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Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITICast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Last Tiger in Haiti runs June 28 - July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESSTony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

BWW Review: LAST FIVE YEARS at ACTBWW Review: LAST FIVE YEARS at ACT
by Harmony Wheeler - May 20, 2016

Relationships are complicated because people are complicated. Take Jason Robert Brown's 'Last Five Years,' which opened Wednesday evening at American Conservatory Theater. The 85-minute, two-person musical is simple. A couple recounts the rise and fall of their love. But just when you think you know to whom fault really belongs, Brown gives his audience another heart wrenching song to balance the scales. That Cathy and Jamie play out their stories with close to no interaction at all, and in opposite chronological order, only makes it all the more curious. And then there's the fact that the show is somewhat autobiographical and you have to wonder if Brown is living proof that we are our own worst critics. Simple, but complicated. (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, DialogueBAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents MEDEA & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher FitzgeraldPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Oscar Nominee Bruce Davison Joins Grey Ensemble Theatre's F*CK MY LIFE at Hollywood FringeOscar Nominee Bruce Davison Joins Grey Ensemble Theatre's F*CK MY LIFE at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Critically acclaimed actor Bruce Davison joins the cast of FUCK MY LIFE, Grey Ensemble Theatre's inaugural production at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival in a pre-recorded cameo as 'The Interviewer'. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGEGloucester Stage Company to Open 37th Season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

A.C.T. to Premiere CRACK. RUMBLE. FLY.: THE BAYVIEW STORIES PROJECT in JuneA.C.T. to Premiere CRACK. RUMBLE. FLY.: THE BAYVIEW STORIES PROJECT in June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As the culminating event of its Stage Coach audience engagement and community outreach initiative, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced the world-premiere production Crack. Rumble. Fly.: The Bayview Stories Project, taking place during a two-day Bayview Festival (June 18-19, 2016) in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point district. Commissioned by A.C.T. from Los Angeles-based playwright Aleshea Harris, Crack. Rumble. Fly.: The Bayview Stories Project is inspired by Sophocles' Oedipus the King and interweaves the lives and experiences of African Americans living in Bayview-Hunters Point, bringing to theatrical life the stories, questions, and connections shared during story circle workshops held in various neighborhood sites. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARSPhoto Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, now running through June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle - THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair on stage below! (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAYCutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick Perform Pair of Songs from A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS!STAGE TUBE: Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick Perform Pair of Songs from A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, running May 11-June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle – THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie -- with just a few days until the first curtain, A.C.T. has unveiled a pair of sneak peek performances! (more...)

Houston Ballet Selects New Director of ProductionHouston Ballet Selects New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Houston Ballet is pleased to announce that Andrew Nielsen will join its artistic leadership team as Director of Production. Mr. Nielsen will oversee all technical and production management duties for Houston Ballet locally and internationally. (more...)

BWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of ProductionBWW Dance News: Houston Ballet Announces Andrew Nielsen as New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Houston Ballet is pleased to announce that Andrew Nielsen will join its artistic leadership team as Director of Production. Mr. Nielsen will oversee all technical and production management duties for Houston Ballet locally and internationally. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Names Interim Executive DirectorLaguna Playhouse Names Interim Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Board of Directors announced today that, later this month, Ellen Richard will be joining Laguna Playhouse as its Interim Executive Director. The Playhouse announced late last year that it was undertaking a national search guided by Arts Consulting Group (ACG) for an Executive Director to succeed Karen Wood who had held this position for the past eight years. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary SeasonNew York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert Get in Character for A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARSPhoto Flash: Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert Get in Character for A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In between rehearsals for American Conservatory Theater's upcoming, fully-staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, stars Zak Resnick and Margo Seibert hit the streets of San Francisco to prepare for their roles. Check out images from the photo shoot below! (more...)

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