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August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Begins January 22 at Goodman Theatre Photo August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN Begins January 22 at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022

Goodman Theatre kicks off the new year with a major revival of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean—nearly two decades after the play premiered on the same stage.

Casting Announced For GEM OF THE OCEAN at the Goodman Photo Casting Announced For GEM OF THE OCEAN at the Goodman
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

Resident Director Chuck Smith, who served as the original production's dramaturg, directs a cast of seven—featuring Sharif Atkins (Citizen Barlow), Sydney Charles (Black Mary), Lisa Gaye Dixon (Aunt Ester), Gary Houston (Rutherford Selig), Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Caesar), A.C. Smith (Eli) and James A. Williams (Solly Two Kings).

Robert Falls to Step Down as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2022 Photo Robert Falls to Step Down as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

After more than three decades leading creative operations for one of America’s largest theaters, Tony Award-winner Robert Falls is ending his tenure as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre. Today, Falls announced his intention to step down next summer at the completion of the current 2021/2022 Season.

Playwrights' Center Announces 2021-2024 Core Writers Photo Playwrights' Center Announces 2021-2024 Core Writers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

As the industry and theater artists grapple with equity and the many issues facing the field, the 2021-2024 Core Writers Mathilde Dratwa, L M Feldman, Franky D. Gonzalez, Yilong Liu, TyLie Shider, Deborah Yarchun, and Nathan Yungerberg will be given the space and support to create over the next three years.

2021-22 McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowship in Playwri Photo 2021-22 McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

The 2021-2022 McKnight National Residency and Commission has been awarded to James Anthony Tyler and the 2021-2022 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recipients are JuCoby Johnson and Cristina Luzárraga.

McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center Announce The 2020-2021 National Residency Photo McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center Announce The 2020-2021 National Residency & Commission and Fellowships
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

The McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center are continuing to invest in the future of theater by supporting some of today's most promising playwrights through the McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting. The awards are all the more pertinent as many theater-makers face unprecedented challenges during this moment of crisis.

Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow Photo Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

The United States Artists (USA) announced today that dancer/ choreographer Dianne McIntyre is one of fifty recipients of their 2020 USA Fellow award. Each of the fifty recipients will receive a $50,000 cash award of unrestricted funds.

Director Marion McClinton Has Died at 65 Photo Director Marion McClinton Has Died at 65
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2019

Acclaimed director Marion McClinton, best known for bringing the works of August Wilson to the Broadway stage, has died at age 65, according to StarTribune. He died on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, after suffering from kidney disease.

BWW Review: Accomplished and Raw Performance Centers LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GR Photo BWW Review: Accomplished and Raw Performance Centers LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Jungle Theater
by Karen Bovard - May 27, 2018

Twin Cities native Thomasina Petrus and legendary director Marion McClinton have teamed up to mount a definitive production of this famous concert show about the great jazz singer Billie Holiday. The show is structured as a club performance late in Holiday's career in a small Philadelphia venue, after she was barred from performing in New York nightclubs due to multiple drug convictions. Her voice has lost some of its power and flexibility. She is worn out by a hard life of multiple childhood traumas, abusive lovers and subsequent addiction made even harder by the endemic racism in the United States. It's March 1959. Her heyday is well behind her. Death will come in a matter of months, when she is just 44.

Playwrights' Center Announces 2018-19 McKnight National Residency And Commission Reci Photo Playwrights' Center Announces 2018-19 McKnight National Residency And Commission Recipient, McKnight Fellows In Playwriting
by Julie Musbach - Apr 26, 2018

The Playwrights' Center today announced the recipients of the 2018-19 McKnight National Residency and Commission and 2018-19 McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting.

Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mi Photo Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mines Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

Since 2004, director Mallory Catlett has worked across disciplines to expand the boundaries of theater. Through original works with her own company, Restless NYC, and collaborations with some of today's leading artists-composer Mika Karlsson (The Echo Drift), Dread Scott (Decision), Aaron Landsman (City Council Meeting & Perfect City)-Catlett creates theater that The New York Times calls "lurid, feverish and powerful." She has been called a "downtown treasure" by Time Out New York.

Jungle Theatre Announces 2018 Season and Other Exciting Developments Photo Jungle Theatre Announces 2018 Season and Other Exciting Developments
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The Jungle Theater announced today its 2018 Season an energizing and remarkable line-up of music-filled shows boasting prominent musicians and three Midwest premieres of hit New York shows.

Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk Photo Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to a conflict, Lou Bellamy will no longer be able to lead a discussion of Fences at the Capri Theater today, September 7. Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences will now be followed by a discussion led by actor and director Marion McClinton.

Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk Photo Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Due to a conflict, Lou Bellamy will no longer be able to lead a discussion of Fences at the Capri Theater on Thursday, September 7. Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences will now be followed by a discussion led by actor and director Marion McClinton.

Multi-Award Winning Actor A. Russell Andrews to Star in Dark Comedy BECOMING HUMAN at McCadden Place Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

A. Russell Andrews will star in BECOMING HUMAN, a new dark comedy written by Dr. Nicki Joy Monti and directed by Diana Wyenn.

Multi-Award Winning Actor A. Russell Andrews to Star in Dark Comedy BECOMING HUMAN at McCadden Place Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

A. Russell Andrews will star in BECOMING HUMAN, a new dark comedy written by Dr. Nicki Joy Monti and directed by Diana Wyenn.

Multi-Award Winning Actor A. Russell Andrews to Star in Dark Comedy BECOMING HUMAN at McCadden Place Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jun 24, 2017

A. Russell Andrews will star in BECOMING HUMAN, a new dark comedy written by Dr. Nicki Joy Monti and directed by Diana Wyenn.

JAZZ Has World Premiere at Baltimore Center Stage Based on Toni Morrison Novel
by Charles Shubow - Jun 2, 2017

Playwright Nambi E.Kelley's adaptation of Morrison novel is a herculean effort.

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices.

Photo Flash: Playwrights' Center Celebrates Playwright & Broadway Director Marion McClinton at 45th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Playwrights' Center held its 45th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2017 at The Blaisdell in Minneapolis. The Center's Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen called the event "a benefit to support the creators, the legacy-builders and innovative theater-makers who transport us through the art of storytelling." Scroll down for photos from the event!

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