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Lynn Nottage honored by NY Library years after ‘painful’ incident

This library tribute was overdue. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage was honored at the New York Public Library’s Library Lions black-tie gala on Monday night — eight years after a “painful” incident in which the acclaimed New York-born writer was “rebuffed” by the institution based on the color of her skin. Library president Anthony W. Marx revealed the “profoundly unsettling” incident during the awards ceremony — after medals were handed out to Nottage, as well as columnist Charles M. Blow, musician Laurie Anderson and others. “I would like to conclude by thanking Lynn Nottage. Lynn and I first met in 2014, when she had...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Jovan Adepo, Juliana Canfield Starring as Abolitionists William and Ellen Craft in ‘Everlasting Yea!,’ Co-Directed by Lynn Nottage, Tony Gerber (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. Emmy nominee Jovan Adepo and Juliana Canfield have signed on to star as abolitionists William and Ellen Craft in the upcoming movie “Everlasting Yea!” Co-written and co-directed by Lynn Nottage and Tony Gerber, the feature follows the “epic and deeply human” love story of the Crafts, as the couple rise to fame in the Abolitionist movement following their bold and perilous escape from slavery. Set in the “free” North before the Civil War, “Everlasting Yea!” unveils the incredible untold true story as the Crafts “must negotiate their unwanted celebrity, their young marriage, and their...
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CBS News

Tony Awards Red Carpet: Lynn Nottage

CBS2's Dave Carlin spoke to Tony nominee Lynn Nottage on the red carpet of the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Nottage is nominated for Best Play for "Clyde's" and Best Book of a Musical for "MJ."
phillyfunguide.com

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage at The Stagecrafters Theater

This Philadelphia and regional premiere is a biting comedic satire from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage, focused on Vera Stark, aspiring film actress. She is determined and talented, but, in 1933 Hollywood, a woman of color is offered a string of roles as slaves, maids, cooks, and mammies. Public recognition...
PHILADELPHIA, PA
americantheatre.org

The Subtext: Lynn Nottage, Learning From Every Job

This month Brian talks to the prolific and decorated playwright about her early struggles and triumphs, and that time she got stuck in the Lincoln Center bathroom. Each month Brian James Polak (he/him) talks to playwrights about the things usually left unsaid. In conversations that dive into life’s muck, we learn what irks, agitates, motivates, inspires and—ultimately—what makes writers tick.
womenandhollywood.com

Black Women on Broadway Will Present Inaugural Awards to Lynn Nottage, Qween Jean, & Kara Young

Since 2019, Broadway mainstays Danielle Brooks, Jocelyn Bioh, and Amber Iman have been working to create a support network for Black women working in theater. The trio launched the “Black Women on Broadway” Instagram account two years ago and have connected with their community virtually since the onslaught of COVID. Now, they’re preparing to present their first-ever awards. According to Variety, the inaugural Black Women on Broadway awards ceremony will be held at the rooftop lounge of New York’s Empire Hotel on June 6. Playwright Lynn Nottage (“Sweat”), costume designer Qween Jean (“What to Send Up When It Goes Down”), and actress Kara Young (“Clyde’s”) are the org’s first honorees.
NEW YORK STATE
Daily Herald

'A Strange Loop' earns 11 Tony nominations, Lynn Nottage earns two

NEW YORK -- "A Strange Loop," Michael R. Jackson's critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical. Jackson's 2020 Pulitzer Prize drama winner about a Black gay man writing a...
IOWA STATE
Daily Herald

'Paradise Square' earns 10 Tony nominations, playwright Lynn Nottage earns two

NEW YORK -- "A Strange Loop," Michael R. Jackson's critically cheered theater meta-journey earned a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Monday as Broadway joined the national discussion of race by embracing an envelope-pushing Black-written and Black-led musical. Jackson's 2020 Pulitzer Prize drama winner about a Black gay man writing a...
CHICAGO, IL

The Rep announces full 2022-23 season, with plays by Lynn Nottage, Neil Simon, Frank Loesser

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced its upcoming season this morning, to feature Neil Simon’s 1993 comedy “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” starring Arkansas actor Judge Reinhold; a reimagining of Frank Loesser’s 1950 musical blockbuster “Guys & Dolls;” a black box production of Duncan McMillan’s 2013 play “Every Brilliant Thing,” the movie-famous musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a 2021 dark comedy about a sandwich shop from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and “Flex,” a digital production from up-and-coming Arkansas playwright Candrice Jones. The full lineup and details:
LITTLE ROCK, AR
CHICAGO READER

Lynn Nottage makes it work

If you’re up for journeys to the suburbs this weekend, it’s possible to see two plays by Lynn Nottage; Sweat, which earned Nottage her second Pulitzer Prize in 2017, is closing Sunday in Aurora at Paramount Theatre’s new Copley black-box space. (Reader contributor Catey Sullivan called the production, directed by Andrea J. Dymond, “gripping” and noted, “Nottage’s white, working-class characters provide vivid, eerily specific foreshadowing of the MAGA/white supremacist movement exponentially emboldened under the 45th president.”) And her 2003 play, Intimate Apparel, about a Black woman, Esther, working as a seamstress in New York in 1905, is currently getting a revival under Tasia A. Jones’s direction at Skokie’s Northlight Theatre.
AURORA, IL
ursinus.edu

Ursinus Theater Presents “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage

Sweat, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage that explores the far-reaching impacts of economic disparity and issues of race, class, and gender, is coming to the Ursinus College stage this month. Performances are March 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center on the Ursinus College campus.
COLLEGEVILLE, PA