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Blues diva Ma Rainey and her band have come to a Chicago studio to cut a record, but their artistic differences nearly stop the session before it starts. Full of unforgettable characters and the raw power of the blues, this 1920s installment of Wilson's groundbreaking cycle of plays confronts the issues of race, fame, and generational divides through the rhythms of the African-American South.



August Wilson (1945-2005) The most-produced African-American playwright of all time, August Wilson was a self-taught writer whose distinctive style combined poeticism and everyday slang. The plays of his remarkable Pittsburgh Cycle chronicled the black experience in America in every decade of the 20thcentury, winning two Pulitzer Prizes and redefining African-American storytelling for a generation of theatergoers.


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MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Opens 9/3 at Shadow Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2009

Shadow Theatre Company, under Executive Artistic Director Keith L. Hatten announce the opening of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson, which will be directed by Hugo Jon Sayles. Performances will run September 3 - October 17, 2009. (more...)

Delroy Lindo to Direct Joe Turner's Come & Gone at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

Renowned actor Delroy Lindo returns to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with the play that netted him a nomination for the Tony Award - but this time, he's in the director's chair. (more...)

August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' Opens at Fountain Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

'Gem of the Ocean' opens on October 11, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through November 16. Previews are scheduled October 3 through 10. Tickets are $25.00 on Thursdays and Fridays and $28.00 on Saturdays and Sundays, except opening night (October 11), which is $30.00 and previews which are $15.00. On Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $18.00 and seniors $23.00. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents August Wilson's'Radio Golf'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2008

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, proudly presents the regional premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's final masterpiece RADIO GOLF to the Bay Area. The last of Wilson's ten play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, this hustling comedy-drama set in the 1990's tells the story of an Ivy League-educated lawyer seeking to redevelop a rundown area of a Pittsburgh neighborhood while preparing his campaign to become the city's first black mayor. A brilliant and bittersweet look at the forces of change in a neighborhood and a people caught between history and the looming 21st century, RADIO GOLF captures the essence of alienation and assimilation occurring throughout America. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Opens 9/3 at Shadow Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

Shadow Theatre Company, under Executive Artistic Director Keith L. Hatten announce the opening of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson, which will be directed by Hugo Jon Sayles. Performances will run September 3 - October 17, 2009. (more...)

'THE DEVIL'S MUSIC' Opens at New Brunswick Playhouse 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2008

Angelo Parra's The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith will be performed at the New Brunswick Playhouse, running March 3?29. Miche Braden, who portrayed Bessie Smith in the previous productions of the play, will recreate the title role once more. (more...)

Review - 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...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM And BLUES FROM AN ALABAMA SKY Part Of Shadow Theatre Company's 2009/10 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Bucking the trend toward more modest offerings, Shadow Theatre Company expands its programming and offers six shows for its 2009-10 season. Celebrating its one-year anniversary in its new state-of-the-art facility in the East End Arts District in Aurora, Shadow Artistic Director Jeffrey Nickelson notes, 'One group that is under-represented in American theatre is women-especially African American woman; which is why our upcoming season celebrates women and is entitled 'Celebrating Women, Mothers and Daughters.' Women's work, energy, thought, and spirit help build the world we live in today, and each scheduled show demonstrates the strength and beauty of womanhood.' Nickelson goes on, 'Funding for Shadow and all arts institutions have declined over the past year but we have faith that this exciting season will bring people out to the theatre. In tough times, we celebrate tough women-because their devotion to goodness and community is what will bring us through the current crisis.' (more...)

GOLDEN AGE, HUMOR ABUSE & More Set For PTC 2009-2010 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces its 2009-2010 mainstage season, highlighted by a world premiere by Terrence McNally, a Tony Award-winning musical and a pre-Broadway production. Expanding to a five-play series, the season features the world premiere of Terrence McNally's Golden Age, the six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel, Lorenzo Pisoni's multi-award winner Humor Abuse, August Wilson's first major play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the dark comedy thriller Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, and a special summer comedy revue, City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!, co-produced with Chicago's The Second City. (more...)

Blake, Coleman, Ellis & More Cast In JOE TURNER Opens 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 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...)

