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Micki Grant Receives 2009 Paul Robeson Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

Actors' Equity Association has announced that Micki Grant, a multi-award winning actor, composer-lyricist and playwright, is the recipient of the 2009 Paul Robeson Award. The award will be presented on Oct. 9, 2009 at the General Membership Meeting at Actor's Equity Association's headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Presents A Special Mahalia Jackson Tribute 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church announce a special musical tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, marking the 100th anniversary of her birth. (more...)

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad Lead ROMEO AND JULIET, Opening Tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

International film star Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut alongside Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in a new Broadway production of the timeless love story Romeo and Juliet, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The show opens on Broadway tonight, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The production also stars two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Tony Award nominee Joe Morton as Lord Capulet. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Presents A Special Mahalia Jackson Tribute 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church announce a special musical tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, marking the 100th anniversary of her birth. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Presents A Special Mahalia Jackson Tribute 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church announce a special musical tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, marking the 100th anniversary of her birth. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- SOUL DOCTOR's Amber Iman
by BWW Staff - Oct 11, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Amber Iman, who is starring as 'Nina' in Soul Doctor- currently playing at the Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company's BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE Plays 12/3-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Black Nativity: A Season for Change, by T. Mychael Rambo and Lou Bellamy, directed by Dominic Taylor, with musical direction by Sanford Moore on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The production will run December 3 - December 27, 2009. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Announces Opening of BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE, 12/3-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Black Nativity: A Season for Change, by T. Mychael Rambo and Lou Bellamy, directed by Dominic Taylor, with musical direction by Sanford Moore on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The production will run December 3 - December 27, 2009. (more...)

Compagnia de' Colombari and The Studio for Art, Faith and History to Present ORFEO IN ORVIETO, July 4-6
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI and THE STUDIO FOR ART, FAITH AND HISTORY are pleased to announce the international production of ORFEO IN ORVIETO, conceived by Karin Coonrod and John Conklin, based on the opera Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, with musical arrengements and conducted by Gina Leishman, directed by Coonrod. ORFEO IN ORVIETO will play Friday, July 4th, Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th at 8:30 PM at the Palazzo Simoncelli in Orvieto, Italy. (more...)

2005 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2005

The Helen Hayes Awards honor achievement, celebrate, and promote the Washington D.C. professional theatre. (more...)

Black Rep Brings FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to the Grandel, 3/24 - 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, take over the Grandel Stage on March 24th The Black Rep opens the third mainstage production of Season 33. The show features the music of legendary horn player Louis Jordan. Lead character Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money, finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe emerging from his 1930's-style radio to comfort him. They sing the hit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 23
by - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, Closes 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Written by Larry Parr, directed by Gary Yates, under the musical direction of S. Renee Clark, and accompanied by William Knowles on the piano and keyboard, the production will close March 20th. (more...)

Black Rep Brings FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to the Grandel, 3/24 - 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, take over the Grandel Stage on March 24th The Black Rep opens the third mainstage production of Season 33. The show features the music of legendary horn player Louis Jordan. Lead character Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money, finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe emerging from his 1930's-style radio to comfort him. They sing the hit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Tre Garrett Announces Jubilee Theatre's 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Jubilee Theatre's Artistic Director, Tre Garrett, has announced the upcoming 2011-2012 Season. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres @ urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

2005 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2005

Patricia Clarkson, James Earl Jones, Jason Danieley, Marc Kudisch, among DC nominees. (more...)

Arvada Center Presents BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN 7/14-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2009

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents 'Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' running July 14 - August 9, 2009 in the Main Stage Theater. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast Reunite at Intiman and Geffen Playhouse For Co-Production
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

RUINED Original Cast and Crew Reunites for Intiman Production, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

Lynn Nottage's Ruined, a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country, will be co-produced this season by Intiman Theatre (opening July 9, 2010) and the Geffen Playhouse (opening September 15, 2010), the only two theatres in the country to host original cast members and the design team of director Kate Whoriskey's acclaimed world-premiere production. (more...)

