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Bio:
Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which includes The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out! Tarell's script, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, is ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which includes The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out! Tarell's script, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, is ... (read complete bio)
Mellon Foundation Supports New TCG Books' Series Of Classic Works By Black Playwright Photo Mellon Foundation Supports New TCG Books' Series Of Classic Works By Black Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support the expansion of TCG Books through a two-year, $1,000,000 total grant.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces New Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021

Philadelphia Theatre Company is ready to welcome audiences back into the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for the return of live, in-person theatre. The 2021-2022 season will feature two world premiere plays, a Tony Award-winning play with soaring gospel and R&B music, and a chance for audiences to reawaken their senses.

Photos: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE LAST OF THE LOVE LET Photo Photos: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE LAST OF THE LOVE LETTERS
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 14, 2021

Just last night, Atlantic Theater Company celebrated opening night of the World Premiere play The Last of the Love Letters. The Last of the Love Letters is written by and features Ngozi Anyanwu and is directed by Patricia McGregor. The Last of the Love Letters plays a limited engagement through Sunday, September 26th Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, and More Set For LIVE AT THE LORTEL Photo Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, and More Set For LIVE AT THE LORTEL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. We honor the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to advance the state of theater, and to support the issues that they are passionate about. We look to explore how an artist's passion for activism and philanthropy influences their artistry on the stage.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season and a Return To Live Theatre Photo Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season and a Return To Live Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Philadelphia Theatre Company is ready to welcome audiences back into the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for the return of live, in-person theatre. The 2021-2022 season will feature two world premiere plays, a Tony Award-winning play with soaring gospel and R&B music, and a chance for audiences to reawaken their senses.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 2- CHOIR BOY Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 2- CHOIR BOY Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy, the new play featuring gospel music directed by Trip Cullman will open July 2 at MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New YorkCity Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!

The Academy Invites Leslie Odom Jr., Nathan Lane, George C. Wolfe & 392 More to Membe Photo The Academy Invites Leslie Odom Jr., Nathan Lane, George C. Wolfe & 392 More to Membership
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2021

There are 89 Oscar nominees, including 25 winners, among the invitees.

Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022 Photo Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.

YoungArts Application Now Open For 2022 Competition Photo YoungArts Application Now Open For 2022 Competition
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

All YoungArts award winners will receive financial awards of up to $10,000, opportunities to work with leading artists and will become eligible for exclusive creative and professional development support throughout their careers.

Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

Subscription renewals begin on June 21st and new subscription sales start in July. Single tickets will be available in late summer. 

Steppenwolf NOW Concludes First Virtual Season with WHERE WE STAND Photo Steppenwolf NOW Concludes First Virtual Season with WHERE WE STAND
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

What does community mean? And what do we owe to one another? Steppenwolf NOW proudly presents the final offering in its inaugural virtual season, Where We Stand, a bold feat of storytelling about community and accountability written, performed and composed by 2021 Whiting Award Winner Donnetta Lavinia Grays.

HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 With Spotlight Pages, Concert Series, Comedy Showcases  Photo HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 With Spotlight Pages, Concert Series, Comedy Showcases & More
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 1, 2021

As part of this spotlight page, viewers will get exclusive access to concerts, never before seen clips and interviews within their “Your Pass to Pride 2021” Collection, produced by Human by Orientation throughout the month.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Live 2021/22 Season Featuring Works by Tracy Le Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Live 2021/22 Season Featuring Works by Tracy Letts, Tina Landau & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company unveiled its path to welcoming audiences back to the theater—and not the same one they left but a stunning new 50,000 sq. ft. theater building and education center on Halsted Street.

Emily Mclaughlin Appointed Head Of Development At Fictionhouse Photo Emily Mclaughlin Appointed Head Of Development At Fictionhouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

Fictionhouse has announced the appointment of Emily McLaughlin as Head of Development.

OWN Announces New Drama Series THE KINGS OF NAPA Photo OWN Announces New Drama Series THE KINGS OF NAPA
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 11, 2021

Centered on the power struggle between the wealthy King family siblings in idyllic Napa Valley, the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Harpo Films. Production will begin later in 2021 for an early 2022 premiere on OWN.

SCTC Announces 2021 Theatre Season With A Focus On Amazing American Playwrights Photo SCTC Announces 2021 Theatre Season With A Focus On Amazing American Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2021

South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, along with our Artistic Director, Raymond Croce, has announced a season of American theater presented in a manner designed to keep everyone safe.

Larry Powell Named 2021 Recipient Of IAMA's 'Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission' Photo Larry Powell Named 2021 Recipient Of IAMA's 'Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission'
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2021

IAMA Theatre Company has selected Larry Powell as the 2021 recipient of the company's annual Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. Sponsored by award-winning writer and producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), the commission, now in its fourth year, was created to help grow and nourish budding playwrights and artists with emphasis on cultural inclusion and the goal to showcase fresh, creative, thought-provoking work.

Third Rail Presents An Encore Of #ENOUGH For The Office Of Violence Prevention Photo Third Rail Presents An Encore Of #ENOUGH For The Office Of Violence Prevention
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2021

Following Third Rail's participation in the nationwide reading of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence on December 14, 2020, Nike Greene, who worked with Third Rail as a cultural facilitator on the project, invited the company to present another online reading of the plays for community stakeholders who regularly meet with the Office of Violence Prevention (where Greene is director) to work for increased public safety and racial equity.

Center Theatre Group Presents Larry Powell's THE GAZE ... Photo Center Theatre Group Presents Larry Powell's THE GAZE ...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021

Center Theatre Group is presenting Larry Powell’s “The Gaze … No Homo,” a satiric dramedy about the decolonization of the Black imagination which will be presented on Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage February 25 at 5 pm Pacific through March 25, 2021.

PrideArts Announces Repeat Performance of TWELFTH NIGHT Photo PrideArts Announces Repeat Performance of TWELFTH NIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021

Pride Arts’ live virtual reading of an adaptation of Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Peter Vamvakas and originally performed on January 12, will give a second live performance on February 2 at 7 pm. A cast of seven will play all roles, providing the opportunity for intriguing double casting.

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