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Also Credited As: Bert A. Williams
 
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Date Of Birth:
November 12, 1874
Date Of Death:
March 04, 1922 (47)
Birth Place:
New Providence, Nassau, BRITISH WEST INDIES
 
Bert Williams Headshot
Date of Birth: November 12, 1874
Date of Death: March 04, 1922 (47)

Birth Place: New Providence, Nassau, BRITISH WEST INDIES
BWW Blog: Highlighting Landmark Moments in Black Theatre History Photo BWW Blog: Highlighting Landmark Moments in Black Theatre History
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021

Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 

Photo Flash: First Stage Presents Virtual Play THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE Photo Photo Flash: First Stage Presents Virtual Play THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2020

 First Stage begins its 2020/21 Virtual Season of Plays  with THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON’S TREASURE, an exciting new historical adventure web series that will stream exclusively for First Stage audiences.

World Premiere THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE Opens First Stage's 2020/21 Virtual S Photo World Premiere THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE Opens First Stage's 2020/21 Virtual Season Of Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2020

irst Stage begins its 2020/21 Virtual Season of Plays with THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE, an exciting new historical adventure web series that will stream exclusively for First Stage audiences.

Milwaukee's First Stage Opens Virtual World Premiere THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE Photo Milwaukee's First Stage Opens Virtual World Premiere THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

First Stage begins its 2020/21 Virtual Season of Plays with THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON'S TREASURE, an exciting new historical adventure web series that will stream exclusively for First Stage audiences.

Theater Stories: A Ziegfeld Follies Ghost, the Impact of THE LION KING & More About T Photo Theater Stories: A Ziegfeld Follies Ghost, the Impact of THE LION KING & More About The New Amsterdam Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2020

Today's Theater Stories features The New Amsterdam Theatre! Learn about the history of The Ziegfeld Follies, the ghost of a showgirl that haunts the theater, the impact of The Lion King, and more!

Jerome Bates and Stanley Wayne Mathis to Star in Virtual Play Reading Of GREENWOOD By Photo Jerome Bates and Stanley Wayne Mathis to Star in Virtual Play Reading Of GREENWOOD By Coolidge Harris Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents an ENCORE Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, September 6th at 8PM EST.

Conrad Tao, Thomas Adès and More Perform in Week 7 of the 2020 TANGLEWOOD ONLINE FES Photo Conrad Tao, Thomas Adès and More Perform in Week 7 of the 2020 TANGLEWOOD ONLINE FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2020

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is being offered in response to continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and official crowd restriction policies that have necessitated the cancellation of the festival's live performance series.

The JCCSF Announces New Arts & Ideas Events For 2020 Photo The JCCSF Announces New Arts & Ideas Events For 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2020

The JCCSF welcomes the new year and the next decade with a collection of Arts & Ideas events for 2020, including the Bay area premier of a?oeLove Heals All Woundsa?? with Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, a special Mother's Day program with Alice Waters and Fanny Singer, and the return of Giants of Jazz on Film series with Mark Cantor.

The Flea Theater Announces Winter 2019-2020 Anchor Partners Photo The Flea Theater Announces Winter 2019-2020 Anchor Partners
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2019

The Flea Theater announces its winter 2019-2020 Anchor Partners, an initiative designed to support small independent theater, music and dance companies. This season, The Flea welcomes companies Tiffany Mills Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Notch Theatre Company, Gabrielle Revlock, The Bang Group and TOSOS.

Historian Ben West Heads To DC For Two-Part Lecture Series Photo Historian Ben West Heads To DC For Two-Part Lecture Series
by Julie Musbach - Oct 18, 2019

UnsungMusicalsCo. heads to Washington, D.C. where Show Time! creator Ben West will give a two-part lecture series for The Library of Congress entitled Diversity and the Birth of Broadway.

