BWW Review:  KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson at Two River Theater is a Powerful and Emotive DramaBWW Review: KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson at Two River Theater is a Powerful and Emotive Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 21, 2018

Two River Theater (TRT) is now presenting a stunning production of August Wilson's drama, King Hedley II through December 16. The show is expertly directed by the renowned actor and director, Brandon J. Dirden and features a cast that is ideal in their roles. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. The extended five-week run opens to the press on Friday, November 16 at 7pm and continues through Sunday, December 16 in Two River's Marion Huber Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ.  Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

Two River Theater Presents August Wilson's KING HEDLEY IITwo River Theater Presents August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Marking the halfway point in its commitment to present all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Two River Theater announces the complete cast and creative team for its production of Wilson's "exhilarating" (The New York Times) and incendiary drama King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. For the first time, the theater will be presenting one of Wilson's plays in its intimate 110-seat Marion Huber Theater, with performances beginning on November 10 and continuing for an extended five-week run through Sunday, December 16. The opening night performance is Friday, November 16 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. The production sponsors are Monmouth University and Collex Collision Experts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gina Belafonte Stops By Off-Broadway's LITTLE ROCKPhoto Flash: Gina Belafonte Stops By Off-Broadway's LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

For the second night in a row, the cast of LITTLE ROCK were paid a visit by a special guest. Last night (September 5) GINA BELAFONTE, actress/producer (BLACKKKLANSMEN) and daughter of actor and civil rights activist HARRY BELAFONTE took in the show and met with the cast after the performance. Check out a photo of her visit below! (more...)

Photo Flash: President and Hillary Clinton Attend LITTLE ROCKPhoto Flash: President and Hillary Clinton Attend LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The "Little Rock Nine" made history when on the first day of school, September 4, 1957, they were barred from attending Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, AR.  Sixty one years later (September 4, 2018), former Governor and First Lady of Arkansas - President Clinton and Secretary Clinton - attended a performance of "Little Rock." (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Tamara Tunie Visits LITTLE ROCKPHOTO FLASH: Tamara Tunie Visits LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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Photo Flash: Chelsea Clinton Visits LITTLE ROCKPhoto Flash: Chelsea Clinton Visits LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Off-Broadway play LITTLE ROCK hosted a special guest at last night's performance. Chelsea Clinton attended with three friends, two of whom attended Little Rock Central High School, the same school where the 'Little Rock Nine' were integrated in 1957. She led the standing ovation at the end of the show and greeted the cast and crew on stage following the performance.  LITTLE ROCK continues performances through September 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arkansas Governor And First Lady Visit LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterPhoto Flash: Arkansas Governor And First Lady Visit LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 31, 2018

 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson were greeted by the cast of the Off-Broadwayplay Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street).  Little Rock is presented by Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, The Steward Family Foundation, in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.  Performances began June 8, 2018 followed by opening night on June 14, 2018 for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018.  (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE ROCK Celebrates Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: LITTLE ROCK Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Little Rock recently celebrated their official opening night at The Sheen Center, check out the photos below! Six of the surviving members of 'The Little Rock Nine'.  In addition, the Mayor's Office proclaimed Thursday, June 14 as 'Little Rock Day' and Carla Hoke-Miller (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment) was on hand at the top of the show to read the Proclamation from the stage (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shanice Williams, Stephanie Umoh & More in the Sheen Center's LITTLE ROCKPhoto Flash: First Look at Shanice Williams, Stephanie Umoh & More in the Sheen Center's LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

History called it heroism. They called it high school. Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, present the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, now in performance for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Opening Night is June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

LITTLE ROCK Begins Off-Broadway Premiere At The Sheen Center TomorrowLITTLE ROCK Begins Off-Broadway Premiere At The Sheen Center Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, present the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.  Performances begin TOMORROW, June 8, 2018, for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street).   (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Today, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Performances for LITTLE ROCK Begin June 8 At The Sheen CenterPerformances for LITTLE ROCK Begin June 8 At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, in association withThe Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, present the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.  Due to technical issues, performances will now begin Friday, June 8, 2018 for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE ROCKPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, begins Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

The Community Chest's 85th Anniversary Art Exhibition Reception Draws Crowd To BergenPACThe Community Chest's 85th Anniversary Art Exhibition Reception Draws Crowd To BergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization helping people in need in eastern Bergen County, launched its first 85th anniversary event -- an art exhibition, Stills From Life -- with an opening reception held on February 8 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center's (bergenPAC) Sandy Bennett Art Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

The Community Chest to Celebrate 85th Anniversary with Art Exhibition at Bergen Performing Arts CenterThe Community Chest to Celebrate 85th Anniversary with Art Exhibition at Bergen Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization helping people in need in eastern Bergen County, celebrates its 85th anniversary with a series of featured events and activities in 2018. Celebrate with The Chest its first event Still Lifes, an art exhibition sponsored in partnership with the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) and Apostrophe NYC, from February 8 to February 28. A portion of the proceeds of the work exhibited is contributed to The Chest. (more...)

BWW Review:  RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater is a MasterpieceBWW Review: RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater is a Masterpiece
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 19, 2017

The wait is over. Two River Theater (TRT) opens its 2017/2018 Season with an outstanding production of the time-honored classic, A Raisin in the Sun. The show will be on the Red Bank stage now through October 8. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Carl Cofield, it is staged and performed to perfection. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

It was a swell family affair at Two River Theater last night as a searing and powerful production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic A Raisin in the Sun, helmed by Carl Cofield and starring Brandon J. Dirden as Walter Lee Younger, his wife Crystal A. Dickinson as Ruth Younger, his father Willie Dirden as Bobo, Brenda Pressley as Lena Younger, Jasmine Batchelor as Beneatha Younger, Nat DeWolf as Karl Lindner, Charlie Hudson III as Joseph Asagai, Owen Tabaka as Travis Younger, York Walker as George Murchison, with Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera as the Moving Men, celebrated opening night. (more...)

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