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Review - Joe Turner's Come And Gone:  Shine It OnReview - Joe Turner's Come And Gone: Shine It On
by Kristin Salaky - May 6, 2009

Forgive me if it has become too old a cliché, and perhaps even an unintentional racial stereotype, to point out the enrapturing musicality of language the late August Wilson displayed in his landmark decade-by-decade cycle of plays about African-American experiences in the 20th Century. That trait is especially evident in pieces set in the earlier decades (i.e. Gem of the Ocean, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and seems to decrease as the years go on, demonstrating an assimilation into the established (Eurocentric) culture of the country. (more...)

Broadway Blogs - Joe Turner's Come And Gone:  Shine It On and More...Broadway Blogs - Joe Turner's Come And Gone: Shine It On and More...
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, May 6, 2009. (more...)

Court Theater Presents Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON 5/5-6/7Court Theater Presents Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON 5/5-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Court Theatre concludes its 54th season with August Wilson's beloved classic The Piano Lesson, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle will run at Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Avenue, May 5 - June 7, 2009. The press opening is Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: NIGHT SKY At Baruch Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: NIGHT SKY At Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2009

NIGHT SKY, a play by Susan Yankowitz, will be presented Off-Broadway this spring with previews beginning May 22 prior to its official opening June 2 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Yankowitz's NIGHT SKY Previews Off-Broadway 5/22 At Baruch PACYankowitz's NIGHT SKY Previews Off-Broadway 5/22 At Baruch PAC
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2009

NIGHT SKY, a play by Susan Yankowitz about a brilliant astronomer who loses her ability to speak, will be presented Off-Broadway this spring with previews beginning May 22 prior to its official opening June 2 in the Rose Nagelberg Theatre at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan. (more...)

PURE CONFIDENCE Races Into 59E59 Theaters For The Americas Off Broadway Festival, Previews Begin 5/22PURE CONFIDENCE Races Into 59E59 Theaters For The Americas Off Broadway Festival, Previews Begin 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2009

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to welcome Tony Award-nominee Marion McClinton and Carlyle Brown, one of this country?s most prolific playwrights, to 59E59 Theaters and Americas Off Broadway. The NYC premiere of Mr. Brown?s playPure Confidence, directed by Mr. McClinton and from Minneapolis? Mixed Blood Theatre, begins previews on Friday, May 22 for a limited engagement through Friday, July 3. Opening Night is Wednesday, May 27 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday ? Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. There is an added matinee performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members). A 5-StarCard (one ticket to each show in the festival) is available for $100 ($85 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.59E59.org. (more...)

NIGHT SKY Previews Tonight 5/22 At Baruch PAC, Official Opening 6/2NIGHT SKY Previews Tonight 5/22 At Baruch PAC, Official Opening 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2009

NIGHT SKY, a play by Susan Yankowitz, will be presented Off-Broadway this spring with previews beginning May 22 prior to its official opening June 2 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan. (more...)

MEMPHIS Looks to Begin Previews at Bdwy's Shubert 9/23MEMPHIS Looks to Begin Previews at Bdwy's Shubert 9/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009

Variety reports that the Broadway-bound musical MEMPHIS has nabbed the Shubert Theater for its fall run, with a group sales announcement indicating the show will begin previews on September 23rd, 2009. The official announcement about a theatre location or for exact preview and opening dates has been made as of yet. (more...)

Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre 6/20-8/29 Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre 6/20-8/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2009

The Fountain Theatre continues its unique relationship with one of the world's greatest living playwrights, Athol Fugard, with the West Coast premiere of Coming Home. Stephen Sachs directs Matthew Elam, Deidrie Henry, Noah Murtadha, Thomas Silcott, Timothy Taylor and Adolphus Ward in Fugard's newest work, which opens June 20 and continues through August 29. Low-priced previews begin June 13. (more...)

THE ACCOMPLICES Comes To The Fountain Theater This AprilTHE ACCOMPLICES Comes To The Fountain Theater This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

This April, the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Fountain Theatre brings back last season's sold-out production of The Accomplices by former New York Times political reporter Bernard Weinraub. The true story of firebrand Peter Bergson, who shook up the U.S. State Department and the American Jewish establishment in his fight to rescue European Jews from the Nazis, is back with Steven Schub heading the cast ('a dynamic, impassioned portrayal' - Buzzine) and director Deborah LaVine at the helm ('Lavine skillfully melds a fine cast into a gripping production' - LA Weekly). (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel 'Spins' on SPIDER-MAN, Carney Set to Play Webslinger?RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel 'Spins' on SPIDER-MAN, Carney Set to Play Webslinger?
by Rialto Chatter - Mar 27, 2009

It became official when, SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark, was announced to open on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street (preview performances will begin Saturday, January 16, 2010). Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy Award-winning Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics, SPIDER-MAN will be written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. Well 'True Believers', since that official statement, the 'webslinging' work has heated up, and the creative process is in full 'swing' (forgive us the pun, but c'mon...). (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Spidey's 'Web Side Story' Sneak PeekRIALTO CHATTER: Spidey's 'Web Side Story' Sneak Peek
by Rialto Chatter - Mar 26, 2009

It became official when, SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark, was announced to open on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street (preview performances will begin Saturday, January 16, 2010). Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy Award-winning Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics, SPIDER-MAN will be written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. Well 'True Believers', since that official statement, the 'webslinging' work has heated up, and the creative process is in full 'swing' (forgive us the pun, but c'mon...). (more...)

