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Gem of the Ocean - 2004 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson takes us to the beginning of his 20th century cycle with this play set in 1904 Pittsburgh. When Citizen Barlow, in spiritual turmoil, arrives at Aunt Ester�s house claiming sanctuary from Caesar, the local constable, he sets into motion a series of events, including a journey to the City of Bones, which leads to startling discoveries and sets him on a course where duty leads to redemption.

Schedule

Running Time:

Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)


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219 West 48th St.
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by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Boston Court Pasadena has announced five additional performances of its first in-person, onstage production since early 2020, the world premiere of Both And (a play about laughing while black) by Carolyn Ratteray. Directed by Andi Chapman and performed by Ratteray, the run has been extended through Sunday, May 22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Kandi Burruss, the Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, star of “the Real Housewives of Atlanta” on BRAVO, and producer of Thoughts of a Colored Man, alongside Todd Tucker, announced today that they will be joining the producing team for The Piano Lesson on Broadway.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
RhinoLeap welcomes back Phillip Bernard Smith. He joins the cast of DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA. His previous RhinoLeap productions includes, Leaving Eden and Driving Miss Daisy. Some of his other theatre credits are The Mountaintop, Gem of The Ocean, Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson, The Royale, The Whipping Man, Once on This Island, The Meeting, The Color Purple, Porgy and Bess, Gospel at Colonus, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Ruben Santigao-Hudson!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Out of the 330 total Chicagoland high school students who entered the 13th annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions, Demi Davis from Senn High School prevailed, taking the first-place prize at the Chicago finals earlier this month for her 2-3-minute monologue performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced casting for its new staging of the Tony Award-nominated play Choir Boy by Oscar-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), June 16 – July 24, 2022 (press opening on Sunday, June 26 at 6 p.m.).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
Raven Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season, kicking off this fall with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Three more shows from the Shaw Festival’s 2022 playbill are poised to begin previews. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece of wit, comedy and satirical social commentary, begins previews May 18. 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
Hampstead Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Fellowship, an electrifying, hilarious and gripping new play by Roy Williams.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
The Shaw Festival will once again go al fresco with a series of specially produced performances, concert series and curated experiences throughout the summer and fall. Popular Outdoors @ The Shaw events return with new enchanting and imaginative encounters at various locations in and around the Festival grounds and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Everyone’s favourite lovelorn duellist is returning to the Shaw Festival. The Chris Abraham-directed, Kate Hennig-adapted Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s tale of unrequited and selfless love, begins previews Sunday, March 20 at the Royal George Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022
During today’s Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, outgoing Board Chair Peter Jewett announced the appointments of Greg Prince and Samiha Sachedina to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors, along with Rebecca H. Joseph’s placement on the Festival’s Board of Governors. All are leaders in their respective industries and passionate supporters of arts and culture in Canada. Vice Chair Ian M.H. Joseph was also elevated to the position of Chair. He has served on the Shaw Festival Board of Directors since 2016.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s sweeping drama Gem of the Ocean. This seminal classic will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Bond, a close friend of the late playwright and a leading interpreter of his work, making his TheatreWorks directorial debut with this play.
by John McDaid - Mar 4, 2022
Providence's Trinity Rep has come roaring back from a two-year pandemic hiatus with a stunning production of August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean.' Compelling performances from a cast that includes some of Rhode Island's finest actors at the top of their form make this the must-see theatrical event of the season.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 29, 2022
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington are set to star in a Broadway revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson in 2022. Find out what theatre the show will be in, and when!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre announced complete casting today for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Krista Garver - Mar 23, 2022
GEM OF THE OCEAN is one of the last plays August Wilson wrote, but it’s the first chronologically in his Century Cycle. Set in the 1900s, GEM OF THE OCEAN deals with questions of freedom and the balance between morality and law.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022
Birthday Candles begins previews tonight, March 18, ahead of its official opening on April 10 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Meet the cast bringing this show to the stage!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022
The African Diasporic Network has finally announced plans for its first production, Echoes of Us, to be directed by none other than Michele Shay. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
Two adjustments to the season schedule at Goodman Theatre shifts the 2021/2022 “Homecoming” Season line-up in the months ahead. The world-premiere production of Swing State by Rebecca Gilman directed by Robert Falls, previously announced for this spring, has been repositioned as this fall’s Owen Theatre opener.
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 BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022
Ruben Santiago-Hudson is Broadway's jack of all trades this season. Not only did he direct MTC's Tony-nominated Skeleton Crew, but he wrote, directed and starred in Lackwanna Blues- the latter of which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.
