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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
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TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'A.R.T. Institute to Present 'MUCH ADO' & 'DESDEMONA'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents the last two productions of its season, William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Anya Safir, and Paula Vogel's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, directed by Melia Bensussen. (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's NewFederal Theatrewill continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with theworld premiere of his final play, The MostDangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois). Performanceswill begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement,directed by Woodie King Jr.,will continue through June 28th only. (more...)

Parthenia to Present 'The Power of Music and Poetry,' 5/2Parthenia to Present 'The Power of Music and Poetry,' 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will present The Art of Persuasion - The Power of Music and Poetry , a lecture/recital and concert on Saturday, May 2, including a 4:00 PM lecture/recital and 7:00 PM concert at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. This is the third event of The Art of Persuasion, their 2014-15 concert series. Between performances, Parthenia will offer a walking tour of Greenwich Village, including a stop for a neighborhood dinner. A list of dining establishments will be provided to concert goers. (more...)

President Obama Celebrates National Poetry MonthPresident Obama Celebrates National Poetry Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

President Obama celebrated National Poetry Month in the State Dining Room at the White House, hailing the art for its contributions to the world. (more...)

Sonia Sanchez and Darian Dauchan to Bring Poetry to the Stella Adler Studio, 4/21Sonia Sanchez and Darian Dauchan to Bring Poetry to the Stella Adler Studio, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced that Sonia Sanchez and Darian Dauchan will read/perform their respective poetry on Tuesday, April 21 at 5pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Odom Jr., Ty Jones, WITNESS UGANDA and More at Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary BenefitPhoto Flash: Leslie Odom Jr., Ty Jones, WITNESS UGANDA and More at Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Theater and Harlem luminaries converged on the Apollo Theater Soundstage on Monday to mark the 15th anniversary of The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director). Hosted by actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest andSmash), CTH's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert featured the New York premiere of songs from the eagerly anticipated off-Broadway musical Witness Ugandaby Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins TonightRed Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement tonight, Tuesday April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

New York's City Parks Foundation to Bring BROWNSVILLE BRED to Summerstage 30New York's City Parks Foundation to Bring BROWNSVILLE BRED to Summerstage 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Elaine Del Valle returns, for the first time in 25 years, to her hometown of Brownsville Brooklyn NY, to perform her multiple award winning Off Broadway play, Brownsville Bred, as part of New York's City Parks Foundation 30th Anniversary of SummerStage. (more...)

April at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and MoreApril at the National Portrait Gallery Includes HUJE JAM and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Below are April's events at the National Portrait Gallery. For more information, visit their website. (more...)

RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, which will be performed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh's Cultural District. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The creative concept for this production was inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel 'Cane' and works by the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance. The Arizona Daily Star said, 'Cane is a sweet salute to Harlem's glory days' and the Dayton Daily News wrote the performance was 'Lively, informative, motivating and entertaining...' (more...)

New Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary SeasonNew Musical THE FIRST NOEL and More Set for Classical Theatre of Harlem's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) announces plans for its landmark 2015 season. The Harlem-based American theatre company will present its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert this spring, featuring songs from the eagerly anticipated musical Witness Uganda, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for Musical Theater; a free summer production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest; and the winter holiday world premiere of a new CTH-commissioned musical, The First Noel. (more...)

Studio East and StoryBook Theater Set Spring ShowsStudio East and StoryBook Theater Set Spring Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Studio East and StoryBook Theater have four marvelous, family-friendly productions this spring. The youngest audiences, and their parents, will enjoy a touring production of StoryBook Theater's 55-minute musical The Ugly Duckling. Elementary and middle school kids will love Studio East's spooky and kooky production of the musical The Addams Family. Older tweens and teens can experience the hilarity of Shakespeare's As You Like It, and all ages will love the quirky and colorful compilation of Dr. Seuss's works, Seussical the Musical. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Today we are revisiting a groundbreaking play that premiered this week in 1959. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

INVISIBLE LIFE Set for The Apollo, 6/25-30INVISIBLE LIFE Set for The Apollo, 6/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Proteus Spann celebrates the 20th Anniversary of New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris' classic American love story INVISIBLE LIFE. This explosive new musical adaptation addresses the conflicts of sexuality, religion, HIV/AIDS and family in America. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date (The Art of the Pitch) on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 5:30pm and 6:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Feb 15, 2015

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill made its journey to the Kansas City theater scene with the opening Saturday night February 14 at the White Theatre located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. The White Theatre celebrates two first on their stage with Paul Hough directing the debut of From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and the first time the musical appeared at the theater. Hough directed the play in Los Angeles in 1985, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production and Direction. Hough was Director of Production for the American Heartland Theatre from 1996 until it closed its doors in 2013. (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

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