Laura Pels News

The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

The Old Globe presents Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. Jessica Stone will direct, based on the Tony-nominated Broadway direction of Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, whose loss on April 30 devastated the theatre world*. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run today, May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run tonight, May 17 through the 21st. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to present Tony AwardŽ winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardŽ nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Previews begin tonight. (more...)

Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Just Jim Dale begins tonight, May 15 and officially opens on Tuesday, June 3 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement. (more...)

Message from the Artistic Director about Just Jim Dale
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 13, 2014

Never have I presented a more aptly-titled show than Just Jim Dale, beginning previews this week at the Laura Pels Theatre. Yes, it's just Jim up there on stage, alone but for a pianist and a stool. But if you think that 'just' signifies something small, then you don't know Jim Dale at all. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

David Henry Hwang Admits to Playing a Role in MISS SAIGON Yellow-Face Controversy
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Miss Saigon is about to return to the West End, opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on May 21, and though this production has had a smooth road to opening night so far, the original production was a bit more controversial. In a recent piece in The Guardian, which begins with 'I lied to producer Cameron Mackintosh,' playwright David Henry Hwang admits to being involved with the 'Yellow Face controversy'. (more...)

Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Begins Performances on May 15
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to present Tony AwardŽ winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardŽ nominee Jim Dale in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the world premiere of An American Soldier, June 13-14, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. An American Soldier features music by composer Huang Ruo and a libretto by David Henry Hwang. This new work, to be performed in English, is the second hourlong opera created under the auspices of the American Opera Initiative, WNO's commissioning program for contemporary American opera. An American Soldier is directed by David Paul and a chamber orchestra is conducted by Steven Jarvi; both are alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Candy Buckley, Marcia DeBonis, Martin Moran & More to Lead The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will include Candy Buckley as Masha, Marcia DeBonis as Sonia, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Spike, Allison Layman as Nina, Martin Moran as Vanya, and Haneefah Wood as Cassandra. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Stages SEMINAR, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) continues its provocative eleventh season with Seminar by recent Susan Blackburn Award nominee Theresa Rebeck (Smash, The Scene). (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Dinner With Friends closes Off-Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 18, 2014

Dinner With Friends, the second production at the Laura Pels Theatre in our 2013-2014 Season brought Donald Margulies' Pultizer Prize-winning play back to the New York stage. This production played a total of 99 performances from first preview on January 17 through closing night on April 13. (more...)

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis & More to Reunite for Roundabout's INTIMATE APPAREL Benefit Reading, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. (more...)

Intimate Apparel returns for one-night-only
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 11, 2014

I am excited to announce that we will produce a one-night-only special benefit reading of the Steinberg Center's inaugural production, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage. Daniel Sullivan will return to direct this reading on June 15 at the Laura Pels Theatre. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage SEMINAR, 4/29-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English & Producing Director Susi Damilano) continues its provocative eleventh season with Seminar by recent Susan Blackburn Award nominee Theresa Rebeck (Smash, The Scene). (more...)

Roundabout Blog - Dinner with Friends: Theatre and Food
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 04, 2014


Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Enters Final Three Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, will conclude its limited engagement on April 13, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Jessica Stone to Direct The Old Globe's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 5/17-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creative team of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning farce Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which will be directed by Jessica Stone. Stone, who is a frequent collaborator with Old Globe Associate Artist Nicholas Martin, will base this production on his Tony-nominated Broadway direction. Martin had been previously announced to return to San Diego to direct but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run May 17 - June 22, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run May 17 - 21. Opening night is May 22 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by subscription only. Single tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 12 noon and will be available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

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