Goodman Theater's MAGNOLIA Opens 3/23Goodman Theater's MAGNOLIA Opens 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Magnolia, Artistic Associate ReGina Taylor's world premiere about possibility in the face of seismic social change, takes root at the Goodman with an official opening tonight, March 23rd, Magnolia runs through April 19, 2009. (more...)

Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51 Comes To The Fountain 3/21Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51 Comes To The Fountain 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of the original drama about scientific intrigue and competition - and a woman's life in a man's world. Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler opens on March 21 at The Fountain Theatre for a seven-week run through May 3. (more...)

CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will restart its summer theatre, the Nutmeg Summer Series, by presenting the hit musical show Crowns June 11 - 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. Tickets go on sale March 30. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that it will present a new production of August Wilson's award-winning play Joe Turner's Come And Gone, to be directed by Bartlett Sher this spring , while its production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Hudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' CastingHudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Marsha Stephanie Blake, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cummings, Aunjanue Ellis, Danai Gurira, Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Amari Rose Leigh and Roger Robinson will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of August Wilson's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, to be directed by Bartlett Sher. The production, which will be presented on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street) while LCT's award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, begins performances Thursday, March 19 at 8pm and opens on Thursday, April 16 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that it will present a new production of August Wilson's award-winning play Joe Turner's Come And Gone, to be directed by Bartlett Sher this spring , while its production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Hudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' CastingHudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Marsha Stephanie Blake, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cummings, Aunjanue Ellis, Danai Gurira, Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Amari Rose Leigh and Roger Robinson will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of August Wilson's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, to be directed by Bartlett Sher. The production, which will be presented on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street) while LCT's award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, begins performances Thursday, March 19 at 8pm and opens on Thursday, April 16 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that it will present a new production of August Wilson's award-winning play Joe Turner's Come And Gone, to be directed by Bartlett Sher this spring , while its production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Hudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' CastingHudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Marsha Stephanie Blake, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cummings, Aunjanue Ellis, Danai Gurira, Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Amari Rose Leigh and Roger Robinson will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of August Wilson's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, to be directed by Bartlett Sher. The production, which will be presented on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street) while LCT's award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, begins performances Thursday, March 19 at 8pm and opens on Thursday, April 16 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Parton, Kaye & Glover Among LADCC Award WinnersParton, Kaye & Glover Among LADCC Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2008. The 40th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place Monday, March 16 at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and was co-hosted by Vicki Lewis and Wenzel Jones. (more...)

Fountain Theatre Wins 4 LA Drama Critics Circle AwardsFountain Theatre Wins 4 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

Fountain Theatre wins at the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Magnolia, Artistic Associate Regina Taylor's world premiere about possibility in the face of seismic social change, takes root at the Goodman this spring, March 14 - April 19, 2009. Directing for the first time at the Goodman, Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro helms a cast of 12 led by Academy Award nominee Annette O'Toole (Smallville, A Mighty Wind, 48 Hours) and Tony Award nominee John Earl Jelks (August Wilson's Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean) in the leading roles of Lily and Thomas. Tickets to Magnolia are $25 - $70. A complete performance schedule including dates, times and ticket prices appears at the end of this release. Target is the lead Corporate Sponsor Partner of Magnolia and Lead Diversity Night Sponsor. (more...)

Fountain Presents West Coast Premiere of PHOTOGRAPH 51 Starting 3/14Fountain Presents West Coast Premiere of PHOTOGRAPH 51 Starting 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Simon Levy directs the West Coast premiere of the original drama about scientific intrigue and competition - and a woman's life in a man's world. Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler opens on March 21 at The Fountain Theatre for a seven-week run through May 3. Low-priced previews begin March 14. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshops Presents THINGS OF DRY HOURS 6/8-6/28New York Theatre Workshops Presents THINGS OF DRY HOURS 6/8-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that Things of Dry Hours, written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will begin performances Friday, May 22, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Opening night is scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm. The production will run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Stiles And Pullman To Spar In Mamet's OLEANNA On Broadway, Previews Begin 9/29Stiles And Pullman To Spar In Mamet's OLEANNA On Broadway, Previews Begin 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2009

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that OLEANNA, the provocative drama by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, will have its first-ever Broadway production as part of the 2009-2010 Broadway Season. Starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, the play is a gripping account of a power struggle between a male university professor and one of his female students. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Ends Broadway Run 6/28AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Ends Broadway Run 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

TRACY LETTS' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, winner of five 2008 Tony Awards, as well as the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, and currently starring Tony and Emmy award winner PHYLICIA RASHAD, will play its final performance on SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, 2009. It will have played 648 performances and 18 previews, surpassing The Heidi Chronicles, Master Class, The Real Thing, and Doubt, among many others, to become one of the longest running plays in Broadway history. (more...)

