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by Karen Bovard - Sep 24, 2018
In keeping with their tradition of honoring the ancestors and artistic leaders of past generations, Penumbra Theatre is opening this season by revisiting Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking iconoclastic work, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, which won an Obie in 1976 for its Broadway run, which I saw. Let's pause to note that it was the first Broadway show written by a Black woman since Lorraine Hansberry's RAISIN IN THE SUN in 1959.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018
For the first time in over 20 years the Bay Area will have the chance to experience Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls When The Rainbow is Enuf. This transformative and riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry tells the stories of 7 individual women dealing with the at times brutal, tender and dramatic arcs of their lives. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018
African-American Shakespeare Company opens their 2018-19 Season with Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf', a play that hasn't been professionally produced in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
Based on Stephen King's chilling tale, Carrie the Musical brings the cult-classic to the stage. Carrie White, a misfit in high school, is relentlessly hounded and bullied by the popular crowd. At home, she's at the mercy of her cruel, zealot mother. After a traumatic encounter at school, Carrie discovers a shocking and eerie new power.  And if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: A Very Wicked Halloween airs tonight on NBC, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018
Ntozake Shange, Tony nominated writer of the play, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, has died at age 70.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Alan Henry - May 31, 2018
At a press conference held May 31 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 237 nominations for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Actress Crystal Bush brings an emotional tale of humanity to the stage starring in Katie Letien's new play, 17th FLOOR, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival with five premiere performances beginning June 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
In 1998, the musical Ragtime hit Broadway. E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel was brought to life by the musical writing team of Stephen Lafferty and Lynn Ahrens, who had gained some notoriety with their musicals Lucky Stiff and Once on This Island, with an adapted book by Terrence McNally, who had won a Tony award for his work on Love! Valour! Compassion! This powerhouse team helped Ragtime earn 4 Tony Awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Tony-Award Producer/Press Agent  Irene Gandy  received the M.Power Arts 1st annual 'Shattered Glass Ceiling Award' for (Breaking barriers in your Professional Life)  at the Synchroncity Theatre in Atlanta, Ga.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras has announced the organization's 2019 Gala, THE CAST PARTY. Featuring a performance by international recording artist and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean, THE CAST PARTY promises an evening of Broadway-style glamour. Gala chairs Roshann Parris and Jeff Dobbs will host this annual fundraising event on Friday, May 10, at 5:30 PM at The Abbott, located at 1901 Cherry St. in Kansas City's Crossroads arts district.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
The Creative Co-Lab is proud to announce the world premiere of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. FOR COLORED BOYZ first hit the Houston Theatre scene 4 years ago during the workshop phase. On February 21, 2015 a  workshop was presented in Galveston at Old Central sponsored by The Nia Cultural Center then following the next year Kevin Anderson and the T.R.U.T.H. produced the 2nd phase of the script workshop. After two script workshops and staged readings Wilson and his creative team are ready to release this theatrical gem to the theatre community.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
THE THEATRE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB in association with THE HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presented MABEL MADNESS: The Life and Times of Mabel Mercer.  Written by and Starring Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley*. Pianist: Matthew Ward and General Manager: Debra Ann Byrd*
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
The Creative Co-Lab is proud to announce the cast for the national tour of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. 'Wilson's work boldly carves its own space within the theatrical canon just as its female-focused predecessor,'said Alric Davis of Broadway World.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
Actress Crystal Bush brings an emotional tale of humanity to the stage starring in Katie Letien's new play, 17th FLOOR, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival with five premiere performances beginning June 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2019-20 grant recipients, including the 2019 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and eight Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of four Northeast Ohio-based artists for 2018/2019 Season artistic fellowships, including a 2018/2019 National New Play Network (NNPN) Producer in Residence grant for emerging theatre-maker India Nicole Burton. CPT's 2018/2019 Fellowships include the Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship, the Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative, and the Nord Family Foundation Catapult Fellowship.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 2018-19 grant recipients, including the 2018 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, six Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
According to Deadline, Phylicia Rashad has been cast to play the role of Beth's mom on upcoming episodes of the hit series THIS IS US. Read more about the news from Deadline here!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, comes to Open Stage on the heels of its ground-breaking success on stages across the country. After a sold-out New York run in 2017, The Wolves is set to return to off-Broadway for a limited run at Lincoln Center Theatre. Under the direction of Rachel Landon, Open Stage is proud to present this poignant, energetic play that has been flooring audiences with its realism, humor, and heartbreaking honestly.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by Alan Portner - Feb 20, 2019
Kansas City, MO-Kansas City Repertory Theatre on Monday evening announced the 2019/2020 prospective season in front of a packed Posinelli Conference Center audience including members of the news media. Executive Director Angela Gieras, Interim Artistic Director Jason Chanos, and Assistant Artistic Director Kim Martin- Cotton announced the plays and musicals slated for the new season beginning in September 2019 at the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus and at the Copaken Stage downtown.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre offered local audiences a sneak peek at their 2019/2020 season this evening at a special invitation-only event for Subscribers and local press, announcing the featured plays and musicals slated for next season at its two venues, Spencer Theatre, and Copaken Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, comes to Open Stage on the heels of its ground-breaking success on stages across the country. After a sold-out New York run in 2017, The Wolves is set to return to off-Broadway for a limited run at Lincoln Center Theatre. Under the direction of Rachel Landon, Open Stage is proud to present this poignant, energetic play that has been flooring audiences with its realism, humor, and heartbreaking honestly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018
Through movement, song, poetry and spoken word, Ntozake Shange's award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf, changed the landscape of modern theatre. Seven women of color tell stories of struggle, abandonment, pain, self-discovery, and sisterhood.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Boxcar Theatre is pleased to announce its inaugural SUNDAY SOLO SERIES at The Palace Theatre, home of The Speakeasy, starting in January. The Series will feature three exceptional artists: magician-storyteller Kevin Blake and actor-singers Doris Bumpus and Dedrick Weathersby.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2018
The Chicago theatre community will ring in 2019 with major events, getting the Year of Chicago Theatre off to an exciting start.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the major New York revival of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, written by legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Off the heels of producing its festival nationally in the Bronx,  Detroit, and Winston-Salem, Harlem9 presents the Obie Award-Winning a?oe48Hours in... Harlema??.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will present Tony-Award winning actress, singer and stage director Phylicia Rashad with the prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Artistic Director Jamil Jude and Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company will open a ground-breaking 17th season with Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
For the first time in over 20 years the Bay Area will have the chance to experience Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls When The Rainbow is Enuf. This transformative and riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry tells the stories of 7 individual women dealing with the at times brutal, tender and dramatic arcs of their lives. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Based on Stephen King's chilling first novel, Carrie the Musical brings the cult-classic to the stage. Carrie White, a misfit in high school, is relentlessly hounded and bullied by the popular crowd. At home, she's at the mercy of her cruel, zealot mother. After a traumatic encounter at school, Carrie discovers a shocking and eerie new power.  And if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
On March 29th The Creative Collab had their world premiere of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. FOR COLORED BOYZ first hit the Houston Theatre scene 4 years ago during the workshop phase. ! On February 21, 2015 a workshop was presented in Galveston at Old Central sponsored by The Nia Cultural Center then following the next year Kevin Anderson and the T.R.U.T.H. produced the 2nd phase of the script workshop. After two script workshops and staged readings Wilson and his creative team are ready to release this theatrical gem to the theatre community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is an explosive mix of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma?