Negro Ensemble Company News

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODESSignature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Signature Theatre will offer a general rush policy for the world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, the company announced today. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. MarksNegro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Announces Fourth Extension Off-BroadwayAnnie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Announces Fourth Extension Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended for a fourth time. (more...)

iLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Headed to O'Neill Center's National Music Theater ConferenceiLLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Headed to O'Neill Center's National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Following a sold out "Best of Fest!" win at 2017's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical is headed to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

Signature Theatre, Ghostlight Project Team for WHO'S YOUR NEIGHBOR Volunteer Campaign LaunchSignature Theatre, Ghostlight Project Team for WHO'S YOUR NEIGHBOR Volunteer Campaign Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Signature Theatre will co-host a free event with The Ghostlight Project to kick off The Ghostlight Project's Who's Your Neighbor campaign, a week-long initiative that encourages people to volunteer. The event will take place Monday, May 1 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMaTCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Signature's THE ANTIPODES Extends for Third Time!Signature's THE ANTIPODES Extends for Third Time!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by for a third time. (more...)

VIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at SteppenwolfVIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Steppenwolf recently sat down with the playwright to discuss her new work - see what she had to say below! (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyDanya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring GalaAlice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Stage JOSH: THE BLACK BABE RUTHTheater for the New City to Stage JOSH: THE BLACK BABE RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting 'Josh: The Black Babe Ruth,' a critically acclaimed play by Michael A. Jones about one of the greatest players in the Negro Leagues. (more...)

Castillo Theatre to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video ProjectCastillo Theatre to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Castillo Theatre presents a special community screening in honor of New Federal Theatre Founder Woodie King Jr., as part of the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). The event will be held at the Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7pm with a panel discussion, film screening, audience Q&A, followed by a reception. (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Extends Again at Signature TheatreAnnie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by one week for a second time. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSIONNegro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This Spring, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, in which it is remounting classic plays of the company's past. (more...)

Stage Door Play Reading Series Returns to Irvington Town Hall TheaterStage Door Play Reading Series Returns to Irvington Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Irvington Town Hall Theater's Stage Door Series will present a reading of The Burning of New York by award-winning playwright Samuel Harps on Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm. Now in its third season, the series produces staged readings of original works complete with a Q&A afterwards with the playwright and actors. Without the technical aspects of a fully-staged show, the series offers a unique and exciting way to hear new voices in theater and be up close with the thought process that goes into writing a play.  (more...)

Midwest Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Set for DivaFest 2017Midwest Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Set for DivaFest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

DivaFest 2017 will present the Midwest Premiere of the award-winning solo play, HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One WeekSignature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended one week after selling out its initial run in less than 72 hours. (more...)

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