"...I was on hand for the opening night, so were actors David Alan Grier, Lillias White, Jerome Preston Bates and Ebony Jo-Ann, to name a few. Said Jo-Ann, 'I loved it. It’s the first theater piece I’ve seen in a while that I enjoyed. It’s a beautiful piece, well crafted, and the acting was superb. The story was told with humor. It’s a genocide that going on all over the country. This is the perfect time to tell the story. This goes out and people stay asleep—they act like they don’t know what’s going on. This piece needs to be on Broadway, to go out to a mass white audience.'”
Catch Wendell Pierce promoting the show on the Huffington Post Live today at noon. If you can't view it then, keep your eyes on Hulu and the Huffington Post's website for clips from the interview in the future.
First preview tonight!
Here is a link to Wendell Pierce's recent interview with Derrick Hemphill, discussing BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM, gentrification, and African American actors in theater. Looking forward to opening this weekend!
Brothers From The Bottom is having some incredible events before the production opens. Both conversations are not to be missed!
Brooklyn Historical Society Presents: A Conversation with Wendell Pierce
Moderated by Soledad O'Brien
6:30pm Thursday, February 19, 2015
$5 General Admission / FREE for BHS and G-W Members
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (corner of Clinton Street)
Doors open at 6pm. Event begins at 6:30pm.
Please note that seating is first come, first served.
Acclaimed actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, Selma), appearing in Brothers from the Bottom at The Billie Holiday Theatre from March 6th through March 29th, sits down with Soledad O'Brien for an evening of conversation to discuss this powerful play about gentrification and the bond between brothers in New Orleans. For more information please visit The Brooklyn Historical Society.
The Greene Space presents:
Wendell Pierce and Jackie Alexander in Conversation
7pm Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tickets: $10 (Includes a complimentary glass of wine)
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Venue: The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
Join us in The Greene Space for a conversation with award-winning actor Wendell Pierce(Selma, The Wire) and award-winning writer, director, and filmmaker Jackie Alexander that takes you behind-the-scenes of Brothers from the Bottom presented by The Billie Holiday Theatre at the Restoration Center for Arts and Culture and opening at The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse in March. For more information please visit The Greene Space.
BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM has been called, "a powerful and provocative production...a dynamic stand for social responsibility" (Backstage Magazine). Check out our Broadwayworld.com press release to learn more about this show and it's incredible cast.