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In The News

This is a collection of news and reviews about the Troupe. We hope you enjoy reading them and thank you to the reporters and editors for writing such great articles! This page is updated whenever a new story is published so be sure to check back often.

Westcoast Troupe bubbles up some Harlem 'Sugar'
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-04-10/featured/westcoast-troupe-bubbles-harlem-sugar/

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe pays off building loan
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-04-02/section/theater/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-pays-building-loan/

Introducing 2014-2015 Season
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-03-14/featured/westcoast-troupe-celebrates-love-legends-new-season/

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Creates "The Miracle Theatre" For Young Performers
http://83degreesmedia.com/features/wbtt032514.aspx

WBTT Voices
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-02-24/section/theater/wbtt-launches-panel-series-for-black-history-month/

Harry and Lena Reviews
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-02-23/featured/theater-review-wbtts-harry-and-lena-capture-the-style-of-famed-singers/

Harry and Lena opens to sold out audiences
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2014-02-17/featured/harry-and-lena-suits-groundbreaking-singing-stars/

Whipping Man: Radio Interview with Howard and Drew (actual interview starts at 22:51)
http://sarasotatalkradio.com/2014/01/the-mezz-january-11th-2014-the-sarasota-chorus-of-the-keys-with-president-patrick-kilbane-and-the-whipping-man-with-director-howard-millman-and-actor-drew-foster/

Bradenton Herald: Sarasota production of 'The Whipping Man' scores
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/06/4922157/sarasota-production-of-the-whipping.html

THEATER REVIEW: 'The Whipping Man'
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/longboat-key/A-and-E/0107201431359/THEATER-REVIEW-The-Whipping-Man

PREVIEW: 'The Whipping Man' reveals itself in layers
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-12-27/section/preview-the-whipping-man-reveals-itself-in-layers/

Theatre Review: Purlie
http://creativemindsexposed.com/2013/12/11/theatre-review-purlie/

Theatre Review: Purlie at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
http://sarasotaday.com/blog_view.cfm?BlogID=976

WBTT's Purlie On Stage
http://sarasotamagazine.com/on-stage/2013/11/21/wbtts-purlie/

Purlie Review
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-11-18/featured/theater-review-dated-but-spirited-purlie-opens-westcoast-season/

Purlie delights Sarasota Audiences
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/11/24/4850029/purlie-delights-sarasota-audiences.html

Purlie opens
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-11-14/featured/purlie-opens-new-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-season/

Mentoring has made a difference in WBTT – passing it forward
Read the article here

Senator Nelson Visits WBTT
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/sen-nelson-speaks-to-the-art-community/article_3158f894-3cbd-11e3-8f87-001a4bcf6878.html

Howard Millman honored by Arts and Cultural Alliance
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20131021/ARTICLE/131029919/2055/NEWS?Title=Arts-Alliance-honors-Millman-for-sustaining-role-in-local-theater

Terry and Jennings Cross Boundaries and Change Lives
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130927/COLUMNIST/309279997/0/search

WBTT Finds Fans at National Black Theatre Festival
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-08-11/featured/behind-the-scenes-westcoast-troupe-finds-fans-at-national-festival/
https://www.sarasotaarts.org/news/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-returns-from-the-national-black-theatre-festival/364/

Reviews of Best of Stevie Wonder
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-07-12/section/theater/westcoast-troupe-seeks-higher-ground-with-stevie-wonder-tribute/
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/diversions/A-and-E/0728201328283/THEATER-REVIEW-Best-of-Stevie-Wonder

Troupe member Michael Mendez – Starving Artist
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-07-11/uncategorized/starving-artists/

National Black Theatre Festival
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-06-20/featured/westcoast-troupe-to-perform-at-national-festival/

Reviews of Ain’t Nothin But The Blues
http://www.thisweekinsarasota.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-promises-another-hit-season/?utm_source=This+Week+In+Sarasota&utm_campaign=08067f21fe-TWIS_Newsletter_5_7_135_7_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_acfce714f0-08067f21fe-24866465
http://sarasotamagazine.com/on- stage/2013/04/19/theater-review-it-aint-nothing-but-the-blues/
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-04-13/featured/theater-review-westcoast-troupe-sings-the-blues-with-great-spirit/

Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues Opens
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/04/11/4476895/sarasota-company-sings-the-history.html
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-04-09/featured/westcoast-troupe-sings-the-blues-to-close-season/

Announcing New Season
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-03-01/featured/westcoast-troupe-looks-back-at-history-in-new-season/

WBTT Buys Property For Permanent Home
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/theatre-troupe-purchases-historic-sarasota-building/article_ab942062-a3b0-11e2-b9d6-001a4bcf6878.html
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-04-07/featured/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-buys-a-permanent-home/
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/sarasota/Front-Page/0408201326186/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-buys-venue
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/04/09/4474117/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe.html

Patron saints – our Karen and Michael Gardiner
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/diversions/A-and-E/0313201325559/Patron-Saints-Karen-and-Michael-Gardniner

Tampa magazine features Nate Jacobs
http://issuu.com/powerbrokermagazine/docs/tgm_digitalversion?mode=window

WBTT Announces New Season
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/03/10/4426754/wbtt-annnouces-2013-14-season.html
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-03-01/featured/westcoast-troupe-looks-back-at-history-in-new-season/
http://www.yourobserver.com/news/diversions/A-and-E/0301201325340/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-announces-20132014-

Soul Crooners 2

Celebrate the 70s Soul with WBTT
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/02/21/4402061/celebrate-70s-soul-with-wbtt-in.html

Soul Crooners 2 highlights more hits from of the 1970s
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-02-21/section/theater/the-sold-out-show-soul-crooners-proved-so-popular-it-offers-a-sequel/

Revs up spirit at WBTT
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2013-02-23/featured/theater-review-soul-crooners-2-revs-up-spirits-at-westcoast-troupe/

Review from Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
http://sarasotamagazine.com/on-stage/2013/02/25/theater-review-soul-crooners-2/

We Are Because They Were

Troupe brings the black experience alive in show
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/troupe-brings-the-black-experience-alive-in-show/article_47a700ae-7d42-11e2-ad6c-001a4bcf6878.html

Jitney

Interview with Will Little about starring in Jitney
http://www.bradenton.com/2013/01/03/4336642/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre.html

Review of Jitney by Kay Kipling
http://sarasotamagazine.com/on-stage/2013/01/07/theater-review-westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-jitney/

‘Jitney’ Fuels ‘70s Fun at Westcoast Theatre
http://www.lbknews.com/2013/01/14/jitney-fuels-70s-fun-at-westcoast-theatre/

Nate Jacob’s ‘50s Jukebox Revue

Westcoast Troupe plays a ‘Jukebox’ of 50s hits
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2012-11-11/featured/westcoast-troupe-plays-a-jukebox-of-50s-hits/

Will Little Joins Staff
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2012-08-07/content/theater-content/theater-news/asolo-conservatory-grad-joins-black-theater-troupe-staff/

We Are Sarasota

‘We Are Sarasota’ marks a legacy of change
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2012-09-28/uncategorized/we-are-sarasota-marks-a-legacy-of-change/

‘We Are Sarasota’ celebrates diversity with multimedia production
http://www.bradenton.com/2012/09/27/4216304/we-are-sarasota-celebrates-diversity.html

Fabulous 5

The Fabulous 5 sing their hearts out
http://www.lbknews.com/2012/08/26/the-fabulous-5-sing-their-hearts-out/

Fabulous review for the Fab 5
http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2012-08-23/section/review-the-fabulous-five-really-are-at-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe/

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