Date of Death: February 19, 2013
Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

TV, Film and Stage Star Lou Myers Passes Away at 77
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

According to TMZ, 'Different World' star Lou Myers passed away last night, February 19, following a heart-related emergency. He was 77. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Maurice Murphy, Kingsley Leggs et al. Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" Concert Series presents the May-June 2012 line up, including JERSEY BOYS' Russell Fischer, LEAP OF FAITH's Maurice Murphy, SISTER ACT's Kingsley Leggs, THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson and more. (more...)

Lou Myers Plays Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series Tonight, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2012

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" Concert Series presents the June line-up, featuring THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson and more. See details below. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Maurice Murphy, Kingsley Leggs et al. Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" Concert Series presents the May-June 2012 line up, including JERSEY BOYS' Russell Fischer, LEAP OF FAITH's Maurice Murphy, SISTER ACT's Kingsley Leggs, THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson and more. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Maurice Murphy, Kingsley Leggs et al. Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" Concert Series presents the May-June 2012 line up, including JERSEY BOYS' Russell Fischer, LEAP OF FAITH's Maurice Murphy, SISTER ACT's Kingsley Leggs, THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson and more. (more...)

Russell Fischer, Maurice Murphy, Kingsley Leggs et al. Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" Concert Series presents the May-June 2012 line up, including JERSEY BOYS' Russell Fischer, LEAP OF FAITH's Maurice Murphy, SISTER ACT's Kingsley Leggs, THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS' Wilkie Ferguson and more. (more...)

Lee Summers’ Just A Piano Spring Series to Include Alyson Williams, Chester Gregory, More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series celebrates its' sixth year at the Triad Theatre. Since 2006 The Just A Piano Series has presented top artists. The list includes Broadway Stars, such as Roz Ryan, Norm Lewis, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Tituss Burgess, Alton White, Chester Gregory, Shoshana Beane, Julie Reiber, Jerry Dixon, Kevin Anthony, Aisha DaHaas, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Rhett George, Marva Hicks along with Tony Award Winners like Adriane Lenox, LaChanz, Melba Moore and Lillias White, Grammy Winners and Nominees such as Caron Wheeler and Ryan Shaw, guest TV and Film stars such as Mario Cantone and more. Featured pianists include Shelton Becton, Brian Whitted, Zane Mark, Timothy Graphenreed, Michael Mitchell, Jo Lynn Burks, Ray Leslee, Onaje Allen Gumbs and many more! Guest directors have included Tamara Tunie, Leonard Joseph, Leslie Dockery and more! (more...)

Adrian Lester Joins Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones in West End 'CAT' 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad are set to reprise their recent Broadway roles of Big Daddy and Big Mama in the West End production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Debbie Allen will once again direct and acclaimed UK actor Adrian Lester will play the role of Brick. The production will begin December 1st at a theater yet to be announced. (more...)

Adrian Lester Joins Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones in West End 'CAT' 12/1
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2009

James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad are set to reprise their recent Broadway roles of Big Daddy and Big Mama in the West End production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Debbie Allen will once again direct and acclaimed UK actor Adrian Lester will play the role of Brick. The production will begin December 1st at a theater yet to be announced. (more...)

Two Manhattan And One Queens Student Win August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

The soaring, lyrical works of August Wilson's monologues were given new life by the 16 students competing at the first ever NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition at Washington Irving High School on April 6, 2009. (more...)

LeAp Hosts 1st August Wilson Monologue Competition Tonight At Washington Irving
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2009

Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, LeAp, presents the first ever NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition. The 16 winners from the preliminary rounds at Hillcrest High School, Curtis High School, Fordham High School for the Arts, and Gramercy Arts High School will perform soaring, lyrical monologues from revered playwright August Wilson's Century Cycle plays on April 6 at the Washington Irving High School Auditorium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (more...)

'Cat' To Move From Broadway To Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2008

According to recent reports from Variety, producer of the current Broadway production of 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof', Stephen Byrd, plans to move the production from Broadway to the big screen. (more...)

'Cat' Recoups Investment in Only 12 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2008

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' recoups 2.1 million dollar investment in twelve weeks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Cast Caricatures
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2008

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Howard, Rashad, and Rose to get Sardi's Caricatures
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2008

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' stars Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose will be immortalized on the walls of Sardi's Restaurant on May 8th. (more...)

Boris Kodjoe Joins 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Cast 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2008

The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by DEBBIE ALLEN, will get a new 'Brick' when BORIS KODJOE joins the cast on April 15, 2008. Kodjoe will take over this pivotal role for an exclusive limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opened on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Curtain Call & After Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opened on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (more...)

'Cat' on the Prowl! All-Black Revival Opens March 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opens on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th St). (more...)

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