S. Epatha Merkerson News

Date of Birth: November 28, 1952 (64)
Birth Place: Saginaw, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. MarksNegro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming AnnouncedCristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional details in casting for the 2017 summer season including, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale, Cynthia Erivo, Alexandra Socha and many more to join.  Additional details on the popular Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced.   (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors ProjectThe Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Huntington to Honor Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter at 2017 SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULARHuntington to Honor Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter at 2017 SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 annually. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and MoreMusic Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mike Donahue on His Long-Term Relationship with GEORGIA McBRIDEBWW Interview: Mike Donahue on His Long-Term Relationship with GEORGIA McBRIDE
by Gil Kaan - Mar 31, 2017

The West Coast Premiere of Mike Donahue's latest directorial project THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE arrives at The Geffen Playhouse April 4, 2017. Mike took some time out of rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSIONNegro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This Spring, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, in which it is remounting classic plays of the company's past. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson, Micah Stock and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup; 2017 Commissions Announced!Jayne Atkinson, Micah Stock and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup; 2017 Commissions Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting for the 2017 summer season. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Jayne Atkinson and Cote de Pablo will appear in Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House; Tony Award-nominee Micah Stock will appear in Jason Kim's The Model American and Halley Feiffer's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow; Christopher Livingston, LeRoy McClain and Joniece Abbott-Pratt will perform in Harrison David Rivers' Where Storms are Born; and Rebecca Henderson will perform in Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow. (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious UndertakingBWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and MoreWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017 Summer Season, the 63rd Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company, which will include four world premieres, a new musical, the first production of a WTF commissioned artist, and much more. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOGHuntington Theatre Company to Host Free Community Event at the Strand Theatre in Conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog. (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the HuntingtonStars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker, Kristolyn Lloyd, Steven Pasquale and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2017 GalaBecky Ann Baker, Kristolyn Lloyd, Steven Pasquale and More to Appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held this year at Tao Downtown in New York City (92 Ninth Avenue) on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Billy Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam SmithBilly Porter of KINKY BOOTS Fame Marries Partner Adam Smith
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!' (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 19, 2017Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHICAGO MED, airing on NBC on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 12, 2017Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 12, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHICAGO MED, airing on NBC on Thursday, January 12, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO FIRE on NBC - Tuesday, January 10, 2017Scoop: CHICAGO FIRE on NBC - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHICAGO FIRE, airing on NBC on Tuesday, January 10, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 5, 2017Scoop: CHICAGO MED on NBC - Thursday, January 5, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHICAGO MED, airing on NBC on Thursday, January 5, 2017! (more...)

Billy Porter to Host A.R.T./New York Theatres Ribbon Cutting Next MonthBilly Porter to Host A.R.T./New York Theatres Ribbon Cutting Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter will host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 10:30am and located at 502 West 53rd Street. (more...)

Screwball Comedy ROOM SERVICE Eyes 2017-18 Broadway BowScrewball Comedy ROOM SERVICE Eyes 2017-18 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Room Service, the 1937 screwball comedy by Allen Boretz and John Murray is Broadway-bound. (more...)

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