Frederick Douglass News

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...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK ReadingConstantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

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...)

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