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Billy Porter to Star in & Co-Write James Baldwin Biopic

GRAMMY, EMMY, and Tony Award-winner Billy Porter will star in and co-write a new biopic based on the life of author and human rights activist James Baldwin. Porter has stated that it has been a career-long goal to bring Baldwin's story to the big screen. Baldwin's work includes 'Go Tell It on the Mountain,' 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' and more.


F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of NEAL BRENNAN: UNACCEPTABLE at Cherry Lane Theatre 

What do you do with the pieces of yourself people don't like? In this new theatrical stand-up show, Neal Brennan: Unacceptable, the comedian meticulously examines his own defects, attempting to understand his baffling inability to fit into a group and the alienation that comes along with it.

Douglas Williams Wins ATCA's Osborn New Play Award For SHIP

Douglas Williams has won the American Theatre Critics Association's 2021 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for his play “SHIP.” Given by ATCA in memory of critic, director, educator and new play advocate M. Elizabeth “Betty” Osborn (1941-1993), the prize recognizes the work of a playwright who has not yet received a major production, such as a Broadway or Off-Broadway engagement, or received any other major national awards.

Billy Porter Will Pen the Script For Upcoming Peacock Series FRUITS OF THY LABOR

Billy Porter is working alongside Peacock and Dan McCabe on the script for an upcoming series, 'Fruits of Thy Labor. 'Fruits of Thy Labor' is a family drama that follows three generations of an African-American showbiz dynasty navigating their way through life, love, politics, and career.

Huntington Theatre Company Announces New Board Members

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the election of 4 new board members, and the promotion of two Huntington Advisors to Trustee level. The election took place during the Huntington's year-end meeting of the Board of Trustees and Advisors on June 8, 2020.

Steinberg/ATCA and Osborn Awards Presented May 13

Playwright E.M. Lewis is the 2020 recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

Cincinnati Music Venues Join #SaveOurStages National Effort

The National Independent Venue Association started a movement called #SaveOurStages and many area stages are joining the cause, Local 12 reports. With no end to the shutdown in sight, stages across the country and looking to legislators for financial support.

38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announced - MOBY-DICK, Billy Porter's THE PURISTS, and More!

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.

BWW Review: THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company In Boston

There's more gray than black and white in the scintillating new play THE PURISTS written by Dan McCabe and directed by Billy Porter. Receiving its rollicking world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, this rap versus Broadway battle for musical purity between an ex-rapper, a hip-hop DJ and a showtunes aficionado finds common ground among this disparate group of stoop dwellers and thus throws staunchly held beliefs about music, self, and others into serious question.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company?

The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company recently opened and critics were in attendance. Find out what they thought of the Billy Porter directed production!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company

Performances of The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company recently began. The Billy Porter directed production has released a first look at the show!

Photo Flash: Meet Billy Porter and the Company of THE PURISTS

The Purists directed by Billy Porter begins performances at the Huntington Theatre Company soon, so here's a glimpse at the creative process!

VIDEO: Billy Porter and More Go Behind The Scenes of Huntington's THE PURISTS

Billy Porter has been the name on everyone's lips this past year from stunning at the MET Gala to his Emmy nominated performance in Pose. Now he has put the directors hat on for The Purists at Huntington Theatre Company.

Huntington Theatre Company Extends THE PURISTS

Huntington Theatre Company has announced the extension of The Purists. Due to high ticket demand, this new play about people with opposing viewpoints who choose to get along will now run at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA from August 30 a?" October 6.

J. Bernard Calloway, Morocco Omari, and John Scurti to Lead Billy Porter Directed THE PURISTS

Huntington Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of The Purists.

Billy Porter To Direct THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company

Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Huntington Theatre Company Announces SWEAT, THE BLUEST EYE, and More in 2019/2020

Huntington Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso announce the lineup of their 2019-2020 season, featuring three world premieres, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a classic Tony Award-winning comedy by one of the world's most celebrated playwrights, and two adaptations of powerful literary works. 

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces Off-Off-Broadway Nominees

On Monday, July 23, 2018, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 14 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2018 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party. Celebrating fourteen years and thousands of nominees at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street.

Kate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse Season

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29.


Dan McCabe has written 1 shows including The Purists (Playwright).

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