King Hedley II

Opened: May 1, 2001
Closing: July 01, 2001

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TWISTED MELODIES Comes to The Repertory Theater of St. Louis by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

The Repertory Theater of St. Louis presents Twisted Melodies, based on the life of St. Louis soul music icon Donny Hathaway.  Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Orange Tree Theatre Reveals Casting For Mustapha Matura's MEETINGS by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2023

Orange Tree Theatre has announced the full cast for Mustapha Matura's Meetings. Learn more about who is starring in the production here!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Reveals Mentor and Host Theatre For The 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2023

SDCF has announced the host theatre for its 2023 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: St. Louis Black Repertory Co (The Black Rep) in St. Louis, MO. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by The Black Rep's Producing Director Ron Himes for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 8/11: THE SHARK IS BROKEN Reviews, Opening Night Photos, and More! by - Aug 11, 2023

Top stories: The Shark is Broken opened last night on Broadway! Check out reviews, opening night photos, and more!

Atlantic Theater Company to Present MIXFEST (WRIT)UAL MIX: TRADITIONS OF THE DIASPORA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2023

oin Atlantic Theater Company's The Judith Champion MixFest as they showcase the best of traditional diaspora music. Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of cultural heritage and experience a melodic journey through the rich traditions of the diaspora. Don't miss this unifying event that brings together diverse musical talents on one stage.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play FENCES by August Wilson is Coming to Shakespeare & Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2023

Experience the emotional depth and powerful storytelling of August Wilson's Fences at Shakespeare & Company. Follow the struggles of Troy Maxson as he navigates dreams, regrets, and a longing for a different life. Don't miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, part of Wilson's acclaimed American Century Cycle. Get your tickets now!

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces Venues and Performance Dates For 20th Season!  by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2023

Actors' Shakespeare Project has announced the performance dates for the shows in our upcoming 2023-24 Season, marking twenty years since Richard III in 2004 – ASP's inaugural production. 

Segerstrom Center For The Arts to Present AN EVENING WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL This Month by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 3, 2023

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell for one night only on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 8 pm.

Video: Stephen McKinley Henderson Reflects on His Decade-Long Journey with BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY by Richard Ridge - Jun 1, 2023

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson chats more about the Between Riverside and Crazy's long journey to Broadway, why the theatre community is so important to him, and so much more.

Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Skylar Astin Join Sondheim Celebration At Hollywood Bowl by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2023

Broadway stars Skylar Astin, Norm Lewis and Brian Stokes Mitchell will complete the glittering cast of Broadway luminaries for Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the Hollywood Bowl. They are joined by previously announced three-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess and Sutton Foster for this unforgettable concert program curated by Robert Longbottom and Kevin Stites and conducted by Stites.

Finn Wittrock, Reed Birney & More to Star in Shakespeare & Company's 46th Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2023

Shakespeare & Company has announced the casts for their 46th Season Thieves of Love. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

Eisemann Center Reveals Their 2023-2024 Season Lineup by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2023

The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson announced the 2023-2024 Season of Eisemann Center Presents (ECP) at a City Council meeting Mon, May 8, 2023.

Middletown Arts Center Presents August Wilson's JITNEY by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2023

The Middletown Arts Center will present August Wilson's Jitney, produced by the Dunbar Repertory Company and directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr., over two weekends, June 2-4 and 9-11.

Brittany Bellizeare, Christiana Clark & More to Star in Candrice Jones' FLEX at Lincoln Center Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the complete cast for the New York premiere of FLEX by Candrice Jones, directed by LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz. 

SWEENEY TODD, THE BLUEST EYE & More Set for A Noise Within's 2023-24 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2023

A Noise Within has announced an eclectic six-play 2023-24 season sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation that the company is dubbing a 'Balancing Act.'

Scott Barrow, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in HERE THERE ARE BLUEBERRIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of Tectonic Theater Project's Here There Are Blueberries. 

James Monroe Iglehart-Directed SPELLING BEE And More Announced For TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 53rd Season by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2023

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

Viola Davis, Jeremy Shamos, Nina Hellman & More to Join Brooklyn Children's Theatre Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2023

On April 25, Viola Davis will join Brooklyn Children's Theatre for a night of music and celebration to support musical theatre scholarships for hundreds of Brooklyn children.

