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American Blues Theater Welcomes New Member, Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Blues Theater announces the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates. (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP to Launch People's Light's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. In the Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, playing on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light from September 28-October 30, 2016, playwright Katori Hall guides us to the summit of MLK's historic life to offer a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chante Adams in August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at TRT 9/10 to 10/9
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 8, 2016

Two River Theater launches its 2016/2017 season with August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' from 9/10 to 10/9. The show is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Chante Adams who will play Dussie Mae in the show. (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP to Launch People's Light's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On the eve of a day that would forever change America, an irreverent and mysterious maid visits Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, and inspires the civil rights leader to reexamine his strongest beliefs and dearest hopes. In the Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, playing on the Steinbright Stage at People's Light from September 28-October 30, 2016, playwright Katori Hall guides us to the summit of MLK's historic life to offer a stunning new view of his dream for our nation. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Marg Helgenberger Stars in THE LITTLE FOXES, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxes runs tonight, September 23, through October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM to Host Pre-Show Conversations at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group's Community Conversations for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' will feature two pre-show panel discussions on September 21 and 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, in rehearsal room 'A.' (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

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...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Rounds Out Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starting Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Two River Theater presents August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run tonight, September 10, through October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre Continues 25th Anniversary Season with EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with East Texas Hot Links, written by Eugene Lee and directed by Ron OJ Parson. The show runs October 19, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team For August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Jade King Carroll, who helmed our critically-acclaimed production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years last spring. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its third and final staged reading of the 2016 season. In a vigorous effort to foster new work, this past year Amphibian has hosted three playwrights in residence to develop their unpublished plays. (more...)

SIGNATURE PLAYS Gets One-Week Extension at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

POWER! STOKELY CARMICHAEL Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Power! Stokely Carmichael has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this blistering one-man show, you will be transported back to the summer of 1966 and encounter multiple characters that Stokely Carmichael encountered during the days of the Civil Rights Movement. The production is tense,funny, heartbreaking, informative, engaging and non-stop entertaining. Witness the resurrection of the leading voice of the Black Power Movement, Stokely Carmichael, in this most timely production. (more...)

Leigh Silverman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & More to Helm Two River Theater Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2016/17 Season, which will launch in September with August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Full-season 6-play subscriptions are on sale now from 732.345.1400 or 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. Subscribers save 25% on tickets, receive prime seating and a number of additional benefits. Visit tworivertheater.org for more details. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/27/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

Boston University Sells Home of Huntington Theatre Company For $25 Million
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The new owner is in talks with the theatre company about the continued use of the space they've called home since 1982. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Present August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presented August Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

BWW Preview: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Mixes Lighthearted Music with Deeper Themes
by Hannah Herner - Jun 1, 2016

The Green Room of the Garden Theater will soon be filled with fun 1920's music along with conflict and heavy themes. (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Legend Stops by JITNEY Rehearsal at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, John Legend stopped by August Wilson's JITNEY rehearsal at Manhattan Theatre Club to say hello to the cast. Take a look at the photo below! (more...)

Lillias White Stars in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad, Beginning Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews tonight, August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (today, April 30, through June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/03/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/03/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include Queens for a Year by T.D. Mitchell, The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

PFP to Stage US Premiere of THE BOYS UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the US professional premiere of Jason Mitchell's zesty comedy The Boys Upstairs which The Village Voice called 'Sex in the City meets Boys in the Band.'  PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez leads a cast including Gary Henderson as Seth, Tristien Winfree as Eric, Shaun Baer as Ashley, and PFP Company Member Luke Meierdiercks playing a variety of different roles. PFP Executive Director David Zak directs. (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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