver & Rich Michelson, 7/3Martha's Vineyard's Renaissance Presents to Host Poetry Reading with Afaa Michael Weaver & Rich Michelson, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Two of the most regaled poets of the 21st century, Afaa Michael Weaver and Rich Michelson, will be reading together at the Katharine Cornell Theater, 54 Spring Street in Vineyard Haven on Friday, July 3 at 7:00PM. It is free and the public is invited. (more...)

Theatre for Young America's 2015-2016 Season to Feature SKIPPYJON JONES & MoreTheatre for Young America's 2015-2016 Season to Feature SKIPPYJON JONES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Beginning its 42nd season, Theatre for Young America is offering an varied season of plays:: two Kansas City premieres; a world premiere; some traditional favorites; and a Halloween night-time presentation. The 2015-16 season begins with a Siamese cat's imaginative excursion to Mexico, and ends with a boy's magical encounter with a giant. Six of the presentations are based directly upon children's literature. The season runs from October 13, 2015 through June 24, 2016. All productions will be presented on the H&R Block City Stage, located on level B in Union Station Kansas City. Union Station is located at 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri. (more...)

Ted Lange's THE JOURNALS OF OSBOURNE P. ANDERSON Plays Theatre/TheaterTed Lange's THE JOURNALS OF OSBOURNE P. ANDERSON Plays Theatre/Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

"The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson" performs at Theatre/Theater, 5041 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 and runs thru June 28th. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

World Premieres & More Set for Jackalope's 2015-16 SeasonWorld Premieres & More Set for Jackalope's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the leadership of Interim Artistic Director Gus Menary and Managing Director Nate Silver, announces its 2015/16 season. The company's 8th season features three world premiere productions. The season begins with The Raid by Idris Goodwin, directed by Associate Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed, continues with Rolling by Company Member Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and concludes with Prowess by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

VILLAGE PILLARS Now Available on Amazon/KindleVILLAGE PILLARS Now Available on Amazon/Kindle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Success achieved in tough economic times- that's the subject of this ebook. No particular names have been given because the purpose is solely to instruct. All of the subjects in this ebook became respected pillars of their communities. In some ways, their work will live on for many decades through the prism of lifelong associations and progeny. Dr. Joseph S. Maresca is an Amazon 'Hall of Fame' reviewer with over 1950 reviews covering the liberal arts, sciences and engineering. He has received over 12,950 affirmative votes on these book reviews. In addition, he has published 26 ebooks on Amazon including: A Detroit Rebirth, America's Comparative Advantage, Consumption, Savings and The Public Debt-A Series Of Essays, Frederick Douglass Speaks Across The Centuries, Good Governance,How Prosperity Returns, Immortality Commons, Pre-Kindergarten Gold, Remedies For Income Inequality, Strengthening The Hospital Infrastructure, The Solar Energy Potential For Desalination Plants, The Thriving Middle Class In America, The Kibbutz Alternative For Workers, Village Pillars, College Vibrations,Free Or Reduced Costs For Health Care Under The Hill Burton Program, Defy Death Now, Why Parents Need To Be Involved In The Schools, How To Plan For A Blizzard(Or Major Storm), America's Elder Boomers and others. (more...)

Bloomberg Philanthropies Grant to Help Cutting Ball Re-Brand, Re-Design Website and MoreBloomberg Philanthropies Grant to Help Cutting Ball Re-Brand, Re-Design Website and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater is pleased to announce that Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected the company to receive an Arts Innovation and Management grant. (more...)

Upper West Side Barnes & Noble Announces 17th Annual Harlem Book Fair: Reading The WorldUpper West Side Barnes & Noble Announces 17th Annual Harlem Book Fair: Reading The World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

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Cutting Ball Extends MOUNT MISERYCutting Ball Extends MOUNT MISERY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Due to popular demand, Cutting Ball Theater announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances of its current hit production of MOUNT MISERY by Cutting Ball resident playwright Andrew Saito. Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this new play, featuring David Sinaiko, Giovanni Adams, Lori Holt, and Geoffrey Nolan. MOUNT MISERY plays now through June 21 (added performances: Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm; Thursday, June 11, 7:30pm; Friday, June 12, 8pm; Saturday, June 13, 8pm; Sunday, June 14, 5pm; Wednesday, June 17, 7:30pm; Thursday, June 18, 7:30pm; Friday, June 19, 8pm; Saturday, June 20, 8pm; Sunday, June 21, 5pm) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($15-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Marcus Hummon to Premiere FREDERICK DOUGLASS: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN PROPHET This MonthMarcus Hummon to Premiere FREDERICK DOUGLASS: THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN PROPHET This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Marcus Hummon, who penned numerous country hits including the Grammy-winning, 'Bless the Broken Road,' and playwright of six award-winning musicals, has announced his newest creation, a concert theatrical adaptation of the great American abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglass. (more...)

New Guests Added: TV One Explores Black America And Law Enforcement In Two-Hour Primetime Special 'State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall MeetNew Guests Added: TV One Explores Black America And Law Enforcement In Two-Hour Primetime Special 'State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall Meet
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

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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...)

Sea Raven Press Announces Book About the American Civil WarSea Raven Press Announces Book About the American Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

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 Richard W. Smith Shares Untold Stories of the Civil War Richard W. Smith Shares Untold Stories of the Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

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HISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital PlatformsHISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital Platforms
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

HISTORY® announces the kick-off of Civil War Week across digital platforms – a multi week campaign commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonWashington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a newly revised version of Appomattox by composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton, a revival of WNO's charming holiday production of Hansel and Gretel, the company premiere of Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars in a gripping production from Cape Town Opera, and WNO's first complete staging of Wagner's extraordinary four-part Ring Cycle, with a world-class cast under the direction of Francesca Zambello and featuring the WNO Orchestra conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season will be performed by the WNO Orchestra and special guests at a free preview concert on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Masterful KING HEDLEY II at Arena StageBWW Reviews: A Masterful KING HEDLEY II at Arena Stage
by Andrew White - Feb 16, 2015

'King Hedley II,' in Timothy Douglas' riveting and thrilling production now at Arena Stage, portrays life in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the early 1980's. The six-character play is a symphony of rage, despair, hope, regret, love and determination. Douglas has staged Wilson's play in the round with a spare, concrete-inflected set. The production has a deliberate, ritualistic tone, with the actors assembling in silence and remaining visible throughout the performance. (more...)

Experience Black History Month in St. AugustineExperience Black History Month in St. Augustine
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Throughout 2015, St. Augustine, Fla will celebrate its 450 year history. Strolling the streets of St. Augustine, one's footsteps follow a trail to freedom forged by many different cultures, including African Americans, which makes this a great city to explore during Black History Month. (more...)

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