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Transport Group Announces Joanna & Steven Sanders New Works Program Photo Transport Group Announces Joanna & Steven Sanders New Works Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III and Executive Director Denise Dickens have announced the institution of The Joanna & Steven Sanders New Works Program, focusing on the development of new American theatrical productions. 

2020 AUDELCO Nominations Announced Photo 2020 AUDELCO Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020

The 48th Annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Awards will occur virtually on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7pm and will be hosted by Roger Guenveur Smith, the AUDELCO award winning actor, best known for his 'The Huey P. Newton Story' and as Smiley in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'!

Nominations Announced For the 2020 AUDELCO 'VIV' Awards - BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, THE WR Photo Nominations Announced For the 2020 AUDELCO 'VIV' Awards - BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, THE WRONG MAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020

AUDELCO has announced the nominees for its 2020 'VIV' Awards, honoring excellence in Black Theatre.

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS is Now Available on CD Photo Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS is Now Available on CD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020

Broadway Records has announced today that the Broadbend, Arkansas (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is now available on CD.

Cast Recordings For BROADBEND, ARKANSAS; THE PERFECT FIT; and GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE  Photo Cast Recordings For BROADBEND, ARKANSAS; THE PERFECT FIT; and GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

Three new releases now available on digital platforms today via Broadway Records, Broadbend, Arkansas (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording), The Perfect Fit a?" The Musical (The Remote Album), and the re-release of Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (Original Cast Recording). You can buy or stream all three where digital musical is sold.

Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Streaming Begins July 20 Photo Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Streaming Begins July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Transport Group has announced that the filmed performance of its world premiere musical Broadbend, Arkansas will be available for video streaming beginning Monday, July 20 for four weeks. An original cast recording will be released by Broadway Records later this month.

Broadway Rewind: Lights Up on IN THE HEIGHTS Opening Night! Photo Broadway Rewind: Lights Up on IN THE HEIGHTS Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2020

This episode is for all the Lin-Manuel Miranda fans. Broadway World's own Richard Ridge takes us to the opening night of the Broadway run of his landmark musical In the Heights, where Lin told Ridge, why the musical touches such a diverse audience of every age. 'Tonight, I feel a real sense of accomplishment. I think the immigrant and universal things that happen are, we do the jobs that no one else wants to do. Our parents sacrifice and they do things that they don't want to do, so we can do better than they did. I think everyone responds to that and it strikes a universal chord.'

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mart Crowley Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Mart Crowley
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld recently reported that playwright Mart Crowley, best known for writing the play The Boys in the Band, passed away. 

Photo Coverage: Remembering Lynn Cohen Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Lynn Cohen
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actress Lynn Cohen who gained fame in 'Sex and the City' and 'The Hunger Games' died on February 14th. Cohen has appeared in over 120 movies as well as a string of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and television appearances. She was 86. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Cohen with a look back at some photos from our archives...

Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away Photo Stage Actor and SEX AND THE CITY Star Lynn Cohen Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Screen and stage actor Lynn Cohen has passed away.

BWW Review: Beautifully Realized Chamber Musical BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Examines A Famil Photo BWW Review: Beautifully Realized Chamber Musical BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Examines A Family's Legacy From The 60s Civil Rights Movement
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2019

There is a firm, but understated strength that permeates the atmosphere during Broadbend, Arkansas, the beautifully realized two-person chamber musical created by composer Ted Shen and librettists Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers, depicting an event during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in one act and its legacy in the next.

Transport Group Announces Denise Dickens as New Executive Director Photo Transport Group Announces Denise Dickens as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Transport Group announced today that Denise Dickens, formerly of Abingdon Theatre Company, will join the company as its new executive director, replacing Lori Fineman, outgoing executive director. Dickens will join founding Artistic Director Jack Cummings III at the helm of the off-Broadway, award-winning, non-profit theatre company.

Photo Flash: Transport Group Celebrates Opening Night of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Photo Photo Flash: Transport Group Celebrates Opening Night of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

Transport Group presents its world premiere musical Broadbend, Arkansas, starring Justin Cunningham ('When They See Us') and Danyel Fulton. Broadbend, Arkansas, presented in association with The Public Theater, with libretto by Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers, and music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen, directed by OBIE-winning artistic director Jack Cummings III, opened just last night, November 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios, 229 West 42nd Street.

Photo Flash: First Look at Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Transport Group presents its world premiere musical Broadbend, Arkansas, starring Justin Cunningham ('When They See Us') and Danyel Fulton. Broadbend, Arkansas, presented in association with The Public Theater, with libretto by Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers, and music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen, directed by OBIE-winning artistic director Jack Cummings III, opens on Sunday, November 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios, 229 West 42nd Street. 

Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Be Photo Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Ron Simons To Host THE THEATERMAKERS- A Black Theater Preview Fall Edition At The Sch Photo Ron Simons To Host THE THEATERMAKERS- A Black Theater Preview Fall Edition At The Schomburg Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Today, AUDELCO (Audience Development Committee) President Jackie Jeffries , Project1Voice Founder and CEO Erich McMillan-McCall , Marcia Pendelton , President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Kevin Young, Director, Schomburg Center) announced THE THEATERMAKERS - A Black Theater Preview: Fall Edition.

Casting Announced For Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Photo Casting Announced For Transport Group's BROADBEND, ARKANSAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Transport Group has announced that the cast of its world premiere musical Broadbend, Arkansas will be Justin Cunningham (a?oeWhen They See Usa??) and Danyel Fulton. Broadbend, Arkansas, presented in association with the Public Theater, with libretto by Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers, and music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen, directed by OBIE-winning artistic director Jack Cummings III, begins performances Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm at at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios, 229 West 42nd Street. The opening is set for Sunday, November 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale.

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. Honors Julianne Boyd at 25th Anniversary Gala &  Photo Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. Honors Julianne Boyd at 25th Anniversary Gala & Raises 500K
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2019

Pittsfield's Mayor Linda Tyer officially declared June 24th as Barrington Stage Day as Barrington Stage Company celebrated its 25th Anniversary Season with its most successful Summer Gala honoring Founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.  The completely oversold event also raised 160K for The Julianne Boyd New Works Fund.

Transport Group Announces 2019-2020 Season; World Premiere of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS & B Photo Transport Group Announces 2019-2020 Season; World Premiere of BROADBEND, ARKANSAS & Beth Malone as MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Transport Group has announced its 2019-2020 mainstage season of two productions

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2019 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the 2019 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2019

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals announced the winners of the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.

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