Mark Taper Forum News

BWW TV: PARADE at the Mark Taper Forum
by Dean Butler and Michael Sterling - Oct 10, 2009

London's Donmar Warehouse production of PARADE, presented by the Center Theatre Group at the Los Angeles Music Center, had its U.S. premiere Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Daniel Radcliffe Set For 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Reading, Ashford to Direct, Zadan & Meron Produce
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

Variety reports that 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe will lead the cast of an upcoming New York reading of 1961 musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' marking the first musical turn for the 'Harry Potter' star. Producers Broadway Across America, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will guide the reading, seen as a set up for a potential Broadway revival. (more...)

Yale Rep Opens 2009-2010 Season With THE MASTER BUILDER 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) opens its 2009-2010 season with THE MASTER BUILDER by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Paul Walsh, directed by Evan Yionoulis at the University Theatre (222 York Street), September 18-October 10. Opening night is Thursday, September 24. (more...)

Yale Rep Opens 2009-2010 Season With THE MASTER BUILDER 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) opens its 2009-2010 season with THE MASTER BUILDER by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Paul Walsh, directed by Evan Yionoulis at the University Theatre (222 York Street), September 18-October 10. Opening night is Thursday, September 24. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Present World Premiere of HIGH HOLIDAYS, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2009

Native Chicago playwright Alan Gross teams up with director Steven Robman to bring his newest work, High Holidays, to Goodman Theatre. At the center of this four-character drama-inspired by Gross' own life and family experience-is young Billy Roman (Max Zuppa) and the anxiety-riddled preparations for his Bar Mitzvah in 1963 north suburban Chicago. (more...)

Paz and Huels Join 'Idol's' Federov in 5th Avenue's JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2009

Additional casting has been announced for 5th Avenue's production of JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Jennifer Paz (Les Misérables) will play the role of the Narrator and Dusty 45's Billy Joe Huels will join the cast as Pharaoh. James A. Rocco will return to 5th Avenue to direct. JOSEPH will open October 10th and run through November 1st. (more...)

T.R. Knight Talks Fame and PARADE with the Los Angeles Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2009

They say that for every success story in show business there are a hundred suicides. T.R. Knight, who came into fame on the television hit Gray's Anatomy and who is now staring in Parade at the Mark Taper Forum is one actor who rode the very fine line between the two. The Los Angeles Times reports on Knight's rise to the big time, how he almost didn't make it, and how it was his positive attitude that tipped his scale. (more...)

BWW TV: Stage Tube - PARADE Starring T.R. Knight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 08, 2009

'Parade,' which features T.R. Knight playing the historical figure Leo Frank and Lara Pulver reprising her role as his wife, Lucille Frank, started rehearsals this week. The Center Theatre Group's presentation of the Donmar Warehouse production began previews September 24, 2009, and opened at the Mark Taper Forum on October 4. Performances continue through November 15. (more...)

Kate Fodor, Michael Friedman, Melissa James Gibson, et. al. Featured in Center Theatre Group's DouglasPlus Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2009

The Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles has announced its lineup for the 2009-2010 DouglasPlus series, according to a report in the Los Angels Times. (more...)

Yale Rep Announces New Performance Schedule for COMPULSION, Starring Mandy Patinkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2009

As previously reported, Tony and Emmy winner Mandy Patinkin is set to start in Yale Repertory Theatre's COMPULSION, in his Yale Rep debut. (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director). Today, the theatre has announced the performance schedule for the production, written by Rinne Groff, directed by Oskar Eustis, and co-produced with The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. (more...)

The Music Center Presents A Live Simulcast of Dudamel Inaugural Concert 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2009

The Music Center celebrates the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel, incoming Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with a live simulcast on the Music Center Plaza of his Inaugural Concert, the opening of the 2009-2010 LA Phil Season. (more...)

Central Square Theater Presents CRAVINGS 10/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2009

Boston's favorite cabaret artist Belle Linda Halpern takes a funny, intriguing and profound Jewish-American look at our constant cravings: food, sex, acceptance, fame and true nourishment in CRAVINGS: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction at Central Square Theater. Playing Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, October 25th, press night is set for Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Cast of Fantastics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2009

Arena is thrilled to announce the all-star cast of the upcoming musical The Fantasticks. Set in an abandoned amusement park, this re-imagined production directed by Amanda Dehnert with set design by 3-time Tony Award-winner Eugene Lee (Broadway's Wicked, Sweeney Todd and Candide) runs from November 20, 2009 through January 10, 2010 - a perfect show for the holiday season. (more...)

Uhry and Brown's PARADE Makes a Handsome Entry to Taper Season
by Don Grigware - Oct 07, 2009

Parade book by Alfred Uhry; music by Jason Robert Brown directed by Rob Ashford Mark Taper Forum through November 15 (more...)

DEAF WEST THEATRE Extends CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2009

Ed Waterstreet, Artistic Director of Deaf West Theatre announces that their smash-hit 30th anniversary production of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, written by Mark Medoff and directed by Jonathan Barlow Lee, is Extending through Sunday, November 1 at Deaf West Theatre in North Hollywood. It is performed so that it is fully accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences, adding a new dimension to the material. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Sweeps into The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2009

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on November 24 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing ‘Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy ‘on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the St. Louis engagement of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-534-1111, online at www.metrotix.com, or by visiting the Fox Theatre box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: Writers' Theatre Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2009

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Premieres at Ordway, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2009

'Little House on the Prairie,' a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on October 13, 2009 at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minn. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing 'Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy 'on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. 'Little House on the Prairie' will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the Saint Paul, Minn. engagement of 'Little House on the Prairie' are on sale now. (more...)

Nilo Cruz, Regina Taylor and More Featured In Goodman Theatre's New Stage Series, 12/11 - 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2009

Brand-new plays from six contemporary, diverse voices of the American theater come together for two weekends in Goodman Theatre's 2009 New Stages Series, December 11 - 20, 2009. The series of script-in-hand staged readings takes place in the Goodman's Owen Theatre and is open to the public. (more...)

New Panelists Announced For OLEANNA Talk-Backs Including Feldshuh, March & Lindstrom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2009

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today additional panelists for the TAKE A SIDE: THE OLEANNA TALK-BACK SERIES, the special post-show series for audiences during previews of the first-ever Broadway production of OLEANNA, the provocative drama by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles. (more...)

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