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Jane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOATJane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced final principal cast members for its semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Jane Alexander will portray Parthy, and Erika Henningsen will portray Kim. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep This WeekendGarth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run this weekend, October 3-5, 2014. For more information, visit www.ebonyrep.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Vanessa Williams, Lauren Worsham, Jane Alexander & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part OnePhoto Coverage: First Look at Vanessa Williams, Lauren Worsham, Jane Alexander & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part One
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worshamas Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Julian Ovenden & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part TwoPhoto Coverage: First Look at Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Julian Ovenden & More in New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis & More!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie, Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williams as Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. All cast members will be making their New York Philharmonic debuts in this production. As previously announced, the performances will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling and choreographed by Randy Skinner. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHOW BOAT Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at Avery Fisher Hall!Photo Coverage: SHOW BOAT Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at Avery Fisher Hall!
by Walter McBride - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie,Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worshamas Magnolia. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Starry SHOW BOAT Opens TonightNew York Philharmonic's Starry SHOW BOAT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running tonight, November 5 to November 8, 2014. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Offer 100 Free Tickets to Starry SHOW BOAT this FridayNew York Philharmonic to Offer 100 Free Tickets to Starry SHOW BOAT this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

100 free tickets for 13 to 26-year-olds are now available for the Philharmonic's production of Show Boat on Friday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photos: In Rehearsal for NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT, with Julian Ovenden, Lauren Worsham, Alli Mauzey & More!Photos: In Rehearsal for NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT, with Julian Ovenden, Lauren Worsham, Alli Mauzey & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will soon present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014.As previously announced, the New York Philharmonic's production of Show Boat will star Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie, Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal,Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. All cast members will be making their New York Philharmonic debuts in this production. As previously announced, the performances will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling and choreographed by Randy Skinner. The production will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom TheaterTHE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Red House Arts Center will present The Color Purple with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and book by Marsha Norman. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love. The show opens at Redhouse on December 5th and runs through December 20th. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Philip BoykinTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Philip Boykin
by BWW Staff - Nov 14, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Philip Boykin, who is starring in On The Town- currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Glynn Turman, Toni Braxton & More to Be Honored at 24TH Annual NAACP Theatre AwardsGlynn Turman, Toni Braxton & More to Be Honored at 24TH Annual NAACP Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

For 23 years the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch has produced a star-studded gala honoring thespians for their astonishing achievement in entertainment and theatre. (more...)

NAER Receives NEA's Collective Impact GrantNAER Receives NEA's Collective Impact Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its second round of funding for fiscal year 2015; 1,023 recommended grants totaling $74.3 million were awarded to arts organizations in all 50 states and five jurisdictions. Among those awards are only eight collective impact arts education grants, including a $50,000 grant to the Newark Arts Council for the Newark Arts Education Roundtable (NAER). (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

WAR FOR GUAM Documentary Screens for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthWAR FOR GUAM Documentary Screens for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

This month to commemorate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Memorial Day, over 600 public television stations throughout the country will begin broadcasting War for Guam, the latest production by Columbia University faculty member, award-winning filmmaker, writer, and scholar, Frances Negrón-Muntaner.  (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Kick Off First-Ever KulturfestNYC This JuneNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Kick Off First-Ever KulturfestNYC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The story of a poor orphan who believes everything he hears (Gimpel The Fool,) the tale of unlikely friendship between civil rights activist Paul Robeson and a Soviet Jewish writers (When Blood Ran Red); and a theatrical re-enactment of the Book of Esther (Haman's Downfall) are among the original and 'revival' plays to be performed at KulturfestNYC, the first-ever international festival of Jewish performing arts in New York. With more than 15 fully staged productions, KulturfestNYC will showcase the very best of Yiddish theatre from around the world, moving audiences to both laughter and tears. (more...)

