Craig Lucas News

Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab Present 2014 ONE ACT FEST, Running This Weekend at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab present the 2014 One Act Fest, running today, February 7 - 9, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00 p.m., plus a Pay-What-You-Can-Preview on Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. All performances take place at Bainbridge Performing Arts. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Plays South Coast Rep, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

A big hit with audiences during the 2006-07 season, James and the Giant Peach in 2014 will offer a memorable experience for new and returning playgoers as a part of SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences series. Casey Stangl, director of last season's Anastaisa Krupnik, returns to direct this adaptation by David Wood of the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach. The show runs tonight, Feb. 7-23 at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk to Lead Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 (with previews from February 26) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com . (more...)

CSO & MusicNOW Festival to Present World Premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang, 3/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces the subject matter of the upcoming works to receive their world premieres by the Orchestra as part of the groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and Artistic Director Bryce Dessner. On Friday, March 21, the Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Louis Langrée, will premiere Nico Muhly's Pleasure Ground, a portrait work depicting the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. On Saturday, March 22, Mr. Langrée and the CSO will premiere mountain, a new work by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang depicting the life of American composer Aaron Copland. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Playwright David Adjmi Files Suit to Save Former Off-Broadway Play 3C
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Adjmi claims that his work does not infringe on THREE'S COMPANY's copyright, with his lawyers 'citing the First Amendment and the legal doctrine of fair use, argue that '3C' is an original parody that only borrows some elements from the sitcom to examine its premise, character types, and homophobia and sexism in that era.' The compaint includes support from Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Play South Coast Rep, 2/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

A big hit with audiences during the 2006-07 season, James and the Giant Peach in 2014 will offer a memorable experience for new and returning playgoers as a part of SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences series. Casey Stangl, director of last season's Anastaisa Krupnik, returns to direct this adaptation by David Wood of the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach. The show runs Feb. 7-23 at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Argyros Stage. (more...)

Patti Cohenour, David Burnham and Erin Mackey-Led THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Opens Tonight at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs today, Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Begin PreviewsToday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe,' Darren Pettie as 'Tom', Marin Hinkle as 'Karen,' and Maria Dizzia as 'Beth.' (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & Arliss Howard to Star in Craig Lucas' ODE TO JOY at Rattlestick, Begin. 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will begin previews Wednesday, February 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, February 27. The cast features Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon) and Arliss Howard (Moneyball, Natural Born Killers). Ode to Joy is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 30. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lauren Molina and Jason Tam Preview MARRY ME A LITTLE Album at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 14, 2014

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the new Ghostlight Recordscast recording MARRY ME A LITTLE - featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim - with a special in-store performance and CD signing yesterday, January 13. The event included performances by the show's stars Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, who were joined on piano by Musical Director John Bell. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos of the duo in action below! (more...)

Dinah Manoff and Northwest Actors Lab to Present 2014 ONE ACT FEST, Running 2/7-9 at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The 2014 One Act Fest is a festival showcasing the very best talent Bainbridge has to offer in a selection of comedic and dramatic one act plays from playwrights, familiar and obscure. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Mackey & More in South Coast Rep's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runsJan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. Tickets are available online: www.scr.org. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

World Premiere of FIREMEN to Open Echo Theater's 2014 Season at Atwater Village, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

A different kind of love story opens The Echo Theater Company's 2014 season in its new home at Atwater Village Theatre. Chris Fields directs the world premiere of Firemen by Tommy Smith, opening Feb. 8. (more...)

Lauren Molina & Jason Tam Set for MARRY ME A LITTLE Performance & Album Signing at Barnes & Noble, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the new Ghostlight Records cast recording MARRY ME A LITTLE - featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim - with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Monday, January 13 at 6:00 PM. The event will include performances by the show's stars Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, who will be joined on piano by Musical Director John Bell. It will be hosted by Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director of Keen Company. The album is based on the company's recent hit production. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. The CD is currently available in stores and online outlets. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/marrymealittle. (more...)

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