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Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016
Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes. 
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 15, 2016
'Red Velvet,' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through September 25th. This important and brilliant piece of theatre is written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Bonnie Monte and features a stellar cast.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals next week for the stirring drama Red Velvet, staged by Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin and starring celebrated Shakespearean actor Dion Johnstone.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018
Tara Arts today announce their new January - April 2019 season. Highlighting the breadth of Tara's artistic programme, the season features one world premiere, eleven plays, one children's work, a folk opera, dance theatre and a selection of comedy and music performances.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016
A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016
In the video below, actors from the upcoming production - Nick Bryant (Ludolph), Ross Magyar (Sigifred), Morgan Alyse Burkey (Erminia), Johnny Garcia (Gonfred), Luke Van Marter (Gersa), Gary Grenholm (Ethelbert) and Douglas Bryan Bean (Otho) - share their favorite lines from the play!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Lantern Theater Company concludes its record-smashing 2017/18 season with the regional premiere of Don't Dress for Dinner by French playwright Marc Camoletti. Lantern Resident Director Kathryn MacMillan will direct a cast that includes some of Philadelphia's finest comedic actors: Chris Anthony, Jessica Bedford, Marc LeVasseur, Lee Minora, Karen Peakes, and William Zielinski. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, June 24, 2018; a full schedule is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
Frank Farrell presents his adaptation of John Keats's only full-length play, retitled THE DARK AGES: OTHO THE GREAT, based on the life of Otto I, German king in 936 CE and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs now through April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, March 30, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
???????The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016
From the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage to an icon of fantasy inspired by a family friend of the author who wouldn't grow up, our 2016/2017 season is peopled by history makers. Some you already know, some you think you know, and a few you've probably never met. A few happened upon notoriety by chance, others fought unbelievable odds to leave their mark on the world, and some committed unspeakable acts to be remembered. Take a seat, and experience everything on offer at Tampa Bay's most award-winning professional theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016
For its 2016-17 season, the 33-year-old Raven Theatre Company will again bring new plays and playwrights to Chicago audiences along with revivals of classic and lesser-known works by masters of modern drama. Michael Menendian, producing artistic director, today announced a lineup that includes the early Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales and Pinter'sBetrayal as well as the Midwest premieres of Richard Greenberg's recent Broadway hit The Assembled Parties and Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, one of the U.K.'s most acclaimed new playwrights, and the world premiere of Sycamore - a drama of contemporary family life set in the Midwest by New York-based playwright Sarah Sander.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017
With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
The Junction Theatre will present the West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET, a critically acclaimed play written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier, to be presented at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Castitas Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90039, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., March 26 - April 30, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006, or online at http://redvelvet.brownpapertickets.com. General Admission is $25 per person; Students, Seniors and Veterans are $20 per person; and Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. To learn more, please visit www.thejunctiontheatre.org and http://atwaterplayhouse.com/
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
The Old Globe presents Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), recently awarded Best Visiting Production for Keith Hamilton Cobb's American Moor by the Independent Reviewers of New England, presents the Boston premiere of RED VELVET, written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Bryn Boice. Performances take place May 30 - June 16, 2018 in the Plaza Theatre on the campus of the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016
Frank Farrell presents his adaptation of John Keats's only full-length play, retitled The Dark Ages: Otho the Great, based on the life of Otto I, German king in 936 CE and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. The production depicts the tragic fate of Otho's valiant but hotheaded son Ludolph, whose unfaithful lover and her scheming brother induce him to rebel against his father and persecute his innocent cousin. The show runs 2 ½ hours with one intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016
Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
From an enigmatic fishing cabin, through the gardens of Versailles, to the most prestigious stage in England, Walking Shadow's twelfth season explodes the ideas of true love, the hidden costs of complacency, and the hazards of social change.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Initial casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs a cast including Michael Fox (Jim / Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev / Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert / Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Red Velvet, the third production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from tonight 23 January until 27 February 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Paul Virides Productions, Evelyn James Productions and United Theatrical today announces the full cast of the world premiere production of Alex Oates' All in a Row. Dominic Shaw directs Charlie Brooks (Tamora), Simon Lipkin (Martin), Michael Fox (Gary) and Hugh Purves (Laurence). The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on Monday 18 February, with previews from Thursday 14 February, running until Saturday 9 March.