Cast Announced For Shakespeare's Globe's SHAKESPEARE IN THE ABBEY by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2023

As celebrations continue for the 400th Anniversary of the First Folio across 2023, Shakespeare’s Globe will return to Westminster Abbey for the hugely popular Shakespeare in the Abbey for six special performances beginning this evening and running until Friday 31 March.

Arden Theatre Company Continues Season With August Wilson's RADIO GOLF, March 23- April 16 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2023

Arden Theatre Company is bringing audiences back into the world of August Wilson's ten-part series, The American Century Cycle. This time audiences will journey to Pittsburgh in the late 1990s for the final play of the cycle, August Wilson's Radio Golf. This bittersweet drama of assimilation and alienation in nineties America traces the forces of change on a neighborhood and its people caught between history and the twenty-first century. This is the fifth play in the cycle that the Arden has produced.  Kash Goins, who was an actor in the Arden's production of Two Trains Running, returns to direct. August Wilson's Radio Golf runs March 23-April 16.

Exclusive: First Look at Brian Stokes Mitchell & Lea DeLaria in EAST NEW YORK on CBS by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2023

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell guest stars as Medical Examiner Corley, and Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”) appears as Fire Marshal Greenville on the new episode of CBS’ new hit drama, East New York. Check out first look photos and watch an exclusive video clip of DeLaria on the show!

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller & More to Honor Chita Rivera at Signature Theatre Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2023

On April 3, 2023, Virginia’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor the theatrical icon Chita Rivera with the company’s twelfth Stephen Sondheim Award. See performers and more!

Portland Stage Company Presents HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED By August Wilson by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2023

Portland Stage Company will present How I Learned What I Learned by August Wilson to Maine. Heralded as a tour de force, this one-man play tells the story of Wilson's journey from a young, struggling poet in the Hill District of Pittsburgh to becoming one of the most celebrated and respected playwrights of our time.

Black Theatre Troupe Will Receive Award From August Wilson House In Pittsburgh by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2023

On February 19th, August Wilson House and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will honor Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe for its accomplishment of producing all 10 of August Wilson's epic American Century Cycle, becoming one of the few theaters in the country to accomplish such a feat.

Viola Davis Achieves EGOT Status at the GRAMMYs by Michael Major - Feb 5, 2023

Following her new GRAMMY win, Viola Davis has become the 18th person in history to achieve the EGOT status. Davis has won two Tony Awards for King Hedley II in 2001 and then for Fences in 2010. She won an Emmy Award for How to Get Away With Murder and an Oscar for reprising her stage role in the film adaptation of Fences.

World Premiere of HOW BLOOD GO to Open at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater in March by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Congo Square Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of How Blood Go by Cleveland-based playwright Lisa Langford, a provocative – and wholly topical – story of two family members who are subject to medical experiments without their consent, 50 years apart.

Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove to Step Down at End of 2022-2023 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Barry Grove will step down as the Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.

Diversionary Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team For THE HIGH TABLE by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023

Diversionary Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its production of The High Table, by Temi Wilkey, directed by Niyi Coker Jr.  The High Table will run February 9 – March 5 (press opening on February 18) at Diversionary Theatre in University Heights. 

Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes to the Lied Center This Month by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023

Two-time Tony Award® winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career spanning more than 40 years in Broadway, television, film, recordings, and concert appearances with the country’s finest conductors and orchestras. His one-night-only concert at the Lied Center will include music from Les Mis, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, and many more!

Tony Award-Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Is Coming To The Lied Center! by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2023

Dubbed “the last leading man” and “in a class by himself” by The New York Times and the “King of Broadway” by The Washington Post, two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career spanning more than 40 years in Broadway, television, film, recordings, and concert appearances with the country's finest conductors and orchestras. His one-night-only concert at the Lied Center will include music from Les Mis, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, and many more!

Cast Announced For THE FIRST DEEP BREATH At Geffen Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of The First Deep Breath, written by Lee Edward Colston II (Roost, Fargo) and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III (Thoughts of a Colored Man, The Hot Wing King).

