Marie-France Arcilla News

BWW Reviews: THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 21, 2014

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO brings a tale of honor, love, scarafice, and vengence to the La Jolla PLayhouse. See what is sometimes called 'the Chinese HAMLET' now playing through August 3, 2014 at the Mandell Weis Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

BD Wong Stars in THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, Beginning Tonight at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE. (more...)

BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In advance of American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) upcoming U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE, A.C.T. and the Commonwealth Club of California are proud to present BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in Conversation for one-night-only - Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco). (more...)

BWW Reviews: The American Dream, Immigration Woes, Super Heroes Converge in a STUCK ELEVATOR
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 25, 2013

They tell the story (based on a true one) of Guang (Julius Ahn), an illegal immigrant who gets stuck in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours while making deliveries for the Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas Present STUCK ELEVATOR, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from tonight, June 20-29. (more...)

Long Wharf and International Festival of Arts and Ideas to Present STUCK ELEVATOR, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2013

Long Wharf Theatre and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas will present Stuck Elevator, written by New Haven resident Aaron Jafferis, with music by Byron Au Yong, directed by Chay Yew, from June 20-29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet All the 2012-13 Drama Desk Award Winners!
by Linda Lenzi - May 20, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk took place last night, May 19th at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Check out photos below straight from the press room of all the night's winners! (more...)

2013 Drama Desk Awards Are Tonight; Check Out the Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk awards will take place tonight, May 19th at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Scroll below for the full list of nominees, and be sure to check back later for BWW's live coverage! (more...)

2013 Drama Desk Nominations Announced - GIANT & HANDS ON A HARDBODY Lead with 9, Followed by MATILDA, PASSION & DROOD
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 29, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk awards will take place on May 19th at Town Hall and this morning, the nominees were announced! (more...)

BWW Reviews: STUCK ELEVATOR a Hit at A.C.T.
by Linda Hodges - Apr 20, 2013

'Stuck Elevator' is a thought-provoking, sometimes funny, often stirring piece that opens the door to the dark side of the American dream exposing, in the story of one lone man, the flawed and feckless nature of our attitude toward immigrants. Paying now thru April 28 at A.C.T.in San Francisco (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T., Beg. Tonight
by Stage Tube - Apr 04, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run tonight, April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julius Ahn Performs 'Shame' from STUCK ELEVATOR World Premiere at A.C.T.
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. Inventively staged by internationally acclaimed artist Chay Yew-and introducing the prodigious work of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis-Stuck Elevator unleashes an evocative collision of stories, sounds, instruments, and ideas. Stuck Elevator will run April 4-28, 2013, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Click below to watch behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team, and a sneak peek performance of 'Shame' from the world premiere musical! (more...)

A.C.T. to Premiere STUCK ELEVATOR, 4/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

In the spirit of the beloved hit The Black Rider, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues the tradition of introducing eclectic, unforgettable musical projects to the stage with the world premiere of Stuck Elevator. A visionary musical work, Stuck Elevator is based on the true story of Gu?ng (?), a Chinese deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator for 81 hours. (more...)

Prospect Theater's Revised Version of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING Comes to 59E59 Theaters, 12/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

59E59 Theaters has announced the Prospect Theater Company production of WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, WORKING begins performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Today, December 30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WORKING - All the Livelong Day
by Jena Tesse Fox - Dec 24, 2012

The 1978 musical is back for a limited run off-Broadway, courtesy of Prospect Theater Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 22, Christmas Edition - NICE WORK Does CHARLIE BROWN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature holiday wishes from the casts of NEWSIES, PETER PAN, EVITA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and JERSEY BOYS, a clever CHRISTMAS STORY tribute from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, expert CHAPLIN bowlers, BOOK OF MORMON skeletons in Chicago, intermission snacks, a blast from the past and more, plus a SIP video from WHITE CHRISTMAS' Purple Diamonds at Denver Center. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins Joins Tonight's BROADWAY BALLYHOO at Feinstein's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Producer/Host Scott Siegel announced this morning that tonight's final Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency will be expanded to include Tony Nominee Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change, Jelly's Last Jam), and two of the stars of the current hit revival of Working, Drama Desk Nominee Kenita Miller and Marie-France Arcilla. They will join an already glittering cast that includes film, TV, and stage star Laila Robins, Giuseppe Baisilio (Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot on Broadway), and William Michals (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kenita Miller, and More in WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Due to ticket demand, 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) announces added performances for the Prospect Theater Company production of WORKING. There is an added evening performance on Sunday, December 9 at 7:15 PM and added Saturday matinee performances on December 15, 22, and 29 at 2:15 PM. Check out just-released production shots below! (more...)

Revised Version of WORKING by Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More, Begins at 59E59 Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2012

59E59 Theaters presents the Prospect Theater Company production of WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, WORKING begins performances today, December 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30. (more...)

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