42nd Street Moon News

The Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This SummerThe Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Breadbox presents the World Premiere of THE AWAKENING, adapted for the stage by Oren Stevens and developed with Ariel Craft, based on Kate Chopin's revolutionary novel. The Breadbox Artistic Director Ariel Craft (The Pillowman, Blood Wedding, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore) helms this stunning production, breathing new life into Chopin's feminist masterwork. THE AWAKENING plays July 29 through August 20 (press opening: July 30) at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($20) and more information, the public may visit breadboxtheatre.org. (more...)

NYMF and Hypokrit Theatre to Present Solo Musical EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHERNYMF and Hypokrit Theatre to Present Solo Musical EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Hypokrit Theatre Company present Eh Dah? Questions for my Father, a new solo musical by Egyptian-American performing artist Aya Aziz. (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in JulyCentral Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 27Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 27, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZELVIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.  (more...)

New, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This SpringNew, Swashbuckling Adaptation of CYRANO to Play TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of the dazzling romance, CYRANO, a new sprightly adaptation by Michael Hollinger (Opus) and Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev, The Chosen) of Edmond Rostand's classic Cyrano de Bergerac. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 3/26 at Berkeley PlayhouseTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 3/26 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

 Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their most acclaimed season yet, with The Addams Family. The show isdirected and choreographed by long time Berkeley Playhouse associate Kimberly Dooley (Berkeley Playhouse's Mary Poppins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wiz, Suessical the Musical.). Previews begin March 24. The show runs from March 26 to April 17 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the Box Office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZELVIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE at 42nd Street MoonPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE at 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

42nd Street Moon continues its 23rd season with a company favorite, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and book by George Abbott. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA to Open This April at 42nd Street MoonTHE MOST HAPPY FELLA to Open This April at 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, April 27 - May 15, 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner Set for Bay Area Cabaret, 3/6Tony Nominee Emily Skinner Set for Bay Area Cabaret, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret presents Tony nominated Broadway star Emily Skinner in her San Francisco concert debut performing Broadway, (more...)

Eliza Leoni & Sharon Rietkerk to Bring 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/9Eliza Leoni & Sharon Rietkerk to Bring 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

In 1962, Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett made history with their iconic TV special 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall.' They followed their smashing success with hit specials in 1971 and 1989. Now, they come to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance - Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. - as played by Sharon Rietkerk (Julie) and Eliza Leoni (Carol). Enjoy the very best of the duo's work in all three specials, including gorgeous medleys, relentless teasing, and full dance choruses (as performed by just two women on the Feinstein's stage). You'll feel like you're spending an evening with the icons - right down to their signature accents - in this hilarious celebration of lifelong friendship. With David Brown on piano. Tickets for Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall are $27.50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME to Play Foothill Music Theatre This FebruarySHE LOVES ME to Play Foothill Music Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents SHE LOVES ME, the charming 1963 musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo's play Parfumerie (which later inspired the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature film You've Got Mail), with a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Headline 42nd Street Moon Fundraising Gala in FebruaryKlea Blackhurst to Headline 42nd Street Moon Fundraising Gala in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

42nd Street Moon announces FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE, a fundraising gala that will honor Co-Founder and Artistic Director Greg MacKellan, who will complete his 23rd and final season with the company this June. Singer, actress, and veteran Moon performer Klea Blackhurst will serenade patrons in an exclusive concert during the evening. The event also includes cocktails, a live auction, dinner, and a "MoonLight Lounge" with Musical Director Dave Dobrusky and other 42nd Street Moon performers.  Cocktail attire is encouraged. For tickets ($375 - $7500) and more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndstmoon.org. (more...)

Sonoma Arts Live to Launch New Winter Series with LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORESonoma Arts Live to Launch New Winter Series with LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Sonoma Arts Live announces a winter theater series beginning in January of 2016. In addition, for the first time since its beginnings in 2010 as the Sonoma Theater Alliance, the organization will become a theater company, acting as producer for all its shows, which are presented on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Holiday Edition! Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/4; SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: Holiday Edition! Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/4; SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature holiday features in Chicago, Austin, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Mercury Theatre's CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS, and SANTALAND DIARIES in Austin, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE A New Audience FavoriteBWW Review: SCROOGE IN LOVE A New Audience Favorite
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 1, 2015

Only in San Francisco will theatregoers find the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and, yes, even Future dancing together on one stage. The mysterious figure clad in all black bops its head back and forth in just one of many surprising delights awaiting audiences throughout new musical "Scrooge in Love!' 42nd Street Moon gives the "Christmas Carol" sequel a perfect premiere at the intimate Eureka Theatre, now through December 13. (more...)

TheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this DecemberTheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holidays - and the 200th anniversary of the novel's publication - with a limited return engagement of Jane Austen's Emma, the musical adaption which originated at TheatreWorks and became the most popular show in the company's 46 year history. (more...)

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