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Paul Robeson - 1988 - Broadway

Paul Robeson was an American actor of film and stage, All-American and professional athlete, writer, multi-lingual orator, lawyer, and basso profondo concert singer who was also noted for his wide-ranging social justice activism.


John Golden Theatre

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Cheryl L. West's new play Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, directed by Marshall Jones III, at the outdoor tent at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, October 15-18, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020
The next installment of The Robey Theatre Company's online series of Evening Conversations will be on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. PDT, presented via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020
The Robey Theatre Company presents the next in its series of events via Zoom, Making Theatre with Ben Guillory (The Performance).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Forty-one years ago, two Rutgers University Theatre Arts students envisioned, embraced and captured the opportunity to create a space where the black experience would be shared through stories produced on stage for all to enjoy; and that was and is the story of Crossroads Theatre Company, a staple of the arts and cultural community in New Brunswick, NJ and across the region, state and nation.  
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 29, 2019
Crossroads Theatre Company continues their exciting season with a holiday show for all. A Christmas Carol will be performed at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) in the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater from December 5 to December 15. Directed by the Company's Artistic Director, Marshall Jones III, the production promises to put audience members in the holiday spirit.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Celebrate the season with local family-favorite musician Alex Mitnick and his fun-loving band, Alex & The Kaleidoscope! What makes the holidays special? Being together with your family, and what better way to spend time together than with a rollicking, super-fun interactive concert for all ages. Winner of the 2015 New York Emmy® for Best Children's Programming, Alex Mitnick has been entertaining families in the Princeton area for almost 20 years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has announced the appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director. Bond will join the company officially in March 2020, stepping in as Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley winds down his 50th and final season at the helm of the theatre he created, ending one of the longest tenures in American theatre. Kelley previously announced his retirement at the conclusion of the company's current season in June 2020. Said Bond upon accepting the appointment, a?oeI am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue Robert Kelley's great work, and to lead this spirited company into its next exciting phase.a??
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Town Hall today announced the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, the first major entertainment award to be named after a woman of color, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The award, named after the celebrated actress, singer and activist Lena Horne, will recognize today's leading artists that are using their platform to promote awareness and create social change, and will be presented to the soon-to-be-announced recipient at an event at The Town Hall, a national historic landmark, in February 2020. The recipient of the Lena Horne Prize was selected by an advisory board that includes Lena Horne's daughter Gail Lumet Buckley, as well as an esteemed list of entertainers and philanthropists including Harry Belafonte, Billy Porter, Judy Collins, Deesha Dyer, Roxane Gay, Bob Santelli, Bruce Cohen, Jose Antonio Vargas, and more. The recipient will receive a $100,000 donation to be directed to a charity of their choice.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 MORE of our favorite theatrical biographies to fill the void!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
In lieu of a season announcement, Theater Latté Da announces a??NEXT UPa??,an intensive laboratory investing in the future of new musical theater. New work has always been a part of the company's DNA. Over the past eight years the company has further prioritized the support of new musicals and plays with music through its NEXT program: including commissions, workshops, the NEXT Festival, and of course world premieres. It will spend the coming months supporting playwrights, composers and lyricists.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 28, 2020
Here's the second installment of responses from various Los Angeles Theatre heads on how their individual theatre families are holding up in these crazy, safe-distancing times. As with the first batch of responses, these are just as amazing in their uniform positivity.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Crossroads Theatre Company's World Premiere production of Freedom Rider has been rescheduled to run September 10 - September 20, 2020 in the Arthur Laurents Theatre of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC).
by Olga El - Mar 12, 2020
Pearl Primus (also known as Omowale) was a pioneer of modern dance, dance as protest, and African dance in the United States. She was also cited as an inspiration by acclaimed artists such as Camille Brown, Ntozake Shange, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; a teacher of Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; a student of Martha Graham; friend of Paul Robeson; and a woman with a degree in medicine. Her medical career was thwarted by racism so she funneled her gifts to the world through the filter of dance instead.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020
The Making Space to Breathe/Gathering to Grieve vigil, which was postponed from June 1, will take place on Monday, June 8, at 7pm outside Arena Stage. Participants are being encouraged to socially distance, wear masks, and to wear black or signs of mourning.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
On Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. PDT, there will be a Zoom chat hosted by Millena Gay and featuring The Robey Theatre Company's Co-Founders, Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. This event, entitled Let's Talk, is the first of six projected virtual events.
by BWW Features - Jun 28, 2020
We've rounded up 10 MORE books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has announced the latest in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2020
Thank you to all those who have written us today.
by BWW Features - Jun 19, 2020
Karen Brown, Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing the current movement, 'Dear White American Theater,' and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Footlighters presents The World is My Homea?"The Life of Paul Robeson, June 20 and 21, 2020 at 8:15 PM. The show is written and performed by Stogie Kenyatta.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-continues its virtual entertainment series Folksbiene! LIVE in June.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
