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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson takes us to the beginning of his 20th century cycle with this play set in 1904 Pittsburgh. When Citizen Barlow, in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester�s house claiming sanctuary from Caesar, the local constable, he sets into motion a series of events, including a journey to the City of Bones, which leads to startling discoveries and sets him on a course where duty leads to redemption.

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DCTC Set for MAMA HATED DIESELS, OTHELLO & MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2010

The Denver Center Theatre Company completes the 2009/2010 season with Mama Hated Diesels - a Denver Center World Premiere musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, an intimate setting of William Shakespeare's Othello and the winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award - Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarías. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Plays Amun Ra Theatre, 4//2 - 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2010

Hot on the heels of the Nashville premiere of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Amun Ra Theatre shows no sign of slowing down its pace this season as it prepares to tackle Samuel Beckett's absurdist classic Waiting For Godot, directed by guest artist Robert Kiefer and starring a virtual 'who's who' of ART Ensemble members. Waiting For Godot, the second show in ART's 2010 'The Future Is Now Season,' opens April 22 and runs through May 9 at the Amun Ra Theatre Playhouse, 2508 Clifton Avenue. (more...)

Two NYC Students Take 1st & 2nd At Nat'l August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Two students from Brooklyn and Bronx place first and second in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition at the August Wilson Theatre on May 3rd. Originally an alternate for the NYC competition, Jared Findlay, from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, took home the first place prize with his nuanced performance of King Hedley from August Wilson's King Hedley II. Derrick Starks, from Fordham High School for the Arts, won second place for his keen interpretation of Holloway from Two Trains Running. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals Held At August Wilson Theater 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Presents Southwest Premiere of 'Gem of the Ocean,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Jubilee Theatre continues the 2009-2010 season with the Southwest premiere of the drama by August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean. Over the past 20 years, Wilson had staked a legitimate claim to the title of the nation's most important dramatist winning two Pulitzers and a Tony. Previews for the production will begin May 28, and the production officially opens on June 4. (more...)

Peter Francis James Joins Cast of PROPHECY, Previews 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2010

The award-winning actor PETER FRANCIS JAMES ('Stuff Happens') has joined the cast of PROPHECY, Karen Malpede's play which will begin previews Off-Broadway on May 29 prior to an official press opening on June 8 at the East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

The Grand Design of FENCES - Part I
by Pat Cerasaro - May 24, 2010

Today, we are talking to the creative team of the ten-time Tony-nominated revival of FENCES starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis playing to packed houses every night on Broadway. Last night, it won 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Revival of a Play. In this first part of a three-part series, the team discusses what drew them to FENCES and August Wilson's work in the first place, hat his work means to them and the notion of collaboration. And so much more... (more...)

Osip Theatre Presents MISS LILLY GETS BONED Beginning 22 June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010

Osip Theatre Presents MISS LILLY GETS BONED Beginning 22 June (more...)

The Black Rep Closes Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/23
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2010

Black Rep will close its production of ART by Yasmina Reza May 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Peter Francis James Joins Cast of PROPHECY, Previews 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

The award-winning actor PETER FRANCIS JAMES ('Stuff Happens') has joined the cast of PROPHECY, Karen Malpede's play which will begin previews Off-Broadway on May 29 prior to an official press opening on June 8 at the East Fourth Street Theatre (83 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Clarke Peters to Star in Revival of Five Guys Named Moe at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010

The world-class, award-winning musical Five Guys Named Moe will open at McEwan Hall on 4 August 2010, starring The Wire's Clarke Peters as Nomax and directed by Paulette Randall. With choreography by original cast member and Olivier nominee Paul J Medford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leon's True Colors Theater Co.'s August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters presented the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). The finals featured performances of monologues from August Wilson's Century Cycle by twelve regional finalists from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York. The evening also included performances by Blues musician Guy Davis (Finian's Rainbow), Chris Chalk (Fences), LaTanya Richardson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone), Keith Randolph Smith (Fences, King Hedley II), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Gem of the Ocean, Tony Award winner for Seven Guitars). The competition was judged by celebrity judges playwright Regina Taylor (Crowns and Drowning Crow), costume designer Constanza Romero (Fences, Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson), and actors Russell Hornsby (Fences, Jitney), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, 'Forrest Gump,' '24') and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS Joins Hartford Stage's 2010-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2010

Kevin McKeon's Snow Falling on Cedars has just been announced as the sixth production of Hartford Stages's 2010-11 season. Cast and creative members will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Bougere, Jones et al. Lead Goodman's THE GOOD NEGRO, 5/1 - 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2010

Casting is complete for Goodman Theatre's Chicago-premiere production of Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro, directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith. Wilson and Smith have tapped nine actors to bring this historical drama to the Albert stage, including Karen Aldridge (Goodman's The Cook; Proof); Teagle F. Bougere (Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun; The Tempest); Tory O. Davis (Goodman's Magnolia); John Hoogenakker (Goodman's Rock 'n' Roll; Chicago Shakespeare's Othello); Billy Eugene Jones (Broadway's Passing Strange; Radio Golf); Nambi Kelley (Goodman's Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Victory Gardens' The Lost Boys of Sudan); Demetrios Troy (Northlight's Awake and Sing; Chicago Shakespeare's Richard III); Dan Waller (Goodman's Ghostwritten; Talking Pictures) and Mick Weber (Goodman's Rock 'n' Roll; Chicago Theatre's Shear Madness). The production will run from May 1 - June 6, 2010. (more...)

