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by Joseph Harrison - Sep 18, 2009
The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. announced nominations for the 2008-2009 Atlanta professional theatrical season this week to an enthusiastic crowd of patrons, Suzi Judges and theatre industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Actor's Express in their performance space at King Plow Arts Center. Suzi Awards Executive Director Deadra Moore read the list of Nominees while guests enjoyed drinks, hors d'ouevres and the chance to congratulate and mingle with their colleagues in the industry.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2005
The Public Theater will present two series of readings--New Work Now! and New Work Then!--in celebration of its history of producing new plays; the two series will be held from September 9th to September 18th and from September 2nd to October 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2007
Rewriting Her Life, a new comedy by Barbara Sutton Masry and directed by Tony-award winning actress Trezana Beverly begins at the new performance venue The 411 Space Times Square Arts Center on Wednesday, November 28 at 8PM; opening Thursday, November 29 at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009
In the late 1980s LA Times writer Kenneth Turan began to conduct interviews of over 160 people close to Joeseph Papp to produce a book about his life. This process lasted for over 18 months, and when Papp read the nearly finished manuscript he halted the process by refusing to let the book be published.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010
Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know?
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2010
The PlayhouseSquare Community Engagement & Education Department is presenting free performances by artists participating in its LAUNCH artists residency program: Why I Had to Dance on May 28 and 29 and Bobby Selvaggio's 'Hendectet Jazz Collective' on June 5.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2010
The PlayhouseSquare Community Engagement & Education Department is presenting free performances by artists participating in its LAUNCH artists residency program: Why I Had to Dance on May 28 and 29 and Bobby Selvaggio's 'Hendectet Jazz Collective' on June 5.
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2010
People.com is reporting that Mariah Carey has pulled out of Tyler Perry's next film, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, which is also set to star revealed that Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray. Filming had been scheduled to begin in June. No reason has been given for the sudden withdraw. Cindi Berger, a rep for Carey merely stated that she is 'not at liberty to discuss her personal life at this time.' For many, this move fuels rumors that Carey may be pregnant, however, the songbird has been mum on the subject. No replacement possibilities for Carey have been announced.
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2010
Black Rep will close its production of ART by Yasmina Reza May 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010
InnateVolution Theater Productions in Chicago will present Ntozake Shange's FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF from June 14 to June 26. The production will be directed by Toma Tavares Langston with choreography by Shawn Quinlan.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2010
The PlayhouseSquare Community Engagement & Education Department is presenting free performances by artists participating in its LAUNCH artists residency program: Why I Had to Dance on May 28 and 29 and Bobby Selvaggio's 'Hendectet Jazz Collective' on June 5.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2007
Expanding on its fifty-year history of developing new plays and cultivating new voices for the American Theater, The Public Theater has announced the creation of The Public Writers Initiative - a long-term initiative that will provide key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Kernel of Sanity by Kermit Frazier at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin April 9th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 16th. Performances continue through May 3rd only. Petronia Paley directs a cast that features Madeleine James, Joel Nagle*, and Chaz Reuben*.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2010
Last night at the premiere of WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO, Tyler Perry revealed that Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray would be starring in his upcmong film of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2008
The Tony Award-winning Negro Ensemble Company -- celebrating its historic 40th anniversary season as a national showcase and home for black actors, writers and directors -- opens its present season with the NEC premiere of award-winning playwright Layon Gray's WEBEIME, with previews to begin March 28 prior to its official opening April 5 at The Harlem School of The Arts (645 St. Nicholas Avenue) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2010
The Public Theater's world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' NEIGHBORS plays its final show on Sunday, March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2010
InnateVolution Theater Productions Artistic Director Toma Tavares Langston and choreographer Shawn Quinlan stage Ntozake Shange's 1975 choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2010
Community Access' 'Art Collective Program' teaches people to create original works of art, with a focus on designing, writing and constructing hand-crafted books. Ntozake Shange has joined forces with Community Access as a visiting artist in its New York City-based art program for people with psychiatric disabilities.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2009
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present the final reading in the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series: Derek Walcott's new play Marie Laveau, with music by Galt MacDermot. The reading will take place Sunday, June 28th at 3pm, at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Clinton Turner Davis directs a cast that features Arthur Bartow, Trazana Beverley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gerard Catus, Lia Chaing, DK Dyson, Stu Richel, Martin Shakar, and Marie Thomas as Marie Laveau.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2008
Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group are pleased to announce that two-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie will make her Broadway stage debut this fall in a new, re-envisioned production of Ntozake Shange's acclaimed play, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2008
Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay present the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening) with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, Fela! will feature Kuti's rousing music performed live onstage by Antibalas and other members of the New York Afrobeat community.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2009
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present the final reading in the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series: Derek Walcott's new play Marie Laveau, with music by Galt MacDermot. The reading will take place Sunday, June 28th at 3pm, at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Clinton Turner Davis directs a cast that features Arthur Bartow, Trazana Beverley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gerard Catus, Lia Chaing, DK Dyson, Stu Richel, Martin Shakar, and Marie Thomas as Marie Laveau.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2008
Expanding on its history of developing new plays and cultivating new voices for the American theater, The Public Theater is now accepting applications for the second year of The Emerging Writers Group, an initiative that seeks to target playwrights at the earliest stages in their careers and nurture their artistic growth by providing necessary resources and support.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2008
The previously-announced production schedule for the upcoming Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's acclaimed play 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf' is being temporarily delayed, producers Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group announced jointly today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2006
