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Jones To Discuss DRIVING MISS DAISY At Times Talk 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2010

Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones has joined the fall line-up for The New York Times's TimesTalks event series. (more...)

Zakes Mokae, Tony Award Winning Actor Dies at 75
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

Zakes Mokae, apartheid activist and Tony Award winning actor for Master Harold...And The Boys died on Friday of complications from a stroke in Las Vegas at age 75. The South African actor additionally appeared on Broadway in The Song of Jacob Zulu, Blood Knot, and A Lesson From Aloes. His work was largely focused on bringing attention to the brutality of the apartheide. Mokae also suffered from Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (more...)

Danny Glover Joins the Cast of Dreamgirls Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2005

Danny Glover has been cast as Marty Madison in the upcoming film version of Dreamgirls (more...)

Redgrave & Jones Open DRIVING MISS DAISY at John Golden Theatre on Broadway Oct. 7, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave will return to the New York stage this Fall to star opposite one another in the Broadway Premiere of Alfred Uhry‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. Directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?), Driving Miss Daisy will begin performances on October 7, 2010, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Monday, October 25, 2010. (more...)

James Earl Jones Wins 2011 Paul Robeson Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

Actors' Equity Association announced today that James Earl Jones is the recipient of the 2011 Paul Robeson Award. Created in 1971, the Award recognizes a person who best exemplifies the principles by which Mr. Robeson lived. (more...)

NEXT FALL Will Arrive on Broadway with Critically Acclaimed Original Cast Intact
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis and Anthony Barrile in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O'Neill, Producer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed original cast will return for the Broadway run of NEXT FALL, the new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller. The production will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010 with preview performances beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

James Earl Jones Awarded O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will present its annual Monte Cristo Award to legendary Broadway and screen actor James Earl Jones, in recognition of his monumental achievements and contributions to the American and international theater community. The award will be presented to Mr. Jones at a gala dinner held in his honor at Bridgewaters - South Street Seaport in New York City on Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm. (more...)

Janet Suzman, Doreen Mantle, Jack Klaff, Basil Appolis and More Set for Jermyn Street Theatre's 'South African Season'
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This summer Jermyn Street Theatre presents a five-week season of theatre, featuring some of South Africa's most acclaimed playwrights and best-loved performers. The season will include major work by Athol Fugard and Reza de Wet, with performances by actors including Janet Suzman, Jack Klaff, Doreen Mantle and Basil Appollis. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

HERE Presents Transit Lounge's YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE., 6/5-22
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

As part of its 2012-2013 producing Season, HERE will present You Are Dead. You Are Here. Together, playwright Christine Evans, director Joseph Megel and media designer Jared Mezzocchi have formed Transit Lounge, and You Are Dead. You Are Here. marks the company's debut production. This world premiere plays a limited engagement June 5-22, with Official Opening Night on Sunday, June 9 at 8:30PM at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents MASTER HAROLD...and the boys
by Beau Higgins - Mar 30, 2012

Based on Anthol Fugard's early life in South Africa, 'MASTER HAROLD'...and the boys tells the story of Willie and Sam, two black waiters who work in the St. George's Park Tea Room, and Hally, the tea room owner's son. Hally has known Willie and Sam all his life, and is very fond of them both; however, on one rainy day in 1950 their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. Considered to be one of Fugard's greatest pieces, '"Master Harold"…and the boys" tells the universal story of human relationships that are put to the test by societal and personal forces. (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, 4/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Ballybeg today announced its debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa*. Alex Levy will direct six performances to be held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) from April 21-29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

ACT Announces 2007-08 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2007

The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco has announced its 2007-2008 season. (more...)

Zero Theatre's DREAMS OF TALEEM Closes 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2010

Dreams of Taleem is a play about theatre, about love, passion, longing, acceptance, and rejection. Anay, a young and ambitious theatre director is thrilled when Sita, an acclaimed but enigmatic actress agrees to work with him in his new play. Abandoned by most of his young colleagues, except for the adoring Yash, it's a great opportunity to kick start his fledgling career. But when rehearsals begin nothing goes to plan. As Anay struggles to maintain his sanity, relationships turn tumultuous, the line between reality and fantasy is blurred, and our characters are forced to examine their beliefs and convictions in the mirror of the play. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage THE ROAD TO MECCA, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard tells the true story of Helen Martins, an eccentric elderly woman who is being pressured by her conservative village to abandon her art and enter a retirement home. Miss Helen's young friend Elsa comes to her aid in hopes of resisting the bullying attempts of Reverend Marius to uproot Helen from her home. (more...)

