Saturday, March 23, 2024

Bathhouse.pptx Review by New York Theater

Bathhouse.pptx,  “a mess” of a play about gay bathhouses that is “a symptom of loneliness and longing” (in the words of its playwright Jesús I. Valles), won the 2023 Yale Drama Se…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:10PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Exclusive: André De Shields Reprising Hermes Role For Rachel Chavkin-Directed Podcast

Starring André De Shields (Hadestown, the Wiz) and Ato Blankson-Wood (Cabaret, Hamlet, Slave Play), the podcast is directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Lempicka, Hadestown), Zhailo…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Christian Slater, Lucas Hedges & John Cameron Mitchell In Industry Reading Cast For Will Arbery Play ‘You Hateful Things’ by Greg Evans

An invitation-only industry presentation of You Hateful Things, a new play by Will Arbery directed by Simon Stone, will be held this week in New York, with a cast including Christian Slat…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:48AM
Friday, March 8, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before? by JK

Most of our Broadway favorites have careers beyond the stage; others come to Broadway from TV and/or film. In any case, if we look around enough, they seem to be everywhere. Broadway Games:…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:02AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Responds to 'Moral Panic' Over Slave Play Black Out Performances by Logan Culwell-Block

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is upset that two performances of the playwright's show will be set aside for Black audiences.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

Sunak’s sabre-rattling is pure cynicism – Black Out nights are a small, vital corrective to theatre’s lack of diversity | Arifa Akbar by Arifa Akbar

No one is banned from these shows – and for Slave Play’s run on the West End, they take up only two nights out of almost 100 Downing Street made a surprise announcement last week. No, no…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM

Today on Broadway: Monday, March 4, 2024 by Matt Tamanini

Broadway League Bungles Hinton Battle Light Dimming, British PM Criticizes ‘Slave Play,’ Behind the Scenes of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Box Office Event “Today on Broadway” is a daily, …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Friday, March 1, 2024

‘Slave Play’ Author Has Message For UK Prime Minister Opposed To Black-Invited West End Performances: Go Kick Rocks by Greg Evans

Special “Black Out” performances of Jeremy O. Harris’ stage production Slave Play were well-received by the Broadway community in 2019 when producers of the controversial, acclaimed an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:40PM

‘Slave Play’ in London: U.K. Prime Minister Calls Plan for Two Black Audiences-Only Shows “Divisive” by Georg Szalai

A London production of the U.S. play Slave Play, written by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Zola, Euphoria, Gossip Girl), is making political waves after the U.K. prime minister cri…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:48AM

U.K. Prime Minister Calls SLAVE PLAY Black Out Nights 'Wrong and Divisive'

The U.K. Prime Minister's Office had a negative reaction to the previously announced 'Black Out' nights at the upcoming West End production of Slave Play.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:48AM
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Jeremy O Harris fires back at Rishi Sunak after Downing Street calls Slave Play ‘Black Out’ nights ‘divisive’ by Tom Murray

A row has erupted over ‘Slave Play’s’ Black Out nights initiative, which are specifically aimed at an ‘all-black-identifying audience’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:48PM

No 10 condemns London theatre for hosting Black Out nights by Peter Walker

Rishi Sunak’s spokesperson says it would be ‘concerning and divisive’ to restrict audiences based on race at Noël Coward Downing Street has condemned a London theatre’s decision to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 by Matt Tamanini

Sandra Oh to Return to New York Stage in ‘The Welkin,’ Netflix to Produce ‘The Patriots’ on Broadway, Kit Harington in ‘Slave Play’ “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday thr…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington to Star in Slave Play in West End by Darryn King

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has been cast in the U.K. premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris. The production—which, as previously reported, Harris announced on Instagram—will…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:02PM

Kit Harington To Appear In West End ‘Slave Play’; Author Jeremy O. Harris Says Star Casting Won’t Be “A Distraction” by Greg Evans

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will return to the London stage in the upcoming production of Jeremy O. Harris’ acclaimed and controversial Slave Play. Despite the star casting, Slave P…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:00AM

Jeremy O. Harris' SLAVE PLAY Heads to the UK

Critically acclaimed Slave Play will have its UK premiere this year.

