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Photos: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, John Earl Jelks, Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm, S. Epatha Merkerson, Taraji P. Henson, Jesse L. Martin, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Kenny Leon and More Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series at The Greene Space in NY, Aug. 26-Sept. 28, 2013

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The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle Plays, in partnership with the August Wilson Estate.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, artistic director of the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series, kicks off this historic undertaking at the helm of Wilson’s Tony-nominated Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Monday, August 26 and concludes with Radio Golf on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Indira Etwaroo is the Executive Producer.

Through the support of Signature Sponsor Lincoln Motor Company and other funders, the plays will be presented in the order they originally premiered at The Greene Space, an intimate performance space and broadcast studio in Downtown Manhattan, in front of live studio audiences. The Green Space is located at 44 Charlton Street (corner of Varick Street) in New York.

Stephen McKinley Henderson. Photo by Lia Chang

Stephen McKinley Henderson. Photo by Lia Chang

The August Wilson American Century Cycle recording series has assembled an artistic team composed almost entirely of “Wilson Warriors,” directors and actors who have worked on an August Wilson production previously — including some who worked with Wilson personally — to participate in this unprecedented project. The recordings will preserve the musicality and style of African American cultural expression that Wilson so eloquently captured.

Some of the foremost Wilson interpreters have signed on to direct, including Tony nominee Kenny Leon, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, Michele Shay, and Marion McClinton, as well as close Wilson collaborators Tony winner Santiago-Hudson and Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, who also serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the project.

Leslie Uggams and John Earl Jelks at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Leslie Uggams and John Earl Jelks at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

The readings will feature many actors reprising the roles they performed on stage, including Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Ruby in King Hedley II; Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Anthony Chisholm (“Oz,” Premium Rush) as Fielding in Jitney and Elder Barlow in Radio Golf; Brandon Dirden (“The Big C,” “House of Payne”) in his Obie Award-winning role as Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson; Russell Hornsby (“Grimm,” Shameless) as King Hedley in King Hedley II; Emmy Award winner Keith David (Crash, Armageddon) as Seth Holly in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Ebony Joann as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Canewell in Seven Guitars; John Earl Jelks in his Tony nominated role as Sterling Johnson in Radio Golf; Roslyn Ruff (Rachel Getting Married, The Help) as Berniece in The Piano Lesson, among others.

In the dressing room at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, with the men of Two Trains Running: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, James A. Williams, Owiso Odera, John Earl Jelks and Anthony Chisholm in costumes by Karen Perry on March 3, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

In the dressing room at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, with the men of Two Trains Running: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, James A. Williams, Owiso Odera, John Earl Jelks and Anthony Chisholm in costumes by Karen Perry on March 3, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Other Wilson actors will take on new roles, including Tony Award nominee S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order,” Lincoln) as Bertha in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Wendell Pierce (Treme, “The Wire”) as Red Carter in Seven Guitars.

S. Epatha Merkerson and Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013.  Photo by Lia Chang

S. Epatha Merkerson and Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, “Person of Interest”) and Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order,” Rent) will make their Wilson debuts as Molly Cunningham in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Lyons in Fences, respectively.

The readings will be scored with original music by Grammy-nominated composer Bill Sims, Jr. and other composers who worked with Wilson. The recordings will be audio produced by award-winning writer, librettist and audio theater director, Arthur Yorinks.

The Ford Foundation is the lead philanthropic funder of the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Project.

“This landmark recording of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle is the kind of project we hoped for when we launched The Greene Space five years ago,” said Laura Walker, CEO and President, New York Public Radio. “It’s an honor that the August Wilson Estate has placed such confidence in us, and we are grateful to the Lincoln Motor Company and the Ford Foundation for their support on this project.”

Laura Walker, CEO and President, New York Public Radio, August Wilson's wife Constanza Romero and their daughter Azula Carmen Wilson, Indira Etwaroo, Executive Producer, Michele Shay and Phylicia Rashad at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Laura Walker, CEO and President, New York Public Radio, August Wilson’s wife Constanza Romero and their daughter Azula Carmen Wilson, Indira Etwaroo, Executive Producer, Michele Shay and Phylicia Rashad at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

“It has taken years to get to this moment,” said Indira Etwaroo, Executive Producer, who conceptualized this project and worked with Constanza Romero, Executor of the Estate and Wilson’s widow to secure the rights to record all 10 plays. “Wilson’s American Century Cycle captures 100 years of African American life through the searing, poetic, personal stories of everyday people. The significance of it all coming to fruition during the year of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington is not lost on any of us. In recording these works, we are chronicling the history of a whole people, as written by a man who understood the power of telling a story.”

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Artistic Director of the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org.  Photo by Lia Chang

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Artistic Director of the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org. Photo by Lia Chang

“It’s an extraordinary responsibility to lead this historic undertaking of documenting and preserving for generations to come not just the words, but the sound of August’s majestic ode to African American life in the 20th Century,” said Santiago-Hudson. “For those of us who had the privilege to work on a Wilson project while he was alive, it was life-changing. Stephen (McKinley Henderson) and I are deeply touched that so many who knew and collaborated with Wilson have stepped forward to join us on this extraordinary tribute to our hero. He was a man, a writer, an artist who forever changed the landscape of American theater.”

Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

“Lincoln’s spirit is rooted in individuality and creativity,” said Shawn Thompson, Lincoln Multicultural Marketing Manager. “This partnership allows us to continue in our efforts to celebrate visionaries and create a like-minded community. We recently announced the Lincoln Reimagine Project as a way to collaborate with, sponsor and support culturally progressive individuals and their vision for making old new again through a celebration of all things reinvented. Our involvement with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space on the August Wilson American Century Cycle readings is yet another opportunity for us to continue in our efforts while also introducing our new premium midsize sedan, the 2013 MKZ to this audience.”

Marsha Stephanie Blake at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Marsha Stephanie Blake at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Cultural partners from around the country include Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT), The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York, NY), Signature Theatre (New York, NY), Two Rivers Theatre (Red Bank, NJ), True Colors Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA), Seattle Repertory Theater Company (Seattle, WA), and Portland Stage (Portland, ME).

New York City Department of Education’s Theater Department will partner with The Greene Space to enable public school students to experience the first recording sessions of these readings. Many will also participate in a pre-show workshop to explore Wilson’s contributions to the American theater canon.

TICKETS / VIDEO WEBCASTS / RADIO BROADCASTS
Tickets are $40, and may be purchased at www.thegreenespace.org.

Viewers across the country and around the world will be able to watch via live video webcasts at www.thegreenespace.org. Cultural partner Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank, NJ, home to many productions of August Wilson plays, will also offer live video webcasts at www.trtc.org.

WNYC 93.9 FM will broadcast select recordings on Sundays beginning in January 2014. WNYC will also make the recordings plays available for radio broadcast on other public radio stations.

About the plays
Wilson’s 10-play cycle chronicles the African American experience in the 20th century with each play set in a different decade. The cycle begins in the early 1900s, when wounds from slavery and the Civil War were still fresh, and closes in the 1990s, when even a large and increasingly influential black middle class would not escape persistent racial tensions. Two of the plays, Fences and The Piano Lesson, were recognized with Pulitzer Prizes.

A list of the plays, dates and cast lists follows:
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Aug. 26 at 7 PM
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in Chicago in the 1920s. The play explores issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. This recorded reading will include live music.”

Ebony Jo-Ann, Ruben Santiago_Hudson, John Earl Jelks and Stephen Tyrone Williams. Photo by Lia Chang

Ebony Jo-Ann, Ruben Santiago_Hudson, John Earl Jelks and Stephen Tyrone Williams. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
David Margulies……………………………Sturdyvant
Tuck Milligan…………………………………….Irvin
Charles Weldon…………………………………Cutler
Clarke Peters…………………………………..Toledo
Harvy Blanks……………………………….Slow Drag
Ebony Jo-Ann…………………………..…Ma Rainey
Joniece Abbott-Pratt………………..…….Dussie Mae
Jonathan Majors………………………..…… Sylvester

Anthony Chisholm and David Margulies at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Anthony Chisholm and David Margulies at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Fences
Aug. 28 at 7 PM
“Fences is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Troy, a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete who, at 53, is struggling to provide for his family. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.”

Directed by Kenny Leon
Eugene Lee………………………………… Jim Bono
Jesse L. Martin………………………………….Lyons
Ray Anthony Thomas………………………….Gabriel
Jonathan Majors………………………………….Cory

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Sept. 4 at 7 PM
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is set in Pittsburgh in the 1910’s. The play chronicles the lives of a few freed former enslaved African Americans and deals with themes of identity, migration and the conflicts of racism and discrimination.”

John Douglas Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

John Douglas Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Keith David………………………………..Seth Holly
Taraji P. Henson……………….… Molly Cunningham
S. Epatha Merkerson……………………. Bertha Holly
Roger Robinson……………………….……… Bynum
Raynor Scheine………………….……Rutherford Selig
Jason Dirden…………………….……..Jeremy Furlow
John Douglas Thompson……….……..Harold Loomis
January LaVoy………………….……Mattie Campbell
Niles Martells………………….………Reuben Mercer
Alexis Holt…………………….………..Zonia Loomis
Phylicia Rashad to Helm August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum at The Music Center, April 24 – June 9, 2013

The Piano Lesson
Sept. 9 at 7 PM
The Piano Lesson is set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression. The play deals with themes of family legacy, and tells the story of the Charles family and a brother and sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano they own – keep or sell it. The play won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.”

Chuck Cooper, Jason Dirden, Brandon Dirden and Roslyn Ruff in Signature's revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Photo by Joan Marcus

Chuck Cooper, Jason Dirden, Brandon Dirden and Roslyn Ruff in Signature’s revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Photo by Joan Marcus

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
DOAKER…………..James A. Williams
BOY WILLIE………Brandon Dirden
LYMON……………Jason Dirden
BERNIECE………..Roslyn Ruff
MARETHA………..Alexis Holt
AVERY……………Eric Lenox Abrams
WINING BOY…….Chuck Cooper
GRACE……………Mandi Masden
Signature’s Off-Broadway Revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, helmed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, runs October 30 -December 9, 2012

Owiso Odera as 'Sterling'. Photo by Lia Chang

Owiso Odera as ‘Sterling’. Photo by Lia Chang

Two Trains Running
Sept. 11 at 7 PM
Two Trains Running is set in 1969 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. It tells the story of a local diner owner who fights to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. His regulars must deal with racial inequality and the turbulent, changing times.”

