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Friday, July 17, 2020

Cast of Smokey Joe’s Café Reunite to Perform 'Stand By Me' in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter by Olivia Clement

See Jelani Remy, Kyle Taylor Parker, Alysha Umphress, and more sing the show's finale.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

3rd Issue of Caffe Cino Features The Siblings Play, Plus New Plays by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Will Arbery, Martyna Majok, and More by Olivia Clement

The book-length literary magazine, now available, is filled with essays, interviews, and new plays.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:11PM

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Premieres on Hulu July 17 by Olivia Clement

The Andrew Fried–helmed documentary tracks the hip-hop improv troupe's 15-year journey.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Viola Davis to Moderate Voting-Focused Town Hall From Black Theatre United by Olivia Clement

In Our Voices. Our Votes. Our Time., Davis will be joined by former Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Vice President of Fair Count Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

New Ohio's 2020 Ice Factory Festival to Be Completely Virtual by Olivia Clement

Four new works, over four weeks, will be live streamed as part of the 27th annual festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:08PM

Theatre Royal Stratford East to Release Audio Play in Response to the Death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter by Olivia Clement

Spearheaded by Roy Williams and directed by Ola Ince, 846 is woven together from the work of 15 playwrights.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:58AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Playwrights Horizons Unveils Plans for 2021 Season by Olivia Clement

New Artistic Director Adam Greenfield has announced four shows as part of the 50th anniversary season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:46PM

These Theatermakers Set Out to Launch a New Type of Theatre Criticism; What They Created Instead Has Proven Invaluable by Olivia Clement

Co-founded by Sarah Ruhl and Julia Jordan, and edited by Melissa Crespo, 3Views has become the record of would-be theatrical productions throughout the U.S. in this historic moment.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18AM

Regent’s Park Open Air to Reopen in August for Jesus Christ Superstar Concert by Olivia Clement

Along with new safety protocols, the venue capacity has been reduced.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Red Bull's Short Play Festival to Feature World Premieres by Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck by Olivia Clement

The festival will be live streamed for free, featuring performances by Frankie J. Alvarez, Lilli Cooper, Charlayne Woodard, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:48PM

Off-Broadway Staging of Broadbend, Arkansas to Stream Online for Free by Olivia Clement

Transport Group will broadcast the video recording of the world-premiere musical to raise funds for the Black Theatre Network.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Monday, July 13, 2020

Santa Fe's Teatro Paraguas to Stream Caridad Svich's Red Bike by Olivia Clement

Juliet Salazar directs the monologue play, adapted for video and performed by a cast of 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:10PM

Freestyle Love Supreme Academy Goes Online This Summer by Olivia Clement

The virtual classes are available for adults and youth.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00PM

Tune Into 4-Night Radio Broadcast of Richard II, Starring André Holland, Beginning July 13 by Olivia Clement

The Saheem Ali-helmed production, available from The Public Theater via WNYC, also features Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad, and Estelle Parsons.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Olivia Oguma’s Short Film Puts Artists of Color at the Center of Thornton Wilder's Our Town by Olivia Clement

Ann Harada, Thom Sesma, Mia Katigbak, Mirirai Sithole, Emma Ramos, and others bring an iconic monologue to life in their town. OUR town.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:13PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Meet Garlia Cornelia Jones, Who Has Been Curating Spaces for Black Theatre Makers for Almost 20 Years by Olivia Clement

The founder and artistic director of Blackboard Plays, and Harlem9 producer, looks towards the future.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:40PM

BIPOC Artists Unveil Demands for the White American Theatre by Olivia Clement

The 31-page document of measures follows the publishing of a powerful letter in June that was signed by 300 theatremakers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:16PM

Broadway and West End Star Marisha Wallace Is Joined For a Color Purple Reunion Video by Olivia Clement

The performance of the title song will raise donations for the British Theatre Academy's training programs.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM

Marisha Wallace, Tyrone Huntley, More Reunite for a Color Purple Music Video by Olivia Clement

Cast members from the 2017 concert perform the title song to raise donations for the British Theatre Academy’s training programs,

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Lena Horne Limited TV Series in the Works by Olivia Clement

The Showtime series will be penned and executive-produced by Horne's granddaughter, Jenny Lumet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:11PM

Check Out the Finalists for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Olivia Clement

Dominique Morisseau is the honorary playwright for the 45th annual festival, which had been scheduled to take place at The Vineyard.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

The Public Premieres The Line, Docu-Play About the Pandemic, July 8 by Olivia Clement

The new play, conceived by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is based on first-person stories of New York City’s first responders during the COVID-19 crisis.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Judith Light, Charly Evon Simpson, Diana Oh, Lena Dunham, More Are Part of The Homebound Project by Olivia Clement

The fourth edition of the online theatre initiative, benefiting No Kid Hungry, will stream July 15–19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM

Cast of Off-Broadway's The Importance of Being Earnest to Reunite for Virtual Reading by Olivia Clement

The NY Classical Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy was originally staged in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:56AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

With Actors' Equity Approval, 2 Massachusetts Theatres Will Begin Performances in August by Olivia Clement

Berkshire Theatre Group will stage Godspell outdoors, and Barrington Stage Company will present Harry Clarke.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:49PM

#WhileWeBreathe Benefit to Premiere 11 New Works Written in Response to the Current Moment by Olivia Clement

Nathan Alan Davis and Karen Zacarias are among the participating playwrights in the evening of creative protest.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:27PM

Black Theatre Girl Magic to Hold Town Hall on BIPOC Equity in the Arts by Olivia Clement

The live streamed conversation will bring theatre company leaders together and present actionable steps for a more equitable future.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:11AM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Read 'Letter to The Future' From National Black Theatre's Founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer by Olivia Clement

NBT continues its founder's month celebrations, with the public release of the letter, a weekly conversation series, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:26PM

Check Out The Public Theater's 2020–2022 Emerging Writers Group by Olivia Clement

Selected from over 500 applicants, the 10 playwrights will be in residence at the Off-Broadway theatre for two years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:56AM
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lynn Nottage, Jeanine Tesori, Eboni Booth Are Part of Atlantic's Summer Virtual Lineup by Olivia Clement

Held every Friday, the Live With Atlantic series is free and takes place over Zoom.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali to Star as Jack Johnson in Dominique Morisseau-Penned New Series by Olivia Clement

The legendary boxer's life will be brought to the screen in HBO's new limited series, Unruly.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:40PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards