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Director Shirley Jo Finney Passes Away at 74

The theater community mourns the passing of celebrated director Shirley Jo Finney, who passed away after battling cancer. The Fountain Theatre will host a memorial service to honor her life and achievements.

Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.

Station Hope Features a Poet Laureate, a Focus on Jesse Owens, a Local Jazz Club, and More

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents the 10th anniversary of Station Hope on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm on the grounds of Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site St. John’s Episcopal Church at 2600 Church Avenue. Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice heritage and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards

The 2023 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were given last night, May 7, to recipients in 15 categories, with four honorary awards also bestowed. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet here!

NCIS's Rocky Carroll To Star In August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED At Los Angeles Theatre Center

NCIS's Rocky Carroll to star in Los Angeles premiere of August Wilson's 'How I Learned What I Learned'

Previews: BIPOC Play Reading Series To Include THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL And FOR COLORED GIRLS... At Straz TECO Theatre

The Ballad of Emmett Till is the true account of a black 14-year-old boy who was tortured and brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955 Mississippi.

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

Ping Chong and Company Reveals New Artistic Leadership Team

Performer and director Nile Harris and playwright, director, and dramaturg Talvin Wilks will join Ping Chong and Company Managing Director Jane Jung and Associate Director Sara Zatz to form the pioneering organization’s new Artistic Leadership Team.

Generation Now Partnership Announces First Round Of Commissions

As part of their landmark partnership, the five Generation Now theatres (Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, Penumbra, and Children's Theatre Company) have awarded their first round of commissions to four incredible projects.

National Queer Theater Presents Workshop Of New Solo Show By Ayla Sullivan In NYC

Today. National Queer Theater has announced that it will produce a workshop of a new play created and performed by Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan (they/them), a Black and Vietnamese, queer, nonbinary, interdisciplinary arts practitioner, and directed by Roger Q. Mason (they/them). Gaven Trinidad (they/them) will serve as dramaturg.

Review: THE TILL TRILOGY at Mosaic Theater Company

I strongly encourage anyone who can, to go see at least one if not all three parts of this story.

Embracing Arlington Arts Releases EMMETT TILL TRILOGY AND RACIAL JUSTICE Education Podcast Series

The non-profit organization Embracing Arlington Artss has released its 'Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice - Theaters Keeping the Conversation Going' four-part Educational Podcast Series.

Harlem Stage Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: EXAMINED & More

Harlem Stage has announced highlights of its 2022-2023 season, whose centerpiece is a seven-event series devoted to deepening and unpacking understandings of the Black Arts Movement, its intersections with the larger Black Power Movement, and its historic and cultural relevance in today’s America.

Mosaic Theater Honors Civil Rights Icon In THE TILL TRILOGY

Mosaic Theater Company commences its first season helmed by Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas with Ifa Bayeza's highly anticipated theatrical anthology The Till Trilogy, on stage October 4 - November 20, 2022.

Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS...

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown opened just last night at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below!

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 2022-23 Season

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is proud to announce its compelling 2022/23 season, the first season selected and planned by Mosaic’s new Artistic Director, Reginald L. Douglas.

New Edition of FOR COLORED GIRLS to be Published With Introduction by Camille A. Brown

Scribner has announced the April 2022 reissue of the award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, in celebration of its upcoming Broadway revival by Tony nominated choreographer and director, Camille A. Brown.

Leviathan Lab Announces Directors And Casting For Its National Filipino American History Month Reading Series

In celebration of National Filipino American History Month, Leviathan Lab will present readings of three new plays by rising Filipino American playwrights in October 2021.

San Diego's Premiere Black Theatre, Common Ground Theatre, Announces 2020-21 Season

San Diego's premiere Black theatre, Common Ground Theatre, is proud to announce its 2020-21 season, filled with virtual and outdoor performances around the theme of “Raising Our Consciousness to a Higher Level.” In partnership with Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Common Ground Theatre's season seeks to provide a “common ground” for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to participate, interact, connect and share their love of theatre.

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL at Fountain Theatre

Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Bayezaa??s lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns Emmetta??s story into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality, transformed into an online format that breaks the notion of what a virtual performance can be. With the actors seen as cut-outs inserted into backdrops to fit each scene, characters move about each other in cars, on a living room couch, or while riding on a Ferris Wheel as if they really are in the scene together at the same time.

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