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[Broadway, 1975]



Bill Gunn Movies

[1965]The Spy with My Face Namana

[1966]Penelope Sgt. Rothschild

[1970]The Landlord writer

[1970]The Angel Levine writer

[1970]Stop! writer

[1973]Ganja & Hess George Meda

[1982]Losing Ground Victor

[2014]Da Sweet Blood of Jesus writer

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Theater for the New City Presents a Return Engagement For Smokey Stevens In I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY

To share an exceptional show with a wider audience, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present a return engagement June 1-18 of Smokey Stevens in 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody.' 

Return Engagement of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY at Theater for the New City Postponed to June

With the actor suffering from acute laryngitis, Theater for the New City has been forced to postpone the return engagement of Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens in his one-man, two character production, 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody.' The piece was scheduled to be re-mounted November 10-27, 2022 and will now take stage June 1-18, 2023.

Return Engagement of Smokey Stevens' I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY is Coming to Theater for the New City

To share an exceptional show with a wider audience, Theater for the New City will present a return engagement November 10-27 of Smokey Stevens  in 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody.'  

Smokey Stevens' I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Extends Through February 6

​​​​​​​To share an outstanding solo show with the widest possible audience, Theater for the New City has extended its world premiere production of 'I Just Want To Tell Somebody,' written and performed by Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens, through February 6.

Theater for the New City to Present World Premiere of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY

Smokey Stevens, one of Broadway's great musical comedy performers, has adapted his autobiographical novel, 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody: The Autobiography of Ronald Smokey Stevens,' into a one-man, two character theater production.

I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Will Be Performed at Theater For the New City in 2022

Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens has adapted his autobiographical novel, 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody: The Autobiography of Ronald Smokey Stevens,' into a one-man, two character theater production.

Kathleen Collins to Receive Posthumous Icon Tribute at 2021 Gotham Awards

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced today that poet, playwright, writer, filmmaker, director, civil rights activist, and educator Kathleen Collins will receive the inaugural Icon Tribute posthumously during the 2021 Gotham Awards Ceremony. Nina Lorez Collins will accept the inaugural Gotham Icon Tribute on behalf of her mother.

Actor/Filmmaker Devin E. Haqq Announced as Recipient of City Artist Corps Grant

Devin E. Haqq is one of many New York City-based artists to receive a grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.


Artists Space, in collaboration with an organizing committee comprised of Bill Gunn collaborators and scholars, presents a comprehensive gallery exhibition and a series of public programs celebrating the life and multi-faceted work of the !lmmaker, playwright, novelist, and actor Bill Gunn (1929-1989).


Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a free program of digital events, featuring LCT artists in performance, conversation and more, will continue on Thursday, June 24 at 7pm with the third episode of “Lileana Blain-Cruz in Conversation: On Directing.”

THE FORBIDDEN CITY Up Next in the LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES Featuring Derrick Baskin, John Benjamin Hickey & More

The LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, Lincoln Center Theater’s free program of digital events, will continue on Thursday, April 29 with an audio performance of Bill Gunn’s 1989 play, THE FORBIDDEN CITY.  Directed by Seret Scott, THE FORBIDDEN CITY’s cast of 11 will feature James T. Alfred, Spencer Scott Barros, Derrick Baskin, Kyle Beltran, and more.

Mabou Mines Presents the Work of 2020 SUITE/Space Artists

Mabou Mines will present the work of the 2020 SUITE/Space Artists Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, Sean Devare, Shenny de Los Angeles and Sim Yan Ying 'YY' streaming live from October 22-31, 2020.

Court Theatre Announces Lineup for 2019-2020 Season of Free Spotlight Reading Series

Court Theatre has announced the five plays that will be performed as part of its Spotlight Reading Series. Court's Spotlight Series endeavors to redefinea?'and ultimately expanda?'the canon of classic theatre by presenting readings of rarely produced plays by writers of color.

New York Stage & Film Holds Sold Out Reading Of Donja R. Love's SOFT

New York Stage and Film has announced that Donja R. Love's soft will be the second installation in their NYC Reading Series at Barnard College, held on Monday, October 29th at 7:00pm at the Glicker-Milstein Theater at The Diana Center. Directed by Awoye Timpo, the cast of soft features Gabriel Diego Hernandez, Galen Ryan Kane, Obie and AUDELCO Award winner Russell G. Jones, Andy Lucien, Joshua E. Nelson, Cristina Pitter, Lortel Award nominee Namir Smallwood, Ryan Jamaal Swain, and James Udom.

GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will begin performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th.

MFAH Presents Films Celebrating Project Row Houses

A Project Row Houses / MFAH Collaboration, a weekend film series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Project Row Houses (PRH). The films, co- programmed by Ryan N. Dennis, curator and programs director at PRH, present themes of family, community, and identity. For more details visit,

Vineyard Theatre Lines Up Alan Cumming, Ngozi Anyanwu, Margot Bordelon, and More in Upcoming Season

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced the upcoming 2018-2019 Season.

Kino Lorber Hires David Ninh As Director Of Press And Publicity

Kino Lorber announced today that David Ninh is joining the company as Director of Press and Publicity, beginning at Kino Lorber on April, 23, 2018. He will report to the company's Senior VP Theatrical, Non-theatrical Distribution & Acquisitions Wendy Lidell and to Company CEO Richard Lorber for corporate communications.

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn presents Series MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn announced today the series Making Rent in Bed-Stuy , programmed by critic, filmmaker, and programmer Brandon Harris and running from June 12th through 21st.  

The Segal Center Presents CLASSIX Opening Next Week

Join Classix as they expand their collective knowledge of the classical canon with an exceptional group directors and actors for this unique series-curated by Awoye Timpo as "an exhibition of rarely seen Black classic plays,' in collaboration with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.


Bill Gunn has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Bill Gunn has not appeared in the West End.

Bill Gunn has written 1 shows including Black Picture Show (Play).

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