by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Obba Babatunde's expansive career spans over four decades and his uncanny ability to captivate his audiences has made him a memorable presence in film, television and on the stage. For his Once in a Lifetime evening at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola he has created a dynamic and surprise-filled program. Join him as he takes us back in time to the great jazz era of nightclub performing reminiscent of the legendary artists of that period. (more...)

AN OCTOROON Begins At Stage West 8/30AN OCTOROON Begins At Stage West 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

A debt-ridden plantation, a new owner, a lovely young woman with a secret, and an assortment of slaves-these antiquated elements have been mashed up against a contemporary framework to create an astonishing, outrageously comic, and eloquent perspective on race in America, in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon. This Obie award winning play will begin a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of LONESOME BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 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 Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), and performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. (more...)

LONESOME BLUES at York Theatre Company Begins Performances TomorrowLONESOME BLUES at York Theatre Company Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

The York Theatre Company 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 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 TOMORROW, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. (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...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents WHITE RABBIT RED RABBITDallas Theater Center Presents WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center (DTC) presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. White Rabbit Red Rabbit begins on May 30 and runs through July 1. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

York Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUESYork Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 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 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. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Firehouse's PIPPIN Wins Best Musical!Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Firehouse's PIPPIN Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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