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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 5, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The August Wilson Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Signature Theatre has announced the cast for At the Full Yum by Rahima R. Rice, the first of four readings in its 2020/21 SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series. The reading will be directed by Jared Shamberger and stars Valeka Jessica, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Avery Michael Johnson and Jefferson A. Russell.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington,' the acclaimed 2014 drama about the beginnings of the NAACP with original stars Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant.'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington' are 7:00pm on Friday, October 9 and 7:00pm on Saturday, Oct 10.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents two live, online readings of Alma, winner of the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award, written by Benjamin Benne and directed by Ana Velazquez as part of 'The Room' series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, today announced the appointment of Stori Ayers as Associate Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson will join Manhattan Theatre Club as Artistic Advisor. Santiago-Hudson will work closely with Lynne Meadow and the MTC artistic staff on planning and programming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Center, announces additional details for The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence, a four-week festival highlighting the award-winning playwright.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
TEDxBroadway organizers announced today the speakers who'll be taking the TEDxBroadway virtual stage on Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
At its 2020 Annual Conference, the National New Play Network (NNPN) announced its 2020-2021 grant recipients, including awarding Kennesaw teacher Amanda Washington a Producer Residency at Actor's Express.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
August Wilson authored Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Jitney, King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of the descendants of Africans brought to North America, decade-by-decade over the course of the twentieth century, and together, they form a compilation entitled The American Century Cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony-nominated actor, Anthony Chisholm.  
by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2020
Under Artistic Director Tim Bonda??s leadership, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has just launched an ambitious new online initiative entitled Voices of Democracy, with the intention of encouraging audiences to get out the vote and stand up for racial justice. Leading up to the 2020 election, Voices of Democracy offers digital theatrical experiences that celebrate diverse voices and build a bridge from empathy to action, including plays, poetry, and curated quotes that shine a light on pressing issues during this election year. It will also feature an interview with Tony Award winner & TheatreWorks alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadwaya??s Aladdin and Hamilton). BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Tim Bond to learn more about Voices of Democracy and his own history before coming to TheatreWorks. Bond is a fascinating guy to talk to so our conversation took all kinds of interesting twists and turns. A true people person, he is especially committed to using theater to build community and effect change. In conversation, he often takes his time to respond to questions and is apt to speak in complex sentences that show a great deal of thought. He is not someone who needs to shout to make his voice heard and frequently leavens his responses with gentle laughter. At once brainy and comfortable expressing his emotions, Bond is clearly a person of heart and mind.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2020
New York Public Radio and the August Wilson estate will release audio recordings of the playwright's American Century Cycle in 10 cultural institutions across the country.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
In alignment with A Noise Within's (ANW) season theme of Spirits Rising, Noise Now will further expand its reach for fall 2020 by partnering with ten Los Angeles cultural arts organizations for ten events beginning in late August through the beginning of January. The fall season was announced last week via Facebook Live by ANW Director of Cultural Programming Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx. Launched in February 2019 and now in its second year, Noise Now is a cultural initiative by A Noise Within aimed at sharing artistic resources and producing events that are radically accessible to all audiences, including underrepresented groups, communities of color, young people, and anyone who may not be equitably represented in theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced that their annual Spotlight Spectacular Gala will take place virtually on the Huntington's Facebook and YouTube channels Monday, June 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Portland Center Stage at The Armory announced its 2020-2021 ten-show season, featuring music, humor, Tony Award-winning classics, and a Northwest Stories commissioned world premiere from nationally renowned playwright Lauren Yee.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Twenty-one Chicago high school students will compete in the finals of the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021
The House Theatre of Chicago today announced the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Lanise Antoine Shelley. Shelley is a multi-hyphenate Haitian artist, director, playwright, educator, visual artist and accomplished actress who has performed with some of the country's most prestigious companies.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
A dark comedy of reinvention, written by one of the most popular playwrights in the country right now, is the latest production by PRIME Productions, a professional theater in the Twin Cities that seeks to explore and illuminate the powerful stories of women over 50. THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman will take over the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre in the Historic Hamm building in St. Paul, May 7 a?" 24, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
The timeline depicts a definitive history of the building, featuring a century's worth of history: from the earliest shows, musicals, and revues, through its history as a television and radio studio, brief spans as an adult film theater and later a children's theater, and finally as one of the most beloved houses on Broadway.
