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Berkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 SeasonBerkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award- winning play, An Octoroon, will be the seventh and final production in its upcoming 2016-17 subscription season. The West Coast premiere of the reworking of the mid-19th-century play will be performed in the Peet's Theatre in June 2017. (more...)

Square One Theatre to Launch Three-Week Mothers' Day CelebrationSquare One Theatre to Launch Three-Week Mothers' Day Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Following the nationwide celebration of Mother's Day, Square One Theatre and its cast of Motherhood Out Loudlaunch a rousing three-week long celebration for mothers worldwide. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan, Motherhood Out Loud is described as both hilarious and heartbreaking while taking audiences on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Louddares to tell the audience what they weren't told in 'what to expect when you're expecting.' (more...)

Hero Theatre to Close 2016-17 Season with THE CONDUCT OF LIFEHero Theatre to Close 2016-17 Season with THE CONDUCT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Hero Theatre announced today that the company will end its 2016-2017 season with a full production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will star Nick Tarabay (Castle, Spartacus and Syfy's The Expanse), and will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for CU-Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance's 2016-17 SeasonTHE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for CU-Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

From an all-female production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a weekend Hip-Hop showcase to the classic "Rocky Horror Show" musical, the 2016-17 season at the University of Colorado's Department of Theatre & Dance promises fun, thought-provoking entertainment for audiences of all ages and tastes. (more...)

LAS GARCIA to Premiere at 2016 Hollywood Fringe FestivalLAS GARCIA to Premiere at 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Actor, Writer, and Spoken Word Poet Gabriela Ortega returns to the Hollywood Fringe festival with the debut of her solo performance Las Garcia, a poignantly funny piece about two women of the same bloodline, fighting to find themselves through love, war, and their innermost desires. Directed by Alex Alpharaoh, Ortega explores what it means to be an independent woman in a dependent world, where conflict is always looming around the corner. Las Garcia begins its run on Sunday, June 5th - June 25th at Asylum @ Studio C Artists. (more...)

Square One Theatre Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in Honor of Mother's DaySquare One Theatre Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in Honor of Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, a Joyous, Moving, Hilarious and Thrilling Theatrical Event, Concludes SQUARE ONE THEATRE's 26th Anniversary Season at its NEW Performance Space…Stratford Academy   Who says Mothers should only be acknowledged one-day-a-year? Just four days after Mother's Day (May 8, 2016), Square One Theatre concludes its 26th Anniversary Season with a rousing three-week celebration of Motherhood Out Loud conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein and directed by Tom Holehan. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Motherhood Out Loud takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of joys, sorrows and perplexities every family shares by having or being a mother. Motherhood Out Loud dares to tell the audience what they weren't told in "what to expect when you're expecting." (more...)

When It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley RepWhen It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that award-winning film director Mira Nair will bring her exuberant and sumptuous MONSOON WEDDING to the stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical based on the 2001 Bollywood hit. (more...)

Lisa Loomer's ROE Opens 4/24 at Angus Bowmer TheatreLisa Loomer's ROE Opens 4/24 at Angus Bowmer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe on April 24 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are April 20, 22 and 23. (more...)

Matrix Theatre to Present MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD!Matrix Theatre to Present MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Last year's staged reading of Motherhood Out Loud was so popular that Matrix Theatre Company has brought it back for four performances over Mother's Day weekend. Performances for this limited engagement run are May 6 - 8, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Livestream EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS PreviewKennedy Center to Livestream EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS Preview
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As part of the kick-off event for the 2016 Kennedy Center (KC) American College Theater Festival, a special preview of the EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS will be performed and livestreamed as part of KC's Millennium Stage Series. The preview consists of an excerpt of the collection with more than 30 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation by theater makers and institutions across the nation and showcases the creative outcome of a community outreach residency in Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri in the fall of 2015. (more...)

2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 150 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 48th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 12-16, 2016 in multiple locations throughout the Center. Thousands of student artists from eight regions across the country presented their work at regional festivals from January 5 through February 27, 2016 and more than 150 were selected to travel to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the national festival. (more...)

EMPIRE & PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Stars Join Hero Theatre's Festival IreneEMPIRE & PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Stars Join Hero Theatre's Festival Irene
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Adam Rodriguez (Empire, Jane the Virgin, CSI Miami) and Lesley Fera (Pretty Little Liars) are set to join Jane the Virgin star Ivonne Coll in Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. (more...)

Sinclair Lewis's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE to Open Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 SeasonSinclair Lewis's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE to Open Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep, always a leader in generating timely theatrical work, announced today that a new adaptation of the classic novel IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE by Sinclair Lewis will open its 2016-17 season. The new adaptation will be created by Tony Taccone and screenwriter Bennett Cohen, and the production will be helmed by award-winning director Lisa Peterson. (more...)

MY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain TheatreMY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Jane The Virgin Star Ivonne Coll & More TV/Film Notables For Hero Theatre's Festival IreneJane The Virgin Star Ivonne Coll & More TV/Film Notables For Hero Theatre's Festival Irene
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Jane the Virgin star Ivonne Coll is amongst several television celebrities cast in Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of María Irene Fornés. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI & More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI & More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today a dynamic collection of shows for its 49th season. Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director, Tony Taccone, revealed four of the seven shows selected for the 2016-17 subscription programming. (more...)

OSF Spring Festival Noons Schedule AnnouncedOSF Spring Festival Noons Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its Spring Festival Noons schedule, with a wide range of events that includes "Death Becomes Him," a festive commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's passing on April 23, as well as a live demonstration of scenic painting techniques on March 26 and a two-day kickoff on May 14-15 for this year's Living Ideas series, centered around the world premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe-. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to Play The Underground Next MonthMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to Play The Underground Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Duluth Playhouse presents for one weekend only MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD by Theresa Rebeck, Leslie Ayvazian, Michele Lowe, Beth Henley, Claire LaZebnik, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Lameece Issaq, Lisa Loomer, Luanne Rice and Marco Pennette. (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant EXPECTING ISABEL Balances Humor and Heartbreak at Annie RussellBWW Review: Brilliant EXPECTING ISABEL Balances Humor and Heartbreak at Annie Russell
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 18, 2016

There is simply no overstating how fortunate Central Florida theatre fans are to have quality collegiate theatre programs in the area. While ticket sales are obviously still important for Theatre UCF and the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College, ultimately, their mission is not to produce the most commercially viable theatrical season in town; their goal is to give their talented students opportunities to challenge themselves, to learn about all aspects of their chosen profession, and to become the most well-rounded theatre artists that they can. And, because of this fact, Orlando is regularly blessed with brilliant productions like EXPECTING ISABEL, running at Rollins through Saturday, February 20th, that they might not otherwise be privileged to see. (more...)

New BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 LineupNew BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Arena Stage just announced an exciting, starry 2016/17 season, which will showcase the theater's mission of American voices and artists. (more...)

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