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…

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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…

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 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

Fat Ham Takes Final Broadway Bow July 2 by Leah Putnam

The production, which transferred from Off-Broadway's The Public, was recognized with five 2023 Tony nominations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

‘Fat Ham,’ ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ have highest-grossing weeks as box office grows by Caitlin Hornik

For the week ending June 25, the 32 productions running grossed $34,004,232.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:30PM
Monday, June 26, 2023

Last Chance to Catch Pulitzer Winner ‘Fat Ham’ by Billy

The Tony-nominated play by James Ijames, inspired by 'Hamlet,' will conclude its run on Broadway this Sunday. The post Last Chance to Catch Pulitzer Winner ‘Fat Ham’ appeared first on Th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:07PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023

FAT HAM free ticket giveaway! by bwaySHO

FAT HAM free ticket giveaway! The SHO is Tuesday, June 27th & the seats are 🔥🔥🔥. To enter, make sure you’re following bwaySHO across SHOcial Media, especially Yt & TT & insta! T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:58PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

FAT HAM Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali will conclude its Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:07PM
Monday, June 19, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood and Marcel Spears Are a Pair of Hamlets for the (Modern) Ages by Brittani Samuel

Blankson-Wood plays the Danish Prince at Free Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet this summer, while Spears stars in Fat Ham on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43AM
Friday, June 16, 2023

“Fat Ham” is leaving Broadway soon. How much are last-minute tickets? by Matt Levy

'Hamlet' at a cookout says goodbye to Broadway on Sunday, June 25.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:40PM

9 Theatre Books to Read this June by Molly Higgins

This month’s new releases include a historical look at queer culture on stage, as well as scripts from 2023 Tony winner Kimberly Akimbo and Tony nominee Fat Ham.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:55PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Leslie Odom Jr. Back to Broadway by Sandi Durell

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in the first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:25AM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Tony awards 2023: Leopoldstadt and Kimberly Akimbo win big in historic night for non-binary actors by Benjamin Lee

Jodie Comer and Tom Stoppard led a big night for Brits, while J Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell triumphed in a ceremony affected by the writers’ strike Full list of winners Tony awards 2023…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18AM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The Journey of Fat Ham by Fat Ham Broadway

Discover how we brought the cookout to #Broadway in our newest video, “The Journey of Fat Ham.”

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:50PM

Broadway Box Office Slips A Bit In Pre-Tony Run-Up: Total Weekly Receipts At $31M by Greg Evans

Broadway box office was down 6% last week – the second week of the 2023-24 season – with even some Tony-nominated productions taking noticeable hits. Camelot, New York, New York, Life of…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:10PM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Liberated From Religious Trauma, Fat Ham’s Calvin Leon Smith Is Shining His Truth On Stage by Jeffrey Vizcaíno

After years of fearing he was going to Hell, Smith has found his key to inner peace.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:07PM

Video: Nikki Crawford Doesn't Want You to Judge Her FAT HAM Character

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Nikki Crawford chats more about developing her character, why this company means so much to her, and so much more.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:04AM

Winners Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Sandi Durell

The winners of the 2023 Off Broadway Awards have been announced! These awards recognize the best in commercial and non-profit Off-Broadway theatre across the 2022-2023 season. Winners will b…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 07:42AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

In a climate where producing plays is tougher than ever, ‘Fat Ham’ took the risk by Ruthie Fierberg

The producers of ‘Fat Ham’ share their strategy behind selling the new work to a Broadway audience.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:00PM

Fat Ham's Showstopper, Kill The Lights! by Fat Ham Broadway

Celebrate choosing pleasure over pain and being soft with the Broadway cast of James Ijames' play, Fat Ham! Join the dance challenge over on our TikTok page: @fathambway www.FatHamBroadwa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:52PM

The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal: 6/3/23 - Ben Platt, Nikki Crawford and More by

Be on the lookout for The Broadway Show, the only nationally syndicated weekly theater news program, on your local TV station. Featured this week: - Editor-in-Chief Paul Wont…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:18AM

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