Posted on 30 April 2013   Awards, Theater

Tony Awards 2013 nominees: Courtney B. Vance, Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Condola Rashad and more receive nods

The nominations for American Theatre Wing’s 67th annual Tony Awards were announced early Tuesday morning. Performers from productions such as ‘Kinky Boots,’ “Motown The Musical,” Pippin,” “Lucky Guy,” “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and “The Trip to Bountiful” were nominated in various categories. Only Broadway shows that opened since April 26, 2012, are eligible. The Broadway League... Read More »
Posted on 02 April 2013   Theater

Condola Rashad, Joe Morton to Star in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ on Broadway

Tony nominee Condola Rashad will star alongside Orlando Bloom on Broadway this fall in a modern take on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, producers announced yesterday. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the production centers on the classic feud between the Montague and Capulet families and will focus on an added racial element in this version of... Read More »
Posted on 18 March 2013   Theater, UK

All-Black ‘Julius Caesar’ at BAM

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will present an all-black production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, to run April 10 through Apr 28, 2013 at the BAM Harvey Theater. Gregory Doran will direct a cast that includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus (pictured), Jeffrey Kissoon as Julius Caesar, and Ray Fearon as Marc Anthony. Brooklyn, NY—The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare’s Julius... Read More »
Posted on 12 March 2013   Theater

Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr and the Cast of Broadways ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Meet the Press (Photo)

With the Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful fast approaching previews at the Sondheim, the all-star cast have begun making their promotional rounds and we have pics from their first official appearance together. Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Condola Rashad and Tom Wopat met the press yesterday at Sardis in New York City. Directed by Michael... Read More »
Posted on 18 February 2013   Theater

Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones and Crystal A. Dickinson Star in Horizon’s ‘The Call’

The  Playwrights Horizon production of Tanya Barfield‘s ‘The Call’ begins previews March 22. Opening night is April 14. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the African adoption drama features Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones, Crystal A. Dickinson, Kelly AuCoin and Kerry Butler. Part of the 2012/2013 season slate, producers describe “The Call” as such: “When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child... Read More »
Posted on 12 February 2013   Theater

Stage and screen star Ben Vereen to teach master class in Hoboken next week

HOBOKEN — Broadway star Ben Vereen will be holding a two-part master class for budding musical performers who are destined for the stage. Rehearsals for students of at least 15 years old will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts Dance Studio at 1018 Washington St., Second floor, followed by... Read More »
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