DCTC Set for MAMA HATED DIESELS, OTHELLO & MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2010

The Denver Center Theatre Company completes the 2009/2010 season with Mama Hated Diesels - a Denver Center World Premiere musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, an intimate setting of William Shakespeare's Othello and the winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award - Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarías. (more...)

Goodman's THE GOOD NEGRO Closes 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2010

Casting is complete for Goodman Theatre's Chicago-premiere production of Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro, directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith. Wilson and Smith have tapped nine actors to bring this historical drama to the Albert stage, including Karen Aldridge (Goodman's The Cook; Proof); Teagle F. Bougere (Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun; The Tempest); Tory O. Davis (Goodman's Magnolia); John Hoogenakker (Goodman's Rock 'n' Roll; Chicago Shakespeare's Othello); Billy Eugene Jones (Broadway's Passing Strange; Radio Golf); Nambi Kelley (Goodman's Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Victory Gardens' The Lost Boys of Sudan); Demetrios Troy (Northlight's Awake and Sing; Chicago Shakespeare's Richard III); Dan Waller (Goodman's Ghostwritten; Talking Pictures) and Mick Weber (Goodman's Rock 'n' Roll; Chicago Theatre's Shear Madness). The production will run from May 1 - June 6, 2010. (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Presents Southwest Premiere of 'Gem of the Ocean,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

Jubilee Theatre continues the 2009-2010 season with the Southwest premiere of the drama by August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean. Over the past 20 years, Wilson had staked a legitimate claim to the title of the nation's most important dramatist winning two Pulitzers and a Tony. Previews for the production will begin May 28, and the production officially opens on June 4. (more...)

Vereen, Rivera et al. Set for Hartford Stage in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Hartford Stage has announced a dynamic 2010-2011 season which includes Tony winners Ben Vereen and Chita Rivera in their SummerStage program. Both will be presenting back to back solo shows each with one week runs at the Roberts Theatre just outside of Hartford. Rivera will play there June 22 to 27 and Vereen July 6 to 11. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Clarke Peter's Leads FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Treatre Royal Stratford East 9/3-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is Produced by Underbelly Productions and Theatre Royal Stratford East, by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. It is A musical by Clarke Peters, Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits. The show will run at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 3 September - 2 October Press night: Tuesday 7 September 2010 at 7:30pm (more...)

Vereen, Rivera et al. Set for Hartford Stage in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Hartford Stage has announced a dynamic 2010-2011 season which includes Tony winners Ben Vereen and Chita Rivera in their SummerStage program. Both will be presenting back to back solo shows each with one week runs at the Roberts Theatre just outside of Hartford. Rivera will play there June 22 to 27 and Vereen July 6 to 11. (more...)

Osip Theatre Presents MISS LILLY GETS BONED Beginning 22 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Osip Theatre Presents MISS LILLY GETS BONED Beginning 22 June (more...)

PTC's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Closes 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Michael Grandage Wins 'Best Direction of a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Robert Kaplowitz Wins 'Best Sound Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Catherine Zuber Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2010 Tony Awards: Kevin Adams Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2010 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals Held At August Wilson Theater 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Leon's True Colors Co. & Jujamcyn Present August Wilson Monologue Competition, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters will present the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition National finals Monday, May 3 at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52nd Street). The finals will feature performances of monologues from August Wilson's Century Cycle by twelve regional finalists from Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New York. (more...)

DCTC Set for MAMA HATED DIESELS, OTHELLO & MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

The Denver Center Theatre Company completes the 2009/2010 season with Mama Hated Diesels - a Denver Center World Premiere musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, an intimate setting of William Shakespeare's Othello and the winner of the National Latino Playwriting Award - Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarías. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT Plays Amun Ra Theatre, 4//2 - 5/9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2010

Hot on the heels of the Nashville premiere of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Amun Ra Theatre shows no sign of slowing down its pace this season as it prepares to tackle Samuel Beckett's absurdist classic Waiting For Godot, directed by guest artist Robert Kiefer and starring a virtual 'who's who' of ART Ensemble members. Waiting For Godot, the second show in ART's 2010 'The Future Is Now Season,' opens April 22 and runs through May 9 at the Amun Ra Theatre Playhouse, 2508 Clifton Avenue. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS...' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work Today In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by Chris Gibson - Apr 16, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Presents August Wilson's WOMEN Mar 25-Apr 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre presents August Wilson's Women At The Nuyorican Poets Café (more...)

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