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Set in 1976, in South Africa, black students are injured during a protest. Led by a fellow classmate, the students present a play about the symbolic Day of Liberation they all dream of—when their hero, Nelson Mandela is released from prison.

Jeffrey Kuhn Boards Broadway's THE LION KING as 'Zazu'; Tshidi Mayne Rejoins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Broadway's landmark musical event THE LION KING, the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history, welcomes JEFFREY KUHN, in the role of Zazu, and TSHIDI MANYE, who rejoins the production as Rafiki. (more...)

Pauletta Pearson Washington & Roscoe Orman Lead Revival Reading of POWER PLAY, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Dynamic producing duo Executive Producer, Mr. Voza Rivers' New Heritage Theater and Ms. Debra Ann Byrd's Take Wing and Soar will team up to bring Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman to the New York stage for a revival production of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, a story about politics, passion and the power of God. (more...)

Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman Lead Cast in Revival of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, Free Staged Reading, 10/18
by Patrick Nugent - Oct 16, 2012

Dynamic producing duo Executive Producer, Mr. Voza Rivers' New Heritage Theater and Ms. Debra Ann Byrd's Take Wing and Soar will team up to bring Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman to the New York stage for a revival production of Lorey Hayes' POWER PLAY, a story about politics, passion and the power of God. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dicapo Opera Theatre's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Dicapo Opera Theatre opened its 30th season with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca. The sold out production was followed by a gala dinner at The Columbus Club. (more...)

LION KING's Tshidi Manye Releases WILDFLOWER Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Tshidi Manye, who currently stars as 'Rafiki' in the Broadway production of The Lion King will be performing in concert Monday, November 7th at 8pm at dromNYC (85 Avenue A between 5th and 6th Streets) to celebrate the release of her debut album, WILDFLOWER. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and can be purchased at www.dromnyc.com. (more...)

Civic LIght Opera of South Bay Cities Presents 1940's Radio Hour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era. (more...)

Urban Stages to Honor Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Urban Stages, Frances Hill (Artistic Director) and the Board of Directors, to host the 28th annual Urban Stages benefit in the Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 21st, 6:30 to 11PM, with celebrated performer KT Sullivan as the fabulous Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - May 8, 2010
by - May 8, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Danny Glover, Lonette McKee et al. Set for Coalition of Theatres of Color Town Hall Meeting, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Danny Glover, Lonette McKee, Barbara Montgomery, Daniel Beaty, Roscoe Orman and other veterans of New York theater will address "Can NYC's Theatres of Color Survive in the New Economy?" at the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) Town Hall Meeting on June 4 at 6PM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St. & Lenox Avenue) in Harlem. (more...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/26/2013 for Memphis (more...)

New 42nd Street Ends Run of ELEPHANT at The New Victory Theater 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

The New Victory Theater will end its run of Elephant, a co-production between Dodgy Clutch of the UK and Johannesburg's The Market Theatre, creators of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina (1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical) on May 2nd. (more...)

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

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

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2010/11 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The 2010/11 season at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts features six distinct performance series that highlight amazing artists and extraordinary experiences. This season showcases a world-class roster of performers including international theatre companies, jazz and world music greats, superstar dance companies and Philadelphia's most edgy and innovative artists. (more...)

New 42nd Street Presents ELEPHANT at The New Victory Theater 4/23-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

What better way to celebrate spring than with a colorful African fable bursting with exuberant song and infectious energy? From April 23 through May 2, The New Victory Theater will do just that with Elephant, a co-production between Dodgy Clutch of the UK and Johannesburg's The Market Theatre, creators of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina (1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical). (more...)

THE LION KING Set for Limited Engagement at the Academy of Music, 3/23-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Philadelphia's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Academy of Music stage from Tuesday, March 23 to Saturday, April 24. (more...)

Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Ming Cho Lee & Paul Libin to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW - Mar 22, 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...)

Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin Will Receive Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 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...)

Finn Wittrock, Sarah Wayne Callies and Shuler Hensley to Lead THE GUARDSMAN at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Finn Wittrock as The Actor, Sarah Wayne Callies as The Actress, and Shuler Hensley as The Critic in the Kennedy Center production of The Guardsman in the Eisenhower Theater May 25 to June 23, 2013. Based on the 1910 comedy by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, The Guardsman features a new literal translation by Richard Nelson and is directed by Gregory Mosher. The press opening will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

11th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards Winners Announced - JERSEY BOYS, MIES JULIE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The theatre industry stepped out in style for the 11th annual Naledi Theatre Awards to applaud and cheer their peers who won against the strongest competition to date in 25 categories. (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...)

