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J.E. Franklin

 
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Writing

Lyricist
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Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter

J.E. Franklin Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
J.E. Franklin, Black Girl

J.E. Franklin News

Black Theater Pioneer Shauneille Perry Ryder Dies at 92. Photo Black Theater Pioneer Shauneille Perry Ryder Dies at 92.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Black theater pioneer Shauneille Perry Ryder has died at age 92. Perry was an actress, playwright and educator who was one of the first Black women to direct plays Off Broadway, most notably for the New Federal Theater.

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY Photo Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the World Premiere of Gong Lum’s Legacy by Charles L. White.

Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92 Photo Micki Grant, Composer, Playwright and Performer, Has Died at Age 92
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2021

With the long-running Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, in which she also starred, she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for the score of a Broadway musical. She also received Tony nominations for book, music, and lyrics. Another Grammy nomination for the score (with Alex Bradford) of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God followed, as well as another Tony nomination for the score of Working.

Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Photo Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.

Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Th Photo Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Theatre Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

At New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Sunday January 17, special guests will include Debbie Allen, Trazana Beverly, Mya Carter, Patrice Johnson Cevannes, Debbi Blackwell Cook, D.K. Dyson, Joseph Edwards, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ted Lange, Pauletta Washington, Kevin Maynor, S. Epatha Merskerson, Phylicia Rashad and more.

DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Photo DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

DeWanda Wise, star of the Netflix series 'She'd Gotta Have It,' and her husband, Alano Miller, best known for the WGN America drama series 'Underground,' will join Ted Lange as co-hosts of New Federal Theatre's '50th Anniversary Virtual Gala' January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki G Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki Grant
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the award-winning composer, lyricist, playwright, and actress Micki Grant on Monday, November 16 at 6pm on Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE. The interview with Ms. Grant has been prerecorded, and will be followed by a live Q&A.

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.


J.E. Franklin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has J.E. Franklin written?
J.E. Franklin has written 1 shows including The Prodigal Sister (Lyricist).

What awards has J.E. Franklin been nominated for?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Black Girl .

What awards has J.E. Franklin won?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for Black Girl.