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Posts Tagged ‘theatre’

21 Apr. 2016

BROADWAY Announcement!


Patina Miller and Andrew Rannells co-host the TONY nominations announcement, Tuesday, May 3rd, from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel NOMINATIONS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON TONYAWARDS.COM & CBS THIS MORNING #Talk2SV — The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement will be co-hosted by Tony Award winner and star of CBS’ “Madam Secretary” Patina Miller and Tony […]

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13 Nov. 2015

2015 Steinberg Playwright Award named


Dominique Morisseau and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins have been chosen to receive the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Award from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Steinberg Playwright Awards are presented biennially to playwrights in early and middle stages of their careers, who have distinctive and compelling voices, and whose current bodies of work exhibit exceptional talent […]

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21 Apr. 2015

HEAD OF PASSES, faith and then some


Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on his stirring HEAD OF PASSES Imagine the powerful prose of Lorraine Hansberry, the genteel tenacity of August Wilson and the intellectual prowess of James Baldwin all reincarnated in the body of a contemporary African American playwright, hailed creative genius before his 30th birthday.  I describe the composite of Tarell Alvin […]

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28 Feb. 2015

New play brings truth to power for young women


Tracie Collins puts action to her words.  This Bay Area playwright is known for championing issues surrounding equality for women and race relations. As an actress, writer, producer and director, Collins is unafraid of transparency and the controversial social injustices that plague communities.  Her current body of work Cold Piece of Werk, explores the real-life human sex […]

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16 Jun. 2014

Hip Hop on Broadway, Kenny Leon breaks new ground


Monday, June 16, marked the 43rd birthday of the late hip hop, improvisational street poet, inner city legend and international icon, Tupac Shakur. When describing 2Pac, it is convenient to reach for words from contemporary jargon, held beliefs by distant observers; but to know him was to explore his lyrics, his rhymes and poetry, his […]

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05 Feb. 2013

Broadway hit at SF Playhouse, Carl Lumbly stars


The San Francisco Playhouse continues its celebration of their 10th season. The company has moved into larger, remodeled digs, 450 Post Street @ Powell (formerly the home of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre) opening to appreciative audiences. Up next, a stirring production of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2011 Broadway hit, The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Acclaimed […]

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19 Oct. 2012

John Beasley’s Walk of Faith


TV Land –one of America’s beloved cable networks– continues with a string of popular sitcoms that showcase relatable slice-of-life scenarios.  One such show is The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer (Original Kings of Comedy, Barbershop movie franchise) and Niecy Nash (TV’s Reno 911, Clean House). Cedric, as Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a former R&B […]

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