Ruby Dee, Amiri Baraka and more will take part in the Rebel Theater Company's anniversary benefit 'A Night of Artistic Inspiration'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2007
Expanding on its 50-year history of developing new plays and cultivating new voices for the American Theater, The Public Theater is now accepting applications for The Emerging Writers Group, a new initiative that seeks to target playwrights at the earliest stages in their careers and nurture their artistic growth by providing necessary resources and support.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2005
On February 13, New York's historic Town Hall will be the setting for an extraordinary salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), for 35 years a seminal force in the Black Arts Movement (BAM) co-hosted by Ossie Davis and Lynn Whitfield. In addition to celebrating the NFT's vital contribution to the arts internationally, the gala will feature a special 'roast and toast' to Negro Ensemble Company co-founder award winning actor/director/writer, Douglas Turner Ward and an awards presentation honoring significant contributors to the development of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2010
As previously reported, comedian and celebrated performer/producer/director Tyler Perry is taking his famed character, Madea, on the road this year beginning a national tour that launched on January 4, 2010 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. Perry will, of course, perform the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2005
On February 13, New York's historic Town Hall will be the setting for an extraordinary star-studded salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), for 35 years a seminal force in the Black Arts Movement (BAM).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2010
As previously reported, comedian and celebrated performer/producer/director Tyler Perry is taking his famed character, Madea, on the road this year beginning a national tour that launched on January 4, 2010 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. Perry will, of course, perform the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2008
Take Wing And Soar Productions proudly presents Euripides' Medea, at the National Black Theatre, from February 15 - March 2. In a new translation by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Petronia Paley, Medea stars Tony Award Winning actress Trezana Beverley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting for NEIGHBORS, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Niegel Smith, the second show of the 2009-2010 Public LAB season. NEIGHBORS begins performances on Tuesday, February 16 and runs through Sunday, March 7. Tickets go on-sale on Wednesday, January 20.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting for NEIGHBORS, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Niegel Smith, the second show of the 2009-2010 Public LAB season. NEIGHBORS begins performances on Tuesday, February 16 and runs through Sunday, March 7. Tickets go on-sale on Wednesday, January 20.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2008
Expanding on its 50-year history of developing new plays and cultivating new voices for the American Theater, The Public Theater has announced the 12 members of the inaugural Emerging Writers Group, a new program launching next month that targets playwrights at the earliest stages in their careers and nurtures their artistic growth by providing necessary resources and support.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2007
An array of stars will take part in the upcoming New Federal Theatre events, featuring the work of playwrights Ntozake Shange and Amiri Baraka
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2009
TAKE WING AND SOAR PRODUCTIONS proudly presents Shakespeare's KING LEAR, at the National Black Theatre, from February 20th - March 1st. Directed by Shakespearean actor & director TIMOTHY D. STICKNEY, KING LEAR stars Tony Award winning actress TREZANA BEVERLEY. KING LEAR tells a poignant tale of tragedy, murder, greed, power, madness & ungrateful children! Can a man of power, give away that which makes him powerful & still rule? Join the TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they share the stage with Tony Award winning actress Trezana Beverley* as she takes on the role of a King gone mad, in one of the greatest plays in world drama. Joining Ms. Beverley in starring roles are Leon Addison Brown*, Jim DeMonic* & Bryan Webster*.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010
As previously reported, comedian and celebrated performer/producer/director Tyler Perry is taking his famed character, Madea, on the road this year beginning a national tour that launched on January 4, 2010 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. Perry will, of course, perform the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that it would extend the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' NEIGHBORS an additional week through Sunday, March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2005
On February 13, Town Hall was the setting for a salute to the endurance and influence of Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009
TAKE WING AND SOAR PRODUCTIONS proudly presents Shakespeare's KING LEAR, at the National Black Theatre, from February 20th - March 1st. Directed by Shakespearean actor & director TIMOTHY D. STICKNEY, KING LEAR stars Tony Award winning actress TREZANA BEVERLEY. KING LEAR tells a poignant tale of tragedy, murder, greed, power, madness & ungrateful children! Can a man of power, give away that which makes him powerful & still rule? Join the TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they share the stage with Tony Award winning actress Trezana Beverley* as she takes on the role of a King gone mad, in one of the greatest plays in world drama. Joining Ms. Beverley in starring roles are Leon Addison Brown*, Jim DeMonic* & Bryan Webster*.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting for NEIGHBORS, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Niegel Smith, the second show of the 2009-2010 Public LAB season. NEIGHBORS begins performances on Tuesday, February 16 and runs through Sunday, March 7. Tickets go on-sale on Wednesday, January 20.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2007
New Federal Theatre, Inc., under the direction of Founder and Producing Director Woodie King, Jr., will begin previews of Richard Abrons' comedy/drama, Three Travelers, at St. Clements Theatre Sunday, January 13, 2008. The official opening will be on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Jay Broad Directs.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009
Comedian and celebrated performer/producer/director Tyler Perry is taking his famed character, Madea, on the road. In a message to fans on his official website, Perry announced that his new play, Madea's Big Happy Family will begin a national tour on January 4, 2010 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. Perry will, of course, perform the title role. Announcements regarding casting and a creative team are forthcoming.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2009
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Kernel of Sanity by Kermit Frazier at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin April 9th with Opening Night set for Thursday, April 16th. Performances continue through May 3rd only. Petronia Paley directs a cast that features Madeleine James, Joel Nagle*, and Chaz Reuben*.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010
According to reports from Variety, Tyler Perry will work with Lionsgate for the 11th time on 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.' The strong filmmaker-studio bond is very rare in these times, and Lionsgate has distributed all of Perry's films.
by Chris Gibson - Apr 16, 2010
Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2009
The Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University will continue its 2008-09 season in May with the two remaining Mainstage productions: an adaptation of a Pierre Corneille classic, and a Holocaust drama by Israeli playwright and director Joshua Sobol. It also will present a Wallis Works-In-Progress adaptation of a story by Zimbabwean doctor and celebrated writer J. Nozipo Maraire.