Sunday, October 18, 2020

Tony Nominee Anthony Chisholm, Whose Acting Career Took Him Across the World, Dies at 77

Chisholm is best known for starring in August Wilson's plays Jitney and Radio Golf.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Tony Nominee Anthony Chisholm, Acclaimed for August Wilson Plays, Dies at 77 by Lindsey Sullivan

Anthony Chisholm, who received a 2007 Tony Award nomination for his performance in August Wilson's Radio Golf and had a longtime collaboration with the prolific playwright, died on October 1…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Denzel Washington Wants Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Film of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson by Lindsey Sullivan

Fresh off the premiere date news and vibrant first look at the film adaptation of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Denzel Washington has shared that The Piano Lesson is the nex…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadway Games: Six Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

August Wilson, Laura Linney & More Stage Luminaries to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame by Lindsey Sullivan

The Hollywood Walk of Fame's class of 2021 has been revealed! Variety reports that Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright August Wilson will be posthumously honored at next year's induct…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

André Holland to Play Title Role in Richard II Four-Part Radio Play by Lindsey Sullivan

The Public Theater and WNYC are joining forces to present Shakespeare's Richard II as a four-part radio play. Stage and screen star André Holland will lend his voice to the title role. Conc…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Broadway Games: The Plays of August Wilson by JK

The late August Wilson wrote The Pittsburgh Cycle, a 10 play series depicting the African-American experience over the 20th Century. Those ten plays earned Wilson two Pulitzer Prizes, five N…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

VIDEO: Ruben Santiago-Hudson on Directing JITNEY at Manhattan Theatre Club

MTC Digital brings you an intimate look at directing with the Tony Award-winning production of August Wilson's JITNEY and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club to Host Livestream With Ruben Santiago-Hudson

On May 21st at 5pm, Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson will talk with Manhattan Theatre Club Director of Artistic Producing Steve Kaus about his approach to directing MTC's 2017 Broadwa…

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PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: JITNEY by August Wilson

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focu…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VIDEO: Manhattan Theatre Club Explores Dramatic Conflict

This module explores how to shape the needs and desires for your central character by using two theatre games and viewing scenes from MTC's Tony Award-winning production of August Wilson's J…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

A lauded ensemble brings the music of August Wilson’s dialogue to life in ‘Jitney’ at Seattle Rep by Trevor Lenzmeier

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, set in an unlicensed cab station in Pittsburgh's Hill District in the 1970s, is being told at the Seattle Rep for the first time since 20…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Band's Visit Star Sasson Gabay Among 2020 Helen Hayes Award Nominees by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, honoring the best in Washington, D.C.-area theater. The 2020 Hayes Awards ceremony will be held at the Anthem on May 18. Among t…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's He…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019

‘Jitney,’ in LA, Sings August Wilson’s Song of the Forgotten Man by Adam Epstein

Only 34 at the time that he wrote his first play, Jitney, August Wilson may or may not have known just how the emotion-driven syncopation of his language — haunting and lyrical, yet searin…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Jitney by Steven Morris

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Marion McClinton, Tony-Nominated Director of the Works of August Wilson, Dies at 65 by Andy Lefkowitz

Marion McClinton, a director who became known as one of the foremost interpretors of the plays of August Wilson, passed away on November 28 in St. Paul, MN, according to The New York Times. …

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New Headlong Season—Jeremy Herrin's Last—to Include Jack Thorne Premiere, August Wilson’s Jitney, More by Dan Meyer

The slate includes the previously announced gender-swapped production of Faustus: That Damned Woman.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group

August Wilson's “Jitney,” opened this week at Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, running now through December 29.

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Riding Along with Jitney by Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley

By Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley. On this episode of the Daughters of Lorraine Podcast, Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley review Arena Stage's production of August Wilson’s Jitney, direct…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

A tragic ‘Otello’ at Washington National Opera by Whitney Fishburn

The crowd cheered.  We were on the Kennedy Center jitney to the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. I had just read aloud a text from my husband that said Howie Kendrick had hit a two-run homer to put…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Review: Jitney at Arena Stage by Roy Maurer

Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s restaging of his 2017 Broadway production of Jitney at Arena Stage—bringing to town much of the design team and several of the actors—is a terrific kic…

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

It’s a hard-knock life, but often a funny one, in August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ at Arena. by Peter Marks

Production directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson reincarnates a Tony-winning 2017 revival.

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