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New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

Yale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary celebration with three productions in New York and New Haven. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

USITT Names 10 Rising Theatre Artists for 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

USITT will recognize 10 young technical theatre artists with its 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards in the performing arts. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Crossroads Theatre Company's more than two-decade run at 7 Livingston Ave. comes to an end this month with the world premiere of Stephanie Berry's Sarah Sings a Love Story, a musical play that weaves the life and music of the great Sarah Vaughan through the enduring romance of two devoted fans. T (more...)

Chicago High School Students to Compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Twenty Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St on Monday, March 6, 2017 at6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. (more...)

UC Berkeley to Present Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

This Spring, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) presents Naomi Iizuka's Polaroid Stories, an eye-opening depiction of the lives of street youth woven together with tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED to Tour Universities, High Schools in China This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The most produced play in America in 2015-16, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning drama Disgraced will tour universities and high schools in China under the direction of Timothy Douglas from April 3 to 30, produced by Ping Pong Productions with grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in China as well as major support from Chinese hosts and other local partners. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Brian Anthony Wilson and Danielle Lee Greaves to Lead FENCES at JAG Productions; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

JAG Productions has announced the full casting for their upcoming production of August Wilson's Pulitzer-Prize winning play Fences at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT. Fences, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green (JAG Productions: Choir Boy), will run from April 27 through May 7. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

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Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAMELOT IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. The production runs this weekend only, Thursday March 2nd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th at The Old Town Temecula Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: One Down Nine to Go: KING HEDLEY II Kicks off Television Actress' Pledge to Stage All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays in LA.
by George Brietigam - Jan 30, 2017

A little bit of King Hedley's ambition might have rubbed off on television actress turned theatrical producer Sophina Brown. Better known as Nikki Betancourt from CBS's hit NUMB3RS, Brown has delved into the Los Angeles 99-seat theatre scene with the goal of producing all ten of August Wilson's plays in the Century Cycle. First up -- KING HEDLEY II, which opened last Thursday at the Matrix Theatre in West Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis Wins SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor in FENCES; Watch Acceptance Speech
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Viola Davis has won the SAG AWARD for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for FENCES. (more...)

August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II Opens Tonight at The Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Actress and producer Sophina Brown is on a mission to bring the wonderful work of August Wilson to the Los Angeles community. Her goal is to produce August Wilson's American Century Cycle in Los Angeles in its entirety. What begin as a group of actors meeting up to read August Wilson plays at her house, has evolved into the first production. (more...)

BWW TV: August Wilson's JITNEY Finally Arrives on Broadway; Go Inside Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 21, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened Thursday night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

Christine Brewer to Perform at Visionary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and St. Louis star Linda Kennedy will perform at the St. Louis Visionary Awards on Mon., April 24, at The Sun Theater in Grand Center (3625 Grandel Square). Brewer and Kennedy's performances will honor six local women who will be recognized for their numerous contributions and achievements to the arts. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable today, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Feature: Building FENCES - A Journey From Stage To Screen and the Legacy of August Wilson
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 26, 2017

From the Broadway stage to the Pulitzer Prize, back to Broadway, and now as a film adaptation with four Oscar nominations, FENCES has riveted audiences for more than 30 years. The film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington, is nominated for Best Picture, with Washington and Viola Davis nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The fourth nomination is for the drama's original playwright August Wilson for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilson died in 2005. Wilson left behind an indelible legacy of dramatic work, having penned the ambitious American Century Cycle of ten plays focusing on the African-American experience in the 20th century. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Viola Davis has won the Academy Award for Best supporting Actress for FENCES. The actress reprised her Tony Award winning performance as Rose in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson's drama. (more...)

UC Berkeley to Present Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Spring, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) presents Naomi Iizuka's Polaroid Stories, an eye-opening depiction of the lives of street youth woven together with tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. (more...)

UPDATED BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Oscar-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 20, 2017

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

JITNEY Director, Stars Stop THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

This week on THEATER TALK the guests are director Ruben Santiago-Hudson with actors John Douglas Thompson and Brandon J. Dirden from the powerful ensemble cast of August Wilson's Jitney, now at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Upcoming CAMELOT IN CONCERT with Symphony Onstage!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

JITNEY Director, Stars to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

This week on THEATER TALK the guests are director Ruben Santiago-Hudson with actors John Douglas Thompson and Brandon J. Dirden from the powerful ensemble cast of August Wilson's Jitney, now at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

USITT Names 10 Rising Theatre Artists for 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

USITT will recognize 10 young technical theatre artists with its 2017 Young Designers & Technicians Awards in the performing arts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Renovations Continue at the August Wilson House; Second Annual Birthday Block Party Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In its second year, the August Wilson Birthday Block Party promises to become a tradition, uniting Pittsburghers and visitors in a happy event in honor of the great playwright. On Sat., April 29, Noon-5 pm, the party will take over several blocks extending eastward from the August Wilson House (AWH) at 1727 Bedford Ave. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Shaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Laurie Woolery, AS YOU LIKE IT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Now in its fifth season, this unforgettable Public Works musical adaptation about chance encounters and self-discovery, will run for five nights for free, September 1-5, at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

BWW Review: The Black Rep's Powerful and Intriguing SEVEN GUITARS
by Chris Gibson - Apr 13, 2017

August Wilson's Seven Guitars represents the sixth installment in his "Pittsburgh Cycle", this time representing the decade of the 1940's. Apropos of the story, there are seven characters that we encounter in this play, which plays out as a sort of murder mystery. While I haven't yet seen all the works in the cycle, the ones that I have seen are rich with character and commentaries on their various eras. The Black Rep continues their 40th season with a very well done production that sparkles with superb performances all around. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

JAG Productions will present August Wilson's Fences later this month at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont.  Previews begin April 27, 2017 and performances run through May 7, 2017. (more...)

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