Arizona Theatre Company News


by Herbert Paine - Feb 17, 2017

Ruben C. Gonzalez delivers a rock solid and emotionally potent performance in LA ESQUINITA, USA, his metaphor for neighborhoods that time and economy forgot, where the streets are now boulevards of broken dreams, and where hope is replaced by ennui and meth. (Arizona Theatre Company, in co-production with El Teatro Campesino, is presenting the Arizona premiere of his one-man/twelve character opus through February 26th at the Herberger Theater Center.) (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Will Produce Sizzling New Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA During 2017-18 SeasonArizona Theatre Company Will Produce Sizzling New Look at MAN OF LA MANCHA During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following the record-breaking response to its 2017 production of Fiddler on the Roof, Arizona Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that a brand new staging of the brilliant Tony Award-winning favorite, Man of La Mancha, will highlight the 2017-18 season. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle RepFull Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

Aurora Adds Additional Extension Performances of THE REAL THINGAurora Adds Additional Extension Performances of THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Critics and audiences agree: THE REAL THING is the real thing. Aurora Theatre Companyannounces that it will add an additional 2 matinee performances of THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia,Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, to the previously announced 7 performance extension.  (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban StagesBen Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

70 Artists, Organizations, Businesses, Educators Nominated for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards70 Artists, Organizations, Businesses, Educators Nominated for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Seventy artists, arts organizations, advocates, businesses, educators and philanthropists from 19 communities across Arizona have been nominated for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards in eight categories. (more...)

BWW Review: LA ESQUINITA, USA at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Review: LA ESQUINITA, USA at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Jan 23, 2017

It's a small town, La Esquinita, USA. One, perhaps some of us are familiar with, while others not so much, but the story of such a place is not entirely uncommon. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass TheatreCast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

BWW Review: Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov To AZ Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Review: Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov To AZ Theatre Company's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

David Ira Goldstein, in his 25th and final year as Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, has mounted an intensely human and deeply moving production of FIDDLER that is exemplary both in its distinctive portrayal of characters and place and its magnificent stagecraft (Kathryn Van Meter's spirited choreography, William Forrester's exquisite scenic design, and Cynthia Savage's brilliant costumery). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Phoenix winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Matthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 TheatersMatthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ALBATROSS by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo. Produced by The Poets' Theatre, Inc. (Arlington, MA) and Michael Seiden, ALBATROSS  begins performances on Thursday, January 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 12. Press opening is Thursday, January 19 at 7:15 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Brings Tradition to TucsonBWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Brings Tradition to Tucson
by Maria Rita Meli - Dec 12, 2016

Regarded as one of the greatest musicals of all time, the Fiddler on the Roof comes to Tucson for the first time, making it the largest production the Arizona Theatre Company has produced in over thirty years, and it does not disappoint. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th SeasonTen Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Michael Porto Named Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for The Kentucky CenterShakespeare Theatre Company's Michael Porto Named Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Kentucky Center announced today that Michael Porto has been named Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. Porto will be responsible for the creation and oversight of the Center's brand position as a leader in the local and regional arts and cultural community. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare FestivalTen Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

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