Langston Hughes News

 

Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Langston Hughes' soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of the late writer's classic work, Black Nativity. The show runs tonight, Dec. 9, through Dec. 18. Opening night is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRUBWW Review: Compelling and Relevant CLYBOURNE PARK by CPH/CWRU
by Roy Berko - Dec 9, 2016

This country is in political and social turmoil. There is a President-elect who appears will win the Electoral College endorsement, while losing the election by a reported 2-million plus votes. There is a rise of xenophobia, the Alt-right, the presence of hate groups, possible destruction of the health care system, while the liberal-left pleads for protection against sexual imposition, women and gay rights, and clean air. (more...)

BWW Review: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Portrays Christmas Gospel through Poetry and SoulBWW Review: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Portrays Christmas Gospel through Poetry and Soul
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 8, 2016

Black Arts MKE presents their joyous and triumphant 2nd annual version of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity first produced in 1961. Numerous theaters throughout America remount the production every year to celebrate the holiday season with an all African American cast. At Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall, Malkia Stampley directs an all star cast of 18 members including charming children and professional actors accompanied by live musicians under the music direction of Antoine Reynolds, along with drummer Taurus Adams and bass player Afton Johnson, while they dance to  Marvette Knight's rousing choreography. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Addresses the State of the Union in Gypsy of the Year PresentationSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Addresses the State of the Union in Gypsy of the Year Presentation
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2016

The company of Hamilton took top honors for best onstage presentation. In 'America,' the cast mashed up the music and lyrics of Bob Marley and Lin-Manuel Miranda and the poetry of Langston Hughes into a call for peace and equality in our country. Javier Muñoz and Syndee Winters led the integration of song and word, with the cast channeling the duo's sentiments into a powerful, striking dance. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Go Inside Gypsy of the Year with the Best of Broadway!Photo Flash: Go Inside Gypsy of the Year with the Best of Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Broadway's best spread messages of unity, hope and resilience through satire, song and dance December 5 and 6, 2016, at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the HuntingtonIconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Theater AllianceBWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Theater Alliance
by Andrew Burrill - Nov 30, 2016

Langston Hughes' "Gospel Song-Play" chronicles and celebrates the birth of Jesus and the unique cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans. This joyous musical compels us to look inward and find the wonder in life. This performance is recommended for audiences of all ages. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY to Open This December at Crossroads Theatre CompanyBLACK NATIVITY to Open This December at Crossroads Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Langston Hughes' soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of  the late writer's classic work, Black Nativity. (more...)

Support Biship Arts Theatre Center this Giving TuesdaySupport Biship Arts Theatre Center this Giving Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Did you know the Bishop Arts Theatre Center impacts thousands of children each year through year round arts education programs? (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 SeasonTheatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe to Present Musical Celebration BLACK NATIVITYBlack Theatre Troupe to Present Musical Celebration BLACK NATIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of the most renowned musicals of the holiday season, returns to Black Theatre Troupe. December 2 - 18, 2016. (more...)

Wilton's Music Hall Announces January-April 2017 SeasonWilton's Music Hall Announces January-April 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Wilton's Music Hall today announces its sensational new season programme, which sees the oldest grand music hall in the world boasting a variety of independent theatre productions, live music, opera and cabaret.   (more...)

Artist Pairs Announced for Genre Bender 2017Artist Pairs Announced for Genre Bender 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Genre Bender is an original event produced by City Arts that pairs up ten Seattle artists of diverse disciplines, talents, and voices and asks them to create wholly original and unique collaborations. Curated by City Arts editorial staff and Genre Bender creative director Jennifer Zeyl, the event celebrates innovation and cross-pollination in Seattle's thriving arts community. In its sixth iteration, 2017's Genre Bender promises to be as surprising as ever. (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through DecemberBWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through December
by Jill Schafer - Nov 17, 2016

Langston Hughes' poem DREAM DEFFERRED is the source of the title of short-lived but influential playwright Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. She died at the age of 34 just six years after the play opened on Broadway in 1959, but her work still resonates today. The story of a black family's struggle in 1950s Chicago to accomplish their dreams in a world that didn't want to let them can be palpably felt in the context of today's world. It's a great choice, then, for Park Square Theatre's 2016-2017 season and for their student matinee program, which serves over 30,000 students every year. And it's an incredibly moving production that brings out all the richness of Hansberry's writing. The fantastic local cast and the intimacy of the Andy Boss thrust stage making you feel as if you're in the Younger living room with them, experiencing this devastating, life-changing, and hope-inspiring event. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY Comes to Phoenix this DecemberBLACK NATIVITY Comes to Phoenix this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

One of the most renowned musicals of the holiday season returns to Black Theatre Troupe, BLACK NATIVITY on December 2 - 18, 2016 at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034.   (more...)

National Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight MoonNational Chorale Presents Beethoven's Symphony #9 and a Musical World Premiere of Goodnight Moon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center withBeethoven's Symphony #9 and the World Premiere of a musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company to Bring Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity' To Its Stage for the Holiday SeasonCrossroads Theatre Company to Bring Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity' To Its Stage for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

"Black Nativity," Langston Hughes' retelling of the classic Nativity story with a black cast, featuring traditional Christmas carols and original music in gospel style. (more...)

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