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Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Th Photo Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad and More Announced as Special Guests for New Federal Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021

At New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Sunday January 17, special guests will include Debbie Allen, Trazana Beverly, Mya Carter, Patrice Johnson Cevannes, Debbi Blackwell Cook, D.K. Dyson, Joseph Edwards, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ted Lange, Pauletta Washington, Kevin Maynor, S. Epatha Merskerson, Phylicia Rashad and more.

DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Photo DeWanda Wise and Alano Miller Join Roster of Stars as Co-Hosts of New Federal Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

DeWanda Wise, star of the Netflix series 'She'd Gotta Have It,' and her husband, Alano Miller, best known for the WGN America drama series 'Underground,' will join Ted Lange as co-hosts of New Federal Theatre's '50th Anniversary Virtual Gala' January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  

Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theat Photo Phylicia Rashad, Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes and More to be Honored at New Federal Theatre 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020

New Federal Theatre will hold a 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration as a virtual event January 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Gala will be accessible from the theater's website, and will honor Cliff Frazier, Ron Himes, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ed Pitt, Phylicia Rashad, Oz Scott, Beth Turner, Glynn Turman and Douglas Turner Ward.  

New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020

On October 16 - 18, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present the acclaimed 'From the Mississippi Delta,' the biographical journey of a Black woman's rise from poverty and prostitution to become a Civil Rights activist and historian by late scholar-poet Endesha Ida Mae Holland, PhD.

Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOI Photo Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOIS AND AND MISS OVINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington,' the acclaimed 2014 drama about the beginnings of the NAACP with original stars Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant.'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington' are 7:00pm on Friday, October 9 and 7:00pm on Saturday, Oct 10.

New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, a Retrospective Reading Series Photo New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, a Retrospective Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020

On Fridays from October 2 to 20, New Federal Theatre (NFT) will present 'Octoberfest,' a retrospective readings series in which five rarely-done yet noteworthy plays, all previously produced by NFT, will be recreated by accomplished actors.

New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, Featuring DO LORD REMEMBER ME, STORIES OF T Photo New Federal Theatre Presents OCTOBERFEST, Featuring DO LORD REMEMBER ME, STORIES OF THE OLD DAYS and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020

On Fridays from October 2 to 20, New Federal Theatre will present 'Octoberfest,' a retrospective readings series in which five rarely-done yet noteworthy plays, all previously produced by NFT, will be recreated by accomplished actors.

New Federal Theatre Presents Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2019

Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has set four plays for the June, 2019 edition of its Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series. The series will run four Tuesdays--June 4, 11, 18 and 25--with all readings at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.

Anthony Chisholm Stars in DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Wesley Brown's play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by actress Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. The result is hilarious, surprising and memorable. A. Dean Irby directs the production, which opens today, July 31 and runs through August 24.

Anthony Chisholm to Star in DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 7/31-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Wesley Brown's play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by actress Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. The result is hilarious, surprising and memorable. A. Dean Irby directs the production, which opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

New Federal Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

After completing their 40th anniversary year, highlighted by an all-star gala in May, New Federal Theatre will announce its 2011-'12 season.

Upcoming College Shows for New York - 12/06
by BWW - Dec 6, 2011

Upcoming College Shows - 12/06 for New York

Upcoming College Shows for New York - 11/29
by BWW - Nov 29, 2011

Upcoming College Shows - 11/29 for New York

Upcoming College Shows for New York - 11/22
by BWW - Nov 22, 2011

Upcoming College Shows - 11/22 for New York

Upcoming College Shows for New York - 11/15
by BWW - Nov 15, 2011

Upcoming College Shows - 11/15 for New York

Upcoming College Shows for New York - 11/08
by BWW - Nov 8, 2011

Upcoming College Shows - 11/08 for New York

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson’s Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.). Performances begin Sunday, November 6th. Performances continue through November 20th only.

New Federal Theatre's Premiere of Puberty Rites Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.).

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson’s Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.).

New Federal Theatre to Present Elaine Jackson’s Puberty Rites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Puberty Rites by Elaine Jackson at their new temporary home at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.).

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