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Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22Los Altos Stage Company to Present MAPLE AND VINE, 1/29-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents the third play of our 2014/2015 Season, a dark comedy by playwright Jordan Harrison that explores our absurd adoration of yesteryear and the lengths we will go to escape our present-day realities. Maple & Vine opens January 29 and runs through February 22 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

John Rando Backs Out of Broadway-Bound KING KONG MusicalJohn Rando Backs Out of Broadway-Bound KING KONG Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

Danny Bernardy to Join Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING This WinterDanny Bernardy to Join Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Danny Bernardy is set to take on the role of leading male "Andrew Polinski" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Currently being played by Brandon Goins, Bernardy is set to step in for the winter season beginning January 10th every Saturday at 8pm. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPESTThe Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) continues its 2014-2015 mainstage season with one of William Shakespeare's late masterpieces,The Tempest. STC Affiliated Artist Ethan McSweeny, following his imaginative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream two seasons ago, applies his flair for visual panache to The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses and fools hold court. The Tempest will play at the Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from December 2, 2014-January 11, 2015. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the DixonTN Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT Notoriously Fabulous at the Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Inspired by both titles of William Shakespeare's popular, musical comedy, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, continues its seventh season of plays with a turn-of-the-century musical hall production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. (more...)

A.C.T. to Kick Off the New Year with Tom Stoppard's INDIAN INK, Running 1/14-2/8A.C.T. to Kick Off the New Year with Tom Stoppard's INDIAN INK, Running 1/14-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Continuing its exploration on the power of memory and storytelling, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will kick off the new year with an all-new production of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, (January 14 - February 8, 2015) a romantic saga spanning decades, continents, and cultures. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

UK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full CastUK Production of THE NETHER Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

David Calder joins the West End cast of The Nether to play Doyle, previewing at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January 2015 and opening on 23 February. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12weeks only to 25 April 2015. In a Headlong and Royal Court Theatre co-production, The Nether is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott M Delman in association with Tulchin Bartner Productions, Lee Dean & Charles Diamond, 1001 Nights, JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's New Charles Dean Award to Honor Outstanding Work by a Local ActorBerkeley Rep's New Charles Dean Award to Honor Outstanding Work by a Local Actor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

At the recent Theatre Bay Area Awards, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Robinson Family Fund for the Arts announced the Charles Dean Award to celebrate and honor outstanding work by a local actor. The inaugural award was presented to longtime Bay Area actor Charles Dean. The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize endowed by the Robinson Family Fund for the Arts and administered by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It recognizes a Bay Area actor who has dedicated his or her career to Bay Area theatre. Future awardees will be chosen by a panel of local theatre community adjudicators and presented annually at the Theatre Bay Area Awards. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

John Rando in Talks to Direct KING KONG on Broadway; Marsha Norman Joins Creative TeamJohn Rando in Talks to Direct KING KONG on Broadway; Marsha Norman Joins Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

KING KONG, which ran in Australia last year has long been rumored for a trip overseas to Broadway. As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. Due to the 'huge scale of the production' and to allow the creative team necessary time to implement changes, the producers decided 'to not rush in before the end of the year.' Now according to the New York Times, the show is eyeing John Rando to direct the Broadway version. Additionally, Marsha Norman was recently brought on board as the musical's new book writer. A development timeline has not yet been announced. (more...)

Last chance to see Indian Ink thru Nov 30 onlyLast chance to see Indian Ink thru Nov 30 only
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 5, 2014

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Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT Opens Tonight at A.C.T.Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT Opens Tonight at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) through November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be tonight, November 5, 2014. (more...)

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