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STAGE TUBE: Rihanna Mash-Up Highlights Harlem Theatre Company's Commitment to Artists of ColorSTAGE TUBE: Rihanna Mash-Up Highlights Harlem Theatre Company's Commitment to Artists of Color
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, releases a music video mashup featuring Rihanna's "Work" and "This Is What You Came For." The Movement's Rihanna-inspired holiday music video is a festive ode to all the "work" the company has produced in its almost 10 years of existence and highlights plans for future events in the coming year. The new music video emphasizes the company's commitment to artists of color and support for local Harlem businesses. It also raises awareness about The Movement's #holiDONATE fundraising campaign, which is one part of a larger goal to raise $100,000 by the end of their season. There will be an exclusive viewing party/holiday fundraiser Monday, December 12th from 6:30-9:30pm at Nabe Underground. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMENAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROLFord's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the HolidaysTN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 SeasonTHE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig WallaceBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig Wallace
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 10, 2016

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As Hillary Clinton's Campaign Closes, Victoria Woodhull's Run Begins at TNCAs Hillary Clinton's Campaign Closes, Victoria Woodhull's Run Begins at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field and the Textile Co., an in-house group at the theater, are presenting 'Victoria Woodhull,' written by Claude Solnik and directed by Donna Mejia, for its New York City debut Nov. 17 through Dec. 4 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., New York, NY. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMaErik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents VICTORIA WOODHULLTheater for the New City Presents VICTORIA WOODHULL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, almost 50 years before women won the right to vote. She also became the first woman to own a Wall Street brokerage and the first woman to testify before a congressional committee, fighting for women's suffrage. (more...)

Black Entrepreneur Creates Trafek.com - an Online Marketplace Designed to Recirculate $1 Trillion Dollars Back in to Black CommunitiesBlack Entrepreneur Creates Trafek.com - an Online Marketplace Designed to Recirculate $1 Trillion Dollars Back in to Black Communities
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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Theatre Development Fund and The Dream Center Harlem to Present H.E.R.S - A NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENTTheatre Development Fund and The Dream Center Harlem to Present H.E.R.S - A NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Dream Center Harlem, partners in the first year of TDF's CREATE NEW YORK (CNY) Program, have announced their first community event focusing on empowerment and whole living called H.E.R.S. - HEALING EVOLVING RESOLVING SELF - A NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENT, will take place at the Dream Center Harlem(205 West 119th Street, Manhattan) on Friday, November 4 from 6pm to midnight.  The event is open to the public and admission is free. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald MarguliesGeffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald MarguliesGeffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, TodayNational Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

In RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, viewers will get a different perspective into his notorious legacy that extends beyond this rebellion. From executive producer Nate Parker, the one-hour documentary premieres today, Oct. 7, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel (more...)

National Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, TodayNational Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, viewers will get a different perspective into his notorious legacy that extends beyond this rebellion. From executive producer Nate Parker, the one-hour documentary premieres on today, Oct. 7, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel (more...)

John Legend to Guest Star on New Season of WGN America's UNDERGROUNDJohn Legend to Guest Star on New Season of WGN America's UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner and ten-time Grammy Award(R) winning singer-songwriter John Legend will guest star in the highly anticipated second season of UNDERGROUND, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, it was announced today by WGN America. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHIPPING MAN Mesmerizes at none too fragileBWW Review: THE WHIPPING MAN Mesmerizes at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Sep 30, 2016

THE WHIPPING MAN, which is now on stage at none too fragile theatre, is a tale set at the close of the Civil War in which Caleb DeLeon, a Confederate soldier returns to his Richmond, Virginia, palatial home, now a charred wreckage, to find his family missing and two former slaves, Simon and John, still there in spite of the their now being free men. Caleb is badly wounded. The former slaves take care of him. As the story unfolds, an examination of friendship, faith and the meaning of freedom are revealed as there is a probing of the question asked each year during the Passover Seder, 'Why is this night different from all other nights?' (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents VICTORIA WOODHULL - a Play About the First Woman to Run for PrezTheater for the New City Presents VICTORIA WOODHULL - a Play About the First Woman to Run for Prez
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872, almost 50 years before women won the right to vote. She also became the first woman to own a Wall Street brokerage and the first woman to testify before a congressional committee, fighting for women's suffrage. (more...)

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