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Date Of Birth:
February 01, 1902
Date Of Death:
May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender: Male
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Langston Hughes News

Date of Birth: February 01, 1902
Date of Death: May 22, 1967 (65)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male

by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2017

Mention the name Nina Simone and your mind probably conjures up jazz. Yes, Nina, the jazz superstar and writer/performer of such powerhouse songs as 'My Baby Just Cares for Me,' 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black,' and 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.' But, were you aware that the terms child prodigy, civil rights activist, political exile and the Legend Queen of Black Classical music also apply? (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

Black Violin CLASSIC BOOM Tour Comes to MilwaukeeBlack Violin CLASSIC BOOM Tour Comes to Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Black Violin has announced their US Classical Boom Tour, which kicks off on Aug. 23 in Martha's Vineyard, MA. The 29 market tour is a follow up to the successful Unity tour, which saw 28 sold-out public performances. The tour will make a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center on Saturday, October 28 for one performance only at 7:30 pm. Tickets are currently on sale at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org. Groups 10 or more including student groups should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x201 or x213. This special event is presented by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Black Arts MKE. (more...)

New York Festival of Song Announces 2017-18 30th Anniversary SeasonNew York Festival of Song Announces 2017-18 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Thirty years ago, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett embarked on a mission to redefine the song recital, mixing elements of theater, scholarship, fun, and great voices. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season!White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces Fall Season!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

Neighborhood Concerts, Family Days and More Among Carnegie Hall's Fall 2017 Community ProgramsNeighborhood Concerts, Family Days and More Among Carnegie Hall's Fall 2017 Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Carnegie Hall's community and family programs for September, October and November include Free Neighborhood Concerts, kicking off this fall with classical, American roots, and Argentine music in Manhattan; island swing in Brooklyn; big band and Broadway hits in Queens; and Puerto Rican rhythms in the Bronx. The series, now in its 42nd year, brings established mainstage artists as well as rising stars of jazz, pop, and world music to communities throughout New York City. (more...)

FKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next MonthFKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

With the release of his new album Stereotype Threat under the bold, fresh artistic identity FKAjazz (formerly known as…), NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward. (more...)

Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic HomeCast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It will open to the press Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, following previews from October 25 - 28. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Teams with Alphawood Gallery for 'I AM THE DARKER BROTHER' Writing Workshop SeriesGoodman Theatre Teams with Alphawood Gallery for 'I AM THE DARKER BROTHER' Writing Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Goodman Theatre will continue its collaboration with Chicago's Alphawood Gallery with the new writing workshop series, "I am the Darker Brother: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties," this fall. Led by Chicago-based teaching artist Deb Lewis, participants use Langston Hughes' poem, "I, Too" as inspiration to explore what being an "American" means, and the responsibilities that freedom of speech engender. (more...)

Two River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full CastTwo River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. (more...)

Ko-Thi Dance Company presents M'BEMBA BANGOURAKo-Thi Dance Company presents M'BEMBA BANGOURA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Ko-Thi Dance Company kicks off its 49th season with a Master Teacher Artist Residency taught by renowned dancer and musician M'Bemba Bangoura at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 6th. (more...)

McGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille RecordsMcGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The McGill/McHale Trio, whose members are Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; his brother Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic; and Irish pianist Michael McHale, makes its recording debut with 'Portraits - Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano' on Cedille Records. (more...)

ShawChicago Theater Company presents The Art of Langston HughesShawChicago Theater Company presents The Art of Langston Hughes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

ShawChicago presents The Art of Langston Hughes, a collection of plays and short stories that celebrate the American legacy of Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright Langston Hughes. This is a one night performance on September 18 at 7 PM at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young ArtistsWashington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 SeasonCAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Black Theatre Troupe announces its 2017-18 season with an arresting array of theatrical tales that chronicle the African American experience. From musicals to drama, Black Theatre Troupe presents works that will touch the heart and stir your spirit! (more...)

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and ResidencyBronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble (BAE) is proud to name Sheri Williams Pannell as its new Artistic Director.  A stage director, playwright, theatre educator and performer, Pannell is a long-standing member of the Milwaukee theatre community. With Pannell's tenure also comes a new residency with Black Arts MKE. 'Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with Milwaukee Repertory Theater over the past two years,' said Williams Pannell. 'Collaboration helps make theater happen, especially for relatively new companies like BAE. We are grateful to the Rep for their support and mentorship. Yet, the most challenging aspect of theater is fundraising and audience development. We believe Black Arts MKE's commitment to making local African American arts institutions more financially sound and capable of reaching a larger audience is essential to our growth and survival.' (more...)

Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth ProgramsGoodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)

MetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer ReturnMetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has just announced the 2017 fall/winter season at MetroStage, which actually begins with a limited engagement weekend reprisal of Anne & Emmett in July. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem presents THE THREE MUSKETEERSClassical Theatre of Harlem presents THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTSBWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTS
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 11, 2017

Written by Tracy Letts in 2008, the play jumped to Broadway in 2009 and is now a sitcom on CBS. The original play is also now appearing at Theater On The Edge. I had a chance to catch up with Artistic Director, Marco DiGeorge about the show. (more...)

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