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Jitney - 2000 - Off-Broadway


Second Stage Theatre

(New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021
A Noise Within, California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, announces its second entry in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Seven Guitars, directed by Gregg T. Daniel.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. We honor the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to advance the state of theater, and to support the issues that they are passionate about. We look to explore how an artist's passion for activism and philanthropy influences their artistry on the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Manhattan Theatre Club announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew. The cast will feature Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Brandon J. Dirden (MTC’s Jitney), and Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!) joining previously announced Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and his partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorious in Get Lifted Film Co., have joined the producing team of the smash Broadway musical sensation Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, it was announced today.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 4, 2021
Each week, we'll be highlighting the top virtual show programs from BroadwayWorld's Stage Mag! Want to create a Stage Mag for you own show? To get started on your own program, visit
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Artistic Director Steve Maler, together with the City of Boston and Mayor Kim Janey, have announced the Company's plans to return to live performance this summer with its 25th anniversary production of Free Shakespeare on the Common.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
​​​​​​​Milwaukee Rep finalist Yexuanj Rivera Melendez, from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, finished in the top six in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) winning a $500 scholarship.
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2021
Center Theatre Group's regional finalist Tyla Uzo took third place in the August Wilson Monologue Competition National Finals held virtually on Monday, May 3, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
BARD AT THE GATE will return for an additional two seasons starting this fall when Paula Vogel's virtual start-up partners with McCarter Theatre Center. Plays by Zakiyyah Alexander (HOW TO RAISE A FREEMAN), Jose Rivera (SONNETS FOR AN OLD CENTURY) and Christina Anderson (GOOD GOODS) will be featured during the 2021-22 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
Nashville Shakespeare Festival is joining forces with Kennie Playhouse Theatre, a company that has focused on producing the works of Black playwrights and hiring Black artists for the past 15 years. Summer Shakespeare 2021 will include KPT's production of August Wilson's JITNEY alongside NSF's production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced performance dates for the two previously announced productions that will reopen MTC’s Broadway and off-Broadway stages this fall, Lackawanna Blues and Morning Sun.
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021
The Award-Winning Chalk Repertory Theatre with funding from L.A. City's Department of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of its new audio play series Chalk Lines.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021
La Femme Theatre Productions' presentation of Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, was initially streamed this past December and raised nearly $17K for The Actors Fund. La Femme will present an Encore streaming of The Night of the Iguana in celebration of Tennessee Williams's 110th birthday on March 26, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021
Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC) is partnering with Portland, Oregon’s Profile Theatre to bring the audio version of Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale to Dallas audiences. Ms. Nottage is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, one for her script Ruined in 2009, the other for Sweat in 2017. Production dates for the audio play will run April 12 – May 8, 2021, and can be accessed on the BATC website.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021
Regional Finals held virtually with participants performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the judges viewing remotely but in real time. The competition was streamed March 23, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021
The event will begin March 25 at 7 PM with La Femme's executive director Jean Lichty, “In Conversation” with Tony-nominee and Theater Hall of Fame-inductee, director Emily Mann and five-time Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Iguana will stream through March 28, 2021.
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2021
'Beauty and the Beast' is a 1991 Disney animated musical with music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021
Center Theatre Group has announced the four judges who are evaluating performances by 11 local high school students in the regional finals for the 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition. The competition was held virtually with participants performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the judges viewing remotely but in real time.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2021
The original cast album of In Strange Woods, the critically acclaimed docu-musical fiction podcast by Atypical Artists, one of The New York Times “Best Winter Podcasts”, and #1 on Apple's fiction podcast chart during the show's rollout, is now available wherever you stream your music.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
The Award-Winning Chalk Repertory Theatre with funding from L.A. City's Department of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of its new audio play series Chalk Lines. Five short plays using immersive audio storytelling will bring to life unsung landmarks in Los Angeles City Council districts 8, 9, and 10 including the Metro Expo Line, Leimert Park, Historic West Adams, and Exposition Park.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 12, 2021
Which Marvel stars have been nominated for Tony awards? Which Marvel stars have produced shows on Broadway? What are some of their upcoming Broadway projects! Read on to find out!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
Five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Victor Wooten has joined the creative team of August Wilson's JITNEY, opening Nashville Shakespeare's annual Summer Shakespeare Festival. Wooten, also a songwriter and record producer who was ranked among the Top 10 Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine, will compose original music for the show.
