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Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

Keen Company Announces 21st Season HEAR/NOW, Featuring Five World Premieres and More Photo Keen Company Announces 21st Season HEAR/NOW, Featuring Five World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season, their 21st.

ELEVATE - Murals Highlight Unsung Heroines, Civil Rights Hero & Voting Rights Photo ELEVATE - Murals Highlight Unsung Heroines, Civil Rights Hero & Voting Rights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Atlanta's historic West End community is getting powerful new murals as part of this year's ELEVATE Art Festival. They will be completed in time for the festival's virtual programming which will take place from October 4 through October 10, 2020.

ELEVATE 2020 - Virtual Festival Will Examine Inequity And Promote Activism Photo ELEVATE 2020 - Virtual Festival Will Examine Inequity And Promote Activism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

The City of Atlanta - Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs will bring its annual ELEVATE public art festival to Atlanta's historic West End neighborhood from Sunday, October 4 to Saturday, October 10, 2020. This year's festival events will be virtual.

L.A. Theatre Works Has Lined Up 7 Plays and a National Tour for 2021 Photo L.A. Theatre Works Has Lined Up 7 Plays and a National Tour for 2021
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

L.A. Theatre Works has selected seven plays and a national touring production for its upcoming season. Specific dates will be announced after the CDC and UCLA, home of the James Bridges Theater where LATW performs, give the go ahead and all safety protocols have been put into place.

Travis LeMont Ballenger Joins MJ THE MUSICAL Production Company, Lia Vollack Producti Photo Travis LeMont Ballenger Joins MJ THE MUSICAL Production Company, Lia Vollack Productions, as Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020

Lia Vollack Productions has announced the hiring of Travis LeMont Ballenger, who will serve as Producer. Most recently, Mr. Ballenger held the position of Associate Artistic Director at The Globe Theater in San Diego, California.

Alliance Theatre Announces its 2020-21 Season, Featuring World Premiere Musical ACCID Photo Alliance Theatre Announces its 2020-21 Season, Featuring World Premiere Musical ACCIDENTAL HEROES and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has announced the productions of the Alliance's 52nd season. This season, the Alliance is reimagining how to gather, where to take the stage, and how a story comes to life.

Atlanta Teens Explore Allyship And Social Justice With New Play Photo Atlanta Teens Explore Allyship And Social Justice With New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020

The Alliance Theatre has assembled a diverse group of 19 students from metro Atlanta for the 19th Palefsky Collision Project, an annual program that gives high-school students a platform to tackle important social issues. 

HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program Photo HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

In collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HowlRound Theatre Commons established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.

OWN Honors and Celebrates Juneteenth With Day Of Commemorative Programming Photo OWN Honors and Celebrates Juneteenth With Day Of Commemorative Programming
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday with slate of special encore airings of programming

Actor's Express Presents Virtual Reading of WOKE Photo Actor's Express Presents Virtual Reading of WOKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020

Actor's Express is presenting the virtual reading of Woke by Avery Sharpe, a new addition to the running Threshold New Play Festival, on Monday, June 8.

Hartford Stage Reschedules Performances Photo Hartford Stage Reschedules Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Hartford Stage has decided to reschedule the run of Ah, Wilderness! (originally scheduled May 7-31) to October 22a?"November 15, 2020 and The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) (originally scheduled June 11-21) to October 1-11, 2020.

ASF's 22 HOMES Puts New Work By Southern Playwrights Online Photo ASF's 22 HOMES Puts New Work By Southern Playwrights Online
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020

Alabama Shakespeare Festival has commissioned 22 Southern playwrights to create original monologues on the theme of a?oehome.a?? Since the 2020 Southern Writers Festival (SWF) was canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Artistic Director Rick Dildine commissioned a diverse group of playwrights to craft original pieces, which will be performed by actors from around the country. The a?oe22 Homesa?? project will launch April 21 at ASF.net/PlayOn.

World Premiere of SIMONA'S SEARCH, FRANKENSTEIN, and More Announced for Hartford Stag Photo World Premiere of SIMONA'S SEARCH, FRANKENSTEIN, and More Announced for Hartford Stage 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020

Hartford Stage has announced its 2020/2021 season.

Single Tickets On Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season Photo Single Tickets On Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

Single tickets for Westport Country Playhouse's 2020 Season, the historic theater's 90th, will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 10, at noon EDT.  Single tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-227-4177; in person at 25 Powers Court, Westport, between 12 and 6 p.m.; or online at westportplayhouse.org.

BWW Review: Pearl Cleage's Ravishingly Written Post-Harlem Renaissance Portrait BLUES Photo BWW Review: Pearl Cleage's Ravishingly Written Post-Harlem Renaissance Portrait BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2020

'I'm tired of Negro dreams. All they ever do is break your heart,' contemplates an unemployed nightclub singer after an audition that turned out to be for a mistress rather than for an entertainer in Pearl Cleage's ravishingly written post-Harlem Renaissance portrait, Blues for an Alabama Sky.

Photo Flash: Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) Celebrates Pearl Cleage With Reading Photo Photo Flash: Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) Celebrates Pearl Cleage With Reading Of ANGRY, RAUCOUS AND SHAMELESSLY GORGEOUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2020

Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) presented a staged reading of Pearl Cleage's latest play Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, featuring Crystal Fox (A Fall from Grace, 'Big Little Lies,' Burden opposite Forrest Whittaker, 'The Haves and Have Nots') as Anna Campbell, Tony nominee and QSTC company member Pascale Armand (Eclipsed) as Precious Pete Watson, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café) as Kate Hughes and Two-time Audelco Award winner Marjorie L. Johnson (Coleman Domingo's-Dot) as Betty Samson at the National Black Theatre, 2031 125th Street & National Black Theatre Way (5th Avenue) 10035 on February 20.

National Theatre Announces New Work For 2020 ��" 2021; Including Kristin Scott Thomas Photo National Theatre Announces New Work For 2020 ��" 2021; Including Kristin Scott Thomas and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

The National Theatre today announces nine productions that will play on the South Bank in 2020-2021 alongside previously announced shows. These run alongside our international touring productions, three plays that will tour to multiple venues across the UK and a West End transfer. The NT also announces today that it will increase the quantity of low-price tickets on the South Bank by 25%, with 250,000 available across the year at £20 or less.

Arena Stage Announces 2020/21 Season; Corbin Bleu in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and More! Photo Arena Stage Announces 2020/21 Season; Corbin Bleu in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Arena Stage has announced its 2020/21 Season, which is set to include five world premieres, four plays and three musicals, including a Corbin Bleu-led Catch Me If You Can.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Keen Company's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Keen Company's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Keen Company is presenting the New York Premiere of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage.  LA Williams directs a cast that features Alfie Fuller, Jasminn Johnson, John-Andrew Morrision, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley.  The design team includes You-Shin Chen (scenic), Asa Benally (costumes), Oona Curley (lighting), and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound design). Casting is by Billy Hopkins Casting. Fran Rubenstein serves as Production Stage Manager and Drew Francis is the Production Manager.

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