Mark Taper Forum News

Paige Davis to Star in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO CabaretPaige Davis to Star in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon DavidsonLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is proud to announce a new special award to be presented at its upcoming awards ceremony on March 20: The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. The award is sponsored by the Center Theatre Group, where Gordon Davidson served as the founding Artistic Director from 1967 to 2005, and will be presented this year to Pro99. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS to Make New York Premiere This SpringNaomi Wallace's THE WAR BOYS to Make New York Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Naomi Wallace's blistering play, The War Boys, will have its New York premiere at Access Theater (380 Broadway between White & Walker Streets) for a limited four-week engagement with an opening set for Saturday, March 25th at 8PM. (more...)

Chris Wells' New Show IT WILL ALL WORK OUT Set for Dixon Place This AprilChris Wells' New Show IT WILL ALL WORK OUT Set for Dixon Place This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of Chris Wells' new show IT WILL ALL WORK OUT on Friday, April 14th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CTG's Walking Experience REMOTE L.A., Opening TomorrowPhoto Flash: First Look at CTG's Walking Experience REMOTE L.A., Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Currently in previews, pedestrian-based live art experience "Remote L.A." opens Tuesday, March 14 at 4 p.m. as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th season at the Mark Taper Forum. Created and conceived by Stefan Kaegi and Jorg Karrenbauer of international documentary theatre team Rimini Protokoll, "Remote L.A." takes place in Downtown L.A. and will run through April 2, 2017. Scroll down for a first look at the participants on the streets of L.A.! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical MusicalsBWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the TaperComplete Cast Announced for Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of "Archduke" by Rajiv Joseph. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, "Archduke" begins previews April 25, opens May 7 and continues through June 4, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD GRIEF World Premiere at the Kirk Douglas TheatreBWW Review: GOOD GRIEF World Premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Mar 9, 2017

As a way to celebrate International Women's Day this year, I attended the World Premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's new play GOOD GRIEF at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production is directed by Patricia McGregor, with Anyanwu performing as the lead character, Nkechi. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production with great techniical credits including an impressive movable set designed by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, costumes designed by Karen Perry, lighting designed by Pablo Santiago, with sound design by Adam Phalen. The cast features, in alphabetical order, Dayo Ade, Wade Allain-Marcus, Ngozi Anyanwu, Marcus Henderson, Omoze Idehenre, Carla Renata and Mark Jude Sullivan. (more...)

Theatreworks Silicon Valley Presents Regional Premiere Of Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHYTheatreworks Silicon Valley Presents Regional Premiere Of Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 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 ($31-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19The Drama League to Honor Bill Berloni and Michael Greif and 83rd Annual Awards Ceremony Set for 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) will honor two outstanding stage luminaries at this year's 83RD Annual Drama League Awards, set for Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael GreifStars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

The Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKERThe Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

In a move sure to delight children and families, The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, announced it will bring a favorite holiday tradition back to Los Angeles with a co-commission of an all-new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet.  (more...)

SWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on BroadwaySWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The searing new play Sweat begins previews on Broadway tomorrow Saturday, March 4 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will officially open on Broadway on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company Presents SWEET CHARITYPoint Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company Presents SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Sweet Charity, a classic American musical based on the Federico Fellini film, The Nights of Cabiria, about finding genuine love in a world of deceit. With big, brassy numbers and Fosse-esque choreography, Sweet Charity is a pivotal show that has defined jazz musicals.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAMELOT IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at CAMELOT IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. The production runs this weekend only, Thursday March 2nd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th at The Old Town Temecula Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayJason Odell Williams' CHURCH & STATE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Charlotte Cohn, co-producers SCS Innovations, LLC, Forty-Eight Theatrical Group, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Ralph Meranto/JCC Centerstage, in association with NewYorkRep & The Telling Company, present the New York Premiere of Jason Odell Williams' critically acclaimed play Church & State. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, March 3, 2017 for an open-ended run at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith to Bring UNTIL THE FLOOD to HB Studio This MonthDael Orlandersmith to Bring UNTIL THE FLOOD to HB Studio This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice located in the heart of Greenwich Village, will present Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith, as a part of their 2016-17 Benefit Series. (more...)

David Gordon's Live ARCHIVEOGRAPHY Premieres at ODC TheaterDavid Gordon's Live ARCHIVEOGRAPHY Premieres at ODC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

ODC Theater is proud to present David Gordon and Pick Up Performance Co(s) in the world premiere of LIVE ARCHIVEOGRAPHY, a retrospective tracing five decades of the legendary theater and dance artist's work. Live Archiveography runs April 20 -22, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. (more...)

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