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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD


The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominently black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. Still, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Announce Additional Composers for T Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Announce Additional Composers for THE FANFARE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - August 05, 2020

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops today announced seven additional composers for their ongoing commissioning initiative, The Fanfare Project, bringing the total number of commissions thus far to 20. ...
Theater in Quarantine Debuts THE 7TH VOYAGE OF EGON TICHY Tonight Photo Theater in Quarantine Debuts THE 7TH VOYAGE OF EGON TICHY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2020

Theater in Quarantine debuts its most technically ambitious production to date on July 30 with The 7th Voyage of Egon Tichy, a slapstick science-fiction adventure adapted from Stanisław Lem's Star Diaries created with director Jon Levin and writer Josh Luxenberg (Sinking Ship's Drama Desk Nominated ...
Theater in Quarantine to Air Livestream Dance Performances Photo Theater in Quarantine to Air Livestream Dance Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2020

Theater in Quarantine, a new performance laboratory from writer/director/performer Joshua William Gelb, has announced a new series of live streamed performances dedicated to the exploration of the theatrical experience inside the digital space....
NC Opera Awarded NEA Grant To Produce Staged Version Of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbel Photo NC Opera Awarded NEA Grant To Produce Staged Version Of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's Oratorio SANCTUARY ROAD
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2020

North Carolina Opera has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a staged version of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell's acclaimed oratorio Sanctuary Road....
Theater in Quarantine Announces Upcoming Livestream Performances Photo Theater in Quarantine Announces Upcoming Livestream Performances
by BWW News Desk - July 09, 2020

Theater in Quarantine, a new performance laboratory from writer/director/performer Joshua William Gelb, has announced a new series of live-streamed performances dedicated to the exploration of the theatrical experience inside the digital space....
CPT's STATION HOPE Kicks Off Tonight With Pop-up Livestream Performances Photo CPT's STATION HOPE Kicks Off Tonight With Pop-up Livestream Performances
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre will present CPT's celebrated annual festival virtually on Saturday, June 27, from 5:00-10:00 (ET)....
REMARKABLE PODVERSATIONS Continues With Chukwudi Iwuji Photo REMARKABLE PODVERSATIONS Continues With Chukwudi Iwuji
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the next event of its special benefit programming to provide an opportunity for its community of artists and theater lovers to gather in the virtual space during this unprecedented time: a RemarkaBull Podversation with Chukwudi Iwuji....
STATION HOPE Goes Virtual on June 27 Photo STATION HOPE Goes Virtual on June 27
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre will present CPT's celebrated annual festival virtually on Saturday, June 27, from 5:00-10:00 (ET). CPT Staff will (safely and responsibly) broadcast from the historic grounds of Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John's Episcopal Church....
Black Museums From Coast To Coast to Present Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Photo Black Museums From Coast To Coast to Present Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2020

On June 19, six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast join forces to launch BLKFREEDOM.org, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas....
BalletX And Works & Progress At The Guggenheim To Premiere 4 Short Dance Films Photo BalletX And Works & Progress At The Guggenheim To Premiere 4 Short Dance Films
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2020

BalletX announces the premiere of four short dance films by choreographers Hope Boykin, Rena Butler, Caili Quan, and Penny Saunders for Works & Process at the Guggenheim's Virtual Works & Process series this Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm a?' the series was recently in the news for premiering Jamar Rober...
Cleveland Public Theatre's STATION HOPE Goes Virtual, June 27 Photo Cleveland Public Theatre's STATION HOPE Goes Virtual, June 27
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre has announced CPT's celebrated annual festival will be presented virtually on Saturday, June 27, from 6:00-9:00 (ET). CPT Staff will (safely and responsibly) broadcast from the historic grounds of Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John's Episcopa...
Works & Process Presents OCEAN FILIBUSTER By PearlDamour Photo Works & Process Presents OCEAN FILIBUSTER By PearlDamour
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Virtual Works & Process: American Repertory Theater's Ocean Filibuster by PearlDamour on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required at www.worksandprocess.org; a Zoom link and ...
The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors Photo The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors....
2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien Photo 2020 DTSA Booth Award Honors Mimi Lien
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the traditional in-person event is replaced by an enduring online tribute....
Theater in Quarantine to Premiere BOX THREE. SPOOL FIVE. A PIECE OF KRAPP Photo Theater in Quarantine to Premiere BOX THREE. SPOOL FIVE. A PIECE OF KRAPP
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

