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Ensemble Theatre Gets a Rich Laugh in 35th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2011

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates the first performance of its 35th Anniversary Season, Lotto: Experience the Dream, a comedy by Cliff Roquemore, with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Gets a Rich Laugh in 35th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates the first performance of its 35th Anniversary Season, Lotto: Experience the Dream, a comedy by Cliff Roquemore, with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Gets a Rich Laugh in 35th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates the first performance of its 35th Anniversary Season, Lotto: Experience the Dream, a comedy by Cliff Roquemore, with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Negro Ensemble's CABARET EMIGRE, Opening at Theatre Row, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

The Negro Ensemble's "Cabaret Émigre," a stageplay by Sophia Romma, will make its debut on November 2 at 8 pm at the Lion Theater in NYC's theater district. A satirical story about emigrants who have traveled to the U.S. throughout the 1900s, the play spotlights a Russian Jew, African, Latino, German and various other emigres who made this difficult travel in pursuit of the American Dream. The show makes the audience question: Did they achieve this dream? Was it worth it? And, just in time for New Yorkers to decide which president will help them to achieve their goals in the upcoming years. The show runs through Sunday, November 18. (more...)

VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez To Make Guest Appearances At Sanctified 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Gospel recording artists VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez will each make a special guest appearance at select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre now through November 14. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

The holiday musical at Performance Network has become a tradition for many - including thousands that flocked to last year's hit 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' This year the professional theatre brings another Broadway musical extravaganza to Ann Arbor with the 1978 Tony award winning 'Ain't Misbehavin'.' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Gets a Rich Laugh in 35th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2011

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates the first performance of its 35th Anniversary Season, Lotto: Experience the Dream, a comedy by Cliff Roquemore, with Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

John McClure, Jr. & More Lead SANCTIFIED At Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. (more...)

Jason Dirden, Crystal Fox Complete Cast For Arena Stage's every tongue confess
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced the full cast for the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

Arena Stage Opens every tongue confess, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2010

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, which opens the new Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, the third theater space in the Mead Center. (more...)

Negro Ensemble's CABARET EMIGRE Opens Tonight After Hurricane Delay, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

'Cabaret Emigré' by Sophia Romma, originally scheduled for November 2 to 18, now opens tonight, November 7 and will add performances November 11, 13 and 14 to make up for lost shows due to Hurricane Sandy. This new play, directed by Charles Weldon, is being presented by Negro Ensemble Company at the Lion Theater, Theater Row. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents Two Plays by Sophia Romma 12/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Negro Ensemble's CABARET EMIGRE, Opening at Theatre Row, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

The Negro Ensemble's "Cabaret Émigre," a stageplay by Sophia Romma, will make its debut on November 2 at 8 pm at the Lion Theater in NYC's theater district. A satirical story about emigrants who have traveled to the U.S. throughout the 1900s, the play spotlights a Russian Jew, African, Latino, German and various other emigres who made this difficult travel in pursuit of the American Dream. The show makes the audience question: Did they achieve this dream? Was it worth it? And, just in time for New Yorkers to decide which president will help them to achieve their goals in the upcoming years. The show runs through Sunday, November 18. (more...)

NECINC Announces Director Change in WITH AARON'S ARMS AROUND ME & THE MIRE 12/3-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. Both plays deal with eternal themes of intolerance from an émigré's perspective. Performances are December 3 to 19 at Cherry Lane Theatre (Studio Theatre), 38 Commerce Street. Since our notice of November 2, there has been a change of directors on one of the plays. Now both one-acts will be directed by Negro Ensemble Company's Artistic Director, Charles Weldon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Performance Network Theatre's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

The holiday musical at Performance Network has become a tradition for many - including thousands that flocked to last year's hit 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' This year the professional theatre brings another Broadway musical extravaganza to Ann Arbor with the 1978 Tony award winning 'Ain't Misbehavin'.' (more...)

VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez To Make Guest Appearances At Sanctified 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

Gospel recording artists VaShawn Mitchell and Zacardi Cortez will each make a special guest appearance at select performances of the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre now through November 14. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

The holiday musical at Performance Network has become a tradition for many - including thousands that flocked to last year's hit 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' This year the professional theatre brings another Broadway musical extravaganza to Ann Arbor with the 1978 Tony award winning 'Ain't Misbehavin'.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Denzel Washington Talks Returning to Broadway in 2014!
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2012

'What I want to do is come back to Broadway, which I plan to do in 2014,' Washington told Charlie Rose in the November 1 episode of The Charlie Rose Show. 'Scott Rudin and Kenny Leon, who directed me in FENCES, we're all trying to figure out which play to do. I won't say which play - I like acting on stage more than on film. I like directing, I like acting on stage, and then I like acting on film.' (more...)

Negro Ensemble's CABARET EMIGRE Set to Open 11/7 After Hurricane Delay
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012

'Cabaret Emigré' by Sophia Romma, originally scheduled for November 2 to 18, will now open November 7 and will add performances November 11, 13 and 14 to make up for lost shows due to Hurricane Sandy. This new play, directed by Charles Weldon, is being presented by Negro Ensemble Company at the Lion Theater, Theater Row. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway on Tuesday, April 16th and opens Today, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

VIDEO: New International Trailer for THE EQUALIZER with Denzel Washington
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2014

Columbia Pictures has released a new international trailer for director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in the title role as well as Chloë Grace Moretz. The film hits theaters on September 26th. Check it out below! (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks A RAISIN IN THE SUN on 'Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The actor stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON to talk about his latest project. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/14 - 'MISS DAISY' and CANDIDE On-Screen, THEY CALL ME Q, 'PRINCESS' & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Lansbury and Jones, hits movie theaters today, while the NY Phil's CANDIDE concert, featuring Chenoweth and LuPone, is out online! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lillias White Hosts Coalition of Theatres of Color Salute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

The Coalition of Theatres of Color saluted its members, the historic Negro Ensemble Company's 45th anniversary and the acclaimed Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre's 40th anniversary, with 'Award-Winning Journeys in Black Theatre,' a special press event hosted by award-winning actors Lillias White and Ralph Carter on June 25 at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem. (more...)

First Look - Denzel Washington in New Poster Art for THE EQUALIZER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Columbia Pictures has shared an all-new poster for director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in the title role as well as Chloë Grace Moretz. The film hits theaters on September 26th. (more...)

Lillias White and Chuck Cooper to Co-Host AWARD-WINNING JOURNEYS IN BLACK THEATRE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

The Coalition of Theatres of Color will salute the historic Negro Ensemble Company's 45th anniversary and the acclaimed Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre's 40th anniversary with 'Award-Winning Journeys in Black Theatre', a special press event by award-winning actors Lillias White and Chuck Cooper on Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. Harlem's Con. Charles Rangel's office is presenting a proclamation. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars in New Drama THE EQUALIZER
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer from director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in the title role as well as Chloe Grace Moretz. The film hits theaters on September 26th. (more...)

Sophie Okenedo, Anika Noni Rose to Join Denzel Washington in RAISIN IN THE SUN Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Showbiz411 reports exclusively that Denzel Washington will be joined by actresses Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose in an upcoming Broadway revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN set for next spring. (more...)

First Look - Denzel Washington in New IMAX Poster for THE EQUALIZER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

A new IMAX poster for director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER featuring star Denzel Washington has been revealed. The film hits theaters on September 26th (more...)

Jennifer Maisel's OUT OF ORBIT Wins Wagner College Theatre's 2014 Stanley Drama Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Jennifer Maisel of Los Angeles for her play, "Out of Orbit." Two finalists for this year's award were also announced: Chelsea Sutton of North Hollywood, Cal., for "The Dead Woman," and Sam Byron of New York City for "Gordy Crashes." (more...)

Johannson, Washington Receive Germany's Prestigious Film Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actors Scarlett Johannson and Denzel Washington have received Germany's top entertainment awards as best international actors. (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...)

