American Conservatory Theater News

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory GardensA WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Diversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLASTDiversionary Announces the World Premiere of BALLAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This May Diversionary asks audiences this question with the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly, a highly poetic exploration of the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

UC Berkeley to Present Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIESUC Berkeley to Present Naomi Iizuka's POLAROID STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Spring, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) presents Naomi Iizuka's Polaroid Stories, an eye-opening depiction of the lives of street youth woven together with tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company MembersStrawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the addition of eight new company members to Strawdog Theatre's ensemble including Chelsea Wilson, board president; Leah Barish, managing director; Virginia Head, director of individual giving; Cara Beth Heath, literary manager and Kamille Dawkins, Ashley Ann Woods, Raquel Adorno and Elly Green, ensemble members. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor ProjectBetsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces the New York City premiere of the musical, TALES OF THE CITY on Broadway March 27, 2017 at the Music Box Theatre. The iconic ensemble story of love, identity, and San Francisco will be presented in a one night only benefit concert. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENIAurora Theatre Company Extends Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Greenman's wildly creative biographical play, LENI. Jon Tracy (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Breakfast With Mugabe) directs this multi-media play, called "a thought-provoking tour through the world of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl" by Seattle Weekly. Featuring Stacy Ross (Gidion's Knot, Wilder Times) and Martha Brigham (The How and The Why).  (more...)

Cast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish RepCast Complete for THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili, at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES begins performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, opens on March 12, and runs through April 23, 2017.  (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This AprilThe Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PHÈDRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

A.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUMA.C.T. to Bring Miles Davis to the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

This spring, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Robert Lepage's internationally acclaimed play, Needles and Opium (March 30-April 23, 2017). (more...)

World Premiere of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is StunningWorld Premiere of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is Stunning
by Linda Hodges - Feb 11, 2017

Playing now through February 26, 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is at once haunting and hopeful; shattering and uplifting and will surely open people's hearts and minds to the plight of women in the world today. (more...)

Bay Area Theaters Release Statement on Trump's Immigration BanBay Area Theaters Release Statement on Trump's Immigration Ban
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Arts administrators in the Bay Area have teamed up to release a statement denouncing the recent presidential Immigration Ban. See the full statement below: (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lise BruneauBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lise Bruneau
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 8, 2017

Today's subject Lise Bruneau is currently living her theatre life onstage at Arena Stage as Sara Müller in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine. The production runs through March 5th. (more...)

BETC's Season 12 Lineup Features Big Names, Bold Women, Birds, and BloodBETC's Season 12 Lineup Features Big Names, Bold Women, Birds, and Blood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's (BETC) Season 12 play titles were announced at a pre-show party on Saturday, February 4th. Local theater lovers joined the BETC Ensemble at the Dairy Arts Center for a sneak peek at the company's upcoming season, and the opening night, regional premiere performance of An Iliad. (more...)

Annette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORYAnnette Bening to Star in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 4, 2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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