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A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of three generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. As timely as ever, the play has not been seen on Broadway since its legendary original production. With its powerhouse cast, this new production (directed by Kenny Leon) promises to be a rare Broadway event.

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron NOT to Return as Producers of 2016 OSCARS?Craig Zadan & Neil Meron NOT to Return as Producers of 2016 OSCARS?
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

After three years of producing the OSCARS' live broadcast, it appears as if Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return for the 2016 Academy Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Hampton Theatre Company's CLYBOURNE PARKPhoto Flash: First Look- Hampton Theatre Company's CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

"Clybourne Park"-the wickedly funny and provocative play by Bruce Norris about how the different faces and shades of racism can make a straightforward real estate transaction anything but-will be the third production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play opens on March 12 at the Quogue Community Hall and will run through March 29. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the show below! (more...)

Raven Theatre's THE BIRD FEEDER DOESN'T KNOW Begins 3/31Raven Theatre's THE BIRD FEEDER DOESN'T KNOW Begins 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

In Todd Bauer's world premiere play, The Bird Feeder Doesn't Know, an adult son living with cerebral palsy and dealing with the needs and demands of his aging parents learns that it's easier for birds to leave the nest than it is for humans to break away from their parents.. This tragicomic three-character play was developed by Raven Theatre Company [WORKING TITLE] New Play Development Series. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICETony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun) has signed on for the lead role in the CBS civil rights crime drama drama pilot FOR JUSTICE. (more...)

Talawa Theatre Company to Bring ALL MY SONS to Birmingham Repertory TheatreTalawa Theatre Company to Bring ALL MY SONS to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

In the centenary year of Arthur Miller's birth, as an even brighter spotlight shines on him as one of the most groundbreaking playwrights of the 20th century, Birmingham Repertory Theatre welcomes Talawa Theatre's acclaimed production of All My Sons from 24 to 28 March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' CelebrationPhoto Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Yesterday, The Tony Awards hosted 'Broadway in Hollywood,' a cocktail party to toast the Broadway community in Los Angeles. The night paid tribute to the honorees of past Tony Awards and friends from the Great White Way. The event was sponsored by La Crema Wines, the official wine of the Tony Awards, and additional support was provided by media partner, The Hollywood Reporter. Check out photos below! (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARSCraig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are officially ending their involvement with the Academy Awards. (more...)

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo in Talks to Lead THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway Next Year; Ivo van Hove to Direct?Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo in Talks to Lead THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway Next Year; Ivo van Hove to Direct?
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

A columnist from the Daily Mail revealed on Twitter this evening that Tony winner Sophie Okonedo is in talks to star in THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway next year, helmed by Ivo van Hove. (more...)

Mitchell Brunings to Lead Bob Marley Musical at Center StageMitchell Brunings to Lead Bob Marley Musical at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

March 25, 2015. The world premiere production of ?Marley, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. Marley will run May 6 to June 14. (more...)

Possum Point Players Accepting Applications for Directors  for 2016 Main Stage Season Through 4/16Possum Point Players Accepting Applications for Directors for 2016 Main Stage Season Through 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The shows Harvey, Moon over the Brewery, A Raisin in the Sun, Into the Woods and Miracle on 34th Street will be main stage for Possum Point Players for 2016. The Players are looking for directors. (more...)

LOOKING Star Raul Castillo and More to Lead AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY Reading This Week at The LarkLOOKING Star Raul Castillo and More to Lead AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY Reading This Week at The Lark
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Starting and ending in NYC, AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY was written as it travels around the world making 18 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY playwright contributed the next one to four pages of text, moving the plot forward from where the previous playwright left off. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hattiloo's KING HEDLEY II Gets the Royal TreatmentBWW Reviews: Hattiloo's KING HEDLEY II Gets the Royal Treatment
by Joseph Baker - Mar 20, 2015

KING HEDLEY II Provides Powerful Theatre at Hattiloo (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The mesmerizing songstress Audra McDonald, will grace the Van Wezel stage on March 22, 2015 at 7:00pm with a dazzling performance of her favorite show-tunes and songs from her new album Go Back Home. Her breadth and versatility as both a singer and an actress combines to make her the powerhouse artist that she is. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a whole catalogue of other awards to her name, making her one of today's most highly regarded performers. (more...)

Audra McDonald Coming to Pittsburgh's Landmark Byham Theater, 4/15Audra McDonald Coming to Pittsburgh's Landmark Byham Theater, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Hill House Association (www.hillhouse.org) will present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in concert for one night only. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15(th) at the landmark Byham Theater. (more...)

Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe present the world premiere production of R+J: An Uncivil Tale, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The play, which was written by Adam Mace and Kaitlyn Schirard, is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Infused Quirk's 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION to Open 5/28 at Luna StageInfused Quirk's 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION to Open 5/28 at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Infused Quirk Productions' 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, helmed by Daniel Viola, opens Thursday, May 28th, 2015. This limited engagement continues through Sunday May 31st, 2015 at Luna Stage Company in West Orange, NJ. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Chair Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration This MayPhylicia Rashad to Chair Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight) as the Honorary Chair for The Blood Quilt World Premiere Celebration on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The new play by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, Our Lady of Kibeho) is directed by Kamilah Forbes and runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black HistoryBWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black History
by Jan Nargi - Mar 17, 2015

It feels like it could have been written yesterday, but THE COLORED MUSEUM, now in a rollicking revival at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Mass., was actually first produced in 1986. Written by the estimable Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches) and directed here with great panache by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), this scathing "black black comedy" marches through 300 years of African American history by way of 11 funny but also penetrating living vignettes. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Breaks Ground On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2015

Today we are revisiting a groundbreaking play that premiered this week in 1959. (more...)