August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN to Have Michigan Professional Premiere at Detroit Repertory Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2022

Detroit Repertory Theatre will be starting the new year with the Michigan Professional Premiere of Gem of the Ocean, written by one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, August Wilson. August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean opens January 13, 2023, at 8:30 pm with a champagne reception and closes March 5, 2023.

Patrick Page to Star in KING LEAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of King Lear. STC favorite Patrick Page will star as the titular king. See who else is in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more!

FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER to Have Pittsburgh Premiere in January by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective will co-present the story of voting-rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in the Pittsburgh premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West.

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

What Is August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle and How to Read It by Team BWW - Oct 16, 2022

August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, also known as the American Century Cycle, is made up of ten plays, written between 1982 and 2005. Each set in a different decade in Pittsburgh's Hill District (with the exception of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), the plays are meant to depict the Black experience throughout the 20th century.

The Huntington to Reopen Newly Renovated Huntington Theatre With JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

The Huntington has announced the casting and creative team for the highly anticipated revival of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Wilson’s masterpiece serves as the inaugural production of the newly renovated Huntington Theatre and runs from October 14 – November 13, 2022.

Brandon J. Dirden Directs Wife Crystal Dickinson In WINE IN THE WILDERNESS At Two River Theater by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Wine in the Wilderness, written by Drama Desk Award winner Alice Childress and directed by Obie Award winner Brandon J. Dirden (director of August Wilson's Radio Golf and King Hedley II) launches Two River Theater's 2022/2023 Season on October 15. 

Leslie Uggams and Ted Chapin to be Honored at the 30th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

Actor's Express Presents SUNSET BABY By Dominique Morisseau by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2022

Actor's Express closes its 34th season with a production of Sunset Baby, a crackling play from MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Dominique Morisseau, one of the most acclaimed playwrights in America today.

August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Comes to A Noise Within Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

A Black mayoral candidate on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime must choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity in Radio Golf by August Wilson. A Noise Within presents the final installment in Wilson's “American Century Cycle,” with Gregg T. Daniel directing.

Theater Resources Unlimited Virtual Audition Technique And Protocol Workshops Plus Event Q&A In Preparation For The TRU Audition by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces two virtual Audition Technique and Protocol Workshops, which will be presented by longtime casting director Jamibeth Margolis on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 7pm-9pm and by agent Valerie Adami and casting director Bob Kale on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 7pm-9pm over Zoom.

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform at Wharton Center in September by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

Broadway legend and film star, Brian Stokes Mitchell, will take Cobb Great Hall for the first time on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now.

TRU to Present 'Meet The Coaches' Workshop To Prepare Actors For TRU Virtual Audition And All Auditions by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022

Theater Resources Unlimited will present Meet the Coaches, during which actors can meet more than 10 monologue and music coaches, plus accompanists, who will share their methods and then meet individuals in breakout rooms.

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Berkeley Repertory Theatre by Steve Schonberg - Aug 17, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 

Single Tickets on Sale This Week for Two River's 2022/2023 Season Featuring the LIVING AND BREATHING World Premiere by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Single tickets for Two River Theater’s 2022/2023 season will go on sale Tuesday, August 16. This exciting and thought-provoking theatrical season will feature world premiere work as well as plays by some of the American theater’s most lauded talents.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE PIANO LESSON, Starring Samuel L Jackson, Danielle Brooks and More by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.

August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON Will Now Open at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Rather Than the St. James by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents August Wilson's FENCES by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

August Wilson's groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award- winning drama Fences opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre on the campus of DeSales University. The show previews July 27 and 28, opens on July 29 and runs through August 7 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.


King Hedley II has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2001 and Broadway which opened in 2001.
Best Play and , Best Direction of a Play for Marion McClinton.
King Hedley II has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Outstanding Set Design of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for David Gallo. Additionally, it was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with August Wilson receiving two nominations for his work on the play.
King Hedley II has won several awards, including the Outstanding Set Design of a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for David Gallo. It has also received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama, not once but twice, both awarded to August Wilson.



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