THE NETHER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More Set for Centenary Stage Company's 2015-16 SeasonTHE NETHER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More Set for Centenary Stage Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

  Centenary Stage Company brings a diversely eclectic and exciting array of productions to the Lackland Center for their 2015-16 season.  Now in their 6th season at the David and Carol Lackland Center, CSC is offering award winning plays, cutting edge dramas, family favorites and new developmental works sure to satisfy even the most discerning of audiences.  From young to old, experienced theater goer to never having stepped foot in a theater before, there's something for everyone at CSC this season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/15 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/19/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2015

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Celebrate One Year Off-Broadway; Closes This JuneTHE BULLPEN to Celebrate One Year Off-Broadway; Closes This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Bullpen, the one-man, 18-character comedy, which was nominated by the Outer Critics Circle as "Outstanding Solo Performance" for 2015, will celebrate its one-year anniversary and end its successful run at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) next month. (more...)

First-Ever International Yiddish Playwright Contest Names WinnerFirst-Ever International Yiddish Playwright Contest Names Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

An historical drama about unlikely relationships forged during a time of international turmoil has been chosen as the winner of the first-ever International Jewish Playwriting Competition: The David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest, presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. NTYF is the longest consecutively-producing Yiddish Theatre Company and Jewish performing arts organization in the world. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FRAWLEY BECKER Discusses His Play Tiger by the Tail To Open Tonight at Group repBWW Interviews: FRAWLEY BECKER Discusses His Play Tiger by the Tail To Open Tonight at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Mar 6, 2015

FRAWLEY BECKER is a published book and short story author and a published and three-time prize-winning playwright. A man of many talents, he was a State Department Entertainment Director for military bases outside Paris during the Cold War, founded the first African-American theatre company within the U.S. military in 1959, formed Paris Playhouse in 1963 and was the first to professionally produce Edward Albee plays in France. For the next ten years he worked as a bilingual dialogue coach in films while living in Paris, coaching Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif, Jacqueline Bisset, Ann-Margret, Samantha Eggar, Robert Ryan, Gene Wilder and all the Oompa-Loompas of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Back in the U.S., Becker worked as a location manager for features including Jerry Maguire, Steel Magnolias, and the original Footloose, and TV movies for Oprah Winfrey Presents; and was a production executive at The Disney Studios. His award-winning, searing drama 'Tiger by the Tail' has its west coast premiere March 6 through April 19 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA. For more information about the play please visit http://www.thegrouprep.com (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTORCentenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Heads to Otisville Correctional Institution Next Week; Extends Off-BroadwayTHE BULLPEN Heads to Otisville Correctional Institution Next Week; Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Bullpen, a one-man, 18-character comedy, will travel upstate next Thursday, March 26th for two (2) performances at Otisville Correctional Institution, where actor/writer Joe Assadourian served 12 years of a 25 year sentence for attempted murder. (more...)

BAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next WeekendBAM to Present Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in The Tallest Tree in the Forest, a solo play, which he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation's prominent African-Americans. Renowned director Moises Kaufman returns to BAM (The Laramie Project, 2013 Winter/Spring) to direct this show which has delighted and enlightened audiences from Kansas City, to LA, La Jolla, and Washington, DC. The show runs Mar 22-29, 2015. (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...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTORCentenary Stage Company to Premiere THEN CAME EACH ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Centenary Stage Company presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in "Then Came Each Actor," a celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition -- Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand -- whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYCORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Orange is the New Black mainstay cast member Todd Susman, who plays Harold Bloom, father of series lead Larry Biggs in the Netflix hit, helms the casting of this new drama along with Tony Award nominee Jonathan C. Kaplan, (Falsettos, The Diary of Anne Frank), Opera icon Lawrence Craig (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, on Monday, June 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE to Play 13th St. Rep, 8/5-23THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE to Play 13th St. Rep, 8/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, 'That Queer Blind Silence' (www.thatqueerblindsilence.com) by emigre playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere run August 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation. (more...)

1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 2015-2016 season with Morris Panych's newest comedy, The Shoplifters. The Shoplifters premiered at Arena Stage in 2014. This Philadelphia premiere will be produced as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play ContestJason Robert Brown, Israel Horovitz & Jeff Baron to Judge First International Jewish Play Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Five plays - one about a young woman's coming of age at the intersection of the Jewish and American communities; one about the friendship between the actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson and Soviet Jews during WWII; one about a feisty, successful Yiddish actress who fiercely guards her agonizing secrets from a zealous director; one about love and scandal in the 1921 Yiddish Art Theater's production of Ansky's 'The Dybbuk'; and one which takes place during 1945 at the closing of WWII in the Jewish neighborhood of Saratoga Springs known as 'Gut' -- have been chosen as the finalists in first-ever National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's [NYTF] International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. (more...)

