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Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OSF's Breathlessly Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at The WallisBWW Reviews: OSF's Breathlessly Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 5, 2014

Prepare to be thoroughly enchanted by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's transfer of INTO THE WOODS newly arrived at the Wallis Center in Beverly Hills. It is, without a doubt, the most inventive and inspiring production of this Sondheim musical I have ever seen. Amanda Denhert's direction delights at every turn such that watching this INTO THE WOODS left my heart bursting with unadulterated joy, devastated by its unflinching honesty, and breathless with anticipation of each moment to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: OSF's INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening at the WallisPhoto Flash: OSF's INTO THE WOODS Celebrates Opening at the Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods for a limited 24-performance engagement through December 21, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Amanda Dehnert. Dehnert also serves as the production's musical director, which creates a uniquely visionary and harmonious theatrical experience. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

OSF's INTO THE WOODS Comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center TonightOSF's INTO THE WOODS Comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) production of Into the Woods will move to Beverly Hills, Calif., as part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 season. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods heads to the Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater tonight, December 2, and runs through the 21st. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Oregon Shakespeare's INTO THE WOODS, Coming to the Wallis This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Oregon Shakespeare's INTO THE WOODS, Coming to the Wallis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods for a limited 24-performance engagement December 2-21, 2014 (gala opening is Wednesday, December 3) at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Amanda Dehnert. Dehnert also serves as the production's musical director, which creates a uniquely visionary and harmonious theatrical experience. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Oregon Shakespeare's INTO THE WOODS, Coming to the Wallis This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Oregon Shakespeare's INTO THE WOODS, Coming to the Wallis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods for a limited 24-performance engagement December 2-21, 2014 (gala opening is Wednesday, December 3) at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is directed by Amanda Dehnert. Dehnert also serves as the production's musical director, which creates a uniquely visionary and harmonious theatrical experience. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Versatility is JEFF SKOWRON's Middle NameBWW Interviews: Versatility is JEFF SKOWRON's Middle Name
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 28, 2014

Jeff Skowron is a chameleon. The versatile actor has appeared on Southern California stages playing everything from Thenardier in Les Miserables at La Mirada Theatre to Leo Bloom in The Producers at 3-D Theatricals -- roles for which he is currently nominated for an Ovation Award -- to The Baker in Into the Woods. He previously won the Ovation Award for his moving performance of Leo Frank in 3DT's award-winning revival of Parade, and that's in addition to his work on Broadway and in television & film. Next he steps into the traveling salesman shoes of Edward Bloom for the west coast premiere of Big Fish at Musical Theatre West. It's a role that continues to show his range in a production that will enchant audiences beginning October 31st. (more...)

'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces its theater, music, dance, lectures and Theater for Young Audiences programming for the 2014-2015 Season, which begins today, October 7-19 with the Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company production of The Man Who Planted Trees in the Lovelace Studio Theater; and in the Bram Goldsmith Theater a new lecture series in partnership with Writers Bloc, presenting a conversation with Leon Panetta on October 15 and Marsalis Well Tempered: An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on October 16. (more...)

'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces its theater, music, dance, lectures and Theater for Young Audiences programming for the 2014-2015 Season, which begins October 7-19 with the Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company production of The Man Who Planted Trees in the Lovelace Studio Theater; and in the Bram Goldsmith Theater a new lecture series in partnership with Writers Bloc, presenting a conversation with Leon Panetta on October 15 and Marsalis Well Tempered: An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on October 16. (more...)

OSF's INTO THE WOODS Joins Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 SeasonOSF's INTO THE WOODS Joins Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) production of Into the Woods will move to Beverly Hills, Calif., as part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 season. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods runs through October 11 in OSF's outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre before heading to the Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater December 2-21, 2014. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & MoreCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director Amanda Dehnert Talks INTO THE WOODSSTAGE TUBE: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director Amanda Dehnert Talks INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. Check out the video below of Director Amanda Dehnert discussing the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: First Look at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. Check out a first look below! (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens TodayOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 13-15 with two Shakespeare productions, Richard III, directed by James Bundy, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Sarah Rasmussen. Also opening is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. (more...)

OSF Builds Professional & Pre-Professional Orchestra for INTO THE WOODS, Running June-Oct 2014OSF Builds Professional & Pre-Professional Orchestra for INTO THE WOODS, Running June-Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Amanda Dehnert, director and musical director of this season's Into the Woods, have assembled not only the largest orchestra to play on the Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage, but also the first to gather both professional and emerging pre-professional artists for a true master-apprentice experience. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/13OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 13-15 with two Shakespeare productions, Richard III, directed by James Bundy, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Sarah Rasmussen. Also opening is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The shows will close the weekend of October 10-12. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that Jeffrey Osborne will be honored with the 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, acknowledging his artistic achievements and philanthropic work throughout Rhode Island. (more...)

OSF Builds Professional & Pre-Professional Orchestra for INTO THE WOODS, Running June-Oct 2014OSF Builds Professional & Pre-Professional Orchestra for INTO THE WOODS, Running June-Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Amanda Dehnert, director and musical director of this season's Into the Woods, have assembled not only the largest orchestra to play on the Allen Elizabethan Theatre stage, but also the first to gather both professional and emerging pre-professional artists for a true master-apprentice experience. (more...)

Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Adds John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to 40th Anniversary SeasonNorthlight Theatre Adds John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the fifth selection of its 40th Anniversary Season: John Patrick Shanley's new romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. The play by the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning writer of Moonstruck and Doubt, will be directed by Artistic Director BJ Jones. (more...)

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