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Jitney - 2000 - Off-Broadway


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 5, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The August Wilson Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Eisa Davis's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play BULRUSHER will be the 3rd play to receive an online production as part of Paula Vogel's play reading series, BARD AT THE GATE, debuting on YouTube on Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Wesleyan Universitya??'s a??Theater Departmenta?? presents a??'Re-Evaluating the Ground on Which We(s) Stand(s): An Evening of August Wilson with Broadway's Crystal Dickinson and Brandon Dirden,' on a??Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30pm on Zoom. Registration is required for access to this free virtual event.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
TV's Barry 'Shabaka' Henley ('Bob Hearts Abishola,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Better Call Saul') will star in a benefit reading of Robert Galinsky's hit play The Bench: A Homeless Love Story, directed by Drama Desk winner Jay O. Sanders, streaming on Facebook on Saturday, October 10, 10 PM est.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents an ENCORE Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, September 6th at 8PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Tom Needham's very special guest on THE SOUNDS OF FILM this week is actor Jason Biggs, star of the new film, THE SUBJECT. Jason Biggs is well known for his roles in the AMERICAN PIE movies, SAVING SILVERMAN, Woody Allen's SOMETHING ELSE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Broadway's THE GRADUATE.
by BroadwayRadio - Sep 1, 2020
On todaya??s episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' host Matt Tamanini speaks with one of the busiest Broadway producers working during the pandemic, Ron Simons. In addition to being the first Black producer in Broadway history to win four Tony Awards, Simons also has four shows that are circling the main stem, all of which they discuss in this episode. 
by Susan Haubenstock - May 4, 2020
The now-dormant African American Repertory Theatre reached the heights with its 2011 production of August Wilson's 'Jitney'.
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2020
MTC Digital brings you an intimate look at directing with the Tony Award-winning production of August Wilson's JITNEY and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
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 - May 15, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of August Wilson. Today's play, Jitney.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
On May 21st at 5pm, Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson will talk with Manhattan Theatre Club Director of Artistic Producing Steve Kaus about his approach to directing MTC's 2017 Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney. During this exclusive conversation, Santiago-Hudson will show footage from the Tony-Award-winning production.
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2020
This module explores how to shape the needs and desires for your central character by using two theatre games and viewing scenes from MTC's Tony Award-winning production of August Wilson's JITNEY to illustrate dramatic conflict.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
HUDSON STAGE announces the cast of its world premiere of the riveting and provocative new play by Joshua Allen, THE OCTOBER STORM.
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020
Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Worthing Theatres and Museum are thrilled to announce their upcoming 2020 season to the public. This season's programme marks a new era, bringing exciting work across multiple artforms for you all to explore. With genres covering theatre, family shows, live music, circus, comedy, dance, exhibitions and film, the programme is designed to entertain a wide range of audiences across the county of Sussex and beyond, and their latest brochure highlights just some of the organisations new incredible projects.
by Jay Irwin - Mar 5, 2020
I've often talked about the embarrassment of theatrical riches that we have in Seattle. We have several companies that bring us new works, many of which have made their way on to Broadway. We have a wealth of extremely talented performers who constantly wow us with their gifts. And we have a reputation that brings in talented others to play in our sandbox. But we also have a local connection to one of America's most acclaimed playwrights, August Wilson, and so we get things like the Tony nominated Broadway production of Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? remounting at the Seattle Rep with the Broadway director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and several of the Broadway cast.
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 Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
On tonight's installment of The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, host Jimmy Fallon welcomed singer John Legend.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Center Theatre Group has named Kyle Branch, Tyla Uzo and Fletcher Jones as the top performers of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals held at the Mark Taper Forum on February 25, 2020. Branch and Uzo will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 4, 2020. 
