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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MICKI GRANT to be Presented at New Federal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2024


New Federal Theatre will present The World According to Micki Grant. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

New Federal Theatre Relocates To WP Theater
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2024


Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) has relocated and is now in residence at The WP (formerly Women's Project) Theater, with performance space located at 2162 Broadway @ 76th Street and administrative offices at 55 West End Ave. Floor 1, Unit 2, NYC 10023. 

Mellon Foundation Awards $500k For Detroit-Focused Propulsion Theatre Project
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2024


Mellon Foundation has awarded five hundred thousand dollars to Blackboard Plays Founder, Garlia Cornelia Jones, and Obsidian Theater Festival Producing Artistic Director John Sloan III in support of the Propulsion Theatre Project (PTP), a partnership project dedicated to creating work that amplifies the ecosystem of theater in Detroit.

Photos: Go Inside Theatre Communications Group's 2024 Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 12, 2024


Theatre Communications Group presented its 2024 TCG Gala: Our Stories at The Edison Ballroom. The Gala featured performances from PigPen Theatre Co., Nichelle Lewis, Judine Somerville, Tracee Beazer, Jacqueline Arnold and Aisha Jackson. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Interview: Kristen Adele Calhoun Excitedly World Premieres Her BLACK CYPRESS BAYOU
by Gil Kaan - Feb 20, 2024


The world premiere of Kristen Adele Calhoun’s Black Cypress Bayou has already begun at the Geffen Playhouse. Tiffany Nichole Greene directs the cast of: Amber Chardae Robinson, Brandee Evans, Angela Lewis and Kimberly Scott. After a successful opening weekend, Kristen managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

RPR Productions Presents BIG MAMA AND ME At Episcopal Actors Guild In NYC
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2024


Richarda Abrams' new play, 'Big Mama and Me,' explores the intergenerational relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter. Set in the South and Midwest, the play tells the story of Big Mama, a patented inventor and accomplished composer, and the impact she had on those around her. Presented by RPR Productions, the world premiere runs from March 6-9 at the Episcopal Actors Guild in NYC. Featuring music direction by Amina Claudine Myers and co-production by Peggy Abrams.

Black Theatre Coalition To Host Inaugural BUILDING THE CHANGE Gala On February 12
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2024


Co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Board Members Aaliytha Stevens and Naila McKenzie, have announced that the Black Theatre Coalition will host its Inaugural Gala on Monday, February 12, 2024 in New York City at the Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor).

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023


Four women writers of the Harlem Renaissance meet in 'Telling Tales Out of School' by Wesley Brown, directed by Woodie King, Jr. at Castillo Theatre/ASP. The play offers a unique perspective on the Harlem Renaissance by providing a character study of four of its most-noted female prime movers. Check out event information here!

New Federal Theatre to Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration Next Month at Edison Ballroom
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023


NEW FEDERAL THEATRE will hold its 53rd Anniversary Celebration on October 2 at Edison Ballroom, honoring Woodie King, Jr., Gabrielle Kurlander, and Sade Lythcott. The gala is chaired by Kenny Leon and Lynn Whitfield.

Woodie King, Jr. Directs the World Premiere of TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL by Wesley Brown at the Castillo Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023


Following a  work in progress of the play last May, New Federal Theatre (NFT) will present the world premiere of 'Telling Tales Out of School,' a new play by Wesley Brown. Learn more about the play and find out how to get tickets here!

World Premiere of SCRAMBLED EGGS Comes to the Gene Frankel Theatre in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023


 In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Faith Steps Productions and 24 Bond Arts Center will present the world premiere of 'Scrambled Eggs,' a new seven-character play. Learn more about how to catch this new play here!

New Federal Theatre To Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2023


Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), led by Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Van Dyke, will hold a 53rd Anniversary Celebration October 2, 2023 at Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street.  

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play FENCES by August Wilson is Coming to Shakespeare & Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023


Experience the emotional depth and powerful storytelling of August Wilson's Fences at Shakespeare & Company. Follow the struggles of Troy Maxson as he navigates dreams, regrets, and a longing for a different life. Don't miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, part of Wilson's acclaimed American Century Cycle. Get your tickets now!

New Federal Theatre In Association With ASP Presents A Staged-Reading Of P.J. Gibson's LONG TIME SINCE YESTERDAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2023


New Federal Theatre (NFT), Elizabeth Van Dyke, Producing Artistic Director, in association with ASP/Castillo Theatre, will present a reading oof Long Time Since by P.J. Gibson, to benefit the Classix Collective. The performance will take place on June 27th at 7pm at Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036).

TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL to Open at New Federal Theatre Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2023


New Federal Theatre will present 'Telling Tales Out of School,' a new play by Wesley Brown, from May 2 to 7 as a work in progress at Castillo Theatre/ASP.

New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2023


New Federal Theatre will present 'Telling Tales Out of School,' a new play by Wesley Brown, from May 2 to 7 as a work in progress at Castillo Theatre/ASP.

Nixon Cesar Joins Brave New World Production Of Arthur Miller's THE HOOK
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2023


Nixon Cesar has joined the cast of the upcoming stage production of Arthur Miller's The Hook, which will be produced in Red Hook, Brooklyn by the Brave New World Repertory Theatre in June of this year.

Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2023 Programming Featuring THE VICKSBURG PROJECT World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2022


Harlem Stage has announced full programming for Spring 2023, continuing its Black Arts Movement: Examined series examining the 1960s/70s cultural movement led by Black artists, activists, and intellectuals.

Photos: Stars Turn Out for the 'James Earl Jones Theater' Dedication!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2022


The Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Check out photos from inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more!

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre to Stream GONG LUM'S LEGACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022


Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre will stream the World Premiere of Gong Lum's Legacy, written by Charles L. White and directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke, June 20-26. This special streaming presentation was pre-recorded from performances at Theatre at St. Clements in April 2022.

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