Rubicon Theatre Company News

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT as Part of Fearless Shakespeare IntensiveRubicon Theatre Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT as Part of Fearless Shakespeare Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the gender-bending romantic comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will, performed by the students of the Education Department's Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, adapted and directed by Rubicon's first company member and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Fuqua. This hilarious tale of role reversal, unrequited love and mistaken identity receives a darkly romantic, goth-inspired reimagining by Fuqua and Dramaturg Dr. Jonathan Drahos. Twelfth Night or What You Will plays for only four performances when it opens on July 29. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This SummerRubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

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VIDEO: Megan McGinnis Gives a Heartfelt Curtain Speech at Final Off-Broadway DADDY LONG LEGSVIDEO: Megan McGinnis Gives a Heartfelt Curtain Speech at Final Off-Broadway DADDY LONG LEGS
by Michael Dale - Jun 7, 2016

McGinnis originated the role of Jerusha Abbott at the Rubicon in 2009 and took the musical to the West End before Off-Broadway. (more...)

GOTTA SING, GOTTA DANCE with Beverly & Kirby Ward Set for Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert SeriesGOTTA SING, GOTTA DANCE with Beverly & Kirby Ward Set for Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Audiences can expect a toe-tapping, high-flying program of song and dance when Rubicon Theatre Company presents dynamic duo BEVERLY AND KIRBY WARD in GOTTA SING, GOTTA DANCE, the fourth offering in this season's Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. (more...)

BWW Review: CLARENCE DARROW at Rubicon Theatre CompanyBWW Review: CLARENCE DARROW at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Jun 4, 2016

It's funny how many shows we've seen recently that bring to mind concepts evident in the current election season. In In the Heights, it was the plight of immigrants trying to make lives for themselves in America, in Amadeus, it was a lead character with an obsessive personality, and in Ragtime, it was a character who seeks justice for a racially-based assault. In David W. Rintels' one-man play, Clarence Darrow, which made its debut last weekend at the Rubicon Theatre Company, reexamines the life of a man whose philosophy of democratic socialism reflects the political philosophy of Democratic challenger, Senator Bernie Sanders. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's CLARENCE DARROW, Now OpenPhoto Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's CLARENCE DARROW, Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Co-Founder James O'Neil, who became Artistic Director Emeritus last year to develop new works for commercial production as President of Off-Broadway Across America, returns to the Rubicon stage later this month as an actor. Beginning May 25, O'Neil plays one of the most intriguing and controversial characters of 19th- and 20th-century America in David Rintels' compelling one-man play Clarence Darrow. Clarence Darrow began performances on Wednesday, May 25, opened on Saturday, May 28 at 7pm and will continue through Sunday, June 12 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway in JuneDADDY LONG LEGS to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

After 309 performances at the Davenport Theatre, the Drama Desk Award-Nominated new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will play its final Off-Broadway performance on Monday, June 6th.  (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre TonightDADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced that the winner of the "Give A Girl Her Chance" contest will perform live tonight at the Davenport Theatre.  Una Morrison of Derry City, Ireland will take the stage for her Off-Broadway debut after tonight's 7pm performance of DADDY LONG LEGS.  (more...)

Liz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert SeriesLiz Callaway Set for Rubicon Theatre Company's Broadway Musical Concert Series
by Adam Jay - Apr 27, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to present the sensational Broadway icon LIZ CALLAWAY in her stellar cabaret act as the third offering in the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. A Tony® Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, LIZ CALLAWAY's cabaret features her favorite Broadway show tunes, songs from movie musicals and pop hits from the 1960s. Having performed to rave reviews at venues from New York's Rainbow & Stars and Metropolitan Room, to the Donmar Warehouse in London, LIZ CALLAWAY brings her crystal-clear Broadway belt to Ventura for three performances only, Saturday,May 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Presents American Premiere of eXtrasPhoto Flash: Rubicon Theatre Presents American Premiere of eXtras
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Following a critically hailed, highly successful extended run of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rubicon Theatre Company continues the 2015-2016 Season with another American premiere -- eXtras  by Sabina Berman. Loosely adapted from Marie Jones' Olivier Award-winning comedy Stones in His Pockets, eXtras is the hilarious story of what happens when a Hollywood film company descends upon a small California/Mexico border town to shoot a major motion picture, wreaking havoc on the fragile ecosystem of the community.  eXtras will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 1 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. (more...)

18-Year-Old Wins DADDY LONG LEGS 'Give A Girl Her Chance' Contest18-Year-Old Wins DADDY LONG LEGS 'Give A Girl Her Chance' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical Daddy Long Legs, are pleased to announce the winner of the 'Give A Girl Her Chance' contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. (more...)

Bruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at RubiconBruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Following a critically hailed, highly successful extended run of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rubicon Theatre Company continues the 2015-2016 Season with another American premiere -- eXtras by Sabina Berman. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

 Rubicon Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete cast of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?, part of the second year of the annual Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series. Celebrating the music of George and Ira Gershwin, one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? is presented for three performances only, Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RAGTIME at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaBWW Reviews: RAGTIME at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Cary Ginell - Mar 25, 2016

At the beginning of Act II of Ragtime, Terrence McNally's masterful musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow's novel, journeyman pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., decimated by the murder of his beloved Sarah, sings, 'Say goodbye to music / Say goodbye to light.' This sums up my feelings about Theater League's production of Ragtime, which arrived for a brief four-day stay at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday night. The original 1998 Broadway production won a Tony Award for Best Score, but many patrons who packed the Fred Kavli Theatre on opening night were dismayed to discover that Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's sumptuous, moving songs were being played from pre-recorded synthesized music tracks. Despite superb performances from the entire cast, Theater League's Ragtime suffers greatly from this omission, which was apparently a decision of Phoenix Entertainment, the independent theatrical producing and management enterprise in charge of producing the show. (more...)

VIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS Celebrates 200th Off-Broadway PerformanceVIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS Celebrates 200th Off-Broadway Performance
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016

Stars Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin shared celebratory cake with Tuesday night's audience members. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Extends Contest DeadlineDADDY LONG LEGS Extends Contest Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, the producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, are pleased to announce the deadline extension of their "Give A Girl Her Chance" Contest, which will gift an Off-Broadway debut to one talented young woman. The contest submission due date will now be Monday, March 28th at 11:59pm, and the age limit for submissions has been removed. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway TonightDADDY LONG LEGS to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

DADDY LONG LEGS celebrates their 200th performance on Tuesday, March 22nd at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues in its second year with a weekend concert celebrating one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, George and Ira Gershwin. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? will be presented for two nights only on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26Rubicon Theatre Extends THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Through March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed American premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton, adapted from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson that also inspired the legendary John Ford 1962 film, will extend through Saturday, March 26 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set against the backdrop of the American West. (more...)

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