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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

Cheryl L. WestBefore It Hits Home

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Bishop Arts Theatre Center will continue its 30th Anniversary season with the Regional premiere of Cheryl West’s Fannie: The Music & Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a collaborative production with Dallas Theater Center. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

Young People's Theatre of Chicago will present for LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, a hip-hop, soul, gospel, and Motown-infused musical adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning book. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Lyric Hammersmith Reveals 2024-25 Season, Including Revival of OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and More!

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its new 2024/2025 season, featuring a revival of the Olivier Award-winning play Our Country’s Good. Learn more about the full season here!

Special Offer: THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM at South Carolina Children's Theatre

Special Offer: South Carolina Children's Theatre Spotlights Civil Rights Era in The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Children's Theatre Company To Hold Virtual And In-Person Auditions For 2024-2025 Performing Apprenticeships

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is holding auditions for their 2024-2025 Performing Apprenticeships. Non-Equity Actors aged 19 and above can audition for this opportunity.

Second Stage Founder Carole Rothman Will Depart After 45 Years

Carole Rothman, the founder of Second Stage, the prestigious theater company that has launched the careers of some of the greatest American playwrights over the past 45 years, is leaving the company. 

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and More Set For Dallas Theater Center's 2023-24 Season

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) has announced its 2023 - 2024 Season, including The Rocky Horror Show, I Am Delivered’t, Every Brilliant Thing, Dial M For Murder, Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Selah Theatre Project to Present AKEELAH & THE BEE in May

In Partnership with Laurel Ridge Community College, Selah Theatre Project will present AKEELAH & THE BEE. Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee.

HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES & More Lead Washington DC's May 2023 Top Picks

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include Here There Are Blueberries and more!

Ford's Theatre Society Hosts Sensory-Friendly Performance For SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

Ford’s Theatre Society will host a sensory-friendly performance for SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Cast & Creatives Set for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig, directed by Risa Brainin. 

Review: SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Ford's Theatre

What did our critic think of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Ford's Theatre? Four lady singers dominate in the very best way SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!, a musical biography of Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973). at Ford's Theatre through May 13. Sister Rosetta began singing in church alongside her mother, Katie Bell, who traveled and preached in the rural South before women could vote.

Photos/Video: First Look At Ford's Theatre's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

The Ford's Theatre 2022-2023 season continues with SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! by Cheryl L. West, based off the biography by Gayle F. Wald, production supervised by Sheldon Epps and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson. Check out first look photos below!

Review: FANNIE - THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

What did our critic think of FANNIE - THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley?

Photos: First Look at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's FANNIE

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer will run through April 2, 2023 at Lucie Stern Theatre. Greta Oglesby, who starred in last season’s critically acclaimed Gem of the Ocean, reunites with TheatreWorks Artistic Director Tim Bond, who will direct this stirring musical play about the famed civil rights activist. Check out production photos here!

Interview: Greta Oglesby of FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Has Clearly Found Her Calling

BroadwayWorld speaks with acclaimed actor Greta Oglesby about playing a civil rights icon in Cheryl L. West's 'Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through April 2.

Ford's Theatre Society Announces  Creative Team Update For  SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

Ford's Theatre Society has announced that Sheldon Epps will be joining the creative team of the musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! as the Production Supervisor.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sister Rosetta Tharpe Of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT?

Inspired by Gayle F. Wald's book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharp-one of America's most influential rock, R&B and gospel crossover singers and guitarists. Ambitious, courageous and uncompromisingly public, Tharpe became a pioneer of the women's movement for racial and sexual equality and musical legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s and beyond. Dive into Cheryl L. West's spirited, authentic and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock & roll.

Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award

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.


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?

Cheryl L. West has been nominated for the Outstanding New Play or Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Pullman Porter Blues" and the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play for "Before It Hits Home."

What awards has Cheryl L. West won?

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

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