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Native Son - 1942 - Broadway


Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2020
During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020
From the upcoming EP Walk The Sky 2.0.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020
 On the evening of May 29, 2020, The Umbrella Arts Center invites the community to participate in a free special online celebration of the arts, STAND BY ME, at
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Ian Belknap is leaving The Acting Company, on December 31, 2021, having served as its Artistic Director for the past ten years, to pursue new creative opportunities.  “The Acting Company turns 50 in 2022. It’s a good time for an influx of new energy and to give myself a new challenge,' said Belknap, Artistic Director of TAC.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2020
Casting is set for Sacred Fools Theater Company's production of a?oeThe Art Couple,a?? which will be performed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theatre Group's fourth annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Written by Brendan Hunt and directed by Lauren Van Kurin,
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 5, 2020
Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney (THE AFFAIR) has joined the cast of the upcoming SHOWTIME drama RUST, starring Emmy winner and Tony® and Golden Globe nominee Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Godless, The Looming Tower). In addition, Emmy and Tony nominee Bill Camp (The Night Of), Tony winner David Alvarez (West Side Story), Alex Neustaedter (Colony) and newcomer Julia Mayorga have been cast as series regulars. RUST is scheduled to begin production in Pittsburgh in late March.
by Krista Garver - Mar 4, 2020
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2021
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, announces the third and final installment of its first-ever New Play Sounding Series Festival.
by Jim Munson - Mar 10, 2021
Virtuoso pianist, actor and writer Hershey Felder certainly knows how to handle any curveballs life throws him. Stuck in Florence, Italy (poor guy!) for the duration of Covid, he is using his Tuscan surroundings to enrich his new show about native son Giacomo Puccini. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Opera San José are coming together to offer viewers the world premiere livestream of Hershey Felder, PUCCINI, a new work by and starring Felder, along with guest stars from the opera world - baritone Nathan Gunn, sopranos Gianna Corbisiero and Ekaterina Siurina, and tenor Charles Castronovo. Presented by Hershey Felder Presents Live from Florence, Hershey Felder, PUCCINI tells the story of a young musician captivated by the world of opera, particularly by Puccini’s eternally popular works La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly. Sumptuously filmed and performed on location in Lucca, Italy in the very home where Giacomo Puccini was born, Hershey Felder, PUCCINI combines theatre, music and film to create a uniquely moving experience for audiences. The show will be streamed live at 5pm PST on Sunday, March 14, 2021 (with streaming on-demand access through March 21). To buy tickets or find more information, visit or Ticket sales directly benefit the arts organization through which they are purchased. BroadwayWorld spoke with Felder earlier this week from his home in Florence while he was in the midst of making final tweaks to the show. He is super fascinating and just plain fun to talk to. His knowledge of, and love for, the arts runs so deep that that I always come away from any conversation with him having learned something, having been entertained and having been moved. Much like the experience of seeing one of his shows, in fact. Underscoring everything is his irrepressible sense of humor and musical way with words.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 9, 2020
Studio Theatre, in collaboration with Studio Artist-in-Residence Psalmayene 24, is launching a three-part series of digital dance parties with conversation—Psalm's Salons at Studio—beginning June 25 at 5 p.m. The virtual salons are an online gathering space to highlight the work of Black creatives, signal boost local and Black-owned businesses, kick back to live music, and promote a sense of community. Salons will be hosted by Psalmayene 24 with original music from DJ Nick tha 1da, sampling from the Library of Congress's Citizen DJ tool, and a rotating panel of guests. Events in the series are free to view and will be streamed live on Studio Theatre's Facebook and YouTube pages.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2020
Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, has announced the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
Ford's Theatre today announced the launch of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions—a new play development initiative for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwrights that explores racial history and social justice in the United States and gives voice to lesser-known historical figures and their contributions to American life. Playwrights Pearl Cleage, Rickerby Hinds, Nambi E. Kelley, Dominic Taylor and Charlayne Woodard comprise the inaugural writers of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions.
by Andrew Child - Jun 24, 2020
a?oeThis project wouldn't neatly fit into any of the niches I'm really familiar with in Boston theatre. Black actors are still discussing permission. How is permission granted? Who gives out the permission? I realized there is really no permission needed throughout this process.a??
