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TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24TheaterWorks 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...)

TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24TheaterWorks 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, 11/21Woodie 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...)

TheaterWorks Presents BROKE-OLOGY 9/17-10/24TheaterWorks 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...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21Woodie 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...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21Woodie 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, 11/21Woodie 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 KISSPhoto 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 11/11Woodie 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 11/11Woodie 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, 5/22Whoopi 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...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22Woodie 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...)

Woody King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents COOL BLUES at Abrons Arts Center, 3/10 thru 4/3Woody 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 12El-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...)

KERNEL OF SANITY Opens At Henry Street Settlement 4/9KERNEL OF SANITY Opens At Henry Street Settlement 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Kernel of Sanity by Kermit Frazier at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin April 9th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 16th. Performances continue through May 3rd only. Petronia Paley directs a cast that features Madeleine James, Joel Nagle*, and Chaz Reuben*. (more...)

African American Theatre, Florida-Award Winner-Free Seats March 31!
by Beau Higgins - Mar 24, 2006

The Taking of Miss Janie garnered him an Obie Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1975. (more...)

'The Taking of Miss Janie'-Miami's Black Box Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Mar 21, 2006

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Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20Woodie 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...)

Woody King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents COOL BLUES at Abrons Arts Center, 3/10 thru 4/3Woody 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 3/10Woodie 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 7/14Schedule 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, 6/28Derek 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 7/14Ed 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, 6/28Derek 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...)

Dee, Baraka, Etc. to Take Part in Rebel Theater Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2006

Ruby Dee, Amiri Baraka and more will take part in the Rebel Theater Company's anniversary benefit 'A Night of Artistic Inspiration' (more...)

Ed Bullins to be Honored at Voices at the River, 7/14Ed 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...)

All Star Salute For New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2005

On February 13, New York's historic Town Hall will be the setting for an extraordinary salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), for 35 years a seminal force in the Black Arts Movement (BAM) co-hosted by Ossie Davis and Lynn Whitfield. In addition to celebrating the NFT's vital contribution to the arts internationally, the gala will feature a special 'roast and toast' to Negro Ensemble Company co-founder award winning actor/director/writer, Douglas Turner Ward and an awards presentation honoring significant contributors to the development of the theatre. (more...)

Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad in Benefit February 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2005

On February 13, New York's historic Town Hall will be the setting for an extraordinary star-studded salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), for 35 years a seminal force in the Black Arts Movement (BAM). (more...)

Merkerson, Dee, Etc. Set for New Federal Theatre Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2007

An array of stars will take part in the upcoming New Federal Theatre events, featuring the work of playwrights Ntozake Shange and Amiri Baraka (more...)

Photo Coverage: Salute to the New Federal TheatrePhoto Coverage: Salute to the New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2005

On February 13, Town Hall was the setting for a salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20Woodie 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...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20Woodie 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...)

Photo Flash: The Taking of Miss Janie Revival Opens Off-BwayPhoto Flash: The Taking of Miss Janie Revival Opens Off-Bway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2006

The New Federal Theatre's revival of The Taking of Miss Janie by Ed Bullins opened at The Abrons Art Center Sunday night, December 3 (more...)

'Three Travelers' Premieres Off-Bway Jan.13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2007

New Federal Theatre, Inc., under the direction of Founder and Producing Director Woodie King, Jr., will begin previews of Richard Abrons' comedy/drama, Three Travelers, at St. Clements Theatre Sunday, January 13, 2008. The official opening will be on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Jay Broad Directs. (more...)

KERNEL OF SANITY Opens At Henry Street Settlement 4/9KERNEL OF SANITY Opens At Henry Street Settlement 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2009

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Kernel of Sanity by Kermit Frazier at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin April 9th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 16th. Performances continue through May 3rd only. Petronia Paley directs a cast that features Madeleine James, Joel Nagle*, and Chaz Reuben*. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 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 ReceptionPhoto 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 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., 5/22Woodie 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, 5/22New 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...)

Ed Bullins' The Taking of Miss Janie-Free Pro Perf in FL
by Beau Higgins - Apr 16, 2006

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El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12El-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...)

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