Christopher Ashley News

Hamish Linklater, Johanna Day, Michael Zegen and More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 20th Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Cory Hinkle, Hamish Linklater, Seth Moore and the Lobbyists, and Alena Smith is now cast. Obie Winner and Tony Nominee Johanna Day will be joined by Girls star Michael Zegen and others. (more...)

Northwestern Theatre Schedule for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A hilarious musical adaptation of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, a return engagement of a popular Imagine U family production and a National Theatre Live broadcast of a classic Shakespeare tragedy are highlights of Northwestern University's SummerStage 2014 season. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds THE DARRELL HAMMOND PROJECT World Premiere to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces a new production for its 2014/2015 season: The Darrell Hammond Project, written by Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond and Elizabeth Stein and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Performed by Hammond, this world-premiere, one-man show will run February 6 - March 8, 2015 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

New Works by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle & More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced the 2014 season for Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle, Alena Smith, and The Lobbyists and Seth Moore. They will be joined in Falmouth, Massachusetts by writers-in-residence Sarah Burgess, Mona Mansour and Stella Ragsdale. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2014

Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre today, May 27 for a limited engagement! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 21, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our very own Tony Award Viewing Party (you're invited), new takes on 'Hair' and 'Myths And Hymns,' tryouts of 'Amazing Grace' and 'On Your Feet!,' that reading of 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks,' Chicago originals 'Mister Kelly' and 'Caged Dames,' more film news, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MEMPHIS, Coming to the Capitol Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, May 27 for a limited engagement. Get a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kinan Valdez and Lakin Valdez to Star in La Jolla Playhouse's 'Without Walls' Production of EL HENRY, Running 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming Without Walls (WoW) production of El Henry, adapted from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One by Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza, directed by San Diego REPertory Theatre Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. Presented in association with San Diego REP, El Henry will run June 14 - 29 (press opening: Friday, June 20 at 7:30pm) at SILO, in the vibrant new East Village neighborhood of Makers Quarter. (more...)

Counting Down to This Year's Big Tony Win - BWW Highlights the Past Decade's Best Musical Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2014

From the controversial and crass to the inspiring and romantic, the past decade's Tony winners for Best Musical delighted us then and continue to captivate us as they play in productions across the country and around the world. And what better way to refresh and prep for this year's big award than to relive the stand-outs from the last 10 years on Broadway? Scroll down to learn more about the winners since 2004, and be sure to tell us which musical gets your pick for 2014! (more...)

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Chloe Tucker and More in CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs now through June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Film Version of LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander & Nikki M. James Launches Sales at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2014

Arclight Films is now launching sales of the film, starring Jason Alexander, the late Dennis Farina, Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Don Amendolia, Pamela Shaw and Kate Shindle at the Cannes Film Festival (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents a Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs today, May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, May 27 for a limited engagement! (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

Circle Circle dot dot Named La Jolla Playhouse's 2014-15 Resident Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse has announced Circle Circle dot dot (CCdd) as its 2014/2015 resident theatre company. Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego theatre scene as a whole. The program provides a temporary home each year to one of the many local companies without a permanent venue. (more...)

The Road Theatre Company to Present FLOWER DUET, Begin. 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fourth and final show of its 2013-2014 and 23rd season of premieres with the West Coast Premiere of FLOWER DUET, written by Maura Campbell and directed by Jeffrey Wienckowski. FLOWER DUET will preview on Saturday, May 31; Tuesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 5 at 8pm and will open on Friday, June 6 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 26 at the Road Theatre Company's new second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 5/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). Now this multi-award winning production is making a limited stop at Harris Center for the Arts. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

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