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New Yiddish Rep to Present Wolf Mankowitz Double BillNew Yiddish Rep to Present Wolf Mankowitz Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

New Yiddish Rep presents two one-act plays by the fascinating English-born polyglot Wolf Mankowitz -- both of which were also made into noteworthy British films -- "The Irish Hebrew Lesson," and the world premiere in Yiddish of "The Bespoke Overcoat."  A theatrical feast in three languages, New Yiddish Rep's Mankowitz double bill, entitled "2 by Wolf," runs from June 11 to July 2 at the cell, 338 West 23rd Street.  Moshe Yassur, the internationally acclaimed director of New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking "Waiting for Godot" in Yiddish, will direct. (more...)

Morningside Players Postpones FENCES' First PerformancesMorningside Players Postpones FENCES' First Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

 From May 14 to 31 (rescheduled from May 7 to 24), The Morningside Players will present 'Fences,' the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, directed by Arthur French, a stalwart veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway who is also a prime interpreter of August Wilson's plays. (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 New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will 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...)

Arthur French to Direct Morningside Players' FENCES in MayArthur French to Direct Morningside Players' FENCES in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

From May 7 to 24, The Morningside Players will present 'Fences,' the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson, directed by Arthur French, a stalwart veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway who is also a prime interpreter of August Wilson's plays. (more...)

Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Woodie King's National Black Touring Circuit's 2015 Black History Month Play Series will feature "Adam," the story of legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and a reading of Ossie Davis' seminal play "The People of Clarendon County" from February 8 - 22 in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. It's produced in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group. Tickets are $20. For more information call 212-353-1176. (more...)

C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22C.O.A.L. to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters, 3/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions with C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), written by David Brian Colbert and directed by Craig Baldwin. C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar) begins performances on Thursday, March 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22. Press opening is Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri BarakaNew Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company's SUNSET BABY Begins TonightKitchen Theatre Company's SUNSET BABY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby. A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews tonight, December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, Now thru 12/21SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby. A secret cache of letters brings together a 1960s revolutionary, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews tonight, December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company's Season Continues with Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABYKitchen Theatre Company's Season Continues with Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY
by Matt Sowell - Dec 2, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored SUNSET BABY. A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews on December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st . (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company to Stage SUNSET BABY, 12/3-21Kitchen Theatre Company to Stage SUNSET BABY, 12/3-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby. A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews on December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, 12/3-21SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, 12/3-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby. A secret cache of letters brings together a 1960s revolutionary, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews on December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY Begins Tonight at the New Federal TheatrePhoto Flash: Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY Begins Tonight at the New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances tonight, October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

MISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE Runs Now thru 11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

From today, October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY at the New Federal TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY at the New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER Returns to Ensemble Studio Theatre TonightWHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER Returns to Ensemble Studio Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Cori Thomas's critically acclaimed raw, edgy and funny play about the many flavors of desire, When January Feels Like Summer, directed by Daniella Topol, returns tonight, October 1 for a month-long run presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Women's Project Theater at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

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