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American Theater Company Announces 2016-17 SeasonAmerican Theater Company Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. The 2016-17 season kicks off this September with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, directed byMargot Bordelon, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 2016. In the New Year, ATC presents Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, making its regional premiere at ATC Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, under Will Davis' direction after he remounts his acclaimed New York production Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this summer. Next spring brings another world premiere at ATC, Basil Kreimendahl's We're Gonna Be Okay, March 17-April 23, 2017. The production is directed by Bonnie Metzgar and was originally developed at ATC in collaboration with The Araca Group during AracaWorks: Chicago 2015. The final production of ATC's 2016-17 Season is a reimagined classic, Pulitzer Prize winner Picnic by William Inge, under Davis' direction May 19-June 25, 2017. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $60-$150, with special pricing available for advance purchases before July 31, 2016. To purchase a subscription or for more information, visit www.atcweb.org or call the ATC Box Office at 773-409-4125. (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...)

New Play STICKY FINGERS Steals into 2016 Hollywood Fringe FestivalNew Play STICKY FINGERS Steals into 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Based on conversations with real women shoplifters, 'Sticky Fingers' is a one-hour, monologue-driven, ensemble dramedy about women who steal. In this age of soul-baring 12-step programs, admitting to shoplifting seems to be one of society's final taboos and as such, most shoplifters are ashamed to talk about their crimes. Most people are unaware that many shoplifters (especially women) do not steal out of need or greed, but often steal because of deeper psychological reasons that they may not know or are unable to acknowledge. (more...)

Spectrum Dance Theater to Present A RAP ON RACESpectrum Dance Theater to Present A RAP ON RACE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

 Spectrum Dance Theater, in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre, presents the 'genre obliterating' world premiere dance theater production A Rap On Racebased on the iconic 1970 conversation on race between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead. Co-created by TONY-nominated and Bessie Award-winning director/choreographer Donald Byrd and Pulitzer-nominated and MacArthur Award-winning actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith, A Rap on Race enlivens the current conversation around race and equity, mixing dance and theatre to create a fully original, groundbreaking artistic work. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222 and online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

NCRC and The Old Globe to Present Anna Deavere Smith in 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'NCRC and The Old Globe to Present Anna Deavere Smith in 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) and The Old Globe will co-host "Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education" written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith for one night only on Monday, June 6 at The Old Globe on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 SeasonTHE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy JordanA.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

With the help of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise), and students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $500,000 at its 2016 Season Gala, SUPERGALA!, which took place on Thursday, April 14 at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/9/2016
by - Apr 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/9/2016. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Open 4/30 at Berkeley PlayhouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Open 4/30 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse will produce the first non-musical in its nine-year history with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The show will be directed by Berkeley Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Berkeley Playhouse's Peter Pan, Hairspray; Broadway: A Time to Kill; Off-Broadway: bare The Musical; Regional: Diablo Theatre Company, City Lights Theatre Company, Napa Valley Opera House, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Town Hall Theatre Company). Previews begin April 28. The show runs from April 30 to May 22 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the box office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, April 20, 2016Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, April 20, 2016
by - Apr 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 20, 2016! (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2016 Performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program. The works are Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show (May 12-15, 2016) in The Rembe Theater at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Cardenio (May 6-14, 2016), inspired by The Cardenio Project by literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright Charles Mee, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

NYFA Hall of Fame to Induct James Casebere, Anna Deavere Smith, Faith Ringgold & Zhou LongNYFA Hall of Fame to Induct James Casebere, Anna Deavere Smith, Faith Ringgold & Zhou Long
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is celebrating the induction of four outstanding artists into the NYFA Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 583 Park Avenue. The evening's honorees are James Casebere, Faith Ringgold, Anna Deavere Smith, and Zhou Long. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, April 6, 2016Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 6, 2016! (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 3/26 at Berkeley PlayhouseTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 3/26 at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

 Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their most acclaimed season yet, with The Addams Family. The show isdirected and choreographed by long time Berkeley Playhouse associate Kimberly Dooley (Berkeley Playhouse's Mary Poppins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wiz, Suessical the Musical.). Previews begin March 24. The show runs from March 26 to April 17 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave in Berkeley, CA. Tickets are now available through the Box Office. Please call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Discuss Race in America at Trinity Church, 3/10Anna Deavere Smith to Discuss Race in America at Trinity Church, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Renowned actor, activist and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will discuss "Race in America: Accepting Difference, Standing Shoulder to Shoulder" at Trinity Church on Thursday, March 10th at 7 P.M. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Return to Bay Area with Excerpts from LET ME DOWN EASYAnna Deavere Smith to Return to Bay Area with Excerpts from LET ME DOWN EASY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

On April 21st, Anna Deavere Smith, acclaimed actress, playwright and professor, will be back in the Bay Area to perform excepts from her powerful, one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy. (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown SeriesFRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

FLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This MarchFLY, Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, Coming to New Victory Theater This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

From training to combat, experience the anguish, fears and triumphs of a brotherhood who fought for freedom abroad -- and at home. FLY, directed by Ricardo Khan, co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, and choreographed by Hope Clarke (A Free Man of Color; Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change) and Omar Edwards (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk), tells the heroic tale of the Tuskegee Airmen through the eyes of four courageous young men. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan to Headline A.C.T.'s SUPERGALA! in AprilTony Nominee Jeremy Jordan to Headline A.C.T.'s SUPERGALA! in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and gala co-chairs Maria and Jeff Spears are proud to announce SUPERGALA! on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at The Regency (1290 Sutter Street) in San Francisco. Tony and Grammy award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise) will join students from the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory for a special performance. Proceeds from the gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and education and community programs. (more...)

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