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2020
Seattle Rep presents the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney in the Bagley Wright Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - Jun 3, 2020
I'm here. These words are championed by theatrical hero Celie from The Color Purple. These words inspire Celie to scream out to the world that she is beautiful and has the right to live a wonderful life. These words must echo across the nation in support of black lives. We all must be here for black lives. 
by BWW Features - Jun 28, 2020
We've rounded up 10 MORE books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Pandemics can't stop Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is announcing program details of its Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival, an unprecedented array of free and paid online video and audio streams, including newly created content by many of today's most prominent performing artists to be recorded at Tanglewood and other locations around the world from June 22 through July 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced that Daniel Banks has been awarded the Alan Schneider Director Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program are pleased to announce a generous gift by Andrew R. Ammerman, making possible a three-year continuation of the Arena Stage, Georgetown University and Andrew R. Ammerman Partnership now through 2023.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present a live, virtual production of award-winning Tampa Bay playwright Sheila Cowley's World War II drama Flying on Sunday, August 16 at 3 PM, on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The production is helmed by internationally renowned stage director L. Peter Callender. A live talkback with the playwright, director and cast will be held following the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
The Workshop Theater will present a benefit reading of Levy Lee Simon's brilliant and prescient play, directed by Thomas Coté, and featuring the original Workshop cast from our 2008 production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Instead of the annual production on the Common, CSC will present an online script-in-hand performance on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00PM, as a benefit to support CSC's 2021 production on the Boston Common, with the previously announced cast led by John Douglas Thompson* in the role of Prospero.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Since 2012, award-winning actor and director Brandon J. Dirden has made an artistic home at Two River Theater, appearing on the theater's Red Bank stage in five productions and making his directorial debut in 2015 with August Wilson's Seven Guitarsa?"a production that NJ Monthly raved a?oepoignantly captures the joys and sorrows that are the signatures of Wilson's work.a??
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Geffen Playhouse today announced a new artist residency with Cast Iron Entertainment, a cohort of artists including two-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (Frozen 2, This is Us), Glenn Davis (Billions, King James), Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry (The Eternals, Atlanta), Tony Award nominee Jon Michael Hill (Elementary, Widows), André Holland (Selma, Jitney) and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Choir Boy). This new artist residency will run for a period of one year.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.
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. had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hendrick Louis who plays Harmond Wilks in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is going back to school with the regional premiere drama, Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, the acclaimed MacArthu 'Genius' Grant playwright. This 2018 Obie Award-winning play powerfully brings an urgent conversation to the forefront, compassionately probing the limits of our education system and a mother's fight to give her son a future-without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Directed by Ron OJ Parson. Production Sponsor is The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.
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 Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 13, 2020
Their third dive into August Wilson's ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle, Brand New Sheriff's FENCES may be their best yet, with an outstanding cast, led by Jonavan Adams - and an outstanding director, Corlis Hayes, who has been here before.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Marsh San Francisco presents Aren't Youa???, the newest solo show by actor Fred Pitts recounting his hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity a?" the question is which one? Set in the Summer of 2012, Pitts finds himself at one Mission after the next, encountering docents and fellow tourists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced its first virtual performance, The Story of King Lear, a 50-minute telling of the Shakespeare classic adapted and directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. The show will air at 7:00pm (eastern) on Thursday, August 27, and will be available for viewing through Sunday, August 30.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
The Backdrop, the theatrical podcast that sets the stage, is back with its first new episode since COVID shuttered Broadway, 'Episode 9: Barrington Stage Company's Harry Clarke.' With theatrical productions resuming in Europe and Asia, host Kevin Bleyer (The Daily Show) spoke to the artists here in the US who went on with the show this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL will present a Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, August 23rd at 8PM EST.
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 BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
When LA-based actor Tyree Freely began creating his self-tape for Leah Daniels-Butler Casting's Quarantine Monologues project, he didn't realize that it would a conclude with a visit from the police. The actor, who was performing an impassioned August Wilson monologue alone in his apartment, was reported to the LAPD by his neighbors for suspected domestic violence. 
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!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced today that the 12th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will cancel its in-person ceremony (originally scheduled for Monday, May 4th) and shift to a virtual celebration in light of the ongoing health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 51st annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Florie Seery has been appointed Associate Dean and Managing Director of Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre, effective July 1, 2020. She also joins the faculty as Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Management.
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020
You have to create an attention getting and intriguing opening to your play in order to get your audience to invest in your story.