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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre To Extend TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Photo Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre To Extend TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

The production, which opened to the press on September 12, was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, September 26. With this extension, two performances - Saturday, October 2 at 7 PM and Sunday, October 3 at 3 pm - have been added. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

Matthew Freeman Named Winner Of 2021 Kesselring Prize Photo Matthew Freeman Named Winner Of 2021 Kesselring Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

The National Arts Club has announced Brooklyn-based playwright Matthew Freeman as recipient of the 2021 Kesselring Prize.

Signature Theatre Announces the Cast of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 Photo Signature Theatre Announces the Cast of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, National Humanities Medal-recipient Anna Deavere Smith’s gathering of voices surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest in a complex portrait of a city’s racial anguish.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey Photo Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey II Company
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, announced today that internationally renowned performer, choreographer, director, and multi-disciplinary artist Francesca Harper has been appointed Artistic Director of Ailey II, the Ailey organization's acclaimed company of young dancers. Ms. Harper will assume her duties on September 7, 2021, and will immediately begin preparing for Ailey II's return to the stage.

Mamie Parris, Diane Phelan and More Announced for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Goodsp Photo Mamie Parris, Diane Phelan and More Announced for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Goodspeed Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein – marking the thrilling return of live musicals to the Opera House stage.

Long Wharf Theatre Announces 2021/22 Season Photo Long Wharf Theatre Announces 2021/22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2021/22 season, an insightful offering of productions, collaborations, and discussions signaling an invigorating path forward for the fifty-six-year-old company.

The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2021/2022 S Photo The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes. 

Theatre Communications Group Selects Pittsburgh for 2022 National Conference Photo Theatre Communications Group Selects Pittsburgh for 2022 National Conference
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, has announced that the 32nd annual TCG National Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA from June 16 to 18, 2022.

Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway Photo Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021

The Founding Members of Black Theatre United (BTU) announce the release of their historic New Deal For Broadway, establishing industry-wide standards and reforms around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre.

Goodspeed Announces Creative Team Behind A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Photo Goodspeed Announces Creative Team Behind A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Today, Goodspeed Musicals announced the talented team of Broadway and Off-Broadway artists who will create the magnificent A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage.

Baltimore Center Stage Announces New Work for 2021/22 Season Photo Baltimore Center Stage Announces New Work for 2021/22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the complete 2021/22 Season, featuring artists such as Noah Diaz, Will Davis, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicole Brewer, R. Eric Thomas, Stevie Walker-Webb, Eliana Pipes, Laurie Woolery, Anne Carson, Mike Donahue and Diana Oh

Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Local Premiere Of STOOP STORIES By Dael Orlanders Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Local Premiere Of STOOP STORIES By Dael Orlandersmith
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021

Aurora Theatre Company kicks off its 30th season with Dael Orlandersmith's STOOP STORIES. Elizabeth Carter (Eureka Day, The Heir Apparent, Wittenberg, Trouble In Mind) directs Jeunée Simon (The Bluest Eye) in this poetic one-hander comprised of stories drawn from Orlandersmith's personal life and limitless imagination.

Long Wharf Theatre Announces 2021/22 Season Photo Long Wharf Theatre Announces 2021/22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2021/22 season, an insightful offering of productions, collaborations, and discussions signaling an invigorating path forward for the fifty-six-year-old company

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to Stage Anna Deavere's Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 199 Photo Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre to Stage Anna Deavere's Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will stage Anna Deavere Smith’s award-winning one-woman play TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 from September 16 – 26, 2021, with Chicago actress Jazzma Pryor portraying nearly four-dozen people who were connected either directly or indirectly to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

VIDEO: See a Preview of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Photo VIDEO: See a Preview of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Theatre's
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced a 35-minute video preview of playwright, actor, and scholar Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, directed by Taibi Magar, ahead of the Fall 2021 production on the Irene Diamond Stage.

Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021

Real Time remix is a new selection of short works in which four storytellers crisscross paths across dimensions as they seek to survive the weight of white words and thrive. Learn more about the performances and how to view them here!

Theater J Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Theater J Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

Theater J has announced Theater J’s 31st season, which includes five plays and a bonus holiday musical engagement. The nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J eagerly anticipates once again gathering audiences for a season that promises to be life-affirming, celebratory, and unforgettable.

Black Theatre United Holds Industry-Wide Summit to Discuss a 'New Deal' of Long-Term  Photo Black Theatre United Holds Industry-Wide Summit to Discuss a 'New Deal' of Long-Term Reforms
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 29, 2021

As Black Theatre United (BTU) marks its first year since the organization’s creation, the Founding Members have just announced they held a three-month Commercial Theatre Summit from March to June 2021 to establish industry- wide standards around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre as we move into the future.

Lincoln Center Invites Arts Professionals For Year-Long Programming Exploring Radical Photo Lincoln Center Invites Arts Professionals For Year-Long Programming Exploring Radical Welcoming
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces an expansion of its Lincoln Center Activate initiative, offering arts professionals in the education and community engagement fields intensive, creative, and free professional development and explorations to spark change across the arts industry and beyond.

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