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Court Theatre Presents JITNEY, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

Court Theatre kicks off its 2012-13 season with August Wilson's Jitney directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.Jitney is the fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle to be produced at Court Theatre under Parson's direction. The production will run tonight, September 6 - October 14, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. The press opening will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off Its 36th Season with THE NACIREMA SOCIETY Tonight, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

The Ensemble Theatre is set to debut its 36th season with a regional premiere, The Nacirema Society by Pearl Cleage, with an Opening Night and Media Reception, tonight, September 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off Its 36th Season With THE NACIREMA SOCIETY, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

The Ensemble Theatre is set to debut its 36th season with a regional premiere, The Nacirema Society by Pearl Cleage, with an Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

FENCES to Open VSC's Season, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize winner Fences, perhaps the best-loved chapter in August Wilson's 10-play cycle exploring African-American life in 20th Century America, will open Virginia Stage Company's (VSC) 34th Season. Fencesruns September 25 - October 14, 2012 at downtown Norfolk's Wells Theatre. (more...)

Kevin Jones Directs SEVEN GUITARS at Artists Rep, 10/9-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

Artists Rep's 30th Anniversary season continues with the Portland Premiere of August Wilson's Seven Guitars directed by Kevin Jones. The rhythm of 1948 Pittsburgh comes to life with August Wilson's seven African American characters whose backyard chords and Chicago dreams play out a yearning whisper and an indignant refrain. The play starts October 9 and runs through November 11 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon. (more...)

CTG Announces 2012-13 August Wilson Program; Application Deadlines 10/11 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Following the success of the 2011-2012 August Wilson program, Center Theatre Group has announced its continued participation and is now accepting applications for both facets of the program - the national August Wilson Monologue Competition and the CTG August Wilson in-school residency program. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars, running tonight, September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

Court Theatre Offers Free JITNEY Performance for Students During CPS Teachers' Strike, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

In response to the CPS teachers' strike, Court Theatre is offering a special free performance of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, for any CPS student (and one parent/guardian) with a valid CPS ID. This free matinee will be Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:30am at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. There is no need to RSVP, simply present a valid CPS ID at the theatre. (more...)

Kevin Jones Directs SEVEN GUITARS at Artists Rep, Now thru 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

Artists Rep's 30th Anniversary season continues with the Portland Premiere of August Wilson's Seven Guitars directed by Kevin Jones. The rhythm of 1948 Pittsburgh comes to life with August Wilson's seven African American characters whose backyard chords and Chicago dreams play out a yearning whisper and an indignant refrain. The play starts tonight, October 9 and runs through November 11 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon. (more...)

CTG Announces 2012-13 August Wilson Program; Application Deadlines 10/11 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

Following the success of the 2011-2012 August Wilson program, Center Theatre Group has announced its continued participation and is now accepting applications for both facets of the program - the national August Wilson Monologue Competition and the CTG August Wilson in-school residency program. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars,running September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents Chicago Debut of BUD, NOT BUDDY, 1/12-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will skip a few grades with its follow-up to its current smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. (more...)

CTG Announces 2012-13 August Wilson Program; Application Deadlines 10/11 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2012

Following the success of the 2011-2012 August Wilson program, Center Theatre Group has announced its continued participation and is now accepting applications for both facets of the program - the national August Wilson Monologue Competition and the CTG August Wilson in-school residency program. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell on His SIMPLY BROADWAY Album!
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2012

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will soon release his second self-produced solo album SIMPLY BROADWAY, and, to inaugurate his 2012-2013 concert year, a five city charitable tour. In the video below he talks all about the new ablum, and what fans can expect. Click below to check it out! (more...)

BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater Tonight, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Producing theater companies Liberation Theatre Company, Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions have teamed up to present Eric Lockley's hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble at The HSA Theater (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue). Blacken The Bubble will officially open tonight, October 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Announces SIMPLY BROADWAY Album and Actors Fund Benefit Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell today announced the release of his second self-produced solo album SIMPLY BROADWAY, and, to inaugurate his 2012-2013 concert year, a five city charitable tour. (more...)

The August Wilson Estate Grants Rights to Record to erome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

The August Wilson Estate today announced that for the first time ever, it is granting an organization the rights to record Wilson's American Century Cycle. (more...)

Kevin Jones Directs SEVEN GUITARS at Artists Rep, 10/9-11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012

Artists Rep's 30th Anniversary season continues with the Portland Premiere of August Wilson's Seven Guitars directed by Kevin Jones. The rhythm of 1948 Pittsburgh comes to life with August Wilson's seven African American characters whose backyard chords and Chicago dreams play out a yearning whisper and an indignant refrain. The play starts October 9 and runs through November 11 on the Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, Oregon. (more...)