MEMPHIS To Play At The Shubert Theatre, Will Open On Broadway 10/19MEMPHIS To Play At The Shubert Theatre, Will Open On Broadway 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2009

MEMPHIS, an original Broadway musical, will open Monday, October 19, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (225 W. 44th Street) following critically-acclaimed and sold-out engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Previews begin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. (more...)

Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre 6/20-8/29 Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre 6/20-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2009

The Fountain Theatre continues its unique relationship with one of the world's greatest living playwrights, Athol Fugard, with the West Coast premiere of Coming Home. Stephen Sachs directs Matthew Elam, Deidrie Henry, Noah Murtadha, Thomas Silcott, Timothy Taylor and Adolphus Ward in Fugard's newest work, which opens June 20 and continues through August 29. Low-priced previews begin June 13. (more...)

Review - Phylicia Rashad & Marilyn Maye (Though Not Together)Review - Phylicia Rashad & Marilyn Maye (Though Not Together)
by Kristin Salaky - Jun 18, 2009

While the casting of Phylicia Rashad as the manipulative, pill-addicted matriarch of Oklahoma's abundantly dysfunctionAl Weston family in Tracy Letts' epic comedy/drama, August: Osage County may seem an odd choice for those who only know the actress from her television roles as the elegant Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show and... uh... Clair Huxtable II on Cosby, she might be considered a natural for the part by New York playgoers who have seen her rip up the stage as the anguished and dominating Bernarda Alba or have observed her communicating silent volumes as a symbol of African heritage in Gem of the Ocean. (more...)

Broadway Blog - Phylicia Rashad & Marilyn Maye (Though Not Together)Broadway Blog - Phylicia Rashad & Marilyn Maye (Though Not Together)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, June 18, 2009. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY To Close On Broadway Sunday June 28thAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY To Close On Broadway Sunday June 28th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

TRACY LETTS' AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, winner of five 2008 Tony Awards, as well as the 2008 Pulitzer Prize, and currently starring Tony and Emmy award winner PHYLICIA RASHAD, will play its final performance on SUNDAY, JUNE 28th, 2009. It will have played 648 performances and 18 previews, surpassing The Heidi Chronicles, Master Class, The Real Thing, and Doubt, among many others, to become one of the longest running plays in Broadway history. (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Lineup, Tix On Sale 7/14Jubilee Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Lineup, Tix On Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009

Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director Ed Smith announces the theatre's 2009-2010 season, a lineup that opens with the sole North American production this year of The Dance on Widow's Row by Samm-Art Williams. (more...)

CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21CRT Rstarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will restart its summer theatre, the Nutmeg Summer Series, by presenting the hit musical show Crowns June 11 - 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. Tickets go on sale March 30. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

CRT Restarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21 CRT Restarts Nutmeg Summer Series With CROWNS 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will restart its summer theatre, the Nutmeg Summer Series, by presenting the hit musical show Crowns June 11 - 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. (more...)

Blackwood, Griffiths and Sosanya Join Rashad And Jones In West End 'CAT', Previews Begin 11/21Blackwood, Griffiths and Sosanya Join Rashad And Jones In West End 'CAT', Previews Begin 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

Richard Blackwood, Derek Griffiths and Nina Sosanya will join the previously announced Sanaa Lathan, Adrian Lester, Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones in Debbie Allen's sell-out Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Produced by Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones for Front Row Productions, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will run at the Novello Theatre from 21 November to 10 April 2010, with press night on 1 December. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFFull Cast Announced For CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2009

Richard Blackwood joins the cast at the Novello (more...)

Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre Thru 8/29 Fugard's COMING HOME With Elam, Henry & More Plays Fountain Theatre Thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

The Fountain Theatre continues its unique relationship with one of the world's greatest living playwrights, Athol Fugard, with the West Coast premiere of Coming Home. Stephen Sachs directs Matthew Elam, Deidrie Henry, Noah Murtadha, Thomas Silcott, Timothy Taylor and Adolphus Ward in Fugard's newest work, which opened June 20 and continues through August 29. (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Lineup, Tix On Sale 7/14Jubilee Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Lineup, Tix On Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director Ed Smith announces the theatre's 2009-2010 season, a lineup that opens with the sole North American production this year of The Dance on Widow's Row by Samm-Art Williams. (more...)

