Mark Taper Forum News

Harner To Replace Cromer In Off-Bdwy's OUR TOWN 8/25, Bennett, Dame, Schultz & Beiler To Join
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

The producers of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of' Thornton Wilder's Our Town, have announced that Obie Award-winner Jason Butler Harner will assume the central role of 'Stage Manager' in David Cromer's staging of Wilder's timeless play. Beginning Tuesday, August 25th, Mr. Harner will succeed Mr. Cromer who departs the company to begin rehearsals for his Broadway directorial debut this fall with Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound. (more...)

Photo Flash: TINY KUSHNER At Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's TINY KUSHNER Closes Tonight, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

TINY KUSHNER makes West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep, begins previews on October 16, opens October 21, and closes November 29. (more...)

Interact Theatre Company Presents THE MATCHMAKER 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

That esteemed Merchant of Yonkers, Horace Vandergelder, proclaims, 'The world's going crazy. The asylums can't hold them all....and we're all in danger of being infected.' Join the award-winning Interact Theatre Company (ITC) for a frolicking romp, permeated with adventure, love, and a touch of insanity. (more...)

New Flying Karamazov Brothers Show FLINGS & EROS Premieres At Merrimack Rep 9/10-10/4, Opens 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

Music, dance, laughter and juggling combine in the world premiere of Flings & Eros, a new vaudevillian romp by the internationally renowned Flying Karamazov Brothers at Merrimack Repertory Theatre; stage direction by Paul Magid. Performances begin Thursday, September 10 at 7:30PM, with Opening Night on Sunday, September 13 at 7PM, running through October 4. Subscriptions and individual tickets are on sale now. (more...)

'PLOW', 'MENAGERIE', 'INISHMORE' 'BENGAL TIGER', '39 STEPS' & Mystery Musical Featured In 2010 Mark Taper Forum Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

Two classic American plays by iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, two audacious plays by contemporary mavericks, a world premiere musical by one of America's greatest living singer/songwriters and the bonus option of a delicious spoof of a 1935 movie are set for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum's 2010 season at the Los Angeles Music Center, it was announced today by Michael Ritchie, CTG's Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: PARADE In Rehearsals With T.R. Knight At MTF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 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 begins previews September 24, 2009, and will open at the Mark Taper Forum on October 4. Performances continue through November 15. (more...)

Cape May Stage Presents VISITING MR. GREEN With Ben Hammer 9/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

Acclaimed stage and screen actor, Ben Hammer, will pay Cape May Stage Audiences a welcome visit in the award-winning Visiting Mr. Green by popular playwright Jeff Baron. Broadway veteran Hammer will be joined by up-and-comer Peter Sabri with both actors reprising their roles as Mr. Green and Ross, respectively. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Talks 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon'
by Don Grigware - Aug 21, 2009

Prolific composer Stephen Schwartz has delighted us with such musical megahits as Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show and...the most successful show in Broadway history Wicked, which is still playing in New York and on tour internationally and grossing millions of dollars on its souvenirs alone. (more...)

Yale Rep Opens 2009-2010 Season With THE MASTER BUILDER 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 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...)

Dael Orlandersmith Brings STOOP STORIES To Chicago 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Dael Orlandersmith takes Chicago audiences on an electrifying journey through the spirit and soul of Harlem in her explosive solo piece Stoop Stories at Goodman Theatre. Hailed a 'triumph' (Washington City Paper) in its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this past spring, Stoop Stories comes to Chicago directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. (more...)

Brian Dennehy To Make Film Directing Debut With 'Redemption'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Golden Globe And Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy is set to make his film-directing debut. Dennehy will helm 'Redemption,' a fact-based drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Annette Bening Stars In UCLA Live's MEDEA At Freud Playhouse 9/18 - 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

A world premiere production of 'Medea' starring Annette Bening will kick off UCLA Live's 2009-10 season, announced artistic and executive director David Sefton Wednesday evening at Royce Hall. The play, the first-ever original production created by UCLA Live, will be directed by Croatia's Lenka Udovicki who is known for her opera and theater creations throughout Europe. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

Jane Anderson's THE QUALITY OF LIFE Runs 9/11-10/18 At Arena Stage, Stars O?Toole, O?Rourke, Day & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Arena Stage presents The Quality of Life, written by playwright and Emmy Award-winner Jane Anderson and directed by Lisa Peterson (Arena's The Rainmaker). In this 'magnetic work of theater' (San Francisco Chronicle) filled with compassion, honesty and humor, we find two couples dealing very differently with devastation. (more...)

THE RIVER CROSSES RIVER: A Festival Featuring 13 Short Plays By Women Of Color Runs 9/9-27 At The Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

The Ensemble Studio Theatre and Going to the River have lined up some of the most gifted women playwrights of color - some new, some established - for a three-week presentation of thirteen short plays in a new play series entitled The River Crosses Rivers, a three-week festival of short one-act plays by women of color, September 9 through 27 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Good Night Out Presents The World Premiere Of BROOKLYN September 8-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Good Night Out Presents The World Premiere Of BROOKLYN Rose Martula's brutally entertaining new play. (more...)

GENESIUS Runs 8/26-9/13 At TADA! Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

L J Fecho, Entourage Entertainment, in association with Genesius Theatre and Sweet Street Desserts, presents GENESIUS, a new musical beginning August 26, 2009 at TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W. 28th Street, NYC (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble Launches 9th Season With MAHIDA'S EXTRA KEY TO HEAVEN Starring Hope, Pawk & More; Opens 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Founding Executive Directors) (more...)

Paulson, Chianses, Lenox & More Join MCC Theater's STILL LIFE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced casting for Still Life which will be presented this season. (more...)

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