True Colors Theatre News

Out Front Theatre Company Announces Directors for 2017-18 SeasonOut Front Theatre Company Announces Directors for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Out Front Theatre Company, the only theatre in the Southeastern United States dedicated to consistently telling compelling and important stories of the LGBTQIA community, announced today the roster of directors who will lead the company's second season of shows. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic DirectorTrue Colors Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre have announced Jamil Jude will be joining True Colors Theatre Company in the position of Associate Artistic Director starting in September 2017. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!August Wilson Monologue Competition Student Wins 3rd Place at Nationals!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Back from a whirlwind weekend in New York City, the August Wilson Red Door Project is proud to announce that Roosevelt High School Senior Alexis Cannard brought home the 3rd place prize at the national August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue CompetitionTrue Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce Winners of 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President) are proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition that was held last night, on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Samuel French Publishes New August Wilson Monologue Collection, 'DANGEROUS MUSIC'Photo Flash: Samuel French Publishes New August Wilson Monologue Collection, 'DANGEROUS MUSIC'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Samuel French has announced a new monologue publication in partnership with the August Wilson Estate: DANGEROUS MUSIC: THE AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE MONOLOGUES. The monologue compilation book was announced last night at the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, which is produced by True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters. Scroll down for photos from the event and a look at the book cover! (more...)

Kenny Leon to Host 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition; Judges Announced!Kenny Leon to Host 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition; Judges Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition, hosted by Tony Award Winning Director, Kenny Leon, with special musical performance by blues guitarist and storyteller, Guy Davis, will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Earl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre CompanyEarl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning dramedy, Between Riverside and Crazy written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric J. Little. (more...)

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionTrue Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters Announce 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

True Colors Theatre Company (Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director) and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth, President; Paul Libin, Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President) are proud to announce the 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson and More to Golf for Kenny Leon's True Colors TheatreSamuel L. Jackson and More to Golf for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Kenny Leon, Artistic Director of True Colors Theatre Company, will host a group of celebrity guests from the entertainment, sports, and media worlds for a two-day event of entertainment and golf to raise funds for the theatre company's education programs including the National August Wilson Monologue Competition for high school students. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

Christopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny LeonChristopher Jackson, Condola Rashad, and More Set for SDCF's MR. ABBOTT Award Ceremony Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces talent for the star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala at espace in New York City on March 27. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community TheatreKenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre hosts a town hall meeting on the importance of theatre in our community on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

Photo Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional FinalsPhoto Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Center Theatre Group has named Aryana Williams, Alexander Villaseñor and Elija Hall as the top performers of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals held at the Mark Taper Forum on February 27, 2017. Williams and Villaseñor will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 1. Scroll down for photos from the finals at CTG! (more...)

Stars of JITNEY, COME FROM AWAY Set for LEAP's NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition EventStars of JITNEY, COME FROM AWAY Set for LEAP's NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

LEAP will present the 9th annual New York City August Wilson Monologue Competition. A total of 18 LEAP students from nine New York City high schools will inhabit Wilson's characters and bring them to life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Atlanta (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Announce New SeasonKenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Announce New Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce their 2017-2018 15th anniversary season of 'Truth & Clarity.'  The season of award winning plays and Atlanta premieres, opens in September 2017 with the Regional Premiere of the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me featuring music by Tupac Shakur, written by Todd Kriedler, and directed by Kenny Leon. In February 2018, True Colors will produce the Tony Award winning drama King Hedley II by August Wilson directed by Jamil Jude. The season will close in July with the Southeastern premiere of the critically acclaimed play Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Kenny Leon.  (more...)

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