BAM Presents GARRETT BRADLEY'S AMERICA: A JOURNEY THROUGH RACE AND TIME Photo BAM Presents GARRETT BRADLEY'S AMERICA: A JOURNEY THROUGH RACE AND TIME
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 11, 2019

From Friday, October 11 through Thursday, October 17, BAM presents New Orleans-based artist Garrett Bradley's revelatory modern silent film¬†America¬†(2019), a poetic, visually sumptuous work that challenges the idea of Black cinema as a ‚Äúwave,‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúmovement in time,‚ÄĚ proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement.¬†'From the moment¬†I¬†saw¬†this blazingly original,¬†poignantly dreamlike short¬†at this year's¬†Sundance¬†Film Festival,' says series programmer Ashley Clark,¬†'it felt¬†imperative to¬†offer our audiences the chance to luxuriate¬†in this¬†ambitious short-form work¬†on the big screen.'¬†Each program throughout the series features the 30-minute short paired with films, talks, and special guest appearances.

21 Leaders For The 21st Century Awards Gala Announces Host & Gala Chairs Photo 21 Leaders For The 21st Century Awards Gala Announces Host & Gala Chairs
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019

Lori Sokol, Executive Director of Women's eNews, today announced the Host, Honorary Gala Chair, and Honorary Gala Co-Chairs for the 19th annual '21 Leaders for the 21st Century' Awards gala, which will take place on May 6th at Club 101 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS: BEA AFRAID! - The Halloween Photo Photo Flash: Inside Hell In A Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS: BEA AFRAID! - The Halloween Edition
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2018

It's not Halloween without a Handbag show, so Hell in a Handbag Productions' Artistic Director David Cerda is conjuring up a special treat: THE GOLDEN GIRLS: Bea Afraid! - The Halloween Edition.

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents L'IMITATION OF LIFE Photo Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents L'IMITATION OF LIFE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to kick off its 2018 Season with a revival of its 2013 hit L'IMITATION OF LIFE, a dead on parody of the 1959 film Imitation of Life about race, mothers and daughters - and looking fabulous! Adapted by Ricky Graham and Running with Scissors and directed by ensemble member Stevie Love*, L'IMITATION OF LIFE will play March 31 - May 6, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at www.handbagproductions.org (through Stage 773) or by calling (773) 327-5252. 

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces 2018 Season  Photo Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces 2018 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2018 season, kicking off this spring with a revival of its 2013 hit L'IMITATION OF LIFE, a dead on parody of the 1959 film Imitation of Life about race, mothers and daughters - and looking fabulous! Adapted by Ricky Graham and Running with Scissors and directed by ensemble member Stevie Love, ensemble member Ed Jones and Robert Williams reprise their roles as Lana Turner and Annie Johnson.

UNTIL, UNTIL, UNTIL: A Play Based On Ben Vereen's 1981 Blackface Performance Comes to Photo UNTIL, UNTIL, UNTIL: A Play Based On Ben Vereen's 1981 Blackface Performance Comes to Yerba Buena
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2018

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) presents the San Francisco premiere of Until, Until, Until..., a play written, staged, and directed by Los Angeles based artist Edgar Arceneaux. Until, Until, Until is an investigation and meditation on the infamous 1981 performance by Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan's inaugural celebration.

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonigh Photo Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show!

Review Roundup: NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage Photo Review Roundup: NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by Alan Henry - Nov 22, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Nina Simone: Four Women runs November 10-December 24, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company at their first rehearsal below!

BWW Review: Explosive NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: Explosive NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by Roger Catlin - Nov 20, 2017

Nina Simone didn't write her most iconic song inside Birmingham's bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church just after four girls were killed there in 1963. But she was so full of rage she could have. It's not the only flight of fancy in Christina Ham's dynamic theatrical work 'Nina Simone: Four Women' at Arena Stage.

Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR' Photo Virginia Stage Company to Continue 39th Season with 'THE PARCHMAN HOUR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Written and directed by Mike Wiley, this play is adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides and shares these struggles through music that ranges from spirituals to Bob Dylan.

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