Frederick Douglass News

Showbiz Players Present THE CIVIL WAR at Carnegie TheatreShowbiz Players Present THE CIVIL WAR at Carnegie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Showbiz Players opens Frank Wildhorn's musical "THE CIVIL WAR" on April 28th at the Carnegie Theatre, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. 41011. (more...)

THE CIVIL WAR Musical to Run at Schwartz Center in Dover This MonthTHE CIVIL WAR Musical to Run at Schwartz Center in Dover This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Celebrate the City of Dover's 300th Anniversary with this outstanding lineup of Delaware actors and musicians, produced by Delaware's own Tommye Staley. (more...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices FestivalArtists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

Casting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WARCasting Announced For Servant Stage Company's Production of THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Servant Stage Company is pleased to announce casting for their upcoming production of The Civil War, the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn, Jr. The production will be led by Servant Stage Company Artistic Director Wally Calderon, and features a cast of over 30 performers. (more...)

Meany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 SeasonMeany Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington announces its 2017-2018 Season, presenting 25 international artists and ensembles representing 14 countries and cultures, including Mali, Cuba, Macedonia, Iran, Armenia, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Hungary, Spain and the USA. (more...)

Race, Combat, Social Justice and the Arts Intersect in AJAX and 'VISION & JUSTICE' in BrooklynRace, Combat, Social Justice and the Arts Intersect in AJAX and 'VISION & JUSTICE' in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

An interactive program based on Sophocles tragedy Ajax from Theater of War Productions that will bring together professional actors, veterans, anti-gang violence activists, and community members in a provocative discussion of the visible and invisible effects of violence on individuals and communities -- April 6. (more...)

Geva Announces Exciting 2017-2018 Season: Inspiring Stories for Extraordinary PeopleGeva Announces Exciting 2017-2018 Season: Inspiring Stories for Extraordinary People
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 11 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2017-2018 Season, the non-profit theatre's 45th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

The Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts  MOON SHINE At The National Black TheatreThe Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts MOON SHINE At The National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

The inaugural cohort of The Field Leadership Fund announces Moon Shine, a wine reception with pop-up expressions, to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the National Black Theatre (NBT) in its current 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival and Norfolk State University Present Kathleen BattleVirginia Arts Festival and Norfolk State University Present Kathleen Battle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

One of the most famous renowned operatic sopranos of the past century, five-time Grammy Award winner Kathleen Battle brings her critically acclaimed Underground Railroad performance to Norfolk State University's Wilder Center on March 26, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. (more...)

WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Renowned Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Season Two of 'Underground'WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Renowned Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Season Two of 'Underground'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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Jessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award HonoreesJessica Lange Among Trinity Rep's 2017 Pell Award Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company announces that Jessica Lange will be honored with the 2017 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 21st annual Pell Awards Gala to be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the new WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America's UNDERGROUND S2 to Feature Original Song from John LegendVIDEO: First Look - WGN America's UNDERGROUND S2 to Feature Original Song from John Legend
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The highly anticipated second season premiere of WGN America's hit series UNDERGROUND will feature a new, original song from series executive producer John Legend entitled, 'In America,' (more...)

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING Return to Bootleg TheaterFREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING Return to Bootleg Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Award-winning actor, writer and director Roger Guenveur Smith announced today that he will be performing two of his critically acclaimed and award-winning one-man shows FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW and RODNEY KING in March at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREEVIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

Bicentennial Edition of the 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' is ReleasedBicentennial Edition of the 'Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Frederick Douglass family reports that their famous ancestor will lead a literacy and social action initiative, using the words from his most popular book. 'We're publishing the Bicentennial Edition of the classic, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave,' said Nettie Washington Douglass. 'Over the next year, we want to print and give away one million hardcover copies to young people across the country, leading up to the 2018 bicentennial.' Ms. Douglass is the chairwoman of the Atlanta-based public charity, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). She is also the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington and the great-great-granddaughter of the nineteenth-century author, statesman, women's- and human-rights advocate, Frederick Douglass. (more...)

New Perspectives Theatre Company in Association with the New School for Drama Presents A FORM APARTNew Perspectives Theatre Company in Association with the New School for Drama Presents A FORM APART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present staged readings of two short plays and poetry selections by May Miller, directed by Mary E. Hodges on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm. (more...)

HSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMENHSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness Examines Historical FiguresEssex Books Presents Shelf Awareness Examines Historical Figures
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Essex Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers examines historical figures for today's edition. (more...)

Theater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking FreedomTheater For The New City's NORTHBOUND Tells Story Of Slaves Seeking Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

As part of a far-reaching celebration of African-American history month, Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Northbound, a play mixing real figures from the era of slavery and emancipation with a fictional story, Feb. 9 to 26. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

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