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BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 8, 2015

Tony Mullins captured the sentiment of Wilson's message beautifully. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Dick Parsons Narrates 'A Fisher of Slaves'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Dick Parsons shines light on one of the darkest moments in African history - the Atlantic slave trade. As Parsons narrates a fictional account of the life of 'A Fisher of Slaves' (published by AuthorHouse UK), he lets the historical facts come out and at the same time share a story of hope, survival and love set in a time of oppression and uncertainty. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE Premieres Tonight at Axis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place now through November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kennedy Center Previews Paterson Joseph's SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE
by Michael Dale - Oct 8, 2015

Joseph plays Sancho Ignatius, composer, social satirist, general man of refinement and the first British-African to cast a vote. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's SANCHO Struggles to Balance Personality and Character
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 26, 2015

It is not often that we see stories about slavery from a non-American perspective. Theater is meant to broaden our horizons and Sancho, with its flaws, does just that. (more...)

Rev. Harry Freiermuth Releases LO! JACARANDA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

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Axis Theatre Presents World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place tonight, October 1, through October 24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago presents the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, 'Middle Passage,' now through December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE VAST MACHINE to Premiere at Axis Theatre, 10/8-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1- November 7 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS Transforms 3LD Into Dystopian Theme Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Opening tonight at 3-Legged Dog is the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, with direction and dramaturgy by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, and choreographed by Andre M. Zachery. 3/Fifths, an interactive romp through the minefields of racism in the US, turns 3LD Art and Technology Center into SupremacyLand, a dystopian theme park that puts white privilege on display. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

CPT to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 5/21-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Althea Foster Says NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Althea Foster has recently released a historical novel that recreates the volatile atmosphere of Australia's Blackbirding Era. A brilliantly orchestrated tale of survival against seemingly impossible odds, 'Nothing Lasts Forever' (published by Xlibris AU) follows a young slave boy on a quest to reclaim the freedom and future that he lost. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Disappointing DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA at Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2015

About fifteen years ago, an African American student on a Semester at Sea around the world educational cruise jumped overboard. The ship was sailing toward the Suez Canal, with Africa on the port side. The ship turned in the Gulf of Suez, and miraculously found the college student. The young man, after arriving back, stated that he had jumped overboard because he 'wanted to touch the water, that touched the land from which his forefathers were taken into slavery. He wanted to be reunited with his history.' (more...)

CPT Presents DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, Now thru 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Elio Villafranca to Play Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings this incredible project to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

'A Fisher of Slaves' Announces New Marketing Push
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

PETERSFIELD, England - Dick Parsons has spent his holidays in Gambia and Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) during which he visited the slave forts, firstly Fort George in Gambia and then those in Ghana at Cape Coast and El Mina. His visits on these sites inspired him in writing 'A Fisher of Slaves: 2nd Edition' (published by AuthorHouse UK), a love story set against the horrors and moral challenges of the Atlantic Slave Trade (otherwise known as the Triangular Trade). (more...)


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Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Playwright, songwriter and director Randy Sharp (Last Man Club, Edgar Oliver'sEast 10th Street and In the Park)and songwriter, guitarist and longtime Blondie member Paul Carbonara (Blondie) have teamed up again to create Evening - 1910, a new musical about an immigrant to 1910 New York and a Bowery theater facing eviction as the dawn of cinema becomes day. Axis Company, of which Sharp is the founding Artistic Director, will present the world premiere of the work April 28 - May 28. (more...)

Daniel Beaty and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 Season at Kumble Theater at LIU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. Brooklyn Center will announce additional performances in the fall in conjunction with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. (more...)

CPT to Present DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, 5/21-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The production stars emerging actor, poet, and hip hop artist Kalim Hill-a longtime participant in CPT's youth education programs-now a sophomore at Cleveland State University. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a Slave Ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1-24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

A FISHER OF SLAVES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Atlantic slave trade caused pain, death and misery for four centuries. While a number of stories have focused on the lives of slaves in the countries they landed in or specifically on their horrific journeys aboard ships, few have tackled the full spectrum of experiences involved. (more...)

Tierney Sutton Band, Daniel Beaty and More Slated for Brooklyn Center's 2017-18 Season at the Kumble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced a series of seven performances at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season. (more...)

The Ensemble Young Performers Present a Double Feature Children's Theatre Experience This Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre Young Performers Present A Double Feature Children's Theatre Experience: ANANSI THE SPIDER AND THE MIDDLE PASSAGE by Frank Higgins & TIME AND TIME AGAIN by Yunina Barbour-Payne. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 17, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Chaa Creek Is Now Offering A 'Cultural Grand Tour' Of Belize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

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RSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

RSC Actor Leads SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

Waldron Mercy Academy Presents Conversations With Authors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in partnership with Children's Book World and in honor of Black History Month, Waldron Mercy Academy hosted two authors whose works celebrate African Americans in United States History. White House reporter, Pulitzer Prize winning author and avid scuba diver, Michael H. Cottman presented on his recent book Shackles from the Deep, which describes his dive and exploration of the Henrietta Marie, an 18th century Slave Ship that transported slaves from the West Indies to America and sunk near the southern tip of Florida. Following Cottman, Ann Bausum, multi-award winning author, discussed her most recent book on African American history, The March Against History: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power. The March Against History retells the story of James Meredith and his 200-mile walk on Mississippi in 1966. (more...)

Dick Parsons Releases A FISHER OF SLAVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dick Parsons has recently released a historical novel that depicts the struggles of people caught in the turmoil of the transatlantic slave trade. 'A Fisher of Slaves' (published by AuthorHouse UK) tells a story of hope, family and love set in a bleak period in African history. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Bring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM, 12/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher this December. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Paterson Joseph Brings SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE to BAM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, conceived, written, and performed by Paterson Joseph and co-directed by Simon Godwin, will make its New York premiere at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl) this weekend, Dec 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 20 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host World Stages Series 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents World Stages in the 2015-2016 season. With a long history of presenting original global works, the Kennedy Center's International Programming brings leading companies and artists from the U.S. and abroad to present six cutting-edge works of theater, music, dance, and more as part of this season's World Stages. (more...)

Why Booking Now for Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize Is a Good Idea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

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Paterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Paterson Joseph's elegant one-man show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, celebrating the extraordinary life of Charles Ignatius Sancho will receive its first full scale production this September at Birmingham Repertory Theatre prior to a tour in the USA that includes dates at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents The Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on October 21, 2017 at 8pm with The Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 21, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 21, 2016! (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com.  (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

AMISTAD to Continue 'Moves That Matter' Series at The Granada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement announces the screening of Amistad, the next installment of the 'Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin,' on Monday, April 17, 2017. (more...)

The White House Interior Has Been Graced with the Designs of Esteemed...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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Elio Villafranca to Play Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings this incredible project to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16 and 17, 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: #EduHam Begins Today! Check Out Tweets and Pics Celebrating HAMILTON's First Student Matinee
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2016

The Richard Rodgers Theatre is packed with New York City students for a full day of HAMILTON fun. (more...)

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