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The Root - 1993 - Off-Broadway


Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 61 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Sixth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival.
by Michael Major - Sep 3, 2021
Pandora celebrates Gospel Music Heritage month during September by honoring the genre's roots with two ways for listeners to experience the exuberant spirit of Gospel music.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Jazz vocalist Salvant dazzled Segerstrom Center audiences when she first appeared at the Center in 2014; Fortner has been called one of the top jazz pianists of his generation and is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
Olivia De Prato, Zosha Di Castri, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Alice Teyssier have announced the launch of Matricalis, a project and community hub that reflects on the impact of motherhood on individual musicians.
by Mary Lincer - Sep 13, 2021
Led by the masterful Mabel del Pozo in the title role and Luz Nicolás as her aunt, GALA Hispanic Theatre has mounted a nuanced and visually rich production of Federico García Lorca's 1935 play, Doña Rosita la soltera, adapted by Nando López.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
The Carnegie is set to tap – pun intended – into one of the most exuberant forms of dance when its latest production takes the stage.   
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Olney Theatre Center announced a return to live performances today with plans for “Olney Outdoors” on its Root Family Stage, featuring free Shakespeare, an in-person edition of its popular online series “Just Arts: A Celebration of Arts and Activism,” jazz concerts, the new Andrew A. Isen Cabaret  Series, theatre for young audiences and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
Performance Space New York, with co-production partner New Georges has announced details surrounding AFROFEMONONOMY // WORK THE ROOTS, a group activation of Black femme theater artists in celebration of each other.
by Student Blogger: Bryce Romleski - May 25, 2021
A few months ago, one of my professors challenged us to write about why we decided to enter the world of theatre-- why we do what we do-- why we love what we love. After months of learning, growing, and inspiration, I think that I finally have the answer and an anecdote that I think perfectly captures the very moment when I decided what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. This is that story. This is that moment.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
After more than a year with empty theater seats, live performances are returning to The Grand Theater! The Grand announced its 2021/22 Season, which features performances audiences have been waiting for for over a year in addition to several new shows!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2021
Some of the greatest songs in American music will provide the soundtrack to I GOT RHYTHM, playing Friday through Sundays until May 30, 2021 at the new Covington Plaza (144 Madison Ave, Covington KY 41011). Featuring music from the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin among others, the high-energy, family-friendly production is appropriate for all ages and lovers of tap dance alike.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
The Annenberg Center to co-presents Grammy Award-winning choir The Crossing's Month Of Moderns.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
LOVE, LIES AND THE LOTTERY is currently running at Shawnee Playhouse through 5/23/2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 17, 2021
Featuring music from the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin among others, the high-energy, family-friendly production is appropriate for all ages and lovers of dance alike.
by Atlantic Theater Company - May 11, 2021
IAN ARIC: Ian is a 27 year old veteran currently attending Atlantic Acting school. Outside of school, Ian is a playwright and screen writer. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lexi and his dog Luna.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021
Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's riveting and emotionally powerful Pipeline is next up on the production calendar at Everyman Theatre.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 31, 2021
His work has been featured by the world’s press including The Hollywood Reporter, The Times of India and FilmInk Australia. Kicklighter has served as a panelist at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival and Director's Guild of America.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 26, 2021
WTF presents OTHELLO featuring an all Black femme creative team. Tickets are on sale now for the 5 live performances.
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2021
On her signing, Young Devyn shares, “I am very excited about joining a legacy label with legendary acts like Eric B. & Rakim and I truly believe my career as a professional recording artist is going to flourish by partnering with LaTrice Burnette and the 4th & Broadway team.”
by Drew Eberhard - Jun 5, 2021
Like the classic movies and tv shows of yesteryear, every once in awhile something comes along that takes you down memory lane and allows you for even just a fleeting moment to live outside of your present tense. Like a warm blanket just out of the dryer the memories envelop themselves around you and put you at ease in comfort, joy, and sometimes in sadness and pain. All of these lessons and more make up the root of the story in Luis Santeiro’s The Lady from Havana. Set to the tune of these classic films and tv shows like The Golden Girls, Miami Vice, etc.... The Lady from Havana tells the story of a daughter Marita, her elderly mother Mama, and her Mama’s closest confidant Zoila in 1980’s Miami all living under the same roof.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the national awardees of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held virtually in convenings for each discipline that began on March 8, 2021 and continued through May 22, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, directed by Emma Rosa Went, is the first production of the inaugural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival. The theme of this season is “Shakespeare and Sondheim.” There will be
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2021
HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 22, 2021
With the aim of better serving Recording Academy members and the music industry at-large, the team will work directly under Mason, whose title will shift to CEO.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2021
As the jazz world slowly emerges from the more than year-long pandemic, the New Orleans-born alto saxophonist Donald Harrison – the critically-acclaimed, innovative musician with four decades of experience as an instrumentalist, sideman and leader who has worked with everyone from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and salsa legend Eddie Palmieri, to the legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. – unleashed a flurry of new projects, along with some prominent news features.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021
The extraordinary Dorrance Dance tap dancers will embark on a journey that explores a rhythmical expression of the innermost yearnings of gratitude by coming together in '…Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude,” created by Josette Wiggan-Freund in collaboration with the musical genius of jazz trumpeter phenom Keyon Harrold.
