Berkeley Repertory Theatre News

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREWPremiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award-winning play Skeleton Crew at Kean University in Union July 13-30. In this compelling portrait of American workers struggling to hold on against the tide of technology, ambitions, secrets and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy an automotive plant's status as a sanctuary in a rough city. (more...)

FOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMFFOURTH MESSENGER Gets East Coast Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. The production, which begins performances on Tuesday, July 18th at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) includes book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer and music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng, and is directed by Broadway director Matt August (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical). Performances will continue through July 23rd. nymf.org/fourthmessenger (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Maliakel Hopes 'MONSOON' Takes Broadway by StormBWW Interview: Michael Maliakel Hopes 'MONSOON' Takes Broadway by Storm
by Wayman Wong - Jun 19, 2017

'Monsoon Wedding,' the new musical based on Mira Nair's acclaimed 2001 movie, has been showered with praise at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Mercury News writes: 'You are swept up' by its 'swirling typhoon of sound and color.' This Indian musical has curried such favor with its audiences that it's been extended through July 16. (more...)

Tanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMFTanya Shaffer & Vienna Teng's THE FOURTH MESSENGER to Bring Buddha Legend to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions will present the East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Major Facility Changes to Begin in June 2017Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Major Facility Changes to Begin in June 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Board of Directors of the non-profit Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which owns and operates Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ("the Center"), today announced it is making additional improvements to the facility, as a continuation of the Bridge to the Future project.  (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICKPhoto Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMNCrowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

BWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Wilmington Drama LeagueBWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jun 14, 2017

Wilmington Drama League's production of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT keeps the pulse going, the energy flowing and the audience of many ages singing along. (more...)

Michael Washington Brown to Bring One-Man Show BLACK! to Athenaeum TheatreMichael Washington Brown to Bring One-Man Show BLACK! to Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present 'BLACK!,' July 20 - 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. (more...)

MONSOON WEDDING to Thunder Through Third Extra Week at Berkeley RepMONSOON WEDDING to Thunder Through Third Extra Week at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following a continued overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a third and final week. The new musical will now run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Bradley King!Tony Talk: Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Bradley King!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Bradley King has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. His collaborations with Rachel Chavkin include Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway), Hadestown (NYTW), Preludes (LCT3), The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep), and the upcoming The Royal Family (The Guthrie). (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Bradley King Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a MusicalNATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Bradley King Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Bradley King has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)


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One Man Show, BLACK!  Comes to the Athenaeum TheatreOne Man Show, BLACK! Comes to the Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present "BLACK!," July 20 - 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Opening night is Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The running time is 100 minutes including a 10-minute intermission. Tickets are $25 and available at AthenaeumTheatre.org or 773.935.6875.  (more...)

TCG Announces 27th National Conference AwardsTCG Announces 27th National Conference Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 27th TCG National Conference: Full Circle in Portland, OR, from June 8-10, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTERAmerican Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World PremieresJackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Gus Menary, announces its 2017/18 season, the company's 10th. The upcoming season features four productions, including three world premieres. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 4
by Audition Roundup - Jun 4, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 4, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

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