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Berkeley Repertory Theatre Announces 2013-14 Board of TrusteesBerkeley Repertory Theatre Announces 2013-14 Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces its 2013-14 board of trustees, a team of exemplary leaders and art advocates from the Bay Area's leading organizations and companies who will steer the Theatre through its 46th season. At its annual board of trustees meeting, the board elected author and retired McGraw-Hill executive Thalia Dorwick as its president, welcomed new and returning members, and reaffirmed its commitment to Berkeley Rep's mission to produce and present ambitious and innovative theatre. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Biopic and Play in the Works; DiCaprio or Jackman to Star?Busby Berkeley Biopic and Play in the Works; DiCaprio or Jackman to Star?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

A biopic and stage play about the great American film director and choreographer Busby Berkeley is underway. (more...)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Star in Broadway-Bound NO MAN'S LAND at Berkeley Rep, Now thru 8/31Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Star in Broadway-Bound NO MAN'S LAND at Berkeley Rep, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Tony Taccone informed the guests that legendary actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will perform at Berkeley Rep in a pre-Broadway engagement of No Man's Land. Award-winning director Sean Mathias stages Harold Pinter's masterwork in the Roda Theatre for an exclusive and strictly limited run in August. (more...)

Liesl Tommy Named New Associate Director of Berkeley RepLiesl Tommy Named New Associate Director of Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announces the appointment of Liesl Tommy as the nonprofit's associate director. Tommy, who most recently directed Berkeley Rep's critically acclaimed production of Ruined, joins the Theatre's artistic team effective September 1. Tommy will fulfill various artistic duties including directing for Berkeley Rep's main stage; developing new work through The Ground Floor, the Center for the Creation and Development of New Work; and supporting ongoing artistic pursuits in the spirit of cultivating and producing innovative and adventurous work for the Theatre. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director Barbara OliverAurora Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

It is with great sadness that Aurora Theatre Company announces the passing of the company's founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver due to complications from a recent stroke. Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 20 at her Berkeley home, surrounded by family. (more...)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Star in Broadway-Bound NO MAN'S LAND at Berkeley Rep, 8/3-31Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Star in Broadway-Bound NO MAN'S LAND at Berkeley Rep, 8/3-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

Tonight, at the annual gala celebrating the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the nonprofit's artistic director thrilled the crowd with a surprise announcement: Tony Taccone informed the guests that legendary actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will perform at Berkeley Rep in a pre-Broadway engagement of No Man's Land. Award-winning director Sean Mathias stages Harold Pinter's masterwork in the Roda Theatre for an exclusive and strictly limited run in August. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World PremiereSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World Premiere
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It is a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci is currently in previews in the Roda Theatre and opens March 13, running through April 21. Below, check out a sneak peek at FALLACI, Berkeley Rep's new world premiere about one of the first rock stars of modern journalism! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat in Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat in Berkeley Rep's FALLACI World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It is a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci is currently in previews in the Roda Theatre and opens March 13, running through April 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors onstage below! (more...)

The Public's Oskar Eustis Directs Lawrence Wright's Premiere FALLACI at Berkeley Rep, Now thru 4/21The Public's Oskar Eustis Directs Lawrence Wright's Premiere FALLACI at Berkeley Rep, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Even as his latest book attracts international attention, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A reporter renowned for his work with The New Yorker - and the bestselling author behind The Looming Tower and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Wright is also the playwright who penned My Trip to al Qaeda and The Human Scale. Now he debuts a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci begins previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, March 8, opens March 13, and runs through April 21. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Artistic Director Tony Taccone Introduces FALLACI at Berkeley RepSTAGE TUBE: Artistic Director Tony Taccone Introduces FALLACI at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

Even as his latest book attracts international attention, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A reporter renowned for his work with The New Yorker - and the bestselling author behind The Looming Tower and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Wright is also the playwright who penned My Trip to al Qaeda and The Human Scale. Now he debuts a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci begins previews in the Roda Theatre on March 8, opens March 13, and runs through April 21. Below, watch a video of Artistic Director Tony Taccone introducing the play! (more...)

The Public's Oskar Eustis to Direct Lawrence Wright's Premiere FALLACI at Berkeley Rep, 3/8-4/21The Public's Oskar Eustis to Direct Lawrence Wright's Premiere FALLACI at Berkeley Rep, 3/8-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Even as his latest book attracts international attention, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright premieres his new play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A reporter renowned for his work with The New Yorker - and the bestselling author behind The Looming Tower and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - Wright is also the playwright who penned My Trip to al Qaeda and The Human Scale. Now he debuts a fictional play about the last days of legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci. Don't miss this sizzling new script, which is directed by Oskar Eustis, stars Concetta Tomei and Marjan Neshat, and features an incredible team of designers. The 65th world premiere presented by Berkeley Rep, Fallaci begins previews in the Roda Theatre on March 8, opens March 13, and runs through April 21. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary ZimmermanPhoto Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

This holiday season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back a beloved artist for an alluring and hypnotic world-premiere production. Mary Zimmerman is mesmerizing. From Metamorphoses to The Arabian Nights, audiences have embraced her enchanting adaptations of epic tales. Now the Tony Award-winning director casts a spell with The White Snake, a classic romance from Chinese legend. As she falls for a charming young man, a snake spirit discovers what it means to be human. But a monk objects, and the bride must unveil her magical powers to save their love. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 12/2Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays tonight, October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Mary Zimmerman Returns to Berkeley Rep in WHITE SNAKEMary Zimmerman Returns to Berkeley Rep in WHITE SNAKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

This holiday season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back a beloved artist for an alluring and hypnotic world-premiere production. Mary Zimmerman is mesmerizing. From Metamorphoses to The Arabian Nights, audiences have embraced her enchanting adaptations of epic tales. Now the Tony Award-winning director casts a spell with The White Snake, a classic romance from Chinese legend. As she falls for a charming young man, a snake spirit discovers what it means to be human. But a monk objects, and the bride must unveil her magical powers to save their love. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set for Berkeley 7/14-8/19 Starring Vernon BushROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set for Berkeley 7/14-8/19 Starring Vernon Bush
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this musical treat, based on Roald Dahl's stylish children's story about the world famous candy man, starring noted Bay Area singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush in the title role. ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays July 14 through August 19 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Strange Tree Group Presents GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, 6/13-7/22Strange Tree Group Presents GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, 6/13-7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Adapted by Robert Ross Parker of New York's Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre, with the literal translation by Marina Raydun, Goodbye Cruel World 'crackles with comedy, costume changes and terrible tuba playing. In the vein of Strange Trees 2010 Jeff Award-winning Shakespeare's King Phycus, the ensemble is made up of six fearless actors portraying 22 distinctly different parts.' (more...)

CHINGLISH Receives West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep This AugustCHINGLISH Receives West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its new season in August with the West Coast premiere of Chinglish. David Henry Hwang won three Obies and the Tony Award for Best Play with popular scripts like M. Butterfly and FOB. Now he's back with a canny comedy of cross-cultural errors. Two-time Obie-winner Leigh Silverman returns to the Roda Theatre to stage the play. (more...)

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Berkeley Playhouse, Now thru 8/19WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Berkeley Playhouse, Now thru 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse closes its 2011-12 main stage season with a delicious adaptation of Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this musical treat, based on Roald Dahl's stylish children's story about the world famous candy man, starring noted Bay Area singer/songwriter, musician, and recording artist Vernon Bush in the title role. Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays tonight, July 14 through August 19 at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

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