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Photos: Arena Stage Hosts Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park Photo Photos: Arena Stage Hosts Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater partnered with Nationals Park to host a free live simulcast of the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Toni Stone on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. The performance inside the Kreeger Theater was broadcast to the center field video board at Nationals Park for thousands to experience.

Arena Stage to Host Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park Photo Arena Stage to Host Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is proud to partner with Nationals Park to host a free live simulcast of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Toni Stone on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal For TONI STONE at Arena Stage Photo Photos: Inside First Rehearsal For TONI STONE at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2021

Reprising their roles from the A.C.T. run include JaBen Early (Arena's Junk), Kenn E. Head (Roundabout's Toni Stone), Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. (Broadway's Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations), Sean-Maurice Lynch (Arena's Jubilee) and Jarrod Mims Smith (A.C.T.'s The Royale).

Arena Stage Announces TONI STONE Cast and Creative Team Photo Arena Stage Announces TONI STONE Cast and Creative Team
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play in a professional men's league.

Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD Photo Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.

Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast of TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond Announced at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play professionally in a men's league. Against all odds, Stone blazed a path in the male-dominated sports world, shattering expectations and creating her own set of rules.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

BWW Review: Fall in Love with DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: Fall in Love with DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Arena Stage
by Rachael Goldberg - Dec 8, 2019

'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a moving, funny, and heartbreaking show with a sweetly earnest cast and a formidable production team. Based on the true story of playwright Ken Ludwig's parents' letters and courtship during World War II, 'Dear Jack, Dear Louise' is a lovingly told and timeless romance, and a pleasurable reminder of the past and of our humanity.

Photo Flash: First Look at DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise.

Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has begun rehearsals for the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise.

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE Photo Arena Stage Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Based on his own parents' love story, U.S. Army Captain Jacob S. Ludwig and aspiring actress, Louise Rabiner, meet through a series of letters and become pen pals. Set in 1942 during World War II, a romance begins and the two must find their way toward each other, even though they have never met. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Dear Jack, Dear Louise runs November 21 a?" December 29, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team Announced for RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN Photo Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative Team Announced for RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN
by Julie Musbach - Aug 26, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's (By the Water, USA Network's a?oeSuitsa??) timely tale about one man's fierce battle to reclaim his right to privacy.

Review Roundup: JUBILEE at Arena Stage; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JUBILEE at Arena Stage; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2019

Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs now through June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At JUBILEE at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At JUBILEE at Arena Stage
by Rachel Katz - May 3, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Arena Stage's Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

VIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019

Jubilee is now on stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Check out video from the production below!

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson's inspirational a cappella music infused play, Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent. Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama The God of Vengeance, and the controversy that surrounded its themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism, Vogel explores the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform this piece of theater under the most challenging circumstances. Infused with music that combines standards from Yiddish theater with folk traditions of the early to mid-20th century, Indecent, a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Kansas City Repertory, is directed by Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky. The production runs November 23 - December 30, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Regional Premiere Of INDECENT Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Regional Premiere Of INDECENT
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2018/19 season with the emotionally-intimate Broadway sensation, INDECENT, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Running January 18 through February 10, 2019 at Spencer Theatre, INDECENT is a co-production with Arena Stage and Baltimore Center Stage, and is directed by former KCRep artistic director, Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch, and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent. Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama The God of Vengeance, and the controversy that surrounded its themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism, Vogel explores the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform this piece of theater under the most challenging circumstances. Infused with music that combines standards from Yiddish theater with folk traditions of the early to mid-20th century, Indecent, a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Kansas City Repertory, is directed by Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky. The production runs November 23 - December 30, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

BWW Review: BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL: Awake and Sing! Photo BWW Review: BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL: Awake and Sing!
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 27, 2018

ArtsEmerson presents the New England premiere of BORN FOR THIS - A NEW MUSICAL, based on the life story of Bebe Winans and his sister Cece Winans, offspring of a spiritual, musical Detroit family, who made a huge splash as teenagers on the Praise the Lord network of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in the 1980s. With a book by Charles Randolph-Wright, Bebe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and original music and lyrics by Winans, the majority of which were written for the show, BORN FOR THIS offers a longitudinal view of the Winans journey from music biz hopeful, to fledgling performer, to breakout R&B star, and award-winning (six Grammys) artist. Under the slick direction of Randolph-Wright and music director Steven Jamail, the cast is extraordinary from top to bottom, with Donald Webber Jr. and Loren Lott giving star turns as Bebe and Cece.

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