National Black Theatre Festival Honors Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director Ed Smith 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2009

This year, the prestigious National Black Theatre Festival? will honor Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director Ed Smith with the festival's first annual Lloyd Richards' Director's Award. Smith is receiving this award because of his significant contributions to black theatre and American theatre in general. The festival will be held from August 3 through 8, 2009 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The theme for this year's festival remains the same as the past ten festivals: An International Celebration and Reunion of Spirit. Mr. Smith will be presented with the award at the Opening Night Gala Awards Banquet, which will be held on Monday, August 3. (more...)

Matrix Theater Company Returns With STICK FLY 4/4-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

An upper class African American family wrestles with parental expectations, sibling rivalry, and issues of class and race. Following a two-year hiatus, Joseph Stern's multiple award-winning Matrix Theatre Company returns with the West Coast premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, an important new play from one of America's freshest and most dynamic voices. Shirley Jo Finney directs Chris Butler, Avery Clyde, Tinashe Kajese, Terrell Tilford, John Wesley and Michole Briana White at The Matrix Theatre, April 4 through May 31, with previews beginning March 26. (more...)

Goldberg, Busch, Lypsinka & Batt Bring Kirkwood's LEGENDS! to Life in One Night Only Benefit Reading 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Friends In Deed will present a legendary trio as Charles Busch, Whoopi Goldberg and Lypsinka star in the first-ever New York presentation of the infamous Broadway-play-that-wasn't, LEGENDS!. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Kirkwood (A Chorus Line), the play will be presented in a special One Night Only staged reading benefit on Monday evening, March 23 at 8PM at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

CRT 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...)

Hudson, 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...)

Hudson, 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...)

Hudson, 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...)

Dutton, Acosta Star In DEATH OF A SALESMAN 4/24-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2009

Rehearsals begin today in New Haven for the Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) production of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece DEATH OF A SALESMAN, featuring three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Charles S. Dutton as Willy Loman, and directed by James Bundy. Performances begin April 24 and continue through May 23 only at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, April 30. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Runs 9/17-10/18 At Court Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2009

Court Theatre opens its 55th season with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will run September 17 - October 18, 2009 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

CRT 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...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Back Carol Woods 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Tonight, Monday January 5th, 2009, the company of the hit Broadway musical CHICAGO welcomes back Carol Woods in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, the reigning cell block diva of the Cook County Jail. (more...)

Columbia Stages Presents MEDEA, Opening 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Columbia Stages' presents their production of Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, atThe Riverside Theatre (91 Claremont Avenue b/w 120th and 122nd Streets). The production features an ensemble cast of 17 including Jessica Bates*, David Elyha*, Jillian Lynn Johnson, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Jason Martin, Asher Muldoon, Joy Notoma,Anjili J. Pal, Janet Prince, Monica Santana,Alexis Savino*, J. H. Smith III*, Tai Verley,Emily Ward, Lucy York, and Broadway veterans Michael Tommer* (Fiddler on the Roof, Medea) and Obie Award-winner Arthur French* (Dividing the Estate, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh). Victim of a man's world. Child butcher. Refugee. Lover. Monster. Behind the 2000 year-old myth of jealousy and revenge, there was once a real person. Discover MEDEA. (more...)

La MaMa e.t.c Presents Leslie Lee's THE BOOK OF LAMBERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009

La MaMa e.t.c. proudly presents the World Premiere of The Book of Lambert, written by Tony Award nominated and Obie Award winning playwright Leslie Lee. The play, directed by Cyndy A. Marion, features Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winning actor Arthur French, who recently performed on Broadway in Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate. The Book of Lambert runs from February 13th to March 1st, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. Lambert previews on February 13th and officially opens on February 14th, Valentines Day. Founded by the venerable Ellen Stewart, La MaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & Bowery in NYC. Performances take place in the First Floor Theatre and run Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm with an added performance on Wed 2/18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling 212-475-7710 or visiting www.LaMaMa.org. The Book of Lambert depicts the lives of six lost souls hiding from society in the subterranean depths of an abandoned NYC subway tunnel. Their leader is Lambert, an African-American man who has been hurt - possibly beyond repair - by his former love, a beautiful Caucasian woman. A bright but disillusioned ex-college professor, Lambert begins writing a prophetic book on life. In an effort to guide and re-focus this wayward flock, Lambert unleashes his own identity issues while coming face to face with the demons of his past. The Book of Lambert is a telling story of how our histories can haunt us, and how we may or may not recover from them. (more...)

