Negro Ensemble Company News

Photo Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American HistoryPhoto Coverage: Theatrical Highlights At The National Museum of African American History
by Walter McBride - Jan 18, 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (more...)

Michael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature TheatreMichael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno. Eno is a Residency Five playwright at Signature. (more...)

Geva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECTGeva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage from February 2 to February 19. (more...)

Cast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature TheatreCast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo TheaterBio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter DeAnda, from February 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Drew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Adds Holiday Performance Off-BroadwayDrew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Adds Holiday Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Due to remarkable demand from glowing critical and audience response, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is adding an additional holiday week performance on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video ProjectSTAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, launches the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). Working with MOPED, a video production company, and with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, TCG filmed a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color. (more...)

Drew Droege Returns Off-Broadway This Week with BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSDrew Droege Returns Off-Broadway This Week with BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, YouTube sensation Drew Droege (the internet's 'Chloe', Drunk History, and Bob's Burgers) returns to New York for a three-week limited holiday engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns starting tomorrow at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from December 15 - 30, directed by Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

Will Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature TheatreWill Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Will Eno's new play at Signature Theatre now has a title - Wakey, Wakey. Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Eno, who is a Residency Five playwright at Signature, will also direct. Casting and design team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEYPhoto Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey', adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from December 1st through December 10th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional WeekSignature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Connecticut Rep's AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY Announces Cast, Creative TeamConnecticut Rep's AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY Announces Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey,' adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place. The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Signature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-BroadwaySignature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place.  The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, DiscussionsArena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Arena Stage announces the 2016/17 programming for Actors Arena, a membership-based forum for professional D.C.-area actors. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends Off-BroadwaySignature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Signature Theatre production of "Master Harold" ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended by one week. (more...)

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