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Alice Childress

 
Alice Childress Headshot
Date of Birth: October 12, 1916
Date of Death: August 14, 1994 (77)

Birth Place: Charleston, SC, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1960
Mrs. Thurston
  [Broadway]
1944
Blanche

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Playwright[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1960
Mrs. Thurston

  [Broadway]
1944
Blanche

Productions

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Playwright[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director

Writing
Playwright
Playwright

Alice Childress Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Harold S. Prince Lifetime Achievement Award Gold Star
Alice Childress

Alice Childress News

Single Tickets on Sale This Week for Two River's 2022/2023 Season Featuring the LIVIN Photo Single Tickets on Sale This Week for Two River's 2022/2023 Season Featuring the LIVING AND BREATHING World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Single tickets for Two River Theater’s 2022/2023 season will go on sale Tuesday, August 16. This exciting and thought-provoking theatrical season will feature world premiere work as well as plays by some of the American theater’s most lauded talents.

Tickets on Sale Now for World Premiere of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL at the Wallis Anne Photo Tickets on Sale Now for World Premiere of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Single tickets are now on sale for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' WORLD PREMIERE presentation of INVINCIBLE - THE MUSICAL, featuring the music of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, from November 22 to December 17, 2022, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 26, 2022

The Dramatists Guild celebrated their 2022 Awards, honoring winners of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Listen: (re)clamation Podcast, From CLASSIX And Theatre For A New Audience, Launches  Photo Listen: (re)clamation Podcast, From CLASSIX And Theatre For A New Audience, Launches Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

CLASSIX has created a new podcast series, (re)clamation, an intervention in the current conversation around theater history. This podcast, developed as part of CLASSIX's residency at Theatre for a New Audience, recenters and uplifts the Black writers and storytellers of the American theater - both the celebrated and the forgotten. Listen here!

World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. to Debut in August at Timeline Theatre Photo World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. to Debut in August at Timeline Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

TimeLine Theatre Company will return to its longtime home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood for its 26th season opener, the world premiere of Campaigns, Inc.

Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Final Two Readings for THE REFOCUS PROJECT, SEAS Photo Roundabout Theatre Company Announces Final Two Readings for THE REFOCUS PROJECT, SEASON TWO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the second season of The Refocus Project, its multi-year project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon. The final two readings will be The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat on Thursday, June 23 at 7pm, and El Corrido De California on Monday, June 27, 7pm.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dominique Morisseau, Vivian Reed, Black Theatre United & More  Photo Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dominique Morisseau, Vivian Reed, Black Theatre United & More to be Honored by Project1VOICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Project1VOICE, a New York-based organization dedicated to supporting theatre and the performing arts by people of African descent, has announced the esteemed recipients for their upcoming Project1VOICE Honors. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees will include Vivian Reed, two-time Tony-nominated veteran of five Broadway shows and more.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND Photo Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Concord Theatricals has announced that it has secured exclusive worldwide English language stage licensing rights to Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind for its Samuel French imprint.

Alice Childress Videos

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: TROUBLE IN MIND's Chuck Cooper VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: TROUBLE IN MIND's Chuck Cooper
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Chuck Cooper! 'I feel that [Alice Childress] was denied her due by her producers,' explained Chuck. 'Since that time, there has been a momentum and a karmic debt due to her to get her play to Broadway.'

VIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe VideoVIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

The Old Globe is presenting Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg February 5 - March 13, 2022. Get a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Nov 19, 2021

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: First Look at LaChanze, Chuck Cooper & More in TROUBLE IN MIND VideoVIDEO: First Look at LaChanze, Chuck Cooper & More in TROUBLE IN MIND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and starring Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze.

VIDEO: See Interviews With LaChanze, Michael Zegen, Jessica Frances Dukes & More on T VideoVIDEO: See Interviews With LaChanze, Michael Zegen, Jessica Frances Dukes & More on TROUBLE IN MIND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Check out interviews from the cast of Trouble in Mind, including LaChanze as “Wiletta Mayer,” Michael Zegen as “Al Manners,” Chuck Cooper as “Sheldon Forrester,” Danielle Campbell as “Judy Sears,” Jessica Frances Dukes as “Millie Davis,” Brandon Micheal Hall as “John Nevins,” and more.

VIDEO: LaChanze & the Company of TROUBLE IN MIND Get Ready for Broadway VideoVIDEO: LaChanze & the Company of TROUBLE IN MIND Get Ready for Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Watch as the company gets ready to bring the show to Broadway!

STAGE TUBE: Antaeus Company Releases End-of-Year Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

Antaeus Company have released a new end-of-the-year video - check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: STU FOR SILVERTON, LYSISTRATA, and More to Play Intiman Theater in 2013
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2012

Next summer's Intiman Theatre Festival will feature shows about topics you're not supposed to talk about at dinner - race, sex, politics and money. Building on Intiman Theatre's history as a place that tackles big questions through stories and champions diversity on stage, we are planning to produce:


Alice Childress Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alice Childress been in?
Alice Childress has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Alice Childress been in?
Alice Childress has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Alice Childress written?
Alice Childress has written 2 shows including An Evening of One Acts (Playwright), Wedding Band (Playwright).

What awards has Alice Childress been nominated for?
Harold S. Prince Lifetime Achievement Award (Drama Desk Awards) .

What awards has Alice Childress won?
Harold S. Prince Lifetime Achievement Award (Drama Desk Awards).