Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Public Theater's 2024-25 Season to Feature James Ijames' Good Bones, the Return of Gatz, the Delacorte's Grand Reopening and More by Hayley Levitt

The Public Theater's 2024-25 season is set, featuring a New York premiere from Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames, a quartet of short plays by Caryl Churchill and an encore engagement of Ele…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:54PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Theatre News: Studio Theatre Announces 2024-2025 Season by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Studio Theatre’s 2024-2025 Season Promises Plenty of Surprises The 2024-2025 season at Studio Theatre will maintain the momentum established this year with hits like Love, Love, Love and…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 02:00PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Why ‘Fat Ham’ at Seattle Rep is a must-see by Leinani Lucas

The tragicomic, Pulitzer Prize-winning play isn't a typical re-imagining of Shakespeare. It's witty, raunchy — and also opens up some raw, honest truths.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 12:26PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Wiz by Elyse Trevers

Adaptations are common in theater and often popular shows are revised and modified to reach different audiences. Shakespeare is a favorite source of material.“Hamlet” inspired “Fat Ham…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 08:36AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Fat Ham by Steven Morris

The post Fat Ham appeared first on Stage Raw - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

SOURCE: stageraw.com at 10:29PM

“Fat Ham” at the Geffen – reviewed by Terry Morgan

According to the great sages of the internet, Hamlet is the most produced play in world history, and whether or not that claim is true, the indecisive Dane is certainly ubiquitous. And if it…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:42PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Geffen Playhouse's Fat Ham Officially Opens April 4 by Meg Masseron

Sideeq Heard directs James Ijames' Pulitzer Prize-winning play for the California company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Geffen Playhouse Production of Fat Ham Begins March 27 by Meg Masseron

Sideeq Heard directs James Ijames' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Friday, January 26, 2024

Oscar and Tony Nominee Colman Domingo to Play Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson’s Father by Darryn King

Tony and Academy Award nominee Colman Domingo will play singer Nat King Cole in a new movie musical. Domingo co-wrote the screenplay and will also helm, in his feature film directing debut. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:48AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Buena Vista Social Club™ is "full of riches!" by Atlantic Theater

World premiere musical Buena Vista Social Club™ book by Marco Ramirez music by the Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club creative consultant David Yazbek choreography by Patricia De…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:47PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Fat Ham,’ ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ among 2024 GLAAD Media Awards nominees by Michael Abourizk

The awards body honors accurate and fair LGBTQ portrayals in various forms of media.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:39PM

Fat Ham, How to Dance in Ohio, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, More Nominated for 2024 GLAAD Media Awards by Margaret Hall

The awards honor media that presents fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQIA+ people and issues.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

FAT HAM, Billy Porter & More Receive GLAAD Award Nominations

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, including fi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:00AM
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Marcel Spears, Nikki Crawford, Billy Eugene Jones to Star in Geffen Playhouse Production of Fat Ham by Meg Masseron

James Ijames' Pulitzer-winning play earned a Tony nomination for its Main Stem premiere last year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Buena Vista Social Club by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the exciting new stage musical Buena Vista Social Club shares the same name with the acclaimed 1999 documentary by Wim Wenders, playwright Marco Ramirez’s book for the new show takes…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:41PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

With Legions Of Fans Like Beyoncé And Alicia Keys National Black Theatre Has Thrived For More Than 50 Years by Jeryl Brunner

The National Black Theatre is the nation’s first revenue-generating Black art complex. This year their production of 'Fat Ham' won the Pulitzer Prize, was nominated for five Tonys and tran…

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:52PM
Monday, December 4, 2023

The Wilma Theater presents James Ijames’s Fat Ham by Hanae Mason

Fat Ham comes home in this new production at the Wilma, onstage as it was meant to be, after the company debuted a filmed version in 2021. Everyone is welcome to the cookout. Hanae Mason rev…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Monday, November 13, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Fat Ham’ at Studio Theatre by Nancy Blum

The anticipatory buzz surrounding David Ijames’ “Fat Ham” was apt prelude to its arrival at Studio Theatre. It had a sold-out run at the Public and then a stint on Broadway. This produ…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 05:21PM

Studio Theatre serves up a delectable platter of ‘Fat Ham’ by Peter Marks

“Fat Ham,” James Ijames’s comic riff on “Hamlet,” features a fine Studio Theatre cast headed by Marquis D. Gibson.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:02PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Theater Review: “Fat Ham” — Hamlet at the BBQ by Bill Marx

In "Fat Ham," Black pain and repressed desire are transformed into a celebration of liberation and empowerment -- once the villain de jure, the violent, tyrannical patriarchy, has been dispa…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:33PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

I Interview Playwrights Part 1117: Paola Alexandra Soto by Adam Szymkowicz

Paola Alexandra SotoHometown: I was born in and grew up in an impoverished community in Santo Domingo the capital of the Dominican Republic. Although at the time I did not realize how povert…

SOURCE: ADAM SZYMKOWICZ at 02:13PM
Friday, September 8, 2023

San Diego's Old Globe Announces West End Musical Ride, Fat Ham, English, More as Part of 2024 Season Lineup by Meg Masseron

Henry 6, a two-play condensation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, will also make its world premiere during their Summer Shakespeare Festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The stakes are high this fall as theaters seek to lure audiences back by Peter Marks

“Fat Ham,” “Ragtime” and a Broadway-bound “The Wiz” are among the old favorites and provocative new works on the agenda.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:19AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The BSR Podcast, Season 7, episode 9: the FAT HAM book launch interview by Darnelle Radford

If you missed out on the July publication launch of FAT HAM, never fear! You can listen to a recording of director Amina Robinson in conversation with playwright James Ijames on the BSR pod.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:36AM
Friday, August 11, 2023

National Black Theatre joins producing team of ‘Purlie Victorious’ by Caitlin Hornik

The Tony Award-nominated producers return to Broadway following last season’s “Fat Ham.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:36AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Special Episode: James Ijames on ‘Fat Ham,’ Shakespeare, Softness, and Rewriting Endings by Matt Tamanini

On today’s episode, Ashley Steves is in conversation James Ijames, playwright of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fat Ham,” which is now available to purchase via TCG Books.  “Fat Ham,�…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 08:00PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Playwright James Ijames Reflects on the Journey of Fat Ham by TheaterMania

The Pulitzer-winning dramatist tell us about the winding path of his fan-favorite Hamlet adaptation.

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:04AM

Fat Ham Takes Final Broadway Bow July 2 by Leah Putnam

James Ijames' Pulitzer-winning play earned a Tony nomination for its Main Stem premiere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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