Deaf West Theatre News

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State PlayhouseThe Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel GrantsTCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)

BWW Review: EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO Perfectly Combines Two One-Acts and Signing/Speaking ActorsBWW Review: EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO Perfectly Combines Two One-Acts and Signing/Speaking Actors
by Shari Barrett - Mar 10, 2017

EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO combines Albee's groundbreaking 1959 short play The Zoo Story with his acclaimed prequel Homelife, written in 2004. Together these short plays tell a more complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park. The production marks the first major Albee production in Los Angeles since the 2016 passing of the legendary American Playwright, with Coy Middlebrook directing a cast that includes deaf and hearing actors working in perfect unison. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William MastrosimoneActors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pmand run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Review Roundup: BIG RIVER Opens the 2017 Season at Encores!Review Roundup: BIG RIVER Opens the 2017 Season at Encores!
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2017

First up in Encores! 2017 season is Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Mark Twain's classic American novel. Big River will star Nicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American TheatreBWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American Theatre
by Daniella Parcell - Feb 9, 2017

As reported by BWW last month, President Donald Trump's initiative to shrink government spending involves the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization which provides funding and support to artistic projects throughout the nation. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Bobby's Back! Original Star Harry Groener to Return to CRAZY FOR YOU at MCPBobby's Back! Original Star Harry Groener to Return to CRAZY FOR YOU at MCP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced additional casting for their concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You in its 25th Anniversary year. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This WinterAditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The producers of INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18.   (more...)

Review Roundup: Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGReview Roundup: Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Review Roundups - Dec 9, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening), playing at the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through December 18.  (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in ConcertKrystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on BroadwayPreview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome Three New Stars This Month in MichiganWICKED Tour to Welcome Three New Stars This Month in Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award-winner Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as The Wizard and Andy Mientus ('Smash') as Boq, beginning Tuesday, November 22nd at Wharton Center in East Lansing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Look Inside Michael Arden's New Production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGSTAGE TUBE: A Look Inside Michael Arden's New Production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Michael Arden, who brilliantly re-imagined The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening that received rave reviews on Broadway, directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story) musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history among three friends - Franklin, Charlie and Mary - who begin their in careers in show business together. The powerful and moving story, based on the Kaufman and Hart play, features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going,' 'Our Time' and 'Not a Day Goes By'. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Alex Boniello for Games & DrinksThe Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Alex Boniello for Games & Drinks
by Broadwaysted - Nov 8, 2016

This week on Broadwaysted we welcome the talented performer and avid gamer Alex Boniello!  We pour out Jack and Gingers and discuss how Alex auditioned for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING in a catering uniform and the disaster scenario that played out the night he arrived in L.A. to join the production.  (more...)

Prospect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in ConcertProspect Theater to Continue 2016 IGNITE Series with 35MM and STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber, Managing Director, continues its 2016 IGNITE Series with two special one-night-only events at The Times Center (242 West 41st Street, NYC). (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in DatesPaula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

Official: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This SpringOfficial: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Will Open on Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway this spring. (more...)

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