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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson takes us to the beginning of his 20th century cycle with this play set in 1904 Pittsburgh. When Citizen Barlow, in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester�s house claiming sanctuary from Caesar, the local constable, he sets into motion a series of events, including a journey to the City of Bones, which leads to startling discoveries and sets him on a course where duty leads to redemption.


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Two River Theater Company Announces Its 2011-12 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Two River Theater Company Artistic Director John Dias announces the lineup of plays for the theater's 2011-12 Season, the first chosen under his artistic leadership. (more...)

Gem of the Ocean Closes Hartford Stage's MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean will be open May 12 at Hartford Stage, the final play in the Tony Award-winning theatre's 47th season. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Announces Special Presentation Of I Wish You Love
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, announces a special presentation of I Wish You Love in the 2011-2012 season. Due to popular demand, 16 performances will be staged at Penumbra Theatre November 18 - December 4, 2011 (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The Gospel According to James with Andre DeShields
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

Artistic Director Dennis Za?ek and Executive Director Jan Kallish announce the Chicago Premiere of The Gospel According to James by Charles Smith, directed by Chuck Smith. (more...)

Gem of the Ocean Closes Hartford Stage's MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean will be open May 12 at Hartford Stage, the final play in the Tony Award-winning theatre's 47th season. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents IN by Bess Wohl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2011

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the drama In, a world premiere by Bess Wohl, February 18 through March 5, 2011. (more...)

Geva Presents August Wilson's Final Play, Radio Golf 3/22-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

When August Wilson died in 2005, America lost one of its most influential playwrights. Wilson's legacy - a cycle of ten plays encompassing the 20th Century, continues to captivate audiences around the world for its poeticism and beauty. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents STICK FLY, 3/16-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

Lydia Diamond?s acclaimed play Stick Fly both entertains and fascinates audiences everywhere it plays. Everyman Theatre is producing the Baltimore premiere of this renowned theatrical work. Secrets unfold when the LeVay brothers bring their girlfriends to the family?s luxurious Martha?s Vineyard Summer home to meet their parents. When they see one of the girlfriends is white, long-hidden truths are revealed in this funny and poignant portrait of a dysfunctional African-American family. Under the microscope and unaccustomed to the LeVay?s affluent lifestyle, the women challenge the household dynamic. While issues around race and class are at the forefront of this play, it is ultimately about secrets, skeletons in the closet, and about dysfunctional family life. (more...)

Arena Stage to Produce RUINED In-the-Round, 4/22-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will produce the first in-the-round staging of Ruined, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Arena Stage Project Resident Lynn Nottage and directed by Resident Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Director of Arena Stage's Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies). Ruined is the stirring tale of Mama Nadi, a mother figure loosely based on Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, who provides refuge for women affected by civil war ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. The production features an expanded company with cast members playing live music and additional ensemble roles featuring University of Maryland students. Ruined runs April 22-June 5, 2011 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents BORN BAD, Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents BORN BAD, Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Makes LA Directorial Debut with A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Ebony Rep., 3/23 - 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Actress/Director Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) is proud to return this groundbreaking play to Los Angeles for its first fully-staged production in over twenty years. Preview performances begin on March 23, 2011, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center with Opening Night on Friday, March 25th. The play runs through April 17, 2011 (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Previews at Ebony Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT), Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown, announced today, that Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with its production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (more...)

Photo Flash: National Theatre's WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

The National Theatre's hit production of War Horse is currently taking bookings at the New London Theatre to 18 February 2012. (more...)

Geva Presents August Wilson's Final Play, Radio Golf 3/22-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

When August Wilson died in 2005, America lost one of its most influential playwrights. Wilson's legacy - a cycle of ten plays encompassing the 20th Century, continues to captivate audiences around the world for its poeticism and beauty. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Presents RADIO GOLF in Conjunction with Town Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2011

Virginia Stage Company (VSC) brings its 32nd Season to a close with August Wilson's Radio Golf, the final work in Wilson's 10-play cycle exploring African-American life in 20th Century America. (more...)

Gregory Simmons To Direct JITNEY At Gallery Players 3/19-4/3/2011
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2011

The Gallery Players (Heather Curran, Artistic Director; Neal Freeman, Executive Director) announced today that Broadway veteran Gregory Simmons will direct August Wilson's Jitney, running March 19 - April 3, 2011 at the organization's Brooklyn home (199 14th Street, Park Slope). (more...)

