Archive | January, 2014

August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, Featuring Tony Nominee Felicia P. Fields, Begins Performances Jan. 9 in Chicago

27 Jan

061206Celebs22ARAugust Wilson’s Seven Guitars, Featuring Tony Nominee Felicia P. Fields, Begins Performances Jan. 9 in Chicago

Chicago’s Court Theatre presents August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, with performances beginning Jan. 9 prior to an official opening Jan. 18.

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Phylicia Rashad directs August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton

20 Jan

Phylicia Rashad directs August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ at the McCarter Theatre in PrincetonPhylicia Rashad bw

“Rashad rose to fame as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and has maintained a strong presence in the theater. In 2004, she became the first African-American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress in a play for “A Raisin in the Sun,” which she reprised on television in 2008.”

Poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79

13 Jan

ByAmiri Baraka Mike Downing

Poet-playwright Amiri Baraka dies at 79.

Baraka was a key influence on August Wilson.

Obituary link here.

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