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Wilson Cycle THE PIANO LESSON Webcast Airs 9/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2013

Actor/director and noted August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs a revival staging of Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning THE PIANO LESSON tonight as part of a live webcast series presenting the ten 20th century cycle plays by the two-time Pulitzer-winner, following successful presentations of Ma Rainey'S BLACK BOTTOM and FENCES last month as well as Joe Turner's Come and Gone last week. (more...)

Wilson Cycle JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Live Webcast Airs 9/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 4, 2013

Esteemed stage and screen star and noted August Wilson proponent/performer Phylicia Rashad stages a revival of Wilson's acclaimed drama Joe Turner's Come and Gone tonight as part of a live webcast series presenting the ten 20th century cycle plays by the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, following successful presentations of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM and FENCES last month. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company Presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett; and, featuring *Bert Pigg, and Chris Messersmith. The performance will premiere at The Firehouse Theatre on September 29 at 8:00pm. It will run through October 15 today, Friday and Saturday evenings.  (more...)

Philadelphia Premiere of Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet Begins October 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

From the theater that brought you 2012's hit production of Joe Turner's Come and Gone, comes the Philadelphia premiere from the African-American playwright touted as the "next August Wilson," and winner of the 2013 MacArthur "genius grant," Tarell Alvin McCraney. A provocative, poignant, fiercely humorous, and ultimately universal story of a "sweet" young man's journey to discover the "secret" of who he really is and where he really came from. Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and bringing three generations of characters, all named after African gods, together. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Its 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announced its 2014-2015, including 'They're Playing Our Song,' 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' and more1 (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company Presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett; and, featuring *Bert Pigg, and Chris Messersmith. The performance will premiere at The Firehouse Theatre on September 29 at 8:00pm. It will run through October 15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  (more...)

Wilson Cycle JITNEY Webcast Airs 9/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 16, 2013

Actor/director and noted August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs a revival staging of Wilson's JITNEY tonight as part of a live webcast series presenting the ten 20th century cycle plays by the two-time Pulitzer-winner, following successful presentations of Ma Rainey'S BLACK BOTTOM and FENCES last month as well as Joe Turner's Come and Gone and THE PIANO LESSON so far this month. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Celebrate August Wilson with Series of Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre and Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris celebrate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's 10-play cycle with a series of staged readings beginning October 19, 2015 - July 18, 2016. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  The production, directed by Phyllis E. Griffin, premieres on Friday, November 6, and runs through Sunday, November 15, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 4 and 5, at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon & More Set for Restore Brooklyn Gala Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation will host the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit gala, honoring Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, Jay Walder and Jacqueline Berrien (posthumously). (more...)

Single Tickets to Go Onsale for Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING on Monday 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that single tickets for the world premiere of the new musical Monsoon Wedding will go on sale to the general public on Monday, November 14. Monsoon Wedding will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre next spring. Previews begin Friday, May 5, 2017 and the show runs through Sunday, June 25, 2017. Press night for Monsoon Weddingwill be Friday, May 19, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Turn Out for LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards' Red Carpet & Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The 24th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2013 season, were presented on Sunday, November 3 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with 12 was Center Theatre Group (seven for The Nether at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; three for Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum; one for The Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre; and one for The Royale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre). CTG was followed by 3-D Theatricals with five awards (four for Parade and one for Shrek the Musical). The Chance Theater and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards each (including Best Season for La Mirada); Circle X Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, and the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble tied with two each. Check out a look back at the red carpet arrivals, award ceremony, and more below! (more...)

PARADE, SHREK & More Win Big at LA's Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The 24th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2013 season, were presented on Sunday, November 3 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with 12 was Center Theatre Group (seven for The Nether at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; three for Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum; one for The Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre; and one for The Royale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre). CTG was followed by 3-D Theatricals with five awards (four for Parade and one for Shrek the Musical). The Chance Theater and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards each (including Best Season for La Mirada); Circle X Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, and the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble tied with two each. (more...)

Indie Film SAINT JANE, Starring Kelly Bishop, Now Streaming on Amazon
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Indie film SAINT JANET, starring theater and TV star Kelly Bishop, now available to stream on Amazon. What if one day your mother announced that God gave her the power to heal? (more...)

JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Among Winners at CSA's 29th Annual Artios Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2013

The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced the winners of the organization's 29th Annual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting, given in 22 categories including film, television and theater. (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...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' opened last night, May 8, at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, directed by Phylicia Rashad. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad at Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2013

August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens tonight, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The lyrically rich and powerful play continues through June 9, 2013. Click below to get a sneak peek of the show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/05/2013
by BWW - May 5, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/26/2013
by BWW - May 26, 2013

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African American Repertory Theater's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Acclaimed playwright August Wilson's New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning drama, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, will close out the 6th season for The African American Repertory Theater (AART). Vince McGill, a founder of AART and respected veteran of local stages, returns to Dallas to head the cast in this production as Herald Loomis. The play will be presented at KD Studio Theatre in Dallas. (more...)

CTG Announces 2013 Theatre Educator Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

Five teachers have been selected for Center Theatre Group's 2013 Theatre Educator Fellowship program, it was announced recently at a celebratory dinner for the opening of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" presented at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum. The Theatre Educator Fellowship program, created by CTG's Education and Community Partnerships Department and supported by a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co., awards fellowships to educators who implement theatre in their teaching practice. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/19/2013
by BWW - May 19, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/19/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Talawa Announces TALAWA FIRSTS Season, June 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/12/2013
by BWW - May 12, 2013

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Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Angela Bassett, who has appeared on Broadway herself in THE MOUNTAINTOP and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, attended last night's performance of Aladdin and stopped backstage to pose for a photo with 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart. Check it out below! (more...)

Boston University Sells Home of Huntington Theatre Company For $25 Million
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The new owner is in talks with the theatre company about the continued use of the space they've called home since 1982. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: August Wilson in Waterford
by National Theater Institute - Mar 2, 2015

Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson developed six plays the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Seven Guitars, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, and Two Trains Running. In celebration of the PBS American Masters documentary 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand', RISK AGAIN! shares excerpts from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater. (more...)

CPCC Theatre to Wrap 2014-15 Season with JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Begin. 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Theatre will wrap up its 2014-2015 season with August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Select performances will be held during Sensoria, the college's weeklong celebration of the arts. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: THE KING AND I's Catherine Zuber Celebrates Her 6th Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Just last night, Catherine Zuber took home her sixth Tony Award for Best Costume DEsign of a Musical for The King and I. Click below to find out why this one is extra-special to her! (more...)

Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Ming Cho Lee & Paul Libin to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2013

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's awards will be presented to Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater; Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/02/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run tonight, June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Revised Preview Date For MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Previews Now Begin September 1, 2016 Phylicia Rashad, who directed Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Directed by Phylicia Rashad. the Taper in 2013, will direct this groundbreaking play which depicts the racism and exploitation in the music industry through a 1927 recording session in Chicago with a legendary blues singer. "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is inspired by the real-life Gertrude "Ma" Rainey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Helps Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Karamu
by Roy Berko - Jan 27, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Karamu, the country's oldest continuously performing Black Theatre, will celebrate its 100th birthday. (more...)

August Wilson's FENCES to Run 2/7-3/1 at Open Stage of Harrisburg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Open Stage of Harrisburg Executive Artistic Director Donald Alsedek directs another installment of August Wilson's acclaimed Century Cycle of plays exploring the Black experience in America Following at the intimate Angino Family Theatre. Following last year's triumph with Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Alsedek takes on August Wilson's African-American epic, FENCES. The production opens February 7 and closes March 1. Evening performances Thursday to Saturdays are at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 8
by - Feb 8, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15
by - Feb 15, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Announces Its 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Central Piedmont Community College Theatre announced its 2014-2015, including 'They're Playing Our Song,' 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' and more1 (more...)

CPCC Theatre to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

CPCC Theatre will present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on April 10th - 19th in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus as part of the college's Sensoria Festival. August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone is directed by Corlis Hayes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lillias White, Glynn Turman and More in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Currently in previews, August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone,' directed by Phylicia Rashad, opens Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The lyrically rich and powerful play continues through June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/28/2013
by BWW - Apr 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/28/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 4/22
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 26, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of April 22! (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

CPCC Theatre to Wrap 2014-15 Season with JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Theatre will wrap up its 2014-2015 season with August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." Select performances will be held during Sensoria, the college's weeklong celebration of the arts. (more...)

CPCC Theatre Presents JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

CPCC Theatre will present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone tonight, April 10th - 19th in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus as part of the college's Sensoria Festival. August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone is directed by Corlis Hayes. (more...)

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