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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...)

BWW Interviews:  Nikkole Salter and REPAIRING A NATION AT Crossroad's TheatreBWW Interviews: Nikkole Salter and REPAIRING A NATION AT Crossroad's Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2015

'Repairing a Nation' will be on stage at Crossroads Theatre Company for a limited engagement from 2/26 to 3/8. Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Nikkole Salter about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Managing DirectorHudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has announced the appointment of Kate Liberman as its new Managing Director. Reporting to HVSF's Board of Directors, and working in partnership with Artistic Director Davis McCallum, Ms. Liberman will be responsible for all administrative and operational aspects of HVSF's activities. (more...)

DMT to Host Spring Chorus Concert, 3/20-22DMT to Host Spring Chorus Concert, 3/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Morrisson Theatre Chorus, under the musical direction of CÚsar Cancino, will present its Spring Concert: The Magic of Movies and Music on March 20 and March 21 at 8:00pm and March 22, 2015, at 2:00pm. The Spring Concert will feature music from many great and beloved films, including 'Casablanca,' 'Titanic,' 'The Mission,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' and many more! Also featured will be a medley of James Bond movie 'hits.' (more...)

Kerry Warren & Harlan Work to Join Edward Gero in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALISTKerry Warren & Harlan Work to Join Edward Gero in Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 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...)

Marcus Gardley's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND Wins Glickman AwardMarcus Gardley's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND Wins Glickman Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Playwright Marcus Gardley has won the prestigious Will Glickman Award for The House that will not Stand, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2014. Gardley and Berkeley Repertory Theatre will receive awards at Theatre Bay Area's Annual Conference on April 13, 2015 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Gardley will also receive the award's $4,000 purse. (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Fodor's Travel Reveals 2015 List of Best Regional Theatres in the U.S.Fodor's Travel Reveals 2015 List of Best Regional Theatres in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Fodor's Travel has just released their 2015 list of 'Best Regional Theatres in the US. Fodor's Annie Bruce writes: (more...)

LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7LET'S PLAY PLAY Comes to FRIGID New York, 2/18-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Frigid New York presents A PowerOut production: Let's Play Play, written by Ben Ferber and directed by Todd Brian Backus. The production plays Feb 18th - Mar 7th, 2015. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into JuneAurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 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) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Shattered Globe to Stage THE GROWN-UP as Final Show of 2014-15 SeasonShattered Globe to Stage THE GROWN-UP as Final Show of 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the final production of its 2014-15 season: the Chicago premiere of Jordan Harrison's magical coming-of-age tale THE GROWN-UP, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing April 9 - May 23, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

TRIBES Begins 2/3 at Artists RepTRIBES Begins 2/3 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Sweeping the nation at luminary theatre companies like Steppenwolf, Barrow Street Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse after originating at London's Royal Court Theatre, Tribes by Nina Raine will open on Artists Rep's Alder Stage starting February 3. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces its New General Manager, Karena Fiorenza IngersollHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces its New General Manager, Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and executive leadership of Jason D. Palmquist, announces today its new General Manager, Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll, most recently associate managing director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California's Bay Area. (more...)

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