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Photo Flash: For the First Time Ever- Lisa Kron in Repertory: 2.5 MINUTE RIDE & WELLPhoto Flash: For the First Time Ever- Lisa Kron in Repertory: 2.5 MINUTE RIDE & WELL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Diversionary Theatre will produce the San Diego Premiere of WELL and the San Diego Revival of 2.5 MINUTE RIDE, both by Tony Award-winner Lisa Kron, presented for the first time in repertory. Diversionary brings together Craig Noel Award winners Shana Wride and Rosina Reynolds for an artistic tour-de-force in the San Diego revival of ?2.5 MINUTE RIDE. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory GardensMarcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE USVision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their Second Season with Karen Zacarias, Just Like Us. Performance of Just Like Us will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTEDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

Excerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts of Broadway-Bound OSLO Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the play's Broadway premiere. Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

Perseverance Opens World Premiere of THEY DON'T TALK BACKPerseverance Opens World Premiere of THEY DON'T TALK BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

When 17-year old Nick takes a floatplane to his grandparents' village, it signals change for his grandfather, cousin, father, and his grandmother Linda--the strong warp in this family whose experiences are woven together with modern and traditional storytelling including song, dance, poetry, and '90s hip-hop. A world premiere portrait of an Alaskan family by Tlingit playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, They Don't Talk Back runs January 25 - February 19 in Juneau, and March 2 - 12 in Anchorage. (more...)

Road Theatre Company presents West Coast Premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GODRoad Theatre Company presents West Coast Premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD, written by Jeff Augustin and directed by Andre Barron.  LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD will begin previews on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm; will open on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm and run through Saturday, April 15 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

TheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo AltoTheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present.  East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($35-$59) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

American Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting AwardAmerican Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Idris Goodwin the winner of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Goodwin's play, HYPE MAN, was selected from a pool 543 submissions. As part of the award, Goodwin receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THINGAurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Cygnet TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

January brings BAD JEWS to the Cygnet stage - a fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe, when you're chosen. Rob Lutfy, Associate Artistic Director, directs this Off-Broadway hit featuring the savage humor of Juilliard trained and award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon. The third most-produced play of 2015 follows the trials and tribulations of an Upper West Side family in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPRDaniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creative Team Set for Guggenheim Panel, Plus Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLENative Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee). This production is presented as part of Native Voices' 2016-17 season, themed "Take Back the Land."   (more...)

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