Suzan-Lori Parks News

Birth Place: Kentucky, USA
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NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London ShowsNO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ONHaven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla PlayhouseDaphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Hoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning TonightHoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Cast Announced For TORN And FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) At The Royal CourtCast Announced For TORN And FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) At The Royal Court
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

TORN and FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will play at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2016. Torn explores a family broken by secrets and the scars left of things left unsaid. Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)tackles the legacy of slavery in the US and its influence on the African-American experience. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dayana Sanchez - Diversity Series: POCBWW Blog: Dayana Sanchez - Diversity Series: POC
by Guest Blogger: Dayana Sanchez - Aug 4, 2016

THROUGHOUT OUR COLLEGE CAREER AS THEATRE MAJORS WE ARE ASKED TO READ AND DISCUSS PLAYWRIGHTS THAT HAVE CHANGED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THEATRE. We read about THE GREATS Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Moliere, Brecht, Beckett and many other playwrights that have pushed traditional theatre creating and producing something different. Reading about 'The Greats' is a given in theatre education, Valuing the work of the playwrights and ultimately educating students of different time periods and exploring themes of the era. (more...)

Single Tickets for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season Go On Sale Tuesday, August 2nd.Single Tickets for Huntington's 35th Anniversary Season Go On Sale Tuesday, August 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 2. (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This AugustHoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

CoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this AugustCoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her other plays include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, &3), In the Blood, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play. In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced in more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. Ms. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and Master Writer Chair at The Public Theater. (more...)

Vanessa Stalling Named Artistic Director as Oracle Moves to Larger SpaceVanessa Stalling Named Artistic Director as Oracle Moves to Larger Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Board of Directors, Staff and Company Members of Oracle Productions are thrilled to announce that Vanessa Stalling has been named Oracle's new Artistic Director. Stalling has been involved with the Chicago theatre community for over a decade, and is the current Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at The Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Mary Testa Joins Cast of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMFMary Testa Joins Cast of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz music by Brad Alexander, and direction by Melissa Crespo,inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund GrantMirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

UW School of Drama Sets 2016-17 SeasonUW School of Drama Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. As with their 75th anniversary season, the School of Drama will continue to build artistic partnerships with both local and national artists in an effort to provide more diverse learning opportunities for their students and create a laboratory environment within the School. Guest artists involved this season include: Ali el-Gassier, Marya Sea Kaminski, Jane Jones, Ellen McLaughlin, Qui Nguyen, Ken Rus Schmoll, Daniel Talbott, and Anne Washburn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brooke O'Harra's I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE: A Living History Tour at La MaMaPhoto Flash: Brooke O'Harra's I'M BLEEDING ALL OVER THE PLACE: A Living History Tour at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

La MaMa proudly presents I'm Bleeding All Over The Place: A Living History Tour, conceived and directed by Brooke O'Harra, text by Brooke O'Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas and Heidi Schreck, and original music by Brendan Connelly. I'm Bleeding All Over The Place runs from June 16 - 26, 2016 at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

Melissa Crespo to Helm BREAD AND ROSES at NYMFMelissa Crespo to Helm BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz music by Brad Alexander, and direction by Melissa Crespo, inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. The cast features Nick Blaemire (Godspell, The SpongeBob Musical), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler, Finding Neverland), Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked) Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Little Shop) Wally Dunn (West Side Story, All Shook Up), Diomargy Nuñez (Frida Liberada) and Jon Rua (Hamilton). (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski Channel Donald Trump & More at Public Theater GalaVIDEO: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski Channel Donald Trump & More at Public Theater Gala
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

At last night's annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep channeled presidential candidate Donald Trump (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 7, 2016

Just last night, The Public Theater presented its Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the always highly-anticipated gala included scenes from Shakespeare's greatest works and the American poems, songs, and stories they inspired, performed by some of The Public's and the nation's, most celebrated actors and musicians.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

AUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOURAUDIO: Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Talks HAMILTON, Social Change & More on THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director Oskar Eustis was recently featured in the latest episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, co-produced by WNYC Studios, where he was interviewed by New Yorker editor David Remnick. The pair talked about social change, HAMILTON, and more - you can listen below! (more...)

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