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At Home Artists Project Presents A SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL Photo At Home Artists Project Presents A SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021

At Home Artist Project Presents: A Short Play Festival, featuring three short length plays. At Home Artists Project is a virtual space for new work.

Doug Schroeder Joins KCMPT Leadership Photo Doug Schroeder Joins KCMPT Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020

KC Melting Pot Theatre has announced the appointment of Doug Schroeder as Technical Director. 

VIDEO: Leenya Rideout Sings 'Children Will Listen' For Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YO Photo VIDEO: Leenya Rideout Sings 'Children Will Listen' For Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2020

Milwaukee Rep has shared a video of Leenya Rideout singing 'Children Will Listen' for their Our Home to Your Home series.

Short+Sweet Week 6 Presents Two Shows Per Night Photo Short+Sweet Week 6 Presents Two Shows Per Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

The biggest little theatre festival in the world just got bigger as the original Sydney festival doubles the fun from next week onwards!

KC Melting Pot Announces Its 2020-2021 Season Photo KC Melting Pot Announces Its 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

KC Melting Pot Theatre has announced its 2020-2021 season, reflectively and timely themed a?oeThis is America.a?? Inspired by Donald Glover's 2018 video essay of the same name about the history of race relations in American culture, the season will feature four main-stage productions that examine democracy, civility, truth and acts of complacency that disfigure public discourse.

BWW Previews: VALENTINE'S Date shows  in Kansas City Photo BWW Previews: VALENTINE'S Date shows in Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Feb 8, 2020

Still planning your special holiday evening out with your best girl or guy? Kansas City has lots to offer. There can be over four hundred places to hear live music in Kansas City and multiple opportunities to see a great stage show. Here are just a few of the stage shows available to you and your sweetie. Tickets are available on the websites of the named theatres.

Arizona Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD‚ÄĚ ‚Ķ AND THE BOYS Photo Arizona Theatre Company Presents MASTER HAROLD‚ÄĚ ‚Ķ AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) presents Athol Fugard's powerfully haunting masterpiece, 'Master Harold' ... and the Boys from Jan. 18- Feb. 8 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and from Feb. 13 to March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.

KCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series Photo KCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), announced the full schedule for this season's popular Monday Night Playwright Series, which opened with BURIED ROOTS, its first play of the series, on Monday. The series features a line-up of new and returning playwrights including Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Darren Canady, James Still, Migdalia Cruz, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen and Ellen McLaughlin. These free public events take place on the UMKC campus at the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge.  

Civic Ensemble Presents THE TRUMP CARD Photo Civic Ensemble Presents THE TRUMP CARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Civic Ensemble's Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. will perform Mike Daisey's edgy, funny, and provocative monologue The Trump Card at the Kitchen Theatre Company this Summer! Opening night is Thursday, July 18th at 8:00pm at the Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 West MLK Jr. Street, Ithaca NY. Performances are Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm through July 28th. The Trump Card is an examination of our current political moment and a call for self reflection among Ithacans of every political persuasion. The production is directed by Ron Russell, Co-Founder and Executive Director,  of Epic Theatre Ensemble of New York City. 

KCMPT Announces Director Of New Play Development Photo KCMPT Announces Director Of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

KC Melting Pot Theatre (KCMPT) in Kansas City announced that Lewis J. Morrow joins KCMPT as the Director of New Play Development. Artistic Director Nicole Hodges Persley describes Morrow's rise from local to nationally recognized artist: "After developing Lewis' work at KCMPT and watching him gain national recognition, we are delighted to have him at the helm of this new project to help identify new playwrights of color.'

KC Melting Pot Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo KC Melting Pot Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

KCMPT's 2019-20 lineup features some of the greatest names in African American theater: August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, and Ntozake Shange and newcomer Lewis J. Morrow. Newly minted Artistic Director Nicole Hodges Persley states "We wanted to give our audiences a "Greatest Hits" of African American theater.

Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley Appointed As Artistic Director For KC Melting Pot Theatre Photo Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley Appointed As Artistic Director For KC Melting Pot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Harvey Williams, Founder and Executive Director of KC Melting Pot Theatre (KCMPT) in Kansas City announced that Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley has been appointed as Artistic Director. After three years as Associate Artistic Director, Hodges Persley has helped to position KCMPT as a theater company to watch in the Kansas City regional theater landscape. Under her creative influence, the company has produced timely and thought-provoking shows such as the revivals of Angelina W. Grimke's 1916 anti-lynching play Rachel and Amiri Baraka's 1964 Obie award-winning play Dutchman as well as cutting edge new American voices such as Pulitzer Prize winner Dominique Morriseau and emerging playwright Lewis J. Morrow.  Hodges Persley draws season inspiration from an eclectic array of sources from historic social and arts movements to #Black Lives Matter and African American music genres.

BWW Review: ON SHOULDERS NOW at Just Off Broadway Theatre Photo BWW Review: ON SHOULDERS NOW at Just Off Broadway Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Dec 2, 2018

Exciting and current, Harvey Williams' play 'On Shoulders Now' takes a fresh look at the power of friendship and compassion during the season that inspires it.

KC Melting Pot Theatre Presents ON SHOULDERS NOW Photo KC Melting Pot Theatre Presents ON SHOULDERS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

To inspire you this Christmas season, and provide a twist to your holiday traditions, KC Melting Pot Theatre presents the original stage play On Shoulders Now. This holiday story, is written by Harvey Williams and directed by Dr Nicole Hodges Persley.

KC Melting Pot Theatre Presents ON SHOULDERS NOW Photo KC Melting Pot Theatre Presents ON SHOULDERS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

To inspire you this Christmas season, and provide a twist to your holiday traditions, KC Melting Pot Theatre presents the original stage play On Shoulders Now. This holiday story, is written by Harvey Williams and directed by Dr Nicole Hodges Persley.

BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre Photo BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2018

'Radio Golf' is the tenth and final work of African-American Playwright August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' of plays. This simple, yet representative production by KC Melting Pot Theatre is performed at the Just Off Broadway Theatre.

Joe Brancato Starts Fifth Decade as Penguin Rep Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Joe Brancato was a high school English and drama teacher in 1977 when he peered into an abandoned 1880's hay barn in Stony Point, New York, and visualized his future: a theatre of his own.

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." 

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."

Joe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, kicks off 2017 at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future.

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