Tuesday, June 28, 2022

‘Really gets to grips with the multiple meanings of its title’: MAD HOUSE – Ambassadors Theatre by Maryam Philpott

Ambassadors Theatre, London – until 4 September 2022 For the second time in successive weeks an American family drama opens in the West End and while Jitney may be a less obvious group of …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Sunday, June 26, 2022

The week in theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Jitney – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar; Old Vic, LondonLucas Hnath’s sequel to the Ibsen classic is intriguing rather than revelatory; but August Wilson’s taxi-stand drama has developed new flavour with age Ibsen’s A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:07AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

‘You can’t fault the acting’: JITNEY – Old Vic Theatre by Rev Stan

The thing is, you can’t fault the acting in Jitney at the Old Vic – the actors are superb. And Tinuke Craig’s expert direction means the cab office setting doesn't feel static or force…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Jitney, Old Vic review - a directorial delight by Tom Birchenough

The first in his 'Century Cycle' catches the fabric of life that August Wilson made his own It’s great to see August Wilson’s early play – the first of his “Century Cycle”, that re…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 11:42AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Jitney review – a taut, tense tale of Black injustice in 1970s America by Kate Wyver

Old Vic theatre, LondonA stylish rework of the August Wilson character-study sees a standout performance from Wil Johnson as the put-upon head of the titular cab station Within a run-down st…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM

‘There are real moments of magic’: JITNEY – Old Vic Theatre by Maryam Philpott

Jitney, revived at the Old Vic in a production by Tinuke Craig, is a piece that took the best part of 40 years to make it to Broadway in late 2016 after decades of smaller productions around…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Jitney director Tinuke Craig: ‘I’m from Brixton, so I know the feeling in this play intimately’ by Nicole Vassell

August Wilson’s tale of a cab office in Pittsburgh threatened by ‘regeneration’ struck a chord with the 34-year-old director. She tells Nicole Vassell why she’d like Black people to …

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:54AM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Best Bets: Laumeier Art Fair, Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee, Reckless Kelly, Tech N9ne, 'Jitney' and more by From Staff Reports

Here are a few of our staff picks for things to do April 29-May 5 in St. Louis.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:12PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Michael Potts, Ray Fisher & More Join the Cast of The Piano Lesson on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Additional casting has been revealed for the previously announced revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Performances will begin on September 19 at the St. James Theatre. The producti…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM
Monday, February 14, 2022

Dominique Morisseau and Company Talk Bringing SKELETON CREW to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: https://bway.world/SkeletonCrewInterviews Skeleton Crew, the new play by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santia…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:03AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In 'Skeleton Crew,' it's Hard to Be the Boss and Have a Heart - Brandon J. Dirden on starring in Dominique Morisseau's potent drama by Gerard Raymond

Brandon J. Dirden on starring in Dominique Morisseau's potent drama In Manhattan Theatre Club's powerful new production of Dominque Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Brandon J. Dirden plays Reggie,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Skeleton Crew | Press Day by Manhattan Theatre Club

Hear what the cast has to say about Skeleton Crew, an electrifying Broadway premiere about trust and survival starring Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Joshua Boone (Actually at MTC), B…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:18PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Broadway Premiere of SKELETON CREW

Joshua Boone (Actually at MTC, Network, A Jazzman’s Blues) joins the previously announced Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney at MTC), Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!)…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:09PM
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Jitney review – August Wilson’s cab drivers do the talking by Clare Brennan

Leeds PlayhouseA strong cast and the world-weary Pittsburgh cab drivers they portray are all battling circumstances beyond their control in this overly busy production of Wilson’s 1982 pla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

"Lackawanna Blues" and Other Laments by Jan Simpson

Eight plays written by black playwrights are scheduled to open on Broadway this fall. That’s twice the number of all the shows by black playwrights that opened on the too-aptly named Great…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 03:36PM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Jitney review – August Wilson’s subtle dissection of the American dream by Catherine Love

Leeds PlayhouseWilson’s play eavesdrops on the lives of an African American taxicab crew in a quietly compelling snapshot of men on the margins in the 1970s Single-location dramas are all …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

SISTER ACT, JITNEY, & More - Check Out This Week's Top Stage Mags

Each week, we'll be highlighting the top virtual show programs from BroadwayWorld's Stage Mag! Want to create a Stage Mag for you own show? To get started on your own program, visit https:…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:49PM

Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden & Adesola Osakalumi Join Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

The Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew has announced additional casting. The play, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will feature Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden an…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:42PM

Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden & Adesola Osakalumi Join MTC's SKELETON CREW

Manhattan Theatre Club announced casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew. The cast will feature Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan), Brandon J. Dirden…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:10PM

‘Skeleton Crew’ announces additional casting for Broadway run by Broadway News

Manhattan Theatre Club announced additional cast members joining Phylicia Rashad in “Skeleton Crew” on Broadway. The cast will include Chanté Adams, who will make her Broadway debut wit…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:53PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Has a Gift for Audiences: 'Lackawanna Blues' - The performer, playwright and director on the healing properties of his autobiogr by Raven Snook

The Tony-winning performer, playwright and director on the healing properties of his autobiographical solo show --- Ruben Santiago-Hudson knows what it's like to perform his theatrical memoi…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Single Tickets Now On Sale For Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues is written, performed, and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson's Jitney, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix). Learn m…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:11AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

If You Know Who Wrote Jitney, You Could Have Been Last Night's Champion on Jeopardy!

Unfortunately for the returning winner, that drama was not written by Stephen Sondheim.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 09:03AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 17 - 25 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: January 17 - 25 (Starting next week, weeks will run Tuesday - Monday for this column.) 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 17, 2008: David Mamet's politica…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:18AM
Monday, January 11, 2021

Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew Is Headed to Broadway by Broadway Direct

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced today that the Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award-nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Tem…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:18PM

Theatre News: Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Final Two Productions for Return to the Stage 2021 – 2022 by David Roberts

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce plans to produce two additional shows for Manhattan Theatre Club‘s 2021-2022 season. In t…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:45AM

Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ Headed To Broadway With Ruben Santiago-Hudson Directing by Greg Evans

The Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud) and directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney) wil…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:40AM
Monday, October 19, 2020

Tony Nominee Anthony Chisholm, Whose Acting Career Took Him Across the World, Dies at 77

Chisholm is best known for starring in August Wilson's plays Jitney and Radio Golf.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:18AM
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Tony Nominee Anthony Chisholm, Acclaimed for August Wilson Plays, Dies at 77 by Lindsey Sullivan

Anthony Chisholm, who received a 2007 Tony Award nomination for his performance in August Wilson's Radio Golf and had a longtime collaboration with the prolific playwright, died on October 1…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:18PM
Friday, October 2, 2020

Denzel Washington Wants Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Film of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson by Lindsey Sullivan

Fresh off the premiere date news and vibrant first look at the film adaptation of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Denzel Washington has shared that The Piano Lesson is the nex…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:18AM
Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadway Games: Six Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM

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