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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...)

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 to Present Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, 10/14-25The Flea to Present Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, 10/14-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Flea Theater presents Pod 2 of their terrifying 4 part theatrical event - THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS beginning October 14. These turn of the century French plays alternate between ghastly horrors and carnal comedies to create a gripping, deplorable evening of theater. To add to that thrill, audience members will vote on their favorite play from each of the four pods (titled GORE, CRUELTY, NIGHT TERROR, and LUST) and the winners will return for an extended run in January. The winner from GORE was TICS, OR DOING THE DEED. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's OUR WAR Meets the PressPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's OUR WAR Meets the Press
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 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 company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Molissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop and Roxanne Steinberg Set for Dance at The Flea in OctoberMolissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop and Roxanne Steinberg Set for Dance at The Flea in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the newest Dance @ The Flea series, featuring four choreographers for three nights only. Molissa Fenley, Amanda Loulaki, Nina Winthrop, and Roxanne Steinberg will be presenting original works October 9-11 at 7pm. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Winners For OUR WAR Monologue Contest; Reading Set for 11/6Arena Stage Announces Winners For OUR WAR Monologue Contest; Reading Set for 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In June, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced a national call for three-minute monologues held in conjunction with the world premiere of Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories by 25 esteemed playwrights that explores--through diverse perspectives--the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The open monologue contest inspired by Our War brought in more than 150 entries from around the world, and the theater is pleased to announce the three winning monologues: Tree by Dave Lankford of New York, NY; Mary/Marcus by Sarah Pitard of London, UK; and The Peacock's War by Lisa Sillaway of Wichita, KS. (more...)

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, The Flea Theater announces the extension of the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello. Extension performances will run October 9- November 9. (more...)

Billy Magnussen Joins Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce for A SONG AT TWILIGHT ReadingBilly Magnussen Joins Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce for A SONG AT TWILIGHT Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Billy Magnussen joins his previously announced chums - Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver - for a reading of Noel Coward's A SONG AT TWILIGHT. The VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE friends are reuniting for a benefit performance to kick off the 2014/2015 season of The Flea Theater. The performance will take place on Monday, September 15. A cocktail reception begins at 6 pm followed by the reading at 7pm and then a talkback with the actors. Flea Artistic Director, Jim Simpson directs the event at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St). (more...)

Kathryn Rossetter to Join Adam LeFevre in MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, Begin. 9/12Kathryn Rossetter to Join Adam LeFevre in MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Kathryn Rossetter, who appeared on Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in Death Of a Salesman and is currently head of the MFA Acting Program at the New School for Drama, will join Adam LeFevre (Broadway's Footloose, Mamma Mia, Guys and Dolls) in the World Premiere of MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, an absurdist comedy by Sari Caine. Inspired by Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play was a PlayPenn 2013 semi-finalist and short-listed for both the 24/7 (UK) and the Ronald Duncan Award (UK). It is produced by Slightly Altered States Theater Company and directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Previews begin September 12 at The Flea Theater with opening slated for Monday, September 22. (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WARKelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 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. (more...)

SMOKE Begins Performances 8/22 at The FleaSMOKE Begins Performances 8/22 at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Flea Theater will present the World Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea. Previews begin August 22 with opening slated for September 7. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core. (more...)

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