Suzan-Lori Parks News

Birth Place: Kentucky, USA
Gender: Female
Gary Morgenstein Premieres A Second Play This SummerGary Morgenstein Premieres A Second Play This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Playwright Gary Morgenstein serves up a parable of friendship and love coupled with greed and death in SAVING STAN, featuring Carlo Fiorletta, Olivia Baseman, and Jordan Auslander, directed by Simcha Borenstein as part of the Broadway Bound Festival, performing August 3 at 12:30 pm; August 4 at 7:30 pm, and Monday, August 7 at 7 pm. All performances will be held at the 14th Street Y, NYC (more...)

Signature Announces Cast for THE RED LETER PLAYS; Tickets Now On SaleSignature Announces Cast for THE RED LETER PLAYS; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) productions of Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood. This is the first time these acclaimed plays will be presented together; they will run simultaneously at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). These two plays mark the final productions of Parks' Signature Residency One. All tickets for the initial runs of the productions are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tickets At Two River Theater Now On SaleA RAISIN IN THE SUN Tickets At Two River Theater Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Tickets officially went on sale yesterday for Two River Theater's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic American Drama, A Raisin In The Sun, playing the venue's Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater from Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 to Sunday, October 8th at the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater. (more...)

Arden Theatre Announces Residency with GoKash OnSTAGEArden Theatre Announces Residency with GoKash OnSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces a season-long residency with GoKash OnSTAGE. During the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season, the Arden will house two GoKash OnSTAGE productions - a September production in the Arcadia Theatre, and a Spring production in the new Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

Movers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and MoreMovers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 2017-18 grant recipients, including the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

SAVING STAN to Premiere at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival This AugustSAVING STAN to Premiere at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Morgenstein's provocative new play Saving Stan, a drama about friendship, greed, love and death, will premiere at the first-ever Broadway Bound Festival Thursday, August 3 at 12:30pm; Friday, August 4 at 4pm and Monday, August 7 at 7pm. All performances will be held at the 14th Street Y in New York City. (more...)

Elijah Rock to Celebrate GERSHWIN FOR MY SOUL Release at Catalina Jazz ClubElijah Rock to Celebrate GERSHWIN FOR MY SOUL Release at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Make your reservations now for Elijah Rock at Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood, CA, on August 3rd at 8:30pm. Featuring: Kevin Toney: Musical Director, Piano; John B. Williams: Bass; Greg Paul: Drums; and John Storie: Guitar. (more...)

The Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Alight at the Delacorte Next WeekThe Public Theater's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Alight at the Delacorte Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the second Free Shakespeare in the Park production of the season, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, on Tuesday, July 11. Directed by Obie Award winner and The Public's Founder of Public Works and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and choreography by Chase Brock, the show will run through Sunday, August 13 and officially open on Monday, July 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Molly Pope is SECOND TO NUN at Zeiders American Dream TheaterPhoto Flash: Molly Pope is SECOND TO NUN at Zeiders American Dream Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Zeiders American Dream Theater presents the world premiere new musical, Second To Nun, running June 29 through August 5, 2017. Opening night was Saturday, July 1, coinciding with Canada's 150th Anniversary. Performances continue Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7pm. (more...)


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BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEBWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

BWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The 5 & DimeBWW Review: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Jun 22, 2017

Rich in allegorical themes and teeming with tragic irony, Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG opened at The 5 & Dime Theatre Monday night. Celebrating the removal of the theatre's arch nemesis, a support pole that previously ran straight through the front of the stage, the house was packed (sold out, in fact), brimming with anticipation for this necessary show. TOPDOG/UNDERDOG tells the story of two brothers who have been dealt desolate hands in the game of life, and how each processes his fate. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the NumbersBWW Exclusive: The Scarce History of Tony-Nominated Female Writers by the Numbers
by Daniella Parcell - Jun 10, 2017

This year's Tony Award nominations feature a rarity: a Best Play category comprised of as many women as men. Surrounding Paul Vogel's INDECENT and Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, however, is a profusion of male-written work; of the Best Musical nominees, only one so much as includes a woman on its writing team (Irene Sankoff, COME FROM AWAY). (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIECalifornia Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

The Justice Theater Project Presents Gershwin's PORGY AND BESSThe Justice Theater Project Presents Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Justice Theater Project (JTP) presents the final of three shows focusing on fair wage, economic justice, and the working class, and the annual production of our holiday show, 'Black Nativity'. (more...)

BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie BaartmanBWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2017

Traditionally, the human beings with uncommon attributes who are featured as carnival side-show attractions can hold a certain degree of power in their profession. It is their indisputable reality that adds an illusion of legitimacy to the flim-flam and shenanigans that fill out the rest of the show. Those who may appear to audiences as the most pitiable and exploited might very well be the ones taking in the biggest cuts of the profits. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High SchoolCasting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOGThe 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich  present TOPDOG / UNDERDOG by Suzan- Lori Parks, directed by Lee Hamby & Lindsay Curry  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 17th, 2017 - ROTTERDAM, ARRABAL and More!BWW Morning Brief May 17th, 2017 - ROTTERDAM, ARRABAL and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ROTTERDAM makes its U.S. debut this evening as part of 'Brits Off Broadway'! (more...)

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