James Weldon Johnson News

 
Date of Death: June 26, 1938

Birth Place: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Carnegie Hall Announces ALL TOGETHER: A GLOBAL ODE TO JOY A Year-Long Project Marking Beethoven's 250th AnniversaryCarnegie Hall Announces ALL TOGETHER: A GLOBAL ODE TO JOY A Year-Long Project Marking Beethoven's 250th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Creating music together can be a tremendously joyful act, binding people together in both times of celebration and moments of hardship. When Beethoven incorporated Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy poem into his Ninth Symphony, it was a radical call for equality, freedom, and brotherhood. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 43rd Annual Carbonell AwardsNominations Announced For The 43rd Annual Carbonell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

A drama about an acting troupe performing a controversial play and a world premiere musical about life in Cuba past and present garnered the most nominations for the 43rd annual Carbonell Awards, which honor excellence in theater in South Florida.  Indecent, produced by Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach, earned nine nominations, and Havana Music Hall, produced by Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, earned seven. (more...)

Craig Harris's GOD'S TROMBONES to Return to Harlem Right Before Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Back by popular demand! Mount Olivet Baptist Church in partnership with Welcome to Harlem present CRAIG HARRIS' God's Trombones on Today, December 23 at 8:00pm at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), at 120th Street | Harlem, USA. (more...)

Craig Harris's GOD'S TROMBONES to Return to Harlem Right Before Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Back by popular demand! Mount Olivet Baptist Church in partnership with Welcome to Harlem present CRAIG HARRIS' God's Trombones on Friday, December 23 at 8:00pm at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), at 120th Street | Harlem, USA. (more...)

An Evening With GLORIA STEINEM at the Wharton Center in East Lansing Presented by MI Women Win
by Katie Laban - Oct 2, 2016

An Evening with Gloria Steinem will take place on October 8th at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. Pioneering feminist and Ms. Magazine founder, Gloria Steinem, will join Michigan Radio host, Cynthia Canty, for an engaging conversation about critical issues affecting women and girls including: gender equality, pay equity, access to women's healthcare, and gender violence. (more...)

Towne Street Theatre Announces Special Events During the Limited Engagement Run of PassingSOLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American Theatre Company, is proud to announce that there will be a number of special events during the limited engagement run of "PassingSOLO." The production, which runs for three weeks only from October 8 - 23 at the Stella Adler Theatre, will offer theatre-goers receptions, special presentations, and talkbacks. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 6/05/2016
by BWW - Jun 5, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/05/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

The World Premiere of WHAT OF THE DAY Set for Pan African Film Festival In Los Angeles
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, during Black History Month, 'What Of The Day' will make its World Premiere at the Pan African Film Festival (more...)

Shakespeare Valentine & Harlem Renaissance at Gough St Playhouse Feb 9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Multi Ethnic Theater returns to the Gough Street Playhouse with a two-part program celebrating true love and Black History Month. A Shakespeare Valentine and The Harlem Renaissance features eight actors, four women and four men, with the words of 47 of The Bard's Sonnets to present stories of five couples. (more...)

Boston Public Honors Legacy of African-American Literary Figure Samuel Allen Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

A public memorial celebration will be held today, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen - who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015 in Norwood, Mass. (more...)

Boston Public to Honor Legacy of African-American Literary Figure Samuel Allen, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A public memorial celebration will be held Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. ET. at the Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA to celebrate the life and legacy of Samuel Washington Allen - who also wrote under the pen name of Paul Vesey. The noted poet, professor, lawyer and translator passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 97 on June 27, 2015 in Norwood, Mass. (more...)

East Harlem Rep's MANDELA, THE PREMIER to Play the National Black Theatre, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Presented by The East Harlem Repertory Theater, MANDELA, THE PREMIER is written by John Ruiz and Yolanda Brooks. Directed by John Ruiz, the show stars Lloyd Goodman as Nelson Mandela and runs Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. at The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Creative Alliance Presents BUSTER, BABY AND HAWK: MASTERS OF MARYLAND TAP, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Creative Alliance and Coppin State University, CSU Sharing the Stage: Creating Community Through Dance, present Buster, Baby and Hawk: Masters of Maryland Tap Sat Mar 10, 7:30pm at James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, Coppin University 2500 W. North Ave. (more...)

Creative Alliance Presents BUSTER, BABY AND HAWK: MASTERS OF MARYLAND TAP, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Creative Alliance and Coppin State University, CSU Sharing the Stage: Creating Community Through Dance, present Buster, Baby and Hawk: Masters of Maryland Tap Sat Mar 10, 7:30pm at James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, Coppin University 2500 W. North Ave. (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2010

Jubilee Theatre's Board of Trustees with Artistic Director Ed Smith and Managing Director Benjamin Espino are pleased to announce a year of special productions to celebrate the company's 30th Anniversary season (more...)

Broadway Advent Church to Present Revial of Johnson's GOD'S TROMBONES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

A special revival of God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson's as part of his Tribute to Black Preachers will be presented on Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2008 @ 7:30PM at Broadway Advent Church (2504 Broadway @ West 93rd Street) There is a suggested donation of $25.00 per person. (more...)

Broadway Advent Church to Present Revial of Johnson's GOD'S TROMBONES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2008

A special revival of God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson's as part of his Tribute to Black Preachers will be presented on Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25, 2008 @ 7:30PM at Broadway Advent Church (2504 Broadway @ West 93rd Street) There is a suggested donation of $25.00 per person. (more...)

Three Mo' Tenors Continues on National 2006 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2006

Marion J. Caffey's Three Mo' Tenors, starring two alternating sets of singers, will continue on its national tour in 2006 (more...)