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Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in JulyCentral Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

BWW News: Actors Theatre Names New Managing DirectorBWW News: Actors Theatre Names New Managing Director
by Keith Waits - May 14, 2016

Kevin E. Moore will join Actors Theatre of Louisville as Managing Director this summer in advance of the Tony Award-winning theatre's 53rd season. The appointment was announced less than three months after former Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein departed for a leadership position at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Moore, who for the past six years has been the Managing Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) in New York City, will transition to this position effective July 6, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DISCORD Is Revelation Lite Well ServedBWW Review: DISCORD Is Revelation Lite Well Served
by Herbert Paine - May 13, 2016

Scott Carter's DISCORD is more akin to an extended SNL sketch ~ longer to the tune of ninety minutes, comprised of a series of XV scenes, and made thoroughly bearable thanks to the whirlwind performances ~ albeit caricatures ~ of its original cast, Larry Cedar (Jefferson), Mark Gagliardi (Dickens), and Armin Shimerman (Tolstoy). (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLERNorth Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Kevin E. Moore Will Be Actors Theatre of Louisville's New Managing DirectorKevin E. Moore Will Be Actors Theatre of Louisville's New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Kevin E. Moore will join Actors Theatre of Louisville as Managing Director this summer in advance of the Tony Award-winning theatre's 53rd season. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 8
by Audition Roundup - May 8, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 8, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Kasser Family Ups Arizona Theatre Company Challenge Grant to $700,000Kasser Family Ups Arizona Theatre Company Challenge Grant to $700,000
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With more than $525,000 already contributed by Arizona Theatre Company donors, ATC supporters Mike and Beth Kasser have increased their challenge grant to $700,000 to help kick off ATC's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup - May 1, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's FENCES at Milwaukee RepPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson's FENCES at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's 2015/16 season comes to a close with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play FENCES. The production, which is a co-production with Arizona Theatre Company and Indiana Repertory Theatre, is helmed by legendary American theater director Lou Bellamy and features an all-star cast. FENCES plays in the Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, April 26, through May 22, with Opening Night on Friday, April 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in MayArizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, a blistering comedy battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, that examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, comes to the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, May 5-29. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors.  (more...)

Registration for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer Student Programs Now OpenRegistration for Arizona Theatre Company's Summer Student Programs Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

High School students have the opportunity to get first-hand advanced experience with theatre professionals in voice, movement, acting, classical styles, dance and backstage skills during Arizona Theatre Company's Summer on Stage Program, June 27 to July 29. (more...)

BWW Review: DISCORD at Temple Of Music And ArtBWW Review: DISCORD at Temple Of Music And Art
by Maria Rita Meli - Apr 18, 2016

If you were ever curious as to what would occur if you locked our third president of the United States, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace in an exitless room, you'll need to make it down to the Temple of Music and Art before April 30th. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/8; PROOF in DC, THE CRUCIBLE in Maine; ELLA ENCHANTED in Milwaukee and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/8; PROOF in DC, THE CRUCIBLE in Maine; ELLA ENCHANTED in Milwaukee and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 8, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Maine, Milwaukee and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include PROOF in Washington, DC, THE CRUCIBLE at Portland Players, and the world premiere of ELLA ENCHANTED in Milwaukee, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and ConsequenceBWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and Consequence
by Herbert Paine - Apr 5, 2016

Scott Greer delivers a stirring performance that cuts straight to the heart and gives heart to Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Theater's co-production of OF MICE AND MEN. There is artistry, substance, and depth enough in Steinbeck's allegory of man's existential struggle to make this staging a must-see before it leaves Phoenix. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVERNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIESTeatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Teatro Vista announces the Chicago premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Lifetime Achievement Obie Award Winner Caridad Svich, based on Julia Álvarez's acclaimed novel, and directed by Ricardo Gutierrez, playing in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, April 16 - May 22. Opening night is Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, April 16 through Thursday, April 21. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for previews, $25 for Thursdays and Fridays, and $30 for Saturday and Sunday performances. Students and seniors (+65 years or older) with valid ID are able to purchase $17 tickets. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, please call 773.871.3000 or visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

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