Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2018

The York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatundé (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar. Performances began June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUESPhoto Coverage: Meet The Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 6, 2018

Meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company world premiere presentation of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. Performances begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUESPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company world premiere presentation of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. Performances begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

Lillias White-Led TEXAS IN PARIS Begins Tonight at the Eisemann CenterLillias White-Led TEXAS IN PARIS Begins Tonight at the Eisemann Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Eisemann Center Presents continues the Theatre Series with the production Texas in Paris, a musical by Dallas' own Alan Govenar, based on true events, starring Tony Award winner LiLlias White with Willy Welch for five performances tonight, November 16, through November 19, 2017 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. (more...)

Lillias White to Lead TEXAS IN PARIS at the Eisemann CenterLillias White to Lead TEXAS IN PARIS at the Eisemann Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Eisemann Center Presents continues the Theatre Series with the production Texas in Paris, a musical by Dallas' own Alan Govenar, based on true events, starring Tony Award winner Lillias White with Willy Welch for five performances November 16-19, 2017 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD, HIR, AN OCTOROON and More Set for Stage West's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Stage West has announced the lineup for its 39th season! (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Announces INHERIT THE WIND at the Kalita Humphreys Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for Inherit the Wind beginning on May 16 and running through June 18 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: FENCES Charges In at the Pollard Theatre
by Ronn Burton - Feb 17, 2017

The Pollard Theatre Company continues their 30th Anniversary season with August Wilson's FENCES. The Pollard production opens on the heels of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Comparisons to the current movie are inevitable, but Pollard's production holds its own thanks to sound performances from the lead performers. (more...)

Stage West Presents Robert O'Hara's Incendiary Comedy BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Growing up black and growing up gay: each presents a unique set of difficulties and challenges.  Growing up black AND gay?  Those are some tricky waters to navigate, and are the focus of Robert O'Hara's fearlessly outrageous Bootycandy, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 11.   (more...)

DTC Announces Complete Details for THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The Mountaintop, a recent Broadway play and the 2010 winner of Britain's Olivier Award for Best New Play. (more...)

Local Playwright's Work to be Featured at Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and Letters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

?Donna M. Carbone, a freelance writer and journalist living in Palm Beach Gardens is being honored by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) in Dallas, Texas on April 19, 2015. (more...)

York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS to Close This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company world premiere production of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody) concludes its limited engagement this Sunday afternoon, March 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York's TEXAS IN PARIS to Host Talkback Following Matinee Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The York Theatre Company will offer a Special Talkback Panel with the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church and Michael Dinwiddie, Acting Associate Dean at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, immediately following tomorrow's matinee, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Annie Golden & Mary Testa Set for York's CHEER WARS Readings; Hunter Foster Will Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the new musical Cheer Wars with book & lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Karlan Judd. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Thursday, February 19 at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m.at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of TEXAS IN PARIS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS, Starring Lillias White & Scott Wakefield, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lillias White & Scott Wakefield in York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the world premiere below! (more...)

York Delays First Performance of TEXAS IN PARIS Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story, with music supervision by Amy Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Lillias White & Scott Wakefied to Lead York Theatre Company's TEXAS IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Everyday Songs, continues the 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of the new musical play, Texas in Paris, written by Alan Govenar with spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns, starring Tony award-winner Lillias White (Fela, The Life) with Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody). Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues) directs this two character play based on a true story. (more...)

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