Whoopi Goldberg Addresses SCAD Graduates June 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Award-winning actress, producer and bestselling author Whoopi Goldberg addressed the Savannah College of Art and Design graduating class of 2011 at commencement ceremonies in Savannah and Atlanta, Saturday, June 4. (more...)

Danny Glover, Lonette McKee et al. Set for Coalition of Theatres of Color Town Hall Meeting Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Danny Glover, Lonette McKee, Barbara Montgomery, Daniel Beaty, Roscoe Orman and other veterans of New York theater will address "Can NYC's Theatres of Color Survive in the New Economy?" at the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) Town Hall Meeting tonight, June 4 at 6PM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St. & Lenox Avenue) in Harlem. (more...)

Black Rep Concludes Their Season with THE ME NOBODY KNOWS 6/2-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

Through a generous donation from MasterCard The Black Rep will Celebrate the Next Generation. The Next Generation program was developed to encourage adults to bring youth to live theatre performances. Through the MasterCard Next Generation program, Black Rep Patrons may obtain a complimentary youth ticket when a regular priced adult ticket is purchased using a MasterCard. When patrons use their MasterCard, but do not utilize the free youth ticket, the ticket is 'banked' for future use. (more...)

2010 Gala Honoring Bernard Gersten and Bank of America Held 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

The 2010 Summer Gala will honor Lincoln Center Theater Executive Producer and former Public Theater Associate Producer Bernard Gersten and Bank of America. The Gala will be held on Monday, June 21 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and will include a dinner under the stars, a performance of The Merchant of Venice featuring Al Pacino as Shylock and a party afterward at the Belvedere Castle. (more...)

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

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

Black Rep Concludes Their Season with THE ME NOBODY KNOWS 6/2-6/27
by Chris Gibson - Jun 1, 2010

Through a generous donation from MasterCard The Black Rep will Celebrate the Next Generation. The Next Generation program was developed to encourage adults to bring youth to live theatre performances. Through the MasterCard Next Generation program, Black Rep Patrons may obtain a complimentary youth ticket when a regular priced adult ticket is purchased using a MasterCard. When patrons use their MasterCard, but do not utilize the free youth ticket, the ticket is 'banked' for future use. (more...)

TCG Announces 2010 TCG Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2010

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for professional not-for-profit theatre announces the winners of the 2010 TCG Awards for excellence. (more...)

Kim Coles, Quinton Aaron Annouce Nominees For 20th Annual Naacp Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2010

The Beverly Hills/Hollywood (BHH) Branch of the NAACP announced the 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards nominees at a press conference this morning at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

New York Rep to Stage WHY YOU BEASTING? at FringeNYC, 8/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

New York Rep, in association with The Present Company as part of the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival present the World Premiere of David Don Miller's WHY YOU BEASTING? - a gripping new play that explores the chaos of a NYC public school through the eyes of a first-year teacher. WHY YOU BEASTING? will be presented at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center (Fringe Venue #2 - 107 Suffolk Street) Lower East Side. (more...)

NDEBELE FUNERAL to Play Special Engagement at NYC Fringe, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative, as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of Zoey Martinson's NDEBELE FUNERAL, directed by Awoye Timpo. NDEBELE FUNERAL will play a limited engagement as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC), which runs from August 9-25, 2013. (more...)

Stage Entertainment Presents LION KING July-November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

Disneys DER KNIG DER LWEN ist weit mehr als ein Musical, es ist ein Bhnenkunstwerk, ein kreatives Feuerwerk der Emotionen. Die Ausnahme-Produktion verzaubert mit atemberaubenden Masken, fantastischen Kostmen und unvergesslichen Klngen - einer Mischung aus Popmusik von Sir Elton John und original afrikanischen Rhythmen. Julie Taymor schuf aus dem weltweit erfolgreichsten Disney-Trickfilm ein vllig eigenstndiges Bhnenwerk. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Appear at the Van Wezel, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy ("Whoopi Goldberg," 1985), the Academy Award ("Ghost," 1991), the Golden Globe ("The Color Purple," 1985 and "Ghost," 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC's "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel," 2002) and a Tony (Producer of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 2002). (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 28, 2010
by - Jan 28, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Appear at the Van Wezel Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2012

In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy ("Whoopi Goldberg," 1985), the Academy Award ("Ghost," 1991), the Golden Globe ("The Color Purple," 1985 and "Ghost," 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC's "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel," 2002) and a Tony (Producer of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 2002). (more...)