Wrokhaus Collective Presents Glyph by Christina Ham 4/10-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2011

Hot on the heels of a successful run of Little Eyes at The Guthrie, The Workhaus Collective is proud to present the World Premiere of Glyph, a play that tackles the legacy that slavery has left across the land and its long-lasting affects on a community. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Presents STICK FLY, 3/16-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

Lydia Diamond?s acclaimed play Stick Fly both entertains and fascinates audiences everywhere it plays. Everyman Theatre is producing the Baltimore premiere of this renowned theatrical work. Secrets unfold when the LeVay brothers bring their girlfriends to the family?s luxurious Martha?s Vineyard Summer home to meet their parents. When they see one of the girlfriends is white, long-hidden truths are revealed in this funny and poignant portrait of a dysfunctional African-American family. Under the microscope and unaccustomed to the LeVay?s affluent lifestyle, the women challenge the household dynamic. While issues around race and class are at the forefront of this play, it is ultimately about secrets, skeletons in the closet, and about dysfunctional family life. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Will Direct Ebony Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 3/23-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Actress/Director Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Makes LA Directorial Debut with A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Ebony Rep., 3/23 - 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2011

Actress/Director Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) is proud to return this groundbreaking play to Los Angeles for its first fully-staged production in over twenty years. Preview performances begin on March 23, 2011, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center with Opening Night on Friday, March 25th. The play runs through April 17, 2011 (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents U.S. Premiere of BORN BAD, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

Soho Rep presents the highly anticipated U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's landmark play BORN BAD Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer. Featuring a powerhouse cast that includes: Crystal A. Dickinson (RUINED, CLYBOURNE PARK), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, A RAISIN IN THE SUN), LeRoy McClain (CYMBELINE, THE HISTORY BOYS), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (RUINED, IN THE NEXT ROOM), Michael Rogers (JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE), and Elaine R. Graham (Julie Taymor's 'Across the Universe,' PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES) (more...)

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Begins Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, featuring the talents of Robin Williams, begins previews tonight, March 11, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.). The show officially opens on March 31. (more...)

New Cast Announced for West End's WAR HORSE
by BWW - Mar 1, 2011

From Wednesday 9 March 2011 Nicola Stephenson and Patrick Robinson will join the West End cast of the National Theatre's hit production of War Horse which is currently taking bookings at the New London Theatre to 18 February 2012. Nicola Stephenson will play Albert's mother, Rose Narracott, and Patrick Robinson will play German soldier Friedrich Muller. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR HORSE Welcomes New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2011

From Wednesday 9 March 2011 Nicola Stephenson and Patrick Robinson will join the West End cast of the National Theatre's hit production of War Horse which is currently taking bookings at the New London Theatre to 18 February 2012. Nicola Stephenson will play Albert's mother, Rose Narracott, and Patrick Robinson will play German soldier Friedrich Muller. (more...)

Open Stage of Harrisburg Presents THE PIANO LESSON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Open Stage of Harrisburg continues the 25th Anniversary Seaon with August Wilson's beloved classic THE PIANO LESSON, directed by Executive Artistic Director Don Alsedek. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse 2/4-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

Box Office Open for BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

The box office will open today, February 4 at 10 a.m. for BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO - the new American play by Rajiv Joseph and starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut - at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on Broadway. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Plays Clevland Playhouse, Closes 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

A haunting American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL marks the first Cleveland Play House production of a work by Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winner Horton Foote, and the world-premiere performance of this play by an African-American cast. Receiving the blessing of Hallie Foote, daughter of the playwright, this co-production with Round House Theatre is helmed by Timothy Douglas and stars preeminent African-American actress Lizan Mitchell as Carrie Watts. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL begins in the Drury Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Friday, February 4 and runs through Sunday, February 27, 2011. Tickets are available at Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is presented with support from US Bank, Turner Construction, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

BENGAL TIGER's Robin Williams to appear on Nightline 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Robin Williams, who makes his Broadway acting debut this spring in Rajiv Joseph's play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, will appear on ABC-TV's 'Nightline' on Friday, February 25. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents U.S. Premiere of BORN BAD, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Soho Rep presents the highly anticipated U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's landmark play BORN BAD Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer. Featuring a powerhouse cast that includes: Crystal A. Dickinson (RUINED, CLYBOURNE PARK), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, A RAISIN IN THE SUN), LeRoy McClain (CYMBELINE, THE HISTORY BOYS), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (RUINED, IN THE NEXT ROOM), Michael Rogers (JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE), and Elaine R. Graham (Julie Taymor's 'Across the Universe,' PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES) (more...)