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2020
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce presents THE HARLEM SUMMITS | The Pride Summit. The inaugural Pride Summit will bring together leaders to discuss the ways in which the LGBT Community is advancing despite the global pandemic. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 19, 2020
Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, will present the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2020
Producers David Michael Rich & J. Todd Harris, in collaboration with Jackie Alexander and the North Carolina Black Repertory Company have announced that playwright Nambi E. Kelley (Native Son, 'The Chi') has signed on as the playwright of Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou, a world premiere play with music about the life of Dr. Maya Angelou
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 23, 2020
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. (EST), The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, presents  A Conversation with Harry Connick, Jr. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020
Writer/Cartoonist Mr. Fish, actress Thora Birch and author Andrew Solomon are Tom Needham's guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 13, 2020
It's Not That We Don't Exist the podcast is about to hit 100 episodes, but before that milestone, we are pleased to present a brand new mini-series entitled 'Changing the Landscape: Examining Race in Theatrical Design.'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2020
The Guild of Music Supervisors announced today the nominees of their landmark 10th annual award ceremony celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in movies, television, games, advertising, and trailers. Crowning the evening will be this year's Icon Award honoree composer and lyricist Burt Bacharach. Bacharach will join industry legend Bob Hunka who will receive the organization's prestigious Legacy Award. Bacharach and Hunka will receive their honors at the 10th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards taking place on Wednesday, February 6th at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2020
OZ Arts Nashville will present Notes of a Native Song from Stew and Heidi, the Tony and Obie Award-winning creators of the barrier-breaking Broadway hit Passing Strange.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020
Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will have his play, Color Blind, presented as a staged performance at the Center for Architecture in New York. The play was featured at the 2019 Symposium on Race & Architecture at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and recently won the Kevin Tierney Prize for best new English language play in Quebec.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 23, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor John Karlen passed away earlier today at age 86 of congestive heart failure in hospice care in Burbank, California.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020
Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage, today announced that Hans & Sophie, a new play created by New York-based trio Sean Hudock, Illana Stein and Deborah Yarchun, will have its world premiere at the Fort Worth, TX theatre February 5 - March 1, 2020. Illana Stein, who helmed Amphibian's regional premiere of David Davalos' A Lost Leonardo, will direct.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 13, 2020
E Komo Mai Fest heats up Hawaii for its first edition this February 14th - 17th 2020. The final line-up features world class house and disco stars Anabel Englund, Andreas Henneberg, DJ Dan, Doc Martin, Jacky, Kill Frenzy, Mark Farina, Mikey Lion and Sacha Robotti. (VNSSA and Hawaii's native Superstar DJ Keoki) Also included are plenty of local Hawaiian and US West Coast talent on support for a true a?oeall are welcomea?? experience. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 13, 2020
Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, will take the stage at Irvine Barclay Theatre on February 6 as part of the venue's new speaker series, Fresh Take. Kwan, along with Tony-winning Ain't Misbehavin', Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and others, highlight the variety of spring performances at Irvine Barclay Theatre. See below for some notable shows through May, and here is a link to the entire season:
by BWW Staff - Jan 12, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!
by Abigail Charpentier - Feb 7, 2020
The Guild of Music Supervisors held its landmark 10th annual award ceremony this evening at The Wiltern in Los Angeles celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in movies, television, games, advertising, and trailers. Over 1,000 attendees joined the Guild to honor the 31 crafts makers, who were recognized for their stellar musical accomplishments in 2019. Industry music legends Burt Bacharach and Bob Hunka crowned the evening as Bacharach received this year's Icon Award, and Hunka received the prestigious Legacy Award. The complete winners list for the 10thAnnual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards is listed below. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
The Miranda Theatre Company's 3rd Annual Liz Smith Reading Series returns this March at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Named for the legendary journalist, theatre lover, and Miranda enthusiast (who would have turned 97 this February), the Liz Smith Reading Series is a celebration of Women's History Month showcasing work in development by Emma Gibson, Lindsay Joelle, Nambi E. Kelley (Native Son), Lisa Ramirez (To the Bone), and Lyra Yang.
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2020
Last night the NAACP Image Awards were held. Taking home the top prize of Entertainer of the Year was Lizzo.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021
“Chill out. That pretty much sums it up,” explains Myles Kennedy about the single. “The lyric paints a picture of a survivalist preparing for an impending zombie apocalypse.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2020
Washington National Opera's (WNO) 2020-2021 season offers an ambitious mix of sweeping political epics and intimate stories of interpersonal relationships, centered on human pursuits of justice, power, and love. Led by General Director Timothy O'Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO announces the six mainstage titles in the 2020-2021 season: Fidelio, Nixon in China, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto, Così fan tutte, and La bohème.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 28, 2020
Among the honorees are legendary director George C. Wolfe, Tony and Emmy-award winner Billy Porter, playwright and activist Jeremy O Harris, and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2020
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, has announced the recipient of this year's Annual Commission: Nambi E. Kelley, in partnership with San Diego Repertory Theatre, will develop her new play, Project American X.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020
PlayMakers Repertory Company will present a star-studded virtual benefit on Sunday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. EST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 6, 2020
Leading up to Birda??s 100th birthday and throughout the year, the celebration will encompass a series of releases spanning a variety of media and perspectives in order to explore the full span of his inestimable legacy.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 28, 2020
Deadline reports that 'Love, Simon' star Nick Robinson has joined 'Maid,' the upcoming Netflix dramedy series. Margaret Qualley was announced as the female lead earlier this week. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2020
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the launch of a new series of virtual panels for members and the public, as a part of its Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, called “Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us,” with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking. 
by Shari Barrett - Apr 9, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Bill Brochtrup who rose to TV stardom as PAA John Irvin on the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and continues to dazzle audiences as an actor, most recently in the Ovation Award-wining DANIEL'S HUSBAND at the Fountain Theatre, and planning programming for the Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale as its Artistic Director. And when he can find the time, Bill enjoys traveling around the world and hiking in some of the most beautiful places on Earth.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 30, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
by Peter Nason - Apr 16, 2020
The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!