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2021
Pachyman will play a hometown record release show at LA’s Zebulon on August 13. He will make his NYC debut opening for four Black Pumas shows at Brooklyn Steel on September 13, 14, 15 and 16.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
This weekend, the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, opened in movie theaters. Despite widespread acclaim, the film has also sparked online criticism and debate about its lack of adequate Afro-Latinx representation, particularly in its leading cast. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 26, 2021
Battery Dance celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 12-20, 2021, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority. The 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival features 16 international dance films from August 12-14 at 7pm ET via YouTube. 40 in-person and livestreamed performances will be staged at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, New York City, from August 15-20 at 7pm ET. In total, 32 premieres by 53 dance companies are offered to international audiences, promoting Battery Dance’s mission of connecting the world through dance.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021
Worth It follows Casey Dawning, a talented songstress, who's content to sing back-up when life beckons her to take the lead! Raised to think penny-pinching is practical, her stinginess is spilling into unexpected areas of her life. When Casey stumbles into a 'Bank of the Future', with vaults filled with conscientious cabaret singers instead of cash, she begins to question whether her self-worth is at the root of her net worth.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021
Cementing his iconic status while proudly carrying on the Marley legacy, Stephen aptly titled his tour after his father Bob Marley and The Wailers' iconic 1978 live album. The headlining tour spans the United States' Pacific Coast, Southwest, The Rocky Mountains, Midwest and Southeast region, wrapping in Asheville, NC on September, 26, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh’s home for contemporary plays, has announced the details of the theatre’s 47th season of new works, taking place in-person beginning in September 2021. Reopening to audiences after 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Theatre will fully produce six plays, live and in-person.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
The Vineyard has just announced its new season, which will include productions of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter; and the Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre and Vineyard Theatre production of Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters. Both shows will come to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), playing on a rotating schedule.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
The production runs July 28 - August 22. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 12, 2021
The petite diva with the powerful voice and everything else is stepping out onto the 54 Below stage without her partner in crime and life, and the fans couldn't grab the tickets up fast enough. She is Orfeh. Hear her Roar.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 5, 2021
Raleigh Little Theatre presents the first musical of its 2021-22 season, “Beehive: The 60's Musical.” Created by Larry Gallagher, the musical runs August 12-28 in RLT's outdoor Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre. The production is directed by Lormarev Jones, whose previous RLT directing credits include “Blood at the Root” in 2019.
by James Lindhorst - Aug 28, 2021
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company opens its 45th Anniversary Season September 10 with an in-person production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage. Addressing the complexities of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America, the powerful work will be presented in person at the Edison Theatre at Washington University and directed by Founder and Producing Director Ron Himes. Previews begin on Wednesday September 8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan will present Pandemonium 2021—CPT’s annual benefit and theatrical spectacular—on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 7:00pm through midnight. The Pandemonium 2021 theme is “The Break of Dawn.”
by Student Blogger: Olivia Noel - Aug 2, 2021
If I had just allowed the time to let my piece grow without rushing myself to make something, this process would have gone a lot smoother. If you’re creating something, it doesn’t always come to you right away but that doesn’t mean it won’t come to you
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 9, 2021
Their 2019 album Beleaf debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and #2 on the iTunes Reggae Chart, which marked a new high for the band building on the previous success of their 2017 album.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
Baltimore Center Stage has added two AfterThoughts talkbacks for The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls featuring Keli Goff, Brittany Britto, and John-John William on Wednesday, April 7 at 9pm, and Keli Goff, Bossip Editor Janeé Bolden, and The Root Beauty Editor Mayisha Kai on Thursday, April 8, 9pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 26, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will reinvigorate its WBTT Voices program with a special offering, “Telling Our Stories in the Black Theatre,” on May 4.
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Curnyn - Apr 23, 2021
If you go onto the MTI website in search of musicals available for licensing, the song cycle The Theory of Relativity is currently the #1 trending show on the call board. Why, you ask? Well, other than being a 'moving and unconventional song cycle' geared specifically towards college-aged students, it also translates well in the world of virtual theatre.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2021
Performance Space New York, with co-production partner New Georges, announces details surrounding AFROFEMONONOMY // WORK THE ROOTS, a group activation of Black femme theater artists in celebration of each other.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2021
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the Sheikh Zayed Book has revealed the winners of its 15th edition across eight key categories.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2021
California Shakespeare Theater announces the inaugural Artist Circle—a pilot program inspired by the principles of universal basic income (UBI) that provides a $500 monthly stipend to five artist/activists for one year without the reciprocal programmatic deliverables often associated with institutional support. Intended as supplemental income to support the ongoing work of these individuals, the Artist Circle also offers an invitation to participate in Cal Shakes' artistic vision across the organization. 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, The Small Business Administration was forced to halt its opening day for COVID-19 grants for theaters and live venues due to technical difficulties. Now, almost two weeks later, SBA has revealed that they hope to fix the crashed website by the end of this week.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Joseph Siravo has died at 64 after a long battle with cancer.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 12, 2021
Combine TikTok and genre-flipping musical theatre standards and you'd get SUF/SOND, the pet project of Eleri Ward. We spoke with Ward about her upcoming album, her love of music and theatre, and what TikTok is doing for the theatre community during this time.