Columbia Stages Presents MEDEA, Opening 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2009

Columbia Stages' presents their production of Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, atThe Riverside Theatre (91 Claremont Avenue b/w 120th and 122nd Streets). The production features an ensemble cast of 17 including Jessica Bates*, David Elyha*, Jillian Lynn Johnson, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Jason Martin, Asher Muldoon, Joy Notoma,Anjili J. Pal, Janet Prince, Monica Santana,Alexis Savino*, J. H. Smith III*, Tai Verley,Emily Ward, Lucy York, and Broadway veterans Michael Tommer* (Fiddler on the Roof, Medea) and Obie Award-winner Arthur French* (Dividing the Estate, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh). Victim of a man's world. Child butcher. Refugee. Lover. Monster. Behind the 2000 year-old myth of jealousy and revenge, there was once a real person. Discover MEDEA. (more...)

Goldberg, Busch, Lypsinka & Batt Bring Kirkwood's LEGENDS! to Life in One Night Only Benefit Reading 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

Friends In Deed will present a legendary trio as Charles Busch, Whoopi Goldberg and Lypsinka star in the first-ever New York presentation of the infamous Broadway-play-that-wasn't, LEGENDS!. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Kirkwood (A Chorus Line), the play will be presented in a special One Night Only staged reading benefit on Monday evening, March 23 at 8PM at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2009

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical will heat up the Bethesda Theatre for a limited engagement, April 14 through May 10. (more...)

CHICAGO Continues "Talkback Tuesdays" Series in March with d'Amboise, Wright & Woods
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the March 2009 installments of 'Talkback Tuesdays,' the unique new series offering post-show discussions and audience Q&A sessions with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at The Book of Lambert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

The Book of Lambert opened on February 14 and continues through March 1, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Lee's The Book of Lambert At La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2009

La MaMa e.t.c. proudly presents the World Premiere of The Book of Lambert, written by Tony Award nominated and Obie/Audelco Award winning playwright Leslie Lee. The play, directed by Cyndy A. Marion, features Lucille Lortel and Obie Award winning actor Arthur French, who recently performed on Broadway in Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate. The Book of Lambert runs from February 13th to March 1st, 2009 in a limited engagement at the historic La MaMa e.t.c. as part of their Black History Month celebration. Lambert previews on February 13th and officially opens on February 14th, Valentines Day. (more...)

Hudson, Coleman, Blake and More Complete Lincoln Center 'JOE TURNER'S' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 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...)

Classical Theater of Harlem Celebrates 10th Anniversary 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to producing theatre that truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is New York City, will hold a party celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem Holds Anniversary Party On 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to producing theatre that truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is New York City, will hold a party celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem to Have Hamptons Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2008

Dr. Bonnie Maslin and Dr. Yehuda Nir will host a party for The Classical Theatre of Harlem at their East Hampton home on Sunday, August 17. (more...)

Purchase College Theatre Students Present MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM At Sage Theatre 8/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

Purchase College theater and design tech students will present Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Sage Theatre in New York City, beginning Friday, August 21. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Presented By Purchase College Students, Opens Tonight At The Sage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

Purchase College theater and design tech students will present Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Sage Theatre in New York City, beginning Friday, August 21. (more...)

Court Theatre Opens 55th Season With MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 9/17-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

Court Theatre kicks off its 2009-10 season with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will run September 17 - October 18, 2009 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. The press opening will be Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Purchase College Theatre Students Present MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM At Sage Theatre 8/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Purchase College theater and design tech students will present Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Sage Theatre in New York City, beginning Friday, August 21. (more...)

