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Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
The Town Hall to Open New Season with Mariza, Diego El Cigala and TomatitoThe Town Hall to Open New Season with Mariza, Diego El Cigala and Tomatito
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Portuguese fado singer Mariza, flamenco/jazz singer Diego El Cigala and flamenco guitarist Tomatito headline a unique series of shows at The Town Hall this October. (more...)

YPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert HallYPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez continue their groundbreaking Transient Glory new music series with the world premieres of six choral works for young voices in concerts at National Sawdust on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Poet Scott W. WilliamsBWW Interview: Poet Scott W. Williams
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 19, 2016

BWW Interviews: Poet Scott W. Williams (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ZORA NEALE HURSTON Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at ZORA NEALE HURSTON Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'Zora Neale Hurston: a Theatrical Biography' by Laurence Holder from October 20 to November 20 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast and the historical figures they embody! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUNFull Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISETheatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEENClassical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of Fit for a Queen, a comedy inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut's female lover helps her usurp the throne, only to finds herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power - her daughter. (more...)

Seattle Rep to Reinvigorate A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Help from Playwright's Original DraftsSeattle Rep to Reinvigorate A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Help from Playwright's Original Drafts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed classic A Raisin in the Sun. Helmed by Seattle actor and director, Timothy McCuen Piggee, A Raisin in the Sun will run September 30-October 30, 2016 (opening night is October 5, 2016) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

Leyla McCalla to Appear October 6 at the Capitol Cenetr for the ArtsLeyla McCalla to Appear October 6 at the Capitol Cenetr for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

New York-born Haitian-American singer/musician Leyla McCalla will be performing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA)'s Spotlight Cafe on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30PM.  Tickets are currently on sale at the CCA box office at $20 per seat general admission, $15 students.  (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, 10/1Brownstone Poets Presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Gabriel Don Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates.http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670326753286529/ pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media. She currently teaches writing at BMCC. Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad's Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CD Brain Ampin' (Logo Chrysalis Productions). Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry's infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman CollegeTony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon the evening of September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College. (more...)

VIDEO: Arts Collective Seeks To Preserve Harlem Home of Langston HughesVIDEO: Arts Collective Seeks To Preserve Harlem Home of Langston Hughes
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

Like no other writer of his era, Langston Hughes, through his poetry, prose and plays, captured the essence of the early 20th Century's Harlem Renaissance. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This FallI SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Tickets for 25th Anniversary Season On Sale September 9thKravis Center for the Performing Arts Tickets for 25th Anniversary Season On Sale September 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

While tickets to many of the major shows and concerts during the Kravis Center's 25th anniversary season go on public sale on October 1, eager entertainment fans can start buying tickets to 13 of the Center's earliest presentations starting onSeptember 9 at 10 am. (more...)

BWW Review: Star-Powered A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Ruskin Group TheaterBWW Review: Star-Powered A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Ruskin Group Theater
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2016

What makes the current production at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica so special is its Tony Award winning director Lita Gaithers Owens cast Tony Award nominee Starletta DuPois as Lena "Mama" Younger. DuPois has a long history with A RAISIN IN THE SUN having first been cast as Beneatha, then became known for her role as Ruth in the acclaimed American Playhouse film version, and now Mama. "A true gift at this point in my career is having experienced the life of this play through three extraordinary women characters that the playwright created," DuPois shared. In fact, her emotional and physical understanding of the role so central to the play was thrilling to experience as her entire physical presence totally embodied Mama right down to every moment of her joys, heartbreak, anger, and love for her children, as if DuPois was channeling Mama from her very soul. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE JOINTTNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE JOINT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Joint'. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary SeasonAN AMERICAN IN PARIS, NIGHT OF STARS with Patti LuPone and More Set for Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Curtain's up. Light the lights. Strike up the band. Roll out the red carpet - the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will offer a nonstop series of audience-dazzling performances by show biz legends and super-hot headliners throughout the upcoming 2016-2017 season - an exciting and unforgettable array of international artists and stage shows, from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood to Nashville, from your TV screen and iPhone, and from some of the world's hippest nightclubs and most impressive concert halls. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 seasonCrossroads Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Crossroads Theatre Company will pay homage to the power, glory and struggles of women both famous and not in its upcoming 2016-17 season announced by Producing Artistic Director Marshall Jones III. (more...)

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...)

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