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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...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar Named Arena Stage Resident PlaywrightPulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar Named Arena Stage Resident Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Artistic Director Molly Smith announces Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar as Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's next resident playwright as part of the American Voices New Play Institute, effective July 2016 through June 2017. Akhtar's emotionally-charged drama Disgraced, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, completes Arena Stage's 2015/16 season. Now in previews, the production officially opens April 28 and runs through May 29, 2016. (more...)

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER Extends Through May 16 at The FleaAdam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER Extends Through May 16 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people, will now run through May 16. Written and directed by Adam Rapp, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere THE PLACE WE BUILT Next MonthThe Flea to Premiere THE PLACE WE BUILT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Flea Theater is excited to welcome playwright Sarah Gancher with the world premiere of THE PLACE WE BUILT. Artistic Associate Danya Taymor (My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer, I Hate Mexicans) directs members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, with music direction and arrangements by The Bengsons. Previews start April 14th, with opening night slated for April 25th. (more...)

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER Begins Tonight at The FleaAdam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER Begins Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Adam Rapp returns to The Flea with WOLF IN THE RIVER. Featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, WOLF IN THE RIVER is written and directed by Rapp. Previews start tonight, March 10, with opening night slated for Monday, March 21. (more...)

Pear Theatre to Explore Shakespearean Authorship in THE BEARD OF AVONPear Theatre to Explore Shakespearean Authorship in THE BEARD OF AVON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Pear Theatre continues its 2015/2016 season with THE BEARD OF AVON, a brilliant farcical treatment of the Oxfordian theory regarding authorship of Shakespeare's plays. (more...)

The Flea to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS...'The Flea to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

On March 13th, The Flea Theater and Project1VOICE are teaming up for a one-night-only event to honor the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. (more...)

VIDEO: The Bats Are Looking Vicious For Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVERVIDEO: The Bats Are Looking Vicious For Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2016

Rapp directs his newest play with a cast from The Flea's resident acting company, The Bats. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER This MarchThe Flea to Premiere Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Adam Rapp returns to The Flea with WOLF IN THE RIVER. Featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, WOLF IN THE RIVER is written and directed by Rapp. Previews start March 10, with opening night slated for Monday, March 21. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HOW AND THE WHY, 3/18-5/8Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HOW AND THE WHY, 3/18-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play, featuring Nancy Carlin (The Monster-Builder, Hysteria, Benefactors) and Martha Brigham (San Francisco Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). The third fully staged production to be performed at the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage, THE HOW AND THE WHY plays March 18 through May 8 at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets ($35-45) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18The Flea Premieres BUT I CD ONLY WHISPER; Begins Previews Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Kristiana Colon's but i cd only whisper, directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews start February 18, with opening night slated for Monday, February 29. (more...)

Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER & More Set for The Flea's Spring 2016 SeasonAdam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER & More Set for The Flea's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater announced today the slate for the spring season, featuring two World Premieres and one US Premiere. Continuing a long-standing relationship with The Flea, Adam Rapp will be returning with Wolf in the River, which he also directs. The Flea is also excited to welcome two new playwrights, Kristiana Colon and Sarah Gancher. Gancher's The Place We Built will be directed by Flea Resident Director Danya Taymor while Colon's but I cd only whisper will be directed by Resident Director David Monteagudo. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEMThe Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tom Stoppard's first new play since Rock 'n' Roll introduces us to Hilary, a 22-year-old psychology student applying for a coveted position with the Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As Hilary prays for strength to move beyond personal regrets, she passionately explores the blurred lines between science and psychology with her colleagues and her sometimes-lover Spike. Ethics are called into question as they delve into the 'hard problem' of consciousness versus gray matter, and debate whether altruism even exists. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London, the Wilma-'America's foremost interpreter of the playwright's work' (Philadelphia Magazine)-is proud to be among the first to bring The Hard Problem to U.S. audiences. (more...)

Aurora Extends Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER Through 12/20Aurora Extends Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER Through 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -THE MONSTER-BUILDER is smashing! Due to popular demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces a second extension of the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER for an additional 6 performances. Art Manke makes his Aurora directing debut with this viciously funny comedy featuring Danny Scheie (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Rod Gnapp (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Nancy Carlin (Hysteria), Thomas Gorrebeeck (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Maggie Mason (Magic Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse), and Sierra Jolene. Originally extended through December 13, THE MONSTER-BUILDER now plays through December 20th (added performances: Tuesday, December 15, 7pm; Wednesday, December 16, 8pm; Thursday, December 17, 8pm; Friday, December 18, 8pm; Saturday, December 19, 8pm; Sunday, December 20, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-52) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Extends Bay Area Debut of Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER Through Dec 13Aurora Extends Bay Area Debut of Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER Through Dec 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -- THE MONSTER-BUILDER is smashing! Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for San Francisco (more...)

The Flea Premieres TAKE CARE, Previews Begin Dec 1The Flea Premieres TAKE CARE, Previews Begin Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Flea Theater presents TAKE CARE, by Niegel Smith and Todd Shalom. This world premiere production marks Smith's directorial debut at his new artistic home and will feature The Bats, the resident acting company at the Flea. Previews start December 1 with Opening Night slated for Sunday, December 6. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE MONSTER-BUILDER, 11/6-12/6Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE MONSTER-BUILDER, 11/6-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER. Art Manke, who directed the World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre in 2014, makes his Aurora directing debut with this viciously funny comedy featuring Danny Scheie (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Rod Knapp (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Nancy Carlin (Hysteria), Thomas Gorrebeeck (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Tracy Hazas, and Sierra Jolene. THE MONSTER-BUILDER plays November 6 through December 6 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for San Francisco (more...)

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