This previous Oscar winner Octavia Spencer also received Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Supporting
“We deserve to be in the canon, in the center of any narrative, and that’s what August [Wilson] did."
The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, who
How do you bring the brilliant, Pulitzer Prize winning Fences, to the screen? You stick close to August Wilson's jazz poetry
In the next Thanksgiving Dinner, a daughter shows up at the table with a Muslim boyfriend... This year like every year I
Some of the plays combine the two, such as Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man (the company's third-best-selling production ever), Danai Gurira's The Convert, and Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man -- all extremely well done and well reviewed.
The superlative performances in The Actors' Group production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom were so convincing during opening weekend that when Ma Rainey halted the recording session to demand Coca-Cola from her white producer, a theatergoer left his audience seat to hand her his personal soda can.
This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.
There was only moderate hollerin' from the audience at the Monday night preview of Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac Shakur jukebox musical at the drastically altered Palace. We could hear them, yes, and loudly; but we couldn't make out much of what they were singing or saying.
The arts are losing out in the wave of a new philanthropic emphasis on measurable "investment."
How is he? That's the question people have when a movie star like Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut in a Shakespearean play. Well, he's fine, grading on a curve.
The most exciting theatrical event of the fall isn't taking place on Broadway, or Off Broadway or in any theater at all -- it's happening at a radio station.