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Suzan Lori Parks' 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Wins 2015 Edward M. Kennedy PrizeSuzan Lori Parks' 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Wins 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan Lori Parks' epic Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) is the 2015 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

BWW Previews: August Wilson Documentary on PBS, 2/20BWW Previews: August Wilson Documentary on PBS, 2/20
by Charles Shubow - Feb 19, 2015

The famed series 'American Masters' premieres 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to A.R.T.'s 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to A.R.T.'s 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents Suzan-Lori Parks' epic Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), directed by Jo Bonney, in a co-production with The Public Theater in New York. Performances run now through March 1 at the Loeb Drama Center. Click below to see what audiences think of the show! (more...)

American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. American Masters -- August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand premieres Friday, February 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Counter-Productions Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOGPhoto Flash: First Look at Counter-Productions Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company will Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. For more information visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/336512793211203 (more...)

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOGCounter-Productions Theatre Company Presents TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is proud to present Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Topdog/Underdog' February 27-March 8 at AS220's Blackbox. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club SeasonCynthia Nixon in AN EVENING WITH DESDEMONA AND EMILIA & More Set for 2015 Spring Public Forum Drama Club Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Spring Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Continuing its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's DaySan Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

?The city of San Francisco will honor the legendary disco singer Sylvester, along with the opening of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL -- the acclaimed celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" -- with San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Weiner, set to present a proclamation for "Mighty Real Day: Honoring Sylvester & His Music" on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Sylvester's star on the Castro Rainbow Honor Walk. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL began performances at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) on Wednesday, February 11th and will open on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. The limited San Francisco engagement is scheduled through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

Photo & Video: Phylicia Rashad & More Attend AMERICAN MASTERS' August Wilson EventPhoto & Video: Phylicia Rashad & More Attend AMERICAN MASTERS' August Wilson Event
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The American Masters August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand preview event, co-presented by THIRTEEN and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture took place on Monday, February 9th. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Continues at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS Continues at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Feb 10, 2015

An epic story is told on an intimate scale in Suzan-Lori Park's splendid mash-up of Civil War slavery and present-day racial strife. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Phylicia Rashad and More in PBS's August Wilson SpecialVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Phylicia Rashad and More in PBS's August Wilson Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. 'AMERICAN MASTERS -- August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' premieres Friday, February 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. on PBS. Click below to watch three excerpts, featuring Phylicia Rashad, Rosalyn Coleman and others performing exclusive, original dramatic readings from August Wilson's 10-play 'Century Cycle'! (more...)

A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'A.R.T. Cancels 1/27 Performance of 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) has announced that the January 27 at 7:30PM performance of 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' has been canceled due to the storm. (more...)

A.R.T. & Carr Center to Present 'FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM', 2/8A.R.T. & Carr Center to Present 'FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM', 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents "Fighting For Freedom: The Civil War and its Legacies" - with Timothy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3); Henry Louis Gates, Jr., AlphonseUniversity Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University; and Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare (more...)

Bonnie Metzgar to Direct Red Tape Theatre's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH; Cast AnnouncedBonnie Metzgar to Direct Red Tape Theatre's THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming Chicago Premiere of The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. (Full cast list below) Tickets are on sale now at www.steppenwolf.org and 312.335.1650. All performances will be held at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre located at 1624 N Halsted St, as part of the sixth annual Garage Rep. General Admission tickets are $20, with a limited number of discounted student tickets for each performance and 'Pay What You Can' tickets for Wednesday performances only. A complete performance schedule of the 2015 Garage Rep can be found at www.steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Samuel French Acquires FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3)Samuel French Acquires FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Samuel French has acquired the rights to Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PART 1, 2 & 3) it was announced today. (more...)

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