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Off-Broadway credits include: School Girls (MCC); Mankind, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); JHTAT (Signature); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Tell Hector I Miss Him, Marie & Rosetta (Atlantic); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); brownsville song (b-side for tray) (LCT3); Twelfth ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Off-Broadway credits include: School Girls (MCC); Mankind, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); JHTAT (Signature); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Tell Hector I Miss Him, Marie & Rosetta (Atlantic); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); brownsville song (b-side for tray) (LCT3); Twelfth ... (read complete bio)
2020 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2020 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Earlier today, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees from eighteen plays and musicals. Now we're taking a closer look at how each show fared individually.

2020 Tony Awards Nominees - Jagged Little Pill Leads with 15 Noms! Photo 2020 Tony Awards Nominees - Jagged Little Pill Leads with 15 Noms!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Tony time is here at last! Earlier today, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, which included work from eighteen eligible shows- all of which opened before Broadway shutdown on March 12. Check out the nominees and follow us throughout the day for even more coverage straight from the nominees! 

The Movement Theatre Company Announces Second Round of 1MOVE: DES19NED BY... Designer Photo The Movement Theatre Company Announces Second Round of 1MOVE: DES19NED BY... Designer Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020

The Movement Theatre Company has announced a second round of 1MOVE: DES19NED BY... commissions for theatrical designers, co-curated by Dede Ayite, Stacey Derosier, and Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell. This round of 1MOVE will amplify the work of Black designers and creative collaborators.

Breaking: AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Now Open in Spring 2021 Photo Breaking: AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Now Open in Spring 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020

American Buffalo, written by David Mamet and directed by Neil Pepe, will officially open at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, exactly one year after its originally scheduled opening date.

VIDEO: TINA, A STRANGE LOOP, Audra McDonald, LaChanze and More Take Home 2020 Antonyo Photo VIDEO: TINA, A STRANGE LOOP, Audra McDonald, LaChanze and More Take Home 2020 Antonyo Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, will present the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.

TINA, Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Arienne Warren and More Nominated for 2 Photo TINA, Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Arienne Warren and More Nominated for 2020 Antonyo Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, has announced the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.

The Movement Theatre Company Opens Virtual Gallery for 1MOVE Commissioned Projects Photo The Movement Theatre Company Opens Virtual Gallery for 1MOVE Commissioned Projects
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

The Movement Theatre Company announced today that the 1MOVE: DES19NED BY... virtual gallery will open today, June 8, 2020, featuring the work of 15 commissioned emerging designers.

The Winners Are In for the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards- The Full List! Photo The Winners Are In for the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020

Mario Cantone will host this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, which are being presented as a virtual broadcast and benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 3, at 7pm. The online event will bring together theatre performers, industry veterans, and fans worldwide in a celebration of Off-Broadway.

Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- U Photo Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer. The Awards will be presented during a special online event on Sunday, May 3, broadcast on the official website - www.LortelAwards.org - beginning at 7:00pm ET. A virtual 'host' and presenters will be announced at a later date. As always, the Lortel Awards will be a benefit for The Actors Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at actorsfund.org/Lortel. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men's league. Against all odds, Stone blazed a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway! Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 26, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020.

Photo Flash: First Look at Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss in AMERI Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

The first photo of Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss for Broadway's AMERICAN BUFFALO has been released!

Limited Number of Specially Priced Tickets to AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Be Made Available Photo Limited Number of Specially Priced Tickets to AMERICAN BUFFALO Will Be Made Available
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

To celebrate the upcoming revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe, a limited number of specially priced tickets will be made available on Thursday, February 20 at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 W 50th Street). These one-time only prices are commensurate with the cost of a ticket to one of the play's previous productions, including the 1977 world premiere staging where American Buffalo received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play.

Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers Join HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; Full Compan Photo Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers Join HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer); Daryl Roth and Cody Lassen; in association with Vineyard Theatre have announced the full company for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive - written by Paula Vogel, directed by Mark Brokaw. Tony Award® nominee Johanna Day, Alyssa May Gold, and Chris Myers join previously announced stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse.

GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre - World Premiere Musical is Hottest Ticket in Town! Photo GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre - World Premiere Musical is Hottest Ticket in Town!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 14, 2020

Inspiring musical by Angelica Cheri and Ross Baum examines race, family and identity in the Wild West.

Charlie Hudson, III, Nana Mensah and More to Star in MCC Theater's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS;  Photo Charlie Hudson, III, Nana Mensah and More to Star in MCC Theater's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS; Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced today the complete casting for the World Premiere of Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh (MCC Theater's Burnt Umber Playwright-In-Residence) with direction by Saheem Ali.

The Shed Will Open Its 2020 Season with the World Premiere of Claudia Rankine's New P Photo The Shed Will Open Its 2020 Season with the World Premiere of Claudia Rankine's New Play HELP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Help, a new play examining white male privilege by acclaimed author and poet Claudia Rankine (Citizen: An American Lyric, The White Card) and directed by Obie Award-winner Taibi Magar (Is God Is, Soho Rep), makes its world premiere and launches The Shed's 2020 season on March 10 with performances through April 5 (previews begin Tuesday, March 10 and opening night is Saturday, March 21). Commissioned by The Shed and performed in its Griffin Theater, Help stars Roslyn Ruff (Theater: Fairview; Film: Marriage Story; TV: Divorce, Pose).

Photo Flash: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and the Cast of GUN & Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer, Emmy Raver-Lampman, and the Cast of GUN & POWDER at SIgnature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman lead Gun & Powder as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of this new musical.

VIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN Photo VIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer (New York City Center's Evita, West Coast Premiere of Hamilton) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton) star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Check out the new trailer below!

Huntington Theatre Company Announces Creative Team For THE BLUEST EYE Photo Huntington Theatre Company Announces Creative Team For THE BLUEST EYE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Huntington Theatre Company announces the award-winning creative team of Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly on Broadway and the Huntington, Smart People at the Huntington) stage adaptation of Toni Morrison's first novel The Bluest Eye. Ms. Diamond's stage adaptation of this profound piece of American literature by the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author will be directed by one of American Theatre's a?oeTheatre Workers You Should Know,a?? Awoye Timpo (In Old Age at New York Theatre Workshop, Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre). The Bluest Eye begins performances at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) Friday, April 24, 2020 and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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