Lou Beatty Jr. to Lead NOBODY WALKS LIKE MY DADDY at Barbara Morrison PAC, 1/30-2/22Lou Beatty Jr. to Lead NOBODY WALKS LIKE MY DADDY at Barbara Morrison PAC, 1/30-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Venerable actor Lou Beatty Jr. will star in the role of the father in the social drama "Nobody Walks Like My Daddy" in a four weekend run from Jan. 30 through Feb. 22 at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park. (more...)

Demedrius Charles's ASCENSION...I AM NOT MY MOTHER Film to Premiere in NYC, 2/17Demedrius Charles's ASCENSION...I AM NOT MY MOTHER Film to Premiere in NYC, 2/17
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York announced the premiere of 'ASCENSION...I am not my Mother,' an independent film written and produced by Saint Lucian Demedrius Charles. Part of a month-long celebration commemorating Saint Lucia's 36th anniversary of independence, the premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:00PM at the Taipei Economic and Culture Center, located at 1 E 42nd Street, Manhattan, New York. This distinguished event will also feature NIGHT JAZMIN Perfumes V.I.P giveaways from NIGHT JAZMIN PRODUCTIONS. (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson to Lead YOUNG MAN LANGSTON at 92Y, 2/23Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson to Lead YOUNG MAN LANGSTON at 92Y, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Two of New York's finest stage actors -- Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson -- star in the premiere of Young Man Langston, a dramatic reading from the letters of Langston Hughes that looks at the poet's formative years, from the publication of 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers' and The Weary Blues, to his travels through the American South, to his life as an artist among artists in 1920s Harlem. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company Brings Tour of THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) to The Paul Robeson Theatre, May 18thReduced Shakespeare Company Brings Tour of THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) to The Paul Robeson Theatre, May 18th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company will set out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter in Spring 2015. Yes that's right, the bad boys of abridgement will finally tackle the subject they were born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin. (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...)

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...)

'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Central Park Five, the group of five young black and Latino youths falsely arrested and convicted in 1989 for the brutal beating and rape of a white woman in Central Park, will attend a performance of The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy written and performed by Joe Assadourian, (now playing through March 21) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) it was announced today by producer Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society). (more...)

Rattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS ReadingRattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater artistic director David Van Asselt and managing director Brian Long have announced that Vanessa Redgrave will perform a one-night-only reading of a dramatic adaptation of the novel Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim on Monday, March 30 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HGO's MAGIC FLUTE Hits Every NoteBWW Reviews: HGO's MAGIC FLUTE Hits Every Note
by Guest Blogger: Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 17, 2015

I am taken back to the first Opera I saw as a kid and the pomp and circumstance with wearing a tux and walking to the lavish theatre; this was when I fell in love with classical music. Often times we hear opera and other classical art forms are inaccessible to the people, but Houston Grand Opera's English translation of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflote) proved that opera isn't a stuffy, highbrow art form for the bourgeois. THE MAGIC FLUTE premiered on September 30, 1791 at Emanuel Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, and Mozart conducted the orchestra. The MAGIC FLUTE often referenced as a singspiel, is an opus with spoken dialogue which lends itself to the elements of classical musical theatre. The heart of this new work was an excerpt from the oriental genie tales collected by poet Christoph Martin Wieland but transitioned to have Masonic elements from the novel Sethos by Abbe Jean Terrasson. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Red House Arts Center will present The Color Purple with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and book by Marsha Norman. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love. The show opens at Redhouse on December 5th and runs through December 20th. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Receives Cooperative Marketing GrantEast Lynne Theater Company Receives Cooperative Marketing Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is receiving $16,020.00 from the Cooperative Marketing Grant sponsored by the New Jersey Department of State: Division of Travel and Tourism. The award was given based on the scores of an independent evaluation and funding review committee that studied ELTC's application and marketing plan. (more...)

Four Seasons, ABBA Among 2015 Inductees into Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of FameFour Seasons, ABBA Among 2015 Inductees into Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

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Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

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