Berkeley Repertory Theatre News

Hershey Felder Returns to TheatreWorks with HERSHEY FELDER, BEETHOVENHershey Felder Returns to TheatreWorks with HERSHEY FELDER, BEETHOVEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley completes its 2016/2017 season with the regional premiere of a newly revised work by acclaimed performer and playwright Hershey Felder. Following his triumph as Irving Berlin at TheatreWorks, the brilliant Hershey Felder will bring Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side in Hershey Felder, Beethoven. The Chicago Sun Times called the world premiere of this compelling portrait "a hypnotic production…a chamber music piece of exquisite beauty." Directed by Joel Zwick, Hershey Felder, Beethoven will be presented June 7 - July 2, 2017 (press opening: June 10) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($45-$105) and information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theatre Bay Area today announced American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone will be honored at the (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval GalaBallet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson-Inspired 'UniSon' at Oregon Shakespeare FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at August Wilson-Inspired 'UniSon' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, this Sunday, April 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, for a run through October 28, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'UniSon'
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD: A New Musical, Starring Conor RyanPhoto Flash: The Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD: A New Musical, Starring Conor Ryan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Encore Musical Theatre Company opens the developmental premiere of INTO THE WILD on April 14th. (more...)

Mira Nair Discusses Creation of MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley RepMira Nair Discusses Creation of MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Berkeley Rep today announced that celebrated director Mira Nair will hold a free public event to discuss the creation of the world premiere musical, Monsoon Wedding. Audiences eager for the world premiere can get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Page to Stage on Monday, May 15 at 8pm. Page to Stage is free and open to the public but you must RSVP. To make a reservation, visit http://bit.ly/2o43lmI Seating is not guaranteed. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage ReadingFROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY: A MUSICAL REVUE (OF SORTS) to Continue Journey with Stage Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos of Encore Musical Theatre's INTO THE WILDPhoto Flash: More Photos of Encore Musical Theatre's INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics). It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILDPhoto Flash: Encore Musical Theatre Company Goes INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and 'Back to the Wild' by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, INTO THE WILD is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics).  It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless. (more...)

'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival'UniSon' to Open This Month at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of UniSon by OSF ensemble-in-residence UNIVERSES, directed by Robert O'Hara, on April 23 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 19, 21 and 22; the production will run through October 28, 2017. (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Adds Week of Shows at Berkeley RepHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Adds Week of Shows at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to high volume and demand, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will have a one week extension. Originally scheduled to close on April 30, the show will now run for an additional eight performances through Sunday, May 7. (more...)

East West Players Announces Inaugural Playwrights GroupEast West Players Announces Inaugural Playwrights Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural playwrights group, providing space and artistic support over the course of a year for six writers. The 2017 program is directed by playwright Alice Tuan and composed of all-female playwrights, as part of EWP's 51st Anniversary Season, Radiant, that focuses on featuring stories by and about women. (more...)

Comedian Mike Birbiglia to Kick Off 'THE NEW ONE' Tour at Berkeley Rep This SummerComedian Mike Birbiglia to Kick Off 'THE NEW ONE' Tour at Berkeley Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that comedian Mike Birbiglia kicks off a 20-city tour for his latest show Mike Birbiglia: The New One at Berkeley Rep this summer. Written and performed by Birbiglia, this limited engagement show runs August 2-13 in the Peet's Theatre. (more...)

Museum of Performance + Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason ChapelMuseum of Performance + Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Museum of Performance + Design announces a special staged reading of Oedipus The King directed by JAMIE LYONS at Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017. The reading is programmed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival taking place at Fort Mason, May 25 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co to Feature APPLES IN WINTER by Jennifer FawcettCentenary Stage Co to Feature APPLES IN WINTER by Jennifer Fawcett
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Winner of the National New Playwright's Smith Prize, "Apples in Winter",  a play about mothers and sons, will be the second play in the Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwrights Series (WPS) this month, presented on Wednesday, Apr 19 at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre CompanyThrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANEYale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 5th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'SIX DEGREES' and More!BWW Morning Brief April 5th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'SIX DEGREES' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION starts on Broadway, and PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, takes its opening bows tonight! (more...)

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