Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents Bertolt Brecht's LIFE OF GALILEOPhoto Flash: PlayMakers Presents Bertolt Brecht's LIFE OF GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company What: "Life of Galileo" by Bertolt Brecht. Adaptation by Joseph Discher. Directed by Vivienne Benesch. When: February 27 to March 17, 2019. Opening Night & Press Opening Saturday March 2, 2019. Where: Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Tickets: Start at $15; Students tickets start at $10 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEWILDERNESS at PlayMakers Repertory CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at BEWILDERNESS at PlayMakers Repertory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents "Bewilderness," a PlayMakers commission and the second production in its 2018/19 PRC2 Kenan Stage series. Written and directed by Zack Fine, "Bewilderness" invites us into the upside-down, creatively chaotic world of a playwright inspired by and obsessed with the great American philosopher, Henry David Thoreau. In this madcap comedy, the famous cabin on Walden Pond plays host not only to Thoreau, but also to his brother, his mother, Ralph Waldo Emerson, some singing doctors, and a wisecracking woodchuck. (more...)

BWW Review: Playmakers' SKELETON CREW Gives Contemplative Commentary on the Decline of American Industry and Fleeting American DreamBWW Review: Playmakers' SKELETON CREW Gives Contemplative Commentary on the Decline of American Industry and Fleeting American Dream
by Lauren Van Hemert - Oct 22, 2018

A 'Forbes' headline from last week read: "Ford Prepares for Mass Layoffs After Losing $1 Billion to Trump's Trade Tariffs, Report Says." In fact, Ford is planning to restructure its company to the tune of $25.5 billion, which could cost as many as 24,000 people their jobs. Seemingly ripped from the headlines, Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, which opened at PlayMakers earlier this month, is set in a Detroit auto plant on the verge of shutting down amidst the recession in 2008. Already having lost half its crew, the plant is struggling to keep operations afloat. Morisseau examines the plight of four workers and their intertwined relationships. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Next MonthPlayMakers Presents Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Dominique Morisseau's "Skeleton Crew," the searing dramatic final installment in her Detroit Trilogy. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the production runs from October 10 to 28, 2018. (more...)

Heritage Theatre Festival To Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOPHeritage Theatre Festival To Present Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Heritage Theatre Festival will wrap up its 2018 season with The Mountaintop, an Olivier Award-winning play by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop is built around a fantastical imagining of the final night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, and a chance encounter with a motel maid that offers a rare window into the human side of the American icon and presents a compelling bridge from this world to the next. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heritage Theatre Festival's A CHORUS LINEPhoto Flash: First Look at Heritage Theatre Festival's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Get a first look at Heritage Theatre Festival's season-opening production of A Chorus Line! (more...)

PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Dot by playwright/actor Colman Domingo ( Fear the Walking Dead, Wild With Happy ). Directed by Nicole A. Watson in her PlayMakers directorial debut, the production features PlayMakers' acclaimed company member Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the title role of Dot, and welcomes new company member Samuel Ray Gates. Dot runs from November 22 to December 10, 2017. (more...)

PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10PlayMakers presents DOT, 11/22- 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents the regional premiere of Dot by playwright/actor Colman Domingo ( Fear the Walking Dead, Wild With Happy ). Directed by Nicole A. Watson in her PlayMakers directorial debut, the production features PlayMakers' acclaimed company member Kathryn Hunter-Williams in the title role of Dot, and welcomes new company member Samuel Ray Gates. Dot runs from November 22 to December 10, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at COUNT, Opening Tonight at PlayMakers Repertory CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at COUNT, Opening Tonight at PlayMakers Repertory Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its 2017/18 season with the world premiere of 'Count,' in the first production of its PRC2 second-stage series. This docu-drama written by Lynden Harris is co-produced with the North Carolina based collective, Hidden Voices. The production is directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams, member of the PlayMakers resident acting company, in her PlayMakers directorial debut. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announced casting for their Mainstage 2015 Season, which includes blending Chautauqua Theater Company alumni with those making their company debuts. Principal actors are Andrew Borba, Carol Halstead, Tangela Large, Manu Narayan, Michael Potts, Shelia Tousey, and Kathryn Hunter Williams. The season features Our Town (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel (July 24-August 2), and Henry V (August 14-21), all performed at the Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

Pauli Murray Project and Hidden Voices Present TO BUY THE SUN, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2011

The Pauli Murray Project and Hidden Voices announce the premiere of an original play, To Buy the Sun, focused on the life and legacy of Pauli Murray on January 28, 2011 (7:30 p.m.) at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham (www.hayti.org or 919/683-1709 x 21). Additional performances are scheduled at this venue on January 29 (7:30 p.m.) and 30 (3 p.m.) and on February 4-5 (8 p.m.) at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro (www.artscenterlive.org or 919/929-2787). February 13 (7 p.m.) at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill (919/929-2193) and February 18 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough (919/732-9308). Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at both box offices and online. The play is written by Lynden Harris, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and features Chaunesti Webb Lyon and Brie Nash. (more...)

Pauli Murray Project and Hidden Voices Present TO BUY THE SUN, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

The Pauli Murray Project and Hidden Voices announce the premiere of an original play, To Buy the Sun, focused on the life and legacy of Pauli Murray on January 28, 2011 (7:30 p.m.) at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham (www.hayti.org or 919/683-1709 x 21). Additional performances are scheduled at this venue on January 29 (7:30 p.m.) and 30 (3 p.m.) and on February 4-5 (8 p.m.) at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro (www.artscenterlive.org or 919/929-2787). February 13 (7 p.m.) at The Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill (919/929-2193) and February 18 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough (919/732-9308). Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at both box offices and online. The play is written by Lynden Harris, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and features Chaunesti Webb Lyon and Brie Nash. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater Company's JITNEY Closes 5/23 At Chapel Hill's University Mall
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY Ends Deep Dish Theater's Season 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

Photo Flash: JITNEY At Deep Dish Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY Ends Deep Dish Theater's Season 4/30-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2009

Deep Dish Theater Company's eighth season concludes with the Chapel Hill premiere of Jitney by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. It will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and will run from April 30 to May 23 at the company's home in Chapel Hill's University Mall. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in Chapel Hill
by Shane Hudson - Feb 21, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream Playmakers Repertory Company and The ArtsCenter are thrilled to announce the 2009 Summer Youth Conservatory production will be A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in Chapel Hill
by Shane Hudson - Jan 20, 2009

A Midsummer Night's Dream Playmakers Repertory Company and The ArtsCenter are thrilled to announce the 2009 Summer Youth Conservatory production will be A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - North Carolina Theatre Dominates!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2001

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Raleigh winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)