San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Its 25th Anniversary SeasonSan Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Its 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

The African-American Shakespeare Company begins its 25th season with an ambitious and varied slate of programming. Established in 1994 by professional theater artists from the American Conservatory Theatre as an alternative to the 'Color Blind Casting' initiative that began in the early 90s, the company flourished by bringing its artists rich cultural heritage to the fore.  (more...)

Taylour Paige, Jonny Coyne, and More Join MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Netflix AdaptationTaylour Paige, Jonny Coyne, and More Join MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Netflix Adaptation
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

According to Deadline, additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. (more...)

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership AwardDonna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 4, 2019

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives LPTW's First Rachel Crothers Leadership Award (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Sings 'Home' From THE WIZ at the World Pride Opening CeremonyVIDEO: Billy Porter Sings 'Home' From THE WIZ at the World Pride Opening Ceremony
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2019

Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's 'Pose,' closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. (more...)

Netflix to Adapt August Wilson's Play MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Starring Viola DavisNetflix to Adapt August Wilson's Play MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Starring Viola Davis
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts are set to star in the Netflix film adaptation of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. (more...)

Billy Porter To Direct THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre CompanyBilly Porter To Direct THE PURISTS at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019. (more...)

Breaking: GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS Announces Closing DateBreaking: GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS Announces Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac will play its final performance on Sunday, June 16. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus began previews on Monday, March 11, 2019 and opened on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). At the time of its closing, it will have played 45 preview performances and 65 regular performances. (more...)

Audra McDonald Joins Seth Rudetsky's Concert Lineup on the CapeAudra McDonald Joins Seth Rudetsky's Concert Lineup on the Cape
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that historic six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald will return to Cape Cod with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as music director and host (more...)

2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony AwardsPhoto Coverage: Stars Shine on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 9, 2019

The big day is finally here! The stars are shining on the Tony Awards red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Camille A. Brown, Robert Horn, and more! (more...)

2019 TONY AWARDS: BroadwayWorld's Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage2019 TONY AWARDS: BroadwayWorld's Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage
by BWW Special - Jun 9, 2019

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday, June 9th at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

2019 TONY AWARDS: A Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage2019 TONY AWARDS: A Complete Guide to Tonys Coverage
by BWW Special - Jun 9, 2019

One day more! The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow (tomorrow, we love ya tomorrow!), June 9 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2019 Nominees!Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2019 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2019

The 2019 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. For some, this marks their first nomination, but others have already won Tony Awards in seasons past. We took a look at which nominees have won at least a Tony or two (or nine) - amongst them, they've gathered a total of 69 awards! (more...)

Breaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUTBreaking: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Return to Broadway Next Season in TAKE ME OUT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Second Stage Theater has just announced that JESSE TYLER FERGUSON will co-star opposite the previously announced Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th street). Ferguson will play the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a surprising and all-encompassing love for baseball. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Dramatic Reading of a PlaybillVIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Dramatic Reading of a Playbill
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2019

On last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Nathan Lane stopped by to do a dramatic reading of  the more mundane parts of the Playbill for his show 'Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus.' (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Performs 'On Broadway' A Cappella with Stars from TINA, AIN'T TOO PROUD and more!VIDEO: Joshua Henry Performs 'On Broadway' A Cappella with Stars from TINA, AIN'T TOO PROUD and more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2019

Tony nominee Joshua Henry gathered Broadway favorites including Adrienne Warren, Alysha Umphress, Jawan M. Jackson, and Ryan Vasquez to perform the classic song 'On Broadway' in a new a cappella music video in honor of The Tony Awards! Check out the full video! (more...)

BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Leads The Tony-Nominated Designers Of GARY In A Roundtable DiscussionBWW TV: George C. Wolfe Leads The Tony-Nominated Designers Of GARY In A Roundtable Discussion
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2019

GARY director George C. Wolfe leads veteran Broadway artists (and Tony nominees!) Ann Roth, Santo Loquasto, Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher in an in-depth roundtable chat (more...)

BWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on BroadwayBWW TV: George C. Wolfe Explains How He Brought the Bloody Tale of GARY to Life on Broadway
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019

When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: George C. WolfeWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: George C. Wolfe
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2019

'I think it's a brilliant play. I think it's a daring play. I think everyone joined it because we wanted to be part of bringing this unique, odd, brilliant American voice to Broadway,' says director George C. Wolfe about Gary. He tells us more about what his Tony nomination means to him! (more...)

BWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & DiversityBWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 28, 2019

The stars were on their feet (toes, taps and standing ovations) on a warm Sunday night, May 19th, for the Chita Rivera Awards a?" an annual ceremony recognizing the very best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film that honors icons and trailblazers while also nurturing future generations simultaneously. It could have been dubbed a?oeChita Rivera's Dance Salona?? for the presenters, attendees and honorees read like a Who's Who of Chita's friends, fans and fellow Fosse favorites, including hosts Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking. (more...)

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