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Bio:
Broadway: Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: The Rover (NY Classical Theatre); #9 (59E59); Marat/Sade (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Regional: The Wiz (Dallas Theatre Center); Train to 2010 (Crossroads Theatre); Three Sisters, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (A.C.T.); A Winter’s Tale, All’s Well ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: The Rover (NY Classical Theatre); #9 (59E59); Marat/Sade (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Regional: The Wiz (Dallas Theatre Center); Train to 2010 (Crossroads Theatre); Three Sisters, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (A.C.T.); A Winter’s Tale, All’s Well ... (read complete bio)
MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid Photo MERRY WIVES Shakespeare in the Park Performance Canceled Tonight Due to Ongoing Covid-19 Response
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY Photo Positive Covid-19 Test Cancels Tonight's Shakespeare in the Park Performance of MERRY WIVES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021

The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.

Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park Photo Public Theater Reinstates In-Person Standby Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2021

The Public Theater has just announced that in-person standby tickets are back for Shakespeare in the Park starting today, July 20.

Public Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast Photo Public Theater Postpones Opening of Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Due to Cast Injury
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 19, 2021

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Public Theater has postponed opening night of the return of Shakespeare in the Park. Jacob Ming-Trent, who plays Falstaff in Merry Wives, sustained an injury onstage during a recent performance. Opening night will now be on August 9 to 'support his full recovery.'

Photos: First Look at Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES Photo Photos: First Look at Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Free Shakespeare in the Park's production of MERRY WIVES at The Delacorte Theater will run through Saturday, September 18, with an official opening on Tuesday, July 27. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali. 

Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capa Photo Photos: Rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES; Increased Audience Capacity
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

The Public Theater will begin performances of the 2021 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of MERRY WIVES on Tuesday, July 6 at The Delacorte Theater. The all-Black staging of the delightful comedy will officially open on Tuesday, July 27 and was recently extended by three weeks to now end on Saturday, September 18.

Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More t Photo Abena, Shola Adewusi, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Pascale Armand, Susan Kelechi Watson & More to Star in Free Shakespeare in the Park's MERRY WIVES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE Artist's Work Available to View Through July Photo SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE Artist's Work Available to View Through July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021

Soho Rep. is presenting eight works created by artists comprising Project Number One, the organization’s 2020 initiative bringing theater-makers onto the Soho Rep. staff in a moment of extreme precarity for the artistic community.

The Drama League's 2021 DirectorFest to Feature Performances by Arielle L. Goldman, A Photo The Drama League's 2021 DirectorFest to Feature Performances by Arielle L. Goldman, Ameerah Briggs and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021

The Drama League announced today the casting for DirectorFest 2021, a multi-week festival celebrating the art of stage directing and honoring the service organization’s 2020-21 Directors Project class of New York and Classical Fellowship recipients.

Red Bull Theater Presents Two Benefit Readings: GALLATHEA and GALATEA Photo Red Bull Theater Presents Two Benefit Readings: GALLATHEA and GALATEA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021

Today, RED BULL THEATER announced that it is partnering independently with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by John Lyly's play, Gallathea, an Elizabethan play that was premiered in 1588 by the boy players of the Children of Paul's.

Signature Theatre to Present Reunion Reading of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN TH Photo Signature Theatre to Present Reunion Reading of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

Signature Theatre will present a free virtual reunion reading of the Obie Award-winning Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Pulitzer Prize winner and Residency 1 playwright Suzan-Lori Parks as part of their SigSpace virtual programming.

Soho Rep. Launches Job Creation Program Called SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE Photo Soho Rep. Launches Job Creation Program Called SOHO REP. PROJECT NUMBER ONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020

Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.

Larry Owens, April Matthis, Keith Josef Adkins and D. Woods Join 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Photo Larry Owens, April Matthis, Keith Josef Adkins and D. Woods Join 48HOURS IN...HARLEM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2020

Tomorrow, Harlem9, the Obie Award-Winning producing collective, begins the stream of their 10th Annual and 1st Digital Festival.  The Harlem based collective is no stranger to Black Playwrights, Actors and Directors who also make their living within the Theatre, TV and Film industry. 

Harlem9 Presents 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Digital Edition Photo Harlem9 Presents 48HOURS IN...HARLEM Digital Edition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2020

Harlem9 recently announced that their 10th Anniversary would be Digital. Last year, 2019, was the first year that the Obie Award-Winning collective went National.

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Cast Of WHERE WE STAND, And Mobile Unit Tour Photo Baltimore Center Stage Announces Cast Of WHERE WE STAND, And Mobile Unit Tour
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 5, 2020

Baltimore Center Stage has announced the cast and artistic team for the world premiere of Where We Stand, the fifth mainstage offering of the theater's 2019/20 season.  Where We Stand is a brand-new fable of penance, filled with humor, heart, and music. It calls on audiences to join in community with one passionate storyteller, and poses the question a?oeWhat do we owe each other?a??

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WHERE WE STAND at WP Theater Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WHERE WE STAND at WP Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2020

The World Premiere of playwright and performer Donnetta Lavinia Grays' WHERE WE STAND - co-presented by WP Theater and Baltimore Center Stage -  just opened Off-Broadway last night, Tuesday February 11, 2020, at WP Theater (1262 Broadway, NYC).

Photos/Video: First Look at WHERE WE STAND, Opening Tonight at WP Theater Photo Photos/Video: First Look at WHERE WE STAND, Opening Tonight at WP Theater
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

Production photos and video have been released of the World Premiere of playwright and performer Donnetta Lavinia Grays' WHERE WE STAND ‚Äď co-presented by WP Theater and Baltimore Center Stage ‚Äď opening Off-Broadway tonight, Tuesday February 11, 2020, at WP Theater (1262 Broadway, NYC).

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: HELLO, DOLLY! - Wentzville Christian Church Leads Best Musical  Photo December 19th Update: HELLO, DOLLY! - Wentzville Christian Church Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW St. Louis Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

WP Theater Announces World Premiere of WHERE WE STAND Photo WP Theater Announces World Premiere of WHERE WE STAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

WP Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced that the world premiere of playwright and performer Donnetta Lavinia Grays' Where We Stand, co-presented by WP Theater and Baltimore Center Stage, will star Grays [Men on Boats, In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)], who will alternate select performances with David Ryan Smith (One Man, Two Guvnors; Passing Strange) beginning February 15. Directed by Tamilla Woodard (Hadestown Broadway associate director), previews begin Off-Broadway on Friday, January 31 at WP Theater with an opening night of February 11, 2020. The limited engagement at WP Theater will run through March 1, 2020 before playing Baltimore Center Stage April 2-26.

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