FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, DISGRACED and More Slated for 2016 at CTG's Mark Taper ForumFATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, DISGRACED and More Slated for 2016 at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Powerful plays and playwrights dominate the Center Theatre Group's 49th season at the Mark Taper Forum. Michael Ritchie, CTG's Artistic Director, announced five important and involving plays, from celebrated new works to definitive productions of classics, for the theatre's 2016 season at the Los Angeles Music Center. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Makes World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre TonightFOR HER AS A PIANO Makes World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son, featuring music by Jaret Landon and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Dramatists, FOR HER AS A PIANO will play tonight, September 30 - November 1, 2015 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago just announced its 2015-16 season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son. (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, a Play-By-Play ReviewAugust Wilson's American Century Cycle, a Play-By-Play Review
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2015

A quick review of the 10 plays Denzel Washington will be producing for HBO. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage CareerBWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2015

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

VIDEO: Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays For HBOVIDEO: Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays For HBO
by Michael Dale - Sep 18, 2015

During a live stream interview conducted by Dr. Todd Boyd, Denzel Washington announced he'll be producing the entirety of August Wilson's 10-play American Century Cycle for HBO. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Presents Tribute to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY, 10/16-18Garth Fagan Dance Presents Tribute to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2015) Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT -  Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will bring to Los Angeles Fagan's tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, "Dance for/With Geoffrey." Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 16-18, 2015. www.ebonyrep.org (more...)

Multi-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through TodayMulti-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Thanks to packed houses and enthusiastic audience response, Multi Ethnic Theater is extending the run of August Wilson's Two Trains Running for two additional weekends, through September 12. Two Trains Running is directed by Lewis Campbell, founder and artistic director of Multi Ethnic Theater. The play concerns the regulars at Memphis Lee's restaurant trying to fight against the urban renewal that would tear the place down and bulldoze the local African-American community. The production is staged at the Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Celebrate August Wilson with Series of Staged ReadingsThe Ensemble Theatre to Celebrate August Wilson with Series of Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Ensemble Theatre and Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris celebrate of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's 10-play cycle with a series of staged readings beginning October 19, 2015 - July 18, 2016. (more...)

Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The PublicRobert O'Hara's BARBECUE Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE began previews on September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening tonight, October 8. (more...)

Arthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation AwardArthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Actor Arthur French has been named to receive the 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation.               (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONETheatre School at DePaul University to Present JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  The production, directed by Phyllis E. Griffin, premieres on Friday, November 6, and runs through Sunday, November 15, 2015. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 4 and 5, at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Tributes to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY This WeekendGarth Fagan Dance Tributes to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will bring to Los Angeles Fagan's tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, 'Dance for/With Geoffrey.' Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run this weekend, October 16-18, 2015. (more...)

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 NomineesIt's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 Nominees
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 9, 2015

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW... Lead the Field of 180 Nominees. 86 productions from 55 theaters receive nominations in 36 categories. Voting open through New Year's Eve! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's New Suspense Thriller- MISERY; Opens Tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre!Meet the Cast of Broadway's New Suspense Thriller- MISERY; Opens Tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman, opens tonight at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th Street), in a strictly limited 16-week engagement. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run tonight, June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Extends STICK FLY Through 7/19Windy City Playhouse Extends STICK FLY Through 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, announces the cast for its sophomore production, Lydia R. Diamond's award-winning Stick Fly. This wisecracking family drama is directed by Chuck Smith, director of the play's 2006 world premiere production in Chicago, fresh off his successful run of Two Trains Running at the Goodman. Smith directs a stellar cast featuring Tyrone Phillips, Celeste Cooper, Paige Collins, Michael Pogue, Kristen Magee and Phillip Edward Van Lear, reprising his role of the patriarch from the original production. Stick Fly runs May 27-July 5 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

THE BOOK OF LIZ Opens Tonight at Gough Street PlayhouseTHE BOOK OF LIZ Opens Tonight at Gough Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Elizabeth Donderstock makes delicious cheeseballs. Both original and smoky, mind you. Everyone loves the cheeseballs, in fact they are all that the religious community of Clusterhaven has left. But when Liz isn't appreciated anymore, she decides to try the outside world. There she'll meet Ukrainians with cockney accents, restaurants run by recovering alcoholics, a certain peanut, and her own self worth. But will the cheeseballs ever taste the same again? (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT CastWindy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, announces the cast for its third production, the riotous Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight: A Comedy in Three Beds from Peter Ackerman, co-author of 20th Century Fox's hit animated film Ice Age. This contemporary sex farce is directed by William Brown, fresh off his successful run of Doubt at Writers Theatre. Brown directs a stellar cast of Broadway veterans and rising stars including Emily Tate, Peter Meadows, Patrese McClain, Shane Kenyon, Chris Sheard and Robert Spencer. Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight runs August 12-October 4 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. Opening night is Saturday, August 15. windycityplayhouse.com/things/ (more...)

Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

August Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To StreamAugust Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To Stream
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

Relive the epic cycle by August Wilson! (more...)

1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 2015-2016 season with Morris Panych's newest comedy, The Shoplifters. The Shoplifters premiered at Arena Stage in 2014. This Philadelphia premiere will be produced as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company Presents THE BROTHERS SIZE, Now thru 8/1Curious Theatre Company Presents THE BROTHERS SIZE, Now thru 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTSLaurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY (more...)

Chester Gregory to Join MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour as Berry GordyChester Gregory to Join MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour as Berry Gordy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are thrilled to announce that Broadway veteran Chester Gregory will join the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in the leading role of Berry Gordy. Mr. Gregory's first performance will be tonight in Richmond, VA. (more...)

RHAPSODY IN BLACK Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/12RHAPSODY IN BLACK Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Leland Gannt's powerful one-man performance examining the question of race in America, Rhapsody in Black, comes to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, February 12 at 8pm. Tickets for this intimate Spotlight Cafe performance start at $15 and are on sale now. (more...)

Geva to Continue 43rd Season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDGeva to Continue 43rd Season with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird as part of the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series. To Kill a Mockingbird is adapted by Christopher Sergel and directed by Mark Cuddy, with original music by Gregg Coffin. The production begins previews on February 16, opens on February 20 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage until March 20. (more...)

World Premiere of Sarah Gubbins' COCKED to Play Victory GardensWorld Premiere of Sarah Gubbins' COCKED to Play Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 41st season with the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Victory Gardens Theater Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz.  Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Present August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING, 3/10-4/10Arden Theatre Company to Present August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING, 3/10-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Arden Theatre Company continues its 28th season with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's Two Trains Running, from March 10 - April 10, 2016, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre CompanyAugust Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Begins 3/5 at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will present the powerful memoir August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner adapter at the Huntington) and featuring Eugene Lee (Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and The Piano Lesson at the Huntington), both longtime Wilson collaborators. Performances begin Saturday, March 5 and continue through April 3, 2016 in the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This WinterAugust Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Continue MTC's 49th Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, Gem marks the beginning of Wilson's ten-play century cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century; an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize winning Fences and The Piano Lesson. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes, Roy J. Brown Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes, Roy J. Brown Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StageCast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2015

Today, McLane speaks exclusively to BWW about the magic behind the journey of these beloved characters, as they ease on down the road and onto our TV screens! (more...)

Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12Two River Theater to Present August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden, an award-winning actor who is making his directorial debut with this production. Seven Guitars is the third play in Wilson's American Century Cycle produced by Two River, following the theater's acclaimed mountings of Jitney and Two Trains Running. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 12 and continue through Sunday, October 4. The opening night performance is Friday, September 18 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor is Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago just announced its 2015-16 season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO to Make World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre This FallFOR HER AS A PIANO to Make World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere drama FOR HER AS A PIANO by Nambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hit Native Son, featuring music by Jaret Landon and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Chicago Dramatists, FOR HER AS A PIANO will play September 30 - November 1, 2015 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

FENCES Opens Tonight at ICTFENCES Opens Tonight at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama, opening tonight, August 21, at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Multi-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through 9/12Multi-Ethnic Theatre Extends TWO TRAINS RUNNING Through 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Thanks to packed houses and enthusiastic audience response, Multi Ethnic Theater is extending the run of August Wilson's Two Trains Running for two additional weekends, through September 12. Two Trains Running is directed by Lewis Campbell, founder and artistic director of Multi Ethnic Theater. The play concerns the regulars at Memphis Lee's restaurant trying to fight against the urban renewal that would tear the place down and bulldoze the local African-American community. The production is staged at the Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!Becky Ann Baker to Lead Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of BARBECUE, written by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara. Directed by Kent Gash, BARBECUE begins previews on Tuesday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, November 1, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 8. (more...)

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