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An Interview with Trinity Rep's Curt ColumbusAn Interview with Trinity Rep's Curt Columbus
by Randy Rice - Sep 11, 2006

Curt Columbus is the new Artistic Director of Trinity Repertory Company. On September 20, 2006 he will have his first opening night of his first show at Trinity, He is directing Anton Chekhov's 'Cherry Orchard', which he also translated. (more...)

Errico & Henderson Discuss Belasco Ghost on Nov. 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2006

Melissa Errico and Stephen McKinley Henderson will appear on the Sci-Fi Channel's 'Sci-Fi Investigates the Afterlife' on Wednesday, November 1st at 10pm ET. (more...)

The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!
by Chicago News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

Set in the present-day DRC, Ruined is the captivating story of Mama Nadi (Ekulona), the owner of a canteen who serves up everything from a cold beer and a warm meal-to the company of a woman. Through the eyes of this savvy businesswoman who both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds, Nottage captures the constantly shifting allegiances and tragic absurdity that marks the civil war in the DRC. Ruined, rendered with Nottage's trademark humanity, clarity and surprising humor, gives a glimpse of a country that has suffered immeasurable losses since the beginning of this war that has raged for more than a decade. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Launches World Premiere of RUINED 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Chicago's Goodman Theatre opens its 'Strong Women, Strong Voices' Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's RUINED, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Launches World Premiere of RUINED 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2008

Chicago's Goodman Theatre opens its 'Strong Women, Strong Voices' Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's RUINED, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. (more...)

Hairspray's Chester Gregory hits the Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2004

Join Hairspray's Chester Gregory for a birthday bash that will give you better than cake: a night of his original songs that fuse R&B and soul with lyrics CDBaby.com dubs 'poetically poignant and captivating.' (more...)

Rent's Tracie Thoms Joins the Cast of Cold Case on CBS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2005

Tracie Thoms, who plays Joanne in the Rent film, has joined the cast of the CBS crime drama Cold Case (more...)

The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!The World Premiere of Ruined at Goodman Theatre!
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 13, 2008

Set in the present-day DRC, Ruined is the captivating story of Mama Nadi (Ekulona), the owner of a canteen who serves up everything from a cold beer and a warm meal-to the company of a woman. Through the eyes of this savvy businesswoman who both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds, Nottage captures the constantly shifting allegiances and tragic absurdity that marks the civil war in the DRC. Ruined, rendered with Nottage's trademark humanity, clarity and surprising humor, gives a glimpse of a country that has suffered immeasurable losses since the beginning of this war that has raged for more than a decade. (more...)

'Ruined' By Lynn Nottage at Goodman Theatre'Ruined' By Lynn Nottage at Goodman Theatre
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 12, 2008

Goodman Theatre opens its "Strong Women, Strong Voices" Owen Theatre Series with the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's Ruined, directed by Kate Whoriskey and co-produced with Manhattan Theatre Club. Commissioned by the Goodman and first seen in the 2007 New Stages Series, Ruined was developed through Nottage and Whoriskey's pilgrimage to Uganda-where countless interviews and interactions resulted in a portrait of the lives of the women and girls caught in the devastating armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Leading the Goodman's cast in the role of Mama Nadi is Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Well on Broadway; Righteous Kill), who previously collaborated with Nottage and Whoriskey on the world premiere of Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons. Ruined begins performances on November 8 (opening night is November 17) and runs through December 7. Tickets are $10 - $39. Ruined begins performances at Manhattan Theatre Club on January 21, 2009. (more...)

Williams, Hoffman, Etc. to Play 'Celebrity Charades,' 11/13Williams, Hoffman, Etc. to Play 'Celebrity Charades,' 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2006

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Julianna Marguiles, Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Rachel Dratch and more will take part in LAByrinth's Celebrity Charades on November 13th (more...)

Newest Edition of 'Working In Theatre' On CUNY TV 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

The newest edition of the American Theatre Wing's 'Working in the Theatre' will feature 'Demystifying the Classics' on CUNY TV on Sunday, May 11 at 5 p.m. The program will repeat on Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Tracie Thoms and Lucy Simon Set for 6/18 'New Voices'
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2007

The third season of the acclaimed Monday Nights, New Voices series continues June 18 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

'The Good Negro' Begins Performances at The Public 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2008

The Public Theater will begin performances for THE GOOD NEGRO, the fifth play of the inaugural PUBLIC LAB initiative. (more...)

Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Crowns is back in town, and with direction and choreography by Kenneth Lee Roberson (Broadway's Avenue Q, Arena's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and musical direction by Grammy nominee e'Marcus Harper, this soulful musical will be bigger than ever in the Lincoln Theatre. Arena favorites Marva Hicks (The Women of Brewster Place) and E. Faye Butler (Dinah Was, Ain't Misbehavin') are joined by NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway's The Color Purple), Mary Millben, Kara Tameika Watkins, Phillip Boykin and Zurin Villanueva. Howard University student Villanueva was discovered in Arena's January 'Finding Yolanda' one-day casting search, and this production marks her debut professional performance. (more...)