Glyph Workshop Production by Christina Ham Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Hot on the heels of a successful run of Little Eyes at The Guthrie, The Workhaus Collective is proud to present a workshop production of Glyph, a play that tackles the legacy that slavery has left across the land and its long-lasting affects on a community. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents BORN BAD, Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents BORN BAD, Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep's BORN BAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Première of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011. (more...)

Gregory Simmons To Direct JITNEY At Gallery Players, Closes 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

The Gallery Players (Heather Curran, Artistic Director; Neal Freeman, Executive Director) announced today that Broadway veteran Gregory Simmons will direct August Wilson's Jitney, running March 19 - April 3, 2011 at the organization's Brooklyn home (199 14th Street, Park Slope). (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Presents RADIO GOLF in Conjunction with Town Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Virginia Stage Company (VSC) brings its 32nd Season to a close with August Wilson's Radio Golf, the final work in Wilson's 10-play cycle exploring African-American life in 20th Century America. (more...)

Wrokhaus Collective Presents Glyph by Christina Ham, Closes 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

Hot on the heels of a successful run of Little Eyes at The Guthrie, The Workhaus Collective is proud to present the World Premiere of Glyph, a play that tackles the legacy that slavery has left across the land and its long-lasting affects on a community. (more...)

Dizzia, Kelly Lead A LETTER FROM BATAAN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program presents an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan an award-winning new play by Neal J. Freeman. (more...)

A LETTER FROM BATAAN Recieves Invitation-Only Reading, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program presents an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan an award-winning new play by Neal J. Freeman (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound Announces MUCH ADO Cast and Design Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle. (more...)

Marno, Wooddell Set For Shakespeare On The Sound's MUCH ADO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut's premier outdoor summer Shakespeare theater company, today announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, under the direction of Joanna Settle. (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents Penumbra Theatre's I WISH YOU LOVE, 6/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Penumbra Theatre production of I Wish You Love written by Dominic Taylor and directed by Lou Bellamy. Following its world premiere at Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the drama with music runs June 11 to 19, 2011 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. I Wish You Love is produced with the assistance of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays. The press opening for I Wish You Love will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dennis W. Spears as Nat -King? Cole, singing more than 20 of Cole's beloved songs. Additional casting includes Kevin D. West as Oliver Moore, Eric Berryman as Jeffrey Prince, and Michael Tezla as Bill Henry. (more...)

Geva Presents August Wilson's Final Play, Radio Golf, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

GeVa Theatre Center, concluding its five-year commitment to presenting all ten plays in 'August Wilson's American Century,' will produce the tenth and final play of the cycle, Radio Golf, through April 17. (more...)

Soho Rep Presents U.S. Premiere of BORN BAD, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Soho Rep presents the highly anticipated U.S. Premiere of debbie tucker green's landmark play BORN BAD Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer. Featuring a powerhouse cast that includes: Crystal A. Dickinson (RUINED, CLYBOURNE PARK), Heather Alicia Simms (Gem of the Ocean, A RAISIN IN THE SUN), LeRoy McClain (CYMBELINE, THE HISTORY BOYS), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (RUINED, IN THE NEXT ROOM), Michael Rogers (JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE), and Elaine R. Graham (Julie Taymor's 'Across the Universe,' PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES) (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Directs Ebony Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Actress/Director Phylicia Rashad is set to make her Los Angeles directorial debut with the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (more...)

Jasmine Guy and Kenny Leon Star in Fool for Love May 13- June 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the haunting story of obsession Fool for Love by Sam Shepard directed by True Colors Associate Artistic Director, Todd Kreidler and starring Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy (more...)

Soho Rep Extends BORN BAD Thru 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Due to critical and popular demand, Off-Broadway's eleven-time Obie Award-winning Soho Rep will extend the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD by two weeks, now through May 7th, 2011 at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street), it has been announced by Soho Rep Artistic Director Sarah Benson. Leah C. Gardiner directs. (more...)

Jackson to Play THE MOUNTAINTOP Without Berry; Previews Begin Sept. 22 at Bernard Jacobs Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Katori Hall's The Mountaintop will hit Broadway this fall, however, with only one of it's previously announced stars. Samuel L. Jackson will open the play as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Broadway debut, however the team is in search of a new Camae, as Halle Berry has departed the piece due to child custody issues.' (more...)

Wrokhaus Collective Presents Glyph by Christina Ham 4/10-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2011

Hot on the heels of a successful run of Little Eyes at The Guthrie, The Workhaus Collective is proud to present the World Premiere of Glyph, a play that tackles the legacy that slavery has left across the land and its long-lasting affects on a community. (more...)

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