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August Wilson's Jitney in its Broadway Debut: A Review

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now, a dozen years after his death, August Wilson is on a roll. Maybe the wide release of the movie of his stage play Fences will bring him a posthumo...

Aisle View: Car Service

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Brandon J. Dirden and John Douglas Thompson in August Wilson's Jitney Photo: Joan Marcus The voice of August Wilson is heard in the land once mo...

Jitney: A Comfortable Ride

Danny Groner | Posted 01.19.2017 | New York
Danny Groner

August Wilson might be best known for Fences but the Broadway debut of Jitney it's clear the late playwright has a whole lot more to offer. It takes...

Aisle View: 'Honey in the Honeycomb'

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.12.2017 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Michael Potts and LaChanze in the Encores! presentation of Cabin in the Sky. Photo: Joan Marcus There's "honey in the honeycomb"--and "jelly in the...

John Legend and Common Sing Selma's "Glory" at the Metropolitan Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bracing an icy rain, Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Gayle King, Tamron Hall, and many ot...

Interview: Keeping August Wilson Alive

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If there was a Mount Rushmore for the faces of America's greatest playwrights, Ruben Santiago-Hudson says, August Wilson's face would be among them.

Theater: August Wilson Cycle Launches At Greene Space

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

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.

Brennan Williams

'Stick Fly': Playing On The Perception Of America

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

Since opening on Broadway on December 8, the new play "Stick Fly," written by Lydia R. Diamond, has played to enthusiastic audiences and garnered crit...

Alicia Keys Scores With Stick Fly

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys scores with Stick Fly in her debut as a Broadway producer. Stick Fly may be best described as television's The Cosby Show meets Academy Award-winner Crash (2005).

On the Culture Front: Food Film Fest, Shakespeare in the Park, and Next to Normal

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

With the warmer weather and some traveling, I've been getting a bit behind on my cultural coverage around the city. Last weekend, the Food Film Festiv...