Directed by Michele Shay and featuring Keith Randolph Smith, Ron Cephas Jones, James A. Williams, Owiso Odera, Leon Anthony Chisholm, Harvy Blanks and Tracie Thoms.
Photos: All-Access Pass to August Wilson’s Two Trains Running with John Earl Jelks, Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Anthony Chisholm, Owiso Odera, Roslyn Ruff and James A. Williams

Seven Guitars
Sept. 13 at 7 PM
Seven Guitars is set in 1948. A Blues singer just released from prison is asked to sign a record deal after a song he recorded months before becomes an unexpected hit. He is ready to right the past year’s wrongs and return to Chicago with a new understanding of what’s important in his life. Unfortunately his means of righting wrongs are inherently flawed.”

Directed by Stephen McKinley Henderson, and featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Brenda Pressley, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Aunjanue Ellis, Lou Ferguson, Harry Lennix and Cassandra Freeman.

Jitney
Sept. 16 at 7 PM
Jitney is set in a worn-down gypsy cab station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early autumn 1977. It tells the story of men hustling to make a living as jitneys, unofficial and unlicensed taxi cabs.”

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Anthony Chisholm, Amari Cheatom, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Harvy Blanks, Ray Anthony Thomas, Roscoe Orman, J. Bernard Calloway and Joaquina Kalukango.

King Hedley II
Sept. 21 at 7 PM
King Hedley II has been described as one of Wilson’s darkest plays. Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of an ex-convict in Pittsburgh trying to rebuild his life by selling stolen refrigerators so that he can save enough money to buy a video store.”

Michele Shay, John Earl Jelks and Constanza Romero at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Michele Shay, John Earl Jelks and Constanza Romero at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Michele Shay
Russell Hornsby………………………King Hedley II
Leslie Uggams…………………………………..Ruby
Kevin Carroll……………………………………Mister
Stephen M. Henderson………………………..Elmore
Marsha Stephanie Blake………………………..Tonya
Arthur French……………………………Stool Pigeon

Gem of the Ocean
Sept. 24 at 7 PM
Gem of the Ocean is set in 1904 in the Pittsburgh home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old former slave and renowned cleanser of souls. A young man from Alabama visits her for help in absolving the guilt and shame he carries from a crime he’s committed, and she takes him on a journey of self-discovery.”

Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Phylicia Rashad and Kenny Leon at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Directed by Kenny Leon
Eugene Lee…………………………………………Eli
Stephen Tyrone Williams……………..Citizen Barlow
Phylicia Rashad……………………………Aunt Ester
Danai Gurira………………………………Black Mary
Raynor Scheine………………………Rutherford Selig
Anthony Chisholm………………….Solly Two Kings
Keith Randolph Smith…………………………Caesar

Radio Golf
Sept. 28 at 7 PM
“Radio Golf is set in 1997 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. It tells the story of a charming, powerful African-American politician who is running for the highest office of his career with the support of his savvy wife. As he steps into political prominence, his plans collide with his past.”

Kenny Leon, Anthony Chisholm and John Earl Jelks at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang.

Kenny Leon, Anthony Chisholm and John Earl Jelks at the launch event for the August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series by http://www.thegreenespace.org at The Green Space in New York on June 15, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang.

Directed by Marion McClinton
Anthony Chisholm………….. ….Elder Joseph Barlow
John Earl Jelks………………………..Sterling Johnson
Rocky Carroll…………………………Harmond Wilks
Sharon Washington………………………Mame Wilks
James A. Williams……………………Roosevelt Hicks
Denise Burse, Rocky Carroll, Anthony Chisholm, John Earl Jelks and James A. Williams in Radio Golf by August Wilson at The Pearlstone Theater in Baltimore

New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio, as well as http://www.wnyc.org, http://www.wqxr.org, http://www.thegreenespace.org and http://www.njpublicradio.org. As America’s most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City’s cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. New Jersey Public Radio extends WNYC reach and service more deeply into New Jersey. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit http://www.nypublicradio.org.

Jaime Lincoln Smith, John Earl Jelks, Lia Chang, John Douglas Thompson and Anthony Chisholm.

Jaime Lincoln Smith, John Earl Jelks, Lia Chang, John Douglas Thompson and Anthony Chisholm.

Photos: David Henry Hwang, Oskar Eustis, BD Wong, Brian d’Arcy James, Francis Jue, Jennifer Lim and Leigh Silverman at WNYC’s The Greene Space

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire/WNYC

Lia Chang. Photo by Thom Sesma

Lia Chang. Photo by Thom Sesma

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia recently starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar.

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