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DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE to Play Main Street Theater, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19Main Street Theater to Host Staged Reading of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Main Street Theater presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory and with an original score by Peter Ekstrom. There are two performances: Saturday, July 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 19 at 3pm at Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. All tickets are $10; seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

CHINGLISH, THE PILLOWMAN & More Among TBA Awards Recommended Shows in San Francisco This WeekCHINGLISH, THE PILLOWMAN & More Among TBA Awards Recommended Shows in San Francisco This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Each week, hundreds of adjudicators attend and evaluate eligible productions from all over the Bay Area on behalf of the TBA Awards. Based on the 'overall production' scores from their peers, Theatre Bay Area issues a weekly list of productions still running that have reached a minimum threshold of scoring to be deemed 'recommended.'  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

Steve Silver Foundation & 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Reveal Winners of 2015 Scholarship for the ArtsSteve Silver Foundation & 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Reveal Winners of 2015 Scholarship for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the three Bay Area high school winners of the The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 'Scholarship for the Arts.' (more...)

Jo Schuman Silver Announces Recipients of Scholarship of the ArtsJo Schuman Silver Announces Recipients of Scholarship of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO- (June 2, 2015) Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announcedtoday the three Bay Area high school winners of the The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts."  (more...)

All His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on BroadwayAll His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - May 28, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7 and officially opens tonight, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with Parsons and the team! (more...)

Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) to July 5. The production, which opens on June 10, reunites the playwright with the Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 10 out of 12, a company of theatre artists is engaged in the very peculiar-and uniquely impossible-task of making a new play. Based on notes Washburn took during her past technical rehearsals, this Soho Rep. commission is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds THE NETHER to for 2015-16 SeasonSan Francisco Playhouse Adds THE NETHER to for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced its final selection for the previously-announced 2015-2016 Mainstage season: Jennifer Haley's mind-blowing exploration of second-life morality and virtual criminality, The Nether. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening TonightPatrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. The show opens tonight, May 27, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICA.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21.  (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The MarshGeoff Hoyle's LEAR'S SHADOW Extends at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Marsh has announced award-winning actor/playwright Geoff Hoyle's newest solo show Lear's Shadow will extend, with continuing performances through June 27. It may be business-as-usual when great tragedians such as Laurence Olivier, Sir Ian McKellen, and Paul Scofield perform in King Lear, but this time a great clown tackles Shakespeare's masterpiece. Audiences experience King Lear like never before as the Jester (played by Hoyle), recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare's most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories in this poignant solo performance. Lear's Shadow, written in collaboration with and directed by the master of the solo form David Ford, will run Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm through May 30. Beginning June 4, Lear's Shadow will be performed Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh (1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco).  For tickets ($20-$100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

NY Arts Exec to Lead LA Master ChoraleNY Arts Exec to Lead LA Master Chorale
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

New York Arts Executive Jean Davidson, who has been affiliated with some of the country's most innovative and successful arts organizations, has been named President & CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), the nation's largest professional chorus and Walt Disney Concert Hall resident chorus led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and heralded around the globe for its unparalleled artistry, announces LAMC Chair David Gindler. She assumes the post on August 31, 2015. Davidson has served since 2011 as Executive Director & CEO of New York Live Arts, an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary performing arts center under the artistic direction of Bill T. Jones. Guiding its phenomenal growth and success since its inception, she was instrumental in leading the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company through its merger with Dance Theater Workshop to create New York Live Arts, a new model of artist-led, producing and presenting arts organization unique in the United States. Today New York Live Arts, noted for commissioning cutting-edge new works, its vibrant community partnerships and as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, presents more than 100 performances annually in its theater and studios inside its 20,000-square-foot facility in Chelsea, operating with a $5.8 million budget. Davidson is cited for her forward-thinking management style, fostering artistic innovation, developing and expanding creative partnerships with disparate educational and cultural organizations, and overseeing tremendous revenue development and programmatic growth. She previously served as Executive Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York City for six years prior to the merger, when the company launched two successful initiatives entitled Partners in Creation and Partners in Education; Managing Director of The Silk Road Project, Inc., a non-profit arts and cultural organization founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma which during her tenure commissioned 25 chamber works, launched a worldwide tour, released three recordings; and Production Administrator for the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Davidson replaces LAMC President & CEO Terry Knowles, who steps down at the end of the season following a tremendously successful 15-year tenure with the chorus, during which time the Chorale experienced unsurpassed financial and artistic growth, toured around the world to critical acclaim, released six commercial CDs, created a recording partnership with Decca Classics, and twice received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming as well as Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation's highest choral music award. Davidson's appointment comes at a critical time in the Chorale's history, as it is poised to launch its 52nd season and a new period of strategic growth. The national executive search for Knowles' successor was led by Arts Consulting Group, the leading provider of executive search and other services for the arts and culture industry. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 17Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 17
by - May 17, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 17, 2015. (more...)

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