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Center Stage to Celebrate 2014 Young Playwrights Festival on May 5
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Center Stage celebrates the 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival with live performances of honored plays, an awards ceremony for the recognized playwrights, and the world premiere of six new My America/My Baltimore filmed monologues. The festival takes place Monday, May 5, at 7 pm. (more...)

Tom Aulino, Barbara Walsh, Mary Beth Fisher and More Star in KC Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Beg. Tonight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, runs tonight, March 14 - April 6 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2014-15 Season: NEXT TO NORMAL, AMADEUS, Amy Herzog Festival & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announces today Center Stage's 2014/15 Season-and invites audiences to step into new worlds. Highlights include a new revival of the classic Amadeus; Kemp Powers' critically acclaimed new play One Night in Miami..., presented in co-production with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem; and a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the work of American playwright Amy Herzog. (more...)

Kwame Kewi-Armah & Stephen Richard Extend Contracts with Center Stage into 2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Center Stage, a leading regional theater and the State Theater of Maryland, announced today that an agreement has been reached to extend the contracts of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah through June 2018 and Managing Director Stephen Richard for a similar timeframe. Since their arrivals in 2011 and 2012, Center Stage has experienced a flurry of innovative programming that has delighted audiences in Baltimore and received national recognition. (more...)

Tom Aulino, Barbara Walsh, Mary Beth Fisher and More to Star in KC Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Rehearsals begin today for Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Eric Rosen, and running March 14 - April 6 at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Center Stage in Baltimore. (more...)

February Is Membership Appreciation Month at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

February is Membership Appreciation Month at Center Stage, with something special for both current Members as well as patrons ready to take the plunge with Center Stage. Kicking off this week, Center Stage is setting a 300 Member Challenge-to get 300 new Members by February 28-with a very special deal. In addition, gifts, giveaways, social media outreach, and more will celebrate those patrons who have already made the commitment to making world-class theater possible here in Baltimore. (more...)

Center Stage Announces Casting for STONE IN HIS POCKETS by Mary Jones
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Baltimore, MD-December 2013. Center Stage announces casting for the upcoming Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones. Directed by Derek Goldman, rehearsals for this award-winning Irish comedy begin Monday, December 16. Preview performances will start January 15 and the production runs through February 23. (more...)

Center Stage Adds 12/22 Performance of A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Buoyed by captivated audiences and great reviews, Center Stage's production of A Civil War Christmas has broken the theater's single ticket daily gross record, becoming one of the best-selling shows in the company's 50-year history. As dates fill up for this new holiday classic by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, an additional performance has been added to closing weekend, on Sunday, December 22 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Center Stage to Kick Off 2013-14 Play Labs with THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL PROJECT, 12/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Center Stage announces today the first Play Lab of the 2013-14 Season. KJ Sanchez (ReEntry) and American Records will present a workshop reading of their newest piece under development, The American Football Project, December 6-8. (more...)

Center Stage to Kick Off 2013-14 Play Labs with THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL PROJECT, 12/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Center Stage announces today the first Play Lab of the 2013-14 Season. KJ Sanchez (ReEntry) and American Records will present a workshop reading of their newest piece under development, The American Football Project, December 6-8. (more...)

PBS Airs A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED Documentary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

PBS' new performance documentary A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED: THE RAISIN CYCLE AT CENTER STAGE explores the history and legacy of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 play through the lens of a culturally significant milestone: the staging of two contemporary, issues-oriented plays that Raisin inspired: Bruce Norris's Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park and Beneatha's Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the State Theater of Maryland, Baltimore's Center Stage. The program premieres tonight, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL, which highlights artists and performances from around the country and invites every American into the worlds of music, theater, opera and cultural history. (more...)

Center Stage Announces Casting for Paula Vogel's Civil War Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

This holiday season, Center Stage brings to Baltimore a new holiday classic for the entire family with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas. Casting has just been announced for this production, led by director Rebecca Taichman and choreographer Liz Lerman. (more...)

PBS to Air A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED Documentary, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

PBS' new performance documentary A RAISIN IN THE SUN REVISITED: THE RAISIN CYCLE AT CENTER STAGE explores the history and legacy of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 play through the lens of a culturally significant milestone: the staging of two contemporary, issues-oriented plays that Raisin inspired: Bruce Norris's Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park and Beneatha's Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the State Theater of Maryland, Baltimore's Center Stage.The program premieres Friday, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL, which highlights artists and performances from around the country and invites every American into the worlds of music, theater, opera and cultural history. (more...)

Center Stage to Present BACKSTAGE @ CENTER STAGE and THE CONTAINER at Baltimore Book Festival, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Baltimore Book Festival arrives in Mount Vernon on September 27, and Center Stage will participate all weekend long. On Saturday, September 28, the Theater will once again open its doors during the festival for Backstage @ Center Stage. Families can join Center Stage staff, artists, and volunteers for the annual, free open house that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the theater. (more...)

Center Stage Announces THIRD SPACE(S) Artistic Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Center Stage announced this week a new artistic initiative, Third Space(s), a series of performances that bring new and experimental work and unconventional stagings of classics into unexpected locations. Three Third Space(s) productions are planned during the 2013-14 Season. (more...)

Tickets for Center Stage's 2013-14 Season On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Single tickets for Center Stage's 2013-14 Season are now on sale as of today, Monday, July 22. With directors lined up and casting underway, Season 51: Theater for the Heart brings together a roster of remarkable theater artists and stunning stories-from classic masterpieces of comedy to cutting edge work by some of America's most talked-about playwrights. (more...)

Tickets for Center Stage's 2013-14 Season On Sale 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

On Monday, July 22, single tickets go on sale for Center Stage's 2013-14 Season. With directors lined up and casting underway, Season 51: Theater for the Heart brings together a roster of remarkable theater artists and stunning stories-from classic masterpieces of comedy to cutting edge work by some of America's most talked-about playwrights. (more...)

Centerstage Closes Season After 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and its first full season under the combined leadership of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Managing Director Stephen Richard, CENTERSTAGE drew national attention and local acclaim for its groundbreaking stage work, including two World Premieres; special artistic initiatives; and innovative community programs-raising the bar for the Theater's next 50 years. (more...)

BENEATHA'S PLACE Begins May 8 in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

On Wednesday, May 8, CENTERSTAGE begins previews of the World Premiere production of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah's new play, Beneatha's Place. The production, playing in rotating repertory with Clybourne Park, forms the second half of The Raisin Cycle. Opening Night for Beneatha's Place will be on Wednesday, May 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK at Center Stage - Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?
by Charles Shubow - May 02, 2013

Superb cast makes CLYBOURNE PARK a hit at Center Stage. (more...)

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