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Based on the play The Amen Corner by James Baldwin

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents CANDIDE, Nov. 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity, Pippinand Merrily We Roll Along, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce that its Christmas musical will be Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Kat B, Sharon D Clarke & More Set for PUSS IN BOOTS at Hackney Empire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Today Hackney Empire announces the principle cast of its brand new pantomime, Puss in Boots. Written and directed by Susie McKenna with music by Steven Edis, the cast will include Kat B as Puss in Boots, Sharon D Clarke as Queen Talulah, Josefina Gabrielle as the witch Evilena andStephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall. In true Hackney style this rarely performed classic Perrault pantomime will be reimagined for today's audience, packed with show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and side-splitting comedy. (more...)

Clarke And Gabrielle To Star In PUSS IN BOOTS At Hackney Empire
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 8, 2013

Today Hackney Empire announces the principal cast of its brand new pantomime, Puss in Boots. Written and directed by Susie McKenna with music by Steven Edis, the cast will include Kat B as Puss in Boots, Sharon D Clarke as Queen Talulah, Josefina Gabrielle as the witch Evilena and Stephen Matthews as Dame Nettie Knowall. In true Hackney style this rarely performed classic Perrault pantomime will be reimagined for today's audience, packed with show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and side-splitting comedy. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel on Sunday November 17. (more...)

Longlist Announced For Evening Standard Awards 2013; Includes Dench, Mirren, McAvoy
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 25, 2013

The longlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced, and includes Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Dominic West. (more...)

Rufus Norris To Take Over As Director Of National Theatre From April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The National Theatre have announced this morning that Rufus Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as director from April 2015. (more...)

Rachel Tucker & More Join LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET Lineup, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

With top names already announced, the first LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET continues to attract more exciting performers to their roster, and they will perform throughout the exceptional month long Festival, setting London alive with the sound of Cabaret at its Songbook best. The LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET dates have been extended; with the Festival now starting TODAY 13 OCTOBER and the new end date is SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2013. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE LIGHT PRINCESS & More Included on 2013 Evening Standard Awards Shortlist
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 8, 2013

The shortlist for the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards has been announced. Winners revealed at a ceremony presented by Damian Lewis at the Savoy Hotel on November 17, when the recipients of six special awards will also be revealed. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Presents CANDIDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Following on from Sunday in the Park with George, Little Shop of Horrors, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Sweet Charity, Pippinand Merrily We Roll Along, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce that its Christmas musical will be Candide with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Park and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Michael Grandage and More Make Longlist for 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The longlist is announced today for the 59th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The Awards, hosted by London Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, will be compered by Damian Lewis, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning star of TV's Homeland, at a gala black-tie evening at the Savoy Hotel today November 17. (more...)

The Guthrie Opens AN ILIAD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Tonight is opening night at the Guthrie for An Iliad, the single-actor storytelling adaptation of Homer's Greek classic about the siege of Troy, featuring Stephen Yoakam (more than 75 Guthrie productions including a lauded turn as Bertolt Brecht in 2012's Tales from Hollywood and as Creon in 2011's The Burial at Thebes) as The Poet and directed by Benjamin McGovern (The Edge of Our Bodies, Circle Mirror Transformation). An Iliad is written by Lisa Peterson (director of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie in 2012, as well as the upcoming production of Clybourne Parkopening in June) and Denis O'Hare from a translation of Homer by Robert Fagles. (more...)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste to Star in National Theatre's THE AMEN CORNER
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, Marianne Jean-Baptiste will star in the National Theatre's The Amen Corner by James Baldwin. Directed by Rufus Norris, the show will begin previews next week at the Olivier Theatre. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Remounts Jeff Stetson's FRATERNITY thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

Ebony Repertory Theatre, now in its fifth year, has announced the return of their production of FRATERNITY by internationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright/screenwriter Jeff Stetson (Keep the Faith and And the Men Shall Also Gather). Director Henry Miller (James Baldwin's The Amen Corner) leads the creative team. The riveting award-winning political drama FRATERNITY began performances last night and runs through June 2, 2013 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs tonight, March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

