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The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Coterie opens its 2014/2015 Season with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a drama that interweaves the compelling true story of Rosa Parks with dynamic and uplifting songs from the period. Directed by Brad Shaw, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will be performed live on stage September 23 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

RACE Plays Omaha Community Playhouse, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Race opens tonight, May 9 and runs through June 8 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, on Thursday, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'We've Come a Long Way Baby' (No, Not Quite) - ANCESTRA at Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2014

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Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tonight, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Brave New World Rep announces the latest in its NEW WORKS series featuring Brooklyn playwrights, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz. The production, directed by Liesl Tommy, will play May 5th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Bergen Street). Admission for all events is free (more...)

BWW Review: Thompson a Virtuoso in the Fascinating SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2014

Terry Teachout's solo play and John Douglas Thompson's completely captivating performance make for compelling tributes to an artistic original. (more...)

Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr. Releases CRIMSON WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

History is created by the individuals who move through it, whether they experience triumph or tragedy. This new book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of author Harry Kendall Dowdy Jr.'s extended family, covering his direct line and that of six families related to it: Scarboroughs, Clarks, Westons, Wrights, Shivers and Scotts. As well as revealing true personal stories, Dowdy puts his relatives into historical context, describing little-known facts and people from the past. (more...)

OCPA Kicks off 2014 New Play Series with Four One-Acts Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance kicks off the 2014 edition of its Discoveries new play series with staged readings of four new one-acts from playwrights with Orange County in common and a sense of adventure in mind. All four plays deal with perception versus reality. Today's March 29 listing features works from dramatists produced across the West and America. (more...)

OCPA Kicks off 2014 New Play Series with Four One-Acts, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance kicks off the 2014 edition of its Discoveries new play series with staged readings of four new one-acts from playwrights with Orange County in common and a sense of adventure in mind. All four plays deal with perception versus reality. The March 29 listing features works from dramatists produced across the West and America. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theatre to Present BPI Black Playwright's Festival, 4/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater (BE) announces its 9th annual Black Playwright's Festival, April 8-13, 2014, as part of the company's Black Playwright's Initiative (BPI). The Festival will take place at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. This fun and daring Black Playwrights Festival brings new scripts to the BE stage for innovative and engaging readings. These scripts have all been developed by BPI members through the BPI process. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN to Premiere at Wexner Center, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

NATIVE SON and THE GOOD BOOK to Make World Premieres in Court Theatre's 60th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Court Theatre announces its 60th season under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell, Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, and Board Chair Marilyn Fatt Vitale. The company's ambitious 2014/15 season will feature the World Premiere of Native Son adapted from Richard Wright's classic novel by Nambi E. Kelley and co-produced with American Blues Theater; Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell; Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; and the World Premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's The Good Book, directed by Lisa Peterson. Closing out the anniversary season is Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with music direction by Doug Peck. (more...)

Jennifer Graham's New Memoir, AN IMMORAL PROPOSAL, is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Love drives all great stories but, unlike this one, most relationships are not punishable by law! The stakes were very high for Michael and Jennifer Graham living under apartheid in South Africa during the 70's; he was an educated, wealthy White Man and she was a factory clerk, classified by the government as 'coloured' - meaning 'a person who fails to pass for white.” (more...)

Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Crown Center has announced its upcoming events, July 2014-August 2015. Details below! (more...)

FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Cortland, N.Y. (more...)

PBS History Detectives Reformatted with Cold Case Investigations, 7/1 - 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries. Four episodes introduce the fresh perspective of a new detective and focus on a single story per hour. HDSI, the reformatted eleventh season of HISTORY DETECTIVES, debuts Tuesday, July 1-22, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Also debuting on July 1 is TIME SCANNERS at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

'Stilettos in Vegas' Reveals Life of Vegas Stripper
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (more...)

Profiles in History to Host Historical Document Auction 63, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs, manuscripts and original Hollywood memorabilia, will present Historical Document Auction 63, June 13, 2014, beginning at 11am PST. This unprecedented collection of rare and virtually unseen documents is highlighted by one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous correspondences—a letter written in 1806 during the chaotic creation and production of his only opera, Fidelio. The Auction Pre-sale Estimate for this extremely rare document, not publicly seen since the 1950's, is $150,000 - $250,000 and could easily exceed that figure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Minneapolis Musical Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is an Entertaining and Controversial Political Satire
by Jill Schafer - Jun 10, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, a Broadway musical with sharp political satire and social commentary wrapped up in a great emo-rock score, has sparked controversy. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's Adaptation of NATIVE SON, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert and American Blues Theater present the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will run September 11 - October 12, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Debbie Allen, Jenifer Lewis & Marc Shaiman to Team on 'Sunset Boulevard' Homage VENTURA BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Debbie Allen and Jenifer Lewis are set to team up for an homage to SUNSET BOULEVARD to be titled 'Ventura Boulevard'. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman (Sleepless in Seattle, The American President, Hairspray) will compose the score. (more...)

BWW Review: Company One and ArtsEmerson Proudly Take on Genocide
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 17, 2014

Company One and ArtsEmerson collaborate to present the New England premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's play WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION...about the little known genocide of the Herero of Namibia by German colonialists early in the twentieth century. According to the playwright, "The play is about whatever you think it is about." (more...)

Award-Winning Drama FOUR Debuts on DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Shinn, first-time Director Joshua Sanchez's award-winning drama FOUR debuts across all digital platforms beginning December 17th before landing on DVD today, January 14th 2014, from Wolfe Video. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Delaware (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

The UUA Bookstore Celebrates Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Black History Month offers Unitarian Universalists an opportunity to examine the influential roles that African Americans have had in shaping our faith movement. Through the month of February, get 20% off titles with an African American focus by using the code 'BH14' at checkout. Some notable selections are below. (more...)

