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Interview with Actress: Mamie Gummer
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 27, 2015

? Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Mamie Gummer about her role as Jess in Ugly Lies the Bone. (more...)


Teaching Theatrical Institute 2015
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 26, 2015

Teachers and Arts Educators converged at our annual Theatrical Teaching Institute (TTI) last week - a six-day professional development opportunity. Participants experienced, practiced, and then demonstrated Roundabout's Theatrical Teaching Framework as they created lesson plans they will take into their classrooms. Our mission: Use theatre to enhance teacher practice and deepen student learning. The outcome: Fully engaged teachers who are ready to transform their classrooms. (more...)


Interview with Director: Patricia McGregor
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 25, 2015

Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Patricia McGregor about directing Ugly Lies the Bone. Ted Sod: Where were you born and educated? When and how did you realize you wanted to become a theatre director?  Did any teachers have a profound influence on you? (more...)


Interview with Playwright: Lindsey Ferrentino
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 24, 2015

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod speaks with Lindsey Ferrentino, playwright of our upcoming Roundabout Undergroud production Ugly Lies the Bone. (more...)


BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre - Rhythm Of Life
by Nick Dalton - August 21, 2015

We did it! We opened the 'Rhythm of Life' in Jack London State Park and the musical 'Hamilton' opened on Broadway. (more...)


Virtual Reality and Ugly Lies the Bone
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 13, 2015

How can you put yourself in the shoes of a person experiencing pain? The answer comes in the form of a simple bucket of ice. (more...)


Thom Yorke to create original music for Broadway!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 12, 2015

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BWW Blog: Rachel Thomas - Skits Under The Stars and Megan Hilty
by Rachel Louise Thomas - August 10, 2015

Hello magical lovers of the theatre! Oh happy day of dreaming big to you! Last week was yet another glorious well-lived and fun-filled week for us here at Transcendence!  (more...)


BWW Blog: Eric Jackson of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars - 'I Want to Believe That I Can Achieve What I Dream'
by BWW News Desk - August 03, 2015

Two mainstage shows gone.  Even with weeks of fully well lived days, if I blink my eye then the summer will be completely over.  This really occurred to me this past weekend when the curtain came down on our Fantastical Family Night Concert.  That event not only marked the end of our second (out of four) scheduled Broadway Under the Stars concert series, but it also was the end of a very special week working with over 50 students at our Transcendence Kid's Camp.  Major kudos go out to all of the performers hired on the Fantastical Family Night contract.  These performers do the most work in the shortest amount of time in the season.  But honestly, I think it's also the most rewarding show too.   (more...)


BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - Superheroes in Love and Fantastical Family Night Rehearsals
by Meggie Cansler - August 01, 2015

As one glorious concert ends, another rehearsal process has begun in full swing! Our cast of 'Fantastical Family Fun Night' has been at it rehearsing all week! This show has some goodies in it such as a fantastic tap routine to Step in Time, a groovy Jackson Five Medley, and I get to sing some Disney! Heaven! The arrangement is 'When you Wish Upon a Star' as a quartet which I think will be so beautiful under the stars in Jack London State Park. I also love the chance to have an excuse to sing to the stars and make my own wishes for things to come. When is the last time you wished on a star? In New York City, you never see any stars. Sonoma's night skies glitter nightly. (more...)


Announcing Cast Members Joining Andrea Martin in Noises Off!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 24, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the complete cast for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. Joining the previously announced Andrea Martin as 'Dotty Otley' are Campbell Scott as 'Lloyd Dallas,'Tracee Chimo as 'Poppy Norton?Taylor,' Daniel Davis as 'Selsdon Mowbray,' David Furr as 'Garry Lejeune,' Kate Jennings Grant as 'Belinda Blair,' Megan Hilty as 'Brooke Ashton,' Rob McClure as 'Tim Allgood' and Jeremy Shamos as 'Frederick Fellowes.' Tony nomineeJeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of our 50th anniversary season. (more...)


On the Twentieth Century Closes on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 23, 2015

On the Twentieth Century, our final musical revival of the 2014-2015 season, closed on Sunday, July 19 at the American Airlines Theatre. The critically acclaimed production played a total of 144 performances from its first preview on February 12.  Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, On the Twentieth Century came in with a roar and was greeted with rave reviews from publications such as The New York Times, Variety, and Daily News. Audiences thoroughly enjoyed this 'screwball comedy' that was 'performed with manic energy by a super cast toplined by charismatic stars' (Variety). (more...)


