10th Annual FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL Features Cutting-Edge And Emerging Black Playwrights10th Annual FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL Features Cutting-Edge And Emerging Black Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

OBIE award-winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program and select readings of new full-length plays. (more...)

NYC Black Theater Network Presents BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS?NYC Black Theater Network Presents BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Today, influencer and talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Kevin Young, Director, Schomburg Center) announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Winter Preview: Broadway and Off-Broadway Edition. The event is scheduled at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Blvd) on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porgy & Bess, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jitney) will host the program whose purpose is to bring attention to the unprecedented number of plays by black playwrights being produced on Broadway and Off-Broadway this season. (more...)

The Fire This Time Festival Returns for 10th YearThe Fire This Time Festival Returns for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

OBIE award-winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program and select readings of new full-length plays. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville announces Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. A beloved tradition for more than four decades and the nation's second-longest continuously running production of A Christmas Carol, Actors Theatre's rendition of Dickens' classic tale is brought to life with visual splendor and joyous music. A Christmas Carol will play November 20-December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. (more...)

Fire This Time Festival Announces The Eight Emerging Playwrights For 10-Minute PlaysFire This Time Festival Announces The Eight Emerging Playwrights For 10-Minute Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

OBIE award winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program. (more...)

Actors Theatre Presents Louisville's Favorite Holiday Tradition: Fifth Third Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROLActors Theatre Presents Louisville's Favorite Holiday Tradition: Fifth Third Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Actors Theatre of Louisville announces Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Field and directed by Drew Fracher. Celebrate the warmth of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. A beloved tradition for more than four decades and the nation's second-longest continuously running production of A Christmas Carol, Actors Theatre's rendition of Dickens' classic tale is brought to life with visual splendor and joyous music. A Christmas Carol will play November 20-December 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM and SUMMER OF '63Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's CUBICLE FARM and SUMMER OF '63
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 7, 2018

Last week, the Ohio Artists Gathering celebrated the finale of its inaugural year with presentations of two original shows. The first, Summer of '63 written by York Walker (LA), directed by Alan Bomar Jones (Dayton), and featuring Kendra Lucas (CBus), Shanelle Marie (CBus), Tobie Windham (LA), Asher Grodman (NYC), Lateefah Holder (LA), Taylor Moss (CBus), and John Stewart (NYC). The second, Cubicle Farm written and directed by Broadway actor Asa Somers and featuring Broadway actor Mike Faist. The continued support of the public made this event possible and we thank all of our donors and supporters for everything they have done. Updates on the future of this festival will be posted on social media @ohioartistsgathering or on our website, www.ohioartistsgathering.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's SUMMER OF '63 REHEARSALPhoto Coverage: Inside Ohio Artists Gathering's SUMMER OF '63 REHEARSAL
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 29, 2018

The inaugural Ohio Artists Gathering hosted its first public event tonight at Short North Stage! Pictured is the talented cast and creative team of an original show called "Summer of '63" written by York Walker and directed by Alan Jones. Tonight they welcomed the general public to sit in on a brief snippet of the workshop process that the actors must go through in order to take the show from page to stage. They will be performing "Summer of '63" as a staged reading this Friday at Short North Stage. Go to www.ohioartistsgathering.com for tickets and more details. Also, feel free to follow @ohioartistsgathering on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up on all the events happening this week. (more...)

BWW Review:  RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater is a MasterpieceBWW Review: RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater is a Masterpiece
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 19, 2017

The wait is over. Two River Theater (TRT) opens its 2017/2018 Season with an outstanding production of the time-honored classic, A Raisin in the Sun. The show will be on the Red Bank stage now through October 8. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Carl Cofield, it is staged and performed to perfection. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: Brandon J. Dirden, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley & More Celebrate Opening Night of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

It was a swell family affair at Two River Theater last night as a searing and powerful production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic A Raisin in the Sun, helmed by Carl Cofield and starring Brandon J. Dirden as Walter Lee Younger, his wife Crystal A. Dickinson as Ruth Younger, his father Willie Dirden as Bobo, Brenda Pressley as Lena Younger, Jasmine Batchelor as Beneatha Younger, Nat DeWolf as Karl Lindner, Charlie Hudson III as Joseph Asagai, Owen Tabaka as Travis Younger, York Walker as George Murchison, with Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera as the Moving Men, celebrated opening night. (more...)

Two River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full CastTwo River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. (more...)

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Carl Cofield. The press opening is Friday, September 15 at 7pm and performances will continue through Sunday, October 8 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 23, 2017

Two River Theater launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlie Hudson III who plays Asagai in the production. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 9/9 to 10/8. (more...)

Two River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full CastTwo River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. (more...)

FIRST DRAUGHTS Continues This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

First Draughts is a developmental reading series produced by Amios, a cooperative whose mission is to build community through art. First Draughts is dedicated to expanding four short plays, first produced at SHOTZ! (Amios' monthly short-play series) into full-lengths over the course of a six-month development process. (more...)

Annette Bening, Judy Kaye, Alysha Umphress, Betsy Wolfe and More Will Appear at A.C.T.'s 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), gala chair Priscilla B. Geeslin and Honorary Chairs Beth Behrs, Colman Domingo, Douglas Sills, and Denzel Washington have announced A.C.T.'s 50th Anniversary Gala, taking place on Thursday, April 27 at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St.), The Costume Shop (1119 Market St.), as well as in a specially built supper club-style tented dining room between the two venues. (more...)

Amios to Present FIRST DRAUGHTS Reading Series This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

First Draughts is a developmental reading series produced by Amios, a theater collective whose mission is to build community through art. First Draughts is dedicated to expanding first produced at Shotz (Amios' monthly short-play series) into full-length plays over the course of a six-month development process. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Captivates at the Taper
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2016

It is refreshing to watch family dysfunction where family members, striving to make thing better, do honestly care about one another. In Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love & Sex we are presented with quite a divergent platter at first glance, but as time progresses and with so many transformations in plot and character, reconnection never ceases to be a top priority. Helmed by Robert Egan, the play, though taking a tad too long to reach its resolutions, boasts some witty dialogue and substantially engrossing scenes by playwright Doran and an outstanding cast of five at the Mark Taper Forum through March 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, opened last night, February 21, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and continues through March 20. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry festivities below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/18/2016 - THE HUMANS, OLD HATS, ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 18, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE HUMANS opens on Broadway, OLD HATS returns to Signature Theatre and more! (more...)

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