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by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Ford's Theatre Society presents AugustÂ Wilson's Fences, directed by Timothy Douglasâ one of the foremost interpreters of Wilson's work.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Capital Stage launches its 15th Anniversary Season with the critically acclaimed and multiple award winning play Between Riverside And Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Judith Moreland, director of An Octoroon , returns to direct local favorite James Wheatley as âPopsâ in his Capital Stage main stage debut. The Sacramento Premiere of Between Riverside And Crazy will preview Aug. 28th, 29th, and 30th. A Press Opening will be on Sat. Aug. 31st at 8:00 pm. Performances will run through Sep. 29th. Tickets are available now.
by Roy Berko - Apr 8, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Actor's Express presents Falsettos, the landmark musical about how we love, live and grow from March 23 through April 28, 2019. With a Tony Award-winning score by William Finn and book co-written with James Lapine, Falsettos was heralded "a perfect musical" by the New York Times. Director Freddie Ashley says, "Falsettos is so funny and so moving. Finn's score guides us seamlessly between laughter and heartbreak with a gentle hand."
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Actor's Express will host director Donya K. Washington, dramaturg Dr. Angela Farr Schiller, and Atlanta Distinguished Professor Emerita of Southern Studies Dr. Theda Perdue in a discussion on the performance of race through the context of history and the Obie Award-winning play An Octoroon by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The New York Times praises An Octoroon as "This decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race." In it, Jacobs-Jenkins reframes the 19th century melodrama, The Octoroon by Dion Boucicault, blending theatrical styles and 21st century cultural politics in an exploration of the art form's interplay with race and identity. Opening with a scene from the Atlanta production of An Octoroon featuring actor Neal A. Ghant, our panelist share in discussion about the play's themes, their relation to our state and local history, and why it's still relevant today.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
Artists Repertory Theatre presentsÂ Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama. The production is co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels and Damaso Rodriguez, and is an inventive twist on a medieval morality play.Â EverybodyÂ runs from November 25 through December 30 on the Alder Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
The world premiere ofÂ Natural ShocksÂ starring Tony NomineeÂ Pascale ArmandÂ (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful) celebrated opening night last night, check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Get a first look below at the world premiere of Natural Shocks starring Tony Nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful).
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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
Capital Stage launches its 14th season with the Sacramento Premiere of the 2017 Pultizer Prize Finalist The Wolves byÂ Sarah DeLappe. This dramatic comedy follows nine teenage girls that make up the Wolves, an indoor soccer team, warming up before each game of the season. As they warm up and talk about life, the girls navigate the politics of their personal lives as well as politics of the larger world. Each team member struggles to discover their individuality while being part of the group. The resulting bonds that form are clear and undeniable.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) announced further details today for the Shakespearean centerpiece to the 2018 Epic Season, The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a monumental evening of theater spanning four history plays-the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III. Presented as an action-packed evening, The War of the Roses will deliver a fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families-the Lancasters and the Yorks-and their decades-long fight for the English throne. Political unrest and power grabs collide with weak leadership and civil strife as the country fights against the threat of tyranny.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Described by the New York Times as 'this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today', Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' extraordinary and provocative play An OctoroonÂ comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tree Theatre. In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Signature TheatreÂ presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed byÂ Signature Theatre's Director of New WorksÂ Joe CalarcoÂ and choreographed byÂ Jared Grimes.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Described by the New York Times as 'this decade's most eloquent statement on race in America today', Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' extraordinary and provocative play comes to the National Theatre after a sold out run at the Orange Tree Theatre. In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes. Get a first look at the production below!
by Roy Berko - Apr 23, 2018
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, author of 'Appropriate,' which is now getting a compelling staging at Dobama, Cleveland's 'off-Broadway theatre,' is noted for writing plays that shimmer in spectacle, theatricality, and melodramatic substance. The African American centers his themes on race in America, white privilege, the ills of capitalism, and the use and abuse of minorities to build the 'American dream.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Colt Coeur is thrilled to announce that Zurich, a new play by Amelia Roper and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (The Women's Project's What We're Up Against, Colt Coeur's Dry Land), will make its world premiere as part of the company's 2017-2018 season. Presented as part of New York Theatre Workshop's inaugural NEXT DOOR series, Zurich will begin performances on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The Fourth Street Theatre (located at 79 East 4th Street, between Cooper Square and 2nd Avenue), with a final performance set for May 5, 2018. Opening night has been set for Tuesday, April 17, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Alistair Toovey (An Octoroon, National Theatre/Orange Tree; The Box of Delights, Wilton's Music Hall; Lord of the Flies, Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Helena Wilson (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Old Vic; The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse) and Gianbruno Spena (Romeo and Juliet, Custom/Practise; Boy Stroke Girl, Tristan Bates Theatre; Save, Theatre76) will star in the world premiere of Michelle Barnette's Love Me Now at Tristan Bates Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Alistair Toovey (An Octoroon, National Theatre/Orange Tree; The Box of Delights, Wilton's Music Hall; Lord of the Flies, Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Helena Wilson (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Old Vic; The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse) and Gianbruno Spena (Romeo and Juliet, Custom/Practise; Boy Stroke Girl, Tristan Bates Theatre; Save, Theatre76) star in the world premiere of Michelle Barnette's Love Me Now at Tristan Bates Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
The Yard Theatre is delighted to announceÂ the premiere ofÂ Buggy Baby, a new play written by Josh Azouz and directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett. It runs from 7-31 March at The Yard.