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THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR to Begin Off-Broadway in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

 The Award-winning ON YOUR WAY HOME PRODUCTIONS is pleased to present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Margaret Dulaney's (Sightseeing; Winner: Berrilla Kerr Award and www.listenwell.org) THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR, directed by John Augustine. The limited engagement begins on Sunday, October 18th and continues through Sunday, November 22th, 2015. Official opening night is Monday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.. THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR will perform at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY   10036). Tickets are now on sale at www.hummingbirdoffbroadway.com (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, a Play-By-Play Review
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2015

A quick review of the 10 plays Denzel Washington will be producing for HBO. (more...)

Viola Davis to Partner with Tony Kushner on Political Film
by Jessica Khan - Sep 23, 2015

On the heels of her history-making Emmy win for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER last weekend, Viola Davis will be working with some high caliber theatre and big screen folks on her upcoming projects.  (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2015

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays For HBO
by Michael Dale - Sep 18, 2015

During a live stream interview conducted by Dr. Todd Boyd, Denzel Washington announced he'll be producing the entirety of August Wilson's 10-play American Century Cycle for HBO. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Celebrate August Wilson with Series of Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre and Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris celebrate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's 10-play cycle with a series of staged readings beginning October 19, 2015 - July 18, 2016. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company of DC to Open First Season with UNEXPLORED INTERIOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its inaugural production, the epic world-premiere drama Unexplored Interior (This is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth) by longtime New York actor, first time playwright, Jay O. Sanders, to be staged by Helen Hayes Award-nominee Derek Goldman (Our Class, In Darfur) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in the 260-seat Lang Theatre. This sweeping, assiduously researched play represents the scope and scale of Mosaic Theater Company's artistic and cultural ambitions as a space for bold art and big conversation around some of the most pressing social issues of our day. (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  The production, directed by Phyllis E. Griffin, premieres on Friday, November 6, and runs through Sunday, November 15, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 4 and 5, at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

On Your Way Productions is pleased to present a first look at the Off-Broadway premiere of Margaret Dulaney's THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR, directed by John Augustine. The limited engagement is currently in previews and continues through Sunday, November 22th, 2015. Official opening night is Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. THE HUMMINGBIRD'S TOUR performs at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UNSPEAKABLE Extends at Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced tickets for the World Premiere of Unspeakable, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor, are on sale for an additional two weeks through November 8, 2015 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.). (more...)

UNSPEAKABLE World Premiere Enters Final Week at Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The World Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor, will play its final performance on November 8, 2015 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.). (more...)

Margaret Colin, Johanna Day & More Board Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for the upcoming 2016 productions of Sweat, The City of Conversation and All the Way. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Shifts Opening Night to April 21; Previews Begin 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has set a new press opening . . . Taking advantage of a newly available date on the Broadway League's calendar, the musical will now open 24 hours later, on Thursday, April 21 at 8 PM. Previews will begin as scheduled on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Tickets forAMERICAN PSYCHO are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at(212) 239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this 'sure-fire, action packed hit' (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a 'sensational night of theater' (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. Go inside the production's first rehearsal below! (more...)

Three Chicago Finalists Announced for 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the top three Chicago finalists for the 7th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition: Ireon Roach from Nicholas Senn High School (first place, performed Ruby, King Hedley II), Danielle Chmielewski from Lincoln Park High School (second place, performed Tonya, King Hedley II) and Tevion Devin Lanier from Nicholas Senn High School (third place, performed Becker, Jitney). (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO to Offer Specially Priced Preview Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has announced that $19.89 tickets for six select preview performances will go on sale on Saturday, March 5th from 10:00 am - 12 Noon in-person only at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Starts Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW begins previews tonight, January 6, officially opens Tuesday, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Set for THE RUNNER STUMBLES at Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Morris Museum is proud to announce the complete casting for the upcoming production of Milan Stitt's 'The Runner Stumbles.' Starring New Jersey based actors and Drew University students, the thriller will run twelve times at the Bickford Theatre from January 28 to February 14, 2016. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On January 22nd at 6:30 PM, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, playwright Winter Miller will be hosting an 'abortion extravaganza' reading of her new play, SPARE RIB, as part of a nationwide series of events in conjunction with #ShoutYourAbortion. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's Season 14 to Feature GYPSY, ON THE 20TH CENTURY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Every season must reflect the mission of the company and for the past 13 years, Sean Murray has crafted uniquely Cygnet seasons that reflect the commitment to 'startle the soul, embrace diversity and ignite debate.' This year is no exception. The seven productions in Season 14 range from the traditional to the avant-garde and include two musical theatre classics, a two-show repertory by a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, the return of a holiday favorite and two contemporary works sure to shock and amaze. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW officially opens tonight, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Continues MTC's 49th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, DISGRACED and More Slated for 2016 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Powerful plays and playwrights dominate the Center Theatre Group's 49th season at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael Ritchie, CTG's Artistic Director, announced five important and involving plays, from celebrated new works to definitive productions of classics, for the theatre's 2016 season at the Los Angeles Music Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Veteran Leslie Uggams Talks New Action Adventure DEADPOOL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Below, watch DEADPOOL's official behind-the-scenes interview with Leslie Uggams as well as the film's official trailer featuring the legendary actress. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Complete Cast, Creative Team Set for Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO; Rehearsals Begin Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- has welcomed Theo Stockman (American Idiot, Hair) and Brandon Kalm (American Idiot on tour) to the cast, it was announced today. (more...)

Staceyanne Burrell Wins Boston August Wilson Monologue Competition 2016 Finals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Staceyanne Burrell of Boston Arts Academy took first place on Monday, February 1, 2016 with her performance as Tonya from King Hedley II at the Boston Regional Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, held for the sixth year by the Huntington Theatre Company, the playwright's longtime artistic home.  (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen Morris On Staging August Wilson
by Katricia Lang - Feb 26, 2016

Per usual, The Ensemble Theatre honors Black history every month of the year. Less usual: The theater company commemorates August Wilson and Black American history with its continued staged readings of Wilson's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE and currently staged production of Wilson's play FENCES. (more...)

Inside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Asolo Rep presents Inside Asolo Rep: ALL THE WAY and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on February 24, 2016. (more...)

DEADPOOL on the Way to Doubling Projected Revenue
by Sally Henry - Feb 13, 2016

He might not be the best-known superhero, but audiences are eating him up already. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, beginning today, February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Ryan Reynolds Reacts to DEADPOOL Co-Star Leslie Uggams' Lyrics Flub
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

In this DEADPOOL special on Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Reynolds talks with the editorial director of People and EW and listens to a clip of legendary co-star and Broadway veteran Leslie Uggams forgetting lyrics and singing gibberish in one of the Internets first viral videos. (more...)

MOON OVER BUFFALO Begins Tonight at Gulfshore Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's MOON OVER BUFFALO, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Inside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Asolo Rep presents Inside Asolo Rep: ALL THE WAY and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on February 24, 2016. (more...)

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis at SAG Awards: 'Diversity Is Not A Trending Topic'
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2016

The acclaimed actor speaks out about not accepting casting limitations and on always finding ways to be excellent. (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Leslie Uggams Performs New Curtis McKonly Song 'Wishing You a Happy New Year'
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2015

Leslie Uggams recently recorded a rendition of Curtis McKonly's latest tune, 'Wishing You a Happy New Year,' alongside a 41-piece orchestra in celebration of 2015 coming to a close. Check it out below! (more...)

Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin & More Will Lead Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at Atlantic Theater Company 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's playSkeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - Dec 10, 2015

'Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell is THE highlight of this holiday season. (more...)

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