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Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in  MORNING'S AT SEVEN O Photo Photos: Lindsay Crouse, Alma Cuervo, Judith Ivey & More Star in MORNING'S AT SEVEN Opening at Theatre at St. Clements
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

Morning’s At Seven, Paul Osborn’s treasured comedy classic, returns to New York this fall for the first time in 20 years featuring an all-star cast including Academy Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lindsay Crouse (The Homecoming), Obie Award winner Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!, Uncommon Women and Others), and more!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2020 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2020 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2021

After two and a half years without Broadway's biggest night, the Tony Awards are back. This year's presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Wake Up With BWW 8/5: PASS OVER Takes First Broadway Bow, COME FROM AWAY Film Trailer Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/5: PASS OVER Takes First Broadway Bow, COME FROM AWAY Film Trailer, and More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021

Today's top stories: Pass Over is the first Broadway show to begin performances, Come From Away film trailer, in rehearsal for Waitress, and more!

Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Photo Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins & New Federal Theatre Will Receive 2020 Tony Honors
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.

JIMMY'S LAST NIGHT AT MIKELL'S to be Presented by New Federal Theatre Photo JIMMY'S LAST NIGHT AT MIKELL'S to be Presented by New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present 'Jimmy's Last Night At Mikell's' by Larry Muhammad as part of its annual Ntozake Shange Reading Series on June 22 at 7:00 PM.

Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre Photo Woodie King, Jr. To Retire June 30 As Head Of New Federal Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

Woodie King, Jr., Founder and Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), will retire from leadership of the famed theater company on June 30, 2021, handing the baton to NFT's newly appointed Artistic Director, Elizabeth Van Dyke.

New Federal Theatre Announces Virtual Reading of WINDOWS  by Mfundi Vundla Photo New Federal Theatre Announces Virtual Reading of WINDOWS by Mfundi Vundla
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021

 As part of 'New Federal Theatre Celebrates Black History Month,' Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre is offering a live streaming virtual reading of 'Widows' by Mfundi Vundla on February 27 at 7:00 PM. The reading will be available on-demand through March 1. 

Broadway's Woodie King, Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp Profiled in Photography Book on B Photo Broadway's Woodie King, Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp Profiled in Photography Book on Black Seniors
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2020

Broadway veterans Woodie King, Jr., Vinie Burrows and Emme Kemp are spotlighted in ‚ÄúA Generation Found: Precious Pearls of Wisdom,‚ÄĚ a beautifully photographed coffee table book by writer-photographer Roohee Marshall that‚Äôs dedicated to the wit and achievements of Black seniors.

Felix Hernandez, G. Keith Alexander and More Team Up for 50 YEARS IN THE GROOVE, Salu Photo Felix Hernandez, G. Keith Alexander and More Team Up for 50 YEARS IN THE GROOVE, Salute to New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2020

Two of New York's most beloved radio hosts, Felix Hernandez (WBGO's Rhythm Revue Dance Party) and G. Keith Alexander (WBLS from 1973-2017), are teaming up November 14, 2020 for '50 Years In The Groove,' a Rhythm Revue salute to Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT).

Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's Photo Pauletta Washington & LaTanya Richardson Jackson Collaborate in New Federal Theatre's STORIES ABOUT THE OLD DAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020

On 10/30 - 11/1, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Stories About the Old Days,' the acclaimed 1986 drama about hidden secrets, featuring co-stars Pauletta Washington and Michael Potts, associate producer Linda Herring and its original director LaTanya Richardson Jackson at the helm.

New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Virtual Play Reading of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 16, 2020

On October 16 - 18, Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present the acclaimed 'From the Mississippi Delta,' the biographical journey of a Black woman's rise from poverty and prostitution to become a Civil Rights activist and historian by late scholar-poet Endesha Ida Mae Holland, PhD.

Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOI Photo Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant Reunite for New Federal Theatre's DR. DUBOIS AND AND MISS OVINGTON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington,' the acclaimed 2014 drama about the beginnings of the NAACP with original stars Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant.'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington' are 7:00pm on Friday, October 9 and 7:00pm on Saturday, Oct 10.

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month Photo New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2020

On September 21 and 28 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present '2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak.' 

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.

 Photo New Federal Theatre Presents RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS & PLAY READINGS Featuring André DeShields & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2020

From June 2 to 30, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present 'Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings,' a program of seven live-streamed discussions and play reading events featuring distinguished artists who have done formative and influential work at New Federal Theater.

TWO CAN PLAY Begins at New Federal Theatre February 27 Photo TWO CAN PLAY Begins at New Federal Theatre February 27
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2020

From February 27 to April 5, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. 

Photo Coverage: TCG Celebrates David Henry Hwang and National Black Theatre Festival  Photo Photo Coverage: TCG Celebrates David Henry Hwang and National Black Theatre Festival at 2020 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 4, 2020

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, just celebrated its 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, last night, February 3, 2020, at The Edison Ballroom. The Gala honored North Carolina Black Repertory Company's National Black Theatre Festival, based in Winston-Salem; playwright David Henry Hwang; and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level. The evening included performances from A Strange Loop and Soft Power, and feature Billy Bustamante, James Jackson, Jr., and Alyse Alan Louis.

New Federal Theatre Revives Trevor Rhone's TWO CAN PLAY for Black History Month and W Photo New Federal Theatre Revives Trevor Rhone's TWO CAN PLAY for Black History Month and Women's History Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020

From February 27 to March 29, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. In this two-act comedy, Gloria and Jim, a lower middle-class couple in Kingston, try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States. They survive because they learn to communicate and rediscover each other. Playwright Trevor Rhone was the artistic giant of Jamaican theater. The play celebrates the pent-up need for self-discovery and personal development in Jamaican women, a theme which is also universal. Director is Clinton Turner Davis, who helmed the comedy's New York premiere in 1985.

Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow Photo Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

The United States Artists (USA) announced today that dancer/ choreographer Dianne McIntyre is one of fifty recipients of their 2020 USA Fellow award. Each of the fifty recipients will receive a $50,000 cash award of unrestricted funds.

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