James T. Alfred and Erika LaVonn Star in Penumbra's THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Guthrie, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

On the heels of successful presentations of A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Amen Corner, the Guthrie Theater welcomes the return of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre Company with The Mountaintop - the recipient of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play - written by Katori Hall and directed by Penumbra Founder and Co-Artistic Director Lou Bellamy. The Mountaintop begins performances tonight, March 28 and continues through April 19. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Welcome Moss Hart Back to Broadway - Meet the Full Cast of Lincoln Center's ACT ONE, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production! (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2014 Olivier Awards! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, ONCE, MORMON, MERRILY, Jude Law, Judi Dench & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 10, 2014

The nominations for The Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday, March 10) by Nigel Harman and Leigh Zimmerman with the full list of nominations available below and online at www.olivierawards.com. (more...)

Clarke and Rowe To Star In BLUES IN THE NIGHT, July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

BLUES IN THE NIGHT uses the great blues and jazz songs of the 1920s and 30s to explore the lives of three women and a saloon singer in a 'cheap hotel' during the course of a long memory-filled evening. The 26 songs celebrate the blues melodies of Bessie Smith, Jimmy Cox, Duke Ellington, Alberta Hunter and songs by Harold Arlen, Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Johnny Mercer and others. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE AMEN CORNER at the National Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jun 13, 2013

Rufus Norris' production of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner opened at the National Theatre and follows the life of Sister Margaret, a pastor of a Harlem church. It stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Kofi Abrefa and Sharon D Clarke. (more...)

Almost Sold-Out, BETRAYAL Box Office Opens Early for One Week, Now thru August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, today, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. (more...)

The Guthrie Presents Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 & 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

The Guthrie Theater previously announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are today, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. (more...)

Box Office for Nearly Sold Out BETRAYAL Starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz to Open Early for One Week, July 29 - August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, on Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. The box office will be open July 29-August 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and August 4 from Noon to 6:00 pm. After August 4, the box office at the Barrymore will reopen on Tuesday, September 3. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 AND 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Penned in response to Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park has sparked conversation and dialogue across America wherever it has played. Lisa Peterson(Guthrie: Major Barbara, Oedipus) directs this biting American story at the Guthrie after last year's lauded production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

In BLUES IN THE NIGHT Set for Hackney Empire Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013

Susie McKenna, Creative Director at Hackney Empire, directs Blues in the Night today, 14 July 2013 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. (more...)

Tickets for BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz On Sale Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Tickets for Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, are set to go on sale tonight at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

New Brooklyn Theater's Site-Specific THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH Plays Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

New Brooklyn Theater has announced casting today for its site-specific production of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. This rare revival will run for eight performances between today, January 9 and 19, 2014. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Brooklyn Theater's Site-Specific THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH, 1/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

New Brooklyn Theater has announced casting today for its site-specific production of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. This rare revival will run for eight performances between January 9 and 19, 2014. Each performance will be followed by talkbacks or panel discussions with leaders in the arts, government, labor, and health. These discussions are intended to raise critical questions about health access, race, class, and the arts in New York. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs February 28 - March 30, 2014 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

James T. Alfred and Erika LaVonn to Star in Penumbra's THE MOUNTAINTOP at the Guthrie; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

On the heels of successful presentations of A Raisin in the Sun, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Amen Corner, the Guthrie Theater welcomes the return of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre Company with The Mountaintop - the recipient of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play - written by Katori Hall and directed by Penumbra Founder and Co-Artistic Director Lou Bellamy. The Mountaintop begins performances on March 28 and continues through April 19. (more...)

Sharon D. Clarke and Brian Kennedy Join Anton Stephans in FLIGHT at The Hippodrome Casino, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

If there was ever an Artist with the power of FLIGHT, it is ANTON STEPHANS. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs February 28 - March 30, 2014 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Richmond (more...)

