Monday, April 16, 2018

Stage Directions: Moonlight’s André Holland Brings an Actor’s Perspective to Directing by Mervyn Rothstein

Best known for the Oscar-winning film and Broadway’s Jitney, the actor makes his directorial debut Off-Broadway.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Danny Burstein, Katrina Lenk, Ethan Slater, and More to Honor August Wilson and David Yazbek at Theatre Forward Gala by BroadwayWorld

Theatre Forwardand Chairman John Thomopoulous will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 9th at The Pierre New York. The works …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Moonlight and Jitney Star André Holland to Direct New York Premiere of Dutch Masters by Olivia Clement

The new play by Greg Keller will premiere Off-Broadway this April.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and Christopher Sieber Will Bring THE PROM to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

It was announced today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas Something Rotten, Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel The Drowsy Chape…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Band's Visit & Hello, Dolly! Casting Directors Among 2018 Artios Award Winners by Broadway.com

A talented group of Broadway casting directors were hat-tipped for their work at the 33rd annual Artios Awards. The dual-coast ceremony was hosted by Bridget Everett at NYC's Stage 48 an…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Drive On: A Review of Jitney at Congo Square Theatre by Irene Hsiao

This Cheryl Lynn Bruce-directed production burns hot and bright at Congo Square Theatre.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Congo Square sounds clarion call of August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ by Hedy Weiss

From its inception, August Wilson, who died in 2005, was a fervent supporter of Congo Square. This production of "Jitney" does him proud.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In Wilson's 'Jitney,' car services and family rivalry: Is this the '70s or the present? by Chris Jones

When August Wilson wrote “Jitney,” a play that now is 35 years old and predates Lyft, Uber and all of Wilson’s other major works, the idea of penning a cycle that reflected the African…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Andre Holland & Mark Rylance to Lead Othello at Shakespeare's Globe by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum André Holland will take on the title role in a new production of Shakespeare's Othello slated to play London's Shakespeare's Globe as part of the company'…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 of 2017 (US and UK edition) by Nicole Serratore

Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list.  So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Some of My Favorite Theater Things in 2017 by Broadwayandme

As usual, I'm late to the party of 10 Bests Lists. All the others began going up the moment Christmas trees started sprouting on New York City street corners. But my tardiness matters even l…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Liz Wollman's Top Ten of 2017 by Elizabeth Wollman

Good golly, Miss Molly, a top-ten list is a hard list to come up with, especially during a year when I found myself escaping to the theater as often as I possibly could. So many choices! So …

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

John Legend to Play Title Role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Music icon John Legend has signed on to play Jesus Christ in NBC's upcoming TV concert presentation Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert. David Leveaux will direct the previously…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Wendy Caster's Best of 2017 by Wendy Caster

It's that time of the year again. I've limited myself to 10 best shows, since that's the number everyone likes, and I've included "honorable mentions" as well. Shows that I reviewed are link…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Congo Square announces 'Jitney' cast by Morgan Greene

Ensemble members Ron Conner and Anthony Irons will star as Booster and Turnbo in Congo Square Theatre Company’s upcoming production of August’s Wilson’s “Jitney,” it was announced …

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lindsay Mendez Is Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel; John Douglas Thompson Also Joins Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

This ought to be a real nice clambake! Talented Broadway veteran Lindsay Mendez has been cast in the role of Carrie Pipperidge and Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson will take on the role of…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater by BroadwayWorld

American Conservatory Theater A.C.T. kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet September 20-October 15, 2017. Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award n…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

How Second Stage Become a Hotbed for Tony-Winning Work by Harry Haun

The Off-Broadway house behind New York premieres of Jitney and Dear Evan Hansen will soon be represented on Broadway, itself.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Casting Complete for Two River’s A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Jitney’s Brandon J. Dirden by Andrew Gans

Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley, and Nat DeWolf are also among the cast.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

BWW Morning Brief August 7th, 2017: Cast of JITNEY Set for Performance and Q&A Session and More! by Danielle Ashley

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Today's big news JITNEY's Jerome Preston Bates, Brian D. Coats, Brandon J. Dirden, and Ray Anthony Thomas set for performance and QampA at Queens Library tonight

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Broadway’s Jitney Cast Will Bring the Play to Life at Queens Library by Olivia Clement

Four cast members from the Tony-winning revival will take part in select readings and an audience Q&A.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stars of Broadway's JITNEY Set for Performance, Q&A at Queens Library by BroadwayWorld

Four cast members from August Wilson's Jitney the 2017 Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Play will perform select readings from the show, followed by a QampA with the audience, at Queens Lib…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

THROWAWAY TONYS by John Simon

Some Tonys are sound and meritorious, such as the 2017 ones for Kevin Kline Rachel Bay Jones, “Jitney,” Nigel Hook (set designer for “The Play That Goes Wrong”), Santo Loquasto, Gavi…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PRODUCER SEEKS TO BRING ‘JITNEY’ BACK TO BROADWAY by Philip Boroff

Eric Falkenstein, who helped finance the nonprofit Manhattan Theatre Club revival of August Wilson’s Jitney, is trying to give it another life on Broadway in a commercial production. &…

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Katrina Lenk, Will Pullen, Barbara Barrie and Anthony Chisholm Honored by Actors' Equity Foundation by BroadwayWorld

Today, the Actors' Equity Foundation honored Katrina Lenk for her work in The Band's Visit and Indecent as well as Will Pullen from Sweat with the 2017 Clarence Derwent Award. In addition, t…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

We Tip Our Hat to Bette Midler, Ben Platt, Gavin Creel & All the Winners at the 2017 Tony Awards by Broadway.com

Broadway hosted a pitch-perfect night at Radio City Music Hall on June 11! Tony winner Kevin Spacey took on Tony hosting duties for the first time (and nailed it) as the brightest stars of t…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Hello Dolly’ Win Big at Tony Awards by John Bonazzo

Stars Ben Platt and Bette Midler won acting awards, while on the play side 'Oslo' and 'Jitney' won the big prizes.

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Could the Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's Jitney Come to a City Near You? by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway revival of August Wilson's Jitney, which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, might be mounted elsewhere in the near future, according to Barry Grove, executi…

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Dear Evan Hansen & Hello, Dolly! Top 2017 Tony Award Winners by Broadway.com

The timely new musical Dear Evan Hansen and a gorgeous revival of Hello, Dolly! triumphed at the 2017 Tony Awards, in a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey, held on June 11 at Radio City Music H…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Dear Evan Hansen" Came Out On Top At The Tonys

Dear Evan Hansen. Matthew Murphy Dear Evan Hansen won big at the 2017 Tonys with six awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor for Ben Platt, Best Featured Actress for Rachel Bay Jon…

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August Wilson's Jitney Wins the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play Revival by Lindsey Sullivan

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The win was announced at the Tonys ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The other nominees in…

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