November recalls the play Lincoln first saw Booth in, Kern’s Princess Theatre musicals, a Puerto Rican literary godfather, a gospel Oedipus musical, and a century-defining epic.
July brings a myriad of stories from theatre’s past, from an actress who witnessed Lincoln’s assassination to the a grounbreaking Deaf-and-hearing production on Broadway.
From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.
What have centenary commemorations of our most popular playwright had to say about us and our aspirations?
Among the bounty of items in the Ransom Center’s exhibit about the Bard will be the assassin’s script for ‘Richard III.’
From a shooting at a theatre to the founding of one, from government crackdowns to government funds, a look back at previous Aprils in the American theatre.
Cynthia von Buhler’s immersive play uses Edwin Booth’s former residence as a stage for a history lesson, as well as a way to bring revenue to the struggling club.