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Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Begins Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Begins Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame begins tonight, October 26, and runs through December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La JollaPatrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMELa Jolla Playhouse Adds Extra Week of Performances to THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY, Beginning TonightKate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs tonight, September 4, through October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Kate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More to Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY this Fall; Jackson Gay to DirectKate Blumberg, Todd Weeks & More to Lead La Jolla Playhouse's KINGDOM CITY this Fall; Jackson Gay to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere production of Kingdom City, by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jackson Gay. The production runs September 4 - October 5 (press opening on Friday, September 12 at 8pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, and tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds THE DARRELL HAMMOND PROJECT World Premiere to 2014-15 SeasonLa 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 DOMELa 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...)

FLW And Ranger Boats Announce Multiyear Sponsorship ExtensionFLW And Ranger Boats Announce Multiyear Sponsorship Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, and Ranger Boats, makers of the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water, announced today that Ranger has signed a multiyear extension of its exclusive sponsorship with FLW. (more...)

Kinan Valdez and Lakin Valdez to Star in La Jolla Playhouse's 'Without Walls' Production of EL HENRY, Running 6/14-29Kinan 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...)

Circle Circle dot dot Named La Jolla Playhouse's 2014-15 Resident Theatre CompanyCircle Circle dot dot Named La Jolla Playhouse's 2014-15 Resident Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 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...)

Coronado Playhouse to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, 4/11-5/18Coronado Playhouse to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, 4/11-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The world's greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure at the Coronado Playhouse April 11-May 18, 2014. As Sherlock Holmes seeks to wind down his career through the arrest of Professor Moriarty, he and Doctor Watson are drawn into a blackmail case that involves a king and a world-renowned opera singer, putting them on a collision course with Holmes' greatest enemy. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Is EL HENRY, Running 6/14-29La Jolla Playhouse's Next 'Without Walls' Production Is EL HENRY, Running 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Following its hugely successful Without Walls (WoW) Festival last October, La Jolla Playhouse announces the latest production in its acclaimed site-based theatre series: El Henry, written by and starring Culture Clash's Herbert Siguenza, directed by San Diego REPertory Theatre Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. Presented in association with San Diego REP, the show will run June 14 - 29 at SILO in downtown San Diego's Makers Quarter. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30pm. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHATLa Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse is the recipient of three prestigious and highly-competitive grants to support its world-premiere production of The Who & The What, by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, running February 11 - March 9 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The grants include the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, as well awards from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund. (more...)

Monika Jolly Stars in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse, Beg. TonightMonika Jolly Stars in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse presents its final production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Who & The What, by Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for Disgraced and author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), running tonight, February 11 - March 9, 2014 (press opening: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Monika Jolly to Star in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast Announced!Monika Jolly to Star in World Premiere of THE WHO & THE WHAT at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces its final production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Who & The What, by Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for Disgraced and author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), running February 11 - March 9, 2014 (press opening: Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

New San Diego Central Library Connects With Tellabs Optical LANNew San Diego Central Library Connects With Tellabs Optical LAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The new San Diego Central Library @ the Joan Irwin Jacobs Common brings the library of the future to life. The 9-story building is full of inviting spaces where patrons can explore, read and learn through books, music, art, computers and mobile devices. (more...)

MEMPHIS Team DiPietro, Bryan & Ashley to Reunite for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; 2014/15 Season Announced!MEMPHIS Team DiPietro, Bryan & Ashley to Reunite for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; 2014/15 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces four shows for its 2014/2015 season, boasting numerous Tony Award-winning playwrights, directors and actors. The season kicks off with 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. (more...)

Moises Kaufman to Direct Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 10/9-11/3Moises Kaufman to Direct Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 10/9-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse announces a fifth production for its 2013/14 season: the world premiere of The Tallest Tree, a new play with music written and performed by Daniel Beaty (Emergency, Through the Night), directed by Moises Kaufman (I Am My Own Wife, The Laramie Project). A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Tallest Tree will run in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre October 9 - November 3, 2013. The piece is produced in association with Tectonic Theater Project. (more...)

MOBY-DICK Opera Broadcast on THIRTEEN's Great Performances TodayMOBY-DICK Opera Broadcast on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's award-winning opera Moby-Dick, will be broadcast on THIRTEEN's Great Performances tonight, November 1, 2013 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

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