BWW Reviews: CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN Introduces Black History Month 2014 at Karamu
by Roy Berko - Feb 5, 2014

Karamu, the nation's oldest African-American theatre, opened its Black History month celebration with 'Ceremonies in Dark Old Men' by Lonne Elder III. The play and its author are both noted for their strong place in the reflections of Blacks in this country. (more...)

Denzel Washington and Al Pacino Headed for OTHELLO?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

Today, The Daily Telegraph indicated that negotiations may be back in motion, saying in an interview with Washington that the actor 'is showing no signs of slowing down, with talk of him starring in Othello with Al Pacino.' (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...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents THE PIANO LESSON 3/3 - 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Ann Arbor, MI - From the theatre that brought audiences the stunning 2009 production of August Wilson's 'Fences,' comes another Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the esteemed 20th century playwright. 'The Piano Lesson' will run March 3 - April 3, 2011. (more...)

Philip Gerson Named Stanley Drama Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2011

The Wagner College Theatre has named Philip Gerson the winner of the 2011 Stanley Drama Award for his play, 'Eyes Forward.' Gerson makes his home in both New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents Two Plays by Sophia Romma 12/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. (more...)

NECINC Announces Director Change in WITH AARON'S ARMS AROUND ME & THE MIRE 12/3-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. Both plays deal with eternal themes of intolerance from an émigré's perspective. Performances are December 3 to 19 at Cherry Lane Theatre (Studio Theatre), 38 Commerce Street. Since our notice of November 2, there has been a change of directors on one of the plays. Now both one-acts will be directed by Negro Ensemble Company's Artistic Director, Charles Weldon. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Return to Broadway in A RAISIN IN THE SUN?
by Rialto Chatter - Dec 28, 2012

Denzel Washington, who was last seen on Broadway in Fences, winning a 2010 Tony Award, has been telling the press in interviews that he was headed back to the stage in 2014. Now, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reports today that the show will be A RAISIN IN THE SUN, directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Scott Rudin. Washington will play Walter Lee Younger in the show, which is hoping to hit the stage in the Spring of 2013. (more...)

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2013

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents Two Plays by Sophia Romma, Closes 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. (more...)

NECINC Announces Director Change in WITH AARON'S ARMS AROUND ME & THE MIRE 12/3-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010

Negro Ensemble Company (www.necinc.org), America's legendary black theater company, will present 'With Aaron's Arms Around Me and The Mire,' an evening of two one-acts by Sophia Romma, a Russian-American playwright, both on the theme of intolerance. Both plays deal with eternal themes of intolerance from an émigré's perspective. Performances are December 3 to 19 at Cherry Lane Theatre (Studio Theatre), 38 Commerce Street. Since our notice of November 2, there has been a change of directors on one of the plays. Now both one-acts will be directed by Negro Ensemble Company's Artistic Director, Charles Weldon. (more...)

Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND Opens Arena Stage at the Mead Center 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

After a memorable and record-breaking inaugural year, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater celebrates its 61st anniversary season with Trouble in Mind, written by playwright Alice Childress. Childress was the first African-American woman to have her plays professionally produced in New York, and she became the first woman of color to win an Obie Award, in 1956 for Trouble in Mind (Best Original Production). (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Addresses A RAISIN IN THE SUN Age Issues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington will star as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, opposite film, television and Tony Award-winning stage star Diahann Carroll as Lena Younger, on Broadway next spring. Washington's character, Walter Lee Younger, is described in Hansberry's script as 'a lean, intense young man in his middle thirties'. But Washington is 60. Producer Scott Rudin addressed this age difference in an interview published today on Newsday. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, 4/16-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway on Tuesday, April 16th and opens Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Denzel Washington Stars as THE EQUALIZER
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Columbia Pictures has released the first photos from director Antoine Fuqua's THE EQUALIZER, starring Denzel Washington in the title role as well as Chloë Grace Moretz. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble Stages RICHARD III: BORN WITH TEETH Off-Broadway, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

The Award-Winning Epic Theatre Ensemble, now in their 12th year presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The production, directed by Ron Russell, begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 16th and opens Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 PM at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The play will run through May 4th. (more...)

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