by James Lindhorst - Jul 9, 2021
The Black Rep season opens with “Sweat,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning drama fitting for the current times, followed by “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea,” exploring one young man’s present-day heroic quest. The season continues with “Fireflies,” a telling of the complexities of love and color, and “Behind the Sheet,” the untold story behind the sacrifices made for a significant medical breakthrough. The season closes with “Jitney,” August Wilson's powerful look at one community’s unwavering determination and connection. Each production will include post-show talk backs and intergenerational matinees.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2021
The 5 & Dime is excited to announce its return to the stage with August Wilson's,  How I Learned What I Learned, a beautifully told memoir about a prolific poet and playwright's  journey to becoming a successful artist in America.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
20th Century USA will be performed before as live audience at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre July 23, 30, 31, and August 1. MET Artistic Director Lewis Campbell directs. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
The Guthrie Theater, in association with The Foxboro Company, today announced that Destiny of Desire will complete its 2021–2022 Season. Prior to an anticipated 2022 Broadway run produced by The Foxboro Company, the Guthrie is pleased to produce Destiny of Desire for its audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues begins performances Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and opens Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre The show is written, performed, and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Palo Alto Players for the first time in its recent history will premiere an original one-man show by Bay Area actor Fred Pitts. AREN’T YOU…? recounts Pitts’ hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity – the question is which one?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Broadway has the Tonys.  Hollywood has the Oscars. Thespians have the Thespys. The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021
The upcoming guest lineup has been announced for the “Live at The Lortel” virtual conversation series. In February, fans can listen to conversations with actress Krysta Rodriguez (February 1), drag artist and political activist Marti Cummings (February 8), actor Michael Potts (February 15), playwright Lynn Nottage (February 22).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2021
Playwright August Wilson is being honored by the U.S Postal Service with a commemorative Forever stamp, released today, Jan. 28. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2021
​​​​​​​Syracuse Stage continues the 2020/2021 online on-demand season with the stunning documentary drama “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Anna Deavere Smith. “Twilight” will be available as video on demand Feb. 3 – 14 at
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2021
Alabama Shakespeare Festival invites friends to get closer to the artistry of playwrights by joining the ASF Play Club, part of ASF Insights. Play Club members will read up to four scripts and participate in a live online seminar for each script with an expert (actor/director) and a scholar on the playwright and material.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2021
 Do you miss live theater? Did you miss Seattle Rep’s 2017 megahit show Here Lies Love, a revolutionary rock musical from music icon David Byrne?
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 22, 2021
Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective is premiering its third new play for Black History Month, Rodney Hick’s MS. PEARL’S CABARET, as part of CreateTheater’s Monday Night Reading Series on Monday, February 22 at 7PM/EST, 4PM/PST. This Zoom reading is directed by DeMone Seraphin. The reading will  stay available to the public until Friday, February 26.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
Center Theatre Group has selected 11 local high school students to participate in the regional finals for the 2021 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held virtually with participants performing on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre in early March
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 15, 2021
Today (February 15) in live streaming: Laura Osnes sings with Seth Rudetsky, Josh Groban in concert, and more!
by James Lindhorst - Aug 28, 2021
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company opens its 45th Anniversary Season September 10 with an in-person production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage. Addressing the complexities of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America, the powerful work will be presented in person at the Edison Theatre at Washington University and directed by Founder and Producing Director Ron Himes. Previews begin on Wednesday September 8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Local Black-owned theatre company Kennie Playhouse Theatre is collaborating with Nashville Shakes to produce August Wilson's Jitney, which runs August 12-22 at oneC1TY in Nashville, and September 16 and 17 at Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park in Franklin, TN. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2021
A director with a reputation for developing new writing, Holly directed Headlong's Hedda Tesman by Cordelia Lynn at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Lowry, Salford. She was an Executive Producer on Unprecedented, the BBC Four, Century Films and Headlong critically acclaimed drama anthology, directing House Party by April De Angelis and Penny by Charlene James for the series.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021
Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues is written, performed, and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson's Jitney, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix). Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Learn about this history of the theatre, and productions to have graced its stage including Hair, Choir Boy, My Name is Lucy Barton and many more!
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021
1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
The Cincinnati Arts Association will present LeLand Gantt in his one-man show, Rhapsody in Black, streaming May 4-17, 2021. Written and performed by LeLand and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons, the show explores his personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021
92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center will present a Thursday, April 29, 7 pm program featuring André Holland, who will give a dramatic reading of Saidiya Hartman's The End of White Supremacy: An American Romance, followed by a conversation with the author.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
In a one-hour, one-session class presented by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe on April 27, participants will explore August Wilson’s background, his ten-play cycle, known as “The American Century Cycle,” and his 4 B’s (the Blues, Jorge Luis Borges, Amiri Baraka and Romare Bearden).