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Countdown to the West Coast Premiere of ‘Fat Ham’ At the Geffen Playhouse

Fat Ham

*The cast is gearing up for the Geffen Playhouse’s West Coast premiere of the Broadway production of five-time Tony Award nominee and 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Fat Ham, written by James Ijames (Kill Move Paradise, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington). The Geffen Playhouse West Coast premiere of Saheem Ali’s (Merry Wives, Goddess) Broadway production […]

‘Her Lies, His Secrets’ Stage Play Starring Brian White Coming to Indianapolis February 24

Her Lies His Secrets cast Drew Sidora and Jeremy Meeks

*DP Demarco Plays and the Baron Jay Foundation present the award-winning hit stage production, “Her Lies, His Secrets” at The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 24th,2023. The performance stars Brian J. White (from Scandal & Stomp the Yard), Award-Winning actresses Jasmine Elizabeth and rising star Rasheda Randle. The […]

Jon Michael Hill and Amanda Warren star in provocative new play : The Geffen Playhouse Welcomes Katori Hall’s ‘The Mountaintop’ Through July 9

Amanda Warren stars as Camae in The Mountaintop

*The Mountaintop is a new play that imagines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth after delivering his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts, Elementary) stars as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Amanda Warren (East New York, Gossip Girl) also stars in The Mountaintop as Camae, a young maid at […]

Ojai Playwrights Conference Returns with 25th ‘New Works’ Festival Aug 7-14

*The Ojai Playwrights Conference is announcing 11 playwrights for the 25th Anniversary New Works Festival taking place August 7-14, 2022, in Ojai, CA, marking a return to in-person workshops and live performances after two years of working online. Playwrights and plays set to be part of the OPC New Works Festival include Vivian Barnes, “The […]

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ an Innovative Hit at the Pasadena Playhouse

*What do you get when you mix energy, improv, and raw talent with a hip-hop flair? You get the Tony Award-winning Freestyle Love Supreme! That’s the new show rocking the mic and leaving the audience on tilt at The Pasadena Playhouse. The art of storytelling is elevated to an unpredictable, musical, and theatrical experience thanks […]

Backstage at The Geffen Honors Legends and Raises Funds for the Future

Backstage at Geffen

*LOS ANGELES – The Geffen Playhouse celebrated its 25th Anniversary and raised $1 million for the theater’s education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its signature Backstage at the Geffen annual fundraiser held June 4, it was announced today. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block presented the Distinction in Service Award to pioneering studio executive and philanthropist […]

Geffen Playhouse Welcomes West Coast Premiere of ‘Paradise Blue’

*Geffen Playhouse announces the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Paradise Blue, written by Tony Award-nominated Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) and directed by Stori Ayers (Blood at the Root, The Last O.G.). The cast includes Tyla Abercrumbie (The Chi, Utopia) as Silver, Wendell B. Franklin (The Good Fight, Madame Secretary) as Blue, Alani iLongwe (The Legend of Georgia McBride, […]

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Becomes 7th Play by Black Writers to Grace Broadway (Video)

*Chicken & Biscuits, a new comedy written by Black playwright Douglas Lyons, with a predominantly Black cast, is headed to the Great White Way. The Broadway-bound family comedy, directed by Zhailon Levingston – who at 27 becomes the youngest Black director in Broadway history – is focused on the Jenkins family and a reunion that […]

USPS to Honor Legendary Playwright August Wilson With a Forever Stamp (Video)

*August Wilson is getting a stamp! The award-winning playwright will receive one of the nation’s highest honors when he appears on a U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp, to be dedicated Jan. 28 on USPS’ Facebook and Twitter pages. One of America’s greatest playwrights, Wilson is hailed as a trailblazer for helping to bring nonmusical African […]

LAWTF, Founded By Seven Amazing Women, Still Going Strong 25 Years Later!

*These folks know how to put on a show! That was the resounding quote heard by many leaving the grounds of the beautiful Barnsdall Gallery in the Hollywood Hills recently, as the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival wrapped their 25th Annual Gala appropriately themed, Legacy and Destiny. Generally, the Festival recognizes legendary women — some […]