Theater for the New City Will Present Donald E. Lacy Jr. in COLORSTRUCK Theater for the New City Will Present Donald E. Lacy Jr. in COLORSTRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

From February 27 to March 15, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. updating his one man show, 'ColorStruck,' a bittersweet examination of how cultural assumptions drive American society. Since national politics provide a never-ending supply of new material, the piece is continually reshaped. The velocity of change since TNC presented the show's New York debut last year (Feb-March, 2019) has inspired Lacy to initiate a new version that reflects pressing current events. (more...)

Black Ensemble Announces 2020 Season Black Ensemble Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces its 44th Season: The 2020 Season of Change. The 2020 Season includes tributes to legendary heroes from throughout history, popular songs that were the B-sides of the record, the life and music of Chaka Khan, and one of the greatest bands of all time a?" Earth, Wind & Fire. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.  (more...)

HBO to Premiere THE APOLLO Documentary on November 6 HBO to Premiere THE APOLLO Documentary on November 6
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

THE APOLLO, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City's landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, the role that art plays in that struggle, and the part the Apollo Theater continues to play in the cultural conversation. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Joe Morton Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Joe Morton
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 30, 2019

Today's conversation is with Emmy Award and multiple NAACP Image Award-winning film, television and stage veteran Joe Morton. Morton is perhaps best known for his role as Rowan Pope in the television series 'Scandal.' Morton's television credits include a recurring role as lawyer Daniel Golden on 'The Good Wife,' on the Network; five seasons as scientist Henry Deacon in the Emmy-nominated series 'Eureka'; 'The Cosby Show' spinoff 'A Different World'; the Kyra Sedgwick-produced 'Proof'; and 'Grace & Frankie.' In 2016 he portrayed the role of Roy Wilkins alongside Bryan Cranston in the Emmy-nominated biopic 'All the Way,' adapted from the Tony Award-winning Robert Schenkkan play. (more...)

Found Stages Presents Reading Of Gabrielle Fulton Play In Wine & Reading Series Found Stages Presents Reading Of Gabrielle Fulton Play In Wine & Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Found Stages and Dunwoody Nature Center are joining to present the fourth play in the second annual 'Wine & Reading Series,' Gabrielle Fulton's SEED PLANTER on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (more...)

Earthquake's Father's Day Comedy Show Features Cedric The Entertainer, Deon Cole, and D'Lai Earthquake's Father's Day Comedy Show Features Cedric The Entertainer, Deon Cole, and D'Lai
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

SJ Presents presents Earthquake's Father's Day Comedy Show on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Earthquake, Cedric The Entertainer, Deon Cole And D'Lai Head to NJPAC Earthquake, Cedric The Entertainer, Deon Cole And D'Lai Head to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Earthquake's Father's Day Comedy Show on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (more...)

Theater for the New City Hosts the NY Premiere Of COLORSTRUCK By Donald E. Lacy, Jr. Theater for the New City Hosts the NY Premiere Of COLORSTRUCK By Donald E. Lacy, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

From February 28 to March 17, Theater for the New City will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. in the New York debut of his one man show, 'ColorStruck.' The play was born in California's Bay Area and has been presented on college campuses around the country and at the National Black Theatre Festival. It was performed twice for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus. (more...)

Jackie The Joke Man Martling Comes to The RRazz Room, Today Jackie The Joke Man Martling Comes to The RRazz Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

This Fall 2018, the talent appearing at New Hope's RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. There is something for all entertainment tastes at the intimate and comfortable RRazz Room New Hope, located within the Clarion Inn & Suites. (more...)

Jackie The Joke Man Martling Comes to The RRazz Room, 10/13 Jackie The Joke Man Martling Comes to The RRazz Room, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

This Fall 2018, the talent appearing at New Hope's RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. There is something for all entertainment tastes at the intimate and comfortable RRazz Room New Hope, located within the Clarion Inn & Suites. (more...)

Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to The Ridgefield Playhouse Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate, a compelling comedy stage-play and true life experience of hilarious magnitude, written by Emmy Award-winner Ed Weinberger. (more...)

Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21 Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, will receive an additional six performances during its run at Arena Stage. Under the direction of John Gould Rubin, Turn Me Loose now plays through October 21, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Arena Stage's D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital recently celebrated opening night. (more...)

Photo Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Arena Stage's D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital recently celebrated opening night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage BWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 14, 2018

The late great comic genius/activist Dick Gregory was a trailblazer for so many reasons. He told it like it was and didn't care what you thought. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Presents TURN ME LOOSE Photo Flash: Arena Stage Presents TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. Turn Me Loose chronicles Gregory's rise as the first Black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy; in confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned activism into an art form. "Scorchingly funny and brilliant" (The New York Times), Turn Me Loose, directed by John Gould Rubin, runs September 6-October 14, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Previews: AJ Lambert's IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS 09/08 at The Rrazz Room BWW Previews: AJ Lambert's IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS 09/08 at The Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

BWW Previews: AJ LAMBERT'S 'IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS' SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 at The RRAZZ ROOM New Hope PA (more...)

John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TURN ME LOOSE At Arena Stage VIDEO: Get A First Look At TURN ME LOOSE At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

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