BWW Interview: A BLACK SUPER HERO, Robert O'Hara Takes His Living SeriouslyBWW Interview: A BLACK SUPER HERO, Robert O'Hara Takes His Living Seriously
by Gil Kaan - Mar 14, 2019

Playwright/director Robert O'Hara will helm the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galvan's BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA, already in previews at the Geffen Playhouse. When MAMA loses her 14-year-old to a police shooting, she retreats into the comic book world created by her deceased son. Robert talks MAMA, George C. Wolfe, and what it means to be an artist. (more...)

WINE IN THE WILDERNESS by Alice Childress this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

In Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of Wine In The Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones on Friday, March 15, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Arminda Thomas, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).The performance is at The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL102. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

Road Theatre Co Announces Extension of DEATH HOUSERoad Theatre Co Announces Extension of DEATH HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that the second show of its 2018-2019 season, the critically acclaimed, world premiere of DEATH HOUSE, written by Jason Karasev and directed by Michael Peretzian is EXTENDING through SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Ease On Down To THE WIZ At TUTSReview Roundup: Critics Ease On Down To THE WIZ At TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' production of The Wiz is now open! (more...)

Alexis Roblan's RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK To Premiere At The Tank 8/16-9/1Alexis Roblan's RED EMMA & THE MAD MONK To Premiere At The Tank 8/16-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the World Premiere of Red Emma & The Mad Monk, written by Alexis Roblan and directed by Katie Lindsay at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) as part of the 2018 Lady Fest, August 18-September 1 (more...)

Michael Arden, Jo Bonney, Robert O'Hara to Direct in Geffen Playhouse's 2018/2019 SeasonMichael Arden, Jo Bonney, Robert O'Hara to Direct in Geffen Playhouse's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that it has added three directors to its upcoming 2018/2019 season, the first from new Artistic Director Matt Shakman. Tony Award nominee Michael Arden will direct Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by and starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays; Obie Award winner Jo Bonney will direct the world premiere of Jose Rivera's The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona; and Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara will direct the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galvan's Black Super Hero Magic Mama. (more...)

Photo Flash: DUTCH MASTERS Opens at The Wild ProjectPhoto Flash: DUTCH MASTERS Opens at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) presents the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). The production marks the directorial debut of Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway). This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through April 21 at The Wild Project. (more...)

Robert O'Hara Signs on the Direct MCC's New York Premiere of BLKSRobert O'Hara Signs on the Direct MCC's New York Premiere of BLKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

MCC Theater has just announced that Obie-winning director Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum) has just signed on to direct the New York premiere of BLKS by Aziza Barnes. The play will run April 18 - May 26, 2019 at The Newman Mills Theater. (more...)

Public Theater Free Mobile Unit's HENRY V Begins At The Public, 4/23Public Theater Free Mobile Unit's HENRY V Begins At The Public, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of HENRY V on Monday, April 23.  Directed by Robert O'Hara, the free sit-down run of HENRY V follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)

The Public's Free HENRY V Mobile Unit Announces Casting & Tour StopsThe Public's Free HENRY V Mobile Unit Announces Casting & Tour Stops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HENRY V, directed by Robert O'Hara.Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit's free tour (March 29 - April 21) brings Shakespeare and other works to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. (more...)

MOONLIGHT Star Andre Holland Makes Directing Debut With DUTCH MASTERSMOONLIGHT Star Andre Holland Makes Directing Debut With DUTCH MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved) will present the New York Premiere of DUTCH MASTERS by Greg Keller (Wit with Cynthia Nixon, Michael Mayer's Uncle Vanya on Broadway). Directed by Andre Holland (Academy Award-winner Moonlight, Jitney on Broadway), previews begin April 4 at The Wild Project with opening night slated for Thursday, April 12. (more...)

ArtsWest And Intiman Team Up For Taylor Mac's HIRArtsWest And Intiman Team Up For Taylor Mac's HIR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

This month, ArtsWest and Intiman join forces to stage Taylor Mac's HIR, a fearless comedy about a household in revolt, from February 28 to March 25, 2018, with Intiman Artistic Director Jennifer Zeyl directing.   (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting for The First Play Of The 2018 MENTOR PROJECTCherry Lane Theatre Announces Casting for The First Play Of The 2018 MENTOR PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the first production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT now in its 20th season. Kate Cortesi's A PATRON OF THE ARTS, is being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 1- 10, 2018, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, Cherry Lane's Co-Artistic Directors.  Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director. Ms. Cortesi is mentored by Guggenheim, a Whiting, an Alpert, PEN/Laura Pels award winner Anne Washburn. (more...)

The Public Theater Announces Spring 2018 Line-up For Public Shakespeare Initiative Humanities EventsThe Public Theater Announces Spring 2018 Line-up For Public Shakespeare Initiative Humanities Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) has announced the Spring 2018 PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE line-up of special evenings exploring the ideas and themes of some of Shakespeare's most challenging and essential works. Highlights of this programming include a look at the outsiders within Othelloand The Merchant of Venice with Stephen Greenblatt and Kwame Anthony Appiah; sneak peeks of Robert O'Hara's Mobile Unit production of Henry V and the Shakespeare Works artist development program; a discussion about the production history of Othello and putting it on stage for today's contemporary audience with James Shapiro and Ayanna Thompson; and special invited performances of As You Like It by the Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble. (more...)

Review Roundup: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY at Stage Left TheatreReview Roundup: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY at Stage Left Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Jan 17, 2018

Stage Left Theatre presents Robert O'Hara's INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY. Directed by Wardell Julius Clark, INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY runs January 11th through February 11th. (more...)

The Second City Presents THE SECOND CITY'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOWThe Second City Presents THE SECOND CITY'S BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Second City proudly celebrates Black History Month with a special engagement of The Second City's Black History Month Show, featuring iconic scenes written and created by the theater's lauded African American alumni, which include Keegan-Michael Key, Sam Richardson, Amber Ruffin and more. The show is directed by Second City alum, Resident Director, and Associate Artistic Director of the Training Center, Anthony LeBlanc. (more...)

Photo Flash: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY at Stage Left TheatrePhoto Flash: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY at Stage Left Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Jan 16, 2018

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, directed by Wardell Julius Clark, opened at Stage Left Theatre on January 11th and runs through February 11th. The play, written by Robert O'Hara, tells the story of a Ron, a young African-American man who trying to complete his grad school thesis on Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Aided by his great-great grandfather, he travels 189 years back in time to meet Nat in person. This journey forces Ron to confront his identity, his sexuality, and his family history. (more...)

VIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left TheatreVIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, directed by Wardell Julius Clark, opened at Stage Left Theatre on January 11th and runs through February 11th. The play, by Robert O'Hara, tells the story of a young African-American man who trying to complete his grad school thesis on Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Aided by his great-great grandfather, he travels back in time to meet Nat in person. (more...)

Drama League's 'DirectorFest' Kicks Off TodayDrama League's 'DirectorFest' Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

The Drama League announced today the expansion of their annual event, DirectorFest, into a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORYStage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming Chicago premiere of Insurrection: Holding History, written by Robert O'Hara and directed by Wardell Julius Clark. (more...)

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