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BWW Reviews: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

The throw-everything-against-the-wall-and-pray-for-laughs approach to low comedy is a staple of live theater, and certainly, of William Shakespeare's plays. None play would seem to invite a shtick-fest - beg for one even - than the hugely ridiculous THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, alas, Kent Gash's free-for-all staging of Errors exposes the play's lameness rather than celebrates its lunacy. For ninety non-breezy minutes, every actor on that stage is mugging (or frugging) his or her collective buns off. Some of the players are quite deft and, indeed, the production has its share of laughs. Too often, though, the jokes don't land, the pace slows and the endeavor is dead in the water. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Today night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin tonight, February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Previews Begin 2/14; THE TEMPEST to Open 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2014 preview performances begin February 14, and the season will open Friday night, February 21 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's The Tempest (director, Tony Taccone). On Saturday, Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Juliette Carrillo) takes the stage, as does the classic Marx Brothers musical The Cocoanuts (David Ivers), and Sunday afternoon Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (Kent Gash) opens in the Thomas Theatre. (more...)

OSF Reading of RADIO GOLF to Benefit Penumbra Theatre Company, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is pleased to produce a reading of August Wilson's Radio Golf in support of Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, Minnesota. The reading will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre as part of OSF's Juneteenth Celebration. (more...)

OSF Opens 2013 Season on February 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2013 preview performances begin February 15, and the season will open Friday night, February 22 with Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by David Ivers. On Saturday, August Wilson's Two Trains Running, directed by Lou Bellamy, takes the stage, as does Lerner and Loewe's classic American musical My Fair Lady, directed by Amanda Dehnert. Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Theatre, Shakespeare's King Lear opens, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch. (more...)

Waterwell Presents 'The Last Year In the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.' Concert Tonight, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Waterwell, one of the Village Voice's Best Arguments for Devised Theater (2010) and creators of the live concept album Goodbar and #9, will present a special one-night-only concert of The Last Year In the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. tonight, Monday, October 22nd at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

AMERICAN NIGHT Closes At CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2012

"American Night," a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, performs at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre through April 1, 2012. Opening night is March 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE Opens at CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

'American Night: The Ballad of Juan Josť,' written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, and directed by Bonney, opens Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances begin March 9 and continue through April 1, 2012. (more...)

AMERICAN NIGHT Opens 3/11 at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

"American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, and directed by Bonney, opens Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances begin March 9 and continue through April 1, 2012. (more...)

Stephanie Beatriz, Rodney Gardiner Lead AMERICAN NIGHT At CTG 3/11-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

The cast has been set for the new work, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney and directed by Bonney. (more...)

Stephanie Beatriz, Rodney Gardiner Lead AMERICAN NIGHT At CTG 3/11-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2012

The cast has been set for the new work, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney and directed by Bonney. (more...)

AMERICAN NIGHT Opens 3/11 at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2012

"American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, and directed by Bonney, opens Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Performances begin March 9 and continue through April 1, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of La Jolla's AMERICAN NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Feb 07, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents American Night: The Ballad of Juan Josť, written by Richard Montoya (Zorro in Hell) for Culture Clash, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney (The Seven, Adoration of the Old Woman), directed by Jo Bonney. A co-production with Center Theatre Group and originally commissioned and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Josť will run through February 26, 2012 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Cast to Continue With AMERICAN NIGHT at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2012

The cast has been set for the new work, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney and directed by Bonney. "American Night," a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, begins performances at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, March 9 after closing in La Jolla in late February. The show continues at the Douglas through April 1, 2012. Opening night is March 11. (more...)

Stephanie Beatriz, Rodney Gardiner Lead AMERICAN NIGHT At CTG 3/11-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2012

The cast has been set for the new work, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose," written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney and directed by Bonney. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla's AMERICAN NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents American Night: The Ballad of Juan Josť, written by Richard Montoya (Zorro in Hell) for Culture Clash, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney (The Seven, Adoration of the Old Woman), directed by Jo Bonney. A co-production with Center Theatre Group and originally commissioned and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Josť will run January 27 - February 26, 2012 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast for AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its production of American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, written by Richard Montoya (Zorro in Hell) for Culture Clash, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney (The Seven, Adoration of the Old Woman), directed by Jo Bonney. A co-production with Center Theatre Group and originally commissioned and produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose will run January 27 - February 26, 2012 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Extends GEM OF THE OCEAN Through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2008

The Fountain Theatre has announced a special extension of their production of Gem of the Ocean through December 21st, 2008. (more...)

August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' Opens at Fountain Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

'Gem of the Ocean' opens on October 11, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through November 16. Previews are scheduled October 3 through 10. Tickets are $25.00 on Thursdays and Fridays and $28.00 on Saturdays and Sundays, except opening night (October 11), which is $30.00 and previews which are $15.00. On Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $18.00 and seniors $23.00. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com. (more...)

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