Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which includes The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out! Tarell's script, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins also won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Tarell is currently working on an original scripted TV series for Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, produced by Michael B. Jordan and Page Fright Productions.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Reading at the National Theatre, 2017
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Tarell Alvin McCraney Productions

[West End, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 0]



Tarell Alvin McCraney Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Play

Tarell Alvin McCraney, Choir Boy

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2024 YoungArts Award Winners Revealed

The 2024 YoungArts Award winners have been revealed, recognizing the most accomplished young artists from across the United States.

Photos: Take a Look Back at Opening Night of POTUS at Steppenwolf

Take a look back at opening night at Steppenwolf’s POTUS- as it enters two weeks of extension!

Manhattan Theatre Club Appoints Nicki Hunter as Associate Artistic Director

Learn about the recent appointment of Nicki Hunter as the Associate Artistic Director at Manhattan Theatre Club. Discover how this addition will contribute to the future of the renowned theater company and its upcoming productions.

The National Theatre Conference Reveals 2023 Award Recepients

The National Theatre Conference announces its 2023 award recipients, including Jacob G. Padrón as Person of the Year, Deaf West Theatre for Outstanding Theater, a.k. payne for Stavis Playwriting, Isabel Pask for The Paul Green, and Joshua Castille for Emerging Professional.

Vineyard Theatre Reveals 2023-24 Award Recipients

This year, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Susan Stroman Directing Award and Colman Domingo Award will be given during the company's annual Emerging Artists Celebration, to be held on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the National Arts Club.

Photos: First Look At CHOIR BOY At Bristol Old Vic

See production photos for the UK revival of Choir Boy, Nancy Medina's directorial debut as Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic. 

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.

The Acting Company to Present Annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series

The Acting Company will present their annual Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series, featuring a trio of unique Shakespeare interpretations. Get all the details about this exciting event in New York City.

Industry Pro Newsletter: High Staff Turnover in Pittsburgh, Chicago's Storefront Scene Faces a Storefront Crisis

This week, we’re looking at a few different crises facing theatres across the globe - from Pittsburgh, a story on staff turnover causing many organizations to raise wages, causing a new kind of financial strain. Data from Colleen Dilenschnieder suggests that many patrons of arts organizations might not realize that the organization is a non-profit.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Record Number of New Musicals on Broadway, Some Regional Theatres Report a Rebound

In Minnesota, the Hennepin Theatre Trust recently reported a more than $115 million impact to the local economy, directly tied to their Broadway touring season. We’ve also got a story about the way in which some regional theatres have been able to rebound this past season, and are looking to capitalize on that momentum.

Industry Pro Newsletter: The Second City Announces New York Opening, Prominent NYC Theater Leaders are Departing Their Roles

The Writers Strike is (likely) coming to an end - with a tentative agreement, Hollywood has taken a major step toward getting back to work. In New York, major changes to the leadership landscape are pending as both Carole Rothman and André Bishop announced that they will be departing posts at Second Stage and Lincoln Center Theater, respectively.

Temple Theaters to Present Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY in October

Discover the Tony Award-nominated play CHOIR BOY, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, at Temple Theaters. Explore themes of homophobia and personal identity as the story unfolds at the elite all-boys Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. Don't miss this powerful production filled with gospel and R&B performances. Tickets available now.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Pulitzer Prize Eligibility Expands, San Francisco Theaters Explore New Leadership Models

Pulitzer Prize eligibility has expanded, now including permanent residents and long-term U.S. artists, a significant shift outlined in The Guardian. In the regional theater landscape, celebrated playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney takes the helm as Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse.

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney Named Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has been appointed artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse. Learn more about McCraney here!

McCarter Theatre Center Announces The Addition Of Tony And Grammy Award-Winning DREAMGIRLS To 2023-2024 Season

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced a new addition to the 2023/24 Theatre Series—the Tony Award-winning, Motown-infused musical, Dreamgirls, in co-production with Goodspeed Musicals.

LaChanze, Teal Wicks, and More Will Perform at The Moon Theater Company's AMPLIFY 2023

Houses on The Moon Theater Company has announced the lineup of performers and special guests headlining their AMPLIFY 2023 Gala Celebration on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Learn more about the event here!

National Black Theatre Selects Five Artists for 2023 Soul Series Lab Residency Program

Learn about the five talented artists selected for National Black Theatre's 2023 Soul Series Lab Residency Program. Discover their unique work and get an inside look at this exciting opportunity for emerging artists.

Vineyard Theatre Sets World Premiere & New York Premiere for 2023-24 Season

Discover the eagerly anticipated lineup of world premiere and New York premiere shows coming to Vineyard Theatre for their 2023-24 season. Get all the details on performance dates and highlights in this comprehensive article.

Cast Revealed For CHOIR BOY at Bristol Old Vic

Alongside unveiling their brand new show image, Bristol Old Vic today announced the full cast and creative team for Choir Boy, with a cast led by some of the hottest young musical theatre stars in the UK.

Directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod Join Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2023/24 Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes renowned directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod to their highly anticipated 2023/24 season. Get the latest updates and insights into the exciting additions to this acclaimed theater company's lineup.


Tarell Alvin McCraney has not appeared on Broadway.

Tarell Alvin McCraney has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Tarell Alvin McCraney's first West End show was Wig Out! which opened in 2017

Tarell Alvin McCraney has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play for his work on "Choir Boy".

Tarell Alvin McCraney has written 7 shows including The Brothers Size (Playwright), Wig Out! (Author), The Brother/Sister Plays Part 1: In The Red and Brown Water (Playwright), The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (Playwright), The Brother/Sister Plays (Playwright), Choir Boy (Playwright), Head of Passes (Playwright).

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