Railroad Earth to Perform at Boulder Theater, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Railroad Earth at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1st, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, February 20th at 10:00 am for $73.50 2-day pass with the Red Rocks Amphitheatre show. (more...)

Benton To Star In HOBSON'S CHOICE; Clarke And Hughes In PORGY AND BESS At Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed lead casting for Hobson's Choice and the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Mark Benton will play Henry Hobson in Hobson's Choice, with Jodie McNee as his daughter Maggie. Rufus Bonds Jr and Nicola Hughes play the title roles in Porgy and Bess with Phillip Boykin re-creating his Tony Award nominated performance as Crown, and Sharon D Clarke as Mariah. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Chuck Patterson Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

Actor and director Chuck Patterson has passed away. Patterson starred on Broadway and Off-Broadway in numerous plays. He also directed for Ensemble Studio Theater, New Federal Theater and others. (more...)

The Guthrie Announces Additional Performances of CLYBOURNE PARK, 7/28 AND Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced additional performances for its production of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2012 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park-a powerhouse contemporary satire about race and gentrification during the past half century in America written by Bruce Norris. The additional performances are Today, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. and Today, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. Penned in response to Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park has sparked conversation and dialogue across America wherever it has played. Lisa Peterson(Guthrie: Major Barbara, Oedipus) directs this biting American story at the Guthrie after last year's lauded production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Rachel Tucker & More Join LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET Lineup, Begin. 13 Oct.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

With top names already announced, the first LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET continues to attract more exciting performers to their roster, and they will perform throughout the exceptional month long Festival, setting London alive with the sound of Cabaret at its Songbook best. The LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET dates have been extended; with the Festival now starting on SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER and the new end date is SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2013. (more...)

2013 MASTERS TOURNAMENT Coverage Returns to CBS.com, Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

CBSSports.com, in conjunction with Masters.com, CBS Sports and the Masters Tournament, today announced that Masters Live, live full day video coverage from the Augusta National Golf Club, will return for the 2013 Masters Tournament. (more...)

Anthony Caponi, Hillcrest Community School and More Receive Ordway's 2012 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today announced the recipients of the 2012 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards. Now in its 21st year, the Sally Awards honor extraordinary achievement in the visual, performing and literary arts. (more...)

2013 MASTERS TOURNAMENT Coverage to Return to CBS.com, Beg. 4/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

CBSSports.com, in conjunction with Masters.com, CBS Sports and the Masters Tournament, today announced that Masters Live, live full day video coverage from the Augusta National Golf Club, will return for the 2013 Masters Tournament. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Supporting Actress
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 13, 2014

Nominees are Sharon D Clarke (The Amen Corner), Cecilia Noble (The Amen Corner), Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Sarah Greene (The Cripple of Inishmaan). (more...)

Almeida, MORMON and National Theatre Big Oliviers 2014 Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

The winners of the 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 13 April 2014) in front of a packed audience at a glamorous ceremony at London's Royal Opera House hosted by Stephen Mangan and Gemma Arterton. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: The Full List Of Winners And Nominees!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

The Olivier Awards 2014 are presented this evening - keep an eye on this page, updating live, for the results. Established in 1976, the Laurence Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London's theatre and are Britain's most prestigious stage honours. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Live Blog!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

It's the biggest night in the West End theatre calendar - the great and the good are gathered in Covent Garden to celebrate the best stage work of the last year. Stick with us throughout the night for all the winners, as well as gossip from the Party in the Piazza, and a running commentary on the TV highlights show! (more...)

CBS Sports Airs Coverage of 2014 MASTERS, Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Masters®, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 59th consecutive year from the majestic setting of Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: Preview - Best Revival
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 10, 2014

Nominees are Ghosts (Almeida/Trafalgar Studios), Othello (National Theatre), Private Lives (Gielgud Theatre) and The Amen Corner (National Theatre). (more...)

CBS Sports to Air Coverage of 2014 MASTERS, Beg. 4/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Masters®, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 59th consecutive year from the majestic setting of Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (more...)

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