In honor of Juneteenth, WQXR is devoting the entire day to spotlighting the work of Black composers and performers from around the globe with an all-day tribute a?oeMusic for Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Classical Artistry.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Organizers today announced the second phase of the Harlem Renaissance 100, a multi-year celebration originally kicked off in February of this year to commemorate the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic brilliance born from that movement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
With the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatres currently closed to the public, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has invited Associate and Honorary Associate Artists from throughout the Company's history to join him for an exclusive series of online conversations discussing their experience of performing Shakespeare at the RSC and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Our Times: Uprising, a virtual reading series of plays, poetry & other writings by Black American Authors. Beginning on Monday July 13, the series runs three weeks on consecutive Mondays and provides an original overview of African American history and culture while exploring issues of race, oppression and injustice for contemporary audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
The Harlem School of the Arts, today announced, the addition of esteemed cultural icon and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, to its Advisory Council. Mr. Belafonte joins an eclectic list of influential names, with diverse experience, expertise and insight, who provide guidance, and serve as stewards of this historic cultural institution.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Off-Broadway's 62-seat Playroom Theater, who's tagline is 'Caution, Artists at Work,' was forced to close on June 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Summer is often a popular time for theaters and festivals across the country to produce free Shakespeare for their cities. Obviously things are different this year, so Main Street Theater is bringing Shakespeare to people in their homes with two virtual offerings.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Seattle Rep will welcome back director Tim Bond and a cast of Seattle veteran actors for its production of Lucy Kirkwood's post-apocalyptic drama The Children, beginning February 7 in the Leo K. Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 and online at
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Centenary Stage Company has announced its cast for the upcoming 2020 production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys opening February 14 and running through March 1 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Applications are now available for Communiversity ArtsFest 2020, the town-gown event that attracts more than 40,000 people to the heart of Princeton every spring. Communiversity ArtsFest is presented by the Arts Council of Princeton in collaboration with Princeton University and the town of Princeton.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
The Arts Council of Princeton announces the 26th annual holiday pop-up, Sauce for the Goose Art Market. This yearly December sale of unique works by area artists is a go-to resource for ceramics, glassware, ornaments, jewelry, textiles and other forms of fine art and craft for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Applications are now available for Communiversity ArtsFest 2020, the town-gown event that attracts more than 40,000 people to the heart of Princeton every spring. Communiversity ArtsFest is presented by the Arts Council of Princeton in collaboration with Princeton University and the town of Princeton.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
On Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m., beloved Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for a recital featuring works by Ireland, Quilter, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, selections from Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel as well as additional selections to be announced from the stage. He is joined by pianist Natalia Katyukova. This concert marks his first recital at Carnegie Hall in ten years; for his complete performance history please click here. The full program is listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
The Arts Council of Princeton has announced that Caroline Cleaves, a Princeton native, has been named Director of Development, effective January 2, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On August 7, he chatted with the incredible Tonya Pinkins about her new film, Red Pill, and more!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 7, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, August 7 (12pm ET), as he chats with the incredible Tonya Pinkins!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
'I'd have to be deaf and blind not to have heard and read the protests against me since I started investigating the treatment of the indigent mentally ill. 'And a woman made these terrible discoveries?  It really should not be discussed above a whisper.''
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2020
The legendary Columbia Artists Management Inc. has announced that it is shutting down.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 3, 2020
As live theatre remains in lockdown, Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) is morphing their Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival into a free, livestreaming program of four FESTIVAL EVENTS on Saturdays in August, and a hybrid stage production of ROMEO & JULIET Labor Day weekend. ISC's co-founders David Melville & Melissa Chalsma were most gracious in answering my emailed queries on their twenty-plus-years-old theatre organization.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
The Robey Theatre Company presents the next in its series of monthly events via Zoom, An Evening Conversation, with discussion by a panel of artists on several topics.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Mike Peros has released the first comprehensive biography on José Ferrer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Audible has announced  its latest Emerging Playwrights Fund class.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2020
The next installment of The Robey Theatre Company's online series of Evening Conversations will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2020
The Robey Theatre Company presents a staged reading of a new play, Revolutionary Genocide, on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. It will be presented via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
The Robey Theatre Company presents the next in its series of events via Zoom, Making Theatre with Ben Guillory (The Rehearsal). As the title of this instalment of Mr. Guillory's series implies, this chapter focuses on the significance of the rehearsal in creating works of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 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 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill. Today's play, The Emperor Jones!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
We asked our staff and critics around the country what their favorite films are - if you're in need of something to watch, check out some of their suggestions below!