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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's Mobile Unit ROMEO & JULIETPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of The Public Theater's Mobile Unit ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Public Theater opened the MOBILE UNIT'S ROMEO & JULIET on Friday, April 15. Directed by Lear deBessonet, the sit-down run of ROMEO & JULIET follows a three-week tour of the five boroughs, bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. Continuing Artistic Director Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, the Shakespeare classic began previews on Monday, April 11 and will run in The Public's Shiva Theater through Sunday, May 1. All tickets are only $20. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Spirited ROMEO & JULIET Settles Into The PublicBWW Review: Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Spirited ROMEO & JULIET Settles Into The Public
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

After touring New York's prisons, nursing homes, community centers and shelters the compact production enjoys a run at the House of Papp. (more...)

The Civilians to Bring LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS to The Met RoomThe Civilians to Bring LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS to The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theater company, presents LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: FLOPS, FAILURES AND FIASCOS on February 23, 2016, at the Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Unit to Bring ROMEO & JULIET to New York's BoroughsPublic Theater's Mobile Unit to Bring ROMEO & JULIET to New York's Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this March with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Lear deBessonet. As part of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, the free Mobile Unit tour (March 18 - April 9) will bring Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. Following the free tour, ROMEO & JULIET will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater from Monday, April 11 through Sunday, May 1, with an official press opening on Friday, April 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ma-Yi's hit comedy WASHER/DRYERPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ma-Yi's hit comedy WASHER/DRYER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

WASHER/DRYER, a new comedy by Nandita Shenoy about a recently eloped young couple- Michael and Sonya- who discover they haven't been entirely truthful with each other as they settle into Sonya's Manhattan studio apartment with its own stackable washer/dryer as a key perk. Directed by Benjamin Kamine, WASHER/DRYER comes to NY following its world-premiere at East West Players in Los Angeles last winter, and a subsequent production in Chicago this fall. (more...)

Broadway Close Up Series Continues Tonight with GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISMBroadway Close Up Series Continues Tonight with GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The battle of the sexes is on! Some of the most memorable Broadway characters will square off in GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM, featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more, tonight, November 16, as part of the Broadway Close Up series. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center to Continue Broadway Close Up Series with 'GUYS VS. DOLLS', 11/16Kaufman Music Center to Continue Broadway Close Up Series with 'GUYS VS. DOLLS', 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Kaufman Music Center will present BROADWAY CLOSE UP: GUYS VS. DOLLS - A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX & SEXISM on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Matthew Scott, Michael Winther, Sally Wilfert Announced for BROADWAY CLOSE UP'S GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISMMatthew Scott, Michael Winther, Sally Wilfert Announced for BROADWAY CLOSE UP'S GUYS VS. DOLLS: A MUSICAL SURVEY OF SEX AND SEXISM
by Nora Dominick - Nov 3, 2015

The battle of the sexes is on! Some of the most memorable Broadway characters will square off in Guys vs. Dolls: A Musical Survey of Sex and Sexism featuring the songs of Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more. Explore the passion and perils of love and marriage as depicted by the great writers of Broadway, including Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Irving Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Yip Harburg, Burton Lane, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Meredith Willson, William Finn, Maltby & Shire and Jerry Herman. (more...)

Broadway-Bound? Pam MacKinnon Wants AMELIE to Make Broadway Transfer in 2017Broadway-Bound? Pam MacKinnon Wants AMELIE to Make Broadway Transfer in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Amelie, A New Musical won the hearts of Bay Area audiences this fall, and according to the Record, it might soon win the hearts of New York audiences. Director Pam MacKinnon revealed in a recent interview that she hopes the show will arrive on Broadway in the next year and a half. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Takes Opening Night Bows at The PublicPhoto Coverage: Cast of Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Takes Opening Night Bows at The Public
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 22, 2015

The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now through Sunday, November 15, the show just opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

World Premiere of AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks, Extends Once MoreWorld Premiere of AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks, Extends Once More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Amelie, A New Musical continues to win the hearts of Bay Area audiences. Due to popular demand Berkeley Rep announces that the show, which was already extended by a week, will run for an additional eight performances - but it must close Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. The theatrical world premiere presentation has been met with enthusiastic applause and rave reviews from critics: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the New Official Trailer of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, Starring Samantha BarksSTAGE TUBE: Watch the New Official Trailer of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a brand new official trailer of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, starring award-winning British actress Samantha Barks, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Barks, who is best known for her stand-out performance as Eponine in the film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, will portray the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amelie. Her most recent theatre credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, and Oliver! in London's West End, and Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl. Samantha Barks (Amelie) is joined by (in alphabetical order) David Andino (Blind Beggar/Garden Gnome), Randy Blair (Hipoloto), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet (Amandine/Philomene), Savvy Crawford (Young Amelie), Carla Duren (Gina), John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette), Shannon O'Boyle (Swing), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Suzanne), Tony Sheldon (Dufayel/Collignon), Perry Sherman (Lucien), Jacob Keith Watson (Swing), and Paul Whitty (Joseph). (more...)

New Stage Musical AMELIE Heading to Broadway Next Spring?New Stage Musical AMELIE Heading to Broadway Next Spring?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Is the new stage musical AMELIE, based on the 2001 French movie starring Audrey Tautou, heading to Broadway? (more...)

World Premiere of AMELIE Extends at Berkeley RepWorld Premiere of AMELIE Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Due to an exuberant reception from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that Amelie, A New Musical, will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on October 4, the world premiere will now play through Sunday, October 11. Starting at noon today, tickets for the added eight performances can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: World Premiere of AMELIE Musical, Starring Samantha Barks, at Berkeley RepReview Roundup: World Premiere of AMELIE Musical, Starring Samantha Barks, at Berkeley Rep
by Review Roundups - Sep 14, 2015

Berkeley Rep opened the theatrical world premiere presentation of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, starring LES MISERABLES' Samantha Barks on September 11. The show runs through Sunday, October 4, 2015. (more...)

AMELIE Musical, Starring Samantha Barks, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Berkeley RepAMELIE Musical, Starring Samantha Barks, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Berkeley Rep presents its 2015-16 season opener, the theatrical world premiere presentation of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, starring LES MISERABLES' Samantha Barks. The show opens tonight, September 11, and runs through Sunday, October 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Samantha Barks, Tony Sheldon and More in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepPhoto Flash: New Shots of Samantha Barks, Tony Sheldon and More in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld has a treat for you this evening with fresh production shots of Samantha Barks and company in the new musical AMELIE -- penned by Craig Lucas, featuring score by Daniel Messe, with lyrics by Messe and Nathan Tysen, directed by Pam MacKinnon -- opening tomorrow, September 11, at Berkeley Rep. Scroll down to see Barks as Amelie, Tony Sheldon as Dufayel, and the cast in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of the World Premiere of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, Starring Samantha BarksSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Highlights of the World Premiere of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Barks, who is best known for her stand-out performance as Eponine in the film adaptation of LES MISERABLES.  She will portray the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amelie. Her most recent theatre credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, and Oliver! in London's West End, and Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl. She will be joined by Randy Blair (Hipolito), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet(Amandine/Philomene), Carla Duren (Gina),John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette/Fluffy/Sylvie), and Paul Whitty (Joseph). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Samantha Barks and More in the World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepPhoto Flash: First Look at Samantha Barks and More in the World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents award-winning British actress Samantha Barks starring in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?). Barks, who is best known for her stand-out performance as Eponine in the film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, portrays the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie. Her most recent theatre credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, and Oliver! in London's West End, and Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

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