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 13, 2020
Brandon A. Wright plays Harpo in THE COLOR PURPLE, originally scheduled to come to DPAC from March 20 to 22. Wright is a graduate of Wayne State University and is originally from Newark, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
DEMASKUS Theater Collective in association with Post Theatrical, a festival of plays that use the post as a theatrical medium conceived and coordinated by RealTime Interventions, have announced that tickets are currently on sale for Black Mary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classical repertory theatre, has updated their schedule for Fridays @ Five virtual programming to include a new panel with director Gregg T. Daniel and the cast of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean on June 5 at 5pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company celebrated its first ever virtual gala fundraiser, Spotlight on Trailblazers, on Monday, June 15, 2020, streaming on the Huntington's Facebook and YouTube channels. The event will be reprised in a highlights version broadcast on Boston's WCVB-TV Channel 5 on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
The acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, A Noise Within (ANW), has welcomed two new actors Veralyn Jones and Trisha Miller into their Resident Artist company. The Resident Artists are a core group of 22 seasoned actors and creative theatrical professionals, central to A Noise Within's mission of delivering classic theatre with modern magic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
The Board of Directors of RUBICON THEATRE of Ventura, California, has appointed Ovation, NAACP and Garland Award-Winner CHRIS BUTLER as the company's new Associate Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Portland Center Stage has been recalibrating, re-imagining, and rising boldly to present PCS Remix, a groundbreaking initiative that offers artistic brilliance, civic enrichment, and (as soon as it's safe to gather) eight exhilarating, heart-soaring theater productions. 
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 4, 2021
Today's episode features stage and screen star Stanley Wayne Mathis, who last appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has postponed the opening of its 51st mainstage season to October 2021, with eight plays to be presented through August 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
EgoPo’s 2020-21 season continues with a presentation of Lawrence Theatre Company’s newest play, Three OG’s, as a live, virtual reading at 8pm on January 22nd, 2021. Written by Lawrence Theatre Company’s founder, Derrell Lawrence, Three OG’s stars John Canada Terrell, Brian Anthony Wilson and Lawrence’s Artistic Director, Damien J. Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Mixed Magic Theatre has announced its events for Black History Month!
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 28, 2020
This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Brandon Dirden's production of 'Radio Golf,' the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hendrick Louis who plays Harmond Wilks in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced the lineup of their 2020-2021 season of destination theatre that features an incredible range of compelling stories -culturally and artistically diverse - unified by the Huntington's commitment to vital, fresh and inclusive entertainment. From stories deeply rooted in Boston's history to star-studded classics, the next chapter in Huntington history is perhaps, the most exciting yet.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2021
August Wilson is best known as the author of the American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays including Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of African Americans, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the company for August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Tazewell Thompson (Arena's Jubilee) will direct this Tony Award-nominated play. Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, seven lives are interconnected when old friend and blues singer Floyd Barton vows to turn his life around after a surprise windfall leaves him hopeful for a second chance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, has a hit on its hands with the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Weld Grimké's 1916 masterpiece, Rachel. This classic work will now close Saturday, February 29. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.a?? To purchase tickets, visit www.QTGrep.orga??or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, incoming Artistic Director Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announce the lineup for the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company's 2020-21 season, which launches this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Roundabout has announced Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will join Roundabout’s artistic leadership team as Senior Resident Director in January 2021. In his new role, Leon will participate in the theatre's selection of plays and musicals - both seasonal onstage productions and the dozens of workshops & readings produced annually.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning in March the series featured over 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2020
The screen adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was brought to life by the legendary Ruben Santiago-Hudson, whose connection to August Wilson spans from the personal to professional - not only was he a close friend of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, but Santiago-Hudson has established himself as a key interpreter of Wilson's work.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
Today, The August Wilson Society (AWS) and Howard University announced an exciting virtual event on Saturday, December 19 at 5:00 PM. Come jam with AWS at August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Virtual 'Jam Session' with Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Ebony Jo-Ann, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo.
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Lifetime extends their partnership with trusted journalist Robin Roberts for four new movies under the Robin Roberts Presents banner. The network greenlights their next foray into the gospel music world with the biopic Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
The first wave of featured performers has been announced for HBOa??s adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Artistic Director Tim Bond and Executive Director Phil Santora announced today that the Tony Award-winning theatre will postpone the opening of its 51st mainstage season to March 2021, with eight plays presented through May 2022.
by James Lindhorst - Apr 9, 2021
For more than four decades, The St. Louis Black Rep’s founder and Producing Director, Ron Himes has dedicated his life to staging productions from the African American perspective to heighten the social and cultural awareness of audiences in the St Louis area and beyond. He has produced and directed more than 200 plays at The Black Rep, but his life’s work goes well beyond producing, directing and staging theatrical events. The Black Rep’s award winning education programs that he created provides training and experience for children, teens and interns seeking education and a career in the arts. These programs provide an opportunity for youth to explore their talents and chart a course for the future.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is has announced its 2020-2021 season with the theme, SPIRITS RISING.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!