Finborough Theatre to Debut Anders Lustgarten's BLACK JESUS, Oct 1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Anders Lustgarten's Black Jesus receives its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre, playing for a four week season from Tuesday, 1 October 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 7.30pm). A sold-out workshop production of Black Jesus at the Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe, was described by the Guardian as 'a highlight of the festival'. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo Present GENERATIONS, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, today, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces STONES IN HIS POCKETS, THE RIOTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

The Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community, in particular by Black, Irish, Jewish, Asian and South African writers, as well as for responding to contemporary issues and events with its ground-breaking 'tribunal plays' and political work. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars, running tonight, September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars,running September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

WSU Bonstelle Theatre Announces Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS To Replace PLAYBOY, 2/8 - 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

The Bonstelle Theatre announces the addition of ARABIAN NIGHTS to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from February 8 through 17, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tricycle Theatre Presents A WALK IN THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Nicolas Kent will direct A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, with Steven Crossley (Andrey Botvinnik) and Myriam Cyr (Joan Honeyman) reprising their roles from the Northern Stage, Vermont production. (more...)

Nicolas Kent To Direct A WALK IN THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Nicolas Kent will direct A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, with Steven Crossley (Andrey Botvinnik) and Myriam Cyr (Joan Honeyman) reprising their roles from the Northern Stage, Vermont production. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Debuts Anders Lustgarten's BLACK JESUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Anders Lustgarten's Black Jesus receives its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre, playing for a four week season from tonight, 1 October 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 7.30pm). A sold-out workshop production of Black Jesus at the Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe, was described by the Guardian as 'a highlight of the festival'. (more...)

Simon Coombs, Sharon Duncan-Brewster and More Join Ruth Wilson in THE EL.TRAIN - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

The full cast for The El. Train, joining the previously announced Ruth Wilson, is Simon Coombs, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Christian Edwards, Nicola Hughes, Adam Sopp, Ony Uhiara and Zubin Varla. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

Tricycle Theatre Announces STONES IN HIS POCKETS, THE RIOTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

The Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community, in particular by Black, Irish, Jewish, Asian and South African writers, as well as for responding to contemporary issues and events with its ground-breaking 'tribunal plays' and political work. (more...)

DOUBT Opens Tonight at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs now through July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are tonight, May 6 and tomorrow, May 7. (more...)

Ashton, Fox, Harris Lead TACTICAL QUESTIONING At Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

Today, 5 May 2011, Nicolas Kent announces full casting for the world premiere of the Tricycle Theatre production - Tactical Questioning: Scenes from the Baha Mousa Inquiry. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'MASTER HAROLD'¬Ö AND THE BOYS at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

People¬'s Light & Theatre Presents DIVIDING THE ESTATE 5/11-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

People's Light & Theatre presents the Philadelphia premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. It runs May 11 - June 5, 2011 on the Main Stage. Artistic Director Abigail Adams directs. People's Light & T (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arena Stage's MARY T. & LIZZY K.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Mary T. & Lizzy K. stitches together an insider's look at the unique friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her talented dressmaker, the successful freed slave Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Keckly. Written and directed by Thompson, Mary T. & Lizzy K. runs now through April 28, 2013 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Closes at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running through March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Kathryn Kelley and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris Star in Arena Stage's MARY T. & LIZZY K., Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Mary T. & Lizzy K. stars D.C.-area actress Kathryn Kelley (Round House Theatre's Next Fall) as Mary Todd Lincoln and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (Urban Stage's ReEntry) as Elizabeth Keckly. They are joined by noted local actors Thomas Adrian Simpson (last seen at Arena Stage as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady) as Abraham Lincoln and Joy Jones (Studio Theatre's Invisible Man) as Ivy. (more...)

NANCE's John Lee Beatty Wins Best Scenic Design, Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

John Lee Beatty has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE NANCE. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Robert Sheehan To Star In THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

J M Synge's comic masterpiece and one of Ireland's greatest plays, The Playboy of the Western World will preview at The Old Vic from 17 September 2011. Directed by John Crowley, this major new production will star Robert Sheehan as Christy Mahon, Ruth Negga as Pegeen Mike and Niamh Cusack as Widow Quinn. (more...)

Ashton, Fox, Harris Lead TACTICAL QUESTIONING At Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2011

Today, 5 May 2011, Nicolas Kent announces full casting for the world premiere of the Tricycle Theatre production - Tactical Questioning: Scenes from the Baha Mousa Inquiry. (more...)