Theater in Quarantine is a new performance laboratory from writer/director/performer Joshua William Gelb dedicated to the exploration of the theatrical experience inside the digital space....
John Kelly, Jennifer Kidwell and Sheila Touse Announced as Mabou Mines 2020 RUTHIE Aw Photo John Kelly, Jennifer Kidwell and Sheila Touse Announced as Mabou Mines 2020 RUTHIE Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

Mabou Mines has  announced the expansion of the funding allowing the company to honor three artists with the 2020 RUTH MALECZECH AWARD. The awardees are JOHN KELLY, JENNIFER KIDWELL AND SHEILA TOUSEY....
BWW Interview: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna Photo BWW Interview: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna Understudy.
by Rosanne DellAversano - April 20, 2020

Did you know that right in college town of Newark DE, lives the one and only Honorary Dame Edna Understudy?...
The American Opera Project Presents Three Titles on AOPTV Photo The American Opera Project Presents Three Titles on AOPTV
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2020

Three World Premiere English-language opera productions are available for livestream on the American Opera Project website, www.aopopera.org....
Harriet Tubman Makes History At U.S. Capitol Visitors Center Photo Harriet Tubman Makes History At U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2020

Shemika Berry of Accokeek, Maryland gave a history lesson to the students at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C on March 10. Berry is a former Air Force officer, actress, and makeup artist....
Amber Gray Joins Regina Hall In Amazon Studios' MASTER Photo Amber Gray Joins Regina Hall In Amazon Studios' MASTER
by TV News Desk - March 06, 2020

Hadestown's Amber Gray and Zoe Renee will co-star opposite Regina Hall in the upcoming Amazon Studios' thriller Master, according to Deadline....
BWW Review: HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD at Virginia Rep's Children's Photo BWW Review: HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD at Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre (At Willow Lawn) Tells Stirring Story with Strength
by Susan Haubenstock - March 04, 2020

Douglas Scott Jones's 'Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad' tells young audiences the full Tubman story, from birth to death, with a strong ensemble and beautiful a cappella songs....
Seattle Men's Chorus Celebrates Seattle's LGBTQ Underground Railroad Photo Seattle Men's Chorus Celebrates Seattle's LGBTQ Underground Railroad
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2020

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) shines the light on Seattle's pivotal role as a safe haven in the LGBTQ Underground Railroad that began in 2009. Local activists like Michael Failla and members from the Seattle Men's Chorus are opening their hearts, homes and wallets by providing housing, furniture, job c...
Cleveland Public Theatre Presents STATION HOPE This May Photo Cleveland Public Theatre Presents STATION HOPE This May
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce CPT's seventh annual Station Hope event on Saturday, May 2, from 7:00 a?" 10:00pm on the grounds of St. John's Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland's social justice ...
CD Review: Live from Carnegie Hall, Moravec-Campbell SANCTUARY ROAD with Oratorio Soc Photo CD Review: Live from Carnegie Hall, Moravec-Campbell SANCTUARY ROAD with Oratorio Society
by Richard Sasanow - February 10, 2020

I was delighted to hear that the Oratorio Society of New York's world premiere at Carnegie Hall of SANCTUARY ROAD (Naxos 8.559884)--a work for orchestra, chorus and a quintet of soloists--had been captured on disc. Not only is the story worth bringing to a broader audience, but the magic of the work...
BWW Feature: THE 16TH ANNUAL DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at Boulder City Theatre Photo BWW Feature: THE 16TH ANNUAL DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at Boulder City Theatre
by Debbie Hall - February 10, 2020

Nevada's largest film festival The 16th Annual Dam Short Film Festival returns to take movie lovers and film buffs around the globe. The festival will screen 146 short films submitted from 16 countries of origin in the historic Boulder City Theatre Feb. 13-16....