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Rogue Machine Presents MILKMILKLEMONADE, Runs Through 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2010

Rogue Machine's ‘Off the Clock' series launches its first 2010 season show into prime time to accommodate audience demand. (more...)

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...)

International City Theatre Closes Season with AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 10/9-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The joint will be jumpin' when International City Theatre closes its 2012 season with Ain't Misbehavin', the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas "Fats" Waller. Saundra McClain directs Phillip Brandon (national tour: The Color Purple), Niketa Calame (Celebration Theatre's The Color Purple), Amber Mercomes (San Francisco and Los Angeles Opera productions of Porgy and Bess), Lacy Darryl Phillips (Broadway: Fosse and A Raisin in the Sun) and Jennifer Shelton (first national tour of Ragtime; previously seen on the ICT stage in Songs for a New World, Five Course Love, The Story, Honk! and Swinging on a Star), with musical direction by Rahn Coleman and choreography by Stephen Semien. Performances take place October 12 through November 4 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, with low-priced previews beginning October 9. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Offers $15 Student Tickets to A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

In an effort to create greater accessibility for students and encourage their attendance throughout the run of Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play, "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad at Westport Country Playhouse, tickets for students will be $15 at all performances. The play is appropriate for ages 12 and up. The student ticket access program is supported in part by a grant from The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation. (more...)

LENNON Musical headed to Broadway set for Summer 2005
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2004

Based on the life and songs of John Lennon, the new tuner is slated for its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre, Summer 2005. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents BREATH AND IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of BREATH AND IMAGINATION: The Story of Roland Hayes, a true story by Daniel Beaty, directed by Saundra McClain, with Musical Direction by Rahn Coleman. BREATH AND IMAGINATION will open tonight, September 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 13. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN Launches Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance tonight, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

International City Theatre Closes Season with AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Now thru 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012

The joint will be jumpin' when International City Theatre closes its 2012 season with Ain't Misbehavin', the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas "Fats" Waller. Saundra McClain directs Phillip Brandon (national tour: The Color Purple), Niketa Calame (Celebration Theatre's The Color Purple), Amber Mercomes (San Francisco and Los Angeles Opera productions of Porgy and Bess), Lacy Darryl Phillips (Broadway: Fosse and A Raisin in the Sun) and Jennifer Shelton (first national tour of Ragtime; previously seen on the ICT stage in Songs for a New World, Five Course Love, The Story, Honk! and Swinging on a Star), with musical direction by Rahn Coleman and choreography by Stephen Semien. Performances take place October 12 through November 4 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, with low-priced previews beginning tonight, October 9. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Edward Burbridge Talks About Designing Sets
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 8, 2012

You'll never look at another set without thinking about what goes into creating it. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents BREATH AND IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, 9/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of BREATH AND IMAGINATION: The Story of Roland Hayes, a true story by Daniel Beaty, directed by Saundra McClain, with Musical Direction by Rahn Coleman. BREATH AND IMAGINATION will preview on Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; and Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Today, October 13. (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents MILKMILKLEMONADE, Runs Through 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Rogue Machine's ‘Off the Clock' series launches its first 2010 season show into prime time to accommodate audience demand. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Edward Burbridge Talks About Designing Sets
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 1, 2012

You'll never look at another set without thinking about what goes into creating it. (more...)

Eakeley, Lysy and Pressley Join Cast of MTC's THE AMERICAN PLAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2008

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) announced full casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE AMERICAN PLAN which will be directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey's End). The previously announced Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl will be joined by Benjamin Eakeley (Sweeney Todd), Austin Lysy (A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte), and Brenda Pressley (The First Breeze of Summer). (more...)

Mason Joins Fuller & Gardner in Emelin's 'Kleinbort Collection
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2007

The Emelin Theatre, a non-profit performing arts center in Mamaroneck, NY, today announced that Broadway star Karen Mason, who originated the role of Tanya in Broadway's Mamma Mia! - a role for which she received a 2002 Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress - will join the cast of the Emelin's Kleinbort Collection. (more...)

Peters at Acting Company Awards for Schoenfeld & Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2007

Gerald Schoenfeld, Board Chairman of The Shubert Organization and The Shubert Foundation, will receive the Joan Warburg Humanitarian Award from The Acting Company on Monday, November 12. Legendary producer Edgar Lansbury, will be presented the John Houseman Award honoring his commitment to the development of classical actors and a national audience for the theater. (more...)

