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Photo Flash: New Images from Highly Anticipated Rom-Com WHO'S JENNA...?Photo Flash: New Images from Highly Anticipated Rom-Com WHO'S JENNA...?
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The highly-anticipated rom-com Who's Jenna…?, starring  Tracey Birdsall and Bill Sorvino, will premiere in New York on Friday May 20. Check out all-new images below! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed complete casting for Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name. With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING is set to begin previews on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

Grant Hier, Laguna College of Art and Design Chair Nominated for Pushcart PrizeGrant Hier, Laguna College of Art and Design Chair Nominated for Pushcart Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This MonthRubicon Theatre Company's MY FAIR LADY Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The director and designers behind Rubicon Theatre Company's acclaimed environmental productions ofFiddler on the Roof and Man of La Mancha have reunited on the two-piano chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe's classic My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, the musical tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a wager that he can transform a 'deliciously low' Cockney flower-seller (Eliza Doolittle) into an elegant lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' For Rubicon's production, Director James O'Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women's rights. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Nominees for the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. This year's Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. The curtain will rise at7:30pm. (more...)

Art Stars Shine at Awards Gala Art Stars Shine at Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH, CA - In true academy award style, the best and brightest of Laguna's diverse artistic community enjoyed a star-studded evening on Sunday, April 12 as The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts (LBaa) recognized its stars and paid tribute to actor Joe Mantegna at the 9th Annual Art Star Awards held at [seven-degrees]. Attendees included 250 community and cultural leaders whose efforts allow Laguna Beach to enjoy worldwide recognition as a hub of artistic energy. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24Berkeley Rep Stages West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur 'Genius' Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, April 10, opens today, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held today, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24Berkeley Rep Stages the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur 'Genius' Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, April 10, opens today, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held today, April 17, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 is Performance PerfectionBWW Reviews: LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 is Performance Perfection
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 17, 2015

See 'Lonesome Traveler' now at 59E59 through April 19th. It is a completely entertaining and inspiring show. (more...)

Photo Flash: LONESOME TRAVELER Opens Tonight at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash: LONESOME TRAVELER Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes the final production of the inaugural 5A Season, the NYC premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by James O'Neil. LONESOME TRAVELER began performances on Saturday, March 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 19. Opening Night is tonight, March 17 at 7 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash: First Look at LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes the final production of the inaugural 5A Season, the NYC premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by James O'Neil. LONESOME TRAVELER began performances on Saturday, March 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 19. Opening Night is Tuesday, March 17 at 7 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Mark and Jan Hilbert of the Hilbert Collection Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent CollectionMark and Jan Hilbert of the Hilbert Collection Donate Rex Brandt Watercolor to Laguna College of Art and Design Permanent Collection
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10 x 14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives housed in the Dennis and Leslie Power Library on the college's Main Campus. (more...)

Tracey Birdsall Set to Star in WHO'S JENNA JAMESONTracey Birdsall Set to Star in WHO'S JENNA JAMESON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Award winning director Tom Baldinger has cast Award winner Tracey Birdsall (The Young & The Restless, Dawn of the Crescent Moon), Bill Sorvino (The Trouble with Cali), Joe D'Onofrio (Goodfellas), Jen Jacob (TVs Girls), and John Carlino (Super Troopers) cast. Birdsall plays the lead role, a dead-on doppleganger for Jenna Jameson. (more...)

LONESOME TRAVELER to Close First 5A Season at 59E59 TheatersLONESOME TRAVELER to Close First 5A Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the final production of the inaugural 5A Season, the NYC premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by James O'Neil. Produced by Off-Broadway Across America in association with the Rubicon Theatre Company (Ventura, California), LONESOME TRAVELER begins performances on Saturday, March 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 19. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to BootBWW Reviews: Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to Boot
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 13, 2015

The rich language and music, coupled with emotionally-charged acting, and a compelling story make CHOIR BOY one to see. (more...)

Laguna College of Art and Design Partners with Project Gado to Bring the Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty ImagesLaguna College of Art and Design Partners with Project Gado to Bring the Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers to Getty Images
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), the West Coast's top fine art college, announced with Project Gado that 1,000 pages of material from The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers are now available on Getty Images. California Watercolorist Rex Brandt kept sketchbooks, photographs and archival materials that can now be viewed at: http://bit.ly/rexbrandtlcadgado. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wayne Brady, Merle Dandridge and More in Pasadena Playhouse's KISS ME, KATEPhoto Flash: First Look at Wayne Brady, Merle Dandridge and More in Pasadena Playhouse's KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse welcomes Wayne Brady as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which runs from September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway's Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wayne Brady Stars Opposite Merle Dandridge in KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight at Pasadena PlayhouseWayne Brady Stars Opposite Merle Dandridge in KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse welcomes Wayne Brady as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which will run from today, September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway's Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Wayne Brady and More in Pasadena Playhouse's KISS ME, KATESTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Wayne Brady and More in Pasadena Playhouse's KISS ME, KATE
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that Wayne Bradywill star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway's Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

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