JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SONCourt Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Strums at No Rules Theatre Co.BWW Reviews: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Strums at No Rules Theatre Co.
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 15, 2014

The late August Wilson is one of America's greatest playwrights. From the early 1980s up until his death in 2005, Wilson wrote 10 plays, each encompassing African American life in a different decade focusing on the same Pittsburgh neighborhood, with Ma Rainey's Black Bottom being the sole play to occur outside of Pittsburgh. These 10 plays when put together are known as The Pittsburgh Cycle or Century Cycle, and is considered some of the 10 best plays ever written by an American playwright. (more...)

Round House Theatre to Stage FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 10/10-11/2Round House Theatre to Stage FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ("The Raisin Cycle" at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

NATIVE SON and THE GOOD BOOK Make World Premieres in Court Theatre's 60th SeasonNATIVE SON and THE GOOD BOOK Make World Premieres in Court Theatre's 60th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Court Theatre announces its 60th season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell, Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, and Board Chair Marilyn Fatt Vitale. The company's ambitious 2014/15 season will feature the World Premiere of Native Son adapted from Richard Wright's classic novel by Nambi E. Kelley and co-produced with American Blues Theater; Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell; Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; and the World Premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's The Good Book, directed by Lisa Peterson. Closing out the anniversary season is Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with music direction by Doug Peck. (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Announced for Center Stage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Running 11/18-12/21Cast, Creatives Announced for Center Stage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Running 11/18-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

?Center Stage announces the cast and crew for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, with performances Nov. 18 to Dec. 21. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger TheatreJULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

THE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse StageTHE PIANO LESSON Begins 10/22 at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Piano Lesson, the past threatens to pull apart brother and sister. Bernice treasures a one-of-a-kind piano, an heirloom with carved figures of their enslaved ancestors. Boy Willie suddenly arrives from the South determined to sell the piano and buy the land his family worked on. When the ghost of the piano's original owner appears, family conflicts escalate to a dramatic confrontation. With lyrical language rolling from the rowdy to the tender, this is one of Wilson's finest. (more...)

2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations2014 Jeff Awards Set for Tonight in Chicago; Goodman & Drury Lane Lead Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is tonight, October 13 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Round House Theatre Stages FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 11/2Round House Theatre Stages FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ('The Raisin Cycle' at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from today, October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the TheatreBWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 24, 2014

Eric L. Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who calls himself "an eternal student of his craft": acting. Most recently, he was onstage in Lakewood Theatre's production of The Outsiders, but he's also performed in a wide variety of works including Oedipus Rex, Jitney, The Dance on Widow's Row, Macbeth, Fool for Love and The Face of Emmett Till. Among other recent performances, he's had roles in Life to Come, Romeo and Juliet and Pulpits. In addition to acting, Williams writes and directs stage and film projects, and when he not onstage or in front of a camera, he's a blogger, internet marketer and web developer. (more...)

Center Stage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Begins TonightCenter Stage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

?Center Stage announces the cast and crew for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, with performances tonight, Nov. 18 to Dec. 21. (more...)

Allen Gilmore, Alex Henderson & More to Star in Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOTAllen Gilmore, Alex Henderson & More to Star in Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Receive SSH Fine Arts Center Legacy AwardPhylicia Rashad to Receive SSH Fine Arts Center Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Global Concepts Charter School honors include Phylicia Rashad winner of the Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center Legacy Award. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season'FORUM,' 'WILD THINGS' & More Set for Two River Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2015/16 Season. The season will launch in September with August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden and will include the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Jessica Stone; a new music-theater production of Shakespeare's Pericles created by Rinde Eckert and David Schweizer; and the Transport Group's critically acclaimed production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-16 Season to Include SEVEN GUITARS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & MoreActors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-16 Season to Include SEVEN GUITARS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Today, in the midst of preparations for one of the nation's most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announces Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-2016 Season. The lineup features an exhilarating range of stories including; a work by famed playwright August Wilson, a madcap take on a Gilbert and Sullivan crowd-pleaser, a critically acclaimed hard hitting drama, a charmingly inventive Broadway hit for the whole family, and the return of two of the most popular and beloved holiday shows in the city. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shaila Essley Takes 1st Place in CTG's 2015 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Shaila Essley Takes 1st Place in CTG's 2015 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

