American Conservatory Theater News

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This SummerThe Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

2050 Legacy Performance, CATALYST at New York Fringe2050 Legacy Performance, CATALYST at New York Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

2050 Legacy announces acceptance to the New York International Fringe Festival for the New York debut of their performance Catalyst.  Performances August 17 - 25, 2016:  THU 18 @ 4:30pm, MON 22 @ 9:00pm, THU 25 @ 7:00pm, SAT 27 @ 2:45pm  Venue: 64E4 UNDERGROUND 64 East 4th Street (Bowery & 2nd Avenue) (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena StageAdditional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Cutting Ball Theatre presents AvantGardARAMA!Cutting Ball Theatre presents AvantGardARAMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

San Francisco's cutting-edge and highly acclaimed experimentalCutting Ball Theater kicks off its 18th season with Avant GardARAMA! an all-in-one performance festival of seven short experimental plays showcasing the work of Bay Area directors. One of these short plays, a winning submission from a Cutting Ball Theater writer's workshop, is penned by a 16 year old student from San Francisco's celebrated Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and directed by one of his instructors. Avant GardARAMA! runs October 5 - 23 at Cutting Ball's venue at the EXIT on Taylor (located at 277 Taylor Street at Ellis). Preview is October 5, Press Night is October 6, and Gala Opening Night is October 7. Tickets for all performances through October 23, ranging in price from $15 to $60, are on sale now at cuttingball.com or by calling 415-525-1205. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in ChicagoTickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak TheaterTHE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CONFEDERATES World Premiere at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at CONFEDERATES World Premiere at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its 47th season with the world premiere of the high stakes political drama CONFEDERATES. This fresh, fascinating, and headline-hot show explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign. This production will be directed by Lisa Rothe, with performances now through August 7 (press opening: July 16) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

David Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCADavid Henry Hwang and Christopher Chen to Chat CAUGHT and More at MOCA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Play Company in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is pleased to present a special event on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Sixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New PlaysSixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country, inspired by this year's theme 'SCANDAL'. (more...)

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' NICE FISH Transfers to the West EndMark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' NICE FISH Transfers to the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jul 8, 2016

Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins' critically acclaimed new comic play NICE FISH will transfer to the West End this winter, following sold-out seasons at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge and St Ann's Warehouse in New York. Directed by Claire van Kampen, the production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre 15 November-21 January 2017, with press night on 25 November. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANYWriters Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Yale School of Drama Announces Department ChangesYale School of Drama Announces Department Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA announces the retirement of Professor Adjunct Edward A. Martenson, Chair of the Theater Management Department, effective June 30, 2017, and the appointment of Professor Adjunct Joan Channick, who currently serves as Associate Dean, as the new Chair, effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Host Summer FestivalA.C.T.'s Young Conservatory to Host Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight announced today the shows that will comprise the summer Young Conservatory (YC) Festival. Productions include the world premiere of Top of the Pyramid, a collaboration among A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory, A.C.T.'s Education & Community Programs, and Oakland's Destiny Arts Center, and Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting, a celebration of the music of singer-songwriter Sting. Top of the Pyramid will perform July 26-30, 2016, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco) and August 5-7, 2016 at Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave, Oakland). Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting will perform at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater from August 16-27, 2016. Tickets for Top of the Pyramid are $20. Tickets for Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting are $30. Both are available now by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org/YCshows. Tickets to performances at Oakland's Destiny Arts Center are available online at www.destinyarts.org. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays LineupVictory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Host Memorial for Actress, Director Angela PatonBerkeley Rep to Host Memorial for Actress, Director Angela Paton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced it will host a memorial service honoring actress and director Angela Paton on Monday, July 11 at 7pm. Paton, who passed away in May, appeared in numerous Berkeley Rep productions, including memorable turns as Mary in Long Day's Journey into Night and the cantankerous mother in The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She had a long and successful career in the Bay Area dating back to the 1960s as a principal actor at American Conservatory Theater and she was the founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Stage Company from 1974 to 1984. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents World Premiere of CONFEDERATESTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents World Premiere of CONFEDERATES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens its 47th season with the world premiere of the high stakes political drama Confederates. This fresh, fascinating, and headline-hot show explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign. (more...)

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