Berkeley Repertory Theatre News

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Berkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Eric Ting (current artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater) will direct An Octoroon, the final show in Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia to Star in WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This AutumnGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean LeeCrowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights RealmCast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Cast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's GlobeCast Announced For 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS At Shakespeare's Globe
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce casting for 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, co-adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. After a critically acclaimed 2015 run at Kneehigh's Asylum, Emma Rice's family show will be brought to London for the first time, before embarking on a major international tour of the UK and US. It tells the story of the rehearsed D-Day landings in Devon's Slapton Sands, and stars Katy Owen as the heroine Lily, Mike Shepherd as her grandfather, Adam Sopp as the evacuee Barry, and Nandi Bhebhe and Ncuti Gatwa as American soldiers Harry and Adi. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELLCalifornia Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley RepWriter, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak TheaterTHE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces 2016 JAW: A Playwrights Festival LineupPortland Center Stage Announces 2016 JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Portland Center Stage's 18th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival will have the Armory buzzing July 29 through July 31 with three staged readings of new scripts by JAW featured playwrights, two workshop presentations of upcoming PCS world premiere productions, and a wide array of other performances and activities that will animate the building throughout the weekend. (more...)

Hershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 TheatersHershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Hershey Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Maestro plays August 31 - October 16. The show opens Sunday, September 11 at 3PM. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This SummerAaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots this summer. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANYWriters Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Yale School of Drama Announces Department ChangesYale School of Drama Announces Department Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA announces the retirement of Professor Adjunct Edward A. Martenson, Chair of the Theater Management Department, effective June 30, 2017, and the appointment of Professor Adjunct Joan Channick, who currently serves as Associate Dean, as the new Chair, effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) kicks-off its 33rd season under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with the 2010 Tony Award nominee for best new play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Larissa Kokernot. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Open at EPAC This SummerGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Open at EPAC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

American Idiot opened in 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and in 2010 moved to Broadway, where it went on to win two Tony awards and a Grammy during its 122-show run. Adapted from a concept album by successful recording artists Green Day, American Idiotfollows the lives of three young men searching for meaning in their lives as they keep running into troubles at every turn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITIPhoto Flash: First Look at La Jolla Playhouse's THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting alumnus Jeff Augustin, directed by UC San Diego MFA directing alumnus Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI runs now through July 24 (press opening: Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonNew Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

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