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WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Ci Photo WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 51st annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle A Photo George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 

Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2020

Seattle Rep presents the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney in the Bagley Wright Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience Photo BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JITNEY Brings in the Power of Age and Experience
by Jay Irwin - Mar 5, 2020

I've often talked about the embarrassment of theatrical riches that we have in Seattle. We have several companies that bring us new works, many of which have made their way on to Broadway. We have a wealth of extremely talented performers who constantly wow us with their gifts. And we have a reputation that brings in talented others to play in our sandbox. But we also have a local connection to one of America's most acclaimed playwrights, August Wilson, and so we get things like the Tony nominated Broadway production of Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? remounting at the Seattle Rep with the Broadway director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and several of the Broadway cast.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep Photo VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Photo Flash:  Seattle Rep's JITNEY Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Rep's JITNEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep Photo Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Seattle Rep is proud to present the acclaimed Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. 

BWW Review: JITNEY elevates the everyday  at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: JITNEY elevates the everyday at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 28, 2020

JITNEY playing at The Old Globe through February 23rd elevates everyday life and work in a thoroughly entertaining, hilarious, and at times devastating look at the dignity of work, providing for those you love, and the ties that bind friends and family into a community.  

Review Roundup: JITNEY at the Old Globe - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at the Old Globe - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe Photo VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

Photo Flash: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

Barry Edelstein to Chat with JITNEY Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson Photo Barry Edelstein to Chat with JITNEY Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Performances begin this Saturday, January 18, as The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars).

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

The Old Globe Announces Cast And Creatives Of August Wilson's JITNEY Photo The Old Globe Announces Cast And Creatives Of August Wilson's JITNEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review: August Wilson's Tony Award-Winning JITNEY Examines the Effects of Gentrif Photo BWW Review: August Wilson's Tony Award-Winning JITNEY Examines the Effects of Gentrification on Family and Friendships in a Gypsy Cab Station
by Shari Barrett - Nov 26, 2019

Beginning at a rather leisurely pace, JITNEY takes its time introducing us to the cast of characters working and hanging out together in the one-room gypsy cab business office run by Becker (Steven Anthony Jones), a former mill worker who prides himself on owning his own business. His employees, who we learn about via their individual stories as they interact with the other characters, allow the audience an intimate view of the Pittsburgh working-class struggling to keep afloat in a time of great social change during the city's period of so-called a?oeurban renewal,a?? as the city tries to shut down businesses -- including the cab station -- to make way for a new, more upscale modern building

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater G Photo Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

August Wilson's “Jitney,” opened this week at Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, running now through December 29.

Performances Begin For August Wilson's JITNEY At Mark Taper
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Presented by Center Theatre Group, performances for August Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? will begin on November 22 at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29 with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. 

BWW Interview: JITNEY's Nija Okoro - A Blessed August Wilson Aficionado Photo BWW Interview: JITNEY's Nija Okoro - A Blessed August Wilson Aficionado
by Gil Kaan - Nov 4, 2019

The Mark Taper Forum will be the site of August Wilson's JITNEY's Los Angeles stop on its national tour, beginning November 22, 2019. Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs this 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play. I grabbed the chance to pose a few questions to Nija Okoro, who plays Rena in JITNEY.

Cast Is Set For August Wilson's JITNEY At The Mark Taper Forum Photo Cast Is Set For August Wilson's JITNEY At The Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

The cast is set for August Wilson's a?oeJitney,a?? which will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum November 22 through December 29, 2019, with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review:  Arena Stage's JITNEY- A Joyous Celebration of August Wilson's Genius Photo BWW Review: Arena Stage's JITNEY- A Joyous Celebration of August Wilson's Genius
by Andrew White - Sep 20, 2019

With this production of Jitney you're not just watching a play; you are immersing yourself in Wilson's world. And what a rich world it is, with folks dropping in and out, gossiping, swiping at each other, arguing, plotting, dreaming. You come to know and love every one of them; that love, however, tempered by the realization that Death hovers over these men and women, biding its time and waiting to swoop down and snatch his prey.

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