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SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company's annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 23 - December 4, 2016. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

BWW Review: The Revolutions Of The 60s Meet Laptop Activism in PARTY PEOPLEBWW Review: The Revolutions Of The 60s Meet Laptop Activism in PARTY PEOPLE
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2016

The term 'generation gap' first came into use during the 1960s, when sociologists and trend-watchers began noting the extreme differences in lifestyle, politics, fashion, music and language between the American parents who fought the Axis in World War II and the Baby Boom teenagers they raised. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of PARTY PEOPLE at the Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of PARTY PEOPLE at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Just last night, November 14, The Public Theater celebrated opening night of PARTY PEOPLE. Guests included: Former Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale, and original party member Ericka Huggins, as well as photojournalist and advocate Stephen Shames, along with Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Adriane Lenox, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eisa Davis, Danny Hoch, Pascale Armand, and Sanjit DeSilva. (more...)

Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard TheatreKander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - UNIVERSES' PARTY PEOPLE Takes Politics to a New Level at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look - UNIVERSES' PARTY PEOPLE Takes Politics to a New Level at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja), and developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, began performances on November 1 at The Public Theater and runs through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - PARTY PEOPLE Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - PARTY PEOPLE Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, the new show by UNIVERSES, is developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, with music by UNIVERSES and Broken Chord, and choreography by Millicent Johnnie. The show begins previews tonight, November 1, at The Public Theater and has been extended through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/29/2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/29/2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York TheatresCast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will PerformTamara Tunie to Host TCG's 2016 Gala; BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE Will Perform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the Master of Ceremonies, entertainment, and Gala Committee Members for their upcoming gala honoring playwright and actress Danai Gurira, producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, and the Vilcek Foundation and Rick Kinsel. (more...)

Richard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92YRichard Kind, Alex Brightman and More Slated for ASSISTED LOVING Reading at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

ASSISTED LOVING: A SPECIAL READING BASED ON THE MEMOIR BY BOB MORRIS is among the theater events coming up this November and December at 92Y.  Featuring Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, Alix Korey and Quinn Mattfield, the reading will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and will be held on Monday, November 7 at 8 pm (free - registration required). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, the new show by UNIVERSES, is developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, with music by UNIVERSIS and Broken Chord, and choreography by Millicent Johnnie. The show begins previews on Tuesday, November 1, at The Public Theater and has been extended through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

SWEAT and PARTY PEOPLE Extend at The Public TheaterSWEAT and PARTY PEOPLE Extend at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that two popular fall shows have extended due to strong demand, with a new block of tickets going on sale Thursday, October 13. (more...)

New Georges to Premiere ALLIGATOR at New A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallNew Georges to Premiere ALLIGATOR at New A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

OSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National ImpactOSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National Impact
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's growing reputation as an incubator for some of the best new American plays continues this fall and winter, as commissions from the "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle" program and other new work will grace stages across the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public TheaterCasting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh SilvermanTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This year, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will honor Leigh Silverman -- director of MCC's current production of Neil LaBute's All The Ways to Say I Love You starring Judith Light and The New Group's upcoming production of Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster -- with the Artistic Inspiration Award. (more...)

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