L.A.'s Tyler Edwards Places Third in National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Representing Los Angeles and Center Theatre Group, Tyler Edwards, a senior at the Orange County High School of the Arts, placed third at the National Finals of the fourth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) on Monday, May 7, 2012, at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in New York City. (more...)

HIGH Plays Royal Alexandra Theatre, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Two-time Golden GlobeŽ winner, Academy AwardŽ & Tony AwardŽ nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Toronto in the National Tour of Matthew Lombardo's play HIGH, tonight, May 8 through May 13, 2012, at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, HIGH also features Evan Jonigkeit as "Cody Randall" and Timothy Altmeyer as "Father Michael Delpapp". (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/25- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

MTC to Pay Tribute to Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club will celebrate Artistic Director Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization with a special tribute on Monday, June 18. The event will begin at 6:30 PM with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a 7:30 tribute event at the Samuel J. Friedman (261 West 47th Street). Immediately after the Friedman tribute event, a party will follow at Copacabana (268 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More in CTG's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' begins previews April 24 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 8 and performances run through June 9, 2013. Get a sneak peek of the cast and creative team in rehearsals below! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti Headline Staller Center's 2013 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

Staller Center's 2013 Gala will feature Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti singing Broadway songs and standards at Stony Brook University's Staller Center. The Gala takes place on Main Stage tonight, March 2 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

David Green, Jon Lutyens and More Star in Arizona Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) brings Neil Simon's comic masterpiece about show business, friendship and growing old, 'The Sunshine Boys' to Arizona audiences. David Ira Goldstein directs one of Neil Simon's most beloved and acclaimed plays in ATC's new production that will premiere in Tucson for three weeks of performances and continue to Phoenix for an additional three weeks. ATC's 'The Sunshine Boys' opens at the Temple of Music and Art, running from tonight, March 2, 2013 through March 23, 2013. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from March 28, 2013 through April 14, 2013. (more...)

KUNG FU, LAYING AN EGG & More Set for Signature Theatre's 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced the seven productions for the 2013-14 Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2013-14 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Subscription packages start at just $125. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Return to Broadway in ORPHANS - Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

The New York Times is reporting that Alec Baldwin will return to Broadway in the Spring of 2013 in a new production of OPRHANS, to be directed by Tony-winner Daniel Sullivan. There is no word yet on a theatre or additional cast members for the production. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: Leslie Uggams Talks UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN, PIPE DREAM, MILLIE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 21, 2012

Today we are talking to an iconic Tony Award-winning star who made her name as a teenager singing on TV variety shows - THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW and SING ALONG WITH MITCH included - and then went on to a multimedia career in film and theatre, conquering Broadway with her Tony-winning turn in the Jule Styne/Arthur Laurents musical HALLELUJAH, BABY! in 1967 and returning to the stage in the subsequent decades in a host of Broadway productions, such as BLUES IN THE NIGHT, JERRY'S GIRLS, ANYTHING GOES, August Wilson's King Hedley II and her celebrated Muzzy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - a role she reprises in the new Muny production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical beginning this week - the one and only Leslie Uggams. Taking a thorough look back at her career thus far, Uggams opens up about her many successes and how she has endured for fifty years in show business and shares recollections of many of her most noted co-stars and collaborators, all the way up to the recent 2012 Encores! PIPE DREAM. Additionally, Uggams comments on her film and TV appearances over the years, speaking about her work in INHERIT THE WIND, TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, ROOTS and beyond. Plus, she shares her candid opinions on GLEE, SMASH, Broadway then versus now, future plans for her Lena Horne solo show and thoughts on other roles she would enjoy pursuing - and much, much more! (more...)

MTC Tributes Artistic Director Lynne Meadow Tonight, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates Artistic Director Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization with a special tribute tonight, June 18. The event will begin at 6:30 PM with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a 7:30 tribute event at the Samuel J. Friedman (261 West 47th Street). Immediately after the Friedman tribute event, a party will follow at Copacabana (268 West 47th Street). (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Tennessee Williams' favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens tonight, July 21st on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Tennessee Williams' favorite among his own plays, the Pulitzer prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opens Saturday, July 21st on the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival main stage, in rep with Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Will Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, 2/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Open Stage of Harrisburg Executive Artistic Director Donald Alsedek directs another installment of August Wilson's acclaimed Century Cycle of plays exploring the Black experience in America Following at the intimate Angino Family Theatre. Following last year's triumph with MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Alsedek takes on August Wilson's African-American epic, JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE. The production opens February 1 and closes February 23. Evening performances Thursday to Saturdays are at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. (more...)

