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American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Pacific Opera to Present THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXENPacific Opera to Present THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cunning Little Vixen is a philosophical reflection on the uneasiness of man's relationship with the natural world and his own nature. Told through the intertwining stories of a beautifully glorious vixen and the Forester who attempts to tame and contain her, the opera is at once playful and charming, sexy and deeply tragic. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces New HiresBerkeley Rep Announces New Hires
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

This month Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes four exceptional new hires: General Manager Theresa Von Klug; Director of Marketing, Communications, and Patron Engagement Polly Winograd Ikonen; Associate Managing Director Sarah Williams; and Artistic Associate Sarah Rose Leonard. Together they bring to the award-winning Theatre a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience working in the arts and not-for-profit performing arts sectors. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute Alums Enable Young Playwrights to Experience Famed 'O'Neill Process'BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute Alums Enable Young Playwrights to Experience Famed 'O'Neill Process'
by National Theater Institute - May 11, 2015

This year -- the 10th annual Young Playwrights Festival -- featured 35 alums from the last 20 years of the National Theater Institute returning to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nurture new works and new voices through the Young Playwrights Festival.  (more...)

BOREDOM to Play Coney Island MuseumBOREDOM to Play Coney Island Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

BOREDOM is a Dick Zigun play adapted from MAXIM GORKY's trash-talking Coney Island essay about his 1904 visit. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series Continues 5/8OSTC's Piano Bar Series Continues 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their post-performance Piano Bar Series. "Miscast" will be held following select Friday and Saturday evening performances of the company's current production, Into the Woods. (more...)

ULTIMATE POLITICAL SELFIE to Play Brighton FringeULTIMATE POLITICAL SELFIE to Play Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Ultimate Political Selfie will play at Almost Random Theatre The Globe, 77-78 Middle Street, Brighton May 3rd - 7th 2015, 7pm every night. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

Theater Basel präsentiert Romeo CastelluccisTheater Basel präsentiert Romeo Castelluccis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Zum Abschluss der Spielzeit 2014/15 und wahrend der Art Basel prasentiert das Theater Basel ab 16. Juni 2015 in Halle 3 der Messe Basel eine Intervention des international bekannten Kunstlers Romeo Castellucci. «The Parthenon Metopes» ist ein raffiniertes Spiel um Kunst und Realitat, das die grossen Menschheitsfragen stellt: Woher kommen wir, wohin gehen wir? Und welche Macht bestimmt uber unser Leben? Wieder einmal erweist sich als wahr, was Kleists Alraune in der «Hermannsschlacht» dem romischen Feldherrn Varus, der mit seinem Heer im Sumpf des Teutoburger Walds feststeckt, auf seine Frage, wo er sich befinde, antwortet: 'Hart zwischen Nichts und Nichts!' Das Ratsel des Lebens ist nicht zu losen. (more...)

HALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This WeekendHALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

This week, New York University's Program in Educational Theatre will host The Forum on Site-Specific Performance, which includes a series of curated performances throughout Washington Square Park and adjacent neighborhoods. The forum will also feature a commissioned work, HALL PASS, from Blake McCarty (Creator and Co-Producer of last summer's Play/Date) which will premiere at Grace Church School in a production directed by Sabrina Jacob. (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF & More Coming to Great AZ Puppet TheaterTHE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF & More Coming to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST -- PUPPET ART THEATRE CO. PRESENTS 'THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF': An updated zany version of the classic tale. A boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad's wolf alarm, the 'Wolf Alert 3000.' Tricking his dad is all fun and games until a real wolf shows up! Will the audience help the boy escape from the wolf? For more information visit the artist's website at www.puppetarts.com (more...)

THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Director Walter Meierjohann has announced the cast of the world premiere of The Funfair, the first HOME production in its brand new home at First Street in Manchester. An adaptation by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens of Ödon von Horvath's classic 1932 play Kasimir and Karoline, the production features a cast of 13 actors and actor-musicians. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Welcome Amy Grant, Blue Oyster Cult This MayLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Welcome Amy Grant, Blue Oyster Cult This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to present two diverse and extraordinary musical events this May! The classic Rock & Roll of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and the glorious and inspirational songs of Grammy Award-winning artist AMY GRANT. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School ClassesLong Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Local actors seeking to brush up their skills or acquire new ones will have a unique opportunity this spring at Long Wharf Theatre's Studio School to work with some of the American theatre's most innovative artists. (more...)

New Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough TheatreNew Play GENERAL ELECTION Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The world premiere of a new play specially created in response to the General Election by award-winning actor/director Chris New opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 26 April 2015 - with a special extra performance on General Election day itself on Thursday, 7 May (Press Night: Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Shanghai This SummerBay Area Children's Theatre to Bring JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Shanghai This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Actors, artists and educators from the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) will travel to Shanghai this summer to perform the new musical version of James and the Giant Peach for family audiences and to offer educational drama workshops for children. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret ShowCoronado Playhouse to Premiere New Anthony Logan Cole Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York theatre and cabaret artist Anthony Logan Cole (Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Beauty and the Beast) will debut his new cabaret concert You've Hungered For This All Your Life at the Coronado Playhouse in San Diego on April 14th. Cole, who is currently playing Javert in Les Miserables at the AVO Playhouse, will reunite with Tim and Megan Larsen who have previously appeared with him in concert at The Duplex and 54 Below in New York City. The show will be Musical Directed by Stephen Hunter Taylor. You've Hungered For This All Your Life features songs from Cole's dynamic repertoire and personal stories about life on the road, dirty lyric changes, and more in this unique cabaret. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Program Reps Highlight NTI's Theater Training Intensives; Apply by March 30BWW Exclusive: Program Reps Highlight NTI's Theater Training Intensives; Apply by March 30
by National Theater Institute - Mar 23, 2015

Today, RISK AGAIN! introduces you to NTI Program Representatives Brittany Ayers (NTI Fall '12) and Brendan Naylor (MATS '08) who share NTI's training opportunities with students and schools across the country. NTI is currently accepting applications for summer and fall programs. The deadline to apply for the Theatermakers Summer Intensive, National Theater Institute Semester, National Music Theater Institute, Moscow Art Theatre Semester, or NTI Advanced Directing program is March 30. (more...)

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