NATHAN THE WISE Receives American Premiere, Starring Strathairn, At People's Light 9/16-10/11NATHAN THE WISE Receives American Premiere, Starring Strathairn, At People's Light 9/16-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2009

People's Light & Theatre Company kicks off their 35th Anniversary Season with the American Premiere of NATHAN THE WISE translated by Edward Kemp from the play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. NATHAN THE WISE runs from September 16 - October 11, 2009, on the Main Stage. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Announces One Day Sale $25 Tickets To FENCES and A LONG AND WINDING ROADHuntington Theatre Company Announces One Day Sale $25 Tickets To FENCES and A LONG AND WINDING ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company will offer $25 tickets to select performances of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winner Fences and to the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning pop icon Maureen McGovern's A Long and Winding Road at a special One Day Sale on Thursday, August 20. Tickets will be available online, by phone, and in person at the Boston University Theatre Box Office, located at 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston. (more...)

New Episode Of Working In Theater, 'CRAFTING WORLDS: THEATRICAL DESIGN' To Air 4/12New Episode Of Working In Theater, 'CRAFTING WORLDS: THEATRICAL DESIGN' To Air 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2009

The American Theatre Wing has announced its newest episode of the popular 'Working in the Theater' series: 'Crafting Worlds: Theatrical Design.' The episode features scenic designer David Gallo, sound designer John Gromada, costume designer Susan Hilferty and lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski. The program, moderated by Variety theater reporter Gordon Cox, will air on CUNY TV beginning Sunday, April 12, at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Announces Casting For THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, 4/24 - 6/21Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Announces Casting For THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, 4/24 - 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

The Tony Award® -winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ, has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's landmark trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays. Presented in two parts, the production will be presented with a single cast and performed in repertory in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. The Brother/Sister Plays is co-produced with New York's Public Theater. (more...)

FENCES, STICK FLY Set For Huntington Theater's 2009-2010 SeasonFENCES, STICK FLY Set For Huntington Theater's 2009-2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company announces today its 2009-2010 Season. The bold, diverse, and entertaining lineup includes the return of August Wilson's voice to his artistic home at the Huntington with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 'Fences.' It will be coupled with a spring production of Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond's groundbreaking new play 'Stick Fly,' uniting the great African-American voice of the Huntington and American theatre's past with a thrilling and incisive new voice. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshops Presents THINGS OF DRY HOURS 6/8-6/28New York Theatre Workshops Presents THINGS OF DRY HOURS 6/8-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that Things of Dry Hours, written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will begin performances Friday, May 22, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Opening night is scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm. The production will run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

PURE CONFIDENCE Races Into 59E59 Theaters For The Americas Off Broadway Festival, Previews Begin 5/22PURE CONFIDENCE Races Into 59E59 Theaters For The Americas Off Broadway Festival, Previews Begin 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2009

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to welcome Tony Award-nominee Marion McClinton and Carlyle Brown, one of this country?s most prolific playwrights, to 59E59 Theaters and Americas Off Broadway. The NYC premiere of Mr. Brown?s playPure Confidence, directed by Mr. McClinton and from Minneapolis? Mixed Blood Theatre, begins previews on Friday, May 22 for a limited engagement through Friday, July 3. Opening Night is Wednesday, May 27 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday ? Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. There is an added matinee performance on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 PM. The regular ticket price is $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members). A 5-StarCard (one ticket to each show in the festival) is available for $100 ($85 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.59E59.org. (more...)

Yankowitz's NIGHT SKY Previews Off-Broadway 5/22 At Baruch PACYankowitz's NIGHT SKY Previews Off-Broadway 5/22 At Baruch PAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009

NIGHT SKY, a play by Susan Yankowitz about a brilliant astronomer who loses her ability to speak, will be presented Off-Broadway this spring with previews beginning May 22 prior to its official opening June 2 in the Rose Nagelberg Theatre at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave.) in Manhattan. (more...)

NOT GOD Set For Luna Stage As Final Show In 08-09 Season, Previews 4/16-23NOT GOD Set For Luna Stage As Final Show In 08-09 Season, Previews 4/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

Luna Stage announces the final production of the 2008-2009 season - the World Premiere of Not God, a play in verse by Marc J. Straus. Previews are April 16-23, with the opening performances on April 24 and 25. The production runs through May 17, 2009. (more...)

Court Theater Presents Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON 5/5-6/7Court Theater Presents Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON 5/5-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

Court Theatre concludes its 54th season with August Wilson's beloved classic The Piano Lesson, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle will run at Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Avenue, May 5 - June 7, 2009. The press opening is Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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