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BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 8, 2015

Tony Mullins captured the sentiment of Wilson's message beautifully. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Dick Parsons Narrates 'A Fisher of Slaves'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Dick Parsons shines light on one of the darkest moments in African history - the Atlantic slave trade. As Parsons narrates a fictional account of the life of 'A Fisher of Slaves' (published by AuthorHouse UK), he lets the historical facts come out and at the same time share a story of hope, survival and love set in a time of oppression and uncertainty. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place now through November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kennedy Center Previews Paterson Joseph's SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
by Michael Dale - Oct 8, 2015

Joseph plays Sancho Ignatius, composer, social satirist, general man of refinement and the first British-African to cast a vote. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 5, 2014. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's SANCHO Struggles to Balance Personality and Character
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 26, 2015

It is not often that we see stories about slavery from a non-American perspective. Theater is meant to broaden our horizons and Sancho, with its flaws, does just that. (more...)

Rev. Harry Freiermuth Releases LO! JACARANDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

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Axis Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place tonight, October 1, through October 24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago presents the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, 'Middle Passage,' now through December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

CPT to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 5/21-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Althea Foster Says NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Althea Foster has recently released a historical novel that recreates the volatile atmosphere of Australia's Blackbirding Era. A brilliantly orchestrated tale of survival against seemingly impossible odds, 'Nothing Lasts Forever' (published by Xlibris AU) follows a young slave boy on a quest to reclaim the freedom and future that he lost. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Disappointing DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA at Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2015

About fifteen years ago, an African American student on a Semester at Sea around the world educational cruise jumped overboard. The ship was sailing toward the Suez Canal, with Africa on the port side. The ship turned in the Gulf of Suez, and miraculously found the college student. The young man, after arriving back, stated that he had jumped overboard because he 'wanted to touch the water, that touched the land from which his forefathers were taken into slavery. He wanted to be reunited with his history.' (more...)

CPT Presents DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, Now thru 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Opens Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs now through March 29, 2015, with its opening slated for tonight, March 8, in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Elio Villafranca to Play Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings this incredible project to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cameron Mackintosh's Production of LES MISERABLES Delights With The Updated Treatment of the Music and the Presentation
by Jade Kops - Mar 27, 2015

LES MISERABLES returns to Sydney with a reworked score, new music and reimagined staging, earning a standing ovation from the Opening Night Audience. Whilst many fans of the classic musical will be familiar with the 1985 original, they will not be disappointed with the new treatment and the wonderful Australian cast. (more...)

Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Playwright, songwriter and director Randy Sharp (Last Man Club, Edgar Oliver'sEast 10th Street and In the Park)and songwriter, guitarist and longtime Blondie member Paul Carbonara (Blondie) have teamed up again to create Evening - 1910, a new musical about an immigrant to 1910 New York and a Bowery theater facing eviction as the dawn of cinema becomes day. Axis Company, of which Sharp is the founding Artistic Director, will present the world premiere of the work April 28 - May 28. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE COLORED MUSEUM Celebrates and Skewers Black History
by Jan Nargi - Mar 17, 2015

It feels like it could have been written yesterday, but THE COLORED MUSEUM, now in a rollicking revival at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Mass., was actually first produced in 1986. Written by the estimable Broadway playwright and director George C. Wolfe (Jelly's Last Jam, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches) and directed here with great panache by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), this scathing "black black comedy" marches through 300 years of African American history by way of 11 funny but also penetrating living vignettes. (more...)

CPT to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 5/21-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1-24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

A FISHER OF SLAVES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Atlantic slave trade caused pain, death and misery for four centuries. While a number of stories have focused on the lives of slaves in the countries they landed in or specifically on their horrific journeys aboard ships, few have tackled the full spectrum of experiences involved. (more...)

The Ensemble Young Performers Present a Double Feature Children's Theatre Experience This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre Young Performers Present A Double Feature Children's Theatre Experience: ANANSI THE SPIDER AND THE MIDDLE PASSAGE by Frank Higgins & TIME AND TIME AGAIN by Yunina Barbour-Payne. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 17, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Chaa Creek Is Now Offering A 'Cultural Grand Tour' Of Belize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

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Ito Aghayere, LisaGay Hamilton & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. (more...)

BET Networks to Air Its First-ever Miniseries "The Book of Negroes" Premiering Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8 PM ET/PT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

This Black History Month BET launches its first-ever event miniseries 'THE BOOK OF NEGROES,' a six-part historical drama in the tradition of Roots, based on Lawrence Hill's award-winning, Oprah Winfrey-listed novel (known in the United States as Someone Knows My Name). The highly anticipated television event will run over the course of three consecutive nights in two-hour installments starting Monday, February 16, 2015 at 8 PM ET/PT. (more...)

RSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 46th Season with DUTCHMAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 46th season with 'The Amira Baraka Project' - featuring a revival of his early acclaimed play Dutchman from 1964 and the world premiere of his final play, Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), written fifty years later. Dutchman, directed by Woodie King Jr., will begin performances tonight, February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only. Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois) follows in May. (more...)

RSC Actor Leads SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs tonight, February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Begins Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs tonight, February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Dick Parsons Releases A FISHER OF SLAVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dick Parsons has recently released a historical novel that depicts the struggles of people caught in the turmoil of the transatlantic slave trade. 'A Fisher of Slaves' (published by AuthorHouse UK) tells a story of hope, family and love set in a bleak period in African history. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher this December. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host World Stages Series 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents World Stages in the 2015-2016 season. With a long history of presenting original global works, the Kennedy Center's International Programming brings leading companies and artists from the U.S. and abroad to present six cutting-edge works of theater, music, dance, and more as part of this season's World Stages. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus to Perform with Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Phil & More During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by highly regarded Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and acclaimed for its agile bel canto sound that has made it one of the nation's most in-demand children's choirs, announces its 2014-15 season, entitled "Celebrating American Song...California and Beyond." (more...)

Why Booking Now for Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize Is a Good Idea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

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Paterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Paterson Joseph's elegant one-man show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, celebrating the extraordinary life of Charles Ignatius Sancho will receive its first full scale production this September at Birmingham Repertory Theatre prior to a tour in the USA that includes dates at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 21, 2016
by - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 21, 2016! (more...)

The White House Interior Has Been Graced with the Designs of Esteemed...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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Elio Villafranca to Play Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings this incredible project to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: #EduHam Begins Today! Check Out Tweets and Pics Celebrating HAMILTON's First Student Matinee
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2016

The Richard Rodgers Theatre is packed with New York City students for a full day of HAMILTON fun. (more...)

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