From the first Black character on a U.S. stage and a fire at NYC’s Park Theatre to the birth of the Guthrie in Minneapolis and a protest in D.C., May has been a notable month for theatre.
How ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ grew beyond its downtown roots and changed musical theatre for good.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.
From Broadway’s first three-act play by a Black writer to the beginning of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and August Wilson’s second Pulitzer, past Aprils included an array of theatrical milestones.
In 1918 an outbreak of influenza killed millions and shuttered U.S. theatres—and then one day it was gone.
From Anna Cora Mowatt to James Baldwin, from ‘Children of a Lesser God’ to LMDA, March has had a plethora of theatrical milestones.
The show’s head writer, Leigh Fondakowski, looks back at the groundbreaking piece of documentary theatre and its continued relevance in an era of rising hate crimes.
Since 2000, thousands of productions of ‘The Laramie Project’ have shared Matthew Shepard’s story with communities around the world.
From the death of pioneering dramatist Martha Morton to Virginia Stage’s blizzard-ridden opening, February has been a significant month.
From the birth of Barrymore ancestor Louisa Lane to an honor for Maya drama ‘Rabinal Achí,’ January started the year with a range of theatrical milestones.