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BWW Review: August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater-A Gem of a Play Excellent Photo BWW Review: August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater-A Gem of a Play Excellently Presented
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 10, 2020

Two River Theater (TRT) is presenting a play that has been highly anticipated in their current season, August Wilson's, 'Radio Golf.' With the superb direction of Brandon J. Dirden, and a cast that is perfect in their roles, it is a must-see show. We attended the opening night performance when the enthusiastic audience gave it a rousing standing ovation.

VIDEO: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater Photo VIDEO: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Radio Golf, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. This is the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Performances will run in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, through Sunday, March 22. The opening night performance is Friday, March 6 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Two River Theater's 2019/20 Season Sponsor is Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.

Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Radio Golf, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. This is the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Performances will run in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, through Sunday, March 22. The opening night performance is Friday, March 6 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Two River Theater's 2019/20 Season Sponsor is Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.

Laurence Fishburne Performs THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X For Audible Photo Laurence Fishburne Performs THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X For Audible
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, today announced that Emmy and Tony award-winning actor Laurence J. Fishburne III (black-ish, The Matrix) will perform The Autobiography of Malcolm X, marking the first time ever that this momentous work will be available in unabridged audio since its original publication in 1965. Fishburne's Audible-exclusive performance of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is now available for preorder and will be released on May 19th, 2020 – what would have been Malcolm X's 95th birthday.

Trinity REP Scores a Hole-in-One with August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Photo Trinity REP Scores a Hole-in-One with August Wilson's RADIO GOLF
by Larry O'Brien - Feb 5, 2020

Some shows seek to entertain; think the first act of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Some seek to inform; think the second act of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. What director Jude Sandy has come up with in this amazing production of August Wilson's RADIO GOLF is a play that is both wildly entertaining and yet manages to grapple with the most serious conflicts of our time. RADIO GOLF is both powerful and hilarious, often at the same time. It's running time is over two hours and forty-five minutes, but, trust me, you'll never glance at your watch.

Two River Theater Presents August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Photo Two River Theater Presents August Wilson's RADIO GOLF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Since 2012, award-winning actor and director Brandon J. Dirden has made an artistic home at Two River Theater, appearing on the theater's Red Bank stage in five productions and making his directorial debut in 2015 with August Wilson's Seven Guitarsa?"a production that NJ Monthly raved a?oepoignantly captures the joys and sorrows that are the signatures of Wilson's work.a??

Trinity Repertory Company Continues  2019-2020 Season with August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Photo Trinity Repertory Company Continues 2019-2020 Season with August Wilson's RADIO GOLF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

Trinity Rep continues its 2019-20 Season with the final play from American theatrical legend August Wilson - Radio Golf. Directed by resident acting company member Jude Sandy, the show features resident acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr., as Harmond Wilks, a man determined to revive his childhood neighborhood without considering the emotional cost. Both moving and funny, Radio Golf is the culmination of August Wilson's ten-play American Century Cycle chronicling each decade of African-American life in the twentieth century. Radio Golf runs January 31 - March 1, with press opening on Monday, February 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $27. More information can be found at www.TrinityRep.com/radiogolf.

AMERICAN BUFFALO Starring Darren Criss and Laurence Fishburne Announces Special Pre-S Photo AMERICAN BUFFALO Starring Darren Criss and Laurence Fishburne Announces Special Pre-Sale & General On Sale Date
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit http://darrencriss.me/BuffaloBway or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.

August Wilson Ending on a High Note: RADIO GOLF at Everyman Photo August Wilson Ending on a High Note: RADIO GOLF at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 28, 2019

And thus the struggle over ways of thinking and dealing commences. For Hicks, the past that Sterling and Barlow are protecting has no value, and the validity of Barlow's legal claim is irrelevant. From his standpoint, when the powers that be have firmed up their plans to a certain point, mere legality must step aside. For Wilks, abandoning the rule of law leads to chaos, even if following that principle leads to results that disappoint the oligarchs. I'll leave it to audiences to discover how the clash of perspectives works out, but it is clear that, regardless of what becomes of Aunt Ester's home, Wilks' choice to adhere to the rule of law and to honor his roots and ancestors would destroy his great plans, his business partnership, and probably his marriage. Though, of course, regardless of the outcome, such a choice would also make him a hero.

Guest Blog: Actor Michael Salami On August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Photo Guest Blog: Actor Michael Salami On August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Being cast in an August Wilson play feels like an honour; I studied his work at drama school. He is described as the black Shakespeare. His words and characters are so full of life - half my job feels done already. How he expresses the black experience feels so relatable even to this day.

BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre Photo BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2018

'Radio Golf' is the tenth and final work of African-American Playwright August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' of plays. This simple, yet representative production by KC Melting Pot Theatre is performed at the Just Off Broadway Theatre.

Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6 Photo Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf now runs through October 6, 2018, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 

Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Court Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, opens its 2018/19 season with August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf runs August 30 - September 30, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.

BWW Review: Ensemble Hits a Hole-in-One with RADIO GOLF
by Roy Berko - Feb 27, 2017

August Wilson is considered not only one of the greatest of African American playwrights, but of all theatrical writers. His themes of self-identity, racism, loyalty, religion, deception, love, gentrification and historical verification form the centerpiece of his well-received 'Century Cycle' about black life in Pittsburgh.

RADIO GOLF Opens Next Friday at Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

To Celebrate Black History Month Ensemble will produce August Wilson's Radio Golf. The final installment of his ten play American Century Cycle, this fast-paced, dynamic and wonderfully funny work is about the world today and the dreams we have for the future. Set in Pittsburgh in the late 1990's, it's the story of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city's first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets get revealed that could be his undoing.  

Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death.

BWW Reviews: RADIO GOLF Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
by Herbert Paine - Oct 3, 2014

David Hemphill's production of August Wilson's Radio Golf needs some work on a script that may be the least impressive of August Wilson's epic decalogy of black life in America, the Pittsburgh Cycle. If there are bright spots in the show, they are in the performances of T.A. Burrows and Roosevelt Watts. Both have infectious comic sensibilities and a firm command of their place on the stage.

Singers Marin with Caroling Kids to Perform at Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce's WINTERFEST, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Mill Valley's Depot Plaza will be filled with live music, children playing and community camaraderie when the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Mill Valley, brings in the holiday season with a good dose of laughter, fun and a time for families to celebrate the coming holidays at the annual Winterfest. The festivities take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st from 11am to 6pm in the Depot Plaza downtown Mill Valley. This event is FREE and open to the public (except for the snow slide which is $2 per slide.) For more information, visit www.millvalley.org or call 415-388-9700.

Phylicia Rashad & More Set for Live Video Webcasts of August Wilson Plays, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

While 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is generating Oscar buzz for its chronicle of several decades of African- American political life, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson masterfully documented a full century of the African-American experience in the 10 plays the make up the American Century Cycle. These works, nine of which have been staged on Broadway with stars including Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, among many others, showed the suffering, joys, and triumphs of African-Americans through searing, poetic and personal stories of everyday people in Pittsburgh, PA.

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