ACT Announces Third Annual Juneteenth Fundraising Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2008

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre and The Hansberry Project at ACT, a professional Black theatre company dedicated to the artistic exploration of African American life, history and culture, today announces the Third Annual Juneteenth Fundraising Gala, An Evening of Gifts and Talents, to be held at ACT Saturday June 14, 2008. (more...)

Mary J. Blige is Nina Simone in 'Nina' Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2010

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary J. Blige will channel famed jazz singer Nina Simone in Cynthia Mort's 'Nina,' biopic. Allegedly, the film will center around the singer's relationship with her assistant, Clifton Henderson. David Oyelowo is said to be filling that role. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/03/2013
by BWW - Mar 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/03/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/10/2013
by BWW - Mar 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/10/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces July Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

The July 2010 National Jazz Museum in Harlem schedule puts particular focus on the visual side of the jazz genre, as we feature classic films in our Jazz for Curious Listeners series (inaugurating a new collaboration with The Maysles Institute), interview one of the premier jazz photographers in the nation, Frank Stewart, for our flagship Harlem Speaks public program, and screen a rare film of 'The High Priestess of Soul,' Nina Simone. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 7/12-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern with a production of Steel Magnolias featuring an all-star cast. The show opens on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, and runs through August 25, coinciding with the official anniversary on August 1. Sixty years ago in 1953, six actors, two children, a dog and two pigs moved into a historic ruin called Hanover Tavern. The transplanted New Yorkers founded Central Virginia's first professional theatre and named the company in memory of a deceased college friend, Barbara Barksdale. (more...)

ACT Announces Third Annual Juneteenth Fundraising Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2008

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre and The Hansberry Project at ACT, a professional Black theatre company dedicated to the artistic exploration of African American life, history and culture, today announces the Third Annual Juneteenth Fundraising Gala, An Evening of Gifts and Talents, to be held at ACT Saturday June 14, 2008. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces July Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2010

The July 2010 National Jazz Museum in Harlem schedule puts particular focus on the visual side of the jazz genre, as we feature classic films in our Jazz for Curious Listeners series (inaugurating a new collaboration with The Maysles Institute), interview one of the premier jazz photographers in the nation, Frank Stewart, for our flagship Harlem Speaks public program, and screen a rare film of 'The High Priestess of Soul,' Nina Simone. (more...)

Stage Show on Nina Simone in the Works; Daughter to Star?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Nina Simone's story may be headed for the stage; the mononymous Simone, Nina's actress-singer daughter who also serves as the administrator of the Nina Simone estate, tells S2S Magazine that she's considering a play about her late mother. (more...)

Virginia Rep Celebrates 60th Anniversary with STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Now thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern with a production of Steel Magnolias featuring an all-star cast. The show opens tonight, July 12, 2013 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, and runs through August 25, coinciding with the official anniversary on August 1. Sixty years ago in 1953, six actors, two children, a dog and two pigs moved into a historic ruin called Hanover Tavern. The transplanted New Yorkers founded Central Virginia's first professional theatre and named the company in memory of a deceased college friend, Barbara Barksdale. (more...)

TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK Comes to MCCC's Trenton Campus as Part of Black History Month Events, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Theatre Program presents "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" at the Trenton Campus as one of the highlights of its Black History Month events. Performances are Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Students from the college's Entertainment Technology Program will provide lighting and sound. Kerney Hall is located in MCCC's Kerney Building at 102 N. Broad Street. Parking is available in the garage across the street from the campus. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Vermont (more...)

Full LENNON Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2005

Complete casting was announced today for the upcoming Broadway production of LENNON, the world premiere musical based on the life and songs of John Lennon. The cast includes Will Chase, Chuck Cooper, Julie Danao, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcy Harriell, Chad Kimball, Terrence Mann, Julia Murney, and Michael Potts. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/11
by - Jan 1, 2001

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! Click below for the most-read stories for the week of February 11! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK Proves the Human Spirit Has No Color
by Shari Barrett - Feb 9, 2013

The power and lyricism of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry comes to life in the Actor's Co-Op production of TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK, currently onstage in their David Schall Theatre in Hollywood through March 17. (more...)

TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK Comes to MCCC's Trenton Campus as Part of Black History Month Events This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Theatre Program presents 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black' at the Trenton Campus as one of the highlights of its Black History Month events. Performances are tonight, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Students from the college's Entertainment Technology Program will provide lighting and sound. Kerney Hall is located in MCCC's Kerney Building at 102 N. Broad Street. Parking is available in the garage across the street from the campus. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/03/2013
by BWW - Feb 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/03/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/24/2013
by BWW - Feb 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/24/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

ICT to Present FLYIN' WEST, 3/14-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Four African-American women journey west to the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas in search of the freedom promised by the end of the Civil War. Saundra McClain directs Pearl Cleage's powerful historical drama Flyin' West, opening March 14 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on March 12 and March 13. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 2/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 15, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! Click below for the most-read stories for the week of February 11! (more...)

Encore Performance of TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK Comes to MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

'The show was simply dazzling!' so reports Jody Person, coordinator of the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Theatre Program. Originally performed earlier in February at the Trenton campus, 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black' comes to MCCC's Studio Theatre on the West Windsor campus for an encore performance on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The Studio Theatre is located next to Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

BRIDGE AND TUNNEL Closes at Florida Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010

Florida Studio Theatre's production of 'Bridge and Tunnel' will close on February 13, 2010. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/10/2013
by BWW - Feb 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/10/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents BRIDGE AND TUNNEL 12/16-2/13/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Florida Studio Theatre continues its Winter Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-Winning Bridge and Tunnel, written by playwright and poet Sarah Jones, opening at the Gompertz Theatre December 16 and running through February 13, 2010. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents BRIDGE AND TUNNEL 12/16-2/13/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2009

Florida Studio Theatre continues its Winter Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-Winning Bridge and Tunnel, written by playwright and poet Sarah Jones, opening at the Gompertz Theatre December 16 and running through February 13, 2010. (more...)

MILKMILKLEMONADE Extends At Rogue Machine Theater Thru 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010

Rogue Machine's ‘Off the Clock' late night series launched its first 2010 season show last month and will now extend the performance schedule to accommodate audience demand. (more...)

DeLaria, Atkinson, Etc. to Skate to NYMF's 'Roller Derby'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2007

The new musical Roller Derby, which will be presented at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, has finalized its cast. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN to Launch Dallas Theater Center's 2013-14 Season, 9/13-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Dallas Theater Center launches its 2013-14 season with A Raisin in the Sun. Tre Garrett of Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre will make his directorial debut at DTC with this Tony Award-winning play. A Raisin in the Sun begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Friday, September 13 and runs through Sunday, October 27 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Presents BREATH AND IMAGINATION: THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES, 9/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of BREATH AND IMAGINATION: The Story of Roland Hayes, a true story by Daniel Beaty, directed by Saundra McClain, with Musical Direction by Rahn Coleman. BREATH AND IMAGINATION will preview on Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; and Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 13. (more...)

MILKMILKLEMONADE Extends At Rogue Machine Theater Thru 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

Rogue Machine's ‘Off the Clock' late night series launched its first 2010 season show last month and will now extend the performance schedule to accommodate audience demand. (more...)

Musical 'Roller Derby' Plays NYMF September 20-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2007

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Dale Olson & Eugene Harbin will present Roller Derby, an original musical about the hard-hitting sports phenomenon, born in Chicago from the Dance Marathons and Walkathons of the Great Depression (more...)

THE HOW AND THE WHY Rounds Out TimeLine Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, announces that The How and the Why by Sarah Treem (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment), directed by Keira Fromm and starring Janet Ulrich Brooks and Elizabeth Ledo, will be the third production of its 2013-14 season. (more...)

African American Repertory Theater presents To Be Young, Gifted and Black
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Lorraine Hansberry won fame with her first play, the critically acclaimed 'A Raisin in the Sun.' Hansberry was also a respected social activist during her short life. 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black,' composed after her untimely death at just age 34, recreates both her life experiences and the times that shaped her, through brilliantly highlighted scenes from her plays, letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. Fast-paced, powerful, touching and funny, this kaleidescope showcases actors slipping ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences, to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. It is a major statement of the Black experience in mid-20th century America. (more...)

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