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TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn Photo TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the one-week extension of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck).

Rita Gardner, Original Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, Passes Away at 87 Photo Rita Gardner, Original Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, Passes Away at 87
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022

Rita Gardner, who starred as Luisa in the original Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, has passed away at the age of 87 from leukemia, according to friend and collegue Alex Rybeck.

LeLand Gantt Brings RHAPSODY IN BLACK to TPAC This Weekend for Three Performances Photo LeLand Gantt Brings RHAPSODY IN BLACK to TPAC This Weekend for Three Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 23, 2022

As with most intelligent and clever actors struggling to find paying work during difficult times, LeLand Gantt readily admits that he was inspired to create Rhapsody in Black, which has been described as ‚Äúa powerful personal narrative on racism, identity, and self-image‚ÄĚ to provide some work for himself, allowing him to ‚Äústay in town to do more tv and film.‚ÄĚ Now, however, as acclaim for his one-man show continues to grow, he‚Äôs finding himself ‚Äúout of town‚ÄĚ ‚Äď he's based in New York ‚Äď to give theater-goers all over the country a chance to see his the result of his creativity on his personal journey to transcene racism in America.

OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell Photo OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell will join Audra McDonald for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy.

Interview: THE LION Team Talks Arizona Premiere, Evolution of Musical Theatre, at Ari Photo Interview: THE LION Team Talks Arizona Premiere, Evolution of Musical Theatre, at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Sep 20, 2022

ALEX: You were playing Ben, you weren't playing Benjamin. That's a big distinction. In the writing of THE LION in various iterations of the show, you turned your life into various crafted anecdotes for the best dramatic effect for the story. There's always gonna be a slight level of making the story a little bit more compelling for an audience. What we did is we took what's on the page and built a character around it. So we built the character of Ben out of the script organically, with Max in the rehearsal room, rather than trying to recreate who Benjamin was. We created Ben off the page.

Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Opens This Week In Cincinnati Photo Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Opens This Week In Cincinnati
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Audiences will be on the edge of their seats when Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS beginning Sept. 25 at Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Tour Photo Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica, and Khalifa White to Join THE LION KING National Tour
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively. The new cast members will begin performances in Salt Lake City at The Eccles Theater, where the award-winning musical will play a four-week return engagement from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.  LaMedica and White begin performances on Thursday, September 29, while Hargrave debuts on Thursday, October 13.

Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below Photo Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Elizabeth Stanley will now headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below. Stanley will be singing selections from Songs for a New World, Bridges of Madison County, Jagged Little Pill, Company, A Little Night Music, and more.

Suzan-Lori Parks, Leland Fowler, Lauren Molina & More to Star in PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE Photo Suzan-Lori Parks, Leland Fowler, Lauren Molina & More to Star in PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR World Premiere at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR, written by and featuring Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Bessie Award winner Niegel Smith. 

THE LION KING North American Tour Welcomes New Cast Members This Month Photo THE LION KING North American Tour Welcomes New Cast Members This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is pleased to welcome Peter Hargrave, Nick LaMedica and Khalifa White as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively.

24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast! Photo 24 Actors Will Make Their Broadway Debuts in LEOPOLDSTADT; Meet the Full Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!

NC Black Rep & Wake Forest University Announce Winning Playwrights of 'Finding Holy G Photo NC Black Rep & Wake Forest University Announce Winning Playwrights of 'Finding Holy Ground' Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company and Wake Forest University have announced JuCoby Johnson and Eljon Wardally as winning playwrights of the Finding Holy Ground playwrighting commissions.

World Premiere of MUSHROOM by Eisa Davis to Open at People's Light This Week Photo World Premiere of MUSHROOM by Eisa Davis to Open at People's Light This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

People’s Light is presenting the world premiere of Mushroom, an original play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Mare of Easttown cast member Eisa Davis. Mushroom runs September 14 through October 16 on the Steinbright Stage.

World Premiere of ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS by Arlene Hutton to Open The Road Theatre C Photo World Premiere of ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS by Arlene Hutton to Open The Road Theatre Company 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce the first show of its 2022-2023Season, a world premiere comedy, ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS, written by Arlene Hutton (The Nibroc Trilogy) and directed by Emily Chase. It will begin previews on October 18.

KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Begins This Month at La Jolla Playhouse Photo KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD Begins This Month at La Jolla Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse‚Äôs production of Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristina Wong (featured in the Playhouse‚Äôs Digital WOW production of Binge) and directed by Chay Yew (Playhouse‚Äôs Cambodian Rock Band), will run in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre September 20 ‚Äď October 16.

$10,000 Racial Equity Grants Awarded To Three School Theatre Programs Photo $10,000 Racial Equity Grants Awarded To Three School Theatre Programs
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Two Cincinnati area schools and one Atlanta school will receive $10,000 to participate in the second-year pilot phase of the Educational Theatre Foundation's (ETF) Pathway program designed to foster racial equity through school theatre.

FAME WHORE is Coming to Kings Head Theatre in October Photo FAME WHORE is Coming to Kings Head Theatre in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

FAME WHORE premieres at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington from 5th ‚Äď 29th October 2022 before embarking on a small East Anglian tour.

BU Appoints Director Wendy Goldberg And Interdisciplinary Theater Educator Ashleigh R Photo BU Appoints Director Wendy Goldberg And Interdisciplinary Theater Educator Ashleigh Reade As College Of Fine Arts Faculty
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Boston University College of Fine Arts has announced faculty appointments and promotions for the 2022-2023 academic year. A leading director in the country, Wendy Goldberg has been appointed a Full Professor in Directing at the CFA School of Theatre.

Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza to Star in ON YOUR FEET! at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza to Star in ON YOUR FEET! at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, the first production of Paper Mill’s 2022-2023 season. The production will feature Linedy Genao (On Your Feet! on Broadway) as Gloria, and Brandon Espinoza (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants) as Emilio.

Arizona Theatre Company to Open 55th Season With THE LION Photo Arizona Theatre Company to Open 55th Season With THE LION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

The Lion, a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival, will open Arizona Theatre Company's 55th season after its run at Southwark Playhouse in London. The show will be directed by Kasser Family Artistic Director Sean Daniels alongside Alex Stenhouse, with actor, singer, and musician Max Alexander-Taylor starring in the lead role of Ben.

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