Caribbean Offerings at New Perspectives Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Banana Boat Productions in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce Crossing Boundaries, two short plays from Trinidadian writers as part of OFF THE BOAT, a summer Caribbean Theatre Festival. Dueling Voices, by the prolific Zeno Obi Constance, is paired with Nice by Mustapha Matura (Playboy of the West Indies.) The production runs August 18 through 27th at New Perspectives Studio, 458 West 37th Street, with performances Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm. (more...)

Nicolas Kent To Direct A WALK IN THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

Nicolas Kent will direct A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, with Steven Crossley (Andrey Botvinnik) and Myriam Cyr (Joan Honeyman) reprising their roles from the Northern Stage, Vermont production. (more...)

Nicolas Kent Directs TACTICAL QUESTIONING At Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2011

Nicolas Kent will direct the world premiere of Tactical Questioning: Scenes from the Baha Mousa Inquiry, edited by Richard Norton-Taylor. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Robert Lyons' DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

New Ohio Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Death of the Liberal Class, written by Robert Lyons and directed by Jerry Heymann, running from January 23 - February 13, 2016. The New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre Opens World Premiere of Robert Lyons' DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

New Ohio Theatre presents the world premiere of DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS, written by Robert Lyons and directed by Jerry Heymann, running now through February 13, 2016. The show opens tonight, January 25, at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. (more...)

Kathryn Kelley and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris to Star in Arena Stage's MARY T. & LIZZY K.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Mary T. & Lizzy K. stars D.C.-area actress Kathryn Kelley (Round House Theatre's Next Fall) as Mary Todd Lincoln and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (Urban Stage's ReEntry) as Elizabeth Keckly. They are joined by noted local actors Thomas Adrian Simpson (last seen at Arena Stage as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady) as Abraham Lincoln and Joy Jones (Studio Theatre's Invisible Man) as Ivy. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Opens At People's Light 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

People's Light & Theatre will present John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running February 15 - March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

WSU Bonstelle Theatre Presents Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Bonstelle Theatre (Wayne State University) announces the addition of ARABIAN NIGHTS to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from tonight, February 8 through 17, 2013. Mary Zimmerman, the Tony Award-winning director, revitalizes an age-old story of a young maiden who must captivate her husband with spellbinding narratives in order to prevent him from executing her. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for Detroit (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

In a timely production that coincides with the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the regional premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WSU Bonstelle Theatre Announces Zimmerman's ARABIAN NIGHTS To Replace PLAYBOY, 2/8 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Bonstelle Theatre announces the addition of ARABIAN NIGHTS to replace Playboy of the West Indies in its 2012-2013 season, running for a limited engagement from February 8 through 17, 2013. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Opens At People's Light 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

People's Light & Theatre will present John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, running February 15 - March 25, 2012 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 2/10/2013
by BWW - Feb 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/10/2013 for Detroit (more...)

New Ohio Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Robert Lyons' DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

New Ohio Theatre presents the world premiere of DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS, written by Robert Lyons and directed by Jerry Heymann, running from January 23 - February 13, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Dakota Blue Richards to Lead ARCADIA UK Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Brighton Productions today announced casting for a new touring production of Tom Stoppard's comedy masterpiece, Arcadia, which will be the first major national tour since 1993, and over 20 years since the play has been seen by audiences around the UK. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS Opens People's Light & Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

People's Light & Theatre presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars,running September 12-October 7, 2012 on the Main Stage. Jade King Carroll directs. (more...)

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

DOUBT Begins Tonight at the Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs tonight, April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

DOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Writers Theatre production of Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by William Brown. The show runs April 28 - July 19, 2015 at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7. (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

Cast, Directors Announced for Gate Theatre's World Premiere of THE IPHIGENIA QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces full casting for the world premiere of The Iphigenia Quartet which includes Agamemnon, written by Caroline Bird and directed by Christopher Haydon; Chorus, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Elayce Ismail; Iphigenia by Suhayla El-Bushra and directed by Rebecca Hill and Clytemnestra by Lulu Raczka and directed by Jennifer Tang. In Agamemnon, Andrew French plays Agamemnon, Nigel Barratt plays Menelaus, Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays Clytemnestra and Louise McMenemy plays Messenger. The cast of Agamemnon will all play Voice in Chorus. In Iphigenia and Clytemnestra, Shannon Tarbet plays Iphigenia and Maid, Susie Trayling plays Clytemnestra and Professor, Dwane Walcott plays Achilles and Soldier and Anthony Barclay plays Agamemnon and Director. The Iphigenia Quartet opens at the Gate Theatre, on 3 May, with previews from 23 April, until 21 May. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra will play in rep with Iphigenia and Chorus as part of Nuclear: A Season about the Family. (more...)

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