Black Rep Kicks Off Their 33rd Season with ROMEO AND JULIET Jan 13
by Chris Gibson - Jan 12, 2010

The summer of love gives way to a summer of hate as two families fight to rule the streets. Inspired by social movements and popular music of the late '60's, The Black Rep's dynamic production of ROMEO AND JULIET follows the Montagues and Capulets in their tragic dance with honor and destiny. And in the middle of it all, the world's most famous couple reminds us that love is the real revolution. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE LION KING's Limited Engagement at the Academy of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Philadelphia's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Academy of Music stage from Tuesday, March 23 to Saturday, April 24. (more...)

Weinstein Co. Acquires Rights to MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Anant Singh announced today the acquisition, by TWC, of the North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the film of Nelson Mandela's life based on his autobiography MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Welcomes Bea Daggett and Laura Green to Senior Management Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the appointment of Laura Green as the theater's new Production Manager and Bea Daggett, leading the historic theater's development team as Director of External and Strategic Affairs. "We are thrilled to add Bea Daggett and Laura Green to our stellar senior management team," stated Todd Schmidt, Paper Mill Playhouse's Managing Director. "Bea and Laura are experienced professionals that will enhance the work that Paper Mill Playhouse produces onstage and beyond. These appointments will allow the theater to continue to grow and thrive." (more...)

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities Presents 1940's Radio Hour, Closes 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era. (more...)

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities Presents 1940's Radio Hour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2010

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III proudly closes their 19th season with Walton Jones' musical holiday tribute to the swing era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHETTO BABYLON Hits It Out Of The Park
by Jeffrey Miele - Aug 5, 2013

Baseball, girls, high school, and getting out: of course, these are the normal pressures of every fourteen-year-old boy. But when Charlie Rosa receives a special letter that makes him question everything and starts interacting with his favorite fictional character all of those pressures intensify creating more questions Rosa must struggle with and one of the more dynamic plays to open this summer. (more...)

NDEBELE FUNERAL to Play Special Engagement at NYC Fringe, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative, as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of Zoey Martinson's NDEBELE FUNERAL, directed by Awoye Timpo. NDEBELE FUNERAL will play a limited engagement as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC), which runs from August 9-25, 2013. (more...)

New York Rep's WHY YOU BEASTING? Opens at FringeNYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013

New York Rep, in association with The Present Company as part of the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival present the World Premiere of David Don Miller's WHY YOU BEASTING? - a gripping new play that explores the chaos of a NYC public school through the eyes of a first-year teacher. WHY YOU BEASTING? opens tonight at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center (Fringe Venue #2 - 107 Suffolk Street) Lower East Side. (more...)

New 42nd Street Presents ELEPHANT at The New Victory Theater 4/23-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

What better way to celebrate spring than with a colorful African fable bursting with exuberant song and infectious energy? From April 23 through May 2, The New Victory Theater will do just that with Elephant, a co-production between Dodgy Clutch of the UK and Johannesburg's The Market Theatre, creators of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina (1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical). (more...)

2010 Gala Honoring Bernard Gersten and Bank of America Held 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that the 2010 Summer Gala will honor Lincoln Center Theater Executive Producer and former Public Theater Associate Producer Bernard Gersten and Bank of America. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Lead UNCHAIN MY HEART as 'Ray Charles' on Bway; Opens Nov. 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

The cast of UNCHAIN MY HEART, The Ray Charles Musical, will be lead by Brandon Victor Dixon (2010 Lortel, Drama League & Outer Critics Circle nominee for The Scottsboro Boys, 2006 Tony nominee for The Color Purple) starring as 'Ray Charles' and Nikki Rene Daniels (Promises, Promises, Nine) as 'Della'. (more...)

THE LION KING Plays The Academy of Music Through April 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Philadelphia's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Academy of Music stage from Tuesday, March 23 to Saturday, April 24. (more...)

New 42nd Street Presents ELEPHANT at The New Victory Theater 4/23-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

What better way to celebrate spring than with a colorful African fable bursting with exuberant song and infectious energy? From April 23 through May 2, The New Victory Theater will do just that with Elephant, a co-production between Dodgy Clutch of the UK and Johannesburg's The Market Theatre, creators of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina (1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical). (more...)

New 42nd Street Presents ELEPHANT at The New Victory Theater 4/23-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

What better way to celebrate spring than with a colorful African fable bursting with exuberant song and infectious energy? From April 23 through May 2, The New Victory Theater will do just that with Elephant, a co-production between Dodgy Clutch of the UK and Johannesburg's The Market Theatre, creators of the Broadway hit musical Sarafina (1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical). (more...)

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