Langston Hughes News

Date Of Birth:
February 01, 1902
Date Of Death:
May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender:
Male
Dominion Entertainment Group to Stage BLACK NATIVITY, 12/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Dominion Entertainment Group has announced the holiday musical, Black Nativity, A Holiday Gospel Celebration, directed by Robert John Connor, with music directed by Keith Wilson, and choreography by Dawn Axam. The Christmas story gets a soulful re-telling in this gospel musical that's fun for the whole family. Black Nativity is presented at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center, December 4 - 21, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades! (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS and HANSEL & GRETEL Set for Studio East and StoryBook Theater's Fall 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Studio East and StoryBook Theater will bring two wonderful children's tales for the whole family to the stage this Fall. A Little Princess, recommended for children ages 6+, will be performed by a talented cast of Eastside youth actors ages 10-19. Kids as young as 3 years old will enjoy the humorous antics that StoryBook Theater's Hansel & Gretel get involved in. StoryBook Theater is performed by adult actors at a variety of Puget Sound-area theaters. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Begins 9/19 at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill. Ramey is providing exciting new arrangements as well as musical direction. Christie Kerr is also on the team as choreographer for the cabaret to be performed at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, from September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

For the sixth year, Seattle's TeenTix, an arts access and engagement program for teenagers, has announced the nominees for its annual Teeny Awards. Like a Teen Choice Awards for local arts events and organizations, the Teeny Awards aim to empower teen arts audiences and to recognize those organizations that have done an especially good job of welcoming young people over the past year. (more...)

Theatre Alliance's 12th Season to Include World Premieres, Readings, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Theater Alliance announces its 12th Season with a lineup of three world premieres by award-winning playwrights, the return of the holiday classic Black Nativity, and the third annual Hothouse reading series that will develop four new pieces from DC based playwrights. (more...)

HRT to Present TAMBOURINES TO GLORY, 8/30-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes' TAMBOURINES TO GLORY from August 30th to October 5th. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run through this Sunday, July 27. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AFTER MIDNIGHT Company Takes Final Bows at Brooks Atkinson Theatre
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2014

After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, closed last night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after 273 performances. BroadwayWorld was there for the final curtain call and you can check out photo coverage from the big night below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: AFTER MIDNIGHT Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 29, 2014

Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis brought us After Midnight, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars. After 273 performances, After Midnight is closing today. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through After Midnight's beginnings on Broadway! (more...)

BROWNSVILLE BRED Returns to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 7/7-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

After more than five years, multiple awards, rave reviews, a sold out Off Broadway run, corporate and college tours, and a book deal with Parachute Publishing, Elaine Del Valle's autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED, returns to where it all started -- Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B & C, in the East Village). Directed by Pamela Moller Kareman, BROWNSVILLE BRED begins performances on Monday, July 7 at for a limited engagment through Monday, August 25. The performance schedule is Monday at 7:15 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters Visits Patti LaBelle at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 TonyŽ Award-nominee, and winner of the TonyŽ Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The cast just got a visit from Broadway legend Bernadette Peters and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Live to Bring Family Programs to Brooklyn & Queens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

In the hot summer months ahead, cool programming presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education will refresh family audiences in Brooklyn and Queens with Lincoln Center Local Live, a partnership with Queens Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. These one-hour programs will bring free music, dance and theater to select community libraries in July, August and September. Developed from the Lincoln Center's popular Meet the Artist series, Lincoln Center Local programs include question and answer sessions with the performers to engage audiences more fully in the performance experience. (more...)

Patti LaBelle 'Has Angels Working' to Save AFTER MIDNIGHT Before Early Closing on June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Patti LaBelle, who is currently guest starring in AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway, told ABC News Radio that she has a few connections up her sleeve that she hopes will save the show before its planned closing (and her final performance) on June 29th. And she says she's not beyond begging; the show is worth it to her. (more...)

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