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Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History ProjectPrimary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.Famed Hollywood Publicist Pens Drama About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Adrift in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field Executive Artistic Director) will present the World Premiere of WINK, a new play by Neil Koenigsberg, directed by Ron Beverly. Previews begin Thursday, April 13 with opening night set for Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

Black Ensemble and TCG to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video ProjectBlack Ensemble and TCG to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater has announced a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to host screening of Legacy Leaders of Color Video ProjectBlack Ensemble Theater to host screening of Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater proudly announces a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. The event will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, on Monday, February 27, 2017, with a reception at 6pm and film screening and panel discussion at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Son and Grandson of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Visit Bio-Drama on the Legendary Harlem CongressmanSon and Grandson of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Visit Bio-Drama on the Legendary Harlem Congressman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

On Thursday, February 9, Adam Clayton Powell IV and his son, Adam Clayton Powell V, attended the first preview of  'ADAM,' a bio-drama by Peter DeAnda which dramatizes the political life and legacy of the legendary Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (more...)

Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo TheaterBio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter DeAnda, from February 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre to Celebrate FIREPOWER Opening with Champagne ToastDetroit Repertory Theatre to Celebrate FIREPOWER Opening with Champagne Toast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

The World Premiere of Kermit Frazier's powerful play Firepower will have a Champagne Celebration on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre at 8:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video ProjectSTAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, launches the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). Working with MOPED, a video production company, and with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, TCG filmed a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

A Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's   New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMNA Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A star-studded line up came out to experience the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's  AUTUMN   over the weekend. Celebrities included  Denzel Washington,  Alicia Keys,  Spikeand  Tonya Lee,  Ted Lange,  John David Washington   and renowned theater icons, including  Stephen McKinley Henderson,  Woodie King   and  Anthony Chisholm. (more...)

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Moves to All Stars Project Performing Arts CenterWoodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Moves to All Stars Project Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Castillo Theatre and the non-profit All Stars Project (ASP), announce this week that the New Federal Theatre (NFT), founded by Woodie King, Jr., will now make its home at the All Stars performing arts and development center at 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Becomes New Artistic Director of New Freedom TheatreRajendra Ramoon Maharaj Becomes New Artistic Director of New Freedom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

New Freedom Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj as its new Artistic Director.  Maharaj, who had served as Guest Artistic Director last season, is only the fourth full-time artistic director in the company's fifty year history, following foundr John E. Allen, Jr., Robert E. Leslie and Walter Dallas. (more...)

Photo Flash: ZORA NEALE HURST Begins Tonight at Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: ZORA NEALE HURST Begins Tonight at Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'Zora Neale Hurston: a Theatrical Biography' by Laurence Holder from tonight, October 20, to November 20 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast and the historical figures they embody! (more...)

ZORA NEALE HURSTON to Host Post-Show Scholars Panel at New Federal TheatreZORA NEALE HURSTON to Host Post-Show Scholars Panel at New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, immediately after the 2:30 PM matinee performance of 'Zora Neale Hurston, a theatrical biography' by Laurence Holder, New Federal Theatre will have a scholars' panel on this 'queen of the Harlem Renaissance,' who was a prolific novelist, playwright and journalist of the 1920s and 30s. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/15/2016
by - Oct 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/15/2016. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONHartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKSWriters Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

NYTW's NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM to Host Post-Show '...And Justice For All?' DiscussionNYTW's NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM to Host Post-Show '...And Justice For All?' Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2016/17 Season, will host a post-performance discussion entitled "…And Justice for All?" on Sunday, October 2 following the 7pm performance with leaders from the faith-based, legal, political, social justice, and artistic communities. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSONHartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

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