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NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival Set for NYUNOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival Set for NYU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

In cooperation with the NYU Tisch Center for Art and Public Policy, NOW AFRICA - a group of New York based African writers, actors and community activists - will present its first annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

BWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2015

Beginning this Saturday, the Elite Theatre Company's South Stage will be presenting Zero Hour, a one-man play about legendary actor Zero Mostel. The project is near and dear to the heart of actor John Medeiros, who has tried to get it produced for almost 5 years. Medeiros has performed in two roles made famous by Mostel, Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof). He won the Four Star Alliance Award in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Tevye. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11Berkeley Playhouse to Present AVENUE Q, 9/17-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater opens its eighth season with Avenue Q. The artistic team will be headed by favorite Bay Area actor Danny Cozart (Assassins with Shotgun Players, Babes in Arms with 42nd Street Moon), in his directorial debut. Avenue Q runs from September 17 - October 11, with previews on September 17 and September 19. Opening Night is Saturday, September 19, at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. Tickets and Season Passes are available now through the Box Office, call (510) 845-8542 x351 or visit Berkeleyplayhouse.org. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic DirectorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater today announced the appointment of Eric Ting as the company's new Artistic Director. The announcement, by Cal Shakes Board President Jean Simpson and Search Committee Chair Kate Stechschulte, caps an extensive seven-month nationwide search. Ting will serve as the fifth artistic director in the company's history, succeeding outgoing Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, who completed his 16-year tenure with the opening of The Mystery of Irma Vep. (more...)

Wiley Hausam Named New Artistic & Executive Director of Broad StageWiley Hausam Named New Artistic & Executive Director of Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Board of Directors for The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center today announced the appointment of veteran arts executive Wiley Hausam as the organization's new Artistic and Executive Director. Hausam will assume his new role at The Broad Stage, which presents the best in classical and jazz music, opera recitals, theater, dance and children's programming, on October 1. He will be charged with leading the Santa Monica cultural institution in the next phase of its journey-including the opening of its newly expanded $23 million East Wing facilities on the SMC Performing Arts campus in early 2016-while building on its successful seven year legacy. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Tour Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep to Tour Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

 Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces that it will present a three-city Northern California tour of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a one-woman show about the school-to-prison pipeline. Following a critically acclaimed three-week run at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, Smith will return to communities she visited during her research for the Pipeline Project to present excerpts of monologues from Notes from the Field. She will share her learnings and encourage dialogue and action to address the school-to-prison pipeline. The tour will also serve as an opportunity to spur youth within those communities to take action around racial inequities in the school system. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSONGeorge Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

George Street Playhouse has announced that Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot in the New Brunswick theatre's 2015-16 season.  (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

NOTES FROM THE FIELD's Anna Deavere Smith Heads to White House 'Rethink Discipline' ConferenceNOTES FROM THE FIELD's Anna Deavere Smith Heads to White House 'Rethink Discipline' Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

After an exuberant reception from critics and audiences alike for her performance in Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith today takes a break from her one-woman show currently playing at Berkeley Rep to participate in 'Rethink Discipline,' a conference at the White House hosted by the U.S Departments of Education and Justice. (more...)

LIONSGATE' ROARS WITH 24 EMMY' NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ACCLAIMED SERIES ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE, MANHATTAN AND HOUDINILIONSGATE' ROARS WITH 24 EMMY' NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ACCLAIMED SERIES ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, MAD MEN, NURSE JACKIE, MANHATTAN AND HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

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Youth Speaks Joins Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' at Berkeley RepYouth Speaks Joins Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Youth Speaks is proud to announce they have been invited to participate in Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation about the nation's school-to-prison pipeline. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

Bonnie Metzgar Named Interim Artistic Director of American Theater CompanyBonnie Metzgar Named Interim Artistic Director of American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

American Theater Company's (ATC) Board of Directors has named respected Chicago artist Bonnie Metzgar as its interim artistic director, effective immediately. (more...)

PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12PBS to Air Encore of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 6/12
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

When Anna Deavere Smith's drama Twilight: Los Angeles premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, it made national news for its unique and unflinching look at the fallout from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, was held last night, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The evening was hosted by Anna Deavere Smith and featured special presenters Tyne Daly, and Winnie Holzman. The gala performance, directed by Bill Castellino, celebrated the incredible accomplishments of Tisch students, both past and present. Proceeds from the gala will support the education of talented young artists from around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightAnna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held tonight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Timely COPS AND ROBBERS Returns to the Marsh San Francisco This SpringTimely COPS AND ROBBERS Returns to the Marsh San Francisco This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Law enforcement officer and hip hop star, Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira examines the lines between "right" and "wrong" in COPS AND ROBBERS returning to the Marsh San Francisco for a limited five week run. Featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and others, this solo tour-de-force made national news, selling out its entire original run and three extensions at The Marsh Berkeley last Fall. It will now return to play The Marsh San Francisco for a fixed engagement this Spring. (more...)

1812 Productions' 2015-2016 Season to Feature THE SHOPLIFTERS, I WILL NOT GO GENTLY & More1812 Productions' 2015-2016 Season to Feature THE SHOPLIFTERS, I WILL NOT GO GENTLY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

1812 Productions has announced its 2015-2016 theatre season. The 2015-2016 season will pair three mainstage comedy productions with three limited engagement events, including classic material and several 1812 originals. (more...)

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