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Swados & Courtney's New Musical THE NOMAD Begins Tonight at The FleaSwados & Courtney's New Musical THE NOMAD Begins Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of THE NOMAD, a new musical with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Swados and Guggenheim Fellow Erin Courtney, composed & directed by Swados. Performances begin tonight, February 19. The production runs through April 6, 2015. (more...)

World Premiere of THE FEAST Begins Previews Next Month at The FleaWorld Premiere of THE FEAST Begins Previews Next Month at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Flea Theater has announced the World Premiere of Cory Finley's comedy THE FEAST. It is directed by Flea Resident Director Courtney Ulrich (White Hot), featuring three members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin March 4 with opening slated for March 15. (more...)

New Musical THE NOMAD Begins 2/19 at The FleaNew Musical THE NOMAD Begins 2/19 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of THE NOMAD, a new musical with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Swados and Guggenheim Fellow Erin Courtney, composed & directed by Swados. Previews begin February 26 with opening slated for February 28. (more...)

Cal Shakes' Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone Steps DownCal Shakes' Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater Board President Jean Simpson today announced that Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone has decided to step down from his position in August 2015, after 15 years with the company. Moscone will conclude his tenure with his production of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, August 12-September 6, which will be his 22nd production for Cal Shakes. Moscone has accepted a position as the Chief of Civic Engagement with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and also plans to continue directing plays around the country. The Board has formed a committee to lead a nation-wide search to identify Moscone's successor, working with Gregory Kandel with Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc. as search consultants. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Jeff Whitty and Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar on the World Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELSSTAGE TUBE: Playwright Jeff Whitty and Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar on the World Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2014

Opening at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a world premiere musical HEAD OVER HEELS, with book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics from the catalog of the Go-Go's. (more...)

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through TodayThe Flea Extends SMOKE Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced another extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people)) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." (more...)

Lucid Dramatics to Present REVIVAL; Opens Next MonthLucid Dramatics to Present REVIVAL; Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Lucid Dramatics has announced a limited engagement of Revival, a world premiere play by Carla Neuss at the Acting Artists Theatre in West Hollywood. Directed by Neuss, Revival is set to open Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 8pm. The play will run for seven performances through February 7 only. (more...)

Kim Davies' SMOKE Extends Through Feb 1 at The FleaKim Davies' SMOKE Extends Through Feb 1 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Flea Theater is proud to announce yet another extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere Smoke, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people)) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." Performances will now run through February 1, 2015 at The Flea, where performances started in August of 2014. (more...)

South Coast Rep's NewSCRipts Series to Feature GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE, 12/8South Coast Rep's NewSCRipts Series to Feature GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Do you believe in heaven? If so, what does it look like? That's what playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores in her new work, Going to a Place where you Already Are. It's up next for South Coast Repertory's NewSCRipts reading series on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are available online at ?www.scr.org. The play is an SCR commission. (more...)

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 12/18The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced another extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people)) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." (more...)

The Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-BroadwayThe Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin tonight, November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Arena Stage Presents OUR WAR Monologue Readings TonightArena Stage Presents OUR WAR Monologue Readings Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The monologues will be read at a public reading tonight, November 6, 2014 following the 8:00 p.m. performance. The writers will also receive a session with American Voices New Play Institute Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, a listing in the Our War program and an award certificate. The finished monologues along with video clips of the performed monologues will be posted on Arena Stage's website and shared via social media. Directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, Our War runs October 21 - November 9, 2014 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of more than 80 brand new one minute plays by 53 Bay Area playwrights -- a highly vaunted group, all written within the past month specifically for the event. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launched on October 21 and continues through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's OUR WAR - Nothing if Not AmbitiousBWW Reviews: Arena Stage's OUR WAR - Nothing if Not Ambitious
by Jennifer Perry - Oct 27, 2014

It's not an easy one, but there are ample chances to not only marvel at the work it took to put it together, but the ambition of the actors and creative team. (more...)

The Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKEThe Flea Announces Second Extension for SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Flea Theater will offer a 2nd extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE. It is directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen) and features members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OUR WAR at Arena StagePhoto Flash: First Look at OUR WAR at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launched on October 21 and continues through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and More Join OUR WAR, Beginning Tonight at Arena StageJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and More Join OUR WAR, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launches today, October 21, and continues through November 9, 2014. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

The Flea Presents Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, Now thru 10/25The Flea Presents Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, Now thru 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Flea Announces 2nd Part of Grand Guignol Series, The Cutthroat Series: Grand Guignol Duels -- Cruelty, today, October 14-25. (more...)

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