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Center Stage Sets PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CastCenter Stage Sets PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Center Stage announces the cast and creative team of Pride and Prejudice, the first show of its 2015/16 Season. The play begins performances Sept. 11, with opening night set for Sept. 18. (more...)

BWW Interviews: GREGG T. DANIEL Talks About Directing LOMBARDI at Group repBWW Interviews: GREGG T. DANIEL Talks About Directing LOMBARDI at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2015

Director Gregg T. Daniel returns to The Group Rep to direct Eric Simonson's critically acclaimed play LOMBARDI based on the bookWhen Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardiby Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. In our conversation, Gregg talks about the play, his fascination with the nature of greatness, andwhat he's been up to as a director. By Steve Peterson (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

Center Stage Adds DETROIT '67 to 2015-16 SeasonCenter Stage Adds DETROIT '67 to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Center Stage will present Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 in place of The Night Watcher as the final show of its 2015-16 Season. (more...)

New Musical MARLEY Breaks Box Office Records in BaltimoreNew Musical MARLEY Breaks Box Office Records in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The World Premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, became the highest grossing single ticket show and the highest attended show in the 52-year history of Baltimore's Center Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Bob Marley Day' in Baltimore Features Cast of MARLEY and Director, Author Kwame Kwei-ArmahBWW Reviews: 'Bob Marley Day' in Baltimore Features Cast of MARLEY and Director, Author Kwame Kwei-Armah
by Charles Shubow - Jun 12, 2015

Center Stage production of the world premiere of MARLEY is honored with all day program. (more...)

Center Stage Launches Playwrights CollectiveCenter Stage Launches Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Center Stage has launched a new endeavor for local playwrights. Dubbed the Playwrights Collective, the program will allow a rotating group of writers to develop work, foster collaborative connections, and share professional mentorship within the framework of a resident regional theater. At the same time, it allows Center Stage to feed back into and help foster the local artistic ecology. (more...)

The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARLEY at Center Stage - From Mozart to MARLEY...What a Season!!BWW Reviews: MARLEY at Center Stage - From Mozart to MARLEY...What a Season!!
by Charles Shubow - May 28, 2015

Mitchell Brunings brings the man and his music to life. (more...)

National Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next MonthNational Black Theatre to Celebrate 47th Anniversary at TEER Spirit Awards Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) will celebrate 47 years of keeping soul alive in Harlem with the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala on Thursday, June 18. (more...)


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BWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center StageBWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 18, 2015

Even though the historical Marley was probably mainly thinking about apartheid when he sang these words, you could not possibly sing them on a Baltimore stage these days without making the audience think of events closer to home. Bob Marley, very self-consciously a prophet, sang for his moment, but he sang as well for the ages, which includes our own. Center Stage could not have bought Bob Marley's topicality, but it could earn it, and did. One could believe it really was Marley up there, singing right to us. (more...)

8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Eighth Annual 'Mimi' Awards will be presented on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater. The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 SeasonLaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIMEBWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIME
by Charles Shubow - Apr 17, 2015

AFTER THE REVOLUTION and 4000 MILES are both directed by Lila Neugebauer and it's quite the experience. (more...)

Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!Crystal Joy, Saycon Sengbloh & More Join Cast of Center Stage's Bob Marley Musical; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Center Stage announces the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Marley, a new musical with music and lyrics by Bob Marley, and written and directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production will run May 7* to June 14, 2015 at Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreCenter Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial SeasonBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE LIQUID PLAIN Drowns in its Own IncoherencyBWW Reviews: THE LIQUID PLAIN Drowns in its Own Incoherency
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2015

Naomi Wallace's drama is thick with poetic language and symbolism but exceedingly thin on clear story-telling. (more...)

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