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San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDINGSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, 'The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding' as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play 'The Dybbuk' by S. Ansky. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Proudly Presents Public Works SeattleSeattle Repertory Theatre Proudly Presents Public Works Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the highly anticipated launch of Public Works Seattle. One of Artistic Director Braden Abraham's first major new artistic initiatives, Public Works Seattle creates theatre of the people, by the people, and for the people of our region. Adapted from the nationally recognized model built by New York City's prestigious The Public Theatre, this program seeks to engage audiences in new ways by making them creators and not just spectators. In September 2017, Seattle Rep will produce a large-scale production featuring over 100 community members on the Bagley Wright Stage, and today marks the celebratory public launch of this inaugural program's preparation. (more...)

Seattle Rep Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski Directs Ellen McLaughlin's IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERSSeattle Rep Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski Directs Ellen McLaughlin's IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Marya Sea Kaminski, Associate Artistic Director at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and graduate of the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program, is returning to her Alma Matter to direct Ellen McLaughlin's modern adaptation of the Fall of the House of Atreus, Iphigenia and Other Daughters. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOYGeorge Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald MarguliesGeffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Barrow Street Theatre Presents BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSBarrow Street Theatre Presents BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Begins Tonight: Drew Droege and Michael Urie at Barrow Street!BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Begins Tonight: Drew Droege and Michael Urie at Barrow Street!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to New York for a three night limited engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) this weekend from September 16 through September 18 before transferring to Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This DecemberCOME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Programming for 2017 SeasonCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Announces Programming for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater today announced plans for its 2017 season, which will feature two of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking comedies, the Bruns debut of one of Tennessee Williams' most poignant and enduring works, and a vibrantly theatrical adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, by Oakland native Marcus Gardley in its West Coast premiere. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUNFull Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere New Drama ROZ + RAYTickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere New Drama ROZ + RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Roz and Ray follows the close, turbulent relationship between Roz, a pediatric physician and Ray, the single father of two hemophiliac boys. Caught in a devastating chapter of medical and queer history rooted in the 1970s and 80s, this brilliant doctor and devoted parent struggle together over impossible choices. Can they 'do no harm' while saving the children they love? (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet Yet Powerful WINTER'S TALE from Seattle ShakesBWW Review: Sweet Yet Powerful WINTER'S TALE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Sep 12, 2016

There are some productions of Shakespeare which need all the flashy costumes and sets and transplanting to non-traditional times and places in order to make the show shine. And then there are productions like the outstanding production of "The Winter's Tale" currently being offered from Seattle Shakespeare Company where they've assembled such a talented cast and crew, innately fluent with the meaning of the show, who only require a few chairs and platforms and where the flash would just get in the way. It's those shows that remind us why we love theater when a group of actors can mesmerize us with their words. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITIBerkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti by playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where the play had its world premiere in June, The Last Tiger in Haiti begins previews Friday, October 14 and the show runs through Sunday, November 27. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, October 21. (more...)

Seattle Rep to Reinvigorate A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Help from Playwright's Original DraftsSeattle Rep to Reinvigorate A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Help from Playwright's Original Drafts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed classic A Raisin in the Sun. Helmed by Seattle actor and director, Timothy McCuen Piggee, A Raisin in the Sun will run September 30-October 30, 2016 (opening night is October 5, 2016) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenn Colella & Rodney Hicks of COME FROM AWAY at Ford's TheatreBWW Interview: Jenn Colella & Rodney Hicks of COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Sep 2, 2016

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers-spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances. Jenn Colella and Rodney Hicks are deep in rehearsals for the D.C. premiere of COME FROM AWAY and took some time out to chat about their experience with the show. (more...)

Form Theatricals and Celebration Theatre to Present BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSForm Theatricals and Celebration Theatre to Present BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

After sold out runs across the country, Drew Droege (Drunk History, Bob's Burgers, and the internet's 'Chloe') returns to Los Angeles due to demand, high on the heels of a run in New York at the Barrow Street Theater, with Bright Colors And Bold Patterns at the Celebration Theatre (6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038) from September 26 through November 14, every Monday at 8pm.            (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National TourAdam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

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