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BWW Reviews: Circuit's BAD JEWS Is Exciting TheatreBWW Reviews: Circuit's BAD JEWS Is Exciting Theatre
by Joseph Baker - Jan 26, 2015

While watching Circuit Playhouse's wickedly funny, stimulating production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS, I was briefly reminded of an almost forgotten episode of SEINFELD, in which 'Elaine' clashes with her mutton-loving cousin 'Holly' over Grandma Mima's missing napkins (actually used by 'Jerry' to hide chewed pieces he couldn't swallow). SEINFELD was noted for raising the trivial to herculean comic heights, and in that respect, BAD JEWS surpasses it. One of the reasons is that, instead of 'napkins,' the object in question is a chai, a gold ornament a deceased grandfather guarded and hid under his tongue during his internment in a Nazi prison camp (now that's a backstory waiting to be told in a different play). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into JuneAurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Magnussen, Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti & More Photographed for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECTPhoto Flash: Billy Magnussen, Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti & More Photographed for THE CREATIVE FACES PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

TONY, Emmy and NAACP Award winner Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin In The Sun, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Cosby Show), TONY nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Disney's Into The Woods), TONY nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles), TONY, Olivier and Emmy Award winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Macbeth, CBS's The Good Wife), and TONY winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, In the Next Room / The Vibrator Play, ABC's Nashville) have all been photographed by Jason Zeren for The Creative Faces Project. The bi-weekly publication of their individual entries will begin this week, starting with Phylicia Rashad on Thursday, January 22nd on The Creative Faces Project website. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Begins in January at 59E59 TheatersTHE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Begins in January at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the world premiere of THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS, written by Tom Dulack and directed by Michael Parva. Produced by The Directors Company and part of the 59E59's inaugural 5A Season, THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS begins performances on Saturday, January 17 at 8 PM for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 1. Opening Night is Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through TodayAurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add a second extension week of performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE. Jon Tracy, who directed Aurora's productions of Gidion's Knot and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, helms BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, featuring L. Peter Callender (The Soldier's Tale, Permanent Collection), Dan Hiatt (Wittenberg, The Arsonists), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (African-American Shakespeare Company, Lamplighters), and Adrian Roberts (TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare Theater). BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE plays now through December 20 (added performances: Tuesday, December 16, 7pm; Wednesday, December 17, 8pm; Thursday, December 18, 8pm; Friday, December 19, 8pm; Today, December 20, 8pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and more information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Joy Behar Discusses One-Woman Show, ME, MY MOUTH & I on Morning JoeSTAGE TUBE: Joy Behar Discusses One-Woman Show, ME, MY MOUTH & I on Morning Joe
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Comedian and actress Joy Behar joins Morning Joe joins Morning Joe to discuss her new one-woman show “Me, My Mouth & I.” Behar also sticks around to read some of the morning papers with Mika Brzezinski. Check out the video below! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford Sets 2015 Season: THE LYONS, LEADING LADIES & More!TheatreWorks New Milford Sets 2015 Season: THE LYONS, LEADING LADIES & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

TheatreWorks recently announced its 2015 line-up of theatrical productions to a sold out house of donors, patrons, and friends of the Theatre, located at 5 Brookside Avenue, in New Milford. (more...)

In Performance Video: Joy Behar Performs from New Solo Show ME, MY MOUTH & IIn Performance Video: Joy Behar Performs from New Solo Show ME, MY MOUTH & I
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Joy Behar, comedian and former co-host of 'ABC's The View,' in a scene from her new solo autobiographical show, 'Me, My Mouth & I.' (more...)

Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/20Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Due to popular demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add a second extension week of performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE. Jon Tracy, who directed Aurora's productions of Gidion's Knot and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, helms BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, featuring L. Peter Callender (The Soldier's Tale, Permanent Collection), Dan Hiatt (Wittenberg, The Arsonists), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (African-American Shakespeare Company, Lamplighters), and Adrian Roberts (TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare Theater). BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE plays now through December 20 (added performances: Tuesday, December 16, 7pm; Wednesday, December 17, 8pm; Thursday, December 18, 8pm; Friday, December 19, 8pm; Saturday, December 20, 8pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and more information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Photos: Opening Night of Joy Behar's ME, MY MOUTH AND IPhotos: Opening Night of Joy Behar's ME, MY MOUTH AND I
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

ME, MY MOUTH AND I - a new solo play written and performed by Joy Behar held its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) this fall, and opened on Sunday, November 23. The production will play a limited 7-week engagement through December 21. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Critics and audiences agree -a second helping of BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE is in order. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative new play. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer DirectsMatt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that the world premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), would begin performances Friday January 29th, with an opening night set for Wednesday February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. (more...)

THE VIEW's Joy Behar's New Solo Show ME, MY MOUTH AND I Begins Off-Broadway TonightTHE VIEW's Joy Behar's New Solo Show ME, MY MOUTH AND I Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

ME, MY MOUTH AND I - a new solo play written and performed by Joy Behar - will be given its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) this fall, with previews set to begin tonight, November 6 prior to an official opening set for Sunday, November 23. The production will play a limited 7-week engagement through December 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Joy Behar Returns to 'The View' to Talk New One-Woman Show ME, MY MOUTH AND IVIDEO: Joy Behar Returns to 'The View' to Talk New One-Woman Show ME, MY MOUTH AND I
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Former co-host Joy Behar returned to this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about her new one woman show, ME, MY MOUTH AND I, beginning previews tomorrow at New York's Cherry Lane Theatre. (more...)

Clare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel AwardClare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that Clare Barron has been awarded the 2014 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, presented annually to an emerging playwright of exceptional promise. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Dedicates Artwork to Barbara OliverAurora Theatre Company Dedicates Artwork to Barbara Oliver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company celebrated the remarkable life of its founding Artistic Director, Barbara Oliver, with the unveiling of the Barbara Oliver Bas Relief on Tuesday, October 28 in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at Aurora Theatre Company. (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

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