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Road Theatre Company to Premiere JOHN IS A FATHER, Starring Sam AndersonRoad Theatre Company to Premiere JOHN IS A FATHER, Starring Sam Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Two exceptional plays, one extraordinary playwright, THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, announce the fifth show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of JOHN IS A FATHER, written by Julie Marie Myatt and directed by Dan Bonnell. JOHN IS A FATHER will run in repertory with BIRDER, also by Julie Marie Myatt. JOHN IS A FATHER will begin previews on Monday, May 9 at 8pm; will open on Thursday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Sunday, July 3 at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Stage NYC Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, 5/19-6/5Boundless Theatre Company to Stage NYC Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, 5/19-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Boundless Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, directed by Elena Araoz (Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at the 64E 4th Street Theater (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), May 19-June 5 with performances on Thu 5/19, Wed 5/25, Thu 5/26 & Thu 6/2 at 7pm, Fri 5/20, Sat 5/21, Fri 5/27, Fri 6/3 & Sat 6/4 at 8pm, Sun 5/22 & 6/5 at 3pm, and Sat 6/4 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.boundlesstheatre.org or by calling 212-868-4444.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Previews have begun for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, "Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)." Directed by Jo Bonney, "Father Comes Home" opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's LightThom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This SpringNew Repertory Theatre to Stage FREUD'S LAST SESSION This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain, April 30-May 22, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

Road Theatre Company & Center Theatre Group to Premiere BIRDERRoad Theatre Company & Center Theatre Group to Premiere BIRDER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Two exceptional plays, one extraordinary playwright, THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, in association with CENTER THEATRE GROUP announce the fourth show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of BIRDER, written by Julie Marie Myatt and directed by Dan Bonnell.  BIRDER will run in repertory withJOHN IS A FATHER, also by Julie Marie Myatt.  BIRDER will begin previews on Monday, April 25 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 19 at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTENPhoto Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage now through April 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for ENDGAME at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for ENDGAME at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most renowned interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVERNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

 Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete cast of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?, part of the second year of the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. Celebrating the music of George and Ira Gershwin, one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? is presented for three performances only, Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with CASA VALENTINA at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast Premiere of CASA VALENTINA by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots. The production opened on March 20 and will play through April 10, 2016, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

UW Drama to Confront Police Brutality with Kia Corthron's FORCE CONTINUUMUW Drama to Confront Police Brutality with Kia Corthron's FORCE CONTINUUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama continues their 75th Anniversary Season with playwright and novelist Kia Corthron's explosive socio-political drama, Force Continuum. Second-year MFA directing candidate Malika Oyetimein will helm the project, which she chose for very personal reasons. (more...)

BWW Interview: Storm Large Returns to OC with Concert in Aliso ViejoBWW Interview: Storm Large Returns to OC with Concert in Aliso Viejo
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 28, 2016

Sultry and spunky power-vocalist Storm Large is bringing her awesomely fierce sound back to Orange County, this time at Aliso Viejo's state-of-the-art Soka Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 1 at 8pm. She'll be joined by her band Le Bonheur to perform an eclectic mix of standard classics and familiar tunes rendered like only she can. Before her OC concert return this week, Ms. Large agreed to play '20 Questions' with BroadwayWorld's Michael L. Quintos where she talked about her influences, her musical theater aspirations, and why she'd like to trade places with our President for a day (or more).... (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS to Play Alley TheatreLucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS to Play Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for The Christians, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, which runs April 22 - May 15 in the Hubbard Theatre. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Department to Stage A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICKCSULB Theatre Arts Department to Stage A COOL DIP IN THE BARREN SAHARAN CRICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

?CSULB Theatre Arts Department's University Players presents A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick by Kia Corthron, directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams. This dramatic work tackles the issues of loss, social injustice, religion, and race. A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick plays April 22nd through May 7th in the Players Theatre on the CSULB campus. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/18-22Michael Feinstein to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special celebration of Academy Award-winning lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman for five performances only - May 18-22, 2016. Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, Feinstein will perform some of the Bergman's greatest songs, including 'The Way We Were,' 'Nice N' Easy,' 'A Piece of Sky,' 'How Do You Keep the Music Playing,' among others. Alan Bergman will join Feinstein onstage nightly through the engagement. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets range in price from $80-$95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' acclaimed drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), opening April 17 and continuing through May 15, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Previews begin April 5. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

FIGHTING SHADOWS with Emmy Nominee Richard Cabral to Play Rosenthal TheaterFIGHTING SHADOWS with Emmy Nominee Richard Cabral to Play Rosenthal Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Jami Gertz in Association with Homeboy Industries and The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts are thrilled to present the world premiere of a new play with music, FIGHTING SHADOWS, co-written and performed by 2015 Emmy nominee Richard Cabral ("American Crime"), with musical collaboration by Rocio Mendoza and directed and co-written by Robert Egan.  FIGHTING SHADOWS will preview on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler Street in Los Angeles, 90021. (more...)

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