Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Gabby Beans, Carmen M. Herlihy, April Matthis & Taylor Schilling Set for Buzzy Premiere of The Apiary at Second Stage by Darryn King

Tony nomineee Gabby Beans, Carmen M. Herlihy, April Matthis and Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling will star in the world premiere of The Apiary off-Broadway. The new comedy, wr…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:02PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Musical Adaptation Of Acclaimed Novel ‘Long Way Down’ Among Projects Slated For New Production Company Edgewood Entertainment by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway producer Dale A. Mott (A Strange Loop, The Piano Lesson, Thoughts of a Colored Man) and real estate investor/philanthropist Charles D. Urstadt have formed Edgewood Entert…

SOURCE: Deadline at 08:00AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Shirine Babb to Take Over as Doctor in A Beautiful Noise by Ruthie Fierberg

Shirine Babb will join the cast of A Beautiful Noise beginning on September 22. Babb will assume the role of Doctor, a therapist character originated by Linda Powell, who will play her final…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:37PM

Exclusive: Shirine Babb to take over as ‘Doctor’ in ‘A Beautiful Noise’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor most recently appeared in the company of “The Piano Lesson.”

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:55AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 12:59PM
Saturday, June 3, 2023

Tony Predictions, Because, Why Not? by Sandra Mardenfeld

Well, it is that time of year again. The 76th Tony Awards will recognize theatrical achievements on Broadway for the 2022-23 season. Who will win? Below are Show Showdown's guesses. Clip fr…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 12:32AM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

THE PIANO LESSON Film Adds Gail Bean, Malik J. Ali, Jerrika Hinton & More

Malik J. Ali, Gail Bean, Jerrika Hinton, Stephan James, Jay Peterson, and Matrell Smith have joined the cast of The Piano Lesson film. They join Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:02PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 Drama Desk Award Winners: Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, Life of Pi by New York Theater

Some Like It Hot won Outstanding Musical and seven other awards, Leopoldstadt won Outstanding Play at  67th Annual Drama Desk Awards, announced this morning. The Piano Lesson and Parade won…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:31AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Erykah Badu Joins THE PIANO LESSON Film Adaptation For Musical Cameo

Erykah Badu has joined Netflix's upcoming film adaptation of The Piano Lesson. Badu will make a cameo for musical performances in the new feature. She will join Samuel L. Jackson, John Dav…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:32PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Into the Woods Tops Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners by Broadway.com

Every year since Broadway.com launched in 2000, we have asked you to pick your favorites of the season in the annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The results are in, and Into the Wo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:18PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

2023 Outer Critics Circle Winners Announced: Some Like it Hot, Leopoldstadt Lead Honors by Lauren Yarger

Joshua Satine in Leopoldstadt. Photo: Joan Marcus The cast of Some Like it Hot. Photo: Marc J. Franklin The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York…

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 10:29AM
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Reveling in the 2022-23 Awards Season by Jan Simpson

And so it’s begun. The last show of Broadway’s 2022-23 season—a revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,Lorraine Hansberry’s 1964 meditation on white allyship—opened on …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:48AM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Ben Platt, Jessica Chastain, Samuel L. Jackson And More React To 2023 Tony Award Nominations by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates: Tony Award nominees were celebrating today, with the stars, producers and creative teams of Parade, Kimberly Akimbo, Shucked and The Piano Lesson among those reacting to…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:20PM
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Danielle Brooks Wants Broadway to Be For Everyone, Onstage and Off by Logan Culwell-Block

The Piano Lesson and Color Purple star is using her multi-hyphenate career as a producer-actor to make theatre more equitable.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Danielle Brooks Says Broadway Needs to Be More Welcoming to Audiences of Color by Logan Culwell-Block

The Piano Lesson and Color Purple star is using her multi-hyphenate career as a producer-actor to make theatre more equitable.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM

Tony Predictions 2023: ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘The Piano Lesson’ Among Broadway Contenders Seeking Recognition by Clayton Davis

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Gr…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:15PM

Shucked Leads Drama Desk Nominations by Caitlin Hornik

Nominees have been announced for the 2023 Drama Desk Awards, honoring artistic excellence on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Winners will be announced the week of May 29. The 6…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:02PM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Drama Desk 2022-2023 Nominations by Sandi Durell

Shows With Multiple Nominations: Shucked: 12 – Some Like it Hot: 8 – Into the Woods: 6 – New York, New York: 6 – Life of Pi: 5 – Love: 5 –Merrily We Roll Along: 5 – Ohio…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:11PM


The hit Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson is featured in the latest episode of “Working in the Theatre” with director LaTanya Richardson Jackson and set designer Beowu…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:24AM

2023 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced by Lauren Yarger

Broadway musical New York, New York leads the pack with twelve nominations, followed by Some Like It Hot with ten nods. Downstate and Leopoldstadt lead the plays, with six nominations each. …

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 07:20AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Working in the Theatre: Direction and Design - The Piano Lesson by American Theatre Wing

The partnership between the director and the designers of a play is crucial for the life and success of a run. This is especially true when your set takes on major characterizations, surrou…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:18PM
Friday, April 14, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington to Reprise Roles for The Piano Lesson Film by Leah Putnam

Netflix is producing the screen adaptation with stars from this season's Broadway revival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:32PM

Danielle Deadwyler & More Join Samuel L. Jackson & John David Washington in THE PIANO LESSON Film Adaptation

Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington will reprise their Broadway performances in the upcoming film adaptation of The Piano Lesson, which is currently set for a Netflix premiere. Malc…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Deadwyler, John David Washington set for Netflix feature adaptation of ‘The Piano Lesson’ by Ray Richmond

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Deadwyler and John David Washington are set to lead the cast of the Netflix feature film adaptation of the August Wilson classic play “The Piano Lesson,” fres…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:15PM

Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington to Star in August Wilson’s ‘The Piano Lesson’ for Netflix by Angelique Jackson

The all-star cast for Netflix’s adaptation of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” has been revealed. Oscar winner Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington will star in the feature …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

How often does a closed play revival win at the Tonys? by David Buchanan

The contest for Best Play Revival at this year’s Tony Awards is shaping up to be a true nail-biter, even in the nominations round of voting. Five of the eligible productions — “A Doll�…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 12:15PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Before the manosphere were the lost, lonely men of ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘Topdog/Underdog,’ and ‘The Piano Lesson’ Three Broadway revival by Soraya Nadia McDonald, Soraya Nadia McDonald

Men these days are Not OK. American men, like their counterparts around the globe, are in crisis. They are succumbing to deaths of despair, struggling with alienation and are responsible for…

SOURCE: andscape.com at 08:37AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Broadway Box Office & Ticket Prices Slip As Productions Continue Wintertime Discounts; ‘Phantom’ Top Earner Again by Greg Evans

Discounts, winter promotions, benefit performances and the absence from the roster of now-closed solid earner The Piano Lesson added up to a slide in Broadway box office for the week ending …

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:30PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

2023 Tony Awards eligibility rulings (round 1): ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘1776’ and a change in voting procedure by Sam Eckmann

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time during the 2022-2023 Broadway season on January 31 to discuss eligibility of 20 productions for the 76th Annual Tony Awards in…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 04:30PM

Tony Awards Admin Committee Rules on Into the Woods, Ohio State Murders, The Piano Lesson, More by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway's biggest honors will be handed out June 11 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:35AM

All that Chat

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
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