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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian MoayedTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian Moayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Arian Moayed, who stars as 'Richard Saad' in THE HUMANS, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in JuneOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

OSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHTOSF to Open 2016 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 81st year with preview performances beginning on February 19, and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 26 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (director, Christopher Liam Moore). (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The WallisBWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS, Reinvented and Rich with Life at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 11, 2015

Luck has nothing to do with it. Mary Zimmerman's GUYS AND DOLLS is a well thought out, surprisingly fresh reinvention of one of the best golden age musicals ever written. The charming production just concluded a 9-month run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and can now be seen on stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through December 20. It is the second musical to make such a transition following last December's enchanting Into the Woods, also directed by Zimmerman. Let us hope the tradition will continue. (more...)

Mary Zimmerman to Direct GUYS & DOLLS at The Wallis, 12/1Mary Zimmerman to Direct GUYS & DOLLS at The Wallis, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

'Well, hang on to your snap-brim fedora: Ms. Zimmerman's fetching revival is as good as any production I've ever seen of the greatest of all the golden-age musicals,' proclaimed the Wall Street Journal when Oregon Shakespeare Festival staged the Broadway musical classic Guys & Dolls earlier this year at its Ashland, Oregon-based theatre. Now, for a limited run, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present this production for the holidays in the Bram Goldsmith Theater for 24 performances beginning Dec 1 and running through Dec 20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at GUYS & DOLLS, Coming to The Wallis, 12/1STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at GUYS & DOLLS, Coming to The Wallis, 12/1
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

'Well, hang on to your snap-brim fedora: Ms. Zimmerman's fetching revival is as good as any production I've ever seen of the greatest of all the golden-age musicals,' proclaimed the Wall Street Journal when Oregon Shakespeare Festival staged the Broadway musical classic Guys & Dolls earlier this year at its Ashland, Oregon-based theatre. Now, for a limited run, the Wallis†Annenberg Center†for the Performing Arts will present this production for the holidays in the Bram Goldsmith Theater for 24 performances beginning Dec 1 and running through Dec 20. †Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Next MonthOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 12-14 with Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, directed by Bill Rauch; the world-premiere musical by Jeff Whitty with music and lyrics by the Go-Go's, HEAD OVER HEELS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar; and Alexandre Dumas's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, directed by Marcela Lorca. The shows will close the weekend of October 9-11. (more...)

EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, Naked Angels, Studio 42 and Waterwell Stage GAP PRESENTS! THE GREEN PLAYS TonightEST/Youngblood, F*It Club, Naked Angels, Studio 42 and Waterwell Stage GAP PRESENTS! THE GREEN PLAYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, joins acclaimed partner companies EST/Youngblood, Naked Angels, Studio 42, and Waterwell at The Green Building in Brooklyn with GAP Presents! The Green Plays, five new short plays by Hanna Cheek/Lauren Cregor Devine/Rodney Gardiner/Kevin Townley (Waterwell/ Goodbar), Meaghan Deans (Studio 42/ Ashore, Internet Famous), Jason Kim (Naked Angels/ HBO's Girls), Victor Lesniewski (F*It Club/ Cloven Tongues), and Chris Sullivan (EST/Youngblood/ Metro Cards). (more...)

EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, Naked Angels, Studio 42 and Waterwell to Stage GAP PRESENTS! THE GREEN PLAYS, 9/10-11EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, Naked Angels, Studio 42 and Waterwell to Stage GAP PRESENTS! THE GREEN PLAYS, 9/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, joins acclaimed partner companies EST/Youngblood, Naked Angels, Studio 42, and Waterwell at The Green Building in Brooklyn with GAP Presents! The Green Plays, five new short plays by Hanna Cheek/Lauren Cregor Devine/Rodney Gardiner/Kevin Townley (Waterwell/ Goodbar), Meaghan Deans (Studio 42/ Ashore, Internet Famous), Jason Kim (Naked Angels/ HBO's Girls), Victor Lesniewski (F*It Club/ Cloven Tongues), and Chris Sullivan (EST/Youngblood/ Metro Cards). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Oregon Shakespeare FestivalBWW 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 TodayOregon 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 TonightOregon 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 2/21Oregon 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, 6/24OSF 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 22OSF 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, 10/22Waterwell 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 AMERICAN NIGHT Closes At CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 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 TheatrePhoto 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 TheatreAMERICAN 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 3/11-4/1Stephanie 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...)

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