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Negro Ensemble Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAYNegro Ensemble Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

To reach an expanded audience, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will re-mount its 2017 revival of 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, directed by Charles Weldon, from February 14 to March 4, 2018 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. The piece is historically NEC's most famous and successful play. It was produced last fall at Theatre 80 St. Marks as the culminating event of NEC's landmark 50th season, playing to full houses and glowing notices. The cast of that revival will return intact for the Gene Frankel Theatre run. (more...)

EbzB Productions Honored with 2017 Hardee-Rives Award for Dramatic ArtsEbzB Productions Honored with 2017 Hardee-Rives Award for Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

EbzB Productions, Inc, has been chosen by the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, North Carolina's venerated and oldest civic organization, as the winner of the 2017 Hardee-Rives Award For Dramatic Arts. This award is presented in recognition of excellent, exemplary work in and significant contribution and service to the dramatic arts in North Carolina. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lyrical, Uplifting HOME Tells its Story at International City TheatrePhoto Flash: Lyrical, Uplifting HOME Tells its Story at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

There's no place like home at least according to playwright Samm-Art Williams. First produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Williams' brilliantly inventive and lyrically expressive Home will run at International City Theatre from Oct. 20through Nov. 5, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. (more...)

Roscoe Orman to Lead 'I Am Soul' Workshop of BLOOD at National Black TheatreRoscoe Orman to Lead 'I Am Soul' Workshop of BLOOD at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre NBT announced today that Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street, The Night Of) will star in Nambi E. Kelley's play 'Blood,' the first I AM SOUL PLAYWRIGHTS RESIDENT workshop. The show will be directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

San Diego Rep Announces Cast of BLACK PEARL SINGS!San Diego Rep Announces Cast of BLACK PEARL SINGS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced details for the fourth production of its 42nd season, Black Pearl Sings! This intimate play with music, from playwright Frank Higgins, will be helmed by Thomas W. Jones II. Black Pearl Sings! begins on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and plays through Sunday, December 17, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Original Stars Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara and Ken Page to Perform Live at THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Screening in BrooklynOriginal Stars Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara and Ken Page to Perform Live at THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Screening in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Pumpkin King Danny Elfman is coming to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 6 and 7 to perform his legendary role of Jack Skellington in a very special screening, with the music performed live by a full orchestra and choir, of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.' (more...)

Negro Ensemble Revives A SOLDIER'S PLAY Tonight as Part of 50th SeasonNegro Ensemble Revives A SOLDIER'S PLAY Tonight as Part of 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

For its 50th season, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works. The culminating event of this landmark season will be NEC's most famous and successful production, 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. (more...)

Lyrical, Uplifting HOME by Samm-Art Williams Comes to ICTLyrical, Uplifting HOME by Samm-Art Williams Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

There's no place like home at least according to playwright Samm-Art Williams. First produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Williams' brilliantly inventive and lyrically expressive Home will run at International City Theatre from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th SeasonNegro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For its 50th season, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works. The culminating event of this landmark season will be NEC's most famous and successful production, 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. (more...)

Marjorie Moon Joins New Federal Theatre as Administrative ConsultantMarjorie Moon Joins New Federal Theatre as Administrative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????Marjorie Moon, Executive Director Emeritus of Brooklyn's esteemed Billie Holiday Theatre, has joined the team of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (www.newfederaltheatre.com) as Administrative Consultant.   (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. MarksNegro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring GalaAlice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSIONNegro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This Spring, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, in which it is remounting classic plays of the company's past. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony Today Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony Today Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Launch 50th Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place. The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCENegro Ensemble Company to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Season with DAY OF ABSENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production, 'Day of Absence' (1966) by Douglas Turner Ward, with an eight-performance run December 4-11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Mark's Place.  The season will include three more productions at Theatre 80 St. Marks and one at La MaMa. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Samantha Barks & Jonathan Bailey in THE LAST FIVE YEARS in London; Extends Through DecemberPhoto Flash: First Look at Samantha Barks & Jonathan Bailey in THE LAST FIVE YEARS in London; Extends Through December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Ahead of tomorrow's opening night, first images are released today of Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey in Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical The Last Five Years. Due to popular demand, the production at St. James Theatre will also extend its run by a week, and will now play until Saturday 3 December.  (more...)

Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood BowlDanny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to Reprise 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS' Concert at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman, will return to the Hollywood Bowl today, October 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a very special screening of Disney's timeless holiday classic, 'TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.' (more...)

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