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Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Race and Sexuality in American Theatre Photo Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Race and Sexuality in American Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

Last week, Jeremy O. Harris joined  Tony-nominated cast members of Slave Play, Chalia La Tour and Ato Blankson-Wood, in a talk hosted by the Human Rights Campaign for a celebration of the play and a conversation centered on race and sexuality in the American theater.

Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66 Photo Tony-Nominated Set and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier Has Passed Away at 66
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2021

G.W. “Skip” Mercier (1954 – 2021) of Rowayton, CT—Skip to his many loving friends, students, and relations—died at home March 11th in the company of his family, of pancreatic cancer. He was born July 20th, 1954 in Methuen, MA to George and Margaret Condon Mercier and was raised in Haverhill, MA.

OWN & Lionsgate Announces GREENLEAF Spinoff; Season 5 Premiere Date Set Photo OWN & Lionsgate Announces GREENLEAF Spinoff; Season 5 Premiere Date Set
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 19, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is in development with Lionsgate on a spin-off of the network's critically-acclaimed hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf” from award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Wright

OWN Renews DAVID MAKES MAN for Second Season Photo OWN Renews DAVID MAKES MAN for Second Season
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 19, 2019

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today its critically acclaimed drama series “David Makes Man” from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”) has been renewed for a second season. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, recently received a Critics' Choice Award nomination for “Best Drama,” a prestigious Gotham Award nomination, and has been named to several critics' year-end “best of television” lists.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Nikkole Salter on Coretta Sco Photo BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Nikkole Salter on Coretta Scott King and Geraldine Whittington
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Nikkole Salter gives us a lesson on Coretta Scott King and Geraldine Whittington.

Enrico Colantoni, Obi Abili, and Alexander Garfin Will Star In The World Premiere Of  Photo Enrico Colantoni, Obi Abili, and Alexander Garfin Will Star In The World Premiere Of FEAR at The Lortel
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Matt Williams' play FEAR will receive its World Premiere beginning Tuesday, October 15 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), directed by Tea Alagić. A limited run, FEAR will celebrate its opening night on Thursday, October 24 and run through December 8, 2019. Tickets are $65- $89 and can be purchased by visiting FearthePlay.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.

Meet the Cast of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Now in Previews! Photo Meet the Cast of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019

Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Review Roundup: Ms. Blakk for President at Steppenwolf Theatre; What Did The Critics  Photo Review Roundup: Ms. Blakk for President at Steppenwolf Theatre; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Jun 7, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre's Ms. Blakk for President is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SPAMILTON: An American Parody Photo Huntington Theatre Company Presents SPAMILTON: An American Parody
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company will present the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody from February 12 through March 10, 2019 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and is now on tour across the country, playing ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

Huntington Theatre Company Presents SPAMILTON: An American Parody Photo Huntington Theatre Company Presents SPAMILTON: An American Parody
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 3, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company will present the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody from February 12 through March 10, 2019 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and is now on tour across the country, playing ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

Summer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 1 Photo Summer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 12th Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) with SUMMER SHORTS 2018, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 12th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. The general performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. Individual calendar schedule of performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for viewing/download. Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 29 at 2:15 PM. Press Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 5 at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (a ticket package to both Series A & B, available through August 15) is $55. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions Photo Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2018-19 Mainstage Season, its 32nd, featuring the regional premieres of THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath as well as three world premieres: AZUL by New Orleans native Christina Quintana, FLOWERS FOR HALLIE - a celebration of Mahalia Jackson written by and starring Troi Bechet - and MANDATORY MERRIMENT: AN UNTITLED HOLIDAY MUSICAL created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch with book by Ian Hoch.

NNPN Announces 81st Rolling World Premiere NOMAD MOTEL By Carla Ching Photo NNPN Announces 81st Rolling World Premiere NOMAD MOTEL By Carla Ching
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2018

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of its 81st Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Nomad Motel by Carla Ching. The Roll kicks off at Member Theaters City Theatre Company (May 18-June 3 in Pittsburgh), followed by Horizon Theatre Company (September 28-October 21 in Atlanta), and Unicorn Theatre (January 23-February 27, 2019 in Kansas City, MO). Nomad Motel was presented at NNPN's 2016 National Showcase of New Plays, hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin.

THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2 Photo THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2
by Julie Musbach - Apr 20, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has extended the world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary), through June 2 with the original cast.

Robert O'Hara Signs on the Direct MCC's New York Premiere of BLKS Photo Robert O'Hara Signs on the Direct MCC's New York Premiere of BLKS
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 9, 2018

MCC Theater has just announced that Obie-winning director Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum) has just signed on to direct the New York premiere of BLKS by Aziza Barnes. The play will run April 18 - May 26, 2019 at The Newman Mills Theater.

Public Theater Free Mobile Unit's HENRY V Begins At The Public, 4/23 Photo Public Theater Free Mobile Unit's HENRY V Begins At The Public, 4/23
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of HENRY V on Monday, April 23.  Directed by Robert O'Hara, the free sit-down run of HENRY V follows a three-week tour to five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts.

Four Free Events Announced for THE DOPPELGANGER (an International Farce) Photo Four Free Events Announced for THE DOPPELGANGER (an International Farce)
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 28, 2018

In conjunction with the world premiere of The Doppelganger (an international farce) by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is offering four free events on select Sundays during the run of the show. Each discussion is a fun and casual chance for audience members to engage with experts on topics associated with the production. Space is limited. RSVP through Audience Services at 312.335.1650 or at steppenwolf.org.

Photo Flash: Court Theatre continues 63rd Season with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER Photo Photo Flash: Court Theatre continues 63rd Season with GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 21, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, continues its 2017/18 season with Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler (based on the screenplay by William Rose), directed by Marti Lyons with Associate Director Wardell Julius Clark. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner runs March 15 - April 15, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00pm.

Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals Today Photo Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals Today
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Rehearsals kicked off today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary).

The Public's Free HENRY V Mobile Unit Announces Casting & Tour Stops Photo The Public's Free HENRY V Mobile Unit Announces Casting & Tour Stops
by Julie Musbach - Feb 28, 2018

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HENRY V, directed by Robert O'Hara.Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit's free tour (March 29 - April 21) brings Shakespeare and other works to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues.

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