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Bio:
Walter Dallas was the former artistic director of the Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. (read complete bio)
 
Walter Dallas Headshot

Bio:
Walter Dallas was the former artistic director of the Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. (read complete bio)
Purple Rose Theatre Presents New Play Reading UNDER CEEGE Photo Purple Rose Theatre Presents New Play Reading UNDER CEEGE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2020

The Purple Rose Theatre is partnering with the Chelsea District Library to present the reading of a new play via Zoom on Saturday October 17 at 10:30 am. Register here.

The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 50IN50: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents 50IN50: LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2020

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre announced today cast details for a special edition of its breakout 50in50 monologue showcase series - 50in50: Love in the Time of Corona - with title inspiration from the classic novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Nobel prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.

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by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2020

Director, Playwright, and Leader in African-American Theater, Walter Dallas, Dies at  Photo Director, Playwright, and Leader in African-American Theater, Walter Dallas, Dies at 73
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Walter Dallas, director, playwright, musician, teacher, and leader in African-American theater, has died at age 73.

The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents REPARATIONS As Part of its #StayAtHome Series Photo The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents REPARATIONS As Part of its #StayAtHome Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

The Billie Holiday Theatre will present the third reading under its new #StayAtHome Reading Series with a special reading of James's Sheldon's Reparations, the critically acclaimed play which had its world premiere at The Billie last November.

Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS Photo Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

The AUDELCO and Obie-Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre will present a special virtual edition of its popular 50in50 monologue showcase series with the highly anticipated 50in50:Letters to Our Sons as part of its new #StayAtHome Reading Series, an innovative online play reading series.

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Phylicia Rashad & More to Lead 'Black Arts Theater' Cours Photo Stephen McKinley Henderson, Phylicia Rashad & More to Lead 'Black Arts Theater' Course in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, in partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, today announced the first-ever Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion course, which will be taught by a world-class faculty in Brooklyn, New York, home to the largest Black community in the nation.

Norm Lewis, NaTasha Yvette Williams and More Among 2017 AUDELCO Award Winners; Full L Photo Norm Lewis, NaTasha Yvette Williams and More Among 2017 AUDELCO Award Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The 45th Annual AUDELCO Awards were held Monday, November 20th, at Symphony Space on 95th Street and Broadway. Scroll down for the winners of Black Theatre's most prestigious awards!

Billie Holiday Theatre's AUTUMN Sweeps 2017 Audelco Awards Photo Billie Holiday Theatre's AUTUMN Sweeps 2017 Audelco Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The energy of the evening was high with an array of black theater elite for the Audelco Awards at Symphony Space Theatre in New York City.

Emory University's Rose Library To Honor 50th Anniversary Of The Negro Ensemble Compa Photo Emory University's Rose Library To Honor 50th Anniversary Of The Negro Ensemble Company's Founders
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) in association with The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (Rose Library) at Emory University and Theater Emory are proud to announce a screening for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward in Atlanta.

BWW Review: THURGOOD at Olney Theatre Center - Supreme Court Justice Comes Alive
by Charles Shubow - Jul 25, 2017

Actor Brian Anthony Wilson gives a brilliant portrayal in a one man show under the direction of Walter Dallas.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2017

I recall with reverence the illustrated cover of the original cast album of MY FAIR LADY by the acclaimed caricaturist, the late Al Hirschfeld (who has a Broadway theater named in his honor). It featured the author of 'Pygmalion' which MY FAIR LADY is based on, George Bernard Shaw, overlooking a cloud in heaven with puppet strings holding up the two lead characters in the show, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, It's a true classic. So was the original cast which opened on Broadway in 1956 and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison and later became a smash movie with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964. I recall having a reserved seat ticket for the film.

A Star-Studded Weekend at the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2016

A star-studded line up came out to experience the Billie Holiday Theatre's New York Premiere of Richard Wesley's  AUTUMN   over the weekend. Celebrities included  Denzel Washington,  Alicia Keys,  Spikeand  Tonya Lee,  Ted Lange,  John David Washington   and renowned theater icons, including  Stephen McKinley Henderson,  Woodie King   and  Anthony Chisholm.

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Becomes New Artistic Director of New Freedom Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2016

New Freedom Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj as its new Artistic Director.  Maharaj, who had served as Guest Artistic Director last season, is only the fourth full-time artistic director in the company's fifty year history, following foundr John E. Allen, Jr., Robert E. Leslie and Walter Dallas.

The Billie Holiday Theater Presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2016

As the country gears up for an intense presidential election, issues like race, gender, class and age creep into the national conversation. This fall, Brooklyn- a renowned epicenter of New York's politics- becomes a stage for these issues with Richard Wesley's political drama AUTUMN. The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents the New York Premiere of AUTUMN in-residence at the Kumble Theater at LIU in Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza fromFriday, October 21 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. 

The Billie Holiday Theatre to Stage Richard Wesley's AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In an era of unprecedented political activity, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation opens its 2016-2017 season with the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Richard Wesley's political drama, Autumn.

1812 Productions to Present THE SHOPLIFTERS
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 23, 2015

1812 Productions is pleased to begin its 2015-2016 season with Morris Panych's newest comedy, The Shoplifters. The Shoplifters premiered at Arena Stage in 2014. This Philadelphia premiere will be produced as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

BWW Special Coverage: Everyman Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season...Its Biggest Season Yet
by Charles Shubow - May 7, 2015

Artistic Director Vince Lancisi has brought a superb selection of plays for 2015-16.

Everyman Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 'STREETCAR' & More
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2015

Everyman Theatre has announced its 25th anniversary season. For the first time ever, the company will present a rotating repertory of two masterpieces of American theatre: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Both productions will feature the same cast and performances will rotate from day to day. Known as The Great American Rep, this event will take place from April 5 through June 12, 2016.

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.

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