Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Theatre/Stage

Kafé Kirk is Kirk Whalum's love letter to his hometown, as well as a chance to bring some of the musically gifted friends he's made over the years to Memphis. But he's also made a holiday tradition of "The...
Tickets for the history-making production of  “To Kill a Mockingbird” go on sale Friday (May 20) for the premiere Memphis engagement at the Orpheum Theatre on August 16-21. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett...
By Andy Meek, High Ground News If you closed your eyes right now and tried to imagine an opera performance - from the players on stage to the musicians, the director and the hired hands behind the scenes - chances...
By Tracy Sow, Special to TSDMemphis.com “Crib” is the very realistic story of an African-American female professor, Tracy, in a fierce battle for her tenure in an engaging play being staged at Theatre Works. Tracy (Lisa Williams) faces off with her emotionally charged star-student athlete Rajon...
Hattiloo Theatre, one of only four freestanding Black repertory theatres in the U.S., plans to open Hattiloo Theatre School, a barrier-free and equitable theatre program for kids, youth, seniors and people with diverse abilities. According to an announcement this week,...
After accepting an Emmy Sunday night for his role as a producer on the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which won the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) award, John Legend became the first black man to collect...
Directed by Ruby O’Gray, “A Trio of Comedies Written by Women” will run debut Oct. 12 and through Oct. 14 at TheatreWorks @ the Evergreen located at 1705 Poplar Ave. The Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis Production is being hosted...
By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated Dancer Rachel Watson-Jih was drifting off to sleep in her Brooklyn, New York, brownstone earlier this year when her husband became alarmed and shook her awake. Watson-Jih had begun flinching as she recalled the...
Bryan Tyree Henry is most commonly known for his portrayal of Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in FX’s hit tv series Atlanta alongside co-star Donald Glover. But the North Carolina-born star has a resume that shows an exceptional amount of range,...