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46th Street Theatre


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Writers Theatre will conclude its 2021/22 Season with Pearl’s Rollin’ with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields.  The production runs June 23, 2022 – July 24, 2022 in the in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 4. Me. In the face of severe depression, a child begins a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. The list soon takes on a life of its own in this captivating play by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of The Fellowship, an electrifying, hilarious and gripping new play by Roy Williams.  Directed by Paulette Randall, The Fellowship will run from 17 June until 23 July 2022.  
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022
During the Covid-19 pandemic, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been developing 'Lambs to Slaughter' by Khalil Kain, a new play with poetry and music, under the direction of Reginald L. Douglas. Khalil Kain is an urban icon who is renowned for his performances in the 1992 crime thriller 'Juice,' the UPN/CW sitcom 'Girlfriends' (2001-2008) and the title role in the Showtime biopic 'The Tiger Woods Story.'
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022
SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022
The wait is over for Moments, the brand new EP from Post pop-punk band Dear Spring. Featuring recent singles “Empty Frames,” “Newspeak,” and “Every Now And Then,” Moments has captured the attention of Ones To Watch, Chorus.fm, New Noise Magazine, and more with its “aggressive guitars, emotive vocals, and a rhythm section that hits like a freight train” (Under The Radar). The EP is out now via Open Your Ears Records and can be streamed online at https://orcd.co/momentsds.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
ArtBridge, in partnership with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), is proud to present PRESENT POWER / FUTURE HOPES, a culminating group exhibition showcasing works from its City Artist Corps: Bridging the Divide installation series that aims to amplify the voices of New York City's 400,000 public housing residents.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting and performance dates for Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, written by AUDELCO Award nominee Jeff Augustin (The New Englanders, “The Morning Show”) and directed by Princess Grace Award winner Joshua Kahan Brody, with music by The Bengsons (Hundred Days, The Lucky Ones).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the cast and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
A staged reading of award-winning playwright Marisela Treviño Orta's Latinx fairytale The River Bride will be presented for a limited engagement July 1 to July 3 at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has announced its 2022-2023 Season, which features a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a Tony-nominated comedy, a witty and honest story of connection, and the world premiere dramedy of a reimagined classic.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens the iconic Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line. The show previews June 22 & 23, opens June 24 and will run through July 10 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.
by Franco Milazzo - Jun 16, 2022
August Wilson’s Jitney, a play about Black taxi drivers in Seventies Pittsburgh, last opened in London in October 2001. Cloaked in the resonance of 9/11 and a nation still in shock, it walked away that year with the Olivier award for Best New Play. Two decades on, thoughts run to the Obama presidencies, Black Lives Matter and a world almost unimaginable when this play was written in 1979.
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON. Learn all about the new production!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
This summer the Festival of Arts is celebrating a major milestone: its 90th anniversary. On Saturday, August 13th,1932 the Festival of Arts opened its doors for the very first time as two dozen artists hung their paintings on fences, trees, and buildings along Laguna's main street hoping to lure tourists to the first Festival of Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022
Take a first listen to James Earl Jones back as Darth Vader. Jones originated the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, starting with Episode IV – A New Hope. He has also been seen in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Jones also voiced the character in in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and in the animated Star Wars Rebels series.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 8, 2022
Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will be presented with Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ovation Award during the company’s upcoming annual fundraiser Broadway Brunch, set for August 21, at the Wildhorse Saloon.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2022
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Monty Cole. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
William Shakespeare's joyous and popular comedy Much Ado About Nothing will open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University. The show previews July 13 and 14, opens July 15, and runs through August 7 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2022
American Blues Theater is presenting August Wilson's Fences, directed by Monty Cole through August 6, 2022. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Get a first look at the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022
Playhouse on Park will present an incredible lineup of programming in their 2022-23 Season. Individual tickets are now on sale for their Main Stage Series, Theatre for Young Audiences Series, Comedy Nights, and stop/time dance theater (the Playhouse’s resident dance company).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022
Gregg Daniel is set to direct his third August Wilson play, “Radio Golf” at a Noise Within Theatre. This play focuses on three real estate entrepreneurs bringing new economic developments to a small town. Be prepared to laugh at the hilarious satire playing October 13th - November 22nd. Be on the lookout for ticket sales starting July 6th.        
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 28, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of film, television, and stage actress Mary Alice, who has passed away at the age of 80.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022
Word for Word's Off the Page Staged Reading Series 2022 continues on August 8, 7pm with Children of the Sea, by Edwidge Danticat, Directed by Margo Hall on the Z Below Stage in San Francisco. Word for Word's Off the Page staged reading series is the public's first look at pieces Word for Word is considering for upcoming productions.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022
Named as one of Variety Magazine's ''10 Brits To Watch,'' Scottish alternative pop-rockers Dancing On Tables are gearing up for the release of their debut album 'Colour In The Grey' on Enci Records (Fences, Kulick, The Joy Formidable). The first single off the album “How Do I Get Back To Her?” is out now and streaming everywhere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
The staged reading of Greenwood by Coolidge Harris II, the inaugural presentation of the TRU Diversity/Amplifying BIPOC Voices program initiative, will be followed by a 'dollars and sense' talkback discussion about the development of this new work. The reading will take place on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7pm ET at The Actors’ Temple.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Centerhas announced a new series, National Geographic Live in a touring three-show speaker series as part of the 20th Anniversary Season. The exciting line-up of events will take place on the following Tuesdays in 2023: January 10, March 21 and April 25, offering audiences some of National Geographic's most dynamic and entertaining Explorers, live on stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
“The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall comes to Carnegie Hall this month. Meet the company in the photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
August Wilson's groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award- winning drama Fences opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University. The show previews July 27 and 28, opens on July 29 and runs through August 7 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022
Shakespeare & Company has announced the cast of Hymn, by Lolita Chakrabarti - to be staged at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at the Shakespeare & Company campus, July 22 through August 28.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), announces the launch of TRU Diversity: Amplifying BIPOC Voices, an initiative to highlight the works and explore the concerns of BIPOC theater artists, producers and administrators. The debut of the TRU Diversity program will feature a free reading of Greenwood, a relevant new play by TRU member Coolidge Harris II, set during the Tulsa Race Massacre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
Three actors sit in an ethereal waiting room. Each performance, the audience chooses which actor must portray the lead character of a Black man diagnosed with HIV in Island City Stage's newest production of  “One in Two,” by Donja R. Love.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022
Evanston’s Fleetwood – Jourdain Theatre will present Lisa B. Thompson’s THE MAMALOGUES – an evening of monologues about the experience of parenting while Black, unmarried, and middle class in the age of anxiety – from July 23 to August 7, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
by - Aug 9, 2022
Today's top stories include the first reviews for the pre-Broadway production of The Devil Wears Prada in Chicago! Plus, Lillias White will take on the role of Hermes in Hadestown, Audra McDonald will return to Broadway in Ohio State Murders this season, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
 Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this season starring in Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon  (Fences, A Soldier’s Play).
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022
Stephen Adly Guirgis’s brilliant Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy begins a 4-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, August 18. See photos from the production.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022
The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022
 It's been 13 years since the premiere of Alretha Thomas's hit play, 'One Woman, Two Lives,' starring Kellita Smith. Now, Thomas says she's thrilled to introduce the world to her latest work, 'Mommie & Clyde.'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022
Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light announces 11 large-scale artworks and the return of the One Water Brewing Showcase at the free, 10-night event Nov. 4­13 at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
James Beard award-winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces has announced the grand opening of Buena Onda in Rittenhouse Square on Friday, August 12th. The new location is located at 114 S. 20th Street, next to Chef's famed Village Whiskey.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022
The Classic Theatre of San Antonio's upcoming 15th season promises to entertain and delight audiences in an exciting new way, as the award-winning theatre takes the performing arts on the road to a variety of unique - and at times atypical - 'theatre locations' across the city.

Fences Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Fences have their been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What Tony Awards has Fences been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Lloyd Richards.

What Tony Awards has Fences won?
Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Lloyd Richards.

What other awards has Fences been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August Wilson, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for James D. SandefurThe Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August Wilson and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Courtney B. Vance.

What other awards has Fences won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August Wilson, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for James D. Sandefur The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August Wilson and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Courtney B. Vance.

What productions of Fences have their been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What awards has Fences been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August Wilson, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for James D. SandefurThe Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August Wilson and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Courtney B. Vance.

What awards has Fences won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for James Earl Jones, Best Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August Wilson, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for James D. Sandefur The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for August Wilson and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Courtney B. Vance.

What productions of Fences have there been?
Fences has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2010.