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James Baldwin

 
James Baldwin Headshot
Date of Birth: August 02, 1924
Date of Death: December 01, 1987 (63)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1990
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Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Source Material

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1990
Performer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Source Material





James Baldwin News

Photos: See Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Crystal Dickinson & More at Opening Night of LESSON Photo Photos: See Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Crystal Dickinson & More at Opening Night of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

Lessons in Survival: 1971, starring Emmy-nominated Carl Clemons-Hopkins (“Hacks”) as James Baldwin and Theatre Award Winner Crystal Dickinson (Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park) as Nikki Giovanni, directed by Tyler Thomas, opened at Vineyard's Theatre. See opening night photos here!

Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Present Exhibition Celebrating The Achievements Of Acclai Photo Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Present Exhibition Celebrating The Achievements Of Acclaimed Artist Barbara Chase-Riboud
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

This fall the Pulitzer Arts Foundation will present Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, a major monographic presentation examining the artistic vision of the Paris-based artist, novelist, and poet, Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. Philadelphia, 1939).

George C. Wolfe's THE COLORED MUSEUM Opens This Weekend At Loft Ensemble Photo George C. Wolfe's THE COLORED MUSEUM Opens This Weekend At Loft Ensemble
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022

Directed by Jazmine Nichelle, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order), Antwan Alexander II, Cassandra Carmona, Bahasi Chapman, Dorothea Saint Fleur, Sean James, Zenarra James, Matt Lorenzo, Bianca Ostojich, Ravyne Demyra Payne, Jessica Perkins, Twon Marcel Pope, Quan'Darius, Jefferson Reid, and Katisha Sargeant.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Joel Thompson as the Company's First Full-Time Composer-in-Residence
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022

Houston Grand Opera has announced the appointment of rising star Joel Thompson as the first full-time Composer-in-Residence in its history. The company has recruited Thompson to Houston after commissioning and staging the 2021 world premiere of his first opera, The Snowy Day. His five-year residency with HGO begins on August 1, 2022.

Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. Whi Photo Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. White
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Lessons in Survival: 1971 will resume performances on Wednesday, June 15 with Reggie D. White temporarily stepping into the role of James Baldwin. White is a co-conceiver of the show as one of the members of The Commissary and the Vineyard Theatre's 2022-2023 Colman Domingo Award recipient. 

The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.

BWW Interview: GUESS WHO Director Lita Gaithers Owens' Bringing To DINNER Photo BWW Interview: GUESS WHO Director Lita Gaithers Owens' Bringing To DINNER
by Gil Kaan - Jun 14, 2022

Already opened at the Ruskin Group Theatre, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner through July 17, 2022. Lita Gaithers Owens directs the cast of Paul Denk, Lee Garlington, Brad Greenquist, Dan Martin , Mary Pumper, Vickilyn Reynolds, Mouchette van Helsdingen, Vincent Washington and Renn Woods. Lita managed to make some time to answer a few of my inquiries.

Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 Photo Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Vineyard Theatre has cancelled performances of Lessons in Survival: 1971 through Sunday, June 12. Ticket holders for impacted performances (June 10-12) will be contacted by phone and email regarding rebooking and next steps.

PANGEA PRIDE Delivers A Delirium Of Flowering Talents, June 17- 26 Photo PANGEA PRIDE Delivers A Delirium Of Flowering Talents, June 17- 26
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Pangea, a vital incubator for new work crossing boundaries between theatre, music and elsewhere, will present a veritable pride of diverse entertainers on nine consecutive nights, from June 17 to 26.  

Word For Word Season Opens With BOYS GO TO JUPITER Photo Word For Word Season Opens With BOYS GO TO JUPITER
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Word for Word and Z Space, in collaboration with Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience present a performance of the story Boys Go to Jupiter by Danielle Evans. Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe The cast for Boys Go to Jupiter features Tre’Vonne Bell, Ciera Eis, Evan Held, Joel Mullennix*, Aidaa Peerzada, Brennan Pickman-Thoon*, Ije Success and Courtney Walsh*. *AEA.

James Baldwin Videos

VIDEO: Emanuel Debuts 'Black Woman' Video VideoVIDEO: Emanuel Debuts 'Black Woman' Video
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2020

Breakout R&B singer-songwriter Emanuel continues his contribution of meaningful, expressive art.

VIDEO: The Juilliard School Releases NOTHING PERSONAL BUT... Director's Cut VideoVIDEO: The Juilliard School Releases NOTHING PERSONAL BUT... Director's Cut
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2020

The Juilliard School has released the director's cut of of 'Nothing Personal, but...', a work inspired by James Baldwin's collaboration with the brilliant photographer Richard Avedon.

VIDEO: Billy Porter Gives Moving Speech Following Emmy Win For POSE VideoVIDEO: Billy Porter Gives Moving Speech Following Emmy Win For POSE
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2019

Last night, Billy Porter won the 2019 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit FX drama series Pose. Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win the award.

VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK VideoVIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2018

Academy Award-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins' first film since the Best Picture Oscar-winning Moonlight is If Beale Street Could Talk, his adaptation of James Baldwin's novel — the first English-language feature film based on the work of the author, to whom the movie is dedicated.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

Annapurna Pictures released the official trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, in select theaters November 30. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: MOONLIGHT Director Barry Jenkins Teases IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK VideoVIDEO: MOONLIGHT Director Barry Jenkins Teases IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2018

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has adapted that's adapted If Beale Street Could Talk from James Baldwin's 1974 novel, according to Entertainment Weekly. It's the story of Tish, a Harlem-born woman who's newly engaged, newly pregnant, and trying to prove the innocence of her imprisoned lover, Fonny.

Watch Sterling K. Brown, Lea Michele & More Reveal Their Trailblazing Anthems Ahead o VideoWatch Sterling K. Brown, Lea Michele & More Reveal Their Trailblazing Anthems Ahead of 2018 Trailblazer Honors on VH1
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2018

What song pumps up Sterling K. Brown, Connie Britton and Lea Michele? Find out and help VH1 celebrate Trailblazers on June 28 at 9:30/8:30c.

STAGE TUBE: MRS. SMITH on John Barrymore & 'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT'
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2015

Yet more theatre lore from the crazy world of Mrs. Smith! Here she recounts her first encounter as a young girl with legendary stage actor John Barrymore. After reading the letter she wrote him, he wisked her off for drinks at Sardi's and then up to Harlem to hear James Baldwin recite poetry - to a bongo beat. Therefore, she is saddened that the theater bearing his name has gone to the dogs. How curious. Check out the video below!

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Audra McDonald's 'Go Back Home'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2013

Broadway favorite Audra McDonald is set to release 'Go Back Home', her first solo record in seven years on May 21. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive listen to one of the album's tracks, 'Go Back Home' from The Scottsboro Boys with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's PIONEERS OF THIRTEEN, Premiering Tonight
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 17, 2012

In honor of THIRTEEN's 50th anniversary on September 16, 2012, the flagship station of PBS is kicking off a year-long celebration the week of September 17-23, 2012 with the premiere of PIONEERS OF THIRTEEN, a four-part documentary chronicling the growth and breadth of the station's programming over 50 years.


James Baldwin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has James Baldwin written?
James Baldwin has written 3 shows including Blues for Mister Charlie (Playwright), The Amen Corner (Playwright), Amen Corner (Source Material).