WAT-CAST: Nicole Lewis Talks About August Wilson’s Two Trains Running at Arena Stage

Nicole Lewis, who has appeared on Broadway in Hair, Rent, and Lennon, will make her Arena Stage debut in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. Part of Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle, the play takes place in the late 1960s, at a time when views on race were shifting in the post Civil Rights era, but also a time when urban renewal was bringing change to many city  neighborhoods. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Nicole entered Yale University aiming to become a doctor, but soon found herself drawn to acting. In addition to her theater credits, she has appeared in many TV shows, including Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Law & Order SVU, and Odd Mom Out. In this interview with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti, Nicole talks about her career, August Wilson, and why Two Trains Running is the perfect play to be seen now in our nation’s capital. Click to listen

About Charlene Giannetti (714 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid/heroin crisis that had its premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, where it won two awards. The film is now available to view on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other services. Charlene and her husband live in Manhattan.