Opera America Repertoire Development Grants Awarded Opera America Repertoire Development Grants Awarded
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

OPERA America has awarded $220,000 in Repertoire Development Grants to The American Opera Project (New York, NY) in consortium with Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, NY), Beth Morrison Projects (New York, NY), Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera and The Dallas Opera. The grants provide technical and financial support to OPERA America Professional Company Members and their producing partners to enhance the quality, quantity and creativity of new American opera and music theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Third Annual SDCF Awards Photo Coverage: Inside the Third Annual SDCF Awards
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2019

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presented the third annual SDCF Awards including the Gordon Davidson Award, Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award. The event took place on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation will Present the Third Annual SDCF Awards The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation will Present the Third Annual SDCF Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, presents the third annual SDCF Awards including the Gordon Davidson Award, Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces 2020 Season ACT Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

ACT a?' A Contemporary Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director John Langs, officially announces its 55th seasona?'a celebration of five contemporary plays including ACT's 50th Mainstage world premiere. The 2020 mainstage season will open with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage, followed by The Effect, a scintillating, pill-popping love story by Lucy Prebble. Summer 2020 will feature a co-production with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts with the soaring coming-of-age musical-drama Choir Boy by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Fall at ACT will feature the world premiere of The Laugh Track by Wendy MacLeod, inspired by the true story of the first female Hollywood writer on the I Love Lucy Show. Closing the season, will be the weirdly wonderful and witty Witch by Jen Silverman, an updated version of The Witch of Edmonton, where the Devil comes to bargain for souls and things go awry when he meets up with the town outcast. (more...)

True Colors Opens 17th Season with PARADISE BLUE True Colors Opens 17th Season with PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Artistic Director Jamil Jude and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company will open a ground-breaking 17th season with Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue. (more...)

Out of Hand Theater, Actor's Express, and True Colors Theatre Company Present THE INVESTIGATION: A CRIME IN TEN ACTS Out of Hand Theater, Actor's Express, and True Colors Theatre Company Present THE INVESTIGATION: A CRIME IN TEN ACTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

Out of Hand Theater, in partnership with Actor's Express and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, will present a one-night benefit reading of Robert Schenkkan's The Investigation, a 70 minute adaptation of the Mueller Report. (more...)

Arena Stage And American University Announce Artistic Director Intensive Arena Stage And American University Announce Artistic Director Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in association with American University, will pilot an Artistic Director Intensive Program beginning July 21, 2019. Ten new artistic directors of theaters from across the country will participate in this pioneering program. This initiative is designed to support, connect and advance new artistic directors in their demanding work. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad To Receive Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company's Jane Bishop National Theatre Award Phylicia Rashad To Receive Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company's Jane Bishop National Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

For 16 seasons, Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company has created masterful works of theatre art that honor the African American experience, lift up diverse voices, and create cultural understanding. To honor those who have championed the company's mission of celebrating the tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures, True Colors will host the second annual True Colors Applauds Awards Brunch on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel. (more...)

Ars Nova, The Public, and More Receive NAMT Grants Ars Nova, The Public, and More Receive NAMT Grants
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 11 awards granted from their Frank Young Fund for New Musicals(formerly known as the National Fund for New Musicals), and six awards granted from their Innovation & Exploration Fund. (more...)

True Colors' 17th Season Celebrates Black Women Storytellers True Colors' 17th Season Celebrates Black Women Storytellers
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 11, 2019

Incoming Artistic Director Jamil Jude and True Colors Theatre Company are thrilled to announce the 2019 - 2020 season, dubbed "She Griots." The three productions of this 17th season focus on strong women playwrights, storytellers, historians and leaders of various generations. (more...)

Park Square Announces Artist Fellowships For 2019 Park Square Announces Artist Fellowships For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Flordelino Lagundino, Park Square Theatre's John W. Harris Artistic Director, has announced the eight recipients for the pilot year of a new Artist Fellowship program at Park Square: Ricardo Beaird, Ernest Briggs, Mary Capers, Maxwell Collyard, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Sophie Peyton, Lindsey C. Samples, DJ Kool Akiem Scott. (more...)

Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew beginning this February. (more...)

Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew beginning this February. (more...)

Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company Jamil Jude to Direct Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW At True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew beginning this February. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party Of Colman Domingo's DOT at The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre VIDEO: Get A First Look At Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN at True Colors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Following the success of its world premiere commission at Park Square Theatre in 2016, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN went on to a second production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's top regional theatres last year. (more...)

Kenny Leon To Step Down As True Colors Theatre Company's Artistic Director Kenny Leon To Step Down As True Colors Theatre Company's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

True Colors Theatre Company proudly announced today the appointment of Jamil Jude to the role of artistic director for the theater, effective at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. A champion of works by new and emerging artists, Jude, who previously served as Associate Artistic Director, is poised to continue the high level of artistic excellence and black classic storytelling for which the theater is known. Co-founder and current Artistic Director Kenny Leon is pleased to pass the torch to Jude and will transition to Artistic Director Emeritus at the end of the 2018-19 season, continuing to oversee the August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals.  (more...)

Park Square's Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN Takes To Stages Around The Country Park Square's Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN Takes To Stages Around The Country
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Following the success of its world premiere commission at Park Square Theatre in 2016, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN went on to a second production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's top regional theatres last year. (more...)


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Park Square's Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN Takes To Stages Around The Country Park Square's Nina Simone: FOUR WOMEN Takes To Stages Around The Country
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Following the success of its world premiere commission at Park Square Theatre in 2016, NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN went on to a second production at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., one of the nation's top regional theatres last year. (more...)

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