Simon Levy News

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  John Benitz Talks IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, Presented at Kennedy Center in Honor of Memorial DayBWW Interviews: John Benitz Talks IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, Presented at Kennedy Center in Honor of Memorial Day
by Jennifer Perry - May 15, 2015

Director John Benitz, who has been with the show since making its world premiere at Chapman University where he teaches, graciously answered a few questions over email about the project, and how it came to the Kennedy Center, what draws him to the material, and what experience the show will offer to Kennedy Center audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I AND YOU at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at I AND YOU at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass - unaware that a much deeper mystery has brought them together. The Los Angeles premiere of I and You byLauren Gunderson, winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, opens on April 11at the Fountain Theatre, directed by Robin Larsen. Scroll down for a first look at the stars onstage! (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance's THE GREAT GATSBY Opens 4/7Gainesville Theatre Alliance's THE GREAT GATSBY Opens 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Montana Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBY, 4/12Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Montana Repertory Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBY, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Montana Repertory Theatre's new theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3pm. F. Scott Fitzgerald's captivating story of romance and betrayal is brought to life in Simon Levy's finely crafted adaptation for the stage. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

I AND YOU Runs 4/11-6/14 at Fountain TheatreI AND YOU Runs 4/11-6/14 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass - unaware that a much deeper mystery has brought them together. The Los Angeles premiere of I and You by Lauren Gunderson, winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, opens on April 11 at the Fountain Theatre, directed by Robin Larsen. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & MoreHilberry Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: CLYBOURNE PARK, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre announced its 2015-16 Season Friday during the opening night festivities for Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, An Enemy of the People. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

REBORN Doll Artists to Lead Discussion at Fountain Theatre, 3/8REBORN Doll Artists to Lead Discussion at Fountain Theatre, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

'Reborn' doll artists Amy Karich and LaJuana Hawkins will lead a discussion at the Fountain Theatre on Sunday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m., following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. Admission to the discussion is free and open to the public. (Ticket purchase required to attend play performance.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: REBORNING Stuns in Its Brilliant Execution of Its Strange, Unsettling SubjectBWW Reviews: REBORNING Stuns in Its Brilliant Execution of Its Strange, Unsettling Subject
by Gil Kaan - Feb 1, 2015

Playwright Zayd Dohrn dazzlingly attacks, dissects and vividly presents the unusual concept of reborn dolls in the Fountain Theatre's powerfully, intriguing Los Angeles premiere of his Reborning. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening TodayPhoto Flash: Sat at the Fountain Presents LA Premiere of REBORNING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Tacoma Little Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBYPhoto Flash: First Look- Tacoma Little Theatre's THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Below, get a first look at Tacoma Little Theatre's production of THE GREAT GATSBY! (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, Opening 1/23Montana Repertory Theatre to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, Opening 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Montana Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre-in-residence in the School of Theatre & Dance at The University of Montana, is pleased to announce the opening of its forty-seventh consecutive national touring season with the production of The Great Gatsby by Simon Levy. The Great Gatsby will play in Missoula for a limited run prior to the national tour, which begins in February and travels the country through April. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, 1/23-2/8Tacoma Little Theatre to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, 1/23-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Tacoma Little Theatre takes you back to The Jazz Age with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY, with direction by Dale Westgaard. (more...)

REBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain TheatreREBORNING Begins Next Month at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Launching the Fountain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season, Simon Levy directs Kristin Carey, Ryan Doucette, Joanna Strapp - and some very unusual, one-of-a-kind dolls - in the Los Angeles premiere of Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. How far would you go to create a family? A darkly funny psychological thriller that takes an unsettling look at work, motherhood and the power of healing, Reborning opens at the Fountain Theatre on Jan. 24. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Launch New Program with EXPLORE THE GREAT GATSBYTacoma Little Theatre to Launch New Program with EXPLORE THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Tacoma Little Theatre is taking a key step in redefining its educational mission, with the trial of a new program which will be part of its upcoming production of Simon Levy's stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at EnsembleBWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Nov 17, 2014

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THE GREAT GATSBY Opens Tonight at Cincinnati ShakespeareTHE GREAT GATSBY Opens Tonight at Cincinnati Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens their 2014-2015 season with the highly anticipated production of the Regional Premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble of actors including Jared Joplin, Justin McCombs, Sara Clark and Kelly Mengelkoch. The Ensemble is generously sponsored by BKD and Taft and the Design is sponsored by Legg Mason. (more...)

Heights Players Present THE GREAT GATSBY, Now thru 9/21Heights Players Present THE GREAT GATSBY, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Heights Players 59th season opens with great exuberance as the New York premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, takes the stage in Brooklyn Heights. This elegant and exquisite production celebrates one of the most iconoclastic portrayals of the American Dream by one of the most famous American authors of all time. The Great Gatsby - the novel that defined the Jazz Age - opens tonight, September 5th and runs through September 21st. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE GREAT GATSBYPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens their 2014-2015 season with the highly anticipated production of the Regional Premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble of actors including Jared Joplin, Justin McCombs, Sara Clark and Kelly Mengelkoch. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Heights Players to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, 9/5-21Heights Players to Present THE GREAT GATSBY, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The Heights Players 59th season opens with great exuberance as the New York premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, takes the stage in Brooklyn Heights. This elegant and exquisite production celebrates one of the most iconoclastic portrayals of the American Dream by one of the most famous American authors of all time. The Great Gatsby - the novel that defined the Jazz Age - opens on Friday, September 5th and runs through September 21st. (more...)

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