Ron Russell News

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the next production of its 37th Season, Pike St. by playwright Nilaja Sun, directed by Ron Russell.  Pike St. will run from March 27-April 23, 2017. (more...)

Epic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix ShakespeareEpic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Expand Epic NEXT Program with $175K GrantEpic Theatre Ensemble to Expand Epic NEXT Program with $175K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble has been awarded a $175,000 grant for program development with an emphasis on diversity and expanding its workforce. (more...)

O BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonO BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTaylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

O BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonO BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonTaylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST. Extends at Abrons Art CenterNilaja Sun's PIKE ST. Extends at Abrons Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The New York Times) The final performance of Pike St. will now be December 19, 2015 in the Experimental Theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Epic Theatre Ensemble's PIKE ST., Starring Nilaja SunPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Epic Theatre Ensemble's PIKE ST., Starring Nilaja Sun
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, began performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). The production just opened Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. Check out photos below! (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of Obie Winner Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST.Epic Theatre Ensemble to Stage World Premiere of Obie Winner Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, will begin performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). Opening Night is set for Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

TCG Announces SPARK Leadership ProgramTCG Announces SPARK Leadership Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathleen Chalfant, Cynthia Nixon and More at Epic Theatre Ensemble's 2014 GalaPhoto Flash: Kathleen Chalfant, Cynthia Nixon and More at Epic Theatre Ensemble's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night) honored Kathleen Chalfant (House of Cards) on March 10, 2014 at Epic Theatre Ensemble's Annual Gala to raise money for Shakespeare Remix, an arts education program benefiting inner city school kids. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

FROZEN Wins Best Animated Feature, Music,  Voice Acting at the 2014 Annie Awards; Full List!FROZEN Wins Best Animated Feature, Music, Voice Acting at the 2014 Annie Awards; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, hosted its 41st Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year's best in the field of animation, last night, February 1, 2014. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (more...)

Bard Fisher Center Receives Major Funding To Support Fellowships Through Live Arts Bard ProgramBard Fisher Center Receives Major Funding To Support Fellowships Through Live Arts Bard Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The second season of Live Arts Bard (LAB), a program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, provides residencies for six American artists and ensembles making work that spans and transcends the fields of theater, performance, dance, music, film, and live art. Spring 2014 resident artists are Sarah Michelson, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Geoff Sobelle, and Nilaja Sun. John Kelly and Robert Woodruff were LAB resident artists in fall 2013. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN Tops 41st Annual Annie Award NominationsDisney's FROZEN Tops 41st Annual Annie Award Nominations
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Nominations for the 41st Annie Awards have been announced. Topping the list with 10 nominations each are Disney's Frozen and Monster's University. (more...)

California Author And Lawyer Releases 'The Tortoise Shell Code'California Author And Lawyer Releases 'The Tortoise Shell Code'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Off the coast of Central California, the Sea Diva, a tuna boat, sinks. Members of the crew are missing and what happened remains a mystery. Anthony Darren, a renowned and wealthy lawyer at the top of his game, knows the boat's owner and soon becomes involved in the case. As the case goes to trial, a missing crew member is believed to be at fault, but new evidence comes to light and the finger of guilt points in a completely unan­ticipated direction. Now Anthony must pull together all his resources to find the truth in what has happened and free a wrongly accused man-as well as untangle himself. Fighting despair, he finds that the recent events have called much larger issues into question. As he struggles to right this terrible wrong, Anthony makes new and enlightening dis­coveries in his own life-long battle for personal and global justice. 'The Tortoise Shell Code' is available in both print and ebook formats and reviews for this suspenseful thriller have been great. 'For over-the-top intrigue, 'The Tortoise Shell Code' by V. Frank Asaro is a Must read! ... I was amazed at how, after a slow build, the plot took off like a roller coaster going downhill.'- Kirkus Review 'Masterful storytelling! An action-packed thriller, an electrifying read.' - Gary S. Chafetz, a former Boston Globe correspondent, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Globe, and author of The Lost Army 'The Tortoise Shell Code' has it all: honor, love, international intrigue, violence, betrayal, philosophy, politics, and hope. In other words, life. Read it and reap.' - Ron Russell, author of Don Carina Book Information: The Tortoise Shell Code Author: V. Frank Asaro Publisher: Bettie Youngs Book Publishers ISBN: 978-1936332601 Published: June 2013 Pages: 413 Genre: High Seas Legal Thriller, Suspenseful Thriller About The Author: Frank Asaro is a lawyer, musician/composer, inventor and author/theorist who began developing the theory of co-opetition not long after he was selected out of law school as lawyer-clerk to the California Courts of Appeal. He went on to receive the highest-category law career peer review, Martindale Hubbell rating, and appeared in Who's Who in American Law, 98-99 and Who's Who in the World 2000. He is the author of 'Universal Co-opetition: Nature's Fusion of Cooperation and Competition' and 'The Tortoise Shell Code.' His non-fiction book, A Primal Wisdom will be released in January 2014. For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at: Frank Asaro E-mail: vfasaro@san.rr.com Website: http://www.bettieyoungsbooks.com/authors/FrankAsaro/tortoise.htm (more...)

Opera on Tap to Bring SMASHED to Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 11/14Opera on Tap to Bring SMASHED to Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

On November 14th, Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring its hit opera SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story by composer James Barry and librettist Timothy Braun to Freddy's Bar and Backroom in a new fully-immersive production. Dubbed by Feast of Music as an 'hilarious slapstick-style opera,' the show will take place in Freddy's front room at 8pm and will be free of charge. (more...)

Broadway's George Marcy & Carol Lawrence Team Up for New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, Begin. TodayBroadway's George Marcy & Carol Lawrence Team Up for New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old song and dance man George Marcy is going to do--tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years--when he takes the stage (today September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and AaRon Russell on drums. (more...)

Broadway's George Marcy and Carol Lawrence Team Up for Marcy's New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 9/23 & 29Broadway's George Marcy and Carol Lawrence Team Up for Marcy's New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 9/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old George Marcy is going to do-tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years-when he takes the stage later this month (September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and Aaron Russell on drums. (more...)

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