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United Solo's Artistic Director Omar Sangare Invited as Special Guest to Commemorate American ThespianUnited Solo's Artistic Director Omar Sangare Invited as Special Guest to Commemorate American Thespian
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. (more...)

Omar Sangare Among Special Guests to Honor 19th-Century Theatrical Icon, Ira AldridgeOmar Sangare Among Special Guests to Honor 19th-Century Theatrical Icon, Ira Aldridge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

???????Founder and artistic director of New York's United Solo Festival and professor at Williams College, Omar Sangare was invited as a special guest to honor the 150th anniversary of Ira Aldridge's death. The anniversary event was organized by the Polish city of Lodz, where the 19th-century thespian died during a European tour, and where his grave is located. Aldridge, the first internationally celebrated African American actor, died unexpectedly during rehearsals before opening night. A century and a half later, following an invitation from the Lodz mayor's office, Sangare recited excerpts from "Othello" and Shakespeare's poems as part of the anniversary commemoration. Similar events took place internationally to honor Aldridge and his work. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Makes Hawaii Premiere With Theatre FoundTHE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Makes Hawaii Premiere With Theatre Found
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT made its Hawaii premiere on August 18 with the group Theatre Found, and continues it's run August 25, 26, 27 and September 1, 2, and 3. (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam ShepardMagic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Sam Shepard passed away on Thursday, July 27 of complications from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Shepard spent a decade as playwright-in-residence at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where he premiered his masterworks Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1979), True West (1980), and Fool for Love (1983, starring Ed Harris and Kathy Baker). Shepard returned to Magic in 2000 to direct the world premiere of his new work The Late Henry Moss, starring Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you Caryl Churchill's revolutionary masterwork, CLOUD 9 - co-directed by TSP's artistic team, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican. This play kicks off 'The Empathy Initiative,' the company's year-long commitment to addressing oppression in all forms through the power of theater. (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & NobleRonald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

Lightning Rod Theatre Presents World Premiere of THIS SIDE OF SWEETWATERLightning Rod Theatre Presents World Premiere of THIS SIDE OF SWEETWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Lightning Rod Theater is proud to present the World Premiere of This Side of Sweetwater opening June 10th at the Asylum at McCadden Place Theatre (1157 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038) on Saturday, June 3, 7 p.m. (preview), Saturday, June 10, 9 p.m. (opening), Sunday, June 11, 4 p.m., Friday, June 16, 11:30 p.m., Friday, June 23, 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 (more...)

The Company Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE, Beginning TonightThe Company Theatre Group Presents David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Company Theatre Group, Inc. is pleased to present the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winning play RABBIT HOLE, written by David Lindsay Abaire. The Company is the resident professional theatre company in Hackensack, and this show features five highly talented professional NJ actors. (more...)

Nashville Rep Offers Three Specialized Acting WorkshopsNashville Rep Offers Three Specialized Acting Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre will offer three in-depth acting workshops taught by theatre experts. Offering a workshop that broadens an actor's skill in a different way each month (April, May, June), the three workshops meet for three sessions each within a Scene Study format. (more...)

Vol 4 of THE LOST GROUP THEATRE PLAYS is Now in Print!Vol 4 of THE LOST GROUP THEATRE PLAYS is Now in Print!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

???????The ReGroup is proud to announce that 3 more classic plays of the Group Theatre finally see publication! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Seeing Place's Vibrant, Modern-Dress MACBETHPhoto Flash: First Look at The Seeing Place's Vibrant, Modern-Dress MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

The Seeing Place Stages Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH, Starting TonightThe Seeing Place Stages Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETHThe Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

URBAN COWBOY's Aaron Latham Directs Site-Specific Production of GOLDEN BOY, Beginning Tonight in BrooklynURBAN COWBOY's Aaron Latham Directs Site-Specific Production of GOLDEN BOY, Beginning Tonight in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

StoPD and Shetler Studios present Golden Boy, written by Clifford Odets and directed by Aaron Latham. Staged at Gleason's Gym, the world famous boxing mecca that contributed to inspiring Odets back in 1937, this full scale production will be the first time Golden Boy will be presented in a site-specific setting with original equipment and ring from 1940s-50s. (more...)

GOLDEN BOY at Gleason's Gym Fights Parkinson'sGOLDEN BOY at Gleason's Gym Fights Parkinson's
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

StoPD and Shetler Studios present Golden Boy, written by Clifford Odets and directed by Aaron Latham.  Staged at Gleason's Gym, the world famous boxing mecca that contributed to inspiring Odets back in 1937, this full scale production will be the first time Golden Boy will be presented in a site-specific setting with original equipment and ring from 1940s-50s.  This production is a fundrasing event for two non-profit organizations: The Michael J. Fox Foundation and stoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson's Disease). This revival of Odets' masterpiece will be directed by Aaron Latham, author of the films Urban Cowboy, The Program and the Broadway musical Urban Cowboy.  Mr. Latham has been living with Parkinson's disease for several years.  At age 72, this production is his theatrical directorial debut. This unique production will also feature professional actors who are living with Parkinson's in some of the main roles. A tribute to the Parkinson's community and a testament to its strength and potential. (more...)

URBAN COWBOY's Aaron Latham to Direct Site-Specific Production of GOLDEN BOY in BrooklynURBAN COWBOY's Aaron Latham to Direct Site-Specific Production of GOLDEN BOY in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

StoPD and Shetler Studios present Golden Boy, written by Clifford Odets and directed by Aaron Latham. Staged at Gleason's Gym, the world famous boxing mecca that contributed to inspiring Odets back in 1937, this full scale production will be the first time Golden Boy will be presented in a site-specific setting with original equipment and ring from 1940s-50s. (more...)

Aaron Latham Will Direct GOLDEN BOY in BrooklynAaron Latham Will Direct GOLDEN BOY in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

StoPD and Shetler Studios present Golden Boy, written by Clifford Odets and directed by Aaron Latham. Staged at Gleason's Gym, the world famous boxing mecca that contributed to inspiring Odets back in 1937, this full scale production will be the first time Golden Boy will be presented in a site-specific setting with original equipment and ring from 1940s-50s. This production is a fundrasing event for two non-profit organizations: The Michael J. Fox Foundation and stoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson's Disease). This revival of Odets' masterpiece will be directed by Aaron Latham, author of the films Urban Cowboy, The Program and the Broadway musical Urban Cowboy. Mr. Latham has been living with Parkinson's disease for several years. At age 72, this production is his theatrical directorial debut. This unique production will also feature professional actors who are living with Parkinson's in some of the main roles. A tribute to the Parkinson's community and a testament to its strength and potential. (more...)

WHEN YOU'VE GOT A GIFT: 3 ONE-ACT MUSICALS to Premiere in NYC This MonthWHEN YOU'VE GOT A GIFT: 3 ONE-ACT MUSICALS to Premiere in NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

'When You've Got a Gift: 3 One-Act Musicals' will premiere at the Kraine Theater July 10 and 11. (more...)

New Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This WeekendNew Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Fourteen Northwest New Jersey youths bring life to an original new musical, 'Love In Stop Motion' by Luthas & Lee, that performs this Today & Saturday, June 24th & 25th at the Centenary University Little Theatre, in Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

New Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This WeekendNew Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Fourteen Northwest New Jersey youths bring life to an original new musical, 'Love In Stop Motion' by Luthas & Lee, that performs this Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th at the Centenary University Little Theatre, in Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

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