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Phylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAYPhylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Oprah Winfrey hosts a gala of events honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of civil rights, the arts and entertainment who made history and redefined what was possible for us all in the primetime television event OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Sets Cast, will Run 1/21-2/1 at Bucks County PlayhouseMENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Sets Cast, will Run 1/21-2/1 at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) welcomes GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards who have officially announced their cast of leading ladies for the production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical. Best described as a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of or have survived 'The Change', Menopause The Musical is sure to leave audiences inspired and laughing long after the show. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 HighlightsOWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JANUARY 2015 highlights: (more...)

OWN to Honor Civil Rights Legends This JanuaryOWN to Honor Civil Rights Legends This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved the way as we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that changed the trajectory of America forever. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SONG FOR CORETTA Begins Tonight at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: A SONG FOR CORETTA Begins Tonight at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Pearl Cleage's uplifting play A Song For Coretta, tonight, November 6-16, 2014 at The Studio Theatre. Set in Atlanta in 2006, A Song for Coretta chronicles five African American women and their shared experience as they mourn and celebrate the legacy of the great civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Chicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona AwardChicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company announces League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp as the recipient of theirSixth Annual Corona Award, which honors an individual who plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized organizations such as Eclipse. (more...)

Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight YearWomen Interactive Creative Technology Festival Returns to Spelman for Third Straight Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - For the third straight year, the Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival will return to Spelman College. Co-presented by the Digital Moving Image Salon and Art of Genius Creative Technology Series, this daylong event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m., and is designed to empower and encourage women to become active participants in the tech and startup spaces but anyone is invited to attend. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Cosby Academic Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of A SONG FOR CORETTA at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Pearl Cleage's uplifting play A Song For Coretta, November 6-16, 2014 at The Studio Theatre. Set in Atlanta in 2006, A Song for Coretta chronicles five African American women and their shared experience as they mourn and celebrate the legacy of the great civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell Stars in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS, Beginning TonightL. Scott Caldwell Stars in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview tonight, September 3; Thursday, September 4; and Friday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

BULL DURHAM, TUCK EVERLASTING and More to Premiere at Alliance Theatre in 2014-15BULL DURHAM, TUCK EVERLASTING and More to Premiere at Alliance Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce a minor change to the 2014/15 Season lineup for the Alliance Stage. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This FallL. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (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...)

Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH TodayPearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Twenty students gathered at the Alliance Theatre today to begin the thirteenth annual Collision Project. This diverse group of teenagers from around the metro Atlanta area will explore a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright. The Pulitzer Prize winning American realist novel The Grapes of Wrath will serve as the source text that will inspire a new performance piece developed by the students. Under the guidance of the Alliance Theatre's Mellon Playwright in Residence, best-selling author, Pearl Cleage, students will explore John Steinbeck's themes of home, family, environment, and income inequality and examine how these themes are manifested in modern times. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, Now thru 8/3Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running today, July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!Tickets Now Available for TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce the 2014/15 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage and Theatre for Youth and Families series. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. Tickets are on sale now at www.alliancetheatre.org. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Performances Set for 7/11-12Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Performances Set for 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Twenty students gathered at the Alliance Theatre today to begin the thirteenth annual Collision Project. This diverse group of teenagers from around the metro Atlanta area will explore a classic text under the guidance of a professional playwright. The Pulitzer Prize winning American realist novel The Grapes of Wrath will serve as the source text that will inspire a new performance piece developed by the students. Under the guidance of the Alliance Theatre's Mellon Playwright in Residence, best-selling author, Pearl Cleage, students will explore John Steinbeck's themes of home, family, environment, and income inequality and examine how these themes are manifested in modern times. (more...)

BULL DURHAM, TUCK EVERLASTING and More to Premiere at Alliance Theatre in 2014-15BULL DURHAM, TUCK EVERLASTING and More to Premiere at Alliance Theatre in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth are pleased to announce a minor change to the 2014/15 Season lineup for the Alliance Stage. The 46th season includes seven exciting world premieres, including two new American musicals. (more...)

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