Previews begin for Norah Ephron's LUCKY GUY with direction by George C. Wolfe and starring Tom Hanks.
LUCKY GUY: Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut as the late controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, which dramatizes the story of McAlary's meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.
Stephen Tyrone Williams is featured as Abner Louima.
LUCKY GUY will play a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre with an opening night on April 1, 2013. Previews begin March 1.
Signature Theatre's revival of Athol Fugard's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! has been nominated for five AUDELCO Awards inclduing:
Best Costume Design - Karen Perry
Best Direction - Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Best Lead Actor - James A. Williams
Best Lead Actor - Stephen Tyrone Williams
Vivian Robinson AUDELCO recognizes excellence in black theatre. The 40th Anniversary awards ceremony happens Monday, November 19, 2012 7:00PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street NYC.
Atlantic Theater Company
The New York Premiere of Simon Stephen's HARPER REGAN begins performances; produced by Atlantic Theater Company with direction by Gaye Taylor Upchurch.One strange evening. Harper Regan (Mary B. McCann) decides to walk away from her husband, her daughter and her home. She tells no one where she's going or whether she's ever coming back. She tosses family, history and fate straight up in the air, and it looks like she might be one for good.
-Atlantic Theater Company
HARPER REGAN runs September 20 - October 28 at the Linda Gross Theatre on West 20th Street in NYC.
Stephen Tyrone Williams is featured as Tobias Rich.
The New Group
Rehearsals begin for the World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's BURNING. Artistic Director of The New Group, Scott Elliott directs.BURNING: In emotionally charged intersecting stories, a contemporary black painter (Peter), who depicts shocking racial violence in his art but hides his race from the press, goes to Berlin for a gallery show. And in the mid-'80s an ambitious teenage boy, comes to New York to become an actor and is taken in by a gay couple as they are preparing the debut of a new Broadway play.
-The New Group
Stephen Tyrone Williams stars as Peter.
HARTFORD STAGEpresentsAugust Wilson'sGEM OF THE OCEAN
Rehearsals begin for August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN at Hartford Stage with Novella Nelson and Tony Award winner Roger Robinson.
Associate artistic director Hana S. Sharif will direct GEM OF THE OCEAN, which will run May 12 - June 5.
GEM OF THE OCEAN: In 1904, Citizen Barlow comes to the home of a former slave and 'soul cleanser,' Aunt Ester, who sets him off on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Stephen Tyrone Williams stars as Citizen Barlow.
photo by Sandra Coudert
Adam Rapp's HALLWAY TRILOGY running Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre extends until March 27th.
HALLWAY TRILOGY is a three-part presentation: ROSE takes place in 1953, on the day following the death of Eugene O'Neill, PARAFFIN is set on the first evening of the 2003 New York City blackout and NURSING is set in 2053 in a disease-free New York.
Stephen Tyrone Williams is featured in PARAFFIN and NURSING.