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Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT Tonight at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present THE JOINT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'The Joint'. (more...)

MOTHER EMANUEL Returns 9/9, in the Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Mother Emanuel, the winner of FringeNYC's Overall Excellence Award: Musical, will return to the Soho Playhouse as part of the Fringe Encore Series starting September 9th. (more...)

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Single Black Female, Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman comedy exploring the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, will open Crossroads Theatre Company's 2016-17 season, Oct. 6-23. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Single Black Female, Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman comedy exploring the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, will open Crossroads Theatre Company's 2016-17 season, Oct. 6-23. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY to Return to Marcus Center This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes will open December 1st and debut an all new Black Nativity 2016 for its second season at Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall. This year's run will take place over two weekends and features new Director, Malkia Stampley. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is produced by Black Arts MKE (formerly Black Arts Think Tank) with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Freedom Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

New Freedom Theatre celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season with three mainstage productions including a return of its annual holiday favorite Black Nativity: An African Holiday Musical Play, the Philadelphia premiere of Mother Emanuel: An American Musical Play, and the Tony Award-winning blockbuster Dreamgirls.  (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Celebrates Philadelphia Theatre Community with 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

This evening, in a celebration attended by approximately 900 theatre artists, staff, critics, and friends, Theatre Philadelphia distributed 27 awards at the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, including the first-ever Victory Foundation Award for Outstanding Theatre Education Program. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Crossroads is a Theatrical Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 13, 2016

'Single Black Female' is now on the Crossroads Theatre company Stage through October 23rd. Written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, this play is a theatrical gem. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

New Freedom Theatre Celebrates Holiday Season with the Return of Black Nativity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

New Freedom Theatre opens its 50th Anniversary season with the annual holiday favorite Black Nativity: An African Musical Play, running November 30-December 18 at Freedom Theatre (Broad and Master Streets).  (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY to Open This December at Crossroads Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Langston Hughes' soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of  the late writer's classic work, Black Nativity. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Theater Alliance
by Andrew Burrill - Nov 30, 2016

Langston Hughes' "Gospel Song-Play" chronicles and celebrates the birth of Jesus and the unique cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans. This joyous musical compels us to look inward and find the wonder in life. This performance is recommended for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Cast Announced for Theater Alliance of Washington DC's BLACK NATIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Announcing the cast of this year's Black Nativity! (more...)

Support Biship Arts Theatre Center this Giving Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Did you know the Bishop Arts Theatre Center impacts thousands of children each year through year round arts education programs? (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe to Present Musical Celebration BLACK NATIVITY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of the most renowned musicals of the holiday season, returns to Black Theatre Troupe. December 2 - 18, 2016. (more...)

13th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special to Celebrate Seasonal Spirit in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Mayor's Holiday Special presented by the Highland Street Foundation, produced by ArtsBoston and created in partnership with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

BLACK NATIVITY Comes to Phoenix this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

One of the most renowned musicals of the holiday season returns to Black Theatre Troupe, Black Nativity on December 2 - 18, 2016 at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034.   (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company to Bring Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity' To Its Stage for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

"Black Nativity," Langston Hughes' retelling of the classic Nativity story with a black cast, featuring traditional Christmas carols and original music in gospel style. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Slays New Single 'Remember Me' on THE VOICE UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, premiered 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, last night on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK, where she is currently in her first season as a coach. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson To Premiere New Epic Records Single 'Remember Me' On The Voice UK Sunday Night, March 5th, Single Available Now At All Digital And Streaming Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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FIRST LISTEN: Jennifer Hudson's New Single 'Remember Me'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, will premiere 'Remember Me,' her brand new single on Epic Records, this Sunday night, March 5th, on ITV's top-rated THE VOICE UK (more...)

USA Network Pilot UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE AND TUPAC Announces Additional Casting
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The new pilot from Universal Cable Productions has filled the roles of Sean “Puffy” Combs, Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace, and wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Sharitha Golden. LUKE JAMES is set to play Sean “Puffy” Combs, the young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls. (more...)

Announcing the Winners of Synchronicity Theatre's New Arts Incubator Project, STRIPPED BARE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On January 30, 2017, Atlanta's Synchronicity Theatre launched a test-run of Stripped Bare, a new arts incubator project that gives artists a space to create and produce new work. Designed for early-career artists, Stripped Bare focuses on projects that emphasize words and ideas, with minimal technical elements. For this first year, the program was available by invitation only. Invitations were sent to Atlanta-based artists who had at least one paid professional credit, but had not originated or created more than five professional projects. They were asked to submit proposals. Two winning projects were selected: (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: WATCH ON THE RHINE Meets the Press at Arena Stage - Marsha Mason and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Arena Stage's upcoming production Watch on the Rhine hosted a meet & greet on the first day of rehearsal today, January 3. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast and creative team below! Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman runs February 3-March 5, 2017 at Arena Stage. It is directed by Jackie Maxwell and stars four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason. (more...)

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW Opens at The Armory Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

His Eye is on the Sparrow, Larry Parr's stirring one-woman musical that celebrates the life of groundbreaking artist Ethel Waters, opens at The Armory on February 10, with previews beginning February 4 and performances running through March 19. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The SOURCE Theatre Company to Celebrate Eulipions & Shadow Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline New Production of Legendary Black Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Langston Hughes' soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of the late writer's classic work, Black Nativity. The show runs tonight, Dec. 9, through Dec. 18. Opening night is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Portrays Christmas Gospel through Poetry and Soul
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 8, 2016

Black Arts MKE presents their joyous and triumphant 2nd annual version of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity first produced in 1961. Numerous theaters throughout America remount the production every year to celebrate the holiday season with an all African American cast. At Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall, Malkia Stampley directs an all star cast of 18 members including charming children and professional actors accompanied by live musicians under the music direction of Antoine Reynolds, along with drummer Taurus Adams and bass player Afton Johnson, while they dance to  Marvette Knight's rousing choreography. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/16; THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Minneapolis, Memphis, Portland and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE CRUCIBLE in Minneapolis, ANNIE in Memphis and IRVING BERLIN in Portland, just to name a few. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Fences, the critically renowned play by August Wilson. The timeless drama about fathers and sons runs January 6 to January 21, 2017. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre is Inspiring and Exhilarating
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 13, 2016

See 'Black Nativity' now on the Crossroads Theatre stage through December 18th .Directed by Lee Truesdale and choreographed by Obediah Wright, it is an inspiring and exhilarating show. (more...)

Give NJ ENTERTAINMENT for the Holidays
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 12, 2016

Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, consider the gift of entertainment for your family, friends and co-workers. New Jersey has some of the best theaters and performing arts centers in the metropolitan area. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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