Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Opened: March 27, 1988
Closing: June 26, 1988

Joe Turner's Come and Gone - 1988 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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New Federal Theatre to Present TELLING TALES OUT OF SCHOOL Beginning Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 23, 2023

Four women writers of the Harlem Renaissance meet in 'Telling Tales Out of School' by Wesley Brown, directed by Woodie King, Jr. at Castillo Theatre/ASP. The play offers a unique perspective on the Harlem Renaissance by providing a character study of four of its most-noted female prime movers. Check out event information here!

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The 29th season of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company will see its Artistic Director L. Peter Callender taking on two of what he terms “bucket list roles.” First as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in October, followed by Shylock in the Merchant of Venice in May.

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Get a glimpse into the future of theater as Berkeley Rep announces the talented participants joining The Ground Floor program for 2023. From emerging artists to rising stars, explore the innovative works and fresh voices shaping the industry.

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New Federal Theatre will present 'Telling Tales Out of School,' a new play by Wesley Brown, from May 2 to 7 as a work in progress at Castillo Theatre/ASP.

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 53rd season to be presented October 2023 through June 2024.

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State Theatre New Jersey presents Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.

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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.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE by August Wilson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 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, Joe Turner's Come and Gone.


Joe Turner's Come and Gone has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1988 and Broadway which opened in 2009.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has been nominated for two Tony Awards. It was nominated for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play for Lloyd Richards.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It was also nominated for Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Lloyd Richards. In addition, it received a nomination for Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards for August Wilson. Lastly, it was nominated for Outstanding Set Design at the Drama Desk Awards for Scott Bradley.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has won several awards, including the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It also received recognition at the Drama Desk Awards, with Lloyd Richards winning the Outstanding Director - Play award and August Wilson winning the Outstanding New Play award. Additionally, Scott Bradley received the Outstanding Set Design award for his work on the show.



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