Topdog / Underdog Broadway

Topdog/Underdog is one of the most powerful dramas in the American theater. Acclaimed for its taut theatricality and surprising humor, the play tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth-names given to them as a joke by their father.

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Ambassador Theatre

(New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Billy Porter, is set to make his television directorial debut with an episode of FX's Pose!
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
On the latest episode of WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen, newly minted Emmy-winner, Billy Porter, sat down for an interview!
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Deadline reports that 'Westworld' actor Jeffrey Wright is in talks to join the Robert Pattinson-led DC film 'The Batman.' Wright would play Commissioner James Gordon.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2019
Last night, Billy Porter won the 2019 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit FX drama series Pose. Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win the award.
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
Billy Porter has won the 2019 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit FX drama series Pose. The 71st Emmy Awards are airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX. 
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
After James Corden asked Billy Porter about acting in his first sex scene, Kirsten Dunst recalled her first kiss, which many think was with Brad Pitt in 'Interview with a Vampire.' Turns out, Kirsten's experience was on a school field trip in a dark elevator. Watch the video below!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
Billy Porter was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Late Show, proving once again that he knows how to make a grand entrance.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Beginning production in early October in Montreal, Lee Daniels will direct and produce THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, a new feature film about the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. In 2010, Daniels received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and was the first African American to receive a Director's Guild of America Nomination for Best Director for his critically acclaimed film PRECIOUS. Daniels also helmed the global box-office hit, THE BUTLER in 2013, grossing over $175M worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Collective Consciousness Theatre (CCT) presents the Regional Premiere of 'Pass Over' by Antoinette Nwandu, October 24-November 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family keep it together as their community falls apart?
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway's “The Color Purple”) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Filming will start this November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages.
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert GregoryMalcolm Barrett, and Sanai Victoria are set to co-star opposite Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha, according to Deadline. Erivo was previously announced to star as Aretha Franklin in the anthology series from National Geographic.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 22, 2019
Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, which continues Nashville Repertory Theatre's 35th season, is an emotionally driven work of contemporary eloquence and power, a play which audiences should experience in hopes of opening their eyes to the institutional prejudice and bias that exists in this country a?" whether we care to admit it or not. At least, that's the initial takeaway for theater-goers who are giving a cursory review of what they've just seen onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019
Last night's Saturday Night Live cold open saw appearances from Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda and Billy Porter.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld recently reported on a rumor that Billy Porter would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cinderella film from Sony, starring Camila Cabello. According to Deadline, Porter confirmed that he is joining the film in a Q&A Saturday evening at the New Yorker Festival. He will take on the role of the Fairy Godmother.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Billy Porter will step into the role of fairy godmother in Sony's upcoming 'Cinderella' adaptation.
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Billy Porter recently made history as the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose. Porter opens up to Variety about how he owes his Emmy to Janet Mock, a writer, director, and producer on the show.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance ('The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will star opposite previously announced Cynthia Erivo ('Harriet,' Broadway's 'The Color Purple') as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA. Additionally, Suzan-Lori Parks ('Topdog/Underdog') will serve as showrunner and executive producer and Anthony Hemingway ('Power,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will executive produce and serve as the producing director for the upcoming season. Filming will start this December for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and in 43 languages.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2019
We're getting welcomed to the Land of Lola as we look back at the second season of the hit web series Turning the Tables! Check out this episode to see as Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter gets some help in the audition room creating a more masculine Lola from Kinky Boots thanks to Ellyn Marie Marsh, Andrew Briedis, Andrew Chappelle, and Julia Mattison!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Shakespeare & Company is proud to have been honored with six Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards. At a ceremony held in Pittsfield last week, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association presented 23 Berkshire Theatre Awards. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
New Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert makes her Weston directorial debut with the world's longest-running musical, THE FANTASTICKS (June 20 - July 13 | Weston Playhouse), Tues - Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Tony Award winner Billy Porter recently attended the Season Two premiere of his FX television series Pose and worked the red carpet in true Billy Porter fashion. Check out the video to get a peek!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 3, 2019
When it comes to directors of live theatre, they don't get much bigger than George C. Wolfe, who has a whopping seventeen Broadway credits on his resume. This season, Wolfe was back at the helm of the ship at the Booth Theatre, where he brought Taylor Mac's zany, 'batshit crazy' (-the Hollywood Reporter) and ingenious new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus to life.
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2019
Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's 'Pose,' closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
In special partnership with BRIDGE, Shakespeare & Company host its annual Fourth of July Community Celebration 'We Hold These Truths' from 1:30-5:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
