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Photo Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

From a field of 12 local high school students, Damaris Vizvett, Samuel Christian and Aryana Williams have been selected as the top three performers in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) regional finals hosted at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum on Monday night, February 29, 2016. Vizvett and Christian will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 2. This year's competition featured high school students from three Southern California counties. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Seattle Rep to Take on Violence in America in BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)Seattle Rep to Take on Violence in America in BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Kimber Lee's heart-felt drama, BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY), a vivid and stirring play that leaves one family at a powerful crossroads in search of hope. Directed by Juliette Carrillo (Seattle Rep's The Brothers Size), BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) runs March 25-April 24, 2016 in the Leo K. Theatre. (more...)

James Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This SpringJames Greene and Anne Gee Byrd Join ENDGAME at the Douglas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Further casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterful ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most celebrated interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Route 66 Theatre Company's NO WAKEPhoto Flash: First Look at Route 66 Theatre Company's NO WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit Chicago production of NO WAKE by William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior (Sex With Strangers - Geffen Playhouse, Disgraced - Mark Taper Forum) to VS. Theatre.  (more...)

Storm Large Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko in AprilStorm Large Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Storm Large of Pink Martini fame returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with an all-new show for three performances - Thursday, April 14 (8 p.m.), Friday, April 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 16 (7 p.m.). Be swept away by the voice, beauty and visceral talent of Storm Large, an artist who truly lives up to her name. The Napa Valley Register hails, 'Natural talent like hers comes along only once in a stadium full of wannabes' and Critical Jazz proclaims, 'A new cool sophistication is coming to the tightly clustered female vocal jazz pack and her name is Storm Large.' Tickets for Storm Large range in price from $45 - $65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 19-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 19-26
by Nora Dominick - Feb 26, 2016

Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway This SpringWendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, will present A BETTER PLACE, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Love Therapy), will play a limited six-week engagement this spring at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Public's Oskar Eustis Brings Drama to VOGUE's March 2016 IssuePhoto Flash: The Public's Oskar Eustis Brings Drama to VOGUE's March 2016 Issue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The March 2016 Issue of Vogue magazine features a profile on The Public Theater's artistic director Oskar Eustis, one of the players behind Broadway's insanely successful HAMILTON and more. Scroll down for a look at Eustis' portrait, and read the full article by Adam Green here! (more...)

Sterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperSterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)' which begins previews April 5, opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join LineupMichael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Captivates at the TaperBWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Captivates at the Taper
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2016

It is refreshing to watch family dysfunction where family members, striving to make thing better, do honestly care about one another. In Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love & Sex we are presented with quite a divergent platter at first glance, but as time progresses and with so many transformations in plot and character, reconnection never ceases to be a top priority. Helmed by Robert Egan, the play, though taking a tad too long to reach its resolutions, boasts some witty dialogue and substantially engrossing scenes by playwright Doran and an outstanding cast of five at the Mark Taper Forum through March 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the TaperPhoto Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, opened last night, February 21, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and continues through March 20. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry festivities below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish HeritageJason Robert Brown, Stephanie Block and More Set for PARADE Event at Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The creative team behind the Tony Award-winning PARADE, the much adored musical based on the trial of Leo Frank, discusses how history can inspire art. Accompanied by an ensemble of six performers and nine musicians, "An Evening on PARADE" will be on Monday, March 7, 7 P.M., at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Mae Whitman, York Walker and More in THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, is currently in previews and opens this Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through March 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Route 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKERoute 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit Chicago production of NO WAKEby William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior (Sex With Strangers - Geffen Playhouse, Disgraced - Mark Taper Forum) to VS. Theatre. The West Coast premiere of NO WAKE will preview on Thursday, February 25; will open on Friday, February 26 and perform through Saturday, March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This SpringAsolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Inside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNERInside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Asolo Rep presents Inside Asolo Rep: ALL THE WAY and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on February 24, 2016. (more...)

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