James Earl Jones Awarded O'Neill's Monte Cristo Award, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will present its annual Monte Cristo Award to legendary Broadway and screen actor James Earl Jones, in recognition of his monumental achievements and contributions to the American and international theater community. The award will be presented to Mr. Jones at a gala dinner held in his honor at Bridgewaters - South Street Seaport in New York City on Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm. (more...)

Zero Theatre to Stage DREAMS OF TALEEM, 3/25-3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

Dreams of Taleem is a play about theatre, about love, passion, longing, acceptance, and rejection. Anay, a young and ambitious theatre director is thrilled when Sita, an acclaimed but enigmatic actress agrees to work with him in his new play. Abandoned by most of his young colleagues, except for the adoring Yash, it's a great opportunity to kick start his fledgling career. But when rehearsals begin nothing goes to plan. As Anay struggles to maintain his sanity, relationships turn tumultuous, the line between reality and fantasy is blurred, and our characters are forced to examine their beliefs and convictions in the mirror of the play. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Opens 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2011

The Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of KIN, a new play by Bathsheba Doran (Living Room in Africa, her adaptation of Great Expectations at The Lortel) will officially open On March 21. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents MASTER HAROLD...and the boys
by Beau Higgins - Mar 20, 2012

Based on Anthol Fugard's early life in South Africa, 'MASTER HAROLD'...and the boys tells the story of Willie and Sam, two black waiters who work in the St. George's Park Tea Room, and Hally, the tea room owner's son. Hally has known Willie and Sam all his life, and is very fond of them both; however, on one rainy day in 1950 their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. Considered to be one of Fugard's greatest pieces, '"Master Harold"…and the boys" tells the universal story of human relationships that are put to the test by societal and personal forces. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents MASTER HAROLD...and the boys
by Beau Higgins - Mar 18, 2012

Based on Anthol Fugard's early life in South Africa, 'MASTER HAROLD'...and the boys tells the story of Willie and Sam, two black waiters who work in the St. George's Park Tea Room, and Hally, the tea room owner's son. Hally has known Willie and Sam all his life, and is very fond of them both; however, on one rainy day in 1950 their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. Considered to be one of Fugard's greatest pieces, '"Master Harold"…and the boys" tells the universal story of human relationships that are put to the test by societal and personal forces. (more...)

Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET Begins at Yale Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Zero Theatre to Stage DREAMS OF TALEEM, 3/25-3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2010

Dreams of Taleem is a play about theatre, about love, passion, longing, acceptance, and rejection. Anay, a young and ambitious theatre director is thrilled when Sita, an acclaimed but enigmatic actress agrees to work with him in his new play. Abandoned by most of his young colleagues, except for the adoring Yash, it's a great opportunity to kick start his fledgling career. But when rehearsals begin nothing goes to plan. As Anay struggles to maintain his sanity, relationships turn tumultuous, the line between reality and fantasy is blurred, and our characters are forced to examine their beliefs and convictions in the mirror of the play. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents MASTER HAROLD...and the boys
by Beau Higgins - Mar 11, 2012

Based on Anthol Fugard's early life in South Africa, 'MASTER HAROLD'...and the boys tells the story of Willie and Sam, two black waiters who work in the St. George's Park Tea Room, and Hally, the tea room owner's son. Hally has known Willie and Sam all his life, and is very fond of them both; however, on one rainy day in 1950 their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. Considered to be one of Fugard's greatest pieces, '"Master Harold"…and the boys" tells the universal story of human relationships that are put to the test by societal and personal forces. (more...)

NEXT FALL Opens on Broadway March 11, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis and Anthony Barrile in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O'Neill, Producer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed original cast will return for the Broadway run of NEXT FALL, the new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller. The production will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010 with preview performances beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE. Opens Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

As part of its 2012-2013 producing Season, HERE proudly presents You Are Dead. You Are Here. Together, playwright Christine Evans, director Joseph Megel and media designer Jared Mezzocchi have formed Transit Lounge, and You Are Dead. You Are Here. marks the company's debut production. This world premiere plays a limited engagement June 5-22, with Official Opening Night on Sunday, June 9 at 8:30PM at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

HERE Presents Transit Lounge's YOU ARE DEAD. YOU ARE HERE., Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

As part of its 2012-2013 producing Season, HERE will present You Are Dead. You Are Here. Together, playwright Christine Evans, director Joseph Megel and media designer Jared Mezzocchi have formed Transit Lounge, and You Are Dead. You Are Here. marks the company's debut production. This world premiere plays a limited engagement tonight, June 5-22, with Official Opening Night on Sunday, June 9 at 8:30PM at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

