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A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, one of England's most distinguished contemporary playwrights. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Carey Perloff to Talk 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' Memoir and More at Steppenwolf Theatre, 4/6A.C.T.'s Carey Perloff to Talk 'BEAUTIFUL CHAOS' Memoir and More at Steppenwolf Theatre, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Steppenwolf ensemble member Frank Galati in conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of Perloff's memoir, 'Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater', Monday, April 6 at 5pm in the Garage Theater (1624 N Halsted St). (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next MonthAmerican Conservatory Theater's Carey Perloff to Speak at The Old Globe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only free event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Carey Perloff, on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAYPhoto Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

After playing to sold-out audiences in New York, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), in a co-production with the Guthrie Theater, is thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (now through March 15, 2015). Press night forMr. Burns, a post electric play is Wednesday, February 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz to Perform at Harris Center, 3/14San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz to Perform at Harris Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose's South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ's powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore the connections of rhythm, movement, and energy at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway, Baby! Darren Criss Goes From GLEE To Glam In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHFLASH FRIDAY: Broadway, Baby! Darren Criss Goes From GLEE To Glam In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 20, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's announcement of GLEE breakout star Darren Criss joining HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2015-16 Season to Feature THE REALISTIC JONESES, MONSTRESS & MoreA.C.T.'s 2015-16 Season to Feature THE REALISTIC JONESES, MONSTRESS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today five of the seven productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 49th subscription season, including the West Coast premiere of Will Eno's inventive new comedy, The Realistic Joneses; OBIE Award winner John Douglas Thompson in Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf; the groundbreaking new musical, The Unfortunates; Eugene O'Neill's classic comedy, Ah, Wilderness!; and the world premiere of Monstress, a theatrical adaptation of short stories by San Francisco author Lysley Tenorio. (more...)

The Red Fern Theatre to Present IRREVERSIBLEThe Red Fern Theatre to Present IRREVERSIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

J. Robert Oppenheimer and his brother Frank battle between conscience and ambition in Irreversible, Jack Karp's gripping world-premiere drama, directed by Melanie Moyer Williams, about the physicist brothers' desperate race to beat the Nazis to the world's first atomic bomb and their confliction over its use. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Emily Skinner and Patrick Cassidy to Star in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This SummerKaren Ziemba, Emily Skinner and Patrick Cassidy to Star in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the initial casting for A.C.T.'s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Filled with Sondheim's signature wit and some of his most gorgeous melodies -- including the beloved and haunting treasure "Send in the Clowns" -- A Little Night Music will feature Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Contact) as Desiree Armfeldt; Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot: The Musical, Side Show) as Charlotte; and Patrick Cassidy (42nd Street, Sondheim's Assassins) as Federick Egerman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards GalaMichael C. Hall & More to be Honored at National Corporate Theatre Fund's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala on Monday, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

The Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan StromanThe Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan Stroman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Muny announced today its 2015 production of Oklahoma! will feature the Laurence Olivier Award-winning and Tony AwardŽ nominated choreography of Susan Stroman. The Muny is honored to be the first theater in the world to recreate this extraordinary choreography, last seen in 2004. The Muny production will be directed by Rob Ruggiero, with music direction by Kevin Stites. Ms. Stroman's work will be recreated by Ginger 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's score is everything you dream a musical should be,' said Susan Stroman. (more...)

Tony Winner Alan Cumming Will Headline A.C.T.'s 2015 GalaTony Winner Alan Cumming Will Headline A.C.T.'s 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Gala Co-Chairs Prisca Geeslin and Ken Fulk have announced the 2015 season gala, COME GET STRANDED, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (more...)

A.C.T. Partners with San Francisco Institutions for MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY EventsA.C.T. Partners with San Francisco Institutions for MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

To celebrate the West Coast premiere of Anne Washburn's critically acclaimed play, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today a partnership with several San Francisco institutions-Bartlett Hall, Dynamo Donut, and San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum. (more...)

Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterMegan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 3, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony AwardŽ-nominated composer Paul Gordon. (more...)

SFGMC to Present PASSION at Davies Symphony Hall, 4/1-2SFGMC to Present PASSION at Davies Symphony Hall, 4/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program for the spring concert series, Passion at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness, San Francisco), on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

American Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour HoffmanAmerican Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, announced today The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, The Relentless Award will honor an unproduced play with $45,000, laying the groundwork for the future of American Theater. The American Playwriting Foundation is now open for submissions, and the deadline is July 10, 2015. Three finalists and one winner will be announced on October 2, 2015. (more...)

LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Frigid New York presents A PowerOut production: Let's Play Play, written by Ben Ferber and directed by Todd Brian Backus. The production plays Feb 18th - Mar 7th, 2015. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into JuneAurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

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