2013 Carbonell Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The 2013 Carbonell Nominations have been announced. The Carbonell Awards is a not-for-profit organization and is funded by tax-deductible donations and award sponsorships. Opportunities to sponsor an award category and appear on stage to announce the winner are still available. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents BUD, NOT BUDDY, 1/12-2/24
by samantha vega - Jan 17, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) skips a few grades following its recent smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Single tickets start at $20, and are on sale now. To purchase, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call (872) 222-9555. For group rates, visit GroupTix.net or call (773) 327-3778. (more...)

Two River Theater Company Adds One Week to TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2012-2013 Season with August Wilson's Two Trains Running, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. A one-week extension has been added to the run prior to the start of performances, which will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, February 2 and continue through Sunday, March 3. The new press opening is Friday, February 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or www.trtc.org. This production is sponsored by a grant from the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation. The lead production sponsor is Wells Fargo and the co-sponsors are Brookdale Community College and NJ Transit. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents Chicago Debut of BUD, NOT BUDDY, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will skip a few grades with its follow-up to its current smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, tonight, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Closes BUD, NOT BUDDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will close Bud, Not Buddy today. (more...)

TV, Film and Stage Star Lou Myers Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

According to TMZ, 'Different World' star Lou Myers passed away last night, February 19, following a heart-related emergency. He was 77. (more...)

David Green, Jon Lutyens and More to Star in Arizona Theatre's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) brings Neil Simon's comic masterpiece about show business, friendship and growing old, 'The Sunshine Boys' to Arizona audiences. David Ira Goldstein directs one of Neil Simon's most beloved and acclaimed plays in ATC's new production that will premiere in Tucson for three weeks of performances and continue to Phoenix for an additional three weeks. ATC's 'The Sunshine Boys' opens at the Temple of Music and Art, running from March 2, 2013 through March 23, 2013. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from March 28, 2013 through April 14, 2013. (more...)

American Stage Presents August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company presents the sixth installment in its August Wilson Century Cycle and the first play in its 2012-2013 Spring Mainstage Series: August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON. The production is currently playing and runs through March 3, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at American Stage's THE PIANO LESSON, Playing thru March 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company presents the sixth installment in its August Wilson Century Cycle and the first play in its 2012-2013 Spring Mainstage Series: August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON. The production is currently playing and runs through March 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti Headline Staller Center's 2013 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Staller Center's 2013 Gala will feature Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti singing Broadway songs and standards at Stony Brook University's Staller Center. The Gala takes place on Main Stage on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Cygnet Theatre will continue its 10th Anniversary Season by presenting the San Diego Premiere of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. The first play, chronologically, in Wilson's epic Century Cycle, Gem of the Ocean is set to perform now through February 24th, 2013, at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre. Press Opening is scheduled for tomorrow, February 2nd, 2013. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present GEM OF THE OCEAN, Beginning January 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

Cygnet Theatre will continue its 10th Anniversary Season by presenting the San Diego Premiere of August Wilson'sGem of the Ocean. The first play, chronologically, in Wilson's epic Century Cycle, Gem of the Ocean is set to perform January 24ththrough February 24th, 2013, at Cygnet's Old Town Theatre. Press Opening is scheduled for February 2nd, 2013. (more...)

A.R.T. Announces ASL Interpreted and Audio Described Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has scheduled the following American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Described performances for the upcoming productions at the Loeb Drama Center for Hansel and Gretel and Pippin. (more...)

BLACKEN THE BUBBLE Makes World Premiere at HSA Theater, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Producing theater companies Liberation Theatre Company, Woodie King Jr.'s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions have teamed up to present Eric Lockley's hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble at The HSA Theater (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue). Blacken The Bubble will begin preview performances October 11, 2012 and will officially open October 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars,running September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

Brian Dennehy to Lead THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM at Mark Taper Forum in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Five powerful productions have been scheduled for Center Theatre Group's 2013 season at the Mark Taper Forum, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents JITNEY, 9/6-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Court Theatre kicks off its 2012-13 season with August Wilson's Jitney directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.Jitney is the fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle to be produced at Court Theatre under Parson's direction. The production will runSeptember 6 - October 14, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. The press opening will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lillias White, Glynn Turman and More in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Currently in previews, August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The lyrically rich and powerful play continues through June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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