Langston Hughes News

 

Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow TonightBWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'
by Something New - Jul 24, 2016

In Episode 415 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Devin Ilaw. Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in LES MISERABLES, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, BERNSTEIN'S MASS, WEARING BLACK, and THE KING AND I. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon. (more...)

St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the EFG London Jazz Festival. Eight events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONGTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets high praise for the show and for Audra McDonald's understudy Darlesia Cearcy. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New SeasonTheatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffinsTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUNRuskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Ruskin Group Theatre Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Featuring Starletta DuPois - Begins July 22nd in Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at BirdlandBWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

Photo Flash: Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White Celebrate Louis Rosen's 'DREAM SUITE' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White Celebrate Louis Rosen's 'DREAM SUITE' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White were featured in the Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, June 27, celebrating the Di-tone Records release of the acclaimed song cycle, Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues, by award-winning composer Louis Rosen, on poems by Langston Hughes. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONGFACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald DepartsSHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald Departs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Times is reporting that Shuffle Along will close on July 24th, currently the date of Audra McDonald's departure citing a low advance for after she leaves the show.  (more...)

Capathia Jenkins, Alton Fitzgerald White & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/27Capathia Jenkins, Alton Fitzgerald White & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 27-July 3, featuring Ravi Coltrane, Capathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White in "Dream Suite: Songs In Jazz and Blues", Matt Baker Quartet, and more! (more...)

YPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in JulyYPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), known for bringing children of diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds together through a program of musical excellence, community and educational initiatives under Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez, will give a one-hour preview of its summer tour concert program on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus GarveyPark (enter at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue and walk south to the venue). (more...)

Actors Bridge Slates Auditions for 2016/17 SeasonActors Bridge Slates Auditions for 2016/17 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2016

Nashville's Actors Bridge Ensemble is pleased to announce open call auditions for their 21st professional theatre season. Auditions will be held Sunday, June 26, at the Actors Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Theatre by appointment. Actors are asked to please prepare a contemporary monologue of their choice under 2 minutes in length and to provide both a headshot and resume for consideration. Callbacks for each production will occur by invitation. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. BOUNCE is a free, non-ticketed event, open to the public. For more information, visit www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Performs on the TONY AWARDSVIDEO: The Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Performs on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed a rousing number from the Tony nominated musical. Watch the clip below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The cast of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG got a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog recently - check out photos below! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Tonight's 'Metrofocus' on THIRTEENSHUFFLE ALONG's Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Tonight's 'Metrofocus' on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

When it comes to acting, Brian Stokes Mitchell has done it all from television, to film and Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Intiman's Seething STICK FLY Feels ClunkyBWW Review: Intiman's Seething STICK FLY Feels Clunky
by Jay Irwin - Jun 2, 2016

One of the reasons we love a good family drama is it appeals to that voyeur in us all. We love to peek inside someone else's world and see how it compares to our own. But as chaotic and messy as those lives may be they still speak more eloquently and at just the right moments than we could, being scripted and all. And while peeking in on the secrets and lies of the LeVay family in Lydia R. Diamond's “Sticky Fly”, now playing as part of the Intiman Theatre Festival, may be powerful and evocative it also lacked some of that ordered chaos as much of the pacing of the play and the timing of it all felt clunky and unfocused. (more...)

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