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Boston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAUBoston Court Presents The West Coast Premiere Of HER PORTMANEAU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

???????Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents the West Coast premiere of Her Portmanteau written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Gregg T. Daniel, May 24 - June 30, 2018 (press opening June 2).  The production stars Joyce Guy (Abasiama), Omoze Idehenre (Adiaha) and Dele Ogundrian (Iniabasi). (more...)

New Shaw Adaptation Receives American Premiere At Karamu HouseNew Shaw Adaptation Receives American Premiere At Karamu House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2018

???????Karamu House, the oldest African American theatre in the country, presents the American premiere of The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search for God from March 22 through April 15, 2018. Performances of this sidesplitting comedy written by celebrated Canadian playwright Lisa Codrington, and based on the short story by George Bernard Shaw will be held in Karamu's intimate Arena Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Directed by Nina Domingue, the cast is led by India Pierre-Ingram in the title role and includes Kaila Benford, Robert Branch, Samantha Cocco, Michael Head, Mary-Francis R. Miller, Prophet D. Seay, and Karl Toth. (more...)

Performances of A RAISIN IN THE SUN Added at A Noise WithinPerformances of A RAISIN IN THE SUN Added at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8 (Press Opening March 3). Now added - three performances - Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday March 29 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 8 at 7 pm. (more...)

50IN50: Women's Voices Initiative Curated By Playwright Dominique Morriseau Comes to The Billie Holiday Theatre50IN50: Women's Voices Initiative Curated By Playwright Dominique Morriseau Comes to The Billie Holiday Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre brings back the groundbreaking 50in50: Women's Voices Initiative with the Obie Award-winning Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop with a reading March 17, 2018 at 7pm in The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.  (more...)

I GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie 'Moms' Mabley) Comes to NYCI GOT THE LAST LAUGH! (Inspired By The Life and Times of Jackie 'Moms' Mabley) Comes to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

A play about the life and times of one of America's premier comedian's. Taking place at the end of her career, on the day of her last performance at the World Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC. An interview is granted to Mr. Charles Earthstein from The Chicago Community Paper. News Magazine. The interview takes us through the journey of a life, experiences of a career and pointed perspectives of varied issues in the span of 40 years of the life of Ms. Jackie ' Moms' Mabley. The journey takes us to moments that made her endearing to us all, the stage. Sharing the brilliance of her wit, wisdom and cleverly exposed care for her profession, her culture and America's most precious comedity, our children. (more...)

Court Theatre Announces 2018 Spotlight Reading Series LineupCourt Theatre Announces 2018 Spotlight Reading Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell, announces the 2018 lineup for the Spotlight Reading Series, a multi-year community outreach initiative that aims to expose communities beyond Hyde Park to theatre arts, focusing specifically on works from outside of the canon of classic theater. (more...)

A Noise Within's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins 2/25A Noise Within's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

??????? A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8 (Press Opening March 3). (more...)

The Negro Ensemble Company Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY This FebruaryThe Negro Ensemble Company Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 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...)

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...)

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