Jesse Tyler Ferguson earned the Tony for best supporting actor in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, the first of many Hollywood stars who took home awards at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday. Phylicia Rashad won best supporting actress in a play for Skeleton Crew, her second Tony win. “You don’t come to this place alone,” said Rashad, thanking playwright Dominique Morisseau and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson.More from The Hollywood ReporterTony Awards Analysis: Voters Spread the Love on a Night Likely to Boost Broadway's Box OfficesTony Awards: 'Six' Co-Creator Toby Marlow Becomes First Nonbinary Composer-Lyricist to Win Best...
Phylicia Rashad became a two-time Tony Award winner for her performance as Faye in Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew. Portraying a worker at an auto plant about to go bankrupt, Rashad’s […] The post Phylicia Rashad Wins 2nd Tony Award appeared first on The Washington Informer.
DC: Nancy Pelosi Honors Clive Davis with Lincoln Medal at Ford’s Theater, Phylicia Rashad Salutes Congressman James E. Clyburn
The news arrives slowly from Washington DC but when it does, it’s big!. Over last weekend, the amazing Speaker of the House (and preserver of our lives) Nancy Pelosi presented music industry legend Clive Davis with the Lincoln Medal at Ford’s Theater. Phylicia Rashad honored the great South Carolina congressman James E. Clyburn.
Phylicia Rashad leads a revival of Pearl Cleage's play about artists and activists at the convergence of the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance.
Wendy Raquel Robinson To Host Black Out Night For “Blues For An Alabama Sky” Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Center Theatre Group has announced a Black Out Night for the Friday, April 8, 2022, 8 p.m. performance of “Blues for an Alabama” at the Mark Taper Forum. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson will begin the night with a pre-show address welcoming the audience into the theatre for this special performance of “Blues for an Alabama Sky” intended for Black-identifying theatregoers. In order to continue the conversation and celebration of Black artists, the performance will be followed by a reception in front of the Taper on the Jerry Moss Plaza (formerly Music Center Plaza) featuring live music.
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The late star, who was nominated last year for Best Actor in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was acknowledged during Tuesday morning's announcements when, during the livestream, actress Phylicia Rashad presented the nominees for Best Actor with students at Howard University. Rashad, 73, is the dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard.
Although Broadway’s “Skeleton Crew” takes place in 2008 Detroit, its story is more timely than ever. Set entirely in a Detroit auto factory’s break room, four co-workers gossip, joke and share their worries about nagging rumors that their plant might shut down. Reviews have singled out...
The playwright Dominique Morisseau knows what she is doing. That’s clear not only because she says it so convincingly in her Playbill note for Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Skeleton Crew,” but because she writes this moving drama with pristine delicacy and develops its characters with rigorous detail and tact. Under the masterful direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Skeleton Crew” presents a vibrant cast, poetic dialogue and profoundly layered storytelling that move the audience to audibly engage. After a successful run Off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2016, Morisseau’s final installment of her blistering Detroit trilogy (also including “Detroit ’67”...
In the most cramped of times – days as economically and emotionally pinched as the ones we’re living through now, and the ones we survived (or didn’t) in 2008 – theater can remind us of, or point the way to, some sense of emotional generosity, of expansive spirit, of connection. Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew does all that and more, finding hope in the unlikeliest of places, like a cluttered, ramshackle break room of a noisy, about-to-fail factory in an about-to-fail city like Detroit. Directed with vitality by Ruben Santiago-Hudson – his second victory this Broadway season following the fall’s Lackawanna Blues...
For the past few months, we’ve all read daily headlines about unhappy employees quitting their jobs. But, deep down, we all know these people are the exception, not the rule. Meanwhile, even as we relentlessly order from Amazon, so many folks are stuck in the same troubling situation that plague the beleaguered Detroit automobile factory workers who populate Dominique Morriseau’s outstanding drama “Skeleton Crew,” now getting a belated Broadway debut under Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s sublime direction at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Read Full Review.