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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...)

'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...)

Arena Stage Presents 'Mystery of Irma Vep'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

Arena Stage presents Charles Ludlam's comic masterpiece The Mystery of Irma Vep. This clever, quick-change marathon ransacks literary, cinematic and pop culture as it satirizes everything from Hitchcock's Rebecca and classic horror film The Mummy's Curse to Wuthering Heights and Shakespeare. Arena Stage is excited to welcome back Brad Oscar (Broadway's Spamalot and The Producers, Arena's Cabaret and Damn Yankees) and J. Fred Shiffman (The Arthur Miller Festival, She Loves Me, Cabaret) as they portray all of the characters--men, women and monsters--in this gender-bending 'tour de force.' The Mystery of Irma Vep runs June 6 - July 13 at Arena Stage in Crystal City. The press opening performance is Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Goldberg Set for Stories Left to Tell Birthday Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2007

Producers Eric Falkenstein and Michael Alden have announced that Whoopi Goldberg will be the next guest actor to step into the acclaimed Naked Angels production of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell (more...)

Carol Woods Returns to Chicago on June 2nd
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2008

Carol Woods returns to 'Chicago' on June 2nd in the role of Matron Mama Morton. (more...)

Casting Announced for Atlanta 'The Color Purple'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2008

Casting announced for the Atlanta date of 'The Color Purple' National Tour. (more...)

My Fair Lady, Cook, Wilson Series Headed for Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2007

2007-2008 Season Includes August Wilson's 20th Century, Cook Cabaret series, My Fair Lady and The Lion King (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...)

Cooper and Avery to Star in Old Globe's Two Trains Running
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2007

Casting has been announced for the Old Globe Theatre's upcoming production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running, which will be presented at the San Diego theatre from April 21st through May 27th. (more...)

Lithgow, Shreiber and Others To Lend Hand With LEAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2008

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS, in partnership with THE VIERTEL/FRANKEL/BARUCH/ROUTH GROUP and Leap (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program), announced today that Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson ('Law & Order', Come Back, Little Sheba), two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominated actor Charles S. 'Roc' Dutton, Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber (Talk Radio, Henry V) and Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow ('Third Rock from the Sun', Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) headline an impressive roster of Broadway luminaries lending time and support for Fidelity FutureStage, a comprehensive arts education initiative designed to bring professional theater into the classrooms of participating New York City schools. (more...)

Miller, Kron, Kaufman Part of 2007/8 Arena Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2007

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith recently announced the lineup for the Arena Stage's 57th theater season, her 10th as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoopi Goldberg in Stories Left to Tell
by Mark Rupp - Jun 6, 2007

Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg was the latest guest actor to step into the acclaimed Naked Angels production of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell (more...)

John Earl Jelks and James Williams of Radio Golf
by Michael Gilboe - Jun 5, 2007

Tony Nominee John Earl Jelks, and James Williams discuss Radio Golf, and their long relationship with the project, having worked on it since its inception at Yale. They also discuss working with August Wilson. (more...)

Radio Golf to Close at the Cort Theatre, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2007

Radio Golf, August Wilson's final work in his 10 play Century Cycle, the historic decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, will play its final performance at the matinee Sunday, July 1st at Broadway's Cort Theatre (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Become a Co-Host of 'The View?'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2007

Oscar-winning film, stage and TV star Whoopi Goldberg is currently the top candidate to replace Rosie O'Donnell on ABC's 'The View' (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Host Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2007

The Island Dance Festival returns to Fire Island Pines on the weekend of July 20. (more...)

O'Neill Playwrights Conference to Honor Lloyd Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2007

On July 29th, legendary director Lloyd Richards will be honored at this year's Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, CT, (more...)

Rashad, Lansbury, Seldes Set for Hall of Fame Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2007

The 36th Annual Theater Hall of Fame ceremony will be hosted by Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad, with Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes - the stars of the upcoming Terrence McNally play Deuce - among the presenters (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Broadway-Bound Radio Golf Extends at the Goodman to 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2007

August Wilson's final play Radio Golf, previously announced as Broadway bound, has been extended at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago by a week. (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...)

Richardson, Goldberg, Etc. Part of 1/31 amfAR Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2007

Theatre veteran Natasha Richardson and Dreamgirls film star Beyonce Knowles will be among the stars taking part in a benefit for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research on January 31st (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...)

Wilson's Radio Golf to Open at the Cort Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2007

August Wilson's final play Radio Golf, currently playing at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, will likely play Broadway's Cort Theatre this year (more...)

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - February 8, 2008
by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2008

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Dutton & Palminteri Visit with Fidelity Futurestage Students
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2008

On Monday, February 11, Charles 'Roc' Dutton, multiple Tony Award Nominated Actor will head out to Martin Luther King Jr. High School to speak to the students of Fidelity Futurestage about how he turned his post-prison life around through his love of the arts. On Wednesday, February 13, Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri will welcome 100 Fidelity Futurestage students from the Bronx to 'A Bronx Tale' (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents: 'August Wilson's 20th Century' Cast & Dates
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2008

The most awarded African-American playwright in history, August Wilson's crowning achievement was his ten-play cycle, August Wilson's 20th Century in which each work is set in a different decade in the 1900's. The cycle, often titled the Pittsburgh Cycle because nine of the ten plays are set in Pittsburgh, chronicles the African-American experience in the 20th century. August Wilson's 20th Century will be presented in a series of staged readings at the Kennedy Center. (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...)

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - February 21, 2008
by Charles Shubow - Feb 21, 2008

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Signature Theatre Pays Tribute to August Wilson on Feb. 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2007

Signature Theatre Company, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director James Houghton and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, will pay tribute to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson at their annual Benefit Gala on Monday, February 26. (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...)

'Ella' Begins 12/28 at Arena Stage in Crystal City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2007

Arena kicks off performances in this temporary location, known now as Arena Stage in Crystal City, with the swinging new musical Ella, conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison with book by Jeffrey Hatcher. (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...)

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...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Join 'The View' as New Co-Host
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2007

Oscar-winning film, stage and TV star Whoopi Goldberg (film: Ghost, The Color Purple; Broadway: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) has been confirmed as the new moderator of ABC's 'The View' (more...)

Int'l City Theatre Presents 'Park Your Car' 5/2-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2008

Joseph Ruskin and Jacqueline Schultz star in Israel Horovitz's humorous and poignant pas-de-deux, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, at International City Theatre. Hope Alexander directs the four-week run at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, May 2 through May 25. Low-priced previews begin April 29. (more...)

Goldberg Joins Radio Golf Stars for August Wilson Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2007

Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg will join Harry Lennix and Tonya Pinkins, the stars of the Broadway production of August Wilson's Radio Golf, the show's co-producer Tamara Tunie ('Law & Order: SVU') and August Wilson's widow Constanza Romero to kick off August Wilson Day, honoring the late two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Friday, April 27th at 10am in Bryant Park (more...)

De Shields Honored at 5/7 Classical Theatre of Harlem Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2007

The 3rd Annual Classical Theatre Of Harlem Gala by Mot Hennessy 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 their 3rd annual benefit on Monday, May 7th at the Low Memorial Library at Columbia University (more...)

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