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Nederlander Theatre (New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St.

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Based on the play The Amen Corner by James Baldwin


American Blues Theater Welcomes New Member, Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Blues Theater announces the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Hackney Empire today announced the full cast of its brand new pantomime for 2016, Sleeping Beauty. The West End's leading lady Alexia Khadime (Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King) will be returning to the site of her stage debut to star as Princess Tahlia (Sleeping Beauty). She will be joined by Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke who returns to Hackney Empire after her appearance in Mother Goose in 2014. They are joined by Gavin Spokes who makes his dameing debut, he joins the Hackney Empire family straight from his Olivier Award-nominated performance as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls in the West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Ronve O'Daniel to Welcome Freestyle Love Supreme Star and More for ILLA! A HIP HOP MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off of his sold out 'Best of Fest!' win for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at this summer's New York Musical Festival (NYMF), plus sold out runs in Ohio and Atlanta, iLLA!'s Composer-Lyricist, Ronve O'Daniel, will perform Songs From iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical, at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Sunday, November 6th at 9:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Ruthie Foster Comes to the Abbey Bar
by Tory Gates - Oct 20, 2016

Expect a "hallelujah time," she told me, for those who'd never seen her, and she would be right... (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company's annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black Theatre
by Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands - Nov 17, 2016

It didn't quite make Word of the Year, but the expression 'throwing shade' has found its way into the latest edition of the Collins Dictionary. The significance of this development is somewhat shaded (see what I did there?) by the general bemusement that it took Collins so long to 'discover' the phrase, and that anyone pays attention to dictionaries anymore, except in their online guises as useful tools for students and other plagiarists. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

CBS Sports to Presents 2017 MASTERS TOURNAMENT This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

CBS Sports will bring viewers all the color and drama inherent to the world's most prestigious golf tournament and first major of the year with live third-round coverage of the Masters on Saturday, April 8 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET). (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead CABARET at New Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Will Young and Louise Redknapp Lead the Cast in Rufus Norris' Production of CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, reprises his Olivier Award-nominated performance as the enigmatic Emcee alongside musician and presenter Louise Redknapp, who makes her stage debut as Sally Bowles in Rufus Norris' multi-award winning production of CABARET.   (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Full cast is today announced for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings.  Francesca Mills, Max Runham and Lottie Vallis complete the company and join the previously announced Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Casting Announced for Bryony Kimmings' A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

A casting update is announced today for the world premiere of new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer with book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson and lyrics by Bryony Kimmings. Kimmings directs a cast including Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Akiya Henry, Golda Rosheuvel, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook and Gary Wood. (more...)

First Look At Will Young And Louise Redknapp In CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

FIRST LOOK photos of WILL YOUNG as the Emcee and LOUISE REDKNAPP as Sally Bowles have today been released, ahead of the UK tour of CABARET this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September 2017 and playing theatres in Blackpool, Malvern, Cardiff, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Salford, Edinburgh, Bromley, Dublin and Brighton. (more...)

BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 31, 2017

Redemption is on the mind in Pyramid Theatre Company's The Amen Corner, the classic James Baldwin show that completes Pyramid's summer season. Baldwin's play often rests on questions concerning redemption, sacrifice, and spirituality making the show a fitting choice for Pyramid after two successful seasons in Des Moines. While this production is able to bring spirit and liveliness through its passionate performances, often times the delivery gets lost in Baldwin's layered script and comes across as plain confusing. (more...)

BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 28, 2017

In times of great distress, fear can make people do terrible things. It can push wives to turn on husbands, mothers to turn on children, and neighbors to turn on neighbors. This idea surrounds Mississippi Goddamn, a new play by Jonathan Norton that received its first official staging at Pyramid Theatre Company last night. Norton's new play is a force to be reckoned with, as he looks into the fear and actions of one family living next to Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers while investigating what acts of betrayal lie under one household. Although Mississippi Goddamn could benefit from slightly tightening technical and delivery aspects, Norton's story and sincere performances from the entire cast drive the idea of fear and betrayal home to create a wonderfully tense and exciting performance. (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance today, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Talawa Theatre Company Presents BITE YOUR TONGUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Talawa Theatre Company has announced details for Bite Your Tongue: a new devised theatre production from London's emerging Black talent. Coming to Hackney Showroom from 31 August - 2 September, Bite Your Tongue is a response from the city's young theatre makers to issues with language and communication in a multi-cultural city. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (today, April 30, through June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

Kevin R Free and Jeff Hiller Reveal The Worst Of Themselves in New Comedy Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

MYCARL PRODUCTIONS, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade, is pleased to present the once monthly comedy performance of No, I'M the Worst!!!, created and hosted by Kevin R. Free. (more...)

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