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 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 Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Phylicia Rashad has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for SKELETON CREW.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2022
The classic, timeless, epic work of seminal American playwright August Wilson endures as a new partnership—the “August Wilson Legacy Project”— has formed between the August Wilson Estate, Goodman Theatre and Derrick Sanders.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022
Artistic Director Tim Carroll has announced casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s sweeping drama Gem of the Ocean. This seminal classic will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Bond, a close friend of the late playwright and a leading interpreter of his work, making his TheatreWorks directorial debut with this play.
by Jim Munson - Apr 6, 2022
BroadwayWorld speaks with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Artistic Director Tim Bond about directing a new production of his friend & colleague August Wilson's enduringly relevant 'Gem of the Ocean' running live in Mountainview thru May 1.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022
Following a transformative season of performances—including three regional premieres, the inaugural year of the National Capital New Play Festival, and the world premieres of Tim J. Lord's “We declare you a terrorist…” and Charly Evon Simpson's “it's not a trip it's a journey”—Round House is excited for audiences to return and experience a celebration of live theatre, with a slate of shows designed to remind them of the power, joy, and necessity of this art form.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 27, 2022
The highly anticipated Broadway revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize®-winning drama The Piano Lesson, and the first in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere, is the first marquee of the 2022 / 2023 season to hit Broadway at the iconic St. James Theatre, the production’s future home, on the occasion of Mr. Wilson’s 77th Birthday today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022
Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy announced additional cast for the revival of August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022
Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical Rent takes over Portland Center Stage hot off its 25th anniversary. Rent will be directed by PCS's Associate Artistic Director Chip Miller. It begins previews on May 21, opens on May 27, and runs through July 10 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. The production, originally slated to run through June 26, has already been extended due to strong ticket sales.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
The Shaw Festival’s 60th season will continue with performances of the romantic musical comedy Damn Yankees, psychological thriller Gaslight and surreal tour de force Too True to Be Good. All three shows will begin welcoming audiences to preview performances in the coming days and weeks.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 2021-2022 season, the contemporary thriller, American Son, by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Jonathan Fox. American Son begins previews on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm, opens on Saturday, April 9 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, April 24, 2022 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. American Son is a collaboration with The English Theatre Frankfurt, Germany.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
Boston Court Pasadena has announced its first in-person, onstage production since early 2020, the world premiere of Both And (a play about laughing while black) by Carolyn Ratteray. Directed by Andi Chapman and performed by Ratteray, previews will begin on Thursday, April 7 and continue through Friday, April 15. Opening is set for Saturday, April 16, at 8pm and the run will continue through Sunday, May 15. The performance schedule is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Custom Made Theatre Co. (Brian Katz, Executive Artistic Director) continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of “Blood at the Root” by trailblazing playwright Dominique Morisseau, directed and choreographed by Darryl V. Jones. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 2022 season with Between Two Knees. The play, written by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491s and directed by Eric Ting, is presented with Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Between Two Knees will be performed May 12–June 4 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
The Tony Award- winning Trinity Repertory Company has announced the company’s 59th season. The 2022-23 Season, which includes a five-show subscription series and an annual reimagining of A Christmas Carol, begins in September and concludes in June.   
by Steve Murray - Apr 14, 2022
August Wilson's powerful drama of racial unrest in Pittsburgh circa 1905 seems exceptionally prescient these days, confirming that the struggle for equality and freedom are a constant for African Americans that shapes their everyday lives in ways both subtle and overt.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic theatre company, is thrilled to announce its 2022-2023 Season with the theme DARING TO LOVE. A Noise Within’s current season subscribers, donors, and patrons were invited to hear the news first in an exclusive online announcement last night. Season pass holders and new subscribers now have the opportunity to access priority seating. Single tickets will go on sale to the public on July 6, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
America’s next big musical sensation has its cast! American Idol favorites Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young will lead the incredible cast of the new musical, Skates.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY, Ventura's non-profit professional theatre company, opens the company's 2022-2023 Season on April 29 with an exclusive engagement of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith.

Gem of the Ocean Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Gem of the Ocean have their been?
Gem of the Ocean has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2004.

What Tony Awards has Gem of the Ocean been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Costume Design of a Play for Constanza RomeroBest Lighting Design of a Play for Donald Holder and Best Scenic Design of a Play for David Gallo.

What other awards has Gem of the Ocean been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder.

What productions of Gem of the Ocean have their been?
Gem of the Ocean has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2004.

What awards has Gem of the Ocean been nominated for?
Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Donald Holder.