Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

The Midtown Men, BLACK NATIVITY and More Set for Marcus Center's 2015-16 LineupThe Midtown Men, BLACK NATIVITY and More Set for Marcus Center's 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces the Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway series for the 2015/16 season which is sponsored by Envoy. Flex packages will be available through the Marcus Center Box Office starting on Thursday, August 27. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

Robert Sims to Perform at Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, 10/4Robert Sims to Perform at Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

In an extraordinary life that grappled with racial tensions, interracial liaisons, personal scandals and politics, lyric tenor Roland Hayes (1887 – 1977), was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Carnegie Hall and other major venues.  Once called the “Black Caruso,” Hayes was also hailed as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century.  On October 4, critically acclaimed baritone Robert Sims will honor Hayes with a concert featuring African American spirituals, arranged by Hayes and narrated by George Shirley, in conjunction with his latest recording Robert Sims Sings the Spirituals of Roland Hayes.  (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's Brilliant CLYBOURNE PARK Continues Important LegacyBWW Review: Mad Cow's Brilliant CLYBOURNE PARK Continues Important Legacy
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 15, 2015

Now, running through September 6th, Mad Cow Theatre has brought to their stage an exemplary production of Norris' surprisingly funny CLYBOURNE PARK that is so full of intelligence, talent, and compassion that it can't help but engage Orlando theatre audiences in this discussion that has become vitally important given tragic events in our country over the past year. (more...)

ChamberMusicNY to Host Terrance McKnight Concert in 2016ChamberMusicNY to Host Terrance McKnight Concert in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

ChamberMusicNY, a nonprofit presenting organization, and The Harlem Chamber Players are pleased to announce that Terrance McKnight, radio personality and musician, will both host as well as perform in their April 21, 2016 concert at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Set for Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Songs of the Harlem River: Forgotten one acts from the Harlem Renaissance' is a collection of one-acts written between 1920-1930 including works by Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson and Eulalie Spence as well as the poems of Sterling A. Brown, Langston Hughes and others. The evening is directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos and will have its world premiere August 30 to September 6 in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival. (more...)

SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'SHOUT! The Drama of an Invisible Black Man of a Certain Age in the Last Days of Political Correctness' is a play for one man written by noted African-American playwright Henry Miller and performed by noted opera singer Arthur Woodley. Its world premiere will be presented September 12 to 20 by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. (more...)


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Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

TRU & The Actors Temple to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 7/26TRU & The Actors Temple to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), in association with The Actors Temple, present the Writer-Producer Speed Date, The Art of the Pitch, on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at a **NEW LOCATION: The Actors Temple, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC** If accepted into the program, the cost is $65 for TRU members and $75 for non-members (and yes, you can always join as a member to qualify for the discount - we'd like that). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Door Shakespeare's Sensual ROMEO AND JULIET Revisits 1920'sBWW Reviews: Door Shakespeare's Sensual ROMEO AND JULIET Revisits 1920's
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 16, 2015

A few hours after their first production on a Saturday night, Door Shakespeare changes costumes, peotic canons and presents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at 8:30 p.m.  Under the velvet moonlght of a Bailey's Harbor sky that naturally resembles the darkness  that dominates much of the Bard's iconic story,  the tragic  play unfolds. A riveting Romeo and Juliet theatergoers will remember when the sun sets the following evening regardless of what they have ever known or seen of this production before.   (more...)

TO MARZ AND BACK to Play NYMF, 7/12TO MARZ AND BACK to Play NYMF, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Composer Steve Marzullo will premier his song cycle 'To Marz And Back' this Sunday, July 12th as part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) concert series this summer. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE TEMPEST, Starring Ron Cephas Jones, to Open This SundayClassical Theatre of Harlem's THE TEMPEST, Starring Ron Cephas Jones, to Open This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

William Shakespeare's classic THE TEMPEST, part of Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH)'s 15th anniversary season, will open this Sunday, July 5. (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...)

Check Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' FestivalCheck Out the Full Schedule for the 9th Annual 'Welcome to Boog City' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 9th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival -- 5 Days of Poetry, Music, and Theater -- is headed to New York City! (more...)

Theatre Horizon Sets 2015-16 Season, Including BLACK NATIVITY & MoreTheatre Horizon Sets 2015-16 Season, Including BLACK NATIVITY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Theatre Horizon has announced its 11th Season.  The 2015-2016 will be a vibrant, serious, and lively season. It includes:  Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, and the hysterical Fully Committed. Subscriptions are as high as $120 and run as low as $75. More information is available on www.theatrehorizon.org. (more...)

Seattle Bio-Statistician-Turned-Musician to Perform 7/11 Concert at LHPAISeattle Bio-Statistician-Turned-Musician to Perform 7/11 Concert at LHPAI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On the heels of his two recent sold out local concerts (Pocket Theater, Rendezvous) Do Peterson (pronounced 'dew') is going BIG. He hosts his 2015 summer concert and upcoming album release celebration at Seattle's historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (more...)

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