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Photo Coverage: Remembering Billie AllenPhoto Coverage: Remembering Billie Allen
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As reported by The New York Times last weekend, Billie Allen, who helped "bridge the racial gap" both on and off-Broadway in the 1950s and '60s, passed away on December 29, 2015. She was 90 years old. (more...)

Right-to-Die Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Runs thru Nov 23 Off-BroadwayRight-to-Die Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Runs thru Nov 23 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE, the oldest continually operating black theater in New York, will present the New York City Premiere of DEAD AND BREATHING by GLAAD Media Award winner Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls). Directed by Obie winner Jonathan McCrory, performances of this this limited run Off-Broadway engagement run through November 23. (more...)

National Black Theatre's Dark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Opens TonightNational Black Theatre's Dark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE, the oldest continually operating black theater in New York, will present the New York City Premiere of DEAD AND BREATHING by GLAAD Media Award winner Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls). Directed by Obie winner Jonathan McCrory, the production opens tonight, November 5, 2015. (more...)

National Black Theatre's Dark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Begins TonightNational Black Theatre's Dark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE, the oldest continually operating black theater in New York, will present the New York City Premiere of DEAD AND BREATHING by GLAAD Media Award winner Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls). Directed by Obie winner Jonathan McCrory, previews begin tonight, October 28 with press opening set for November 5. (more...)

Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA Begins Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre TonightMartin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA Begins Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA, one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production tonight, October 15, to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/1550th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

†Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's 'In White America,' one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production October 15 to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street.† The famed documentary play traces the American quest for racial equality from the earliest days of the republic to the Little Rock crisis of 1957, with dialogue drawn from historical letters, speeches, journals, songs and other personal accounts including recordings of former slaves. Charles Maryan directs an ensemble of seven which includes actor-turned-newscaster-turned-actor Art McFarland. (more...)

Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA to Play Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal TheatreMartin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA to Play Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA,†one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production October 15 to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Dark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Begins Performances Off-Broadway in OctoberDark Comedy DEAD AND BREATHING Begins Performances Off-Broadway in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE, the oldest continually operating black theater in New York, will present the New York City Premiere of DEAD AND BREATHING by GLAAD Media Award winner Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls). Directed by Obie winner Jonathan McCrory, previews begin October 28 with press opening set for November 5. NOTE: this limited engagement is produced on an Off-Broadway contract. (more...)

2015 Innovative Theater Award Winners Announced!2015 Innovative Theater Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

On Monday, September 21, 2015 The Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 11 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2015 recipients at its annual event. Celebrating eleven years and thousands of nominees, the New York Innovative Theatre awards took place at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/1550th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

†Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's 'In White America,' one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production October 15 to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street.† The famed documentary play traces the American quest for racial equality from the earliest days of the republic to the Little Rock crisis of 1957, with dialogue drawn from historical letters, speeches, journals, songs and other personal accounts including recordings of former slaves. Charles Maryan directs an ensemble of seven which includes actor-turned-newscaster-turned-actor Art McFarland. (more...)

MEMPHIS, Nominated for 13 Suzi Bass Awards, Runs Sept. 10-20 at The Rialto CenterMEMPHIS, Nominated for 13 Suzi Bass Awards, Runs Sept. 10-20 at The Rialto Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Theatrical Outfit opens its 39th season with MEMPHIS, a co-production with Aurora Theatre, September 10-20, 2015 at The Rialto Center for the Arts. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Stage 50th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICANew Federal Theatre to Stage 50th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New†Federal Theatre†kicks off its 47th season a rare revival of Martin Duberman's In White America, not seen in NYC for 50 years!†In White America, directed by Charles Maryan, will begin performances October 15th, with opening night set for October 29th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through November 15th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Art McFarland Stars in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS), Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Art McFarland Stars in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS), Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois). Performances began†May 28th, with opening night set for tonight, June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois). Performances will begin tomorrow, May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New†Federal Theatre†will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the†world premiere of his final play, The Most†Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois). †Performances†will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement,†directed by Woodie King Jr.,†will continue through June 28th only. † (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Woodie King's 2015 Black History Play SeriesPhoto Flash: Inside Woodie King's 2015 Black History Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, held a special presentation of the 2015 Black History Month Play Series at Harlem Hospital on February 15 with a special reading of Ossie Davis' 1950s Civil Rights school desegregation play The People of Clarendon County and the one man show Adam, the story of Harlem minister and congressman Adam Clayton Powell. Both plays will be performed February 20 - 22 at Mind-Builders Performing Arts Center in the Bronx. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN Comes to the Castillo TheatreBWW Review: Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN Comes to the Castillo Theatre
by Juliana Adame - Feb 25, 2015

Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN Comes to the Castillo Theatre Woodie King Jr.'s production of DUTCHMAN breathes new life into Amiri Baraka's social drama. (more...)

Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Woodie King's National Black Touring Circuit's 2015 Black History Month Play Series will feature "Adam," the story of legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and a reading of Ossie Davis' seminal play "The People of Clarendon County" from February 8 - 22 in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. It's produced in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group. Tickets are $20. For more information call 212-353-1176. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 46th Season with DUTCHMAN TonightNew Federal Theatre Kicks Off 46th Season with DUTCHMAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances tonight, February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois) follows in May. (more...)

Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins TonightCourt Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run tonight, January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

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