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  • BWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the TheatreBWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the Theatre
    by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 24, 2014

    Eric L. Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who calls himself "an eternal student of his craft": acting. Most recently, he was onstage in Lakewood Theatre's production of The Outsiders, but he's also performed in a wide variety of works including Oedipus Rex, Jitney, The Dance on Widow's Row, Macbeth, Fool for Love and The Face of Emmett Till. Among other recent performances, he's had roles in Life to Come, Romeo and Juliet and Pulpits. In addition to acting, Williams writes and directs stage and film projects, and when he not onstage or in front of a camera, he's a blogger, internet marketer and web developer. (more...)

    OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Launches at Primary StagesOFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Launches at Primary Stages
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

    Primary Stages has launched the Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project, a new endeavor to capture the oral history of the New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre movement through the first-hand accounts of the pioneers who created it. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY at the New Federal TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Karimah's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY at the New Federal Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

    Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

    Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

    Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

    Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

    The Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off BroadwayThe Winners! 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards Honor The Best of Off-Off Broadway
    by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2014

    The 10th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony will celebrate the Off-Off-Broadway Theatre community and honor this past season's greatest achievements. The awards will be presented by celebrities from the theatre community at large. (more...)

    MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg RepMISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

    New York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway TonightNew York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

    J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

    Drama Desk Award winning playwright Ms. J. e Franklin will present her new book To Break Every Yoke, a collection of plays that includes her classic drama Black Girl, on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

    Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

    2014 March on Washington Film Festival to Kick Off 7/15 with SAM COOKE: LEGEND2014 March on Washington Film Festival to Kick Off 7/15 with SAM COOKE: LEGEND
    by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

    Get Ready New York to get some taste of history! The March on Washington Film Festival-NYC edition 2014 begins next week. Details below! (more...)

    Photo Flashback: Remembering Ruby DeePhoto Flashback: Remembering Ruby Dee
    by Walter McBride - Jun 13, 2014

    Earlier this week, legendary actresses of stage and screen, Ruby Dee died at the age of 91. According to sources, the actress was at her home in New Rochelle, NY, surrounded by family members when she passed away. (more...)

    Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage & More Set to Present at the 2014 Otto Awards on 5/18
    by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16 - The sixteenth annual Otto Rene Castillo Awards for Political Theatre (executive producer, Diane Stiles) will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Castillo Theatre (artistic director, Dan Friedman). (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Tonya Pinkins in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Tonya Pinkins in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
    by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

    Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America's most important and influential playwrights: The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem, opens tonight, Thursday May 1st and continues through May 18th. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

    WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Off-Broadway Extravaganza! HERE LIES LOVE, 'MISS MARIE', TOO MUCH SUN and More!WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Off-Broadway Extravaganza! HERE LIES LOVE, 'MISS MARIE', TOO MUCH SUN and More!
    by Jessica Showers - May 1, 2014

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HERE LIES LOVE, THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE and TOO MUCH SUN begin today off-Broadway! (more...)

    Tonya Pinkins Stars in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayTonya Pinkins Stars in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
    by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

    Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America's most important and influential playwrights: The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem began performances April 17th and continues through May 18th, with opening night set for tonight, May 1st. Woodie King Jr directs a cast that features Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman ('Sesame Street') along with Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner, and Brittany N. Williams. (more...)

    New York Live Arts Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE This WeekendNew York Live Arts Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE This Weekend
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

    As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

    Denzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this WeekendDenzel Washington & Woodie King, Jr. Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
    by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

    On the new THEATER TALK, Denzel Washington, star of the hit Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, gets together with an old friend, Woodie King, Jr., the Founder and Artistic Director of the New Federal Theatre. They look back at their first experiences seeing Hansberry's ground-breaking play, as well as their work together when Washington first appeared at the New Federal Theatre in 1981, in Laurence Holder's When Chickens Come Home to Roost. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
    by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2014

    The stars gathered last night to celebrate the opening night of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street); the same theatre where the original production of A Raisin in the Sun opened 55 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you complete photo coverage from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

    'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Leads, Director and Woodie King Jr. Set for THEATER TALK, Beg. Today
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

    The newest THEATER TALK features first, three artists closely involved with the success of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - actors Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham and director Darko Tresnjak - followed by Woodie King, Jr. Founder, Artistic Director and guiding spirit of off-Broadway's New Federal Theatre, now celebrating 44 years as a home to minority and women writers, directors and actors. (more...)

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