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Birth Place: Kentucky, USA
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BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Karamu Looks at the Riots in the Motor CityBWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Karamu Looks at the Riots in the Motor City
by Roy Berko - Feb 10, 2016

February 1, 1960--North Carolina State University students protested when the administration wouldn't let a black male's name appear on the ballot for student body president. May 15, 1962-Students at the University of Mississippi rioted over the lack of equal rights for black students. April 13, 1964-Riots erupted in Los Angeles regarding discriminatory ways of how police treated African Americans. (more...)

VIDEO: Eddie George Explains How He Went From The NFL to Broadway's CHICAGOVIDEO: Eddie George Explains How He Went From The NFL to Broadway's CHICAGO
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Eddie George is a former Heisman trophy winner and he's now starring in CHICAGO on Broadway. The former NFL player talks to LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert about making the transition. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Round HouseBWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Round House
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

Suzan-Lori Parks has made her name updating Civil War lore in striking modernist terms in Topdog/Underdog, the Pulitzer Prize winner from 2001, the same year she won a MacArthur 'genius' grant. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.† Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.† The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.†† (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Play 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Sets West Coast Debut at the Taper This SpringSuzan-Lori Parks Play 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Sets West Coast Debut at the Taper This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) by†by Suzan-Lori Parks will make its West Coast premiere this spring, directed by Jo Bonney at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Heisman Winner Eddie George Takes First Broadway Bows in CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Heisman Winner Eddie George Takes First Broadway Bows in CHICAGO!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, who made†his Broadway debut in the role of 'Billy Flynn' last night, January 12, 2016. He will play a 7-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, February 28, 2016. Check out photos from his first curtain call below! (more...)

The Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next WeekThe Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Called 'Vincent' all her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay was the mercurial goddess of a fast and fatal Greenwich Village scene in the 1920s. 'She was one of those women,' said Edmund Wilson, 'whose features are not perfect, but who, excited by the blood of the spirit, becomes almost supernaturally beautiful.' (more...)

Heisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' TonightHeisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, making his Broadway debut in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, January 12, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO's Newest Billy Flynn, Eddie George Talks Stepping into the Role on BroadwayBWW TV: CHICAGO's Newest Billy Flynn, Eddie George Talks Stepping into the Role on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2016

Below, watch Eddie George and Barry Weisman talk about George's audition process, CHICAGO's upcoming 20th anniversary, and more! (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents IN THE BLOODThe Theatre School at DePaul University Presents IN THE BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Nathan Singh (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2017) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre at The Theatre School building, located at Racine and Fullerton in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Photo Coverage: From Field to Stage- CHICAGO's New Leading Man, Eddie George, Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: From Field to Stage- CHICAGO's New Leading Man, Eddie George, Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Jan 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, NFL legend, Heisman Trophy winner and Nashville actor Eddie George will make his Broadway debut next week, taking on the role of Billy Flynn in the long-running Tony Award-winning musical†Chicago. †George will succeed Broadway veteran†Jason Danieley†in the role of Billy Flynn. Danieley has a strong Nashville connection, as well, having performed at the city's late and lamentable Opryland USA theme park during its heyday. He just met the press and we've got photos from the big day. Check out complete coverage below! (more...)

VIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGOVIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGO
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The football star stopped by this morning's GMA to talk about portraying the fast-talking lawyer in the long-running Broadway musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! First Look at NFL Legend Eddie George in Broadway's CHICAGOPhoto Flash: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! First Look at NFL Legend Eddie George in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, NFL legend, Heisman Trophy winner and Nashville actor Eddie George will make his Broadway debut next week, taking on the role of Billy Flynn in the long-running Tony Award-winning musical Chicago. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Eddie George Gets a Times Square Billboard for His CHICAGO Debut!Up on the Marquee: Eddie George Gets a Times Square Billboard for His CHICAGO Debut!
by Walter McBride - Jan 4, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, NFL legend, Heisman Trophy winner and Nashville actor Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in January, taking on the role of Billy Flynn in the long-running Tony Award-winning musical†Chicago. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble to Launch 10th Anniversary Season with BRONTE, 1/8Promethean Theatre Ensemble to Launch 10th Anniversary Season with BRONTE, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 10th Anniversary Season begins with Polly Teale's BRONTE, directed by guest artist Jaclynn Jutting. (more...)

TADA! to Present THE GUMBALL GANG in 2016TADA! to Present THE GUMBALL GANG in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

?TADA! will kick off its 2016 season with THE GUMBALL GANG: Crime-Solving Kids, from January 22 - February 15 at TADA! 15 West 28th Street. The original musical, with Book, Music & Lyrics by JIM COLLERAN, will be Directed & Choreographed by TADA!'s Associate Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer, JOANNA GREER, with Musical Direction by MATTHEW GREGORY. Set Design is by Carl Tallent, Lighting Design by Steve O'Shea & Costume Design by Cheryl McCarron. †Julia Nichols Stage Manages & Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager is Christina Franklin (TADA! alum). (more...)

VIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting BackgroundVIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting Background
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

Before coming to Broadway, George appeared regionally in contemporary drama and Shakespeare (more...)

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizePlaywright Suzan-Lori Parks Receives 22nd Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 1, 2015

On Monday, November 30, playwright, novelist and songwriter†Suzan-Lori Parks†was awarded the†22nd†annual Dorothy and Lillian†Gish Prizeat The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

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