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Lonette McKee to Lead SOWA'S RED GRAVY Off-BroadwayLonette McKee to Lead SOWA'S RED GRAVY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway TonightNew York Innovative Theatre Awards to Honor Off-Off Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's 44th Season to Feature  Ed Bullin's IN THE WINE TIME & THE FABULOUS MISS MARIENew Federal Theatre's 44th Season to Feature Ed Bullin's IN THE WINE TIME & THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - In The Wine Time and The Fabulous Miss Marie. Bullins, winner of the prestigious NY Drama Critics' Circle Award and OBIE Award for The Taking of Miss Janie, has greatly influenced American theatre, especially Black theatre. His work, characterized by disdain for ineffective political rhetoric as a substitute for action, most often examines the lives of Black people in the inner city. In 1968, Clive Barnes, writing in the New York Times called Bullins 'a welcome addition to the ranks of New York playwrights.' Four years later, Barnes added 'Bullins writes the way Charlie Parker played: It is all so easy and effortless. It sounds improvised, and yet it doesn't sound improvised, simply because it is the improvisation of formality.' Today, Bullins is regarded as a seminal force in the American theater. (more...)

Sandra Reaves-Phillips and More Join New Federal Theatre's IN THE WINE TIME; Cast Announced!Sandra Reaves-Phillips and More Join New Federal Theatre's IN THE WINE TIME; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with the first play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - In The Wine Time, to be followed by The Fabulous Miss Marie this spring. In The Wine Time, directed by Mansoor Najee-ullah, will begin performances October 25th at Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 24th. Opening Night is set forThursday November 7th. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's Premiere of Puberty Rites Begins TonightNew Federal Theatre's Premiere of Puberty Rites Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty RitesNew Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New Federal Theater's IN THE WINE TIME, Beg. TonightPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of New Federal Theater's IN THE WINE TIME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with the first play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - IN THE WINE TIME, to be followed by The Fabulous Miss Marie this spring. In The Wine Time, directed by Mansoor Najee-Ullah, will begin performances tonight, October 25th at Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 24th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 7th. (more...)

Sandra Reaves-Phillips and More Join New Federal Theatre's IN THE WINE TIME, Beg. TonightSandra Reaves-Phillips and More Join New Federal Theatre's IN THE WINE TIME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with the first play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - In The Wine Time, to be followed by The Fabulous Miss Marie this spring. In The Wine Time, directed by Mansoor Najee-Ullah, will begin performances tonight, October 25th at Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 24th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 7th. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty RitesNew Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty RitesNew Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New Federal Theater's IN THE WINE TIMEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of New Federal Theater's IN THE WINE TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 44th season with the first play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' - two revivals from his 'Twentieth Century Cycle of Plays' - IN THE WINE TIME, to be followed by The Fabulous Miss Marie this spring. In The Wine Time, directed by Mansoor Najee-ullah, will begin performances October 25th at Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street), continuing through November 24th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 7th. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's SOWA'S RED GRAVY, Starring Lonette McKee, Begins TomorrowNew Federal Theatre's SOWA'S RED GRAVY, Starring Lonette McKee, Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin Thursday October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Federal Theater's SOWA'S RED GRAVYPhoto Flash: First Look at New Federal Theater's SOWA'S RED GRAVY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Sowa's Red Gravy by Diane Richards at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin tomorrow, October 18th with Opening Night set for Sunday, October 28th. Performances continue through November 18th only. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Bern Cohen, Janet Sarno & More to Lead New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR; Cast AnnouncedBern Cohen, Janet Sarno & More to Lead New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre announces the cast for the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day A Visitor,which will begin performances November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty RitesNew Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson's Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin Sunday, November 6th. Performances continue through November 20th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR Begins TonightWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's EVERY DAY A VISITOR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre presents the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day a Visitor, begininng performances today, November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Begin EVERY DAY A VISITOR TomorrowWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Begin EVERY DAY A VISITOR Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre announces the cast for the second play of its ambitious 44th season, Richard Abrons' Every Day A Visitor,which will begin performances Saturday November 2nd at The Clurman Theater (at Theater Row) and continuing through December 14th. Opening Night is set for Thursday November 14th. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, et al. Celebrate NFT's 40th Reunion Awards Photo Coverage: Alicia Keys, Spike Lee, et al. Celebrate NFT's 40th Reunion Awards
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event were Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair was Dr. Maya Angelou. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and brings you coverage of the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NFT 40th Reunion Awards Starry Gala ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: NFT 40th Reunion Awards Starry Gala Arrivals
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, was co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event were Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair was Dr. Maya Angelou. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities, and brings you coverage of the starry arrivals below! (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, et al. to Present at NFT Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Emmy Award-winner Lynn Whitfield. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins Stars in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayTonya Pinkins Stars in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America's most important and influential playwrights: The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem began performances April 17th and continues through May 18th, with opening night set for tonight, May 1st. Woodie King Jr directs a cast that features Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman ('Sesame Street') along with Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner, and Brittany N. Williams. (more...)

