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Mosaic Theater Reveals 2023-2024 Season

Mosaic Theater Company's 2023-2024 Season reexamines, reinvestigates, and reframes our shared history through striking productions by some of the country's most exciting and formidable contemporary playwrights. Learn more about the lineup here!

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents World Premiere Dramedy WHO ALL OVER THERE?, April 11" 30

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present the commissioned world premiere dramedy Who All Over There? by Torie Wiggins. Things aren't always black and white—especially when it comes to relationships. Penned by the one of Cincinnati's favorite multi-hyphenate artists, this new play is inspired by the classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and shines a light on what happens when cultures clash in the name of love. April 11–30, 2023. Directed by Stori Ayers.

SWEAT Comes to Northern Stage Next Week

Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Sweat continues Northern Stage’s 25th Anniversary Season March 8-26 in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, Vermont.

Cleveland Play House Releases Official Statement on Cancellation of Show

Read Cleveland Play House's official statement addressing the cancelation of one of its shows, I'm Back Now: Returning to Cleveland.

Wake Up With BWW 2/10: Read the Reviews For PICTURES FROM HOME, and More!

Top stories include reviews for Pictures From Home which opened on Broadway last night, plus Mammia Mia! will launch a new tour this fall, and more!

Playwright and Director Reveal Reason for Canceled Show at Cleveland Play House

Just last month, Cleveland Play House announce the cancelation of one of its upcoming shows, I'm Back Now: Returning to Cleveland. Now, Playwright Charly Evon Simpson and director Stori Ayers have both released statements on Twitter explaining why they pulled the rights and left the production. 

Ken-Matt Martin To Direct New Production Of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Baltimore Center Stage

Acclaimed director, producer, and advocate Ken-Matt Martin will helm Baltimore Center Stage's Spring 2023 production of Tiny Beautiful Things. Martin replaces previously announced director Stori Ayers. Tiny Beautiful Things begins performances at BCS on March 9, 2023.

Stacey Sargeant & More to Star in Bleu Beckford-Burrell's LA RACE at WP Theater

Page 73 and Working Theater have announced the cast of Bleu Beckford-Burrell’s La Race (November 21–December 23 at the McGinn/Cazale Theater at WP Theater.

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Baltimore Center Stage Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring the Regional Premiere of AIN'T NO MO' & More

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete 2022/23 Season, celebrating BCS’s 60th Anniversary. The season will feature artists such as Thornton Wilder, Stevie Walker-Webb, Jordan E. Cooper, Lili-Anne Brown, Nia Vardalos, Stori Ayers, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, María Irene Fornés and more.

Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the Drama League Awards!

A-list guests at the event included Patti LuPone (Company, Evita, Gypsy), Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse, Wicked), Sutton Foster (The Music Man, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and freshly-minted 2022 Tony Award Nominated Actresses Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked) Gabby Beans (Skin of Our Teeth, 'Succession,' 'House of Cards'), and Lear deBessonet (Encores! Into The Woods, Hercules, Miss You Like Hell), who will present the esteemed awards.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

One-Week Extension Announced for Dominique Morisseau's CONFEDERATES

Signature Theatre has extended the New York premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Confederates, directed by Stori Ayers to April 24. The production, running in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street, New York), opened March 27.

Review Roundup: Dominique Morisseau's CONFEDERATES

Signature Theatre just celebrated opening night of the New York Premiere of Confederates.  Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Stori Ayers, Confederates is running at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre through April 17, 2022.

Keli Goff's GLORIOUS WORLD... Acquired By Concord Theatricals

Concord Theatricals has announced the acquisition of Keli Goff's The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls for its Samuel French imprint. Goff is a writer/producer on the Sex And the City reboot And Just Like That, which begins airing on HBO Max this Thursday, December 9.

BWW Review: PARADISE BLUE strike Gold at Geffen Playhouse

PARADISE BLUE, a play that contains music, begins with the sound of a sublime note issued by a trumpet and concludes, a couple of riveting hours later with an equally beautiful strain…followed by a far more discordant sound.

BWW Interview: Alani iLongwe's PARADISE Is Anything But BLUE

The Geffen Playhouse west coast premieres Dominique Morisseau’s PARADISE BLUE November 18, 2021 (already in previews). Set in the jazz-filled Paradise Club in Detroit (circa 1949), Stori Ayers directs the talented cast of Tyla Abercrumbie, Wendell B. Franklin, Alani iLongwe, John Earl Jelks and Shayna Small. Had the chance to throw out a few queries to the multi-tasking Alani.

Tyla Abercrumbie, Wendell B. Franklin & More to Star in West Coast Premiere of PARADISE BLUE

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Paradise Blue, written by Tony Award-nominated Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) and directed by Stori Ayers (Blood at the Root, The Last O.G.).


Outstanding Direction of a Play (Drama League Awards) for Confederates .

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