Frederick Douglass News

Eagle Theatre to Present 'THE CIVIL WAR,' 9/19-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Eagle Theatre presents the Official Professional Regional Area Premiere of Frank Wildhorn's Tony Nominated country/folk/rock musical The Civil War: The Musical, starring Broadway Performer and Barrymore Award Nominee Derrick Cobey as Frederick Douglass. (more...)

'The Coming Woman: A Novel Based on the Life of the Infamous Feminist, Victoria Woodhull' Is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Karen J. Hicks announced today that her latest novel The Coming Woman, published bySartoris Literary Group, is now available for sale onAmazonandBarnes & Noble. The Coming Womanis based on the life of feminist Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for U.S. President, 50 years before women could even vote! (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Begins Season with Regional Premiere of RODNEY KING, 9/2-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith's powerful new one-man show "Rodney King." (more...)

Madison Realty Capital in Partnership with RWN Real Estate Partners Acquire Mixed-Use Properties on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem for $30 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Madison Realty Capital (MRC), an institutionally backed real estate private equity firm focused on real estate equity and debt investments in the middle markets, announced the acquisition of 2053 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 300 West 112 th Street, two 5-story mixed-use elevator buildings located in a thriving area of Harlem, in partnership with RWN Real Estate Partners LLC (RWN) for $30 million in an off-market transaction. Together, the two adjacent buildings on Frederick Douglas Boulevard between 111 th and 112 th Streets comprise 55,000 square feet, including 50 residential units and two retail units totaling approximately 3,750 square feet, and offer 30,000 square feet of additional residential development rights. Josh Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of MRC and Ari Shalam, Managing Principal of RWN jointly made the announcement. (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

Renaissance House Retreat for Writers in Martha's Vineyard to Welcome Poets, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Renaissance House: A Retreat for Writers Salon Series will host an evening with Martha's Vineyard poets: Dan Waters, Mike West and Justin Ahren on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30pm at Renaissance House, 31 Pennacook Avenue in Oak Bluffs. (more...)

Renaissance House Writers Retreat to Hold 10th Annual Public Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech at Inkwell Beach, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Renaissance House: Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha's Vineyard invites readers of all ages, races and backgrounds to go to the historic Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs on Friday, July 4 to raise their voices in powerful group and individual efforts to bring life to the words of one of the top speeches of all time "What Does the Fourth of July Mean to the Negro?" by one of the great writers of all time, human rights activist Frederick Douglass, the first black citizen in U.S. history to hold a high ranking government office. (more...)

Anthony Chisholm to Star in DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 7/31-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Wesley Brown's play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by actress Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. The result is hilarious, surprising and memorable. A. Dean Irby directs the production, which opens July 31 and runs through August 24. (more...)

2014 Writers Salon Series Schedule Announced; Patricia Williams to Speak at Event Tonight, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Martha's Vineyard, MA (June 22, 2014)-- Renaissance House: A Retreat for Writers Salon Series will host an evening with Patricia Williams, award-winning writer, Nation Magazine columnist, Columbia Law School professor and MacArthur Fellow on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30pm at Renaissance House, 31 Pennacook Avenue in Oak Bluffs. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents A PRELUDE TO THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

As photography galleries sprang up in cities large and small during the 1840s and 1850s, countless Americans posed for their daguerreotypes. These portraits serve as a visual prelude to the Civil War. (more...)

LINCOLN ADJACENT Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival, 6/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

From the brave new minds of playwrights Roger Q. Mason and Stephen Blackburn comes Lincoln Adjacent, a collective of three short plays exploring characters often cast to the shadows of the Abraham Lincoln myth. Theatre and opera director Julianne Just helms this production, which opens on June 12 at the Lounge Theatre as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Redhouse Arts, Appleseed and Rarely Done to Kick Off 2nd Annual District Festival, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

A year ago, three local arts organizations came together to create a new collaboration in order to build a performance-based infrastructure throughout Central New York. A year and a successful first season later, The Redhouse Arts Center lead by Executive Director Stephen Svoboda, Rarely Done Productions lead by Artistic Director Dan Tursi, and Appleseed Productions lead by Producing Artistic Director CJ Young, announce the second annual District Festival, June 4th-June 22nd. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor-turned-Playwright Jay O. Sanders
by Adrienne Onofri - May 09, 2014

A reading of the prolific actor's play about the 1994 Rwanda genocide will stream live and include a web-assisted talkback with people in Rwanda. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Sets 2014-15 Season: SUPERHEROES, ANTIGONE, MT. MISERY & More
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 16th season. The main stage season opens in November with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose (Campo Santo), followed by Sophocles' ANTIGONE in February, directed by Cutting Ball Associate Artistic Director Paige Rogers, in a new translation by Daniel Sullivan. Cutting Ball presents the World Premiere of resident playwright Andrew Saito's MT. MISERY in May. RISK IS THIS...THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL returns in May to round out the season with five new works, including two new plays from resident playwright Andrew Saito, in staged readings that push the boundaries of what theater can be. In addition to the main stage season, Cutting Ball Theater continues its Hidden Classics Reading Series with five new installments. The entire 2014-15 season will be staged in San Francisco at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street at Ellis). Single tickets on sale August 1. For information about season memberships, the public may contact For tickets and information, the public may visit or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

New Exhibit Opening May 16 at the Newseum Explores the Role of the Ethnic Media in America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On May 16, the Newseum will open 'One Nation With News for All,' a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. 'News for All' was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project. (more...)

Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith to Star in THE GOOD LORD BIRD Film Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Deadline writes that Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith have signed on to star in an upcoming film adaptation of THE GOOD LORD BIRD, based on the book by James McBride. (more...)

Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, Jonah Smith and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced an exciting lineup of events now through April 20, 2014. Check out the full schedule below and you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy! (more...)

R.Evolucion Latina Concludes 2014 Beyond Workshop Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

R.Evolucion Latina is concluding its 2014 Beyond Workshop Series program celebrating Musical Theater with Cultural Exchange. (more...)

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