The Taking of Miss Janie

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TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

Renowned director Tazewell Thompson stages the poignant comic-drama Broke-ology, by Nathan Louis Jackson at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Lonette McKee to Lead SOWA'S RED GRAVY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

Renowned director Tazewell Thompson stages the poignant comic-drama Broke-ology, by Nathan Louis Jackson at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's Premiere of Puberty Rites Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Renowned director Tazewell Thompson stages the poignant comic-drama Broke-ology, by Nathan Louis Jackson at TheaterWorks in Downtown Hartford. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's SOWA'S RED GRAVY, Starring Lonette McKee, Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin Thursday October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Federal Theater's SOWA'S RED GRAVY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin tomorrow, October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin Sunday, November 6th. Performances continue through November 20th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances began November 11 with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21. Performances continue through December 5 only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss has set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

Woodie King's New Federal Theater Kicks Off its New Season, Begins 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Woodie King's New Federal Theater Kicks Off its New Season, Begins 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, et al. Celebrate NFT's 40th Reunion Awards
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event were Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair was Dr. Maya Angelou. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and brings you coverage of the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NFT 40th Reunion Awards Starry Gala Arrivals
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event were Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair was Dr. Maya Angelou. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and brings you coverage of the starry arrivals below! (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield. (more...)

Woody King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents COOL BLUES at Abrons Arts Center, 3/10 thru 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin Thursday March 10th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 20th Performances for this limited engagement continue through April 3rd only. (more...)

El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

"El-Gringuito" Written and performed by Éric-Dominique Perez, Directed by A.B. Lugo, Assistant directed and stage managed by Bobby Baker, and Choreography by Tru Essencia Dance and Wellness, Inc. will be performed as one of the seven shows from TEATRO LA TEA AND CAICEDO Productions as 6th Annual The One Festival. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of PLENTY OF TIME, Beginning 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Plenty of Time by John Shevin Foster at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin April 4th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 18th. Performances continue through May 5th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of John Shévin Foster's PLENTY OF TIME, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Plenty of Time by John Shevin Foster at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin April 4th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 18th. Performances continue through May 5th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin March 8th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 18th. Performances continue through April 1st only. (more...)

Woody King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents COOL BLUES at Abrons Arts Center, 3/10 thru 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin Thursday March 10th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 20th Performances for this limited engagement continue through April 3rd only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Schedule Announced for Arkansas Rep Theatre's Voices at the River, Begins 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today the schedule for free public readings during Voices at the River. The Voices at the River playwrights' residency program is a nationally competitive program designed to support the work of Latino and African American playwrights across the country and in Arkansas. (more...)

Derek Walcott's New Play MARIE LAVEAU To have Reading Presented By NFT, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present the final reading in the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series: Derek Walcott's new play Marie Laveau, with music by Galt MacDermot. The reading will take place Sunday, June 28th at 3pm, at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Clinton Turner Davis directs a cast that features Arthur Bartow, Trazana Beverley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gerard Catus, Lia Chaing, DK Dyson, Stu Richel, Martin Shakar, and Marie Thomas as Marie Laveau. (more...)

Ed Bullins to be Honored at Voices at the River 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that Ed Bullins will be honored at an awards ceremony July 14, 2010 during The Rep's Voices at the River II. The playwrights' residency program is designed to support Latino- and African-American playwrights nationally and in Arkansas. (more...)

Derek Walcott's New Play MARIE LAVEAU To have Reading Presented By NFT, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2009

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present the final reading in the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series: Derek Walcott's new play Marie Laveau, with music by Galt MacDermot. The reading will take place Sunday, June 28th at 3pm, at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Clinton Turner Davis directs a cast that features Arthur Bartow, Trazana Beverley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gerard Catus, Lia Chaing, DK Dyson, Stu Richel, Martin Shakar, and Marie Thomas as Marie Laveau. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

Ed Bullins to be Honored at Voices at the River, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2010

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that Ed Bullins will be honored at an awards ceremony July 14, 2010 during The Rep's Voices at the River II. The playwrights' residency program is designed to support Latino- and African-American playwrights nationally and in Arkansas. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin March 8th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 18th. Performances continue through April 1st only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Poitier, Keys et al. Press Reception
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. In addition to celebrating NFT's vital contribution to the arts internationally, the Gala will feature special awards for 13 individuals that changed the cultural life of our nation: Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys, Mayor David Dinkins, Imhotep Gary Byrd, George Faison, Amiri Baraka, Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Elizabeth McCann, Carla Pinza, Terrie Williams and Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin (for the National Black Theatre Festival). (more...)

Dee, Baraka Among Honorees of Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 40th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou (more...)

El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

"El-Gringuito" Written and performed by Éric-Dominique Perez, Directed by A.B. Lugo, Assistant directed and stage managed by Bobby Baker, and Choreography by Tru Essencia Dance and Wellness, Inc. will be performed as one of the seven shows from TEATRO LA TEA AND CAICEDO Productions as 6th Annual The One Festival. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS Closes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances are through April 1st only. (more...)

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