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Han Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to Feature Carl LumblyHan Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to Feature Carl Lumbly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

 Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Han Ong's World Premiere GRANDEUR. (more...)

Han Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to feature Carl LumblyHan Ong's GRANDEUR World Premiere at Magic Theatre to feature Carl Lumbly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Han Ong's World Premiere GRANDEUR. Previews begin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, June 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES IIIPhoto Flash: The British Royal Family Comes to Pioneer Theatre in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's KING CHARLES III is FascinatingBWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's KING CHARLES III is Fascinating
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 25, 2017

If you are a fan of Shakespeare or of the British royal family, or even better--both, you will adore the well crafted, fascinating KING CHARLES III at Pioneer Theatre Company. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Plays in Palace Intrigue in KING CHARLES IIIPioneer Theatre Company Plays in Palace Intrigue in KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, a 2015 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play. This future history play runs March 24 - April 8, 2017. (more...)

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village TheatreSpies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End. (more...)

Spies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village TheatreSpies, Lies, and Tomfoolery in Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, comedy-fueled whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. On stage in Issaquah starting January 19, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play features four versatile cast members putting on a frenetic show-within-a-show. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, and adapted by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps has become a stage favorite not just for its nostalgic spy thriller plot and winking references to Hitchcock, but for the virtuosic clowning required by the farcical stage adaptation, leading it to be one of the longest running plays in the history of London's West End. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage West Coast Premiere of Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEMA.C.T. to Stage West Coast Premiere of Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following a sold-out run at the acclaimed National Theatre in London, American Conservatory Theater-currently celebrating its 50th anniversary subscription season-will present the West Coast premiere of Tom Stoppard's newest work, The Hard Problem (October 19-November 13, 2016). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Repertory Theatre's CYRANOPhoto Flash: First Look at Sierra Repertory Theatre's CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with a lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic, now through October 16. Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Edmond Rostand's romantic play, Cyrano, at its East Sonora Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents CYRANOSierra Repertory Theatre Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with a lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic, September 23 - October 16. Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Edmond Rostand's romantic play, Cyrano, at its East Sonora Theatre.   (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents CYRANOSierra Repertory Theatre Presents CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with a lively American adaptation of the 1897 French classic, September 23 - October 16. Sierra Repertory Theatre presents Edmond Rostand's romantic play, Cyrano, at its East Sonora Theatre.   (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage West Coast Premiere of Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEMA.C.T. to Stage West Coast Premiere of Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Following a sold-out run at the acclaimed National Theatre in London, American Conservatory Theater-currently celebrating its 50th anniversary subscription season-will present the West Coast premiere of Tom Stoppard's newest work, The Hard Problem (October 19-November 13, 2016). (more...)

BWW Review: Opulent AMADEUS Revival Fancies Up South Coast Rep StageBWW Review: Opulent AMADEUS Revival Fancies Up South Coast Rep Stage
by Michael L. Quintos - May 23, 2016

To close out its current season, Orange County's Tony-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory has chosen to mount an opulent, high-caliber revival of Peter Shaffer's 1979 play AMADEUS, which continues performances in Costa Mesa through June 5, 2016. The recipient of the 1981 Tony Award for Best Play, AMADEUS most notably became the basis for Milos Forman's Academy Award-winning (and, yes, arguably, much more readily known) 1984 film of the same name. For SCR's season-ender---engagingly directed by Kent Nicholson---the rather lengthy play is presented with much of the visual grandness one expects from an antiquated period piece, particularly from this particular theater company. And as an added bonus, the play is performed by a cast of incredible, seasoned actors that winningly transports its audience to a time and place centuries ago. So is it worth revisiting the tug-of-war between Salieri and Mozart? If it is South Coast Rep's visually-stunning production, then the answer is an enthusiastic 'yes.' (more...)

BWW Review: Sandra Oh Stars in Intense New Play OFFICE HOUR at South Coast RepBWW Review: Sandra Oh Stars in Intense New Play OFFICE HOUR at South Coast Rep
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 25, 2016

More than ever, Americans are living in a state of fear. Such is the subject searingly explored in playwright Julia Cho's intensely jarring new play OFFICE HOUR which continues its exceptional world premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award winning regional theater South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through April 30, 2016. For almost 80 gripping, heart-pounding minutes without an intermission, Cho and director Neel Keller tap into this fearful 'new normal' in the form of Gina, a divorced adjunct university professor brilliantly played with quiet yet powerful grace by Sandra Oh (of TV's Grey's Anatomy, making her SCR debut). In the play, Gina makes it her goal to get through to a young creative writing student, Dennis (Raymond Lee), whose disturbing, excessively ultra-violent writing submissions have caused some concerns with both students and teachers. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, will extend through Saturday, March 26 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant American Premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Extends One Week Until March 26BWW Review: Brilliant American Premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Extends One Week Until March 26
by Don Grigware - Mar 14, 2016

How often do you see an American western onstage? Especially one that was a famous John Ford film in 1952 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Both the film and the stage play are adapted from a short story by Dorothy Johnson about the American west in 1890-1910. The names of the characters in the film are slightly different from those in the play, but the plot is basically the same. What seem to matter more than plot are the historical, cultural, political themes that the story exudes. Now onstage at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, in its American premiere, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is helmed by uber skilled director Jenny Sullivan and boasts a stellar cast, but you only have one more week to catch it, through March 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrities Attend Rubicon's American Premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCEPhoto Flash: Celebrities Attend Rubicon's American Premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Celebrities dressed in Western attire walked the red carpet last Saturday as Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura presented the American Premiere of the stage play THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Attendees included musician Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield and his beautiful wife Michaela; Golden Globe nominated actor Ted Neeley with his wife Leeyan and daughter Tessa; and Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano with his daughters Liana and Meili. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Rubicon Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Mar 10, 2016

John Ford's 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, is one of motion picture's all-time classic westerns. So when I heard that a play version was making its American premiere at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, I got more than just a little excited. Envisioning the tensions seen on the screen in epic portrayals by Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Lee Marvin promised to be riveting theater. Unfortunately, the play version was taken not from the screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck (it was unavailable) but an adaptation by British playwright Joshua Compton from Dorothy M. Johnson's original short story, and although the Rubicon has created a fabulous setting, marvelous performances from all of the actors, and an atmospheric, on-stage musical tableau by Trevor Wheetman, the result is simply not as compelling as the movie. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Opens TonightRubicon Theatre's U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCERubicon Theatre to Stage U.S. Debut of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season continues with the American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton. Adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

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