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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 5, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The August Wilson Theatre!
by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
Almeida Theatre has announced a socially distanced season of three world premieres for Christmas 2020 and into 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse is seeking actors for Onyx Readings. Needs are for actors of color over age 18, any gender, with a majority of roles for Black actors.
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 Paula Makar - May 26, 2021
This is the first time I’ve sat in a theatre since COVID19 took that privilege away in March 2020. It felt weird and wonderful all at the same time. Masks are optional at the Forum Theatre. Patrons I chatted with in the lobby were thrilled to finally get out and are feeling confident enough to spend a few hours communing in a darkened room with their fellow man. This is the perfect play to do just that. The Agitators answers the dramaturgical question, “Why this play, now?” Poignant, compelling, and beautifully wrought by the cast and crew, The Agitator is must see theatre.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Howard University has announced the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts.
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 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 5, 2020
Variety reports that Delroy Lindo has joined the cast of 'Harlem's Kitchen' on ABC.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 28, 2022
Next season, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) will bring the world of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT to vibrant life once again when it produces a new version of the classic tale, reimagined for the 21st century. Featuring a book by Academy and Emmy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and direction by Bartlett Sher, Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT is scheduled to begin performances on Thursday, November 3 and open on Thursday, December 8 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its first New Faces Sing Broadway concert of 2022, New Faces Sing Broadway 1947 with host Robin DaSilva, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, music directed by Linda Madonia and featuring ten new up and coming talents performing songs from the 1947 Broadway season.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2021
L. Scott Caldwell will lead Blumhouse and Amazon’s “Bingo,” the latest thriller as part of the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series. Caldwell will star as Delores, the “witty, loyal and tough grandmother” at the center of “Bingo’s” story.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Romeo & Juliet, directed by Ola Ince, designed by Jacob Hughes, which will open the 2020 Summer Season on Tuesday 14 April.
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 Atlantic Theater Company - Jun 23, 2021
This workshop led by Atlantic Acting School Artistic Director Reggie D. White is a scene study class set to the words and worlds of prolific playwright August Wilson. Watch and learn as Atlantic students Suzen Baraka and DJ Davis perform a scene from Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, using our analysis technique to find the freedom in the beauty of Wilson's language.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Palm Beach Dramaworks' popular Master Playwrights Series, an informative and entertaining program that provides in-depth looks at the lives and works of major playwrights, is returning this summer as an online initiative, with the focus on two beloved writers of the late twentieth century.
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 Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Nick Blaemire's A Little More Alive, Royalties with Darren Criss, and more!
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020
From February 27 to March 29, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. In this two-act comedy, Gloria and Jim, a lower middle-class couple in Kingston, try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States. They survive because they learn to communicate and rediscover each other. Playwright Trevor Rhone was the artistic giant of Jamaican theater. The play celebrates the pent-up need for self-discovery and personal development in Jamaican women, a theme which is also universal. Director is Clinton Turner Davis, who helmed the comedy's New York premiere in 1985.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022
Trinity Repertory Company's next production in the 2021-22 Season is August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, the first play chronologically in the iconic playwright's American Century Cycle. Directed by resident company member Jude Sandy, Gem of the Ocean features a multigenerational cast of local artists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021
The U.S. Postal Service will honor August Wilson (1945-2005) with a commemorative Forever stamp in the Black Heritage series. The 44th stamp in the Black Heritage series honors the playwright who brought fresh perspectives and previously unheard voices to the American stage.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2022
Portland Center Stage brings the work of one of the most pivotal voices in theater, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, to the stage with August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. Previews begin on March 5, opening night is March 11, and performances run through April 3, 2022, on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Tickets are on sale now.
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 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 22, 2021
 As part of 'New Federal Theatre Celebrates Black History Month,' Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre is offering a live streaming virtual reading of 'Widows' by Mfundi Vundla on February 27 at 7:00 PM. The reading will be available on-demand through March 1. 
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Cara Joy David - Feb 11, 2020
Performances begin tonight for The Shakespeare Theatre Company mounting of THE AMEN CORNER, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) in Washington, D.C.. The production will run from February 11-March 15, 2020. 
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein announced today that tickets for Blue are officially on-sale. The beloved play by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx and lyrics by Charles Randolph-Wright, will play a 16-week engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street), under the direction of Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad who starred in both the play's 2000 world premiere at Arena Stage and 2001 New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews are set to begin on April 27th with opening night on May 10th. Blue will run through August 16th.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2021
Joe Turner's Come and Gone will open the 2022 season at South Bend Civic Theatre. The second installment of playwright August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911.
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 Kaitlin Milligan - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 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 Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
Following acclaimed, sold-out live-streamed and on-demand runs, Hymn will be broadcast on Sky Arts on Sunday 18 April 9pm.
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 Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
The Huntington announces its 2022-2023 season, featuring 8 shows including 2 jubilant new musicals, 3 world premiere plays, one recent Broadway hit, and an outstanding revival of an August Wilson classic.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
The Huntington has announced its 2022-2023 season, featuring 8 shows including 2 jubilant new musicals, 3 world premiere plays, one recent Broadway hit, and an outstanding revival of an August Wilson classic.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Ethel Barrymore Theatre! Learn about Ethel Barrymore herself, shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Chaplin, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Band's Visit, The Inheritance, and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming as a part of its 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play the Kravis Center from April 19 – 24.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Joe Turner's Come and Gone have their been?
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1988 and Broadway which opened in 2009.

What Tony Awards has Joe Turner's Come and Gone been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Direction of a Play for Lloyd Richards.

What other awards has Joe Turner's Come and Gone been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lloyd Richards Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August Wilson and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Bradley.

What other awards has Joe Turner's Come and Gone won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lloyd Richards Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August Wilson Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Bradley.

What productions of Joe Turner's Come and Gone have their been?
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1988 and Broadway which opened in 2009.

What awards has Joe Turner's Come and Gone been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lloyd Richards Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August Wilson and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Bradley.

What awards has Joe Turner's Come and Gone won?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lloyd Richards Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for August Wilson Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Bradley.

What productions of Joe Turner's Come and Gone have there been?
Joe Turner's Come and Gone has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1988 and Broadway which opened in 2009.