Arvada Center Presents BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN 7/14-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents 'Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' running July 14 - August 9, 2009 in the Main Stage Theater. (more...)

TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2008

Legendary designers John Conklin and Robert Fletcher are among the recipients of the 2008 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. For his achievements as both a costume and set designer, John Conklin will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards' special Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design. Acclaimed costume designer Robert Fletcher, who also produced, performed and designed sets, will receive the 2008 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Friday, March 28, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the return of Helen Hayes Award winning actor and MetroStage favorite, Bernardine Mitchell, to MetroStage in the one woman musical, His Eye is on the Sparrow, based on the life of Ethel Waters. (more...)

MetroStage Presents HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the return of Helen Hayes Award winning actor and MetroStage favorite, Bernardine Mitchell, to MetroStage in the one woman musical, His Eye is on the Sparrow, based on the life of Ethel Waters. (more...)

TONY'S HOLD POST - 'BOUNTIFUL's Condola Rashad Wins Tony for Best Featured Actress - Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

Condola Rashad has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role for her portrayal of 'Young Woman on Bus' in A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL. (more...)

Broadway Vet and Oscar Winner Louis Gossett Jr. Battles Prostate Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2010

Broadway star Louis Gossett Jr. announced today that he is battling prostate cancer. Gossett Jr. said he was able to catch the cancer in its early stages and is receiving treatment. He is also using this opportunity to encourage other African-Americans to be examined early as to avoid any future complications. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Announces Opening of BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE, 12/3-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Black Nativity: A Season for Change, by T. Mychael Rambo and Lou Bellamy, directed by Dominic Taylor, with musical direction by Sanford Moore on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The production will run December 3 - December 27, 2009. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Announces Opening of BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE, 12/3-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Black Nativity: A Season for Change, by T. Mychael Rambo and Lou Bellamy, directed by Dominic Taylor, with musical direction by Sanford Moore on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The production will run December 3 - December 27, 2009. (more...)

Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad Join Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Academy Award winner CUBA GOODING, JR, (Jerry Maguire, Red Tails), Emmy Award nominee and recording star VANESSA WILLIAMS (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), and Tony Award nominee CONDOLA RASHAD (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, Broadway's Stick Fly) will star along with the previously announced CICELY TYSON in the upcoming Broadway revival of HORTON FOOTE'S beloved classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, directed by MICHAEL WILSON. Produced by NELLE NUGENT and KENNETH TEATON, this 14-week limited engagement will begin previews on Easter Sunday, March 31st at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St). Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd. For ticket information please visit www.TheTripToBountifulBroadway.com. (more...)

Arvada Center Presents BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN 7/14-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2009

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents 'Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' running July 14 - August 9, 2009 in the Main Stage Theater. (more...)

Arena Players, Inc. to Host Opening Night Fundraiser, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

THE ARENA PLAYERS, the oldest, continuously operating, African-American community theater prepares to embark on its 60th seasom with an opening night fundraising event. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Black Rep Brings FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to the Grandel, 3/24 - 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, take over the Grandel Stage on March 24th The Black Rep opens the third mainstage production of Season 33. The show features the music of legendary horn player Louis Jordan. Lead character Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money, finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe emerging from his 1930's-style radio to comfort him. They sing the hit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of LANGSTON IN HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Opens Tonight At Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. (more...)

Urban Stage's LANGSTON IN HARLEM Opens 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem began previews on Friday, April 9. The opening is set for Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad to Lead David Leveaux-Helmed ROMEO AND JULIET on Broadway; Opens September 19 at Richard Rodgers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

According to the New York Times, Shakespeare's classic romatic tradgedy Romeo and Juliet is coming back to Broadway this summer. Helmed by David Leveaux, the production will star Tony nominee Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom- making his Broadway debut in the role. Joining them in the play, which is set to open on September 19 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, will be Jayne Houdyshell as the Nurse and Joe Morton as Lord Capulet. (more...)

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