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INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, and More Nominated For 2023 Hewes Design Awards

The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee has announced the 2023 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees who will be recognized at the 59th annual ceremony on October 23 in New York. Find out who will be honored here!

La MaMa's COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #172: If These Walls Could Talk to Take Place This Week

La MaMa will present Coffeehouse Chronicles #172: If These Walls Could Talk, an examination and celebration of rich and extensive history of La MaMa’s 74A East 4th Street.

First Ever Revival of EVELYN BROWN (A DIARY) to be Presented at La MaMa in May

La MaMa will present the first-ever revival of Evelyn Brown (A Diary), a lost work by the celebrated playwright María Irene Fornés (1930–2018).

Review: BLUE at Eisenhower Theater

What did our critic think of BLUE at Eisenhower Theater?

Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Present JUBILEE, An A Cappella Celebration of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present Jubilee written by Tazewell Thompson with composer and lyricist Dianne Adams McDowell, Jan. 5 - 29 on the Festival Stage.

Dutch National Opera Presents the European Premiere of Jeanine Tesori's BLUE

  On 7 November, Dutch National Opera will present the European premiere of Blue, Jeanine Tesori's composition which in 2020 the Music Critics Association of North America's 2020 awarded as 'Best New Opera'.

GRAND PANORAMA By Theodora Skipitares to Have World Premiere At La MaMa ETC

La MaMa in association with Skysaver Productions presents GRAND PANORAMA – a music-theater work by Theodora Skipitares about Frederick Douglass's obsession with photography and its power to 'tell the truth' about the humanity of African-Americans during slavery – will be given its world-premiere at La MaMa, with previews beginning February 17 prior to a press opening on February 20, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's artistic director.

Remaining Performances of August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Canceled at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the cast and creative team for Tony Award-nominated August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, directed by Tazewell Thompson (Arena’s Jubilee).

BWW Review: A Subtle SEVEN GUITARS at Arena Stage

August Wilson’s story of seven friends in post-war Pittsburgh may take a while to get started, but don’t let the slow pace or lengthy run time fool you. The play, and Arena’s production, have all the ingredients of great drama - rich characters, powerful writing, and human introspection - and together they simmer and tell a timeless story about race and economic inequality in America.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the cast and creative team for Tony Award-nominated August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, directed by Tazewell Thompson (Arena’s Jubilee).

Photo Flash: August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS Heads Into Rehearsal at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Tazewell Thompson (Arena's Jubilee) will direct this Tony Award-nominated play. Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, seven lives are interconnected when old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall leaves him hopeful for a second chance.

Full Cast Announced for SEVEN GUITARS at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Tazewell Thompson (Arena's Jubilee) will direct this Tony Award-nominated play. Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, seven lives are interconnected when old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall leaves him hopeful for a second chance.

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BENJAMIN BANNEKER Comes to La MaMa

Theodora Skipitares has achieved renown for her large-scale puppetry epics on such topics as physics, genetics and medicine. An early American giant of science is the subject of her latest multi-media spectacle, 'The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker.' It celebrates the life of the free black man who, living in Maryland from 1731 to 1806, became one of his era's most outstanding engineers and astronomers. La MaMa will present the world premiere of the piece January 23 to February 2 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, at 66 East Fourth Street.

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Malpede's OTHER THAN WE

La MaMa in association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative opened their new cli-fi eco-feminist fable OTHER THAN WE, written and directed by Karen Malpede for a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) on Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm. $25 tickets at http://lamama.org/other-than-we/.

OTHER THAN WE Announces Award-winning Cast at La MaMa

La MaMa in association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative announce their exciting cast for new cli-fi eco-feminist fable OTHER THAN WE, written and directed by Karen Malpede. It is their first play to take place in the future and an utterly original work from Theatre Three Collaborative. Other Than We will play a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Thursday, November 21st and continue through Sunday, December 1st, 2019. Opening Night is Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm. $25 tickets at http://lamama.org/other-than-we/.

La MaMa in Association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative Presents OTHER THAN WE

La MaMa in Association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative presents the new cli-fi eco-feminist fable OTHER THAN WE, written and directed by Karen Malpede. Other Than We will play a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Thursday, November 21st and continue through Sunday, December 1st, 2019. Opening Night is Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm.

BWW Review: Am I BLUE at Glimmerglass? You Bet. But There Are Also Some Guilty GHOSTS, and, Oh that Notorious RBG!

A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works.

New Work By Jeanine Tesori Will Premiere At The Glimmerglass Festival

Blue, a new work by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, had its world premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York, this weekend.

Review Roundup: JUBILEE at Arena Stage; What Did The Critics Think?

Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs now through June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At JUBILEE at Arena Stage

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Arena Stage's Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

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