MEMPHIS to Open on Broadway Fall 2009MEMPHIS to Open on Broadway Fall 2009
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2009

It was announced today that MEMPHIS, a new musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 50s which recently played a critically acclaimed and sold-out engagement at Seattle?s 5th Avenue Theatre, is aiming to open on Broadway in the fall of 2009. Based on a concept by George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce & film: My Dinner With Andre), MEMPHIS features a book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), and music & lyrics by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, in his Broadway debut. The new musical is directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). (more...)

EYES ON CHICAGO Competition Of 'Cell Short takes' Accepting Submissions EYES ON CHICAGO Competition Of 'Cell Short takes' Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

In conjunction with her Goodman Theatre world-premiere production of Magnolia, playwright Regina Taylor announces Eyes on Chicago, a competition of 'cell short takes'-films that are 5-10 minutes in length and filmed entirely on cell phone cameras-for Chicago students aged 15-30. Cell short takes should address one of three questions: 'How are you, as a Chicagoan, affected by the numerous changes, good and bad, America is currently facing? (more...)

Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27Restaged & Redesigned CROWNS Comes To Arena Stage 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Crowns is back in town, and with direction and choreography by Kenneth Lee Roberson (Broadway's Avenue Q, Arena's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and musical direction by Grammy nominee e'Marcus Harper, this soulful musical will be bigger than ever in the Lincoln Theatre. Arena favorites Marva Hicks (The Women of Brewster Place) and E. Faye Butler (Dinah Was, Ain't Misbehavin') are joined by NaTasha Yvette Williams (Broadway's The Color Purple), Mary Millben, Kara Tameika Watkins, Phillip Boykin and Zurin Villanueva. Howard University student Villanueva was discovered in Arena's January 'Finding Yolanda' one-day casting search, and this production marks her debut professional performance. (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...)

King Hedley Extends at Signature Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2007

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Kathryn M. Lipuma, Executive Director) announced today that it would extend August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II one additional week since the originally scheduled run has been sold-out for weeks. (more...)

Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Goodman Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Regina Taylor's newest work, Magnolia, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Magnolia runs March 14 - April 19, 2009, in the Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - 75. Target is the lead Corporate Sponsor Partner. (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...)

ON GOLDEN POND Nominated for 4 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2005

It was announced today that the upcoming Broadway production of ON GOLDEN POND, starring the legendary James Earl Jones and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams, has been nominated for 4 Helen Hayes Awards, the prestigious awards that pay tribute to excellence in professional theater in Washington, DC. The production premiered last Fall at The Kennedy Center. (more...)

Taye Diggs and Anthony Mackie to Star in A Soldier's Story This FallTaye Diggs and Anthony Mackie to Star in A Soldier's Story This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2005

Variety reports the pair will headline the revival at Second Stage this fall. (more...)

'New Voices,' with Thoms and Simon, Set for June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2007

The third season of the acclaimed Monday Nights, New Voices series continues June 18 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre (more...)

Baron Vaughn's Solo Show at Midtown Fest, July 27-Aug. 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2005

Baron Vaughn's solo show Actor. Comedian. Negro will be performed as part of the Sixth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival from July 27th to August 7th (more...)

Tracie Thoms to Join RENT Starting 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2008

Tracie Thoms, who played Joanne in the 2005 'Rent' film, will join the Broadway production of RENT. (more...)

Richard Chamberlain to Star in Tour of On Golden Pond Beginning September 2006Richard Chamberlain to Star in Tour of On Golden Pond Beginning September 2006
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2005

The tour of the two-time 2005 Tony Award-nominated production will launch September 2006. (more...)

Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19Goodman Theater Presents 'MAGNOLIA,' Running 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Goodman Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Regina Taylor's newest work, Magnolia, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Magnolia runs March 14 - April 19, 2009, in the Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - 75. Target is the lead Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Casting for King Hedley II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2007

Casting has been announced for Signature Theatre Company's upcoming production of August Wilson's King Hedley II. (more...)

DVR ALERT: Tracie Thoms Guests on CBS LATE LATE SHOW 1/5DVR ALERT: Tracie Thoms Guests on CBS LATE LATE SHOW 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2009

RENT and Cold Case star Tracie Thoms will make her late night tv guesting debut on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday Jan. 5th (Early Tuesday) 12:30am (EST). (more...)

King Hedley II Sells Out Entire Run at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2007

Signature Theatre Company's upcoming production of King Hedley II is sold out. (more...)

Tracie Thoms and Christopher Fitzgerald Land TV PilotsTracie Thoms and Christopher Fitzgerald Land TV Pilots
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 1, 2001

New TV booking announcements have been made for Tracie Thoms and Christopher Fitzerald. (more...)