Old Globe Theatre Annouces Full Cast & Creative Team For SAMMY, Runs 9/19-11/8, Opens 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2009

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical based on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, and additional songs by Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Directed by Keith Glover with choreography by Keith Young and music supervision by Ian Fraser, Sammy will run in the Old Globe Theatre Sept. 19 - Nov. 8. Previews run from Sept. 19 - Oct. 1. Opening night is Oct. 2 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Arena Stage To Present Premiere of Beaty's Resurrection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2008

Arena Stage presents the world premiere of Daniel Beaty's Resurrection, a drama with a unique blend of music, poetry and dance. A co-production with Connecticut's Hartford Stage, Resurrection explores the interwoven lives of six African-American men struggling to make a living and to make their lives worth living. Beaty dazzled Arena audiences last summer with sold-out performances of his award-winning solo show Emergency (formerly Emergence-SEE!). He now returns to Arena with his first ensemble production-a talented cast of six actors led by director Oz Scott (director of Broadway's original for colored girls... and the Goodman Theatre's recent premiere The Ballad of Emmett Till). The production harmonizes with an innovative score by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), a Haitian-American composer who blends classical violin with piano and bass. To keep the interplay between text and score dynamic, Roumain's original score will be musically styled live each performance by his collaborator Elan Vytal a.k.a. DJ Scientific. Resurrection runs August 29-October 5, 2008 at Arena Stage in Crystal City. The press opening performance is Thursday, September 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

New 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: YOU, NERO At Berkeley Rep Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

Even as it announces a new season filled with hot plays and another show bound for Broadway, Berkeley Repertory Theatre concludes its current season with the world premiere of a smart and sassy script featuring favorite local artists: You, Nero, a new comedy written by Amy Freed and directed by Sharon Ott, rules the Thrust Stage this spring. Starring Danny Scheie as the preposterous emperor of ancient Rome, You, Nero begins previews on May 15, opens May 20, and closes June 28. (more...)

Matrix Theater Company Returns With STICK FLY 4/4-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2009

An upper class African American family wrestles with parental expectations, sibling rivalry, and issues of class and race. Following a two-year hiatus, Joseph Stern's multiple award-winning Matrix Theatre Company returns with the West Coast premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, an important new play from one of America's freshest and most dynamic voices. Shirley Jo Finney directs Chris Butler, Avery Clyde, Tinashe Kajese, Terrell Tilford, John Wesley and Michole Briana White at The Matrix Theatre, April 4 through May 31, with previews beginning March 26. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY Ends Deep Dish Theater's Season 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opens At Yale Rep Tomorrow, Runs Through 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2009

The Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) production of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece DEATH OF A SALESMAN, featuring three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Charles S. Dutton as Willy Loman, and directed by James Bundy opens tomorrow, Thursday, April 30 and continues through May 23 only at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street) (more...)

Dutton, Acosta Star In DEATH OF A SALESMAN 4/24-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

Rehearsals begin today in New Haven for the Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) production of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece DEATH OF A SALESMAN, featuring three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Charles S. Dutton as Willy Loman, and directed by James Bundy. Performances begin April 24 and continue through May 23 only at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, April 30. (more...)

Arena's Downstairs Series Continues With New Works By Local Favorites & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

The Downstairs New Play Reading Series is a demonstration of Arena's longstanding commitment to the development of new works and to the support of American artists. Arena Stage is proud to announce the 10th year of the Downstairs Series, which includes new works by Arena favorites Tazewell Thompson (director of Arena's M. Butterfly, Yellowman), Psalmayene 24 (Imagination Stage's Zomo the Rabbit) and fresh new voice Seamus Sullivan. (more...)

Photo Flash: JITNEY At Deep Dish Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

Court 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...)

THE GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLLIES Returns To Manhattan Theater Source 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

Manhattan Theatre Source is proud to announce the return of the critically acclaimed THE GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLLIES by Andrew Frank & Doug Silver, from the original concept by Fran Kirmser (producer, Hair) Sunday nights at 7pm at Manhattan Theatre Source. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 'Heats Up' Bethesda Theatre 4/14 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical will heat up the Bethesda Theatre for a limited engagement, April 14 through May 10. (more...)

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