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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29
by - Mar 29, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer LabBerkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 14 projects for its fourth Summer Residency Lab featuring works from more than 20 talented artists. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Adds BLOOD WEDDING & THADDEUS AND SLOCUM to SeasonLookingglass Theatre Company Adds BLOOD WEDDING & THADDEUS AND SLOCUM to Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its complete 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present OVATION: UNE SOIREE MAGNIFIQUE, 4/18Berkeley Rep to Present OVATION: UNE SOIREE MAGNIFIQUE, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

On April 18 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: Une Soiree Magnifique, a gala to champion the creation of exciting new plays through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work and the School of Theatre, which brings the performing arts to underserved groups in our community. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 4/1-26San Jose Stage Company to Present DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 4/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning American classic, Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater to Present BLACKADEMICS, 4/9-5/2Crowded Fire Theater to Present BLACKADEMICS, 4/9-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) presents the West Coast Premiere of Blackademics by Idris Goodwin, opening Monday April 13 (previews April 9-11) running through May 2 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

World Premiere of AMELIE and More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2015-16 SeasonWorld Premiere of AMELIE and More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Building on its national and international reputation as a home for talented artists, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces its 48th season -- a trove of rich theatrical experiences featuring critically acclaimed productions and exhilarating new works. (more...)

Lookingglass to Open 2015-16 Season with Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLANDLookingglass to Open 2015-16 Season with Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the World Premiere adaptation of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Continues 55th Anniversary Season with Comedy, The Foreigner, April 3-26Contra Costa Civic Theatre Continues 55th Anniversary Season with Comedy, The Foreigner, April 3-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) continues its 55th season with one of the most popular American comedies, The Foreigner, directed by Ken Sonkin in his CCCT debut, from April 3-26, 2015. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Edward Gero Stars in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, Beginning TonightEdward Gero Stars in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner and acclaimed D.C. actor Edward Gero stars as one of America's most brilliant and polarizing figures-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia-in the world-premiere political drama The Originalist, by Charles MacArthur Award winner and Arena Stage resident playwright John Strand. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? Artistic Director Molly Smith directs this daring new play, which offers a rare portrayal of a sitting Supreme Court justice, and for the first time the intimate Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle will be configured into a three-quarter thrust configuration. The Originalist runs March 6-April 26, 2015. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

TALLEY'S FOLLY Begins 4/3 at Aurora Theatre CompanyTALLEY'S FOLLY Begins 4/3 at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with TALLEY'S FOLLY. In a season dedicated to his memory, the company pays homage to one of the most prolific and revered American playwrights of the 20th century, Lanford Wilson, with 'The Talley Trilogy,' of which TALLEY'S FOLLEY is the first entry in the series of three interrelated plays. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mine is Yours theatre company, now in their second season, is itching to share their first contemporary production with Los Angeles! Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, directed by Jessica Hanna and assistant directed by Mallin Alter, will run for four weeks this Spring: March 20 - April 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 online, and presale tickets (purchased before 3/13) are $12 each. (more...)

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, 3/3-13University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, 3/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has secured the rights to present the Tony Award-winning musical blockbuster American Idiot as part of its 2015-16 Mainstage Series. Running March 3 - 13, 2016, in CCM's Patricia Corbett Theater, this will be the first local production of the acclaimed rock opera. (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFEBerkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic DirectorCrowded Fire Theater Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT), one of the Bay Area's most innovative and critically acclaimed producers of new plays, today announced the hiring of Mina Morita as the new Artistic Director. Morita replaces Marissa Wolf, who resigned from her post in December 2014 to become Director of New Works at Kansas City Rep. Morita's hire is the result of a national search that saw applications from over 40 talented candidates. As Artistic Associate at Berkeley Rep, Morita helped establish and run The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. Mina also served as Board President of Shotgun Players for the past five years, during which she oversaw immense growth for the company. She will be leaving both positions to lead Crowded Fire in collaboration with longtime Managing Director and current Executive Producing Director Tiffany Cothran. (more...)

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