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Review Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2016

Classic Stage Company's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN officially opens tonight, January 19, starring Kecia Lewis in the title role after Tony winner Tonya Pinkins' departure during previews. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This WinterEllen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Pinkins has released a statement explaining her decision, and some have responded- including her ex-costar, Michael Potts (Click here to read his full post). Now she's opening up about the whole controversy and more specifically, comments from Potts and company. Read her full piece below: (more...)

CSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next WeekCSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children will now resume performances Tuesday, Jan. 12 rather than tonight, Jan. 8. The delay grants Kecia Lewis 'additional time for memorization of the script and rehearsal,' after taking on the title role earlier this week for Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'
by Michael Dale - Jan 7, 2016

With less than a week's preparation, Lewis steps into a production her predecessor denounced as seen through 'the filter of the white gaze.' (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGEVIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGE
by Michael Dale - Jan 4, 2016

An accomplished musical theatre supporting player takes on the title role in CSC's production of Brecht's classic drama. (more...)

Kecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' ExitKecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' Exit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Broadway veteran Kecia Lewis will assume the title role in their new production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children beginning this Friday, January 8 at Classic Stage Company, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

MOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs TodayMOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

In today's update, cast member Michael Potts has shared his perspective on the issue in a very long Facebook post. (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 OpeningsAround the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Larry Kramer Sounds Off on Tonya Pinkins' Exit from MOTHER COURAGE at Classic Stage CompanyLarry Kramer Sounds Off on Tonya Pinkins' Exit from MOTHER COURAGE at Classic Stage Company
by Sally Henry - Jan 2, 2016

Playwright Larry Kramer (THE NORMAL HEART) has come out in support of his friend Tonya Pinkins in a lengthy Facebook post. (more...)

Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

As of today, both Tonya Pinkins and director Brian Kulick have commented on the situation. Read Tonya's full statement (which was referenced in an earlier article) below! (more...)

Director Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENDirector Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Just in, BWW can now report director Brian Kulick's lengthy response to Tonya Pinkins' reasons for her departure. You can read his statement in full below! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New LeadTonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New Lead
by Jessica Khan - Dec 29, 2015

'MOTHER COURAGE' will soon be missing its off-Broadway matriarch. Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children began performances on December 9, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins. But now BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Pinkins will be leaving the show on January 5, before its originally slated opening night on January 7. That date will now be postponed as the production's creative team hunts for a replacement. (more...)

S. Epatha Merkerson, John Douglas Thompson and More Among 2015 Audelco 'Viv' Award Winners; Full List!S. Epatha Merkerson, John Douglas Thompson and More Among 2015 Audelco 'Viv' Award Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition -- 'The VIV' Awards -- are the only formally established awards presented to the black theatre community. Every third Monday in November the nominees are awarded in various categories. This year's ceremony was held last night, November 16, at Symphony Space. (more...)

Don't Miss Tonya Pinkins in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENDon't Miss Tonya Pinkins in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 13, 2015

Classic Stage Company continues its exploration of Bertolt Brecht with a look at his most famous play. The indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She'll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children. Experience a timeless tale of war updated to the modern-day conflagration in the Congo, with a new and vibrant score by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho). (more...)

Full Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This WinterFull Cast, Dates Set for Tonya Pinkins-Led 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Classic Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, will begin performances Wednesday, December 9 for a limited engagement through January 24. MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will be directed by Brian Kulick and will feature original music by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik. The official press opening is Thursday, January 7. (more...)

NAMT Report: Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow's NOIR Inspired by Film Noir Mystery Thrillers and Radio PlaysNAMT Report: Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow's NOIR Inspired by Film Noir Mystery Thrillers and Radio Plays
by Michael Dale - Oct 16, 2015

It may be the first musical to have sound effects created by on-stage Foley Artist written into the score. (more...)

NAMT's Starry 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Kicks Off TodayNAMT's Starry 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place today, October 15 and tomorrow, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!Brad Oscar, Emily Skeggs, Margo Seibert & More Set for NAMT's 2015 Festival of New Musicals; Directors Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre just announced the preliminary directors and casting for its 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place today, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Sarah Stiles, Jake Epstein, Emily Padgett and More Join NAMT's 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS; Final Cast Set!Sarah Stiles, Jake Epstein, Emily Padgett and More Join NAMT's 2015 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS; Final Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced final casting for the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

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