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LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production, 2016

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]


Woman Two

Broadway Transfer, 1976
Lady in Green (Understudy)

Lady in Purple (Understudy)

Lady in Red (Understudy)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975

Canadian Revival, 1971

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The African-American Shakespeare Company and The CRAFT Institute Present 'Echoes Of Us: Now And Always'

Funded by The Black Seed, the African-American Shakespeare Company & The CRAFT Institute have come together to form the African Diasporic Network that will debut Echoes of Us: Now and Always July 15-17 at the Marines Memorial Theatre. 

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season

The African-American Shakespeare Company will feature a total of 5 productions during its 2022-23 season that will include an original work Echoes of Us, curated and produced by the company in conjunction with The Craft Institute's African Diasporic Network and funded by The Black Seed Fund. Echoes of Us will be directed by famed actress and director Michele Shay and will run July 14-17 at the Marines Memorial Theater.

Photos: FOR COLORED GIRLS Original Cast Members Visit Current Broadway Company

On Thursday April 14, members of the original 1976 Broadway cast of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf visited the Booth Theatre to enjoy Camille A. Brown’s reimagined production of Ntozake Shange’s classic choreopoem and meet the current cast.

The CRAFT Institute And San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Join Forces With Michele Shay For ECHOES OF US

The African Diasporic Network has finally announced plans for its first production, Echoes of Us, to be directed by none other than Michele Shay. 

The History of FOR COLORED GIRLS... and its Journey on Stage and Screen

This production marks the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's piece, however, it has had quite the life on stage and screen. Today, we're taking you through the production history of for colored girls... to learn more about its journey back to Broadway!

Grantham Coleman, Shirine Babb, Callie Holley & More to Star in PERICLES Benefit Reading at Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER today announced the complete cast for its online Benefit Reading of Shakespeare’s Pericles featuring a company Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) voices.

Larry Powell Receives The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced that Larry Powell is the recipient of this year’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. 

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams and More to be Featured in 50IN50: SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING

The Billie Holiday Theatre has announced the return of its monologue showcase series - 50in50 – with a special fifth anniversary edition of the show - 50in50: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. For this year’s show, 50 original monologues were selected from women of African descent from across the globe and will be read by 50 women actors.

Judges Announced For 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals

Center Theatre Group has announced the four judges who are evaluating performances by 11 local high school students in the regional finals for the 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition. The competition was held virtually with participants performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the judges viewing remotely but in real time.

Danya Taymor and Travis Wall to be Honored With 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced that the 2020 Joe A. Callaway Awards will be awarded to Danya Taymor for excellence in directing for Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons) and Travis Wall for excellence in choreography for The Wrong Man (MCC Theater).

The Billie Holiday Theatre Receives Grant to Establish the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Billie Holiday Theatre announced today a $300,000 grant from the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation to establish the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation Scholarship Fund for programs under the Theatre’s newly expanded Education & Humanities Division, including the Black Arts Institute and Youth Arts Academy.

Winners Announced For 2020 AUDELCO Awards

The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards occurred virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7pm hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith, the AUDELCO award winning actor, best known for his “The Huey P. Newton Story” and as Smiley in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”! and LaChanze, AUDELCO award winner for “The Secret Life of Bees” and 2006 Tony award winner for “The Color Purple”. 

2020 AUDELCO Nominations Announced

The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards will occur virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7pm and will be hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith, the AUDELCO award winning actor, best known for his 'The Huey P. Newton Story' and as Smiley in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'!

Nominations Announced For the 2020 AUDELCO 'VIV' Awards - BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, THE WRONG MAN, and More!

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for its 2020 'VIV' Awards, honoring excellence in Black Theatre.

Jelani Alladin, Johanna Braddy, Michele Shay and More to Star in Livestreamed Reading of GOODNIGHT, TYLER

Dumont Millennial Production, a new multimedia production company amplifying the unheard voices of first-generation Americans while exploring new technologies and innovative forms of storytelling, has announced its inaugural presentation, a livestreamed reading of Gooodnight, Tyler by B.J. Tindal (they/them) to benefit the National Black Theatre.

Watch While We Breathe - A Night of Creative Protest

In case you were unable to join us for the live stream, or if youa??d like to revisit the powerful new works by some of Broadway and Hollywooda??s most vital voices, we invite you to watch #WhileWeBreathe, recorded live on Wednesday, July 29.

Patina Miller, Will Swenson and More Join #WHILEWEBREATHE A Night of Creative Protest

Producers Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill) have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest.

WhileWeBreathe: A NIGHT OF CREATIVE PROTEST to Feature Lynn Whitfield, Patina Miller and More

Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced casting for #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.

Rose Bruford College Launches Online Masterclass Courses

London's Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has launched a range of online summer masterclasses and workshops run by internationally renowned practitioners.

The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 50IN50: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre announced today cast details for a special edition of its breakout 50in50 monologue showcase series - 50in50: Love in the Time of Corona - with title inspiration from the classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.


Michele Shay has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Michele Shay has not appeared in the West End

Michele Shay has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her role in "Seven Guitars".

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