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New Federal Theatre to Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration Next Month at Edison Ballroom

NEW FEDERAL THEATRE will hold its 53rd Anniversary Celebration on October 2 at Edison Ballroom, honoring Woodie King, Jr., Gabrielle Kurlander, and Sade Lythcott. The gala is chaired by Kenny Leon and Lynn Whitfield.
New Federal Theatre To Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration in October

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), led by Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Van Dyke, will hold a 53rd Anniversary Celebration October 2, 2023 at Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street.  
Talkbacks to Accompany Castillo Theatre's Production Fred Newman's BILLIE, MALCOLM & YUSUF

The Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) has scheduled two talk backs in-conjunction with its current production of Fred Newman's Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf, directed by award-winning director, Gabrielle Kurlander. The production commemorates the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Hawkins' murder in 1989. The Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street.  Performances Billie, Malcolm & YusufThe Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) has scheduled two talk backs in-conjunction with its current production of Fred Newman's continues through March 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
The Castillo Theatre Company Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of The Murder Of Yusuf Hawkins With Production Of BILLIE

The Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) is proud to announce that it will produce a revival of the 1991 play by Fred Newman, Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Hawkins' murder in 1989.  Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf will be directed by award-winning director, Gabrielle Kurlander.  The production includes blues and rap music. The Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Performances are between February 15 and March 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Begins Tonight at Castillo Theater

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter Deanda, from tonight, February 9, to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street.
Bio-Drama ADAM, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr., to Play Castillo Theater

To deepen our understanding of the most powerful, charismatic and complex Black politician of modern times, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'ADAM,' a bio-drama on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Peter DeAnda, from February 9 to March 12 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. 
Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Moves to All Stars Project Performing Arts Center

The Castillo Theatre and the non-profit All Stars Project (ASP), announce this week that the New Federal Theatre (NFT), founded by Woodie King, Jr., will now make its home at the All Stars performing arts and development center at 543 West 42nd Street.
Photo Flash: Inside All Stars Project's 2016 Annual National Gala

On April 18 at Lincoln Center, Gabrielle Kurlander, President and CEO, All Stars Project, Inc., led an evening of inspiration during the All Stars Project 2016 National Gala. The event honored the tremendous contributions of executives from American corporate and educational institutions including EY, MetLife, Hunt Consolidated, PWC and Washington College, and over $2M was raised in support of All Stars programs. The Gala highlighted the Development School for Youth, an All Stars program that partners with the business community to help inner-city young people learn a professional performance, followed by placing them in paid summer internships.  This summer, All Stars Project will be placing a record number of 500 young people in internships at 150 companies across the country.  Gala attendees and participants were treated to a special hip-hop performance from dozens of alumni and youth leaders from the All Stars Talent Show Network, the All Stars flagship program. Check out photos from the events below!
Hillary Clinton Sweeps the Cast of Castillo Theatre's VOTES... Sort Of

In light of Hillary Clinton's sweep of the Democratic primary, an 'exit poll' was done of the cast of VOTES, a musical now running at Castillo Theatre in Manhattan, which examines the ambitions and regrets of the Democratic front runner. How did a group of seven actors, who have been ruthlessly examining Hillary Clinton's legacy for their play, take their artistic experience to the polls?
VOTES Musical About the Clintons Extends Through May 22 at Castillo

VOTES by Jacqueline S. Salit and Fred Newman, composed by Annie Roboff, and directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander, has been extended through May 22nd at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street (betw. 10th and 11th Avenues).
VOTES Offers Musical Theatre View of the Clintons, Starting Tonight at Castillo

VOTES by Jacqueline S. Salit and Fred Newman, composed by leading pop/country tunesmith Annie Roboff, is an 'outsider' musical with a canny view of the Clintons as a political couple. Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street, will present the work's world premiere tonight, April 1, to May 8, directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander.
VOTES to Offer Musical Theatre View of the Clintons at Castillo This Spring

VOTES by Jacqueline S. Salit and Fred Newman, composed by leading pop/country tunesmith Annie Roboff, is an 'outsider' musical with a canny view of the Clintons as a political couple. Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street, will present the work's world premiere April 1 to May 8, directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander.
All Stars Project and Congregation Rodeph Shalom to Host Performance Workshop, 4/10

The All Stars Project (ASP), with Congregation Rodeph Shalom, will hold one of a series of performance workshops with Black, Latino and Jewish youth on Thursday, April 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the All Stars national headquarters at 543 West 42nd Street, New York.
Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th.
Castillo Theatre Extends Run of CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Until 6/16

The Castillo Theatre production of Carmen's Place (A Fantasy), called "an aria to behold" by critics in this opera-within-a musical running through June 16. Carmen's Place features an original pop score by Annie Roboff and Fred Newman, and in its show-within-the-show, some of the best-known and best-loved operatic numbers ever performed. Director Gabrielle L. Kurlander received the AUDELCO "Viv" Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre as Best Director of a Musical Production in 2012 for Newman-Roboff's Sally and Tom (The American Way).
CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) Opens at Castillo Theatre Tonight

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out tonight, April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season.
Castillo Theatre Opens CARMEN'S PLACE, 4/26

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season.
National All Stars Project Gala Raises $2M For Afterschool Youth Development Program

All Stars Project President & CEO Gabrielle L. Kurlander; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; D&B Chairman and CEO Sara Mathew and Ernst & Young Vice Chair Kate Barton joined 500 business leaders, donors and young people at the All Stars Project National Gala Benefit at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center this evening.
CARMEN'S PLACE (A FANTASY) to Open at Castillo Theatre, 4/26

What happens when the squares of Seville meet the streets of New York? Find out on April 26 when Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) opens at the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street, running until June 16. Featuring some of opera's best-loved music as well as six original musical numbers, Carmen's Place (A Fantasy) is helmed by the 2012 AUDELCO Award winner for directing, Gabrielle L. Kurlander, whose production of Sally and Tom (The American Way) was a popular and critical success at Castillo last season.
All Stars Project Opens $9.2 Million Flagship Center For Afterschool Development in Newark

All Stars Project President & CEO Gabrielle L. Kurlander; All Stars Project of NJ Founding Director, Gloria Strickland; Deputy Mayor Margarita Muñiz; Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif; Metropolitan Baptist Church Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Sr.; Merrill Lynch Vice President Robert Ross; PSEG Vice President Derek DiRisio; PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner, Dominick Rizzo; Rutgers Assistant Dean Sharon Stroye and Newark youth will officially open the flagship All Stars Project of NJ Scott Flamm Center for Afterschool Development at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 33 Washington Street, on Thursday, March 14 at 11:00a.m.

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