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Playwright Cheryl L. West and Director Chuck Smith Photo

Playwright Cheryl L. West and Director Chuck Smith

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Artistic Director Robert Falls, Executive Director Roche Schulfer, Playwright Cheryl  Photo

Artistic Director Robert Falls, Executive Director Roche Schulfer, Playwright Cheryl L. West and Director Chuck Smith

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08/26/2013
 
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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

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.

Cast And Creative Team Announced For The World Premiere Of SOMETHING HAPPENED IN OUR  Photo Cast And Creative Team Announced For The World Premiere Of SOMETHING HAPPENED IN OUR TOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Children's Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the CTC commissioned world premiere production of Something Happened in Our Town, written by Cheryl L. West (Broadway's Play On!, Last Stop on Market Street, Akeelah and the Bee) and directed by Timothy Douglas (Round House, The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Great Theatre of China, and more).

Photos: First Stage Presents THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Photo Photos: First Stage Presents THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

First Stage, one of the nation’s leading theaters for young  people and families, returns to live performances this January with a heartwarming production  of THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM – 1963 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. 

BWW Review: FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER  at Seattle Rep Photo BWW Review: FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Jan 21, 2022

Dear Readers, before I talk about the current Seattle Rep production of Cheryl L. West’s, “Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer” I need to step up on my soapbox for a minute. And if what I’m about to talk about offends, then something tells me you wouldn’t want to see the show anyway, so you can just move on. But I need to address the lack of advance knowledge I had about Fannie Lou Hamer and the struggle for black people to get to vote in this country. A struggle that sadly still exists today, making this show quite timely. But the fact that this stain on our history, among others, are not readily taught in our schools is appalling and why the inclusion of Critical Race Theory needs to be included in our curriculum. We’re more than happy to talk about the atrocities of other countries but when it comes to our own, we look the other way. And I doubt I was the only one last night who wasn’t familiar with the works of Hamer and the horrors she endured. Something we all should think about. OK, off the soapbox, let’s talk about Fannie.

Milwaukee's First Stage to Kick Off New Year With THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963 Photo Milwaukee's First Stage to Kick Off New Year With THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022

 First Stage will return to live performances this January with a heartwarming production of THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater.

Seattle Rep Season Opens With FANNIE, January 14 Photo Seattle Rep Season Opens With FANNIE, January 14
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

Happy New Year! Seattle Rep is thrilled to be preparing for their first production of 2022, Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a play with music by award-winning local playwright Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues, Shout Sister Shout!), and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Henry Godinez.

THE OUTSIDERS Musical Adaptation Postponed at Goodman Theatre; Two Productions Added  Photo THE OUTSIDERS Musical Adaptation Postponed at Goodman Theatre; Two Productions Added to 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

Tony Award-winner Robert Falls marks 35 years as Goodman Artistic Director—a position from which he will step down at season’s end—by directing the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Swing State, his sixth play by his longtime collaborator, in the Owen Theatre.

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.