SOURCE: Theatrely at 10:37AM

Slave Play writer criticises star casting but Kit Harington to feature in West End run by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Exclusive: Jeremy O Harris says Game of Thrones star will not ‘make it the Jon Snow Experience’ The writer of Slave Play, the controversial Broadway production about race and sexuality t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24AM
Monday, February 26, 2024

Jeremy O. Harris' SLAVE PLAY To Play London's West End

Slave Play, the provocative work from playwright Jeremy O. Harris, is headed to London's West End in a production led by Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and Olivia Washington with Fisayo…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:23PM

Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play Is West End-Bound by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway play will now cross the pond, with a cast led by Game of Thrones' Kit Harington and Olivia Washington.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:24PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play to Open in London's West End by Hayley Levitt

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced via Instagram that his 2020 Tony-nominated play Slave Play will open in London's West End. No dates, venue or casting has been announced, but the soc…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:54PM

Rialto Chatter: Is SLAVE PLAY Headed to London?

Slave Play may be headed to London in the near future! Learn more about how you can catch the play here!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:20AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Cynthia Erivo Performs 'I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Cynthia Erivo, enchanting star of the stage and scre…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:12PM
Monday, January 1, 2024

Ben Platt and Cynthia Erivo Perform 'You're All I Need to Get By' | NEXT at the Kennedy Center by The Kennedy Center

Watch NEXT at the Kennedy Center: Cynthia Erivo & Friends, A New Year's Eve Celebration at https://www.pbs.org/show/next-kennedy-center/ Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Ben Platt fill …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:36AM
Friday, November 3, 2023

Grant Gustin, Isabelle McCalla and More to Star in Water for Elephants on Broadway by Darryn King

Roll up, roll up! Initial casting is set for Water for Elephants on Broadway. The new musical will star Grant Gustin in his Broadway debut, Isabelle McCalla, Gregg Edelman, Paul Alexander …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:02PM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood to Play Cliff in Cabaret Revival by Ruthie Fierberg

Ato Blankson-Wood, a Tony-nominated actor known for Slave Play, has been cast as Cliff for the upcoming revival of Cabaret. The previously announced production will begin performances on A…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:03PM

Ato Blankson-Wood Joins Eddie Redmayne & Gayle Rankin For Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Cabaret’

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play) has been cast as “Cliff” in the buzzy, upcoming Broadway production of Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne as “The Emcee” and…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:00PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

‘Purlie Victorious’ Broadway Review: Leslie Odom, Jr. Keeps Ossie Davis’ Groundbreaking Comedy True To Its Title

Long before Slave Play, decades before Ain’t No Mo, there was Purlie Victorious, the Ossie Davis comedy masterwork that, like those descendant plays, fused broad comedy, satirical minstrel…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Why playwright Jeremy O. Harris says he also needed to become a producer by Ruthie Fierberg

Best known as the Tony Award-nominated scribe of “Slave Play,” Harris most recently produced “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 07:00AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

'Slave Play' playwright Jeremy O. Harris is on a mission to diversify theater by Tonya Mosley

The award-winning playwright helped bring Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window to Broadway. He also talks about his provocative Slave Play, which earned 12 Tony nominati…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:55PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Dedicated Performance Experiences Not Really Controversial Until Race Is Involved by Joe Patti

Over the weekend I caught a couple news articles out of the UK about a production which is carving out one performance in their run for black audiences only. The show, Tambo & Bones, whi…

SOURCE: insidethearts.com at 12:54AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Jeremy O. Harris Launches Writing Residency in Partnership With Gucci, Monteverdi Tuscany by Meg Masseron

The Slave Play playwright will lead a one-month retreat in Tuscany.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:22AM

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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