radio%20golf%204.jpgYou folks know I've been talking about "Radio Golf" a lot here in the BLOG (Check out WHAT YOU'VE MISSED to see...), including a moment in which I got to interview one of its producers Tamara Tunie just before it opened a few months ago. Well, Tamara sent me an e-mail the other day, asking that I share with all of you that the Broadway run of “Radio Golf,” August Wilson’s final play before his passing, is closing on July 1 due to struggles at the box office. It's sad, but comforting to know that Wilson's legacy and intention is complete around doing a 10-decade series of plays that chronicle the African- American life in the 20th century. "Radio Golf" is the last of the 10. 

radio%20golf%203.jpgDirected by old friend Kenny Leon and starring Harry Lennix, Tonya Pinkins and Tony-nominated Anthony Chisolm and John Earl Jelks, "Radio Golf" is set in the 1990s. The piece spotlights African American politician in Pittsburgh's Hill District, Wilson's standard backdrop in most of his plays. It's worth pointing out that Broadway producer Tunie did take home a Tony Award which she received - along with several other producers - for the hit musical, “Spring Awakening” (www.springawakening.com), which she produced alongside "Radio Golf". (www.radiogolfonbroadway.com\). spring%20awakening.jpg


Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 04:57PM by Registered CommenterTHE LIFE OF RILEY in | Comments6 Comments

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The play, Radio Golf seems to be interesting. It's just really sad to hear that August Wilson already died. But then, it's also touching to know that he had done this Radio Golf before he passed away, and at least he had left a legacy through this play.
May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGPSMAP 60CSX review
Radio golf is a great play ever. i feel so sad cause i am one of the big fan of August Wilson, condolence. his memory will remain to his followers. thanks a lot for an inspiring article.
Its not a good news, why are you guys signing off? Radio golf is a great show ever, it so sad that you are leaving us. God Bless guys.
May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGPSMAP 60CSX review
It is so sad to hear that, the famous radio golf play will reach its end. I always watch this play since i hear a news about it. Well all i can say is, Goodbye
May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngeWayne
Radio Golf play is one of my favorite show, it always makes me laugh and think for something very inspirational. August Wilson leave a great lesson to me, Rest in peace sir, you've done a great job in your life.
June 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersearch gets redirected
It is really sad to know that they have to sign off. They are one of my favorite shof;/ But even they have to go i know that there will be a better show. Thanks for everything radio golf;)
August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAb Rocket

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