Photo Flash: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN at The Ensemble Theatre, Playing Through 2/25 Photo Flash: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN at The Ensemble Theatre, Playing Through 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The Ensemble Theatre closes its run of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN this weekend. Remaining performance days and times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m; Friday at 8 p.m; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m; and Sunday at 3 p.m. (more...)

DTC Announces 2018-2019 Season DTC Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award recipient Dallas Theater Center (DTC) announces titles for the 2018-2019 season, including the heartwarming, southern comedy Steel Magnolias; the critically-acclaimed Broadway play and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Sweat; William Shakespeare's delightful comedy, Twelfth Night; the acclaimed comedy, then film, Real Women Have Curves; a world premiere play set in Dallas, Penny Candy; a new play fresh off the New York theater season, The Wolves, and a fascinating play about the relationship between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit, Fetch Clay, Make Man. Productions will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center and at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Full season subscriptions are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Jumps Into The New Year With FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN The Ensemble Theatre Jumps Into The New Year With FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

The Ensemble Theatre jumps into the New Year with the regional premiere Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power and directed by Mirron Willis with Opening Night and Media Reception Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30p.m. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates Historical Icons Muhammad Ali And Stepin' Fetchit In FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN The Ensemble Theatre Celebrates Historical Icons Muhammad Ali And Stepin' Fetchit In FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates Muhammad Ali and Stepin' Fetchit, two defining figures in sports and comedy, with Fetch Clay, Make Man, by Will Power and directed by Mirron Willis. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's History Lesson for THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN BWW Review: Studio Tenn's History Lesson for THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

Memory plays are a challenge for any playwright - ask Tennessee Williams, whose The Glass Menagerie is not only the quintessential memory play, but is also a theatrical masterpiece - and that may, perhaps, explain the shortcomings found in Studio Tenn's The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Divided, by Nashville author A.S. Peterson. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Announces Its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris, announces the theatre's 2017-2018 Season that will include three regional premieres, and a variety of comedies, drama, and musical productions. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris, announces the theatre's 2017-2018 Season that will include three regional premieres, and a variety of comedies, drama, and musical productions. (more...)

The Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts MOON SHINE At The National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

The inaugural cohort of The Field Leadership Fund announces Moon Shine, a wine reception with pop-up expressions, to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the National Black Theatre (NBT) in its current 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. (more...)

BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Feb 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'. (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Eric J. Little Joins FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the addition of Eric J. Little as the Director of the Muhammad Ali drama Fetch Clay, Make Man written by Will Power. (more...)

WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek Lead WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN, Starting Tonight at The Colony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview today, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN Highlights Great Men and Great Actors
by Lorna Mulvaney - Oct 16, 2014

Round House Theatre's FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN illuminates a thrilling piece of history: a little known friendship between two monumental men - Muhammad Ali, a monument in the boxing ring, and Stepin Fetchit, a monument in Hollywood. (more...)

Round House Theatre Stages FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ('The Raisin Cycle' at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from today, October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

Round House Theatre to Stage FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with the area premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man by Will Power. Directed by Derrick Sanders ("The Raisin Cycle" at CenterStage), Fetch Clay, Make Man is based on the true story of the improbable friendship that formed between Muhammad Ali and Stepin Fetchit. A co-production with Marin Theatre Company, Fetch Clay, Make Man runs at Round House Theatre from October 10 thru November 2, 2014. Opening night is Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Produces West Coast Premiere of FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in a bi-coastal co-production with Maryland's Round House Theatre, will open its 48th Season with the West Coast premiere of Fetch Clay, Make Man, an historical drama that draws its inspiration from a peculiar event from the Civil Rights Era: a press conference at which heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, ne Cassius Clay, introduced his 'secret strategy man' - the former Hollywood comedic actor Stepin Fetchit, ne Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry. (more...)

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