Danny Hoch News

Preview Tix for Public Theater's TAKING OVER on Sale 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will present the New York premiere of TAKING OVER, the first new solo play by OBIE Award winner Danny Hoch in 10 years. Prior to its run at The Public in November, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and The Public will join forces to present free performances of TAKING OVER in neighborhoods most affected by the play's explosive topic of gentrification: the South Bronx, Long Island City, and Williamsburg. (more...)

Cathcart, Rich and Kushner Slated to Speak at Guthrie's 2009 Tony Kushner Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced directors for the three productions slated to headline the theater's 2009 Tony Kushner celebration, in addition to three speaking events designed to expand and enhance the issues raised in the work of this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. (more...)

'Taking Over' and 'Wishful Drinking' Add Tour Dates and Locations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

Today Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, announced additional dates for two solo shows that he staged in Berkeley before launching them on tours across the continent. Danny Hoch's Taking Over had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in January and hit it big in Montreal this July; next week it starts an All City Tour featuring free performances in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx in addition to previously announced dates in Manhattan and Los Angeles. Moreover, after a record-breaking run in Berkeley last winter, Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking careened through Hartford, San Jose, Santa Fe, and Washington, DC this summer; now it adds Seattle to a list of upcoming destinations that also includes Boston. (more...)

Public Theater to Present NY Premiere of Hoch's New Play, 'Taking Over'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will present the New York premiere of TAKING OVER, the first new solo play by OBIE Award winner Danny Hoch in 10 years. Prior to its run at The Public in November, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and The Public will join forces to present free performances of TAKING OVER in neighborhoods most affected by the play's explosive topic of gentrification: the South Bronx, Long Island City, and Williamsburg. (more...)

Hip-Hop Theater Festival Returns September 23- October 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2008

Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF) returns to its roots with a uniquely entertaining presentation that bridges the gap between the art, culture, and music of Hip-Hop from September 23 - October 11. (more...)

Bonney Directs Weller's 'Beast' At NYTW 9/15, Marshall-Green Stars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2008

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that Beast, written by Michael Weller and directed by Jo Bonney, will begin performances Friday, August 29 at 8pm, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Opening night is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 7pm. The production will run through Sunday, October 12. (more...)

Hip-Hop Theater Festival Returns September 23- October 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2008

Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF) returns to its roots with a uniquely entertaining presentation that bridges the gap between the art, culture, and music of Hip-Hop from September 23 - October 11. (more...)

Berkley Rep To Premiere Itmar Moses's New Play 'Yellowjackets'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2008/09 Season with the world premiere of a provocative new play set in Berkeley and written by a Berkeley native: renowned playwright Itamar Moses returns to his hometown with Yellowjackets, a script set just around the corner in the halls of his alma mater. (more...)

Berkley Rep Presents Talk Backs With Moses After 'Yellowjackets'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2008

Theatres are usually dark on Mondays, but several times each season Berkeley Repertory Theatre makes Monday night glow with Page to Stage, a series of talks which engage brilliant guests in sparkling conversation. (more...)

Berkley Rep To Premiere Itmar Moses's New Play 'Yellowjackets'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2008/09 Season with the world premiere of a provocative new play set in Berkeley and written by a Berkeley native: renowned playwright Itamar Moses returns to his hometown with Yellowjackets, a script set just around the corner in the halls of his alma mater. (more...)

Bonney Directs Weller's 'Beast' At NYTW 9/15, Marshall-Green Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2008

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that Beast, written by Michael Weller and directed by Jo Bonney, will begin performances Friday, August 29 at 8pm, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Opening night is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 7pm. The production will run through Sunday, October 12. (more...)

'Passing Strange' Concludes Run With Spike Lee's Filming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2008

The long, strange trip is coming to an end: Passing Strange, the rock musical that was born at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, enjoyed an extended off-Broadway run at The Public Theater, and then burst onto Broadway with its original cast intact is scheduled to close this Sunday - but not until it's saved on film. On Saturday, celebrated director Spike Lee will shoot two of the show's final performances to preserve it for future generations! (more...)

2008-2009 Public Theater Memberships On Sale July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2008

2008-2009 Public Theater Memberships On Sale July 1. (more...)

Hoch's 'Taking Over' to Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2008

Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, revealed that Danny Hoch's 'Taking Over' - which made its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in January - is headed on the road. (more...)

Sondheim, Lucas and Durang To Head Public's 08-09 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2008

The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Mara Manus announced today that the 2008-2009 Season will feature premieres by Mike Daisey, Christopher Durang, John Guare, Danny Hoch, Craig Lucas, Stephen Sondheim, and Tracey Scott Wilson. (more...)

Kirk Douglas Season Features Julie White and 'Bengal Tiger'
by James Sims - May 28, 2008

The Kirk Douglas Theater Announces its 2008-09 season, including the world premiere play 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' and actress Julie White reprising her role in 'The Little Dog Laughed'... (more...)

Berkeley Rep. Announces Extension of 'No Child...'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced another extension for its production of 'No Child…' (more...)

Berkley Rep Announces Extension of 'No Child...' One Week
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2008

Today, as a result of glowing reviews and stellar ticket sales, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced a one-week extension for its production of No Child.... Although it only began its Berkeley run on Sunday, this uplifting off-Broadway show is already attracting enthusiastic local fans - just as it did in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. (more...)

Fisher takes 'Wishful Drinking' on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2008

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces a five city tour of Carrie Fisher's 'Wishful Drinking' starting June 18th in Santa Fe. (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents 'The Fever Chart' 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Mara Manus) will begin previews for THE FEVER CHART: THREE VISIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST, the fourth play of the inaugural PUBLIC LAB initiative. Written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Jo Bonney, THE FEVER CHART: THREE VISIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST tells three distinct stories set in different parts of the Middle East. Tickets are $10 for all performances. (more...)

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