NEW YORK — “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” is not a play. Or that’s not what the breakthrough work was called by its author, Ntozake Shange. Her word was “choreopoem,” and any production of “For Colored Girls,” like the major revival now in previews a…

NEW YORK — A promising buzz of suspense stirs the opening moments of “The Wrong Man,” Ross Golan’s solemn new chamber musical, which opened Wednesday at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space in Manhattan. A lone, ominous whistle; a searchlight raking the darkness; a throng of tense-bodied m…

As part of the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s free performance series, dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company did “In Motion, In Place” on the rooftops surrounding Logan Circle. This will be followed by a week-long series of free outdoor performances. The company will continue the week-lo…

NEW YORK — The first day of rehearsal on Broadway usually goes like this: Circle up. Make introductions. Offer thanks, express optimism, maybe crack a joke. Clear the room of onlookers, and off you go.

Two musicals and two dramas produced by Philadelphia-area stage companies lead the nominations for this year’s Barrymore Awards for excellence in professional theater, announced Monday. Arden Theatre Company’s bold winter production of August Wilson’s intense and spiritual “Gem of the Ocean”…

Once he realized he was meant to be a performer, J.B. Smoove moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” as well as featured guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.”

Odunde celebrated its 44th year on Sunday, June 9 in South Philadelphia with lots of young and old attendees enjoying the soul food, Caribbean fare, vendors, music and colors from all over the Diaspora. MORE PHOTOS AT PHILLYTRIB.COM — PHOTOS BY RON GRAY/TRIBUNE