New Federal Theatre Has Dedicated Its November Readings Series To Ntozake ShangeNew Federal Theatre Has Dedicated Its November Readings Series To Ntozake Shange
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has dedicated its November Readings Series to the memory of the late playwright Ntozake Shange, who died October 27.  The series, now in progress, has been retitled 'Ntozake Shange November Reading Series 2018.'  It runs from November 8 to 18, with readings of eight plays at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.  (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Sets November Readings SeriesWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Sets November Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

From November 8 to 18, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present 'The November Readings Series,' with readings of eight plays at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.  This series is devoted to brilliant one- and two-character plays, a dramatic form that most theaters neglect.  It will be used to develop African-American writers and to select plays that New Federal Theatre may present as full productions in its 2019-20 season.  The lineup includes works by Trevor Rhone, Howard Craft, Edgar Nkosi White, J.E. Franklin, Ivy Omere, Larry Muhammad, Richie McCall and Reginald T. Jackson.  Suggested donation is $10 and tickets can be purchased at www.castillo.org. The box office number is 212-941-1234.  For complete info, visit:  www.newfederaltheatre.org. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities. (more...)

Castillo Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of DISHWASHER DREAMSCastillo Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of DISHWASHER DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Comedian, performer and storyteller Aladdin Ullah brings the world premiere of  Dishwasher Dreams to the Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street), October 26 through November 18. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman, the production features live music accompaniment by acclaimed Tabla player Avirodh Sharma. (more...)

Castillo Theatre Hosts World Premiere of DISHWASHER DREAMSCastillo Theatre Hosts World Premiere of DISHWASHER DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street) proudly presents the world premiere production of Dishwasher Dreams, written and performed by comedian, performer and storyteller Alladin Ullah. Directed by GabrielVega Weissman, the production runs from October 26 - November 18, 2018. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Today, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

JAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLJAG Productions Presents Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

JAG Productions (Vermont's one and only award-winning, professional African-American Theatre company!), will present, the profound jazz musical, Lady Day  Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. The show will be run from May 24th-May 27th at the Engine Room in White River Junction, May 31st-June 3rd at The Grange Theater in Pomfret and June 7-10 at Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater in Burlington, VT. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill will be directed by JAG Productions' Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones.  The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition.  Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.  Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones. The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition. Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America. Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones.  The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition.  Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.  Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

TheatreSouth Presents Florida Premiere Of A CLASS ACT At Pompano Beach Cultural CenterTheatreSouth Presents Florida Premiere Of A CLASS ACT At Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

TheatreSouth is proud to bring the compelling legal drama, A Class Act, to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Written by Norman Shabel, this play focuses on a trio of lawyers who accuse General Chemical Corporation of polluting water across the country through cancer-causing factory runoff. These attorneys are hoping for a big payoff from the deep pockets of the corporation, while the 'suits' at the latter plan to use blackmail as leverage to pay as little as possible. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen CenterCast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Young Jean Lee To Receive 2018 Edwin Booth AwardYoung Jean Lee To Receive 2018 Edwin Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Young Jean Lee is the winner of the 2018 Edwin Booth Award. The Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 21, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm in The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street. Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Reservations: boothawardrsvp@gmail.com (more...)

LITTLE ROCK to Receive New York Premiere at the Sheen CenterLITTLE ROCK to Receive New York Premiere at the Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Today the New York premiere of Little Rock was announced, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly. (more...)

PERSON PLACE THING Returns To TPAC With Woodie King, Jr.PERSON PLACE THING Returns To TPAC With Woodie King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with host Randy Cohen for his Person Place Thing podcast and radio show in 2017-2018. The second guest to be featured at Tribeca PAC is award-winning theatre director Woodie King, Jr. on Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm. Tickets to the recording are $10 and available online, at the door, and by phone at 212-220-1460. (more...)

Book Event Panel Discussion On 'The Art Of Creativity' Comes to The Lambs, 3/12Book Event Panel Discussion On 'The Art Of Creativity' Comes to The Lambs, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The Unique Panel Discussion will celebrate a new book by Ronald Rand, "CREATE! How Extraordinary Artists Live to Create and Create to Live" at the historical theatrical club, The Lambs 3 West 51st Street, New York City, Monday, March 12th, 2018, 7:00-8:00pm. There is no charge for the Event. Seating is limited - reservations are necessary at: (212) 586-0306 or RSVP@The-Lambs.org      (more...)

LITTLE ROCK to Have Industry Readings in NYCLITTLE ROCK to Have Industry Readings in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC announces that two private industry readings of Little Rock: An American Play With Music, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Valisia Lekae, McKinley Belcher III & More Will Lead LITTLE ROCK Industry ReadingValisia Lekae, McKinley Belcher III & More Will Lead LITTLE ROCK Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC just announced that two private industry readings of Little Rock: An American Play With Music, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTENWriters Theatre Presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents A Moon for the Misbegotten, written by Eugene O'Neill and directed by WT Resident Director William Brown. A Moon for the Misbegotten runs February 7 March 18, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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