This page includes a collection of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe news, reviews and events. We appreciate the journalists who are helping to spread awareness of our work and foster an appreciation for the arts in our community. We update this page frequently, so be sure to check back often.

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[FEATURE] "Live Up with Julie Leach and Nate Jacobs" - Risdon on 5th
http://risdonon5th.com/live-up/live-julie-leach/

[NEWS] "Sarasota Opera lands an NEA grant for world premiere youth opera" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
NEA grant for "The Mountaintop" mentioned
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article160154809.html

[FEATURE] "Paving the Way: WBTT show celebrates black Broadway stars" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/paving-the-way-wbtt-show-celebrates-black-broadway-stars

[TV] "Stage of Discovery on Suncoast View" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC 7
http://cdn.field59.com/WWSB/1498781018-0daf5525c325b5c976380b9aa1dfdbd62eb1d9b2_fl9-720p.mp4

[REVIEW] "Regional Reviews: Florida - West Coast "Broadway in Black" - William Oser, Talkin' Broadway
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla297.html

[REVIEW] "BWW Review: BROADWAY IN BLACK at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
http://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-BROADWAY-IN-BLACK-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-20170627

[REVIEW] "Broadway in Black" - Marie Kilker, Total Theater.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/7531

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe awarded grant from NEA" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-awarded-grant-nea

[EVENTS LISTING] "Things to Do on a Rainy Day" - Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/6/30/rainy-day-fun

[NEWS] "Two arts organization receive major grants" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170623/two-arts-organization-receive-major-grants

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Big with Broadway in Black" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/6/25/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-delivers-big-with-broadway-in-black

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Westcoast troupe stages a lively but long ‘Broadway in Black’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170625/theater-review-westcoast-troupe-stages-lively-but-long-broadway-in-black

[REVIEW] "Broadway in Black" steams up the summer on the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe stage!" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=2257359%3ABlogPost%3A279003

[NEWS] "Sarasota singer gets heard in new boy band Next Town Down" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170614/sarasota-singer-gets-heard-in-new-boy-band-next-town-down

[NEWS] "William G. & Marie Selby Foundation awards grant to WBTT capital campaign" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/william-g-marie-selby-foundation-awards-grant-wbtt-capital-campaign