Casting Announcement: Ugly Lies the Bone
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 23, 2015

I am excited to announce the full cast for Lindsey Ferrentino's Ugly Lies The Bone, directed by Patricia McGregor. The cast will feature Mamie Gummer (Jess), Karron Graves (Kacie), Caitlin O'Connell (Voice/Their Mom), Chris Stack (Stevie), and Haynes Thigpen (Kelvin). (more...)


BWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - MTC's Barry Grove
by National Theater Institute - July 17, 2015

Today, in an excerpt from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater, we hear from Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove who cites his semester away at NTI for "literally changing the arc of my life - it led to Broadway, the National Playwrights Conference, my Equity card as a Stage Manager, the RSC with the infant Shakespeare & Co, a national tour launch, and a summer stock tour - all before I graduated from Dartmouth!" (more...)


Roundabout Remembers Roger Rees
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 13, 2015

The Roundabout family is mourning the loss of a beloved member, Roger Rees. We had the pleasure of being a home to this uniquely talented artist on our stages over the years, with The Rehearsal in 1996, Uncle Vanya in 2000, and, most recently, with 2013's The Winslow Boy. (more...)


BWW Blog: Eric Jackson of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Celebrations
by Eric Jackson - July 10, 2015

July might have just begun, but let me tell you things are in full swing here in Sonoma, CA.  Just recently at Transcendence Theatre Company we started a new show, closed the first show with a bang, actively participated in volunteering opportunities, and joined in our local 4th of July celebrations.  But I'll let some of our Transcendence resident artists go into more detail about their personal favorite activities of these past well-lived days. (more...)


Casting Announcement: The Humans by Stephen Karam
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 09, 2015

We are pleased to announce the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's The Humans, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, as part of our 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)


SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO WATCH & LISTEN TO
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 07, 2015

Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon's return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Othertakes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - July 02, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)


BWW Blog: Shannon O'Bryan of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Life!
by Shannon O'Bryan - June 30, 2015

Wow... I don't even know how to begin to wrap this week into a tiny little package of a blog entry?!? Here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we strive always to live fully in the moment with passion and purpose in order to make every moment the Best Moment EVER! This means that every day is beyond epic and sometimes a challenge to always remain completely present in order to suck every ounce of nectar out of life. (more...)


BWW Blog: Patti Murin of The Muny's HOLIDAY INN - Making It Work At Work
by Patti Murin - June 29, 2015

Greetings from St. Louis, MO, home of the incredible theatrical and cultural institution, the MUNY, and my in-laws, the Donnells!  (more...)


SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO DO
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 26, 2015

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BWW Blog: Nick Dalton of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Oh, What a Night!
by Nick Dalton - June 26, 2015

To quote Leslie Uggams, 'June is bustin' out all over..all the lidda bidda dridges and they hucka the bejeepers...' (more...)


SIGNIFICANT OTHER: TO READ
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 25, 2015

Significant Other marks playwright Joshua Harmon's return to Roundabout following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews. Warm, hilarious, and uncompromisingly honest, Significant Othertakes us into the single life of late-twenties Jordan Berman as he confronts the limits of friendship, the inscrutabilities of dating, and the loneliness of adulthood. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ONCE Is Not Your Typical Broadway Musical, Using Music Organically to 'Speak and Sing of What It Is to Be Human'
by Jill Schafer - June 24, 2015

There's no big opening number, no splashy dance with dozens of chorus girls and boys, no pit orchestra, no large moving set pieces, no colorful glamorous costumes. ONCE is not your typical musical. In fact, according to The Cherry and Spoon Music-Theater Spectrum it's not a musical at all, but rather a play with music. Yet this atypical not-really-a-musical musical won eight Tony Awards in 2012. Why is that? Why was this quiet and quirky musical based on a little Irish movie awarded Broadway's biggest prize? Perhaps because it is different from other musicals. Perhaps the voters awarded the creative and organic way music is used to tell this beautifully simple and non-traditional love story. ONCE is a new kind of music-theater, and proves that musicals don't always have to be big and loud to have a profound effect on the audience. ONCE is quietly, beautifully stirring. (more...)







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