This taut, incendiary drama explores the emotional and societal fallout when a respected Black police officer loses his cool and in a 'split second' kills a white man: a taunting, racist petty thief.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
As the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising brings the state of LGBTQ+ rights in America to the forefront of the national conversation, Princeton Summer Theater will open its 2019 Season on June 20 with William Finn and James Lapine's timeless and timely Falsettos, directed by PST Artistic Director Daniel Krane.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Company Artistic Director, Allyn Burrows. This classic showcases a rich, affecting, and deeply funny story of longing, love, and laughter which paints Shakespeare at his peak. Performances run from July 2 to August 4th in the Tina Packer Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
In an airy rehearsal room on the Princeton University campus, a group of students and recent graduates stare down a baseball diamond they leap, cheer, and curse the umpire-or at least that's what they're pretending to do as they conclude the fourth day of rehearsals for William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos, the opening production of Princeton Summer Theater's 2019 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents a special limited run workshop production of William Shakespeare's Coriolanus in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. Performances run from August 21 - August 25, and brings together Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer performing together for the first time. The Company also welcomes Christopher V. Edwards, Artistic Director of Actors Shakespeare Project, to the Company's stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of The Purists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents MacArthur a?oeGeniusa?? Award recipient Suzan-Lori Parks' pulitzer prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog directed by the distinguished Regge Life, who helmed the Company's acclaimed razor sharp comedy God of Carnage in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadway Buskers has announced the schedule for their remaining summer street performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
If one murder was all that stood between you and the reclamation of your former glory, what would you do? This is what Princeton Summer Theater's upcoming production of Deathtrap asks as washed-up thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl descends into murderous madness when a former student arrives on his doorstep with a surefire hit. The name of that play? Also Deathtrap, and also a two-act, five-character thriller that's much more than meets the eye.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents Critics Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood's timely play The Children, directed by James Warwick, back for his second season with the Company after last season's acclaimed Mothers and Sons.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 18, 2019
 Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's madcap comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by founding company member and Director of Education, Kevin G. Coleman.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Alison Luff will take Times Square tomorrow evening for Times Square Alliance's free summer concert series, Broadway Buskers!
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2020
The Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner stars in the new movie a?oeLike a Bossa?? with Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Trinity Rep continues its 2019-20 Season with the final play from American theatrical legend August Wilson - Radio Golf. Directed by resident acting company member Jude Sandy, the show features resident acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr., as Harmond Wilks, a man determined to revive his childhood neighborhood without considering the emotional cost. Both moving and funny, Radio Golf is the culmination of August Wilson's ten-play American Century Cycle chronicling each decade of African-American life in the twentieth century. Radio Golf runs January 31 - March 1, with press opening on Monday, February 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $27. More information can be found at www.TrinityRep.com/radiogolf.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Billy Porter was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the new movie he stars in, Like a Boss. During the interview, Porter reviews some of his showstopping red carpet looks and talks about hanging out with the cast from Like a Boss and going to a male strip club with Tiffany Haddish.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the second production of the 2019/2020 Children's Season, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, opening Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. Developed at Virginia Rep, this important story will be told onstage through March 1, 2020, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23230.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Billy Porter has told E! News that the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella is a retelling of the story for the #MeToo era.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the famed, thought-provoking drama, Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (August 15 a?" September 1 | Weston Playhouse), Tues a?" Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog may be ending Princeton Summer Theater's 2019 season, but also represents many firsts for the company, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary next year.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Shakespeare & Company presents Donald Margulies' Tony Award Nominee, Time Stands Still. This production will be directed by Nicole Ricciardi, who helmed last seasons critically-acclaimed production of Creditors by August Strindberg, and the 2017 sell-out 4000 Miles. Time Stands Still marks the second time the Company produces a play by Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. This compelling drama runs from September 13 to October 13 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company has announced the extension of The Purists. Due to high ticket demand, this new play about people with opposing viewpoints who choose to get along will now run at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA from August 30 a?" October 6.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 17, 2019
The brothers reflect on their lives revealing bad parenting, neglect, abandonment and a series of life events that have left the two relatively young men badly broken. When Lincoln suffers yet another setback, he returns to his previous vices and the life lessons each of the brothers has learned well, are once again set into play - this time upon each other. The result is an overwhelming piece of riveting drama that is raw, deeply emotional, and must be experienced to be appreciated.
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Aug 12, 2019
Actors Travis Raeburn and Nathaniel J. Ryan are fascinating to watch in the roles of Booth and Lincoln, brothers in TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, the Pulitzer-prize winning play by Suzan-Lori Parks now running at Princeton Summer Theater.
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