James Earl Jones to Receive Philadelphia's 2012 Marian Anderson Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that James Earl Jones-one of the country's most critically acclaimed stage and screen actors-will receive the 2012 Marian Anderson Award. Mr. Jones will accept the Award at a Gala Concert produced in partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Redgrave & Jones Open DRIVING MISS DAISY at John Golden Theatre on Broadway Oct. 7, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave will return to the New York stage this Fall to star opposite one another in the Broadway Premiere of Alfred Uhry‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. Directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?), Driving Miss Daisy will begin performances on October 7, 2010, at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Monday, October 25, 2010. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Presents KIN, Previews 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2011

Previews begin Friday, February 25 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) World Premiere production of KIN, a new play by Bathsheba Doran (Living Room in Africa, her adaptation of Great Expectations at The Lortel). (more...)

Colman Domingo, Scott Shepherd Set for Signature Theatre's BLOOD KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2012

Signature Theatre has just announced casting for the new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production will feature Tony Award-nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) as Zachariah and Obie Award-winner Scott Shepherd (Gatz) as Morris. BLOOD KNOT, which is the first play in the Residency One: Athol Fugard Series, runs January 31 - March 11, 2012 with a February 16th opening night. BLOOD KNOT is the first of three Fugard shows Signature will present this season, and is the inaugural production in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's BLOOD KNOT In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Signature Theatre will present the new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Athol Fugard & Cast of BLOOD KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Signature Theatre Company presents BLOOD KNOT, which is the first play in the Residency One: Athol Fugard Series, runs January 31 - March 11, 2012 with a February 16th opening night. BLOOD KNOT is the first of three Fugard shows Signature will present this season, and is the inaugural production in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Company's new Frank Gehry-designed home Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues). CHeck out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

STC Welcomes James Earl Jones to Classic Conversations with Michael Kahn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2012

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that Academy Honorary Award® winner James Earl Jones will join Artistic Director Michael Kahn for the third installment of the Classic Conversations series to be held at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Athol Fugard Dedicates Signature Theatre's Production of BLOOD KNOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2012

Between patchwork walls in a one-room shack, two biracial South African brothers grapple with crippling poverty and lonely isolation. Morris, the punctilious force that keeps their room tidy, is light-skinned enough to pass for white, but dark-skinned Zach feels imprisoned by his job at a whites-only park. When they find themselves on some dangerous new ground, the brothers must come face to face with The Blood Knot between them. (more...)

NEXT FALL Begins Previews on Broadway, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010

Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis and Anthony Barrile in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O'Neill, Producer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed original cast will return for the Broadway run of NEXT FALL, the new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller. The production will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010 with preview performances beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's BLOOD KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Signature Theatre will present their new production of BLOOD KNOT, written and directed by Athol Fugard. (more...)

STC Welcomes James Earl Jones to Classic Conversations with Michael Kahn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that Academy Honorary Award® winner James Earl Jones will join Artistic Director Michael Kahn for the third installment of the Classic Conversations series to be held at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Athol Fugard Visits Fairfield Ludlowe High School
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

In all of his years living and working in the United States, Athol Fugard had never set foot in an American high school until Monday. (more...)

Jones To Discuss DRIVING MISS DAISY At Times Talk 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones has joined the fall line-up for The New York Times's TimesTalks event series. (more...)

Theatre Wing to Honor Channing, Jones & Tune, June 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2007

The American Theatre Wing will honor Carol Channing, James Earl Jones and Tommy Tune at its Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 4, 2007. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, Closing Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Ballybeg's debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa* closes tonight. Alex Levy directs performances, held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) through tonight, April 29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre to Present Season of South African Work, June 10-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

This summer Jermyn Street Theatre presents a five week season of theatre featuring some of South Africa's most acclaimed playwrights and best-loved performers. The season will include major work by Athol Fugard and Reza de Wet, with performances by actors including Janet Suzman, Jack Klaff, Doreen Mantle and Basil Appollis. the programme runs June 10 through July 12, 2014, with press nights on June 12 (programme 1) and June 13 (programme 2). (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, 4/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Ballybeg today announced its debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa*. Alex Levy will direct six performances to be held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) from April 21-29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Paul Giamatti-Led HAMLET at Yale Rep, 3/15-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents Paul Giamatti in HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by James Bundy, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), March 15-April 13. Opening Night is Thursday, March 21, at 7:30PM. (more...)

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