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Taye Diggs to Direct Reading of New Play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Photo Taye Diggs to Direct Reading of New Play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Julie Musbach - Nov 29, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop, in association with producer Brian Moreland, will present a private reading of Thoughts of a Colored Man, a new play written by Keenan Scott II, directed by Taye Diggs (Rent, Chicago, TV's 'All American'), and choreographed by Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance), on Friday, November 30 at 3 PM at NYTW's Fourth Street Theatre.

Kathleen Chalfant, Donna Murphy, Tonya Pinkins and More Join Epic Theatre Ensemble's  Photo Kathleen Chalfant, Donna Murphy, Tonya Pinkins and More Join Epic Theatre Ensemble's Artist Advisory Council
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble has announced the creation of an Artist Advisory Council (AAC) to further its goal of empowering young people by connecting them to professional theatre-makers.

The Segal Center Presents CLASSIX Opening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Join Classix as they expand their collective knowledge of the classical canon with an exceptional group directors and actors for this unique series-curated by Awoye Timpo as "an exhibition of rarely seen Black classic plays,' in collaboration with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

Segal Center's CLASSIX Reading Series to Celebrate Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will present readings of rarely seen plays by Black playwrights on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. The readings are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show.

People's Light to Open 41st Season with ALL MY SONS
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 12, 2015

People's Light opens its 41st season with Arthur Miller's All My Sons running September 9 through October 4, 2015. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.  For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. All My Sons is sponsored by PECO.

GORDY CRASHES Opens Tonight at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective welcome Jody Flader (The Slug Bearers... at The Vineyard) to the cast of the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews began June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for tonight, June 12. Flader replaces Clea Alsip, who leaves to join the cast of Neil Labute's The Way We Get By with Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.

IRT and Ricochet Collective's GORDY CRASHES Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective recently announced the addition of Jody Flader (The Slug Bearers... at The Vineyard), to the cast of the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin tonight, June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12

Jody Flader Joins GORDY CRASHES at IRT; Clea Alsip Departs for THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective announce the addition of Jody Flader (The Slug Bearers… at The Vineyard), to the cast of the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12. Flader replaces Clea Alsip, who leaves to join the cast of Neil Labute's The Way We Get By with Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.

World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES Begins in June at IRT Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 27, 2015

IRT and Ricochet Collective present the World Premiere of GORDY CRASHES, by Sam Byron. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber, previews begin June 5 at IRT Theater with opening night slated for Friday, June 12.

VOICES INSIDE/OUT Benefit Reading of Plays by Incarcerated Prisoners Set for 3/23 at The COW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On March 23, 2015, Voices Inside/Out will hold its 5th Anniversary Benefit Reading at The COW (21 Clinton Street, Manhattan).

People's Light & Theatre Opens 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running tonight, September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

BHT to Premiere France-Luce Benson's FATI'S LAST DANCE, 10/19-12/15
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 3, 2013

The Billie Holiday Theatre kicks off its 42nd Season Generations United on October 19 with the World Premiere of Fati's Last Dance by France-Luce Benson and directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. Previews begin Saturday, October 19 with the show running through Sunday, December 15 (Opening Night TBD). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets range from $15-$25 and can be purchased online at www.thebillieholiday.org or by calling the box office at 718-636-0918 or 0919. Discounts are available for Children, Seniors, and Groups.

Crossroads Theater Company Opens WHITE LILIES and THE TALK, 5/11
by Kelsey Denette - May 8, 2013

Crossroads Theatre Company (Marshall Jones, III, producing artistic director), one of the nation's premiere African-American theaters, will present the world premieres of two one-act plays as its Season Finale this May: the powerful drama White Lilies, by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, and the adult comedy The Talk, by France-Luce Benson. Opening Night for the plays will be onSaturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm.

Crossroads Theatre Company Presents WHITE LILIES, 5/11
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 29, 2013

Crossroads Theatre Company (Marshall Jones, III, producing artistic director), one of the nation's premiere African-American theaters, will present the world premieres of two one-act plays as its Season Finale this May: the powerful drama White Lilies, by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, and the adult comedy The Talk, by France-Luce Benson. Previews begin on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10; the plays open on Saturday, May 11, and run through Sunday, May 19, at Crossroads in New Brunswick.

Crossroads Theatre Co. to Stage World Premiere of Walter Mosley's WHITE LILIES, 5/11
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 24, 2013

Crossroads Theatre Company (Marshall Jones, III, producing artistic director), one of the nation's premiere African-American theaters, will present the world premieres of two one-act plays as its Season Finale this May: the powerful drama White Lilies, by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, and the adult comedy The Talk, by France-Luce Benson. Previews begin on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10; the plays open on Saturday, May 11, and run through Sunday, May 19, at Crossroads in New Brunswick.

Crossroads Theater Company Opens WHITE LILIES, 5/11
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 23, 2013

Crossroads Theatre Company (Marshall Jones, III, producing artistic director), one of the nation's premiere African-American theaters, will present the world premieres of two one-act plays as its Season Finale this May: the powerful drama White Lilies, by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, and the adult comedy The Talk, by France-Luce Benson. Previews begin on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10; the plays open on Saturday, May 11, and run through Sunday, May 19, at Crossroads in New Brunswick.

Photo Flash: KING'S RIVER Makes World Premiere at Medicine Show Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The world-premiere new play KING'S RIVER tells the intertwining stories of people living in a fictional small town in the American South, written by Andrew Rosenberg and Ean Miles Kessler and directed by David Delaney. KING'S RIVER opened on May 24 at the Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor) in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the production below!

World Premiere of Andrew Rosenberg & Ean Miles Kessler's KING'S RIVER Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Foxhole Entertainment presents the world premiere new play KING'S RIVER which tells the intertwining stories of people living in a fictionAl Small town in the American South, written by Andrew Rosenberg and Ean Miles Kessler, directed by David Delaney and conceived by Mssrs. Rosenberg, Kessler and Delaney. KING'S RIVER began previews on May 22nd prior to the official press opening tonight, May 24th at the Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd St., 3rd Floor) in Manhattan.

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