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Date of Birth: October 18, 1948 (68)
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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. 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...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMNThe Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesPhoto Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) held a festive Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. Mr. Van Peebles was introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Ms. Nelson was introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund GrantMirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

NSU Theatre Company & The Limbic System, Inc. to Present CHOIR BOYNSU Theatre Company & The Limbic System, Inc. to Present CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

NSU Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Limbic System, Inc., a project of Patrick Mullins, is pleased to announce their co-production, Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, a "stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history.' -NY Daily News. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will PresentJessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly AwardsDanai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 GalaWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history.  Mr. Van Peebles will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.  Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the PublicHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSESPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSES
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 29, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. Written byTarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, Head of Passes officially opened last night, Monday, March 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 17. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, April 24. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening TonightPhylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

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