The Great White Hope

Opened: October 3, 1968
Closing: January 31, 1970

The Great White Hope - 1968 - Broadway History , Info & More

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Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2023

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

2024 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST Celebrates 20 Seasons With the Full Spectrum of Jazz, January 10-18
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2023

NYC Winter Jazzfest has announced the initial list of artists to be featured at the 20th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest! Please mark your calendars for January 10-18, 2024.

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

Kim Blanck, Stephanie Styles, Deirdre Lovejoy & More to Star in POTUS at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2023

Get the scoop on the newly announced cast for POTUS at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Find out who will be taking the stage in this eagerly awaited production.

David Cale, Les Waters, Ryan J. Haddad & More to Take Part in Berkeley Rep's 2023 Ground Floor Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2023

Get a glimpse into the future of theater as Berkeley Rep announces the talented participants joining The Ground Floor program for 2023. From emerging artists to rising stars, explore the innovative works and fresh voices shaping the industry.

Exclusive: The 40 Greatest Songs by THE BEACH BOYS Ranked - The Perfect Playlist for Your Summer Vacation
by Peter Nason - Jun 14, 2023

'Good Vibrations'? 'California Girls'? 'I Get Around'? See where your favorite Beach Boys songs land on the list!

Recap the 2023 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2023

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have officially begun! As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

Casting Revealed For The World Première of THE THIRD MAN at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2023

As rehearsals begin, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced full casting for the world première of the new musical, The Third Man. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Casting Revealed for The World Premiere of THE THIRD MAN at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2023

As public booking opens, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for the world première of the new musical, The Third Man. Learn more about who will be starring in the show here!

CAPS-NH to Present VANITIES at Hatbox Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2023

Creative Ambitions Performance Studio of NH (CAPS-NH) – a brand-new professional theatre company in the Granite State – will present its premiere production at Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH.

Chicago Theatres to Celebrate Black History Month With Productions at Goodman Theatre, Redtwist Theatre & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

Throughout Black History Month this February, many Chicago theatres will present productions honoring the Black experience featuring Black theatres and theatre-makers.

Ron OJ Parson to Receive SDCF's Zelda Fichandler Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announced the recipient and finalist for its annual Zelda Fichandler Award.

MOBY DICK, FIELD OF MARS, and More Set For NYU Skirball Winter Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

NYU Skirball’s Winter/Spring 2023 season will open on January 12 with  the U.S. premiere of Moby Dick. Learn more about the full season here!

Kander & Ebb's NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will Open On Broadway This Spring
by Team BWW - Oct 26, 2022

Producers Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy have announced that the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, will begin performances on Broadway Friday, March 24, 2023 and officially open Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2022

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for WUTHERING HEIGHTS West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed Wuthering Heights, a reimagined version of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece. Performances begin Friday, November 18 and continue through Sunday, January 1, 2023.

BlackRock Announces 2022-2023 Season of Performances, Exhibits, and Events
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

BlackRock Center for the Arts, providing opportunities to explore, celebrate and engage in the arts, invites you to join us for an anniversary season to ignite your inner joy and love of the arts. To kick off this special 20th year, BlackRock will be celebrating an entire week with an artist reception and gallery opening on September 17, social media previews of the season during the week, and a culminating opening party on September 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM. 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced the company’s 45th anniversary ‘sapphire’ season: a dynamic mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 45 Anniversary Season Featuring REFRACTION Program Debut & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced the company’s 45th anniversary ‘sapphire’ season: a dynamic mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites. The 2022/23 Season 45: Sapphire Season begins with HSDC’s fall series Refraction at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

BWW Review: THE WANDERER at Paper Mill Playhouse-Musical Theatre to Treasure
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 5, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting the vibrant world premiere of The Wanderer. Based on the life and music of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Dion DiMucci, it features a stellar cast that performs an array of memorable and legendary songs.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has announced their full 2022-23 season consisting of five full productions, the return of the celebrated Young Playwrights’ Festival Showcase, and readings of two new plays by Wisconsin playwrights in its Montgomery Davis Play Development series.   

BWW Review: WATERSHED �" ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2022 at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 6, 2022

At times exquisitely lovely and, at others, confronting and brutal.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.


The Great White Hope has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968.
The Great White Hope has been nominated for several awards. Jane Alexander was nominated for Outstanding Performance at the Drama Desk Awards, as was James Earl Jones. Edwin Sherin was nominated for Outstanding Director at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Director at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Howard Sackler, the playwright, was nominated for The Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Additionally, Jane Alexander and Marlene Warfield were both recognized for their performances at the Theatre World Awards.
The Great White Hope has won several awards, including Outstanding Performance for Jane Alexander, Outstanding Director for Edwin Sherin, and Outstanding Performance for James Earl Jones at the Drama Desk Awards. Edwin Sherin also won the Best Director award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The play also received The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which was awarded to Howard Sackler. Additionally, Jane Alexander and Marlene Warfield received Performance awards at the Theatre World Awards.



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