Truvillion, Genet, And Gupton Join The Cast Of INKED BABY Truvillion, Genet, And Gupton Join The Cast Of INKED BABY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced additional casting and complete details for the World Premiere of INKED BABY, a new play by 2007 Susan Smith Blackburn nominee Christina Anderson in her Off-Broadway playwriting debut. Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons, the current Ruined at MTC), the production will begin previews on Thursday, March 5, 2009 with an Opening Night set for Monday, March 23 at 7PM. The limited engagement will run through Sunday, April 5 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Box Office for On Golden Pond Opens Monday 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2005

The box office at The Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) will open on Monday, February 28 at 10AM for the new production of the beloved play ON GOLDEN POND starring two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee James Earl Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, King Hedley II). (more...)

Woodard, Allen and French Honored by CTH, Feb. 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2006

On February 27th, Alfre Woodard, Billie Allen and Arthur French will be honored with awards at the Classical Theatre of Harlem's annual benefit (more...)

Adam Pascal & Tracie Thoms Set for Baltimore Benefit, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2007

Adam Pascal and Tracie Thoms, who played Roger and Joanne respectively in the film version of Rent, will perform at Baltimore's Centerstage on May 12th, as part of the theatre's Annual Benefit Gala. (more...)

MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19MAGNOLIA Takes Root At Goodman Theater 3/14-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 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...)

On Golden Pond Tickets Go On Sale February 17, Box Office Opens February 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2005

Tickets for the new production of the beloved play ON GOLDEN POND starring two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee James Earl Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, King Hedley II) will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, February 17 at 10AM. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TARZAN, The Broadway MusicalFull Casting Announced for TARZAN, The Broadway Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2005

The production will star Josh Strickland as Tarzan, Jenn Gambatese as Jane, Merle Dandridge as Kala, Shuler Hensley as Kerchak, Chester Gregory II as Terk, Timothy Jerome as Professor Porter and Donnie Keshawarz as Clayton. Daniel Manche and Alex Rutherford will alternate in the role of Young Tarzan. (more...)

Roundabout's world premiere of Belber's "McReele" to star Anthony Mackie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2004

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce that Anthony Mackie will star in the world premiere of Stephen Belber's McReele, staged by Tony Award© nominated director Doug Hughes (Doubt). McReele begins previews in January 2005 at the Laura Pels Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre; 111 West 46th Street) and officially opens on Thursday, February 17, 2005. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, April 24th. (more...)

Hayley Mills Joins Richard Chamberlain in On Golden Pond Tour, Begins September 2006 in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2005

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that Academy Award-winning film and stage star Hayley Mills will join legendary star Richard Chamberlain to headline the upcoming National Tour of the beloved play ON GOLDEN POND. The 30-week tour of the two-time 2005 Tony Award-nominated production will launch September 5, 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas at Bass Performance Hall. A complete list of touring cities and venues will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Testa, Burgess, Fleshler, LeFevre, Ortlieb, Rosen & More Join GUYS & DOLLS CastTesta, Burgess, Fleshler, LeFevre, Ortlieb, Rosen & More Join GUYS & DOLLS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2008

Producer Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and co-producers Tulchin/Bartner/Jenkins, Bill Kenwright, Northwater Entertainment, Darren Bagert, and Tom Gregory announced the complete cast and design team for the new Broadway production of the greatest musical comedy GUYS AND DOLLS. The first joint Broadway project by two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo since their collaboration on the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys, GUYS AND DOLLS will begin previews on February 3, 2009 at Broadway's newly refurbished Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Opening Night is March 1, 2009. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Star in WOOD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2008

Producers Emily Miller and New York Theatre Barn have announced that Tony Award-Winner Cady Huffman (The Producers, The Will Rogers Follies) will star in WOOD, which is an official selection of the upcoming 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

Tracie Thoms: RENT's 'Dream Girl'Tracie Thoms: RENT's 'Dream Girl'
by Eddie Varley - Aug 17, 2008

If Tracie Thoms' life was written as an old fashioned Broadway musical it would go something like this, 'Girl wants role, girl doesn't get role, girl REALLY wants role, girl finally gets role and then girl REALLY gets role…again.' Sound complicated? Not so much. BroadwayWorld caught up with her and we spoke at length about her thrilling and inspiring 'Quest for Joanne'. (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...)

Public Theater Announces Casting For Lab Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Mara Manus) announced casting and creative team today for THE GOOD NEGRO, the fifth play of the inaugural PUBLIC LAB initiative. (more...)

HAPPINESS' Stroman, Weidman, Frankel, Korie Appear In LCT's Platform Series 5/6HAPPINESS' Stroman, Weidman, Frankel, Korie Appear In LCT's Platform Series 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 2008-2009 season with two upcoming events. On Wednesday, May 6, Susan Stroman, John Weidman, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie will discuss their new musical HAPPINESS which is currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Pinkins And Thoms Head Up And Her Hair Went With Her
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2008

Tonya Pinkins and Tracie Thoms star in the Los Angeles production of The Fountain Theatre's And Her Hair Went With Her by Zina Camblin and directed by Diane Rodriguez (more...)

Pinkins and Thoms To Star In 'And Her Hair Went With Her'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2008

Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change) and Tracie Thoms (Broadway's Drowning Crow, TV's Cold Case) star in And Her Hair Went With Her, a tour de-force for two actors by Zina Camblin. (more...)

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