Mark Taper Forum News

Photo Preview: The Public Presents THE HUMAN SCALEPhoto Preview: The Public Presents THE HUMAN SCALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) and 3-Legged Dog will present THE HUMAN SCALE, an unsparing and graphic exploration of the ongoing crisis in Gaza (more...)

Olney Theater Presents MISALLIANCE 9/29-10/24Olney Theater Presents MISALLIANCE 9/29-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

English propriety is laid low by fistfights, gunplay, broken crockery, and a plane crash in George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents ROMANCEPhoto Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Bay Street Theatre announces that last week to see David Mamet's play, ROMANCE, running now - September 5. (more...)

BECKY'S NEW CAR Opens at Nort Coast Rep, 9/4-26BECKY'S NEW CAR Opens at Nort Coast Rep, 9/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

BECKY'S NEW CAR will play at North Coast Rep beginning September 4 and running through September 26. The play was written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Ellenstein. (more...)

Fonda, Lithgow, Dukakis Set for Plays at Mark Taper Forum Fonda, Lithgow, Dukakis Set for Plays at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

The 2011 Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum season was announced today by Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Stellar actors such as Jane Fonda, John Lithgow and Olympia Dukakis will be featured in plays by Moisés Kaufman, John Lithgow and Morris Panych, respectively, plus works by Lanford Wilson and Theresa Rebeck will be presented in the Taper's 44th season at the Los Angeles Music Center. (more...)

The Beat Project Presents DEAR HARVEY, 9/16 - 10/10The Beat Project Presents DEAR HARVEY, 9/16 - 10/10
by Marivic Tagala - Aug 24, 2010

The Beat Project presents DEAR HARVEY, written by Patricia Loughrey, with original music by Thomas Hodges, musical direction and orchestrations by Wayne Moore and directed by Anthony Frisina. DEAR HARVEY will open on Thursday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 10th at the Lee Strasberg Theatre, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Campbell, Carney, Davis Set For La Jolla's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 7/20-8/22Campbell, Carney, Davis Set For La Jolla's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 7/20-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, playing in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre July 20 - August 22, 2010 (press opening: July 27 at 7:00 pm). (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 9th Annual New Works Festival, 8/8-22TheatreWorks Launches 9th Annual New Works Festival, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, continues its commitment to the creation and development of new works with the 2010 New Works Festival, sponsored by Microsoft. The ninth annual Festival, August 8-22 at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, features fifteen days of new works unveiled to the public, including new musicals, new plays, a cabaret concert, and a panel discussion. This year's festival will feature a developmental production of the funny and inspirational musical FLY BY NIGHT from Kim Rosenstock, Will Connolly, and Michael Mitnick. Additionally announced for this summer's lineup are staged readings of two musicals: GREAT WALL, a vibrant pop musical from Kevin Merritt and Kevin So (with Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang as a story consultant), and the moving gospel and jazz musical RED CLAY from Jeff Hughes and Scott Ethier. The festival will also feature readings of two plays: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, the latest piece from New Works Festival veteran Bill Cain (Equivocation) and VARIATIONS ON A THEME, a luminous drama by Anna Ziegler. Audience members are invited to a Meet the Artists Panel at 7:30pm on August 15. The panel discussion will give an inside look at what it's like to write for the stage. Festival composers, performers, and special guests will share a wealth of new songs and treasured favorites at Festival: Unplugged, Songs in the Key of New, a cabaret concert on Friday, August 20. For tickets (on sale July 16) and info, you may call the box office at (650) 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org. (more...)

Pascal, Pulver et al. Honor Jason RObert Brown at LA New Musicals Fest., 8/21Pascal, Pulver et al. Honor Jason RObert Brown at LA New Musicals Fest., 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

he third annual Los Angeles Festival of New American Musicals will close with a special concert honoring one of LA's greatest musical theatre composers, Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown. The FNAM closing party will be held on August 21, at 4PM. The concert will feature Jason Robert Brown on the piano, accompanied by special guests Adam Pascal, Lara Pulver, Graham Phillips, Nita Whitaker, and The Theatre Geeks of America singing to several of Brown's works. (more...)

Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21-28Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, also published under the title, 'Ten Little Indians', is Agatha Christie's best selling novel and the 7th most popular book of all time with over 100 million copies sold. Eight strangers and two servants are invited to a mansion off the coast of Devon. Once the arrive, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel fall to the ground in conjunction with a nursery rhyme telling how each of the ten 'soldiers' met his death until there were none. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead---poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this remarkable thriller! (more...)

Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

Lyceum alums Harold L. Hynick and Peggy Billo play the two servants, Thomas and Ethel Rogers. Both were seen on the Lyceum stage earlier this season in My Fair Lady and The Man Who Came To Dinner. (more...)

B Street Theatre Kicks Off B3 Series with NEAT, 9/5-10/2B Street Theatre Kicks Off B3 Series with NEAT, 9/5-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

B Street Theatre presents Neat written by playwright/actress Charlayne Woodard. At B Street Theatre B3 Series, 2711 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. Peformances run September 4, 2010 through October 2, 2010. Previews are Saturday September 5 at 4:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. For tickets, call 916.443.5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND 9/17-10/17La Jolla Playhouse Presents Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND 9/17-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, adapted by Robert Woodruff and Bill Camp, based on a translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, directed by Robert Woodruff, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre September 17 - October 17 (media night: Friday, Sept 24 at 8:00 pm). (more...)

Magic Theatre Opens Its 2010-2011 Season With THE BROTHERS SIZE, PART TWOMagic Theatre Opens Its 2010-2011 Season With THE BROTHERS SIZE, PART TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Magic Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with The Brothers Size, Part Two of The Brothers/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The play is directed by Octavio Solis and features recent A.C.T. graduates Tobie Windham and Alex Ubokudom and Joshua Elijah Reese. (more...)

Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Lyceum alums Harold L. Hynick and Peggy Billo play the two servants, Thomas and Ethel Rogers. Both were seen on the Lyceum stage earlier this season in My Fair Lady and The Man Who Came To Dinner. (more...)

Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21-28Lyceum Theatre Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 8/21-28
by Chris Gibson - Aug 18, 2010

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, also published under the title, 'Ten Little Indians', is Agatha Christie's best selling novel and the 7th most popular book of all time with over 100 million copies sold. Eight strangers and two servants are invited to a mansion off the coast of Devon. Once the arrive, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel fall to the ground in conjunction with a nursery rhyme telling how each of the ten 'soldiers' met his death until there were none. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead---poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this remarkable thriller! (more...)

SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14SANCTIFIED Plays The Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Producers Proteus Spann and Pro2Play Productions are pleased to announce the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified. Written by Javon Johnson, with original music by Rollo A. Dilworth, and directed by Derrick Sanders, Sanctified will play the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. Casting will be announced next month. (more...)

 PLATINUM Opens at FringeNYC 8/17-21 PLATINUM Opens at FringeNYC 8/17-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

The new developmental production of Platinum (www.PlatinumTheMusical.com) starring Donna Bullock (Ragtime, City of Angels, A Class Act) will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) as part of the 2010 NY International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Salonga to Sing National Anthem at Padres Game, 8/28Salonga to Sing National Anthem at Padres Game, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga is set to perform the National Anthem and at the 7th Inning Stretch for the San Diego Padres game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, August 28th for Filipino Cultural Night. The game will be broadcast on FOX. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents TAKE ME OUT, Previews 9/22Celebration Theatre Presents TAKE ME OUT, Previews 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the second show in its 2010-2011 Season of Shows, the Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT, written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Michael Matthews and produced for Celebration Theatre by Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Christopher Sepulveda. (more...)

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