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Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab Presents Virtual Reading Of QUEEN Z By Michael A. Jones Photo Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab Presents Virtual Reading Of QUEEN Z By Michael A. Jones
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2021

While theatres across New York City remain closed, the Chain Theatre is  continuing its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices through a special live virtual reading of QUEEN Z.

Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director Of Working Theater Dies at 60 Photo Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director Of Working Theater Dies at 60
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

Mark Plesent, long-time Producing Artistic Director of Working Theater, the only theater in the country dedicated exclusively to telling the stories of working people, passed away on February 19, 2021 after a valiantly fought 4-year battle with cancer. He was 60. 

Caroline Grace Productions and 2020 Theatre Company Present MOM IN 2012 World Premier Photo Caroline Grace Productions and 2020 Theatre Company Present MOM IN 2012 World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020

Caroline Grace Productions in association with the 2020 Theatre Company will present a benefit for The Actors Fund, 'Mom in 2012, or 2013, 2014, 2016...Oh, what the hell, this year!' by Paul Navarra. A Staged Reading and World Premiere.

Paul Pryce To Direct HB's Hagen Core Training Photo Paul Pryce To Direct HB's Hagen Core Training
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

HB Studio‚ÄĒone of New York's original institutions for theater training and practice‚ÄĒhas appointed Paul Pryce as director of its annual acting intensive, the Hagen Core Training program. The program, which was rescheduled amid safety concerns, will now be held online with a hybrid training option, beginning Jan. 4.

Playwright Steve Carter Passes Away at 90 Photo Playwright Steve Carter Passes Away at 90
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020

The New York Times has reported that Steve Carter, the renowned playwright who emerged from the Black Arts movement and the Negro Ensemble Company, writing about the Black and Caribbean-American experiences, has passed away at age 90. 

Brave New World Rep to Revive THE PLANTATION on Zoom Photo Brave New World Rep to Revive THE PLANTATION on Zoom
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2020

Motivated by the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the murder of George Floyd, Brooklyn's Brave New World Rep has announced plans to revive The Plantation, adapted from Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, set in 1870 Virginia.

Zoom Premiere of A CONVERSATION WITH MY BROTHER Featuring Austin Pendelton and Arthur Photo Zoom Premiere of A CONVERSATION WITH MY BROTHER Featuring Austin Pendelton and Arthur French to Stream Next Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2020

Caroline Grace Productions in association with the 2020 Theatre Company presents, a benefit for The Actors Fund, 'A Conversation with My Brother' by Paul Navarra, a staged reading and zoom Premiere.

THE ICEMAN COMETH, A 2-Part Zoom Premiere to Stream Next Weekend Photo THE ICEMAN COMETH, A 2-Part Zoom Premiere to Stream Next Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 12, 2020

Caroline Grace Productions, in association with the 2020 Theatre Company, is proud to present, a benefit for the Actors' Fund,'The Iceman Cometh' by Eugene O'Neill. A Staged Reading & Zoom Premiere In Two Parts

Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Sri Lanka's Colombo International The Photo Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Sri Lanka's Colombo International Theater Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jul 8, 2019

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States, performing in his internationally celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! bringing to life Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre in the Colombo International Theater Festival, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 4th.

BWW Review: IMMINENTLY YOURS at The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. Photo BWW Review: IMMINENTLY YOURS at The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
by Derek McCracken - Jun 21, 2019

The tragicomedy Imminently Yours buoys some historically heavy subject matter with a contemporary lift, giving voice to the experience of multiple generations of African-Americans who thrive in a contradictory space where secrecy and support are both critical to survival.

Negro Ensemble Presents IMMINENTLY YOURS By Karimah Photo Negro Ensemble Presents IMMINENTLY YOURS By Karimah
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 16, 2019

Dorothi Fox and Arthur French will star in the premiere of 'Imminently Yours' by Karimah, to be presented by The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) from June 17 to 30 at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place. The play deals with the socio/philosophical issues of expropriation of their land and history by eminent domain in today's politics.  A secret mountain enclave has been inhabited for centuries by descendants of slaves. When its tradition of secrecy is breached by a millenial resident, the remote hamlet is discovered by the state's governor, who aims to evict its elderly residents by eminent domain for nonpayment of taxes, but underestimates the savvy community there. The play depicts an antagonistic society pitted against elders who are peacefully reliving their history. Generations ban together as they learn the past, teach the present and fight for their legacy. Count Stovall directs.

