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Ron Simons is a five-time Tony Award-nominated and four-time Tony Award-winning producer and a four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer. He is the Founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment whose mission is to tell the stories of underrepresented communities (the trademark of the company ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ron Simons is a five-time Tony Award-nominated and four-time Tony Award-winning producer and a four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer. He is the Founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment whose mission is to tell the stories of underrepresented communities (the trademark of the company ... (read complete bio)
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2021

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces New Opening Night Date of October 13th Photo THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces New Opening Night Date of October 13th
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

Get full details on Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new Broadway play by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve Broadnax III, will officially open on Wednesday, October 13th. The production is produced by Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Kandi Burruss, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Samira Wiley, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization.

Sierra Boggess, Andrew Lippa, Steve H. Broadnax III & More to Take Part in the 5th An Photo Sierra Boggess, Andrew Lippa, Steve H. Broadnax III & More to Take Part in the 5th Annual THEATER MAKERS SUMMIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The TheaterMakers Studio will present the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year's event is 'Places Please.' The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.

Photos: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Celebrates the Start of Rehearsals! Photo Photos: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Celebrates the Start of Rehearsals!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021

Tuesday night marked the first day of rehearsals for the new Broadway play ‚ÄúThoughts of a Colored Man‚ÄĚ by Keenan Scott II.¬†To celebrate the event, The Shubert Organization hosted a cocktail reception at their legendary JJ Shubert Penthouse atop Sardi‚Äôs Building.

Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner Complete the Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Photo Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner Complete the Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Casting has been completed for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man with Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner joining as understudies. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 7th. 

Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway Photo Black Theatre United Releases New Deal For Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021

The Founding Members of Black Theatre United (BTU) announce the release of their historic New Deal For Broadway, establishing industry-wide standards and reforms around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 8/17: Camille A. Brown Will Direct FOR COLORED GIRLS on Broadway, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/17: Camille A. Brown Will Direct FOR COLORED GIRLS on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021

Today's top stories: Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph 'for colored girls' on Broadway, Wicked hires Director of Social Responsibility, Museum of Broadway set for 2022, and more!

Camille A. Brown to Direct & Choreograph FOR COLORED GIRLS on Broadway Photo Camille A. Brown to Direct & Choreograph FOR COLORED GIRLS on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021

Producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton announced today that Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown will direct the upcoming production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway in 2022. This will mark Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway.

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF Will be Produc Photo FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF Will be Produced for Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be produced for Broadway by Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton.  

Black Theatre United Holds Industry-Wide Summit to Discuss a 'New Deal' of Long-Term  Photo Black Theatre United Holds Industry-Wide Summit to Discuss a 'New Deal' of Long-Term Reforms
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 29, 2021

As Black Theatre United (BTU) marks its first year since the organization’s creation, the Founding Members have just announced they held a three-month Commercial Theatre Summit from March to June 2021 to establish industry- wide standards around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) with a focus on Black individuals in theatre as we move into the future.

Kandi Burruss Joins Producing Team of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Photo Kandi Burruss Joins Producing Team of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

Kandi Burruss, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and star of ‚ÄúThe Real Housewives of Atlanta‚ÄĚ on Bravo announced today on¬†ET Online¬†that she is joining the producing team for the upcoming Broadway debut of¬†Thoughts of a Colored Man.

Project1VOICE Announces Honorees For Juneteenth Celebration Photo Project1VOICE Announces Honorees For Juneteenth Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021

Project1VOICE, an organization dedicated to supporting theatre and the performing arts by people of African descent, has announced the esteemed recipients for their upcoming Project1VOICE Honors. 

Wake Up With BWW 5/25: HADESTOWN and GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announce Broadway Re Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/25: HADESTOWN and GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announce Broadway Return Dates, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021

Hadestown and Girl From the North Country have just announced their Broadway return dates! Hadestown will reopen on September 2, with Girl From the North Country coming on October 13. Additionally, Thoughts of a Colored Man is set to come to Broadway on October 31. The production will star Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Luke James, and more.

Breaking: Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Luke James & More to Star in THOUGHTS OF A C Photo Breaking: Dyllón Burnside, Keith David, Luke James & More to Star in THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN; Opening on Broadway on October 31
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

Today, producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Samira Wiley, Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization announced complete casting for Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Keenan Scott II, THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Playwright, Selected as TED2021 Fellow Photo Keenan Scott II, THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Playwright, Selected as TED2021 Fellow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

Playwright Keenan Scott II, whose new play Thoughts of a Colored Man will have its Broadway premiere at the Golden Theatre in the upcoming season, has been selected as a TED2021 Fellow, joining a class of 20 remarkable individuals who are collaborating across disciplines to spark positive change around the world. 

FRONT ROW FRINGE FESTIVAL Brings A Lineup of Exciting Shows to the Digital Stage Photo FRONT ROW FRINGE FESTIVAL Brings A Lineup of Exciting Shows to the Digital Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2021

Taking place March 11th through March 14th, Front-Row Fringe Festival, a brand-new online festival, is giving theatre makers a socially responsible way to stage their shows. Led by the producers at Lahser Rd. Theatricals (Slave Play ,A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet) and  father/son writing duo Jacob and Jeff Foy (Emergency, One Night Only, The Z Team), this festival aims to help fill the void many theatre lovers are feeling during the pandemic.  

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces 'Black Inspiration' Virtual Audience Development  Photo THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces 'Black Inspiration' Virtual Audience Development Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021

The Black Public Relations Society - New York and the Black Theatre Network, in association with SimonSays Entertainment, have come together to create ‚ÄúBlack Inspiration,‚ÄĚ a virtual audience development initiative for the Broadway-bound production¬†Thoughts of a Colored Man¬†by¬†Keenan Scott II, directed by¬†Steve H. Broadnax III.

Broadway-Bound THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Focus of BLACK INSPIRATION Virtual Audience- Photo Broadway-Bound THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Focus of BLACK INSPIRATION Virtual Audience-Development Event
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 16, 2021

The Black Public Relations Society-New York and the Black Theatre Network in association with SimonSays Entertainment, have come together to create BLACK INSPIRATION, a virtual audience development initiative for the Broadway-bound production THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

Cady Huffman, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Harada, and More Join TRUSpeak Virtual Fundraiser Photo Cady Huffman, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Harada, and More Join TRUSpeak Virtual Fundraiser
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021

TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.

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