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Photo Flash: AKEELAH AND THE BEE’s Johannah Easley, Charles Randolph-Wright and More Celebrate Opening at Arena Stage

By: BWW News Desk Photo Credit: Cameron Whitman Link to original article: Broadway World Fresh off its world-premiere run in Minneapolis, Children’s Theatre Company’s new production about an 11-year-old spelling prodigy comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The show is adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Cheryl L. West […]

This Theater Director Will Have Two Major Plays Showing in DC at the Same Time

Charles Randolph-Wright directed ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ and ‘Motown the Musical.’ By Elizabeth Elving | October 28, 2015 Link to the article here The two shows have more than a director in common. Akeelah is based on the 2006 film about a girl from a public housing project whose brains and resilience lead her to […]

‘Born for This’ musical follows ‘PTL Club’ singers BeBe and CeCe Winans

By Peter Marks Theater critic October 21 at 6:46 PM As impressionable teenagers, BeBe Winans and his sister CeCe traveled a remarkable God-focused path, from a ­gospel-infused Pentecostal home in Detroit to the stage of a Christian television ministry in Charlotte, presided over by none other than Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Now their improbable […]

NBC plans Stevie Wonder-produced miniseries about the Underground Railroad

BY ESTHER ZUCKERMAN • @EZWRITES source:   NBC announced that it is producing an eight-hour miniseries about love stories on the Underground Railroad, with Stevie Wonder serving as executive producer. The miniseries, titled Freedom Run, is an adaptation of Betty DeRamus’s 2005 book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad. It will focus on three “specific epic journeys and […]

Ruth Johnson, York Teacher and Black Activist

BY ANDREW DYS adys@heraldonline.com   Ruth Johnson, an English teacher and activist for racial equality in western York County for decades, and mother of award winning writer/director Charles Randolph-Wright, died Thursday. She was 85. Johnson taught for years at the segregated Jefferson School in York, then at York Comprehensive High School after schools were integrated. […]