Sean Combs & Mary J. Blige to Guest on Season Finale of ABC's BLACK-ISH; Jonathan Groff DirectsSean Combs & Mary J. Blige to Guest on Season Finale of ABC's BLACK-ISH; Jonathan Groff Directs
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music industry legends and longtime artistic collaborators Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige will reunite, this time on the small screen, as guest stars on the season finale of ABC's critically acclaimed hit comedy "black-ish," (more...)

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAkhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces the wide range of stories and voices that comprise Goodman Theatre's upcoming 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up beginning September 2015. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Unveil New Logo & 85th Anniversary SeasonPalo Alto Players Unveil New Logo & 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Palo Alto Players held its third annual Season Announcement party on January 31, unveiling the shows for its 2015-16 season - as well as a new logo! Managing Director Diana Lynn Wiley and Artistic Director Patrick Klein worked with Joey McDaniel to create the new public face of Palo Alto Players. "Joey is a great friend of Palo Alto Players," said Wiley. "Audience members would recognize him from his role as Igor in last season's Young Frankenstein, and he's also playing Uncle Fester in our upcoming production of The Addams Family. We're happy to share another dimension of his wonderful artistry, and are so excited to be able to keep our logo redesign in the family." (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama Ruined by Lynn Nottage makes its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre this winter. The epic play features a cast of 17, led by Everyman Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula, who was seen last season as Vera Stark in Nottage's comedic drama By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The production is directed by internationally acclaimed director Tazewell Thompson and will run from February 4th through March 8th. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available OnlineJason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's 2011 high-powered concert with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, recorded at New York City's historic Abrons Art Center, is now available to stream or download for $5, the three-time Tony-winning composer announced today on his official website. Click here for the concert! (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Options TV/Film Rights to BONE STREET RUMBATony Winner Anika Noni Rose Options TV/Film Rights to BONE STREET RUMBA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose has optioned the TV and Film rights to Daniel Jose Older's fantasy series BONE STREET RUMBA. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni RoseJohn Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley and Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will host a gala celebration honoring Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated director, actor, playwright, and instructor Austin Pendleton along with Obie Award and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose. (more...)

Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22Woodie King to Tour 2015 Black History Month Play Series to Harlem, Queens and the Bronx, 2/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Woodie King's National Black Touring Circuit's 2015 Black History Month Play Series will feature "Adam," the story of legendary Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, and a reading of Ossie Davis' seminal play "The People of Clarendon County" from February 8 - 22 in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. It's produced in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group. Tickets are $20. For more information call 212-353-1176. (more...)

The Cast Set for IMMEDIATE FAMILY at Mark Taper ForumThe Cast Set for IMMEDIATE FAMILY at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The cast is set for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum production of "Immediate Family" by Paul Oakley Stovall. As the second show in the 48th season at the Mark Taper Forum, the play will begin on April 22 and continues through June 7, 2015, with the opening taking place on May 3. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Star as Series Regular in CBS Drama FOR JUSTICEPhylicia Rashad to Star as Series Regular in CBS Drama FOR JUSTICE
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Variety reports that Phylicia Rashad has signed on to be a series regular in the CBS' drama series FOR JUSTICE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Portland Ovations Presents National Tour of MEMPHIS, 3/14Portland Ovations Presents National Tour of MEMPHIS, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Portland Ovations heats up this winter with its' presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis at Merrill Auditorium on Saturday, March 14 for two performances 4pm and 8pm. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9Westport Country Playhouse to Host FLYIN' WEST Playreading, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 Script in Hand playreading series featuring women playwrights, Westport Country Playhouse will present Pearl Cleage's humorous and gripping "Flyin' West," on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & MoreHilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre announced its 2015-16 Season Friday during the opening night festivities for Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, An Enemy of the People. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Opens 3/12 at Quogue Community HallCLYBOURNE PARK Opens 3/12 at Quogue Community Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

"Clybourne Park"-the wickedly funny and provocative play by Bruce Norris about how the different faces and shades of racism can make a straightforward real estate transaction anything but-will be the third production of the Hampton Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play opens on March 12 at the Quogue Community Hall and will run through March 29. (more...)

AN AFTERNOON WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Set for This Spring at NJPACAN AFTERNOON WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Set for This Spring at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an afternoon with six-time Tony Award and two Grammys winner Audra McDonald Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3PM in Prudential Hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Explosive A RAISIN IN THE SUN Plays At Open StageBWW Reviews: An Explosive A RAISIN IN THE SUN Plays At Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 13, 2015

Director Donald Alsedek and a uniformly fine cast bring Lorraine Hansberry's classic to vibrant life at Open Stage. (more...)

DTC Launches Classical Theater InitiativeDTC Launches Classical Theater Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The School for Wives and Medea, the first productions in DTC's new multi-year Classical Theater Initiative, which will feature masterpieces of theatrical literature from around the world. (more...)

Broadway Legend Audra McDonald to Open UH's Madison Artist Series in MarchBroadway Legend Audra McDonald to Open UH's Madison Artist Series in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Audra McDonald has earned Tonys, Grammys and other accolades for her work on stage and screen. Soon, the multitalented performer will add another accomplishment to her extensive resume. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 3/12MEMPHIS National Tour to Play Capitol Center for the Arts, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

ired by actual events, Memphis, the Musical is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically- rich Tennessee city of Memphis. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole' local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey's close-minded mama and Felicia's cautious brother, the club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world that is just unable to accept their love. Will their love be able to withstand the trials of separation, greed and fame? This hot and bothered Broadway musical is filled with heart, soul and energy to burn! Don't miss this Tony-award winning show when it comes to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts for one night only Thursday, March 121 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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