South Coast Repertory News

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKENMUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

Jeffrey Hatcher's Haunting DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Appears at Orlando Shakespeare TheaterJeffrey Hatcher's Haunting DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Appears at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Set on the streets of Victorian London, Jeffrey Hatcher's play honors Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," while adding a complex interpretation of depravity, lust, love, and horror. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde appears from October 12 to November 13, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Matrix Teen Theatre Members Proudly Premiere Results of their Playwriting IntensiveMatrix Teen Theatre Members Proudly Premiere Results of their Playwriting Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Matrix Theatre Teen Company members spent the summer working with renowned playwright Noah Haidle to independently write original plays. The plays will be presented as readings at a two evening showcase, Writers' Blocks, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 pm at Matrix Theatre Company. Matrix Theatre Company is located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of Detroit's Mexicantown. Ticket prices are $8 adults, $5 students and seniors. To order tickets, or for further information, go to www.matrixtheatre.org, or call 313 967 0599. Some content is suitable for adult audiences. (more...)

Off-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardsOff-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (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...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old GlobeBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Review: Outstanding ALL THE WAY Stirs at South Coast RepertoryBWW Review: Outstanding ALL THE WAY Stirs at South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 19, 2016

Right at the start of Robert Schenkkan's mesmerizing Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY---now playing in an outstanding new production at Orange County's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through October 2---actor Hugo Armstrong is introduced in what would become one of the most powerful, fiery acting performances I have witnessed on this very stage. Commanding, and yet remarkably relatable without ever traversing caricature, Armstrong deftly portrays one of American History's most complex leaders, our 36th President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Armstrong's powerhouse portrayal is the explosive epicenter of a richly dense, dialogue-heavy drama that recounts the rocky 11-month period leading up to Johnson's re-election as the leader of the world's most powerful nation. The play spends its entirety focusing on this contentious time which finds Johnson pushing for the passage of the Civl Rights Act---which itself incites a tug-of-war between his longtime pro-segregation Dixiecrat friends and the African-American community lobbying for rights that have been long overdue. (more...)

Chance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHINGChance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the exciting and wondrous The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Boy at the Edge of Everything will begin October 13 and continue through October 23, on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two WeeksAtlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

MARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-BroadwayMARIE AND ROSETTA Extends by Two Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of  GIVE IT ALL BACKCasting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the second production in its 2016/17 season: Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. (more...)

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsCasting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director and Terry Dwyer, Segerstrom Center President. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score. In the Los Angeles Times review from last year's inaugural Center performance, it declared, "Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has made his own Christmas miracle: a joyful 'Nutcracker' ballet that is ravishing and clever enough to inspire multiple viewings." (more...)

Mile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next WeekMile Square Theatre's 7TH INNING STRETCH Starts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Impro Theatre Presents L.A. NOIR UNSCRIPTEDImpro Theatre Presents L.A. NOIR UNSCRIPTED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The award-winning Impro Theatre continues its 10th Anniversary Season with a one-time-only production of L.A. Noir UnScripted at the Ford Theatres.  The completely improvised performance will take place in the newly renovated 1200-seat amphitheatre in the Hollywood Hills, on October 14 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Adkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg FellowsAdkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Lark named five New York City-based playwrights as Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2016-17 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the Aca-Awesome Ensemble of IN TRANSIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

?The ensemble cast is made up of plenty of Broadway veterans, but some new faces as well. Get to know the full gang with some of their past performances below! (more...)

IVRT Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA in ClaremontIVRT Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA in Claremont
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Set in Paris in the 1930s, Victor/Victoria tells the story of talented singer Victoria Grant, down on her luck and out of a job, only to change her identity (and gender!) to become the toast of Paris as 'Count Victor of Poland,' a man who imitates a woman in the local cabaret. Amy Gillette will portray Victor/Victoria, the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1980 Blake Edwards movie of the same name. Ron Hastings plays the role of Toddy, played in the movie by Robert Preston. This musical won the IVRT audience poll and is being produced by IVRT for two nights and one matinee only, on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28 at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Kathleen Turner-Led THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena StageCast, Creative Team Set for Kathleen Turner-Led THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

As previously announced, iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater to star in Joan Didion's one-woman drama The Year of Magical Thinking, adapted from her 2005 bestselling memoir of the same title. (more...)

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