From a field of 12 local high school students, Shaila Essley, Philip Patrick Bucknor and Wayne R. Mackins-Harris have been selected to represent Los Angeles in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) national finals. Contestants this year featured high school students from four Southern California cities, who performed in the regional finals at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Monday night, March 2, 2015. Scroll down for photos from the competition! (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 40th Anniversary season with the hit of the Humana Festival brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee May 1-31. Co-produced with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, brownsville song (b-side for Tray) is directed by Eric Ting, and features a cast including Sung Yun Cho, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Catrina Ganey, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Kaatje Welsh. (more...)

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

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

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...)

FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREEN Heads to HERE, 7/25-8/9FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREEN Heads to HERE, 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Written by Howard L. Craft and presented by StreetSigns, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green Green tells the story of an African American male who exists in five different dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history. (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

Theater Now New York to Premiere WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater FestivalTheater Now New York to Premiere WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theatre Now New York presents the world premier of Welcome to Paradise, an original play written by Julie Marino and selected for this summer's 2015 Thespis Theater Festival. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Saturday for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-16 SeasonTickets on Sale This Saturday for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce that single tickets for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2015-16 Season will go on sale Saturday July 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS, GOD OF CARNAGE, ARCADIA and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2015-16 SeasonSEVEN GUITARS, GOD OF CARNAGE, ARCADIA and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Juilliard Drama announces its 2015-16 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 45th group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. (more...)

Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) will present the new musical "ACE" in a fully-staged concert setting for two performances only on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre.  This special concert presentation is a benefit for the NCT with all proceeds going to help fund the ongoing work of the prestigious cultural institution. (more...)

Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Stage TROUBLE IN MIND, 1/21-2/8PlayMakers Rep to Stage TROUBLE IN MIND, 1/21-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company continues its Mainstage Season Jan. 21-Feb. 8 with a scathingly funny backstage drama, 'Trouble in Mind,' by Alice Childress. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIE. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Viola Davis Reveals Season 2 Order for Hit Series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERViola Davis Reveals Season 2 Order for Hit Series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER star Viola Davis turned to social media to share the news that the hit show has received a second season order from the network. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOTBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Viola Davis Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama SeriesViola Davis Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Viola Davis has one a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Annalise Keating in ABC's HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Marin Theatre Company begins 2015 with the Bay Area premiere of The Convert, which marks the Bay Area debut of award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira, running Feb 19-March 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WAITING FOR GODOT at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot runs now through February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Viola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUADViola Davis to Portray 'Amanda Waller' in Warner Bros SUICIDE SQUAD
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Viola Davis will take on the role of Amanda Waller in Warner Bros big screen adaptation of SUICIDE SQUAD. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

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

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

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. theatreWashington will host The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony tonight, April 6, 2015 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. (more...)

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

The Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online NowThe Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

In the fall of 2013, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR undertook a historic undertaking: to record -- for the first time -- all 10 plays from August Wilson's lauded American Century Cycle. Those audio recordings, along with exclusive video excerpts and photographs from the readings, are now being made available for online streaming on a time-limited basis here until August 26, 2015. (more...)

Viola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBOViola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Deadline writes that VIOLA Davis will portray the iconic Harriet Tubman in an upcoming film for HBO. (more...)

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

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

THE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 SeasonTHE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Today, Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker announced the 49-year-old professional nonprofit theater's 2015-16 season. (more...)

DOUBT to Run 4/28-7/19 at Writers TheatreDOUBT 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...)

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