S. Epatha Merkerson News

Date of Birth: November 28, 1952 (64)
Birth Place: Saginaw, MI, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULARMayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony 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 30,000 annually. (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...)

New Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project ShowsNew Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler announced today the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place. The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place.  The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Selects Eight Original Short Films11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Selects Eight Original Short Films
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has named eight original short films as finalists for its 11th annual festival that celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. (more...)

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