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A feel-good family funeral

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two Broadway transfers, Chicken & Biscuits and Is This a Room. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Douglas Lyons’s “Chicken & Biscuits,” the third of an unprecedented eight shows by Black playwrights that are set to open on Broadway this season, bills itself as “a feel-good comedy that will feed your soul.” This production, which is extremely well directed by Zhailon Levingston, originated at a theater in Queens but was forced to close after less than two weeks bec...
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‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Playwright Douglas Lyons Says Black ‘Audiences Are Changing What Broadway Is’

The Circle in the Square Theatre — a Broadway house that last opened a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” — transformed on Sunday in the ebullient and nourishing setting of a Black church as “Chicken & Biscuits,” a new comedy by Douglas Lyons, took its opening-night bow. Attended by guests including Lynn Nottage, Molly Wingwald, Jessie Mueller, Krysta […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Oklahoma, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Douglas Lyons, Chicken & Biscuits, Lynn Nottage Molly Wingwald Jessie Mueller Krysta

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Review: A Feast of Black Joy on Broadway 

“Chicken & Biscuits” is a feast of a production, and there is enough sustenance and libation for the entire family. Zhailon Levingston, who at 27-years-old becomes the youngest Black director in Broadway history, brings to life Douglas Lyons’ new Broadway play, with a brilliant script that’s fresh, relatable and laugh-out-loud funny.    A funeral is not […]
Tags: Reviews, Broadway, Norm Lewis, Michael Urie, Douglas Lyons, Chicken & Biscuits, Circle In The Square, Zhailon Levingston

Carly Hughes, Zhailon Levingston and More Join Next Wave Initiative's First Summer Programming

Founded by Douglas Lyons Beautiful, Beau, The Next Wave Initiative is a developmental branch of The Directors Company, committed to amplifying future Black voices in The American Theatre. On July 1st, at 7pm EST, NWI will host its first Zoom-Room Series 'To be Young, Gifted, Black...and cast.' [Author: Chloe Rabinowitz]
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Musical Theatre Factory's TUNE IN TUESDAYS Continues With Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's BEAU

Musical Theatre FactoryTune In Tuesdays continues on May 5 with Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's BEAU.BEAU had a rousing launch production at the 25th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival last year after development with MTF, The Directors Company, Lincoln Center, Roundabout Theatre Company and Bucks County Playhouse. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Broadway Veteran Jeb Brown, Spiderman, Beautiful sings 'By Your Side' in the fifth episode of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar's 'Beau Quarantined Concerts'. Beau tells the story of musician Ace Baker, who at 12 discovered the grandfather his mother intended to keep a secret a man who changed Ace's life forever by putting a guitar in his hand, and self-love in his heart. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube, Douglas Lyons, Ethan D Pakchar, Jeb Brown, Ace Baker


Ben Roseberry, currently Ed on Broadway in Disney'sThe Lion King,kicks off Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar's 'Beau Quarantined Concerts'. The song 'Comin' Home' is from their new musicalBeau,whichtells the story of Ace Baker, who at 12 discovers the grandfather his mother intended to keep a secret. A man who changes Ace's life forever by putting a guitar in his hand, andself-love in his heart. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Broadway, Baker, Stage Tube, Douglas Lyons, Ben Roseberry, Ethan Pakchar

Stars of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, HAMILTON and WAITRESS to Sing Songs by Lyons & Pakchar at Rockwood Music Hall

Stars of Broadway's Once on This Island, Hamilton and Waitress will join contemporary composing team Douglas Lyons amp Ethan D. Pakchar in concert August 28th at Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 2. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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