L. Scott Caldwell Stars in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview tonight, September 3; Thursday, September 4; and Friday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

THE GIN GAME, Starring James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, Begins Previews on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, begins previews tonight, September 23. Opening night will be on Wednesday, October 14 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Opens 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running tonight, September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents brownsville song (b-side for tray)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. This lyrical play tells a tale of resilience in the face of tragedy when a young man's life is taken and his family is left without answers. Lee's brownsville song (b-side for tray) delivers a message of hope that will challenge and move audiences. Playing October 11-30, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati shines a light on the reality of violence and the beauty of forgiveness with the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a powerful new drama by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Primal Forces Productions Presents Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, Now thru 12/21
by Carol Kassie - Nov 29, 2014

East New York, Brooklyn: Nina's estranged father, a former black revolutionary, reappears after many years to obtain a piece of her deceased mother's legacy. A powerful story of one woman's journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation, Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. (more...)

The Kennedy Center's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Heads Out on Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Kennedy Center production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! launches its first national tour January 11, 2016 as part of the Center's Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families. (more...)

Primal Forces Productions to Present Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, 11/29-12/21
by Carol Kassie - Nov 11, 2014

East New York, Brooklyn: Nina's estranged father, a former black revolutionary, reappears after many years to obtain a piece of her deceased mother's legacy. A powerful story of one woman's journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation, Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski Speaks at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony today, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne to Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2014

Screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. Both Towne and Tyson will be recognized for their 'contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image.' (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for Nashville (more...)

VIDEO: Cicely Tyson Talks Career, 'House of Cards' & Diversity in Hollywood on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The legendary actress stopped by TODAY to talk about the many groundbreaking roles she's played over the years and the ongoing struggle to have better minority representation in film. (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

MTAP Incubator Reading of DEAR BOY Set for Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

On Monday, June 27, 2016, MTAP--Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh launches Hot Metal Musicals Incubator with Dear Boy, book and lyrics by Jeanne Drennan and music by David Berlin, to be presented as a reading at 7:00pm at the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

Kelvin Roston Jr. and More Star in Court Theatre's SEVEN GUITARS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Seven Guitars will run tonight, January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 3
by Audition Roundup - Jan 3, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 3, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extrava When the 15th annual COLUMN Award nominations were announced Sunday evening history was being made as the organization has completely retooled and reorganized their voting process. Theatre Three leads the Equity field with 37 nominations while Mainstage-Las Colinas leads the Non-equity field with 31 nominations. (more...)

Mitchell S. Jackson to Be Honored the ERNEST J. GAINES AWARD for THE RESIDUE YEARS, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Mitchell S. Jackson is the Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for 2014. Mr. Jackson, who won for his novel The Residue Years, will be honored at the Manship Theatre on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Find more information about the event HERE. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends SEVEN GUITARS Through Feb 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Court Theatre announces the extension of Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will now run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Tickets for the week-long extension are now on sale. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reunite with 'Bountiful' Director Michael Wilson in ROOTS-Inspired Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Cicely Tyson will reunite with stage director Michael Wilson, who directed her in the recent Broadway revival of The Trip To Bountiful for which she won a Tony Award as Best Actress, in a new feature film (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for Nashville (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson to Return to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Cicely Tyson will reprise her role of Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother Ophelia in an upcoming episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for Nashville (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Kills It On HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Tony winner Cecily Tyson appeared on last night's episode of ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER as Annalise's (Viola Davis) mama, Ophelia Harkness. In the clip below, watch her 'blow into the Keating home like a cyclone' and positively kill (couldn't resist) her entrance! (more...)

Tony Winner Cicely Tyson Headed to ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

According to Deadline, Cicey Tyson, who recently starred in A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL on Broadway, has signed on for a guest starring role on the network's hit freshman drama. (more...)

People's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People's Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. They are followed by a discussion with the artists, community partners, and special guests. (more...)

People's Light Showcases Local Region with 'Community Matters' New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People's Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. They are followed by a discussion with the artists, community partners, and special guests. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season to Conclude with FENCES, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season wraps up with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences from today, August 21 through September 7 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season to Conclude with FENCER, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season wraps up with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences from August 21 through September 7 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The 1987 Winner for Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Fences tells the moving story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his family. Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel directs this powerful and poignant American work with GSC veteran Boston actress Jacqui Parker as Rose Maxson and a cast of GSC newcomers including Daver Morrison as Troy Maxson; Warren Jackson as Lyons; Gregory Marlow as Jim Bono; Jermel Nakia as Gabriel; Jared Brown as Cory and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops student Bezawit Strong in her professional stage debut as Raynell. (more...)

Broadway Revival of THE GIN GAME Sets New Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The producers for the new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, have announced a change for first preview and opening night dates. The production, originally scheduled to start previews on September 18, will start previews on Wednesday, September 23. (more...)

Ombelico Mask Ensemble Tackles Hamlet During 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival September 15-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

After exploring the Greeks last year, Ombelico Mask Ensemble is scrambling up the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival with their madcap exploration of Shakespeare, Omeletto, Like Hamlet Only Scrambled. This World Premiere runs September 15-September 24, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties. More information about the company can be found atwww.ombelicomask.org. Information about the Philadelphia Fringe Festival can be found at www.fringearts.com. (more...)

Breaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will share a Broadway stage for the first time in almost fifty years in a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood).  The production opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin September 21. (more...)

Clarence Brown's 2015-16 Season to Feature SOUTH PACIFIC, THE 39 STEPS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Clarence Brown Theatre announces its nine-play lineup for the 2015/2016 Season, which includes a gut-busting spoof of a Hitchcock thriller, a Steinbeck classic, two holiday productions, the World Premiere of a CBT-commissioned comedy, a Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece, and more! Season subscriptions are on sale now starting at just $115 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 865-974-5161. (more...)

Ann Peacock to Pen Feature Screenplay based on SAVING THE LOST TRIBE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe") is set to write a feature screenplay based on the acclaimed book Saving the Lost Tribe. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

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