Ntozake Shange News

Date of Birth: October 18, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: Trenton, NJ, USA
Gender: Female
Robert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia RashadRobert Joy & More Round Out Cast of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Kristiana Colon's but i cd only whisper, directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews start February 18, with opening night slated for Monday, February 29. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Pinkins has released a statement explaining her decision, and some have responded- including her ex-costar, Michael Potts (Click here to read his full post). Now she's opening up about the whole controversy and more specifically, comments from Potts and company. Read her full piece below: (more...)

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER & More Set for The Flea's Spring 2016 SeasonAdam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER & More Set for The Flea's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater announced today the slate for the spring season, featuring two World Premieres and one US Premiere. Continuing a long-standing relationship with The Flea, Adam Rapp will be returning with Wolf in the River, which he also directs. The Flea is also excited to welcome two new playwrights, Kristiana Colon and Sarah Gancher. Gancher's The Place We Built will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor while Colon's but I cd only whisper will be directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This SpringPhylicia Rashad to Return to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report initial casting for The Public Theater's†New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Phylicia Rashad returns to The Public to play 'Shelah' in this deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance, and the power of faith. Rashad last appeared at The Public in THE STORY by Tracey Scott Wilson in 2003. HEAD OF PASSES begins previews on Tuesday, March 15 in the Newman Theater with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Victory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion InitiativeVictory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the launch of The Directors Inclusion Initiative to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disable, women, transgender and gender non-conforming. The aim of the initiative is to cultivate a new generation of diverse stage directors who create dynamic theatre work for their unique points of view. (more...)

Temple Theaters Present FOR COLORED GIRLS, Now thru 9/24Temple Theaters Present FOR COLORED GIRLS, Now thru 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Temple University's Temple Theaters opens its 48th season with Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, with a cast of talented undergraduate students. The historic and groundbreaking drama runs tonight, September 16 - September 24 in the Randall Theater. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Welcome Ntozake Shange & Oz Scott, 9/20Temple Theaters to Welcome Ntozake Shange & Oz Scott, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Temple Theaters, with Temple University's Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts, welcomes playwright Nzotake Shange and Broadway director Oz Scott†to the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 pm. In a free and public event moderated by Temple professor Lee Kenneth Richardson, the two African American artists will discuss development of Shange's groundbreaking drama for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Present FOR COLORED GIRLS, 9/16-24Temple Theaters to Present FOR COLORED GIRLS, 9/16-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Temple University's Temple Theaters opens its 48th season with Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, with a cast of talented undergraduate students. The historic and groundbreaking drama runs September 16 - September 24 in the†Randall Theater. (more...)

The New McCree Theatre Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe New McCree Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

The New McCree Theatre, G-2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, MI 48505, is announcing its 2015-2016 Season of theatre productions and other presentations. (more...)

Tickets to Temple Theaters 2015-16 Season Now on SaleTickets to Temple Theaters 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2015-2016 season of performances at Temple University - a spellbinding selection of timeless classics, provocative contemporary drama, and beloved musical theater. The season includes six mainstage productions: a 40th anniversary production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, the Cole Porter musical comedy Anything Goes, John Guare's A Free Man of Color, William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, a modern adaptation of The Odyssey by Mary Zimmerman, and Godspell, the first major musical by Stephen Schwartz. Single tickets, full season subscriptions and flex packages are available online now, via Temple Theaters' new website tfma.temple.edu. In person and phone sales begin Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Tomlinson Theater or by phone, 215-204-1122. (more...)

Photo Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl TommyPhoto Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl Tommy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Riant Theatre's launch party for the 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival featured a special Pioneer of the Arts Award presentation to South African born, Obie Award winning director Liesl Tommy (Appropriate), who was recently tapped to direct Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o in her first New York play Eclipsed by playwright-actress Danai Guira (The Walking Dead.) Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

Marcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler GrantMarcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company has announced that Marcel Spears is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly AwardsHeidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, held their 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony last night, June 1, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) that was hosted by twice nominated 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were recently announced by The Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony tonight, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

FOR COLORED BOYZ Set for Staged Reading in HoustonFOR COLORED BOYZ Set for Staged Reading in Houston
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Theatre Nuvo and The T.R.U.T.H. Project Inc. have teamed up to present a thought provoking night of social justice theatre and a panel discussion.† (more...)

Margot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to RetireMargot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to Retire
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

†Margot Harley,†who co-founded†The Acting Company†with†John Houseman†in 1972, will step down as its Producer effective the end of this year.††The Acting Company began with the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, which included†Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm†and†David Ogden Stiers.††"They were classically trained, superbly talented and had worked together for four years," stated Ms. Harley. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.† The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).† The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors Free Summer Festival, 7/22-8/9Lincoln Center Announces Out of Doors Free Summer Festival, 7/22-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015†will present three weeks of FREE music and dance across the plazas of Lincoln Center from†July 22 to August 9†in the 45th edition of the popular outdoor summer festival.†Out of Doors†will offer a diverse range of concerts, dance, family and special events featuring dozens of U.S., international and local artists. (more...)

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