Langston Hughes News

 

Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and ResidencyBronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble (BAE) is proud to name Sheri Williams Pannell as its new Artistic Director.  A stage director, playwright, theatre educator and performer, Pannell is a long-standing member of the Milwaukee theatre community. With Pannell's tenure also comes a new residency with Black Arts MKE. "Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with Milwaukee Repertory Theater over the past two years," said Williams Pannell. "Collaboration helps make theater happen, especially for relatively new companies like BAE. We are grateful to the Rep for their support and mentorship. Yet, the most challenging aspect of theater is fundraising and audience development. We believe Black Arts MKE's commitment to making local African American arts institutions more financially sound and capable of reaching a larger audience is essential to our growth and survival." (more...)

Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth ProgramsGoodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)

MetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer ReturnMetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has just announced the 2017 fall/winter season at MetroStage, which actually begins with a limited engagement weekend reprisal of Anne & Emmett in July. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem presents THE THREE MUSKETEERSClassical Theatre of Harlem presents THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTSBWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTS
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 11, 2017

Written by Tracy Letts in 2008, the play jumped to Broadway in 2009 and is now a sitcom on CBS. The original play is also now appearing at Theater On The Edge. I had a chance to catch up with Artistic Director, Marco DiGeorge about the show. (more...)

Lara Downes Recipient of UC Davis' 2017 Innovator of the Year AwardLara Downes Recipient of UC Davis' 2017 Innovator of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Lara Downes was a recipient of the 2017 Innovator of the Year Award by University of California, Davis, Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter at a ceremony on campus last night. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERSClassical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & BeyondBWW Interview: Guy Davis Forges Path Through Music, Theater & Beyond
by Tory Gates - Jun 5, 2017

'I think entertaining is what I do, that is what my spirit is called to do, and the blues is kind of like my salvation. It was a form of music that I felt like it was in me. It is in me to communicate.' (more...)

BWW Review: Intiman's BARBECUE Sizzles with Familial and Racial TensionBWW Review: Intiman's BARBECUE Sizzles with Familial and Racial Tension
by Jay Irwin - Jun 3, 2017

It's going to be very tough, Dear Readers, to tell you about the latest offering from Intiman Theatre, 'Barbecue', as I don't want to give anything away. The show is packed full of twists, turns and misdirections that for me to tell you much would be tantamount to writing up a review of certain movies and sharing details like, Rosebud is a sled, Darth Vader is Luke's Father, or Bruce Willis is a ghost too. But I will try simply by saying that Robert O'Hara's play is quite engaging and filled with rich dialog and his script is only served by some outstanding performers. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball OperaArdea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERAArdea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: APAC Presents A Lively and Long Overdue Revival of the 1974 Tony-Winning Musical, RaisinBWW REVIEW: APAC Presents A Lively and Long Overdue Revival of the 1974 Tony-Winning Musical, Raisin
by Victoria Ordin - May 11, 2017

'There was a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun?': this has been universal response of friends who knew I reviewing RAISIN. Even Dev Bondarin, the artistic director of APAC (Astoria Performing Arts Center) who directed the current production, only became aware of the show in college, during an historical survey of musical theater. I will leave it to others to speculate why a musical nominated for nine Tony awards--including Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Book--and the winner of two statues (best musical and Best Leading Actress) has all but vanished from theatrical memory. But one hopes that Bondarin's production will restore Raisin to its rightful place in the musical theater canon, not because it takes up relevant social and political topics (which it does), but because it's a fine show with compelling music and lyrics by Judd Woldin and Robert Brittan and sharp, elegant by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zalztberg. (The cast album also won a Grammy in 1975.) (more...)

Town Hall & Con Edison Host Black History Month Student Poster & Essay Contest Winners TodayTown Hall & Con Edison Host Black History Month Student Poster & Essay Contest Winners Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Art will imitate life as six grade school children receive top honors as winners of The Town Hall-Con Edison 2017 Black History Month Student Poster & Essay Contest on Wednesday, May 10 at 5 p.m. at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Seeking Musical Theatre Performers of All EthnicitiesThe Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Seeking Musical Theatre Performers of All Ethnicities
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the country's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, is accepting submissions for diverse roles in the 2017-18 touring season and within the new TCT Resident Artist Company.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

SU Drama to Present Kurt Weill Musical Revue This MaySU Drama to Present Kurt Weill Musical Revue This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The powerful music of German composer Kurt Weill comes to life in 'Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage' performed by the Syracuse University Department of Drama. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

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