Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny LeonYale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7. (more...)

Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, will receive an additional six performances during its run at Arena Stage. Under the direction of John Gould Rubin, Turn Me Loose now plays through October 21, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TURN ME LOOSE at Arena StageReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Arena Stage's D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital recently celebrated opening night. (more...)

Photo Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Arena Stage's D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital recently celebrated opening night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena StageBWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 14, 2018

The late great comic genius/activist Dick Gregory was a trailblazer for so many reasons. He told it like it was and didn't care what you thought. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Presents TURN ME LOOSEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage Presents TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. Turn Me Loose chronicles Gregory's rise as the first Black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy; in confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned activism into an art form. "Scorchingly funny and brilliant" (The New York Times), Turn Me Loose, directed by John Gould Rubin, runs September 6-October 14, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Begins Rehearsals at Arena StagePhoto Flash: TURN ME LOOSE Begins Rehearsals at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage presents the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSEJohn Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

BWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to the Stage in AMERICA IS HARD TO SEEBWW Interview: Life Jacket Theatre's Travis Russ Discusses Bringing True Stories to the Stage in AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
by Danielle Gutierrez - Feb 13, 2018

Before a performance of the play America is Hard to See, audience members have the opportunity to wander across a canvas map of Miracle Village. What appears as a gridded crisscrossing of rural living quarters is home to a community of men - sex offenders - who are finding a way to move forward. Travis Russ, artistic director at Life Jacket Theatre Company, calls this Southern Florida community one of many "little dots" on a map, where real people have stories to tell. In his case, Russ decided that the stories within Miracle Village should be told onstage. In a phone interview with BroadwayWorld, Russ discussed bringing the residents' true stories to the theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE from Life Jacket Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE from Life Jacket Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The music-infused play AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE from Life Jacket Theatre Company will have its opening performance tonight, Friday, February 2nd. From Life Jacket artistic director Travis Russ and songwriter Priscilla Holbrook, the production will run through February 24th at HERE (145 6th Avenue). Get a first look at the production ahead of opening! (more...)

Review: Joe Morton Embodies Comedian and Activist Dick Gregory in TURN ME LOOSEReview: Joe Morton Embodies Comedian and Activist Dick Gregory in TURN ME LOOSE
by Shari Barrett - Oct 22, 2017

TURN ME LOOSE explores the influential life of 1960s comic genius Dick Gregory, the first Black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights leaders. And I can tell you, when Joe Morton describes the tragic murder of Evans, his anger and tears seem to flow from his soul. (more...)

TURN ME LOOSE, Starring Joe Morton, Extends at The WallisTURN ME LOOSE, Starring Joe Morton, Extends at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) announces the second extension of the West Coast premiere of the Off-Broadway hit Turn Me Loose - a comedic drama by Gretchen Law, produced by John Legend and Mike Jackson, about the life of trailblazing comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory who passed away in August at the age of 84. The first performance of the limited engagement begins tonight and now runs Thursdays through Sundays until November 19. (more...)

CNBC to Present CAMBRIDGE CYBER SUMMIT from Boston This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

CNBC and The Aspen Institute today announced the second annual The Cambridge Cyber Summit on October 4th at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, MA. (more...)

KPOE to Host VICTORY GIRLS Fundraiser at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

KPOE'S VICTORY GIRLS FUNDRAISER is an evening of songs from the WW2 era, sung by some well-known, and some not so well-known, theater artists. (more...)

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