Ntozake Shange News

Date of Birth: October 18, 1948 (68)
Birth Place: Trenton, NJ, USA
Gender: Female
Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

Jerome Robbins Foundation to Develop Dance-Driven Musical Theater in CT and NYCJerome Robbins Foundation to Develop Dance-Driven Musical Theater in CT and NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Jerome Robbins Foundation introduces the The Springboard Project:  Fostering Collaboration in Dance-Driven Musical Theater. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Ain Gordon's RADICALS IN MINIATURE Headed to Baryshnikov Arts CenterAin Gordon's RADICALS IN MINIATURE Headed to Baryshnikov Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

SELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly AwardsSELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year be hosted by Tony Award-winning playwright, Sarah Jones, with honorees to be announced soon. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BACAin Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOGHuntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre presents FOR COLORED GIRLS...4th Wall Theatre presents FOR COLORED GIRLS...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

4th Wall Theatre, a non union professional theatre in Bloomfield, NJ is presenting a staged reading of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.  The show premiered on Broadway at the Booth Theatre in 1976.    (more...)

Tony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' SeriesTony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Public Theater and The New Yorker announced today that a new series, PUBLIC FORUM: A WELL-ORDERED NATION, has been added to the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf TheatreTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum LineupCheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony Today Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony Today Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, 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...)

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...)

BWW Review: Powerful Choreopoem SONGS FOR KHWEZI is Theatre That Can Disrupt and HealBWW Review: Powerful Choreopoem SONGS FOR KHWEZI is Theatre That Can Disrupt and Heal
by David Fick - Oct 7, 2016

SONGS FOR KHWEZI is theatre that one hopes to see grow in its reach. It is theatre that says important things in an original way. It is theatre that speaks truths that women know and that men need to hear. It is theatre that can disrupt. It is theatre that can heal. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre & the Indy Convergence Present BROKEN PROMISESPhoenix Theatre & the Indy Convergence Present BROKEN PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Amidst the backdrop of urban Latin hip hop music, rhyme, and choreography, Broken Promises reveals the shocking truth of how quickly and easily teens are ensnared in the world of sex trafficking.  Desperate for money, four teens living on the edge gamble their lives on internet porn and prostitution.  Before they know it, they are trapped in a life from which they cannot escape, or can they?     (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New TheatreGeva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Historic New Federal Theatre Training Workshops Move Uptown to Dwyer Cultural CenterHistoric New Federal Theatre Training Workshops Move Uptown to Dwyer Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The historic Theatre Training Workshops of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will move uptown next month to Dwyer Cultural Center at 258 St. Nicholas Ave. (at 123rd Street).  They were previously held in spaces adjoining the theater's offices at 292 Henry Street.  The workshops have been a fertile training ground for leading African-American playwrights and actors. (more...)

Broadway Vet Phylicia Rashad to Recur on Hit FOX Drama Series EMPIREBroadway Vet Phylicia Rashad to Recur on Hit FOX Drama Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Phylicia Rashad will recur in the role of Taye Diggs' mother on the hit FOX drama series EMPIRE. (more...)

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