Pearl Cleage News

Court Theatre to Present Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKYCourt Theatre to Present Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky runs January 12 - February 12, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Towne Street Theatre Announces Special Events During the Limited Engagement Run of PassingSOLOTowne Street Theatre Announces Special Events During the Limited Engagement Run of PassingSOLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American Theatre Company, is proud to announce that there will be a number of special events during the limited engagement run of "PassingSOLO." The production, which runs for three weeks only from October 8 - 23 at the Stella Adler Theatre, will offer theatre-goers receptions, special presentations, and talkbacks. (more...)

Ailey Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education WingAiley Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education Wing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Leaders of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today celebrated the expansion of Ailey's permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, with a ceremonial roof-breaking to mark the company's upward growth. (more...)

Spelman College Glee Club Joins Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Cobb Energy CenterSpelman College Glee Club Joins Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Cobb Energy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy Centre are excited to announce Atlanta's much heralded Spelman College Glee Club will be joining Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) for two live performances on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Supporting DTH for the first time with a live backing vocal performance, the Glee Club's seventy-five (75) acclaimed singers will accompany "Change" choreographed by Dianne McIntyre, a former Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar. The group will be performing Two Negro Spirituals: 'By and By' arranged by Roland Allison and 'Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Around' arranged by Dr. Kevin Johnson, director of Spelman College Glee Club both nights. (more...)

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College TonightTony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon this evening, September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College. (more...)

Tony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman CollegeTony Winner Kenny Leon Set for Q&A at Spelman College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Spelman College and True Colors Theatre Company have announced a conversation with Tony Award-winning Director Kenny Leon the evening of September 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Burroughs Theater at Spelman College. (more...)

Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center Free Family Festival September 11Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center Free Family Festival September 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Woodruff Arts Center announces its sixth Free Family Festival, which will take place on September 11 from 1 - 4 PM as part of the CREATE ATL Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center initiative.  The Free Family Festival will feature family-oriented programming led by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art. The festival will include live performances from master Jamaican musicians & storytellers, scavenger hunts with Eric Carle's famous children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, interactive musical experiences like Pop, Zing, Boom! with Dave Holland of Beatin' Path Rhythm Events and Alliance Live! Hollywood Squares.  (more...)

BWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season, Dawn of a New DecadeBWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season, Dawn of a New Decade
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 12, 2016

Looking over The Ensemble Theatre's upcoming 40th anniversary season, entitled Dawn of a New Decade, Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris could only think one thing. 'Wow, this entire season really has the woman's voice at the helm!' (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERESynchronicity Theatre to Present THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Synchronicity Theatre presents THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, a new folk-rock musical, by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria. This special event runs for one weekend only, June 17-19 at Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown Atlanta. Performances are at 8pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday. (more...)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound Announce $5.58 Million in Grants through the National Playwright Residency ProgramThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound Announce $5.58 Million in Grants through the National Playwright Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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Court Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonCourt Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Court Theatre announces its 62nd season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine GeorgeDramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine George
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces that playwright Madeleine George will conduct a master class with students and early career writers at the College of Charleston (66 George Street Charleston, South Carolina 29424) on February 5th at 4:00 PM, during the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival as part of the Traveling Masters Program. (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Host Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Day EventsAlliance Theatre to Host Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Alliance Theatre will host a variety of free activities for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (more...)

Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia TonightPlaywright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with PlayPenn and University of the Arts will present A Traveling Masters Event with Melissa James Gibson (Placebo, All Is Bright, The Americans) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, November 13 at 6:30 PM at  The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (401 South Broad Street). (more...)

Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia, 11/13Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with PlayPenn and University of the Arts will present A Traveling Masters Event with Melissa James Gibson (Placebo, All Is Bright, The Americans) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program on Friday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at  The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (401 South Broad Street). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Atlanta (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Adly Guirgis Announced As Eclipse Theatre Company's 2016 Featured PlaywrightPulitzer Prize-Winner Stephen Adly Guirgis Announced As Eclipse Theatre Company's 2016 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis for their 2016 Season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 10/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Atlanta (more...)

Terrence McNally Speaks in Dallas Tonight as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters ProgramTerrence McNally Speaks in Dallas Tonight as Part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with TeCo Theatrical Productions will present A Conversation with Terrence McNally (MASTER CLASS, CORPUS CHRISTI, RAGTIME, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, October 8 2015 7:30 PM at The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas, TX. (more...)

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