USA Network to Air IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, 2/15
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer today announced the newest classic in the ongoing Characters Unite Film Series to use the power of storytelling to increase awareness of social injustices, stimulate productive dialogue and encourage further progress. USA Network will commemorate Characters Unite Month and Black History Month by presenting 'In the Heat of the Night' with limited commercials on Saturday, February 15 at 9/8c. The film, which was groundbreaking in its powerful portrayal of racism in America and played a role in advancing the civil rights movement, won five Oscars including Best Picture. Film, television and music icon Quincy Jones, who composed the music for the film, will give a special introduction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Soars at National Theatre
by Elizabeth Bruce - Dec 27, 2013

The most recent version of the famous and often controversial opera, PORGY AND BESS by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin, re-titled as THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, is now playing at DC's National Theatre through Dec. 29, 2013. The opera, which has garnered scores of awards since its first performance in 1935, has been re-mounted by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge with a creative team including Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who adapted the book, and Dierdre L. Murray, who adapted the musical score. THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS opened on Broadway in 2011. (more...)

DEBUTANTE BALL, BOUNDARY WATERS & More Set for RAW STAGES New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

History Theatre will once again partner with the Minnesota History Center to present four staged readings of new scripts that are currently being developed by Minnesota artists. This year's RAW STAGES New Works Festival will include a revised script by Eric 'Pogi' Sumangil about Minnesota's Filipino community (Debutante Ball), along with three newly commissioned scripts from Carlyle Brown (Boundary Waters), Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling (Glensheen), and Garrison Keillor (Radio Man). (more...)

The Met Opens THE AMERICAN WEST IN BRONZE Exhibit Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, the traveling exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 18, will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents THE AMERICAN WEST IN BRONZE, 1850-1925, 12/18-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, the traveling exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art onDecember 18, will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. It is the first full-scale museum exhibition devoted to the subject and brings together examples from public and private collections nationwide. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents THE AMERICAN WEST IN BRONZE, 1850-1925, 12/18-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, the traveling exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art onDecember 18, will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. It is the first full-scale museum exhibition devoted to the subject and brings together examples from public and private collections nationwide. (more...)

THE AMERICAN WEST IN BRONZE, 1850-1925 to Open 12/18 at Metropolitan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, the traveling exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 18, will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. It is the first full-scale museum exhibition devoted to the subject and brings together examples from public and private collections nationwide. (more...)

Renowned Playwright Releases TO BREAK EVERY YOKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Award-winning playwright Ms. J. E. Franklin, the creator of the plays 'Black Girl' (Drama Desk Award) and 'Christchild' (John F. Kennedy New American Play Award), publishes an empowering new book about freedom: 'To Break Every Yoke.' Her latest work introduces stories of real people who triumph over forces which hold them in some form of bondage, two of which are inspired by her personal experience. (more...)

DreamWrights to Present THE REMEMBERER, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

DreamWrights' cast will perform The Rememberer, a true story shared amongst Native Americans nationwide, Aug. 8 - Aug. 17. This unique script has provided the opportunity for both parents and their children to have a role in the performances; the cast includes all ages ranging from 7 to 50. All actors have embraced a completely different culture, and some will speak the Indian language as it was known in 1911. (more...)

Philip S. Salisbury Relates Life of US Peace Corps Volunteer in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Springfield, Ill. (more...)

Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood in "Those Were the Days, A Music Celebration of the '60s on Friday September 26th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theatre Presents BPI Black Playwright's Festival, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater (BE) announces its 9th annual Black Playwright's Festival, today, April 8-13, 2014, as part of the company's Black Playwright's Initiative (BPI). The Festival will take place at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. This fun and daring Black Playwrights Festival brings new scripts to the BE stage for innovative and engaging readings. These scripts have all been developed by BPI members through the BPI process. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kenny Leon's Sterling Second Go at A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2014

If Kenny Leon would like to keep on mounting productions of Lorraine Hansberry's riveting classic every decade I'd be most happy to go see them all. (more...)

RACE to Play Omaha Community Playhouse, 5/9-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Race opens May 9 and runs through June 8 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Coterie Theatre's 2014-2015 Season - From Rosa Parks to Frog and Toad
by Steve Wilson - Apr 24, 2014

The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced, "A miraculous journey is about to begin . . . 2014-2015 Season of Live Theatre." The new season will bring six productions to the stage, each lasting between 50 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

As Denzel Washington, Kenny Leon and Co. usher in the umpteenth renaissance of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, across the country, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is mounting a 50th anniversary revival of the only other work the Hansberry- who died at 34 - lived to see produced. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Premieres at Wexner Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, today, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

A TIME TRAVELER'S TRIP TO NIAGRA Premieres at Hudson Guild Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

America-in-Play will present the premiere of A Time-Traveler's Trip to Niagra, Following the Bold Adventures and Strange Detours of an Unlikely Group of Travelers Across Time and America. Running May 3-18 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street), this unique comedy interweaves two journeys up the Hudson River: one by bus in 2014 and one by steamboat in 1828. From upper class Brits taking a tour of the Early Republic to a modern brother and sister taking a bus ride upstate to trace their roots, the two trips converge at the iconic and spectacular Niagara Falls and aim to investigate the relationship between the American landscape and identity while exploring ties between past and future. A unique 'Dime Museum' exploring Americana and the play will be open 30 minutes before each performance. (more...)

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