Berkeley Repertory Theatre News

Lookingglass Theatre Company Sets Cast for World Premiere of Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLANDLookingglass Theatre Company Sets Cast for World Premiere of Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Treasure Island runs October 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  The Press Opening is Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Single tickets to Treasure Island go on sale to the general public on August 12, 2015. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONELos Altos Stage Company to Present DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th Anniversary Season with a surrealistic comedy that confronts our assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl opens on September 3rd and runs through September 27th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of TrusteesAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Producer Tara Smith Joins DCPA Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

At its recent June Board meeting, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) appointed Broadway producer Tara Smith as an incoming Trustee. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the DouglasPhoto Flash: Almond & Sweet's GIRLFRIEND Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opened at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre last Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Band - Behind the Scenes with GIRLFRIEND at the DouglasSTAGE TUBE: Meet the Band - Behind the Scenes with GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. Previews began on July 12. Click below to go behind the scenes with the band! (more...)

3Girls Theatre Company to Bring MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery This Fall3Girls Theatre Company to Bring MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

Josh Hecht to Direct Dark Comedy VERANO PLACE at FringeNYC, 8/16-25Josh Hecht to Direct Dark Comedy VERANO PLACE at FringeNYC, 8/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Drama Desk Award-winner Josh Hecht (Christine Jorgensen Reveals, former Director of Playwright Development at MCC Theater) is set to direct the premiere of playwright Katie Atcheson's dark comedy VERANO PLACE as a part of FringeNYC with performances August 16-25 at the Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at Ryder Bach and Curt Hansen in GIRLFRIEND at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rock musical 'Girlfriend' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre this Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will continue through August 9. Previews began on July 12. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors onstage in L.A.! (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGEBayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bayou Theatre Company continues it's 2014-2015 Season "Finding the Real" with Stew's musical "Passing Strange," exploring themes of acceptance, identity, the importance of family and love, set in various parts of Europe like Amsterdam, and Berlin. Passing Strange is directed by Bayou Theatre Company's Artistic Director Alric Davis with musical direction by Donte Wright, and will be performed at the Frenetic Theatre Thursday - Saturday August 6th - 8th nightly at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Youth Speaks Joins Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' at Berkeley RepYouth Speaks Joins Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Youth Speaks is proud to announce they have been invited to participate in Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation about the nation's school-to-prison pipeline. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th SeasonBerkeley Rep Taps Frances McDormand & Kathleen Chalfant for Roles in 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.  Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOTThe Barn Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

This month, the Barn Theatre opens Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT - the high octane, electric rock musical of youthful disillusion. This regional premiere plays July 14 - 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GIRLFRIEND, Coming to CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Rehearsals have started for "Girlfriend" at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Featuring a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, the rock musical about first love will begin previews on July 12 with the opening slated for July 19. Performances will continue through August 9. To prepare for the Los Angeles run, scroll down for a peek at the Actors Theatre of Louisville production! (more...)

Trey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next SpringTrey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that The New Victory Theater in New York will present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse/Crossroads Theatre Company production of FLY, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, the Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, to open March 11, 2016. FLY will be directed by Ricardo Khan. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

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