American Conservatory Theater News

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory GardensMarcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Road Theatre Company presents West Coast Premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GODRoad Theatre Company presents West Coast Premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD, written by Jeff Augustin and directed by Andre Barron.  LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD will begin previews on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm; will open on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm and run through Saturday, April 15 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater presents Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOUCrowded Fire Theater presents Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Launching Crowded Fire's 2017 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU directed by M. Graham Smith. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU is an Alice In Wonderland-like tale of sacrifice, love, and patriotism told from the perspective of two sisters fleeing North Korea. When Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, each must race across time and space to be together again-navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU was hailed by The Washingtonian as "…(a) magical universe…a dizzying, sometimes surreal tale…endlessly creative…" in it's world premiere production at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New StrandsAmerican Conservatory Theater Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $200,000 To Support New Works Under A.C.T.'s New Strands
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it has been awarded four grants totaling more than $200,000 to support the commission, development, and production of several new works under A.C.T.'s New Strands, including the upcoming world-premiere theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, opening at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in February 2017. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This SummerTickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, which took place on January 14, 1967 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Announces Winter/Spring 2017 LineupA.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Announces Winter/Spring 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory (YC) Director Craig Slaight announced today the lineup for the YC's winter/spring 2017 performances. From February 7-11, the YC will present Timothy Mason's The Life to Come, a co-commission with His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland. From April 18-22, the YC will present Tomorrow, two one-act plays by Horton Foote. Both productions will take place in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco). Tickets for individual productions are $20. Both are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org/csvshows. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next MonthChristina DeCicco to Star in BORN YESTERDAY at Asolo Rep Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with Academy Award-winner Garson Kanin's irresistible girl-meets-world comedy BORN YESTERDAY. (more...)

A.C.T. Joins Theaters Nationwide to Launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTA.C.T. Joins Theaters Nationwide to Launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.-the eve of the presidential inauguration-it and over 100 theaters and theatrical organizations across the country will launch The Ghostlight Project, a collective, simultaneous action, together creating "light" for challenging times ahead. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative Renamed ArtShareA.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative Renamed ArtShare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced today that A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative (CSSI) has been renamed ArtShare. Created in 2012, the community space-sharing initiative provides free performance space for small and mid-sized companies without permanent performance space, as well as independent artists, who would benefit from being in residence at one of A.C.T.'s spaces in the Central Market area-The Costume Shop (1117 Market St.), A.C.T.'s 49-seat black-box venue, andThe Rueff, a multi-use event and performance space located at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St.). ArtShare is made possible by generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative. (more...)

Cast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred MolinaCast Complete for Geffen Playhouse's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jeanie Hackett. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Show World Premiere of CHARLEY'S AUNT '66Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Show World Premiere of CHARLEY'S AUNT '66
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre 2016-2017 37th Season continues with the World Premiere of a wonderfully silly farce: CHARLEY'S AUNT '66, freely adapted by Scott Munson from Brandon Thomas' classicCharley's Aunt. CHARLEY'S AUNT '66 will have 15 performances, including one preview, February 9 through March 5, 2017, at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, 22311 N. Third St. in Hayward, CA.  Tickets are $10-$29, and are available through the Box Office at (510) 881-6777 or online at www.dmtonline.org. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents KING CHARLES IIIShakespeare Theatre Company Presents KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, will present Mike Bartlett's King Charles III, a modern history play, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street) from February 7-March 12, 2017. The co-production is directed by David Muse, Artistic Director at Studio Theatre and formerly Associate Artistic Director at STC. (more...)

Opera Parallele Names Debbie Chinn Executive DirectorOpera Parallele Names Debbie Chinn Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Opera Parallele (OP) has named national non-profit arts leader Debbie Chinn as its new Executive Director, Board of Directors Chairman Robert Rippshas announced. Ms. Chinn comes to Opera Parallele having served as Executive Director of the prestigious Carmel Bach Festival since 2012 and following previous positions at organizations including the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, California Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes) and others. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into SpringHarlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through May 27, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Pulitzer Winner's New Play JOHN This SpringA.C.T. to Stage Pulitzer Winner's New Play JOHN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2016-17 season with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's new play, John (February 22-April 23, 2017). A haunting drama that took off-Broadway by storm, John is the latest hit from American theater's hottest new voice-Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick). (more...)

Goethe-Institut's Transatlantic Theater Project Will Explore Privacy in a Digital AgeGoethe-Institut's Transatlantic Theater Project Will Explore Privacy in a Digital Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Goethe-Institut has announced The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" (more...)

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