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The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCKThe Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)

The Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThe Mountain Play presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

1984 Announces Broadway Lottery1984 Announces Broadway Lottery
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mobile ticketing app TodayTix announced today that it will offer a digital lottery for the highly-anticipated Broadway Premiere of George Orwell's 1984 starring Tony® Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut, and Tony® Award winner Reed Birney.  The entire front row of seats will be available via lottery for $19.84 each.  The entry period will begin each day at midnight, and continue until winners are notified via email and push notification 2-4 hours before the selected performance begins.  Winners will be offered the opportunity to purchase either one or two tickets, and lottery winners can pick up their purchased tickets from TodayTix concierge agents outside of the Hudson Theatre.  For tickets and info, download the TodayTix mobile app or visit www.todaytix.com. (more...)

Acclaimed TV Vet Brings John Wilkes Booth to FringeAcclaimed TV Vet Brings John Wilkes Booth to Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

 While revered writer and producer Lloyd J. Schwartz built his reputation and career in television on hit shows like The Brady Bunch, Alice, The A-Team, Baywatch and more, it has always been theatre where he's felt the most free to explore. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTixHollywood Fringe Announces Partnership with TodayTix
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival is proud to announce its partnership with TodayTix, the international ticketing app and website with nearly three million users. As the official marketing and ticketing platform available to all Festival productions, TodayTix is offering its ticket listing and marketing services, used by over 500 arts organizations worldwide, to all Fringe productions. TodayTix allows all Fringe productions to expand their reach and promote their shows to a rich database of culture-loving locals and tourists. (more...)

Dylan Brody's DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to Canal Cafe TheatreDylan Brody's DRIVING HOLLYWOOD Comes to Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Blue Panther Productions presents award winning humorist Dylan Brody in his new solo show Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood coming to London's Canal Cafe Theatre June 9 thru 17. Nancy Carlin directs. The show's international tour which debuted at Chicago's Apollo Theater at the beginning of May will continue at Barcelona's Teatro Tinta Roja thru May 27 and move to New York in July at The PIT Underground following the London run. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Road Theatre Company presents THE LYONSPhoto Flash: The Road Theatre Company presents THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the fourth and final show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of THE LYONS, written by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver and directed by Scott Alan Smith.  THE LYONS will begin previews on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm; will open on Friday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 1 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old GlobeCast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

The Museum of Performance and Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason ChapelThe Museum of Performance and Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason Chapel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Museum of Performance + Design announces a special staged reading of Oedipus The King directed by JAMIE LYONS at Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017. The reading is programmed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival taking place at Fort Mason, May 25 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Mountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music FestivalMountain Play presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and 50th Anniversary Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

 The Mountain Play Association, the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, will present the timeless classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast directed by Jay Manley for their 104th season. Based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will take place every Sunday from May 21 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

Antic in a Drain to Premiere Site-Specific BUCKO: WHALEMAN! This JuneAntic in a Drain to Premiere Site-Specific BUCKO: WHALEMAN! This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Antic in a Drain presents its world premiere production of Bucko: Whaleman! (more...)

TodayTix Surpasses $100 Million in Sales, Unveils New Logo and MoreTodayTix Surpasses $100 Million in Sales, Unveils New Logo and More
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

TodayTix, the international ticketing platform on a mission to redefine the way people see theater, today announced it has surpassed $100 million in sales and has unveiled its new visual identity. (more...)

The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon Announce the 2017 'Scholarship for the Arts' FinalistsThe Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon Announce the 2017 'Scholarship for the Arts' Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the nine Bay Area high school seniors selected as finalists for the 15th Anniversary of The Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon 'Scholarship for the Arts.'  (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream FlavorHumphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

Christopher Chen Brings YOU MEAN TO DO ME HARM to The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand TheaterChristopher Chen Brings YOU MEAN TO DO ME HARM to The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continues its 2016-2017 Sandbox Series for new works with the World Premiere of You Mean to Do Me Harm, written by acclaimed playwright and winner of the 2017 Lanford Wilson Award Christopher Chen. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Details for NATIVE GARDENSWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Details for NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Karen Zacarias' Native Gardens, directed by David Lozano. Native Gardens will run June 2-25, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso as Tania Del Valle, Ivan Jasso as Pablo Del Valle, Lois Sonnier Hart as Virginia Butley, and John S. Davies as Frank Butley. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Season Gala Raises Over $1.2 MillionAmerican Conservatory Theater Season Gala Raises Over $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

With the help of artists from throughout American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) celebrated 50-year history-as well as current Master of Fine Arts Program (M.F.A.) and Young Conservatory (YC) students-A.C.T. raised over $1.2 million at its 2017 Season Gala, which took place on Thursday, April 27 at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Costume Shop Theater. The proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs. (more...)

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