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BWW TV: Watch the Melodrama Unfold in Highlights from DESTINY OF DESIRE at the GoodmanBWW TV: Watch the Melodrama Unfold in Highlights from DESTINY OF DESIRE at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarias. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIREPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarias. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the GoodmanKaren Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire-Karen Zacarias' "terrifically entertaining theatrical rollercoaster, directed to perfection by Jose Luis Valenzuela" (The Los Angeles Times). (more...)

Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the GoodmanKaren Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire-Karen Zacarias' "terrifically entertaining theatrical rollercoaster, directed to perfection by Jose Luis Valenzuela" (The Los Angeles Times). (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman's GLORIA, UNCLE VANYA, DESTINY OF DESIRE and KING OF THE YEESCasting Complete for Goodman's GLORIA, UNCLE VANYA, DESTINY OF DESIRE and KING OF THE YEES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces complete casting and creative teams for four Winter/Spring 2017 productions - one world premiere Goodman commission and three Chicago premieres - continuing the 2016/2017 'Essential Goodman' season. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Rep Lovingly Skewers Telenovelas in DESTINY OF DESIREBWW Review: South Coast Rep Lovingly Skewers Telenovelas in DESTINY OF DESIRE
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 7, 2016

Lovingly skewering the not-so-subtle art of telenovelas, Karen Zacarías' winning play DESTINY OF DESIRE---now being performed at Orange County's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through November 13---compresses an entire series' worth of over-the-top melodramatic goodness into a two-act play that, not surprisingly, comes off as an intentionally hilarious comedy. (more...)

Telenovela-Inspired Comedy DESTINY OF DESIRE at South Coast RepertoryTelenovela-Inspired Comedy DESTINY OF DESIRE at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Destiny of Desire has been called "cheekily charming" (MD Theatre Guide) and "ridiculously funny" (Broadway World) for its fresh take on telenovelas, popular the world over. The latest play by Karen Zacarias, directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela on the Segerstrom Stage, is a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre and is a west coast premiere. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDSPuppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Photo Flash: DESTINY OF DESIRE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: DESTINY OF DESIRE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE runs now through October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StageBWW Review: DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by Heather Nadolny - Sep 28, 2015

DESTINY OF DESIRE playwright Karen Zacarias and director Jose Luis Valenzuela combine theatre and telenovela to give DC audiences a hilarious yet insightful look at the stories we love to say we never watch. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StagePhoto Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Tonight at Arena StageDESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Carlos Gomez, an original cast member of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS, recently replaced Geoffrey Rivas as 'Ernesto del Rio' in the world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE. The production runs tonight, September 11, through October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIREPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIREPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at the Stars of Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIRE Meets the PressPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's DESTINY OF DESIRE Meets the Press
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has photos from their meet-and-greet below! (more...)

Carlos Gomez Steps in for Geoffrey Rivas in DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage This FallCarlos Gomez Steps in for Geoffrey Rivas in DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Carlos Gomez, an original cast member of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS, has replaced Geoffrey Rivas as 'Ernesto del Rio' in the world premiere of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE, running September 11-October 18, 2015 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena StageNicholas Rodriguez to Lead All-Latino Cast of Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Karen Zacarias' new telenovela-inspired comedy Destiny of Desire receives its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, kicking off the company's 66th season with dramatic storytelling and comic flair. Zacarias, an inaugural resident playwright of the theater's American Voices New Play Institute whose previous credits include The Book Club Play and Legacy of Light, collaborates with renowned director Jose Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company, to bring the Latin-American telenovela genre to life on stage. Destiny of Desire runs September 11-October 18, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

DAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's SeasonDAS RHEINGOLD and CARMEN to Close Out Houston Grand Opera's Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Houston Grand Opera drew the season to a close with hit new productions of Das Rheingold and Carmen that prompted CultureMap Houston to conclude: 'This is, without doubt, the epitome of early twenty-first century opera production. It's where we are going, and it's thrilling.' (more...)

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