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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...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on March 17-April 12. The Tony Award-winning musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is directed by Keith Baker and features Leslie Becker, Derrick Cobey, David Edwards, Tamar Greene, Michael Thomas Holmes, Matt Leisy and Ciji Prosser. Supporting roles will be played by Ciaran Barlow as Edgar, Will Connell as Houdini, Jim Conte as Grandfather, Stephen Dagrosa as Willie Conklin, Sarah J. Gafgen as Emma Goldman, and Chelsey Jean as Evelyn Nesbitt. The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Amy L. Armstrong, Charles Michael Bendas, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Jessica Gruver, Brian Michael Henry, Adam Hoyak, Angelica Jackson, Jessica M. Johnson, Walter E. Tucker, Dwayne Washington, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

2015 Arizona Arts Congress Will Be Held on February 32015 Arizona Arts Congress Will Be Held on February 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

?Artists, arts-related organizations, advocates and business leaders representing tourism and economic development will gather at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., for the 29th annual Arizona Arts Congress from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' RunArizona Theatre Company Adds Performances to FIVE PRESIDENTS' Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland's Five Presidents. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next MonthAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) 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 byChristopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too LongBWW Reviews: MURDER FOR TWO Is Two Hours Too Long
by Herbert Paine - Jan 5, 2015

Enduring Arizona Theatre Company's current production of Murder for Two is like watching two cute hamsters incessantly rolling on a wheel, keeping pace with its speed but going nowhere fast. It's curious, but, in the end, unsatisfying. While Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe make a great team and are, each in his own way, versatile and immensely talented performers, this murder mystery musical whodunnit s laborious. (more...)

Local Theatre Companies to Honor Tickets for Actors Theatre PatronsLocal Theatre Companies to Honor Tickets for Actors Theatre Patrons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Six Valley theatre companies will exchange tickets purchased for Actors Theatre productions before the 29-year old organization announced that it is ceasing operations. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07Theatre in the Park Presents Free 30-Minute Taste of ATC's MURDER FOR TWO, 1/07
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

?Arizona Theatre Company's Theatre in the Park at Zazu Pannee, 1502 E. Osborn Road, presents a free 30-minute performance of selections from the zany musical comedy whodunit, Murder for Two, from Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

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