Friday, May 19, 2017

Good for You! Ben Platt Becomes Youngest Actor Ever to Win Drama League Distinguished Performance Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Ben Platt became the youngest actor ever to win the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award at a ceremony held May 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. He wins for his Tony-no…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Angel Moore by Zack Calhoon

Angel Moore is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones (The Irish Repertory), Regional: The Mountaintop (The Kitchen Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), And I And Silence&n…

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

JITNEY Star Nabs Starring Role in New Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK by TV News Desk

Andr Holland, who recently starred in August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway, has landed the lead role in Hulu's upcoming original series CASTLE ROCK.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

‘Oslo,’ ‘The Band’s Visit’ Win NY Drama Critics’ Circle Awards by American Theatre Editors

Taylor Mac, Paula Vogel, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the cast of 'Jitney' received special citations.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Oslo & The Band's Visit Win 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards by Broadway.com

Oslo and The Band's Visit have been named winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. The selections were made at the organization's 82nd annual voting m…

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2017 New York Drama Critics Circle Award: Oslo, The Band’s Visit. by New York Theater

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has named Oslo as the best play and The Band’s Visit as best musical. Special Citations: were given to Paula Vogel ,Taylor Mac and the ensemble cas…

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August Wilson's 'Jitney' chosen 2016-17 best play revival by Outer Critics Circle by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August Wilson's "Jitney" was honored as best revival of 2016-17 by the Outer Critics Circle Awards, which threw big support behind the revival of "Hello, Dolly!" and …

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Annual Tony Nomination Post - Angry Edition by Linda

Every year I look forward to the Tony nomination announcements and writing this blog post. It got off to a rough start this morning when the live stream didn't work on any of the websites I …

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The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly! & Dear Evan Hansen Lead 2017 Tony Award Nominations by Broadway.com

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 topped the 2017 Tony nominations with a whopping 12 nods. Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen also garnered a great number of nominations with 10 a…

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August Wilson's 'Jitney,' Christian Borle lead Pittsburgh charge in Tony nominations by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In baseball terms, a couple of Pittsburghers were among the heavy hitters picked for Broadway’s all-star lineup when nominations were announced Tuesday morning for the 71st annual Tony Awa…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Wire and True Detective Star Michael Potts Takes on Fake News in Broadway’s 1984 by Joe Gambino

The star of Broadway’s Jitney and Book of Mormon talks about the upcoming stage adaptation—and other standout moments of this 30-year career.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dolly, Anastasia, Come From Away Lead Drama Desk Nominations by Lauren Yarger

2017 DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS Outstanding PlayIf I Forget, by Steven Levenson, Roundabout Theatre CompanyIndecent, by Paula Vogel, Vineyard TheatreA Life, by Adam Bock, Pl…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

JITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

This season welcomed the very first Broadway production of theAugust Wilson drama, Jitney. Based on the real-life cab services of the 1970's which would service clients of color when regular…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Broadway League announces 2017 NYC Education and Engagement Grant recipients by Broadway Briefing

The Broadway League has awarded the New York Education and Engagement Grants to Come From Away and Jitney. Each production received a $5,000 grant towards its 2017 educational and engagement…

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Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the third time this season by Broadway Briefing

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the third time this season and confirmed the eligibility of August Wilson’s Jitney, Sunset Boulevard, Significant Other, The Glas…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Theater News: Tony Eligibility for Come From Away, Sunset Boulevard, and More Confirmed

The Price, Significant Other, Jitney, and The Glass Menagerie were also discussed.

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Tony Eligibility Determined for Significant Other, Sunset Boulevard, The Price & More by Broadway.com

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season and confirmed eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2017 Tony Awards. The productions discuss…

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Theater News: Come From Away and Jitney Receive New York Education and Engagement Grants

The Broadway League contributes to the productions' educational initiatives.

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Come From Away and Jitney Awarded New York Education and Engagement Grants by Andrew Gans

The $5,000 grants, awarded by the Broadway League, encourage productions to create opportunities for young people.

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COME FROM AWAY, JITNEY Receive Broadway League's 2017 Education Grants by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway League has awarded the New York Education and Engagement Grants to the Broadway productions of Come From Away and August Wilson's Jitney. Each production received a 5,000 grant …

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017

Odds & Ends: Miss Saigon Wins Our Hearts on Today, Obamas Visit Broadway's Jitney & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend. Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer Sing on Today Broadway’s first revival of the …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Final Bow: Final Bow: Jitney's Carra Patterson Is the Only Woman at the Station

Broadway's first "Rena" shares highlights from her time with the last jewel in August Wilson's crown.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off of Jitney’s Costumes by Ruthie Fierberg

Behind the creation of Toni-Leslie James‘ vibrant designs for August Wilson’s Jitney.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Glenn Close's Sunset Boulevard Star Turn Holds a Top-Five Spot by Andy Lefkowitz

Glenn Close's Broadway return held strong at the Broadway box office as the Sunset Boulevard revival remained in this week's top five. The Lonny Price-helmed revival took in $1,210,2…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spotlight On...Ron Simons by Michael Block

Name: Ron Simons (not pronounced like Simmons)Hometown: DetroitEducation: BA from Columbia College, MBA from Columbia Business School & MFA from University of Washington’s Professional…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Stars of JITNEY, COME FROM AWAY Set for LEAP's NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition Event by BroadwayWorld

LEAP willpresent the 9thannual New York City August Wilson Monologue Competition. A total of 18 LEAP students from nine New York City high schools will inhabit Wilson's characters and bring …

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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