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Alice Childress

Date of Death: August 14, 1994 (77)

Birth Place: Charleston, SC, USA

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Alice Childress STAGE CREDITS

Mrs. Thurston


Alice Childress Productions

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



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Andy Grotelueschen, Paul L. Coffey & More Set for FIASCO THEATER'S PERICLES

Classic Stage Company and Fiasco Theater have revealed the complete cast for Fiasco Theater’s Pericles.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Reveals 2024/2025 20th Anniversary Season

Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the line-up for its 20th Anniversary season, which will feature one classic work receiving its first professional regional production, a revival of a contemporary classic, the regional premiere of a new adaptation of a classic thriller, and the regional premiere of an award-winning new play.


Audible Inc., will present Love and Struggle, Volume 3: The Future is Around Us will be performed live for three performances only, Thursday, December 14 – Saturday, December 16, at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre.

Review: TROUBLE IN MIND at Seat Of Pants Productions

What did our critic think of TROUBLE IN MIND at Seat Of Pants Productions? The late-Alice Childress, the author of TROUBLE IN MIND, now being staged by Seat of the Pants Productions, was an American novelist, playwright, and actress, who was acknowledged as the only African-American woman to have written, produced, and published plays for four decades.

Exclusive: Listen to Audra McDonald Perform Scene from Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND

Listen to an exclusive clip from Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, performed by six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.

Season 2 of BANNED TOGETHER Podcast, Directed By Raul Esparza, to Feature Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, and More

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) has announced the second edition of Banned Together: An Anti-Censorship Theatre Podcast. This year's edition will feature two episodes, which are available now. Episodes will be available to stream until November 30.

Interview: Broadway's Newest Power Producer, LaChanze, Talks JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING and More

One of Broadway's best, Tony Award-winner LaChanze, has broken the fourth wall and crossing the footlights to perform a new role- producer. Read our interview with this theatrical legend!

Jason Danieley, Tony Yazbeck & Julia Lester Join Lineup for Classic Stage Company's 2023 Gala

Get the latest updates on the Classic Stage Company's 2023 Gala, including the addition of Jason Danieley, Tony Yazbeck, and Julia Lester to the star-studded lineup. Reserve your tickets now for this exciting event honoring theatrical agent Sarah L. Douglas and John Weidman.

I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE Extends at Classic Stage Company

I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE has been extended at Classic Stage Company. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Lucy Peacock Will Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year's Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2. Learn more about Lucy here!

Exclusive 48 Hour Presale for Lyric Hammersmith's New Season

Check out the shows playing at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre during our exclusive 48-hour presale.

FANGIRLS, MINORITY REPORT, and More Set For Lyric Hammersmith's Spring/Summer 2024 Season

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its Spring/Summer 2024 Season, opening April 2024 with Minority Report. Learn more about the full season and how to get tickets here!

Dramatists Guild Copyright Management Unveils Complete Programming for 2023 Estate Planning Week

DG Copyright Management, Inc. has revealed the complete schedule for their week-long programming in honor of National Estate Planning Awareness Week.

Santino Fontana, Nathan Lane, Judy Kuhn & More to Join Classic Stage Company 2023 Gala

Sarah L. Douglas of SLD Associates and John Weidman (CSC’s I Can Get It For You Wholesale) will be honored at CSC’s 2023 Gala. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: WEDDING BAND At The Stratford Festival is A Beautifully Heartbreaking Story about Love and Dignity

This season, the Stratford Festival is certainly not shying away from material that addresses pandemics – fictional or historical. Director Sam White’s production of Alice Childress’ WEDDING BAND takes place during WWI when many were falling ill and dying from the influenza virus. It is the story of interracial couple Julia Augustine (Antonette Rudder) and Herman (Cyrus Lane) who are forced to contend with influenza when Herman falls ill, and who have already been contending with another pandemic – that of racism and white supremacy that is arguable even more rampant. This beautiful and heartbreaking play allows us to witness how Julia as a Black Woman, and Julia and Herman as a couple reckon with both external and internal forces that challenge their faith in their relationship and lead them to come to terms with what “dignity” means to them.

LaChanze Will Kick off Downtown Sessions With Solo Show at Perelman Performing Arts Center

Three-time Tony Award winning LaChanze will perform a solo show for the inaugural season at Perelman Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the concert, as well as how to purchase tickets, here!


Listen to stories by Chester Himes, O. Henry, Katherine Anne Porter, and other well-known American authors while taking in the breeze on the porch of an historic bed and breakfast, drinking lemonade, and enjoying homemade desserts. Learn more about the upcoming lineup as part of Tales at the Dormer House!

The Stratford Festival's Meighen Forum Announces August Highlights

The Meighen Forum at the Stratford Festival continues with opportunities to explore Alice Childress' Wedding Band, Global Theatre Week with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, Readers and Writers Week with Margaret Atwood, an authentic Italian culinary experience with Maître Fromager (Cheese Master) Afrim Pristine and an array of workshops, discussions and performances.

LaChanze, Taraji P. Henson & Madison Wells Live Join JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Producing Team

Get all the details about the exciting partnership between MTC, Madison Wells Live, LaChanze, and Taraji P. Henson for the upcoming production of JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING. Find out when and where you can catch this groundbreaking collaboration that promises to captivate audiences this fall.

Joy Woods, Victor de Paula Rocha & Darron Hayes Complete the Cast of I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE at CSC

Get the latest news on the cast of I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE at CSC. Joy Woods, Victor de Paula Rocha, and Darron Hayes join the production, featuring music by Harold Rome and directed by Trip Cullman. Don't miss out on this limited engagement show!


Alice Childress has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Alice Childress has not appeared in the West End

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

Alice Childress has been nominated for the Harold S. Prince Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drama Desk Awards.

Alice Childress has won the Harold S. Prince Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drama Desk Awards.

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