El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

"El-Gringuito" Written and performed by Éric-Dominique Perez, Directed by A.B. Lugo, Assistant directed and stage managed by Bobby Baker, and Choreography by Tru Essencia Dance and Wellness, Inc. will be performed as one of the seven shows from TEATRO LA TEA AND CAICEDO Productions as 6th Annual The One Festival. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of  PLENTY OF TIME, Beginning 4/4New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of PLENTY OF TIME, Beginning 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Plenty of Time by John Shevin Foster at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin April 4th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 18th. Performances continue through May 5th only. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Star in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE Off-Broadway, Begin. 4/17Tonya Pinkins to Star in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE Off-Broadway, Begin. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America's most important and influential playwrights: The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem will begin performances April 17th and continue through May 18th, with opening night set for May 1st. Woodie King Jr directs a cast that features Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman ('Sesame Street') along with Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner, and Brittany N. Williams. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of John Shévin Foster's PLENTY OF TIME, 4/4Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre to Present The First NY Revival of John Shévin Foster's PLENTY OF TIME, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Plenty of Time by John Shevin Foster at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin April 4th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 18th. Performances continue through May 5th only. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin March 8th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 18th. Performances continue through April 1st only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of York Theatre's STORYVILLE - Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of York Theatre's STORYVILLE - Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

The York Theatre Company has announced the full cast for the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino, choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. Scroll down for photos from the meet and greet! (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE Begins Performances TodayYork Theatre Company's STORYVILLE Begins Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Performances begin today, Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of York Theatre's STORYVILLE - Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson and More!Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of York Theatre's STORYVILLE - Ernestine Jackson, D.C. Anderson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013

The York Theatre Company has announced the full cast for the New York premiere of Storyville, a New Orleans musical, with book by Ed Bullins, music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden, direction by Bill Castellino, choreography by Mercedes Ellington and music direction by William Foster McDaniel. Scroll down for photos from the meet and greet! (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to Open Next WeekYork Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Performances begin Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Andre De Shields and More Offer Personalized Valentine's Day Messages to Support New Federal TheatrePhylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Andre De Shields and More Offer Personalized Valentine's Day Messages to Support New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate its 44th anniversary with a special fundraising campaign, 'Love For New Federal Theatre.' Celebrity participants and supporters of NFT themselves, including Phylicia Rashad, Spike Lee, Alicia Keys, Melba Moore, Marla Gibbs, Robert Hooks, Roscoe Orman, Ruby Dee, Avery Brooks, Glynn Turman, Kene Holiday, Chadwick Boseman, Petri Hawkins Byrd, Impotep Gary Byrd, Debbie Allen, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, John Amos, Robert Townsend, Leslie Uggams, Ted Lange, Andre DeShields, Mike Tyson and Danny Glover, among others, will fans will have the opportunity to order a limited number of personalized Valentine's Day messages. These celebrity messages will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1New Federal Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS, 3/18-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin March 8th with Opening Night set for Sunday, March 18th. Performances continue through April 1st only. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 8/2 - 4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's acclaimed production of Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith will be featured at this year's National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Performances will be August 2nd to 4th only. (more...)

Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

York Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to Open Next WeekYork Theatre Company's STORYVILLE to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Performances begin Monday, July 15, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Today, August 17, 2013 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off 40th Season With COOL BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will kick off its 40th season by presenting the Off-Broadway premiere of Cool Blues by Bill Harris at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Poitier, Keys et al. Press ReceptionPhoto Coverage: New Federal Theatre Honors Poitier, Keys et al. Press Reception
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. In addition to celebrating NFT's vital contribution to the arts internationally, the Gala will feature special awards for 13 individuals that changed the cultural life of our nation: Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys, Mayor David Dinkins, Imhotep Gary Byrd, George Faison, Amiri Baraka, Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Elizabeth McCann, Carla Pinza, Terrie Williams and Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin (for the National Black Theatre Festival). (more...)

Dee, Baraka Among Honorees of Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 40th Dee, Baraka Among Honorees of Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 40th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22New Federal Theatre Holds 40th Anniversary Gala, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This special event saluting NFT, for 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be co-hosted by Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield. Chairmen for the event are Laurence Fishburne, John Morning and Susan Taylor. The Honorary Chair is Dr. Maya Angelou (more...)

El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12El-Gringuito Plays 6th Annual The One Festival April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

"El-Gringuito" Written and performed by Éric-Dominique Perez, Directed by A.B. Lugo, Assistant directed and stage managed by Bobby Baker, and Choreography by Tru Essencia Dance and Wellness, Inc. will be performed as one of the seven shows from TEATRO LA TEA AND CAICEDO Productions as 6th Annual The One Festival. (more...)

New Federal Theatre's COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS ClosesNew Federal Theatre's COURT-MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS Closes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents Court-Martial at Fort Devensby Jeffrey Sweet at the Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances are through April 1st only. (more...)

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