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Cheryl L. West Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding New Play or Musical
Cheryl L. WestPullman Porter Blues
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Cheryl L. WestBefore It Hits Home

Cheryl L. West News

Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award Photo Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that composer and theater artist Imani Uzuri has been selected as the third recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award.

FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER is Coming to TheatreWorks Silicon Vall Photo FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER is Coming to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Starring Greta Oglesby
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, starring award-winning actor Greta Oglesby in the title role. Oglesby reunites with TheatreWorks Artistic Director Tim Bond, who will direct this stirring musical play about the famed civil rights activist.

FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER to Have Pittsburgh Premiere in January Photo FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER to Have Pittsburgh Premiere in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective will co-present the story of voting-rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in the Pittsburgh premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West.

Cast Announced For MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL At Seattle Rep Photo Cast Announced For MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL At Seattle Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

Seattle Rep has announced the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming world-premiere holiday production, Mr. Dickens and His Carol to be directed by Braden Abraham, who recently announced that this will be his last production as the theater's Artistic Director.

Artistic Director Braden Abraham to Depart Seattle Rep for Writers Theatre in Chicago Photo Artistic Director Braden Abraham to Depart Seattle Rep for Writers Theatre in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

After 20 years with the company, Artistic Director Braden Abraham will depart Seattle Rep this winter to join Writers Theatre in Chicago as their new Artistic Director. 

The Coterie's 44th Season Features Plays, Musicals, Premieres and Fresh Takes on Fami Photo The Coterie's 44th Season Features Plays, Musicals, Premieres and Fresh Takes on Family Classics
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

Nationally-recognized as one of the nation's leading producers of new works of theatre for young people and their families, The Coterie Theatre announces its 44th Season will entertain, engage, and serve as memorable experiences that all generations of the family can share.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

New Cheryl L. West Musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! & More Announced for Ford's Theatre 2 Photo New Cheryl L. West Musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! & More Announced for Ford's Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Ford’s Theatre has announced the Ford’s Theatre 2022-2023 season will include Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring Nancy Robinette, Tom Story and Kimberly Gilbert; the return of the music-filled full stage production of A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and more.

Goodman Theatre Announces Schedule Updates Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Schedule Updates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Two adjustments to the season schedule at Goodman Theatre shifts the 2021/2022 “Homecoming” Season line-up in the months ahead. The world-premiere production of Swing State by Rebecca Gilman directed by Robert Falls, previously announced for this spring, has been repositioned as this fall’s Owen Theatre opener.

Metro Theater Company to Present LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET Starring Denise Thimes Photo Metro Theater Company to Present LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET Starring Denise Thimes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2022

Metro Theater Company has announced jazz legend Denise Thimes will star as Nana in the MTC's next 2021/22 Season production, the musical Last Stop on Market Street. Thimes, who began her career as a stage actress before launching her international career as a jazz sensation, marks her return to the theatrical stage with this production.

Cheryl L. West Videos

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Goodman Theatre's GREAT WOMEN AT PLAY Series, Beg. Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2014

Goodman Theatre introduces a new subscription package for 2014, 'Great Women at Play,' featuring works written and directed by a handful of the most popular female playwrights working in the American theater today. This special package for women-and men-includes five plays for the price of four, a complimentary visit to the exclusive Goodman Lounge and the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate from the Goodman's preferred restaurant partner, Petterino's. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/GreatWomen for more information, and check out a video of the artists involved below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Goodman Theatre's GREAT WOMEN AT PLAY Series
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2013

Goodman Theatre introduces a new subscription package for 2014, 'Great Women at Play,' featuring works written and directed by a handful of the most popular female playwrights working in the American theater today. This special package for women-and men-includes five plays for the price of four, a complimentary visit to the exclusive Goodman Lounge and the opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate from the Goodman's preferred restaurant partner, Petterino's. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/GreatWomen for more information, and check out a video of the artists involved below!

BWW TV: Cleavant Derricks, Larry Marshall and More in Highlights of Goodman Theatre's PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2013

Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith presents the Chicago premiere production of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues-a 2013 Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award nominee for Outstanding New Play/Musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!

BWW TV: First Look at HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2012

Second Stage Theatre's current season continues with a new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Kate Whoriskey and starring Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Reaser. The show opens tonight, and you can get a first look with production highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Company Talks New Primary Stages Production
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2011

Primary Stages will present the New York premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the cast will feature Mary Bacon, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Randy Graff and James Lecesne. On press day, August 23, the cast spoke to Givenik about the new show. Hear what they have to say below!

BWW TV: OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS Celebrates Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2011

Primary Stages launched its 27th season last week, August 16, with the World Premiere of a work commissioned by the company, the new comedy, Olive and the Bitter Herbs by Charles Busch directed by Mark Brokaw.The five-me mber cast features Dan Butler as Trey, David Garrison as Robert, Julie Halston as Wendy, Marcia Jean Kurtz as Olive and Richard Masur as Sylvan. Performances run through Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). BroadwayBeat was there for the big opening and brings you interviews with the cast below!


Cheryl L. West Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Cheryl L. West written?
Cheryl L. West has written 6 shows including Before it Hits Home (Playwright), Holiday Heart (Playwright), Play On! (Bookwriter), Jar the Floor (Playwright), Birdie Blue (Playwright), Motherhood Out Loud (Playwright).

What awards has Cheryl L. West been nominated for?
Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Pullman Porter Blues and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Before It Hits Home .

What awards has Cheryl L. West won?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Before It Hits Home.