Friday, January 26, 2024

Oscar and Tony Nominee Colman Domingo to Play Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson’s Father by Darryn King

Tony and Academy Award nominee Colman Domingo will play singer Nat King Cole in a new movie musical. Domingo co-wrote the screenplay and will also helm, in his feature film directing debut. …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:48AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Buena Vista Social Club™ is "full of riches!" by Atlantic Theater

World premiere musical Buena Vista Social Club™ book by Marco Ramirez music by the Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club creative consultant David Yazbek choreography by Patricia De…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:47PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Fat Ham,’ ‘How to Dance in Ohio’ among 2024 GLAAD Media Awards nominees by Michael Abourizk

The awards body honors accurate and fair LGBTQ portrayals in various forms of media.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:39PM

Fat Ham, How to Dance in Ohio, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, More Nominated for 2024 GLAAD Media Awards by Margaret Hall

The awards honor media that presents fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQIA+ people and issues.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

FAT HAM, Billy Porter & More Receive GLAAD Award Nominations

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, including fi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:00AM
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Marcel Spears, Nikki Crawford, Billy Eugene Jones to Star in Geffen Playhouse Production of Fat Ham by Meg Masseron

James Ijames' Pulitzer-winning play earned a Tony nomination for its Main Stem premiere last year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Buena Vista Social Club by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the exciting new stage musical Buena Vista Social Club shares the same name with the acclaimed 1999 documentary by Wim Wenders, playwright Marco Ramirez’s book for the new show takes…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:41PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023

With Legions Of Fans Like Beyoncé And Alicia Keys National Black Theatre Has Thrived For More Than 50 Years by Jeryl Brunner

The National Black Theatre is the nation’s first revenue-generating Black art complex. This year their production of 'Fat Ham' won the Pulitzer Prize, was nominated for five Tonys and tran…

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:52PM
Monday, December 4, 2023

The Wilma Theater presents James Ijames’s Fat Ham by Hanae Mason

Fat Ham comes home in this new production at the Wilma, onstage as it was meant to be, after the company debuted a filmed version in 2021. Everyone is welcome to the cookout. Hanae Mason rev…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:42PM
Monday, November 13, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Fat Ham’ at Studio Theatre by Nancy Blum

The anticipatory buzz surrounding David Ijames’ “Fat Ham” was apt prelude to its arrival at Studio Theatre. It had a sold-out run at the Public and then a stint on Broadway. This produ…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 05:21PM

Studio Theatre serves up a delectable platter of ‘Fat Ham’ by Peter Marks

“Fat Ham,” James Ijames’s comic riff on “Hamlet,” features a fine Studio Theatre cast headed by Marquis D. Gibson.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:02PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Theater Review: “Fat Ham” — Hamlet at the BBQ by Bill Marx

In "Fat Ham," Black pain and repressed desire are transformed into a celebration of liberation and empowerment -- once the villain de jure, the violent, tyrannical patriarchy, has been dispa…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:33PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

I Interview Playwrights Part 1117: Paola Alexandra Soto by Adam Szymkowicz

Paola Alexandra SotoHometown: I was born in and grew up in an impoverished community in Santo Domingo the capital of the Dominican Republic. Although at the time I did not realize how povert…

SOURCE: ADAM SZYMKOWICZ at 02:13PM
Friday, September 8, 2023

San Diego's Old Globe Announces West End Musical Ride, Fat Ham, English, More as Part of 2024 Season Lineup by Meg Masseron

Henry 6, a two-play condensation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, will also make its world premiere during their Summer Shakespeare Festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

The stakes are high this fall as theaters seek to lure audiences back by Peter Marks

“Fat Ham,” “Ragtime” and a Broadway-bound “The Wiz” are among the old favorites and provocative new works on the agenda.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:19AM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The BSR Podcast, Season 7, episode 9: the FAT HAM book launch interview by Darnelle Radford

If you missed out on the July publication launch of FAT HAM, never fear! You can listen to a recording of director Amina Robinson in conversation with playwright James Ijames on the BSR pod.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:36AM
Friday, August 11, 2023

National Black Theatre joins producing team of ‘Purlie Victorious’ by Caitlin Hornik

The Tony Award-nominated producers return to Broadway following last season’s “Fat Ham.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:36AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Special Episode: James Ijames on ‘Fat Ham,’ Shakespeare, Softness, and Rewriting Endings by Matt Tamanini

On today’s episode, Ashley Steves is in conversation James Ijames, playwright of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Fat Ham,” which is now available to purchase via TCG Books.  “Fat Ham,�…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 08:00PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023

Playwright James Ijames Reflects on the Journey of Fat Ham by TheaterMania

The Pulitzer-winning dramatist tell us about the winding path of his fan-favorite Hamlet adaptation.

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:04AM

Fat Ham Takes Final Broadway Bow July 2 by Leah Putnam

James Ijames' Pulitzer-winning play earned a Tony nomination for its Main Stem premiere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM

Fat Ham Takes Final Broadway Bow July 2 by Leah Putnam

The production, which transferred from Off-Broadway's The Public, was recognized with five 2023 Tony nominations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

‘Fat Ham,’ ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ have highest-grossing weeks as box office grows by Caitlin Hornik

For the week ending June 25, the 32 productions running grossed $34,004,232.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 06:30PM
Monday, June 26, 2023

Last Chance to Catch Pulitzer Winner ‘Fat Ham’ by Billy

The Tony-nominated play by James Ijames, inspired by 'Hamlet,' will conclude its run on Broadway this Sunday. The post Last Chance to Catch Pulitzer Winner ‘Fat Ham’ appeared first on Th…

SOURCE: The Broadway Blog at 12:07PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023

FAT HAM free ticket giveaway! by bwaySHO

FAT HAM free ticket giveaway! The SHO is Tuesday, June 27th & the seats are 🔥🔥🔥. To enter, make sure you’re following bwaySHO across SHOcial Media, especially Yt & TT & insta! T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:58PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

FAT HAM Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali will conclude its Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:07PM
Monday, June 19, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood and Marcel Spears Are a Pair of Hamlets for the (Modern) Ages by Brittani Samuel

Blankson-Wood plays the Danish Prince at Free Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet this summer, while Spears stars in Fat Ham on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43AM
Friday, June 16, 2023

“Fat Ham” is leaving Broadway soon. How much are last-minute tickets? by Matt Levy

'Hamlet' at a cookout says goodbye to Broadway on Sunday, June 25.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:40PM

9 Theatre Books to Read this June by Molly Higgins

This month’s new releases include a historical look at queer culture on stage, as well as scripts from 2023 Tony winner Kimberly Akimbo and Tony nominee Fat Ham.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:55PM
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Leslie Odom Jr. Back to Broadway by Sandi Durell

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in the first Broadway revival of the American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:25AM

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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