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by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will stage the gripping drama, "Skeleton Crew," written by 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by LA Williams, from June 4 through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal. Â Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.
by Jerri Shafer - May 3, 2019
Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family's heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Performances are May 2nd and May 3rd @ 7:30 pm and May 5th @ 2pm, The Woodward Opera House, 107 S Main St, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://mtvarts.com/
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
TimeLine Theatre Company presents theÂ Chicago premiere ofÂ Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" byÂ The New York Times.
Photo Flash: Nia Vardalos and More Celebrate Opening Night Of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, hosted a star-studded opening night last evening for The Public Theater production of Tiny Beautiful Things starring Academy Award-nominated writer and actress Nia Vardalos, who reprises the role of Sugar for the Playhouse production. Vardalos originated the role of Sugar at The Public Theater under the direction of Thomas Kail. Â
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere ofÂ Too Heavy for Your Pocket, which doubles as the Chicago debut of rising young playwright and TV writer Jireh Breon Holder, recently named one of "Tomorrow's Marquee Names, Now in the Making" byÂ The New York Times.
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and WP Theater (Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag) just celebrated opening night ofÂ Hurricane Diane, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence). Directed by Tony Award nominee, two-time Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Leigh Silverman (Violet), Hurricane Diane will play for a limited run through Sunday, March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Get a first look belowÂ at the UK premiere ofÂ Blue Door,Â Tanya Barfield'sÂ searing play with music which examines family, identity and the African-American male experience.Â First seen in the US in 2006, the UK stage premiere, directed byÂ Eleanor RhodeÂ and starring Â Ray FearonÂ andÂ Fehinti Balogun,Â has its opening night for press this evening and will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until 9 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 28, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA.
by Roy Berko - Jan 28, 2019
It is entirely appropriate that the songs of Nina Simone were heard before, during intermissions and following the Ensemble production of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun.' Simone, an activist and singer, was strongly influenced by Hansberry, who was the first female African-American playwright to have a play performed on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West End and Broadway playÂ The MountaintopÂ by Katori Hall.Â Â The MountaintopÂ is directed by Gregg T. Daniel, who recently stagedÂ A Raisin in the SunÂ at A Noise Within (Ovation Award nomination for Best Director) andÂ Her PortmanteauÂ at Boston Court.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyÂ continues its 25thÂ Anniversary Season at The Otto M. Budig Theater with August Wilson's "Fences", directed by Christopher V. Edwards and features "ranney" [sic] as Troy Maxson, Torie Wiggins as Rose and Crystian Wilshire as Cory. This production is generously sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, BB&T, and Johnson Investment Council.
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Marking the halfway point in its commitment to present all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Two River Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Wilson's drama King Hedley II, directed by Brandon J. Dirden, ended its extended run on December 16. Scroll down for photos of the all-access pass to the closing performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration." Elizabeth VanDyke will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from November 29thÂ - December 9th, 2018. For tickets and information please visitÂ crt.uconn.eduÂ or call (860) 486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Arena Stage presentsÂ Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
Photo Flash: Inside The Opening Night Party OfÂ Colman Domingo's DOTÂ atÂ The Billie With Denise Burse, Kenny Leon, Peter Jay Fernandez And More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018
The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, is presenting Colman Domingo's Dot under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (American Son currently on Broadway starring Kerry Washington, A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson's Fences) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse ('Black Mirror,' Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne') as Dotty. The production began previews on October 20th, opened on October 25th and will run through November 18th at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Scroll down for full coverage of the evening's festivities.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Arena Stage is now hard at work in rehearsal forÂ Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
For the second night in a row, the cast of LITTLE ROCK were paid a visit by a special guest. Last night (September 5) GINA BELAFONTE, actress/producer (BLACKKKLANSMEN) and daughter of actor and civil rights activist HARRY BELAFONTE took in the show and met with the cast after the performance. Check out a photo of her visit below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Definition Theatre Company opens its 2018-2019 season with No Childâ¦ by Nilaja Sun and directed by Chika Ike. No Child... will run from August 31 - September 23, 2018, with a press opening on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30pm. Definition Theatre Company presents its 2018-2019 season in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens as part of its Resident Theater Company program. Tickets for No Childâ¦ are on sale and can be purchased online at victorygardens.org or by calling 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.