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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...)

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 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...)

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...)

Vintage Theatre to Present A SONG FOR CORETTA and LETTERS, 3/28-5/4Vintage Theatre to Present A SONG FOR CORETTA and LETTERS, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King's extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners. (more...)

Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, Now thru 3/30Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's world premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, a play set in the depression-era Midwest where the success of a girls' basketball team may be the only way to a better life for the team's members. Playwright Meg Miroshnik, winner of the 2012 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition for her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, has been described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as 'a ferocious talent with a promising career in store.' (more...)

LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN'T GONE to Play Studio Theatre, 3/28-4/6LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN'T GONE to Play Studio Theatre, 3/28-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Two classic African American plays - Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are returning to the stage in a new and unique off-Broadway production at The Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in New York's Theatre District. With a limited run from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, April 6 2014, Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are being produced by Lauren M. Smith and Michael Sonnenberg, and directed by Marishka S. Phillips. (more...)

Breaking News: Casey Nicholaw-Helmed TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More to Premiere in Alliance Theatre's 2014-15 Season!Breaking News: Casey Nicholaw-Helmed TUCK EVERLASTING, BULL DURHAM & More to Premiere in Alliance Theatre's 2014-15 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth just announced 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. (more...)

Davidson Community Players Present FLYIN' WEST, Now thru 3/9Davidson Community Players Present FLYIN' WEST, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Three strong and independent African-American women find independence and freedom as pioneers in the American West in Davidson Community Players' Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage. This is a powerful story about the bond of three sisters and their elderly neighbor who face trials and tribulations in the mid-West as homesteaders. This play takes place in the 1890s in Nicodemus, Kansas and is a glimpse into American history and a reminder of the diversity of Western pioneers. It's a dramatic story told with pathos and humor featuring rich characters.. (more...)

ICT to Present FLYIN' WEST, 3/14-4/6ICT to Present FLYIN' WEST, 3/14-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Four African-American women journey west to the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas in search of the freedom promised by the end of the Civil War. Saundra McClain directs Pearl Cleage's powerful historical drama Flyin' West, opening March 14 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on March 12 and March 13. (more...)

Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, 3/7-30Basketball and Theatre Collide in Alliance Theatre's World Premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, 3/7-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's world premiere of THE TALL GIRLS, a play set in the depression-era Midwest where the success of a girls' basketball team may be the only way to a better life for the team's members. Playwright Meg Miroshnik, winner of the 2012 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition for her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, has been described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as 'a ferocious talent with a promising career in store.' (more...)

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