Meadow Brook Theatre Presents STICK FLYMeadow Brook Theatre Presents STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to welcome guest director Benjamin Sterling Cannon to helm the story of the affluent, African-American LeVay family. The LeVays are gathering at their Martha's Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.     (more...)

1st Stage Presents THE BROTHERS SIZE From Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney1st Stage Presents THE BROTHERS SIZE From Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

From the co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight comes a profoundly compelling story of family, devotion, and belonging. Deep in the Louisiana bayou, the hardworking and steady, Ogun Size, is reunited with his aimless younger brother recently released from prison. Flights of poetry, music, and West African mythology combine in a one-of-a-kind experience that delivers "the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" (The Chicago Tribune). (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Dec 11, 2018

LOVE, FACTUALLY's myriad storylines travel at the speed of light, leaving its audience dazed and amused. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop at Arena StagePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and producer Brian A. Moreland have partnered on a two-week intensive workshop of playwright Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man. Directed by Taye Diggs, with choreographer Jenny Parsinen, associate director Shannon Stoeke, and music and vocals by Madison McFerrin, the piece takes a raw and honest look at the limitations, stereotypes and obstacles that the world attempts to place on men of color through their discussions of love, race, education, family, and history. (more...)

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop Is UnderwayTHOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop Is Underway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and producer Brian A. Moreland have partnered on a two-week intensive workshop of playwright Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man. Directed by Taye Diggs, with choreographer Jenny Parsinen, associate director Shannon Stoeke, and music and vocals by Madison McFerrin, the piece takes a raw and honest look at the limitations, stereotypes and obstacles that the world attempts to place on men of color through their discussions of love, race, education, family, and history. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present a bonus Meet the Artist new play reading on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm at the Oakes Center. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Presents CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYSDreamcatcher Presents CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the World Premiere of Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short Plays Inspired by Current Events. The plays, by writers Suzanne Bradbeer, Richard Dresser, Steve Harper, Dania Ramos, Lia Romeo and David Lee White, all deal with themes that are in the public consciousness right now. Dreamcatcher has taken what was a one-night event last season and given it a place on the mainstage this spring. Continuing the Conversation runs April 26 - May 13, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETYJack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Regional Premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO to Open at Rep Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 24th season with Bess Wohl's "American Hero," directed by Suzanne Beal. (more...)

Regional Premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO to Open at Rep Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 24th season with Bess Wohl's "American Hero," directed by Suzanne Beal. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling PROMISED LAND from Mosaic
by Roger Catlin - Feb 22, 2016

It might be inviting this jammed political year to escape all the televised debates, town halls and election coverage and simply take in a play. But it's more rewarding when that play presents, better than anything from a political podium, the very issue that keeps coming up this year and an audience is left enlightened, informed and moved by its implications. (more...)

BWW Review: FENCES at Everyman Theatre - It's a Home Run
by Charles Shubow - Nov 2, 2015

August Wilson play is a superb production. (more...)

BWW Review: Wilson's FENCES Touches Audience
by Daniel Collins - Oct 29, 2015

Classic story of fathers and sons, direams and disappointments and challenging the realities of the American Dream now at the Everyman (more...)

36 Stars Slated for Mosaic Theater's Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: "The Case for Hope in a Polarized World." This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents a commitment to telling the stories most pressing to our communities. These artists, over half of whom are actors of color, join Mosaic Theater Company in one of the most diversely cast seasons in Washington. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Center Stage's World Premiere of MARLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY is now running through June 14. Check out photos from the opening night party below!  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MARLEY Penn and North Concert Video
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY is now running through June 14. Check out scenes from the Penn and North concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mitchell Brunings and More in Center Stage's World Premiere of MARLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY is now running through June 14.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Mitchell Brunings Leads World Premiere Bob Marley Musical, Beginning Tonight at Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The world premiere production of MARLEY, the first original musical based on both the life and music of Bob Marley, began rehearsals March 24 at Center Stage, the State Theater of Maryland. MARLEY begins tonight, May 8, and runs now through June 14. (more...)

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