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Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.

THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out Photo THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020

Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!

Association of Performing Arts Professionals Selects Lisa Richards Toney as New Presi Photo Association of Performing Arts Professionals Selects Lisa Richards Toney as New President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020

Association of Performing Arts Professionals has selected Lisa Richards Toney as President and CEO, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She will begin her tenure on July 1, 2020.

Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards! Photo Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, presenters Charles Bush and Julie Halston, along with OBA President Peter Breger, announced the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance. The Off Broadway Alliance plans on celebrating this year's winners with a reception this Fall.

Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway  Photo Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Charles Busch and Julie Halston will announce the winners of the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The winners will be announced via streaming on Facebook and YouTube.

EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Al Photo EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Michael Musto, joined the Off Broadway Alliance's Nominating Committee this morning and announced this season's Off Broadway Alliance Award nominees.

Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List! Photo Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

Wynn Handman, Director and Co-Founder of the American Place Theatre, Dies at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Director and Co-Founder of the American Place Theatre, Dies at 97
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Wynn Handman, co-founder of the American Place Theatre, has died at age 97. Handman's daughter, Laura Handman, confirmed that his cause of death was COVID-19-related illness.

Julia Miles, Founder of Women's Project Theater, Has Passed Away Photo Julia Miles, Founder of Women's Project Theater, Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for more than three decades, has announced that one of their co-founders, Julia Miles, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, following a long illness.

GRANDMA'S QUILT Comes to Negro Ensemble At Theatre 80 St. Marks Photo GRANDMA'S QUILT Comes to Negro Ensemble At Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

In 'Grandma's Quilt' by Karen A. Brown, an elderly poor, unpretentious Black woman in rural Arkansas is sewing a quilt as the final act of her life. Each scrap of material is a prism into a chapter of her family's past. As she reflects on each period, she transforms into younger versions of herself to lead us through the history that she intends to pass on to her granddaughter. One actress portrays the old woman at six points in her life as well as the granddaughter. Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the play's New York premiere March 11 to 21 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. Two performers will share the unusual acting challenge of playing what is essentially seven characters: author Karen A. Brown from March 11 to 14 and actress Deidre Monique Benton from March 18 to 21. Director is Anthony Jay Hamilton.

Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's THE UNSEEN HAND Photo Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's THE UNSEEN HAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

Photo Flashback: Berry Berenson Perkins and Tony Perkins Attend a Broadway Show in 19 Photo Photo Flashback: Berry Berenson Perkins and Tony Perkins Attend a Broadway Show in 1979
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2019

Today we're flashing back to 1979 with this throwback photo of Berry Berenson Perkins and Tony Perkins!

Sam Shepard Double Bill Joins Odyssey's 50th Anniversary Season Photo Sam Shepard Double Bill Joins Odyssey's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 18 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

The Old Globe Announces 2020 Summer Season Photo The Old Globe Announces 2020 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

The Old Globe's 2020 Summer Season brings to Balboa Park an extraordinarily talented group of artists who will delight audiences with their unique takes on four great works of theatre. The season incudes a classic American musical, a new adaptation of a 20th century thriller, and two of Shakespeare's masterworks on our outdoor stage.

Theatre for a New Audience Announces First and Final Extension of FEFU AND HER FRIEND Photo Theatre for a New Audience Announces First and Final Extension of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a first and final extension of Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés, 'arguably the most influential American dramatist whose work hasn't become a staple of the mainstream repertoire' (LA Times). Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging. Fefu now plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), through December 12, 2019, with four performances added Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm, Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm.

Review Roundup: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS at Theatre for a New Audience Photo Review Roundup: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS at Theatre for a New Audience
by Review Roundups - Nov 25, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience presents Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés. Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBE Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.

Theatre for a New Audience Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS Photo Theatre for a New Audience Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents Fefu and Her Friends, one of the most beloved plays of the late, nine-time Obie Award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director María Irene Fornés. Lileana Blain-Cruz, winner of two Obie Awards (Suzan-Lori Parks' The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole) stages the play in her TFANA directing debut, the first Off-Broadway revival of Fefu and Her Friends since American Place Theatre's 1978 staging. Fefu plays on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at TFANA's home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), November 16-December 8, 2019.

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