Negro Ensemble Presents IMMINENTLY YOURS by Karimah Photo Negro Ensemble Presents IMMINENTLY YOURS by Karimah
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019

Dorothi Fox and Arthur French will star in the premiere of 'Imminently Yours' by Karimah, to be presented by The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) from June 17 to 30 at Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place.

HB Studio to Celebrate 100 Years of Uta Hagen Photo HB Studio to Celebrate 100 Years of Uta Hagen
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

HB Studio, one of New York's original acting studios, has announced UTA HAGEN at 100, a series of special events and workshops celebrating the centenary of its master teacher, the legendary actress and activist Uta Hagen. UTA HAGEN at 100, honoring the three-time Tony Award winning actress and her legacy as a pioneering theater artist, activist and master teacher of HB Studio, will kick off on Monday, February 25 with a series of centennial events. The celebration will culminate on Monday, June 10 with a centennial gala honoring the actress, whose 100th birthday is Wednesday, June 12.

1974 Broadway Revival MY SISTER, MY SISTER Set For 124 Bank Street Theatre Photo 1974 Broadway Revival MY SISTER, MY SISTER Set For 124 Bank Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

This winter the Broadway revival set in the 1950's 'My Sister, My Sister' will go up at the HB Playwrights Theatre located in New York City 124 Bank Street.

1974 Broadway Revival MY SISTER, MY SISTER Set For 124 Bank Street Theatre Photo 1974 Broadway Revival MY SISTER, MY SISTER Set For 124 Bank Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

This winter the Broadway revival set in the 1950's 'My Sister, My Sister' will go up at the HB Playwrights Theatre located in New York City 124 Bank Street.

Andre Ozim Is Back On Stage In MY SISTER, MY SISTER Photo Andre Ozim Is Back On Stage In MY SISTER, MY SISTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Andre Ozim is back on stage this winter at HB Playwrights Theatre, playing Eddie, the 21yr old romantic partner to Sue Belle in the Broadway revival set in the 1950's 'My Sister, My Sister'. Directed by Obie Award Winning Actor Arthur W. French Jr., starring Malinda Logan as Sue Belle.

MY SISTER, MY SISTER Returns To NYC Photo MY SISTER, MY SISTER Returns To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Actor and emerging producer Malinda Logan presents the forgotten, but deeply regarded psychological play MY SISTER, MY SISTER at 124 Bank Street Theater in the West Village. Public performances are Today, January 4th at 7pm, Saturday, January 5th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, January 6th at 4pm. An industry exclusive performance will be held Monday January 7th. Tickets for public performances are $10 and can be purchased at mysister.brownpapertickets.com.

MY SISTER, MY SISTER Returns To NYC Photo MY SISTER, MY SISTER Returns To NYC
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2018

Actor and emerging producer Malinda Logan presents the forgotten, but deeply regarded psychological play MY SISTER, MY SISTER at 124 Bank Street Theater in the West Village. Public performances are Friday, January 4th at 7pm, Saturday, January 5th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, January 6th at 4pm. An industry exclusive performance will be held Monday January 7th. Tickets for public performances are $10 and can be purchased at mysister.brownpapertickets.com.

CARMEN JONES, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Lead AUDELCO 'Viv' Awards - Full List! Photo CARMEN JONES, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Lead AUDELCO 'Viv' Awards - Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2018

AUDELCO announced the winners of the 2018 Viv Awards last night, honoring Black Theatre in New York City.

Andre Ozim Is Back On Stage In MY SISTER, MY SISTER Photo Andre Ozim Is Back On Stage In MY SISTER, MY SISTER
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018

Andre Ozim is back on stage this winter at HB Playwrights Theatre, playing Eddie, the 21yr old romantic partner to Sue Belle in the Broadway revival set in the 1950's 'My Sister, My Sister'. Directed by Obie Award Winning Actor Arthur W. French Jr., starring Malinda Logan as Sue Belle.

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