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 6, 2016
Clark Nicholson directs a visually stunning, perfectly cast production of Lolita Chakrabarti's play about the first great black Shakespearian actor
by Gary Naylor - Feb 4, 2016
Gary Naylor sees the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Red Velvet raise questions about ethnicity and art that resonate through the generations.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017
freeFall Theatre Company presents the Florida regional premiere of RED VELVET by Lolita Chakrabarti. RED VELVET plays freeFall February 25 through March 26. Jose Rufino (freeFall's RIP.TIED and MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) returns to St. Petersburg as Ira Aldridge. The play also features Joe Lauck (freeFall's hit premiere THE BUFFALO KINGS), Britta Ollmann, Megan Therese Rippey, Edward French, Douglas Hall, Amy Dawn Rufino and Matt Lunsford.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Full casting has been announced for the 10th anniversary revival of Bruce Norris' seminal play Clybourne Park. Oliver Kaderbhai directs Alisha Bailey (Francine/Lena), Maddy Hill (Betsy/Lindsey), Andrew Langtree (Karl/Steve), and Richard Lintern (Russ/Dan), who join the previously announced Michael Fox (Jim/Tom), Imogen Stubbs (Bev/Kathy) and Eric Underwood (Albert/Kevin). The production opens on 30 March, with previews from 25 March, and runs until 2 May.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Take a journey to historical London with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's regional premiere of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In this endlessly captivating story, drama arises beyond the stage when a famous actor's talents are masked by the color of his skin. Based on the true story of Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet showcases the enduring power of the arts to push boundaries. Playing March 6 - March 31, 2018. Directed by Brian Isaac Phillips. Production Sponsor is The Schueler Group.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
freeFall Theatre Company presents the Florida regional premiere of RED VELVET by Lolita Chakrabarti. RED VELVET plays freeFall February 25 through March 26. Jose Rufino (freeFall's RIP.TIED and MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) returns to St. Petersburg as Ira Aldridge. The play also features Joe Lauck (freeFall's hit premiere THE BUFFALO KINGS), Britta Ollmann, Megan Therese Rippey, Edward French, Douglas Hall, Amy Dawn Rufino and Matt Lunsford.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
On February 28th, Southern Connecticut State University Department of Theatre kicks off the spring half of its 2019-20 season with Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. This production of Red Velvet traverses Black History Month and Women's History Month.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge, with David Bardeen, Damon Bonetti, Liz Filios, Adam Hammet, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, and Lauren Sowa. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017
Lantern Theater Company will launch its 24th season with the regional premiere of Red Velvet, Lolita Chakrabarti's stirring play based on the true story of 19th century actor Ira Aldridge, who made history as the first African-American actor to portray Othello in 1833 London.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The actors for #StudioREP inaugural season have been confirmed. Olivier nominated and West End Star David Burt will join the company of six which also includes Dave Fishley, Alice Bailey Johnson, Imogen Smith and Christopher Williams. In keeping with the spirit of the Rep tradition, the #Studio Rep company will always feature one acting graduate, so The New Actors Company is very proud to introduce Emma Byrne to the company who graduated from GSA this year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at shakespearenj.org.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 22, 2016
Do you remember that cataclysmal moment in the Stanley Kubrick film of Stephen King's “The Shining,” when Jack Nicholson axes his way through the bathroom door and says, wild-eyed, “Here's Johnny!” Well, you won't find it in King's book--or in Mark Campbell's libretto for THE SHINING, the new opera written with composer Paul Moravec and directed by Eric Simonson, opening May 7 at the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016
Frank Farrell presents his adaptation of John Keats's only full-length play, retitled The Dark Ages: Otho the Great, based on the life of Otto I, German king in 936 CE and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. The production depicts the tragic fate of Otho's valiant but hotheaded son Ludolph, whose unfaithful lover and her scheming brother induce him to rebel against his father and persecute his innocent cousin. The show runs 2 ½ hours with one intermission.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2019
This season, Broadway welcomes a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016
San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall.