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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Fiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New AudienceFiasco Theatre's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Begins Next Month at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present as its fourth production of the season the New York premiere of Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, beginning previews at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, on Friday, April 24, at 7:30pm for an opening on Thursday, April 30, at 7:00pm. The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs through May 24. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere Reveals Top Politicians are Merely MenBWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere Reveals Top Politicians are Merely Men
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 19, 2015

Number 1, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, and a currently in office 42--these numbers represent five presidents and two portraits placed in a holding pen, a room, before Richard Nixon's (37) funeral on April 18,1994 in Yorba Linda, California. The men often identify each other by numbers instead of their names in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of Five Presidents. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company to Premiere UNCANNY VALLEY, 4/3-25InterAct Theatre Company to Premiere UNCANNY VALLEY, 4/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

InterAct Theatre Company continues its 2014/2015 season of world premieres with Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons. The second of four National New Play Network rolling world premieres, Uncanny Valley is directed by InterAct's Producing Artistic Director Seth Rozin and features local actors Sally Mercer and Frank X (last seen in Permanent Collection). The show runs April 3-April 26 at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street. Opening Night is Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm. Tickets cost between $22-38 and are available online at www.interacttheatre.org/season/uncanny-valley/, at the box office, or by phone at 215-568-8079. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, 3/26-4/12Arizona Theatre Company to Present ROMEO AND JULIET, 3/26-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece of jealousy, prejudice and betrayal, takes on a bold new theatricality under the ambitious and creative hand of award-winning director Kirsten Brandt and scenic, lighting and projection designer David Lee Cuthbert from March 26 through April 12 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO & JULIET Pleases Audiences at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Reviews: ROMEO & JULIET Pleases Audiences at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Mar 7, 2015

A boy meets a girl, they fall in love, and perhaps they would have lived happily ever after had it not been for the terrible feud between their families. After 48 seasons, the Arizona Theatre Company brings William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet to the stage of the Temple of Music and Art with award-winning director Kirsten Brandt at the helm. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship ProgramTony Winner Phylicia Rashad to Serve as Master Teacher for 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Paulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPaulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFEBerkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

Ellen Crawford, Stan Egi & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's PYGMALIONEllen Crawford, Stan Egi & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran) announces the cast of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION, the fifth production of its 2014-2015 Season. PYGMALION, which began rehearsals today, will perform March 17 - April 12, 2015 with the official press night on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include Arizona Premieres, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and MoreArizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Include Arizona Premieres, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 season brings the return of master entertainer Hershey Felder, a mind-bending new comedy from the producer of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, the provocative 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play, an August Wilson masterpiece, John Steinbeck's classic American tale Of Mice and Men and a new musical from Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Godspell fame. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRDSan Francisco Playhouse Continues Season with STUPID F**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse continues its twelfth season with the regional premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird-irreverently based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull-directed by Susi Damilano. (more...)

Mark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This SpringMark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced final casting for the upcoming World Premiere production of Five Presidents. Broadway and television veterans Mark Jacoby, Martin L'Herault, Steve Sheridan, Jeff Steitzer, and Brit Whittle, along with Rep Associate Artist Reese Madigan, make up the cast of Five Presidents from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under). (more...)

Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACTLaura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The first play of ACT's 50th Anniversary Season will be packed with talent. Broadway alums and Seattle favorites Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill will play Maggie the Cat and Brick, one of the most iconic couples in the theatrical canon. John Aylward, a Seattle treasure who went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with recurring roles on ER, The West Wing, and Mad Men, will play the family patriarch Big Daddy. Rounding out the cast of leading roles will be elite Seattle acting veteran Marianne Owen as Big Mama. Kurt Beattie, in his final year as Artistic Director will direct this powerhouse cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE PRESIDENTS Is UnimpeachableBWW Reviews: FIVE PRESIDENTS Is Unimpeachable
by Herbert Paine - Feb 9, 2015

In Rick Cleveland's ingenious Five Presidents, directed by Mark Clements and on stage at the Herberger Theatre, the 38th to the 42nd occupants of the Oval Office come to pay their respects to #37, Richard Milhous Nixon. It's a delicious concept and an undeniable hit, brought to life by the splendid performances of Jeff Steitzer as Gerald Ford, Martin L'Herault as Jimmy Carter, Steve Sheridan as Ronald Reagan, Mark Jacoby as George H. W. Bush, and Brit Whittle as the incumbent Bill Clinton. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

TCG Reveals Latest Round of Global Connections RecipientsTCG Reveals Latest Round of Global Connections Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients for the latest round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations. Now in its fourth year, this round of the Global Connections program awarded a total of $33,045 to seven projects through ON the ROAD and a total of $30,000 to three projects through IN the LAB, with over $400,000 awarded to date. (more...)

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