Randy Reyes News

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Mu Performing Arts & Park Square TheatreBWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Mu Performing Arts & Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Jan 31, 2017

FLOWER DRUM SONG is a hard show to mount. It requires credible brief performances in the style of Beijing Opera, multiple large production numbers in a variety of nightclub styles, plus a large cast of Asian American characters who can sing, dance, and act. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The LightBWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

Trinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTrinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On Today, January 19 at 5:30pm, Trinity Repertory Company will participate in a nationwide collective, simultaneous action: launching The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Light the Way for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT TonightOver 500 Organizations Light the Way for THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

At 5:30pm tonight, January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Trinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTrinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm, Trinity Repertory Company will participate in a nationwide collective, simultaneous action: launching The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

The Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The DesertThe Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The Desert
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The Desert Rose Playhouse is participating in 'The Ghostlight Project', on January 19, 2017. In each time zone across the country, members of the theater community from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters will come together to launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT. Gathering outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in creating 'light' for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Park Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONGPark Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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Stages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECTStages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to launch The Sanctuary Project. (more...)

MU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONGMU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE OLDEST BOY at The Jungle TheaterBWW Review: THE OLDEST BOY at The Jungle Theater
by Karen Bovard - Nov 14, 2016

Sarah Ruhl's recent play puts a contemporary mother's dilemma at the center of the story. This is not the only radical thing about the show. It also includes depiction of a live birth on stage, carefully staged so as not to offend audience sensibilities. And it steps directly into the treacherous but vital terrain of cross-cultural connection, conflict, and appropriation. (more...)

THE SOUL OF GERSHWIN: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF AN AMERICAN KLEZMER Returns to Park Square TheatreTHE SOUL OF GERSHWIN: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF AN AMERICAN KLEZMER Returns to Park Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with the return of audience favorite The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer, created and written by Joseph Vass who also serves as musical director. (more...)

Jungle Theater Presents Regional Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl PlayJungle Theater Presents Regional Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Jungle's 26th season concludes with the Midwest premiere of THE OLDEST BOY, an astonishing original tale by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, The Clean House). Directed by the Jungle's Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, The Oldest Boy is on stage November 4 through December 18 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The lyrical drama with evocative puppetry and live musical elements is being brought to life through a partnership with the Tibetan community of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to host National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival this OctoberOregon Shakespeare Festival to host National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) will present the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) Oct. 1-9, 2016, hosted by OSF's biannual CultureFest. (more...)

Erin Mackey to Lead Reading of Christine Toy Johnson's PAPER SON at Guthrie TheaterErin Mackey to Lead Reading of Christine Toy Johnson's PAPER SON at Guthrie Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

A reading of PAPER SON, a play written and directed by Christine Toy Johnson (currently playing 'Bloody Mary' in SOUTH PACIFIC at the Guthrie Theater), will be presented on Monday, August 8 at 7 pm in the Guthrie's Kitchak Lounge, 818 S. 2nd Street, Level 3, Minneapolis, MN. (more...)

Mu Performing Arts Presents World Premiere of "tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan"Mu Performing Arts Presents World Premiere of "tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Mu Performing Arts released casting and thematic details today for the World Premiere production of ?tot: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF ?(a filipino)?HULK HOGAN?, June 17 - 26, 2016, written by playwright ?Victor Maog?and directed by ?Randy Reyes at Park Square Theatre's Boss Thrust Stage. This production is the final play of the 2015?2016 season and marks Mu's 50th World Premiere of new works by Asian American artists and playwrights. (more...)

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Presents 16th Annual OUT LIKE THAT! FESTIVAL This JuneThe Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Presents 16th Annual OUT LIKE THAT! FESTIVAL This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

For the past 16 years, The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance has marked pride month by presenting the Bronx's only consistent gay pride celebration - The OUT LIKE THAT! Festival at BAAD!  The festival takes place at BAAD!'s home at 2474 Westchester Avenue from Saturday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 22, 2016 with a fierce line-up of dance, theatre, literature, documentary film and wonderful performances featuring queer artists from the Bronx and beyond.  For information and directions call (718) 918-2110 or visit www.BAADBronx.org. (more...)

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