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TDPS Production 'COLLIDESCOPE' to Expand National Discussion on Race in America, 11/7-14TDPS Production 'COLLIDESCOPE' to Expand National Discussion on Race in America, 11/7-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

In response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America, internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks createdCollidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America in collaboration with UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' graduate and undergraduate designers and performers. The show runs November 7-14 in the Kogod Theatre at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and is a world premiere performance. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in OctoberKING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

BWW Previews: LETTERS FROM ZORA: IN HER OWN WORDS at Crossroads Theatre Company in New BrunswickBWW Previews: LETTERS FROM ZORA: IN HER OWN WORDS at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2014

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick presents 'Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words' from October 9th through October 26th. Written by Gabrielle Denise Pina and directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks, this one-woman show stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. (more...)

New York Live ARts to Present Cynthia Oliver's BOOM!, 10/23-25New York Live ARts to Present Cynthia Oliver's BOOM!, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of Cynthia Oliver's BOOM!, October 23 - 25 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Known for creating work that is "Uneasy, unsettling, andů[with] a narrative cohesion that makes for effective dance theater" (Dance Magazine) Oliver returns to the Live Arts stage to present her newest evening-length work.' (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This FallNicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins Set for Harlem9's 4th Annual 48 HOURS IN HARLEM This AugustTonya Pinkins Set for Harlem9's 4th Annual 48 HOURS IN HARLEM This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Harlem9 presents the Obie Award Winning '48 HOURS IN HARLEM' -- a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. This event marks the 4th year of the collaborative Harlem9, bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors to re-conceive classic plays from the African Diaspora over the course of one weekend in Harlem. 48 HOURS IN HARLEM culminates in a final presentation on Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse to Hold 'FOR COLORED GIRLS' Auditions, 7/22 & 24; Disney's PETER PAN JR to Open 8/1Laurel Mill Playhouse to Hold 'FOR COLORED GIRLS' Auditions, 7/22 & 24; Disney's PETER PAN JR to Open 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Laurel Mill Playhouse will host auditions for its production of 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf' by Ntozake Shange, directed by Michael Hartsfield. Audition Dates: Tuesday, July 22 from 7-8pm and Thursday, July 24 from 7-8pm. Production Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19. Auditions to be at 508 Main Street, Laurel MD., 20707. No appointment necessary. Please bring head shot, resume and conflicts. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler GrantDave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Theatre OfferingsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Theatre Offerings
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 2, 2014

Rhode Island's ever-growing arts scene shows no signs of slowing down over the summer months. With ambitious theatrical productions planned from Providence to South County, and internationally-renowned musicians bringing sizzling concert performances to the Ocean State, summer 2014 is shaping up to be a most memorable season of stories and songs. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Luker, Jason Robert Brown & More to Perform at 2014 Lilly Awards, 6/2Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Luker, Jason Robert Brown & More to Perform at 2014 Lilly Awards, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

This year the Lilly Awards will celebrate women of distinction in musical theater in a special cabaret at West Bank Cafe (407 W 42nd Street, NYC), following the awards ceremony, which is set for Monday, June 2, at Playwrights Horizons. The cabaret will feature Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Rebecca Luker, Kate Baldwin, Kenita Miller, The Broadway Boys, Graham Rowat, Katie Thompson, Lauren Pritchard, Taylor Noble, Jay Armstrong Jonson, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) and Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

LaChanze, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Project1VOICE's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS' Reading, 6/16LaChanze, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Project1VOICE's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS' Reading, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Project1VOICE will present FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Harlem Hospital Pavilion at 506 Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Boulevard in New York City. The fourth annual 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY event celebrates what it means to be female in the 21st century, with a focus on empowering women and girls. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Win 2014 Lilly Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2Kelli O'Hara, Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Win 2014 Lilly Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The 2014 winners of the Lilly Awards, honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by the Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony set for Monday, June 2, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Julian Fleisher, Russel Taylor and More Set For Joe's Pub, 5/14-25Julian Fleisher, Russel Taylor and More Set For Joe's Pub, 5/14-25
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced their lineup of events for May 14-25. There is sure to be some thing for everyone - check out all the details below! (more...)

Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Wednesday, April 16 - The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More to Present at 2014 Otto Awards, 5/18Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More to Present at 2014 Otto Awards, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

Julian Fleisher, Russell Taylor and More to Headline Joe's Pub, 5/7-18Julian Fleisher, Russell Taylor and More to Headline Joe's Pub, 5/7-18
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced an exciting lineup of performances for May 7-18. From Everything's Coming Up BroadwayWorld.com - A Jules Styne Tribute, to Julian Fleisher, to Natalie Imani, there is sure to be something for everyone. Check up the full lineup below! (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE This WeekendNew York Live Arts Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 'James Baldwin, This Time!' Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE, 4/26-27New York Live Arts' 'James Baldwin, This Time!' Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 4/4'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

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