2018 marks our 15th Anniversary and we're pulling out all the stops with some of our most ambitious programming to date--working with stellar collaborative partners in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York, and Atlanta! Check in periodically for exciting updates.
*A BRIDGES Arts-Exchange Initiative
Presented by NEWorks Productions
IiIn partnership with the March On Washington Film Festival
Directed by Mark H.
Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY
February 14-17, 2018
A mixed program of music and movement in tribute to the iconic American composer, including the world premiere of Bernstein Tap & Rap*, a modern interpretation of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances, conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr., with book by Duane Richards and choreography by Cartier Williams.
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 6:00pm
A Class of 2018 Directing Thesis Production
with original composition by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Presented by Columbia University School of the Arts,
The Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies
Black History Month Soiree and Official 2018 Collaborative Mann/NEWorks Festival Announcement
featuring the Lincoln University Choir
String Theory Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 6:00pm
Presented by Georgetown University and The Kennedy Center
with music production by NEWorks Productions
Presented as part of the 2018 CPH New Ground Theatre Festival
The Nolan Williams Project: A NEW Musical
Workshop Cycle 2
Original Story, Music, and Lyrics by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Book by Nikkole Salter
Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 5:00pm
Our NEWorks@15 Season
Let Freedom Ring featuring Vanessa Williams
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C.
Monday, January 15, 2018 | 6:00pm
Stirring the Waters
Don't miss this MLK commemorative concert featuring performances by Helen-Hayes-Award-winning songstress Nova Payton, jazz trumpeter Aaron Broadus, soprano Monique Steele Griffith, and the Voices of Inspiration, along with students from the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts, directed by Eric Ruffin.
The Embassy of France, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 8:00pm
Presented by The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
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