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Auditions for Blackbird’s fifth season

September 02 2014

Auditions for Blackbird’s fifth season, featuring the original musical MYTH, are set for Sept 22 and 23. Visit the Auditions page for details.

Nashville Scene: ROGER’S VERSION a “great success”

June 07 2014

Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady calls Roger’s Version “very smart stuff . . . highly recommended for theatergoers who like to think.”

ArtsNash.com: ‘Roger’s Version’ From Flat Page to Vibrant Stage

June 05 2014

Nashville arts critic Evans Donnell reviews Roger’s Version for ArtsNash.com: “Director Wes Driver nimbly walks the tightrope between intellectual rigor and emotional engagement.”

Tennessean on ROGER’S VERSION: ‘remarkably compelling’

June 02 2014

Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl offers a first review of our production of ROGER’S VERSION, saying “Blackbird has produced another remarkably compelling piece of theater”.

ROGER’S VERSION opens Friday

May 28 2014

Blackbird Theater is proud to present Roger’s Version, an original adaptation of the John Updike novel, written and directed by Blackbird Artistic Director Wes Driver.

Nashville Scene trumpets MAN AND SUPERMAN

January 30 2014

Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady says, “Beki Baker’s stalwart direction mobilizes a . . . dynamic ensemble in telling this quick-witted tale of mores in conflict in 1905 British society.” Read the full review.

The first review is in!

January 27 2014

Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl calls Blackbird’s MAN AND SUPERMAN “smart, funny, and thoroughly entertaining.”

Blackbird’s AMADEUS named Best Drama of 2013

October 10 2013

The Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville 2013” edition has named Blackbird Theater’s production of AMADEUS the Best Drama of 2013.

Review: Blackbird Provides Riveting Revival of ‘Oleanna’

June 09 2013

Theatre critic Evans Donnell says, “Blackbird Theater’s riveting production makes the revival of David Mamet’s1992 thought-fest as powerful as it’s ever been….” Read the full review on ArtsNash.com. Performances conclude June 13-15 in Lipscomb’s University Theatre.

Nashville theatre hits its stride

June 02 2013

If you haven’t seen local theatre lately, you don’t know what you’re missing! To prove it, Blackbird Theater is giving away 200 OLEANNA tickets to anyone who hasn’t seen a locally produced play in the last 3 years.

Auditions for Blackbird’s 2013/14 season

May 19 2013

We’re fortunate to work with some of the best theater talent in Middle Tennessee! You can learn about auditions for our fourth season on our Auditions page.

Blackbird announces shows for 2013/14 season

April 19 2013

For its 2013-14 Season, Blackbird Theater will feature two of the twentieth century’s more esteemed writers with one regional and one world premiere: George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork Man and Superman and a stage adaptation of John Updike’s acclaimed novel Roger’s Version.

Blackbird’s Oleanna poster unveiled

April 19 2013

Here’s a first look at the poster for Blackbird Theater’s production of OLEANNA by David Mamet. Art by award-winning designer Joe Jacobellis.

Nashville Scene: Execution matches ambition in Blackbird’s triumphant AMADEUS

March 17 2013

Nashville Scene’s Martin Brady: “Nashville’s ever-maturing theater landscape is studded these days with capable artists hitting their ambitious stride with challenging scripts. None more so than Blackbird Theater, which last weekend opened an epic production of ‘Amadeus’.” Read the full review.

Tennessean: Blackbird Theater hits high notes with its production of ‘Amadeus’

March 12 2013

The Tennessean’s Amy Stumpfl says, “Marked by exceptional performances and a fabulous design, Blackbird’s staging delivers dramatic delight that is simultaneously intimate and immense.” Read the review.

ArtsNash.com review: Russell’s Bravura Work Anchors Elegant ‘Amadeus’

March 09 2013

Reviewer Evans Donnell of ArtsNash.com writes, “In Blackbird Theater’s presentation Brian Webb Russell…. gives us a profoundly moving portrait of the “patron saint of mediocrities” which anchors their elegant and highly entertaining production. Full review

AMADEUS featured on NPT Arts Break

March 07 2013

Nashville Public Television’s Linda Wei interviews director Wes Driver and actor Brian Webb Russell about Blackbird Theater’s AMADEUS!

First look at AMADEUS poster

January 25 2013

Tim Parker provides this amazing poster for our March production of AMADEUS. Check this out!

Mozart in Music City

January 22 2013

Blackbird joins Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, Lipscomb University Department of Music, and FiftyForward Music for Seniors to present MOZART IN MUSIC CITY this March and April.

Blackbird Theater draws top honors at Midwinter’s First Night Awards

January 10 2013

First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis presented Blackbird with the award for Outstanding Theatre Company of 2012. Blackbird also received the nod for Outstanding Play of 2012 for its production of RED.

Meet the cast of the Nashville premiere of Red

August 29 2012

Red opens in Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University on October 4. Meet cast members Ronnie Meek and Justin Boccitto.

Casts announced for Blackbird’s third season

June 12 2012

Casting is complete for Blackbird’s 2012/2013 season, including Red by John Logan and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.

Auditions posted for Red and Amadeus

May 01 2012

Blackbird Theater will hold auditions for both Red and Amadeus on May 21 & 22. See our audition page for details.

Blackbird announces third season

April 05 2012

Blackbird Theater proudly presents two penetrating, award-winning shows for its 2012-2013 season: Red by John Logan and Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.

Nashville Scene reviews Pacific Overtures

February 09 2012

Martin Brady: Sondheim’s revelatory Pacific Overtures shines in an atypically small venue (read the review)

Pacific Overtures Opens to Rave Reviews!

February 05 2012

The reviews are in! From both professional and personal sources the word is glowing! Check out what people are saying about Pacific Overtures

Reviews for Pacific Overtures pouring in

February 03 2012

Reviews are in from BroadwayWorld.com and ArtNowNashville.com, and Jim Ridley from the Nashville Scene puts in his two cents!

Pacific Overtures Opens - Key Terms Defined

February 02 2012

As Pacific Overtures takes its first bow tonight, we present you with a few fun facts and definitions!

Nashville Arts magazine features Blackbird Theater founders

February 01 2012

Playwright Jim Reyland writes about Blackbird Theater and Pacific Overtures in Nashville’s premiere arts publication.

Jim Ridley: Pacific Overtures Opens Thursday at Blackbird Theater

February 01 2012

Nashville arts/culture maven and longtime Nashville Scene writer Jim Ridley tells the ‘ville why you shouldnt’ miss Pacific Overtures.