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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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Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, THE 30 STEPS et al. Set for '10-'11 Season at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2010

Hartford Stage has announced its 2010 SummerStage season and has also released details on productions that will be performed during the company's 2010-2011 season. (more...)

DCTC Set for MAMA HATED DIESELS, OTHELLO & MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 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...)

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

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

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2009 Sally Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the recipients of the 2009 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards. As in the past, four leading individuals or organizations from Minnesota's arts community were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the state's cultural life. (more...)

Huntington Theatre's STICK FLY Extended Thru March 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American stories - with Stick Fly, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R Diamond's smart, moving, and funny portrait of a complex African-American family. (more...)

Bougere, Jones et al. Lead Goodman's THE GOOD NEGRO, 5/1 - 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 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...)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Presents August Wilson's WOMEN Mar 25-Apr 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

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

PICT Announces Casting for 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre has assembled a team of more than 100 world-class artists, including Canadian legends Richard McMillan, Michael Hanrahan, Simon Bradbury and Michael Ball, and Irish legend Alan Stanford. Top-notch local favorites gracing the PICT stage this season include Martin Giles, Larry John Meyers, Joel Ripka, David Whalen, Daina Michelle Griffith, and making his PICT debut, Daniel Krell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Bridge Project, In Conversation
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 7, 2010

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theatre and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes will again direct a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences. (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Presents WHEN TANG MET LAIKA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

A Denver Center Commissioned World Premiere When Tang Met Laika by Rogelio Martinez Directed by Terrence J. Nolen January 22 - February 27, 2010 (Opening Thursday, January 28) The Space Theatre (more...)

Viola Davis to Co-Star w/ Denzel Washington in FENCES; Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

Two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star in the first Broadway revival of FENCES, the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by August Wilson. The production will also star Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis. FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, will open on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The strictly limited 14 week engagement will begin previews on April 14. (more...)

August Wilson's FENCES Plays South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage, 1/22-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, comes to South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage January 22 through February 21. (more...)

Adelaja, Ajala, Fadipe & More Join Cast Of RUINED at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2010

Indhu Rubasingham will direct Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning Ruined, previewing at the Almeida from 15 April, with press night on 22 April and booking until 5 June 2010. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STICK FLY at Arena Stage
by Charles Shubow - Jan 26, 2010

A Play That Proves That Father Does Not ALWAYS Know Best (more...)

Memorial Service Held to Celebrate the Life and Accomplishments of Ben Bradley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2010

The Fountain Theatre will host a memorial service to honor the life and accomplishments of Bennett (Ben) Bradley on Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Barnsdall Art Park. (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Presents WHEN TANG MET LAIKA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010

A Denver Center Commissioned World Premiere When Tang Met Laika by Rogelio Martinez Directed by Terrence J. Nolen January 22 - February 27, 2010 (Opening Thursday, January 28) The Space Theatre (more...)

August Wilson's FENCES Plays South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage, 1/22-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, comes to South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage January 22 through February 21. (more...)

Athol Fugard's COMING HOME Opens at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

In January, South Africa's master dramatist comes back to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with his latest show: Coming Home. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Presents STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2010

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American stories - with Stick Fly, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R Diamond's smart, moving, and funny portrait of a complex African-American family. (more...)

Athol Fugard's COMING HOME Comes To Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Previews 1/15/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2010

In January, South Africa's master dramatist comes back to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with his latest show: Coming Home. (more...)

Segal, Orsekes, Cummings et al. Complete Cast for Broadway's THE MIRACLE WORKER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

Producers David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein and Randall Wreghitt have announced that Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz complete the cast of the first revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER as the Tony Award® winning play celebrates its 50th Anniversary of opening on Broadway. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Denzel Washington Regrets Passing on 'Seven'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

Two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, who is set to appear in August Wilson's FENCES this spring, expressed some lingering regret in turning down the Brad Pitt role in the 1995 thriller SEVEN. Washington told Entertainment Weekly, 'The only film that was sort of dark that I'd turned down was SEVEN. They offered me the Brad Pitt part, but I was like, 'This is so dark & evil.' Then when I saw the movie, I was like, 'Oh Shoot.' (more...)

Bridge Project's AS YOU LIKE IT Changes Opening Date To 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

The Bridge Project's production of AS YOU LIKE IT directed by Sam Mendes will now officially open on Tuesday, January 26. (more...)

Memorial Service Held to Celebrate the Life and Accomplishments of Ben Bradley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

The Fountain Theatre will host a memorial service to honor the life and accomplishments of Bennett (Ben) Bradley on Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Barnsdall Art Park. (more...)

THE BRIDGE PROJECT'S Camargo & Rylance Featured In The NY Times
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

Season Two of The Bridge Project begins tomorrow, January 12, with a new production of AS YOU LIKE IT at the BAM Harvey Theatre, directed by Sam Mendes. Company members - and husband & wife - Christian Camargo & Juliet Rylance play opposite each other as Orlando & Rosalind. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Cast For STICKFLY, Runs 1/1-2/7/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2010

Full casting is set for the upcoming Arena Stage production Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond (The Bluest Eye and The Gift Horse). (more...)

Arena Stage Presents STICK FLY 1/1-2/7/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2010

Arena Stage presents Stick Fly, a thought-provoking comedy that explores the role of race and privilege in the African-American social aristocracy. (more...)

STICKFLY Closes at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2010

STICKFLY will close on February 7 at Arena Stage. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces Cast For A TRUE HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

Rehearsals begin this week for Goodman Theatre's world premiere of A True History of the Johnstown Flood by Rebecca Gilman, whose work was most recently included in Time magazine's 'Best Theatre Productions of the Decade.' Commissioned by the Goodman and directed by Robert Falls, A True History of the Johnstown Flood runs March 13 - April 18, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale this Friday, February 5 at GoodmanTheatre.org. (more...)

Denver Center Theatre Company Presents WHEN TANG MET LAIKA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2010

A Denver Center Commissioned World Premiere When Tang Met Laika by Rogelio Martinez Directed by Terrence J. Nolen January 22 - February 27, 2010 (Opening Thursday, January 28) The Space Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Goodman Theater's A TRUE HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Rehearsals began the first week of February for Goodman Theatre's world premiere of A True History of the Johnstown Flood by Rebecca Gilman, whose work was most recently included in Time magazine's 'Best Theatre Productions of the Decade.' Commissioned by the Goodman and directed by Robert Falls, A True History of the Johnstown Flood runs March 13 – April 18, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. (more...)

THE BRIDGE PROJECT'S Camargo & Rylance Featured In The New Yorker
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

The New Yorker has featured an article about The Bridge Project's Juliet Rylance and Christian Camargo called 'Talk of The Town'- Alls Well. The article was written by Rebecca Mead and begins (more...)

August Wilson's FENCES Plays Final Show at South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, will play its final show on February 21. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Presents STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American stories - with Stick Fly, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R Diamond's smart, moving, and funny portrait of a complex African-American family. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Announces Opening of BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE, 12/3-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Black Nativity: A Season for Change, by T. Mychael Rambo and Lou Bellamy, directed by Dominic Taylor, with musical direction by Sanford Moore on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The production will run December 3 - December 27, 2009. (more...)

Public Extends BROTHER/SISTER Plays Thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2009

Following enthusiastic reviews, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will extend THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau and Robert O'Hara, through Sunday, December 20. THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS began previews October 21 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 13. (more...)

'Black Nativity' runs at Lipscomb's Shamblin Theatre 12-18 through 12-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2009

Amun Ra Theatre's jeff obafemi carr came off the roof and hit the ground running, with the fifth anniversary production of the company's Black Nativity by Langston Hughes as the first offering in the 2010 season. Black Nativity will feature the children of the Amun Ra Performing Arts Academy, alongside some of the stars of previous Black Nativity productions of the past five years. Black Nativity runs December 18-20 at the Shamblin Theatre on the campus of David Lipscomb University. This marks the first year the show will be produced on the Lipscomb campus, and the university is a major sponsor of the event. Lipscomb staff and students will have the opportunity to work with ART's professional crew, which includes nationally recognized lighting designer Scott Leathers. (more...)

NOT BLACK AND WHITE Season Of Plays Presented At The Tricycle Theatre Closes December 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2009

Not Black and White is a three month season of plays to be presented by the Tricycle Theatre examining life and social issues in 21st Century London from the perspective of three leading black contemporary playwrights. Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje will tackle the prison system, the mayoralty and immigration respectively in the Not Black and White season which runs from 8 October to 19 December 2009. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Celebrates 20 Years, Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Fresh from receiving six 2009 Ovation Award nominations (including two for Best Production of a Play and one for Best Overall Season), the multiple award-winning Fountain Theatre celebrates 20 years of excellence with an exciting 2010/2011 season of premieres. (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...)

Jennings, Topol et al. Join Pacino and More in Shakespeare in the Park, 6/9 - 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

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

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...)

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...)

Vereen